Deepest condolences to the Valbuena family. One of the most contagious smiles to be around that I was fortunate enough to share the field with. May we all learn a lesson to play the game with the passion and spirit that you did. May you Rest In Peace! #BatFlipKing pic.twitter.com/E7tgb1uA3V— Justin Anderson (@janderson_22) December 7, 2018Increíble despertarse con este tipo de noticias, una dura para todos los que conociamos a Luis, una excelente persona, humilde. Paz a tu alma hermano, aca extrañaremos tu alegría!— Ender Inciarte (@enderinciartem) December 7, 2018Man I’m truly sick about this. When i saw you last calling the angels game you told me how well i was doing and that you were proud of me. Rest in heaven my brother. pic.twitter.com/QM1UMOuiyi— Dontrelle Willis (@DTrainMLB) December 7, 2018Sad to wake up to the news of the loss of teammate Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo. Praying for their families to find comfort in such a difficult time. You will be missed ValBueeeeeena 😔— Rene Rivera (@ReneRivera13) December 7, 2018RIP Luuuuuu… I will miss you brotha. Gone way too soon. Great teammate and great person. Every day he would have a smile that would light up the room. pic.twitter.com/YA9WghcLYB— Tyler Skaggs (@TylerSkaggs37) December 7, 2018💔 https://t.co/a6V1piBdMs— Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) December 7, 2018 This one hurts 😢 Rest In Peace mi Hermano 🙏🏾A post shared by Eric Young Jr (@itseyjr) on Dec 7, 2018 at 5:39am PST Terrible news to wake up to! My prayers go out to both families 🙏🏽🙏🏽. This is sad day losing a friend and two members of the baseball family https://t.co/1g26hVjUEd— Edwin Jackson (@EJ36) December 7, 2018 View this post on Instagram MORE: Notable sports deaths of 2018″The Astros family lost two young men yesterday, entirely too soon,” the Astros said in a statement released by the team. “During his two seasons in Houston, Luis was an extremely popular player with his teammates and the Astros staff. He was a productive player on the field and played a key role in the Astros run to the postseason in 2015. Off the field, he was a warm and friendly presence to all who interacted with him. Jose’s time with the Astros was brief, but he also had a positive impact on those around him. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends.” View this post on Instagram Valbuena and Castillo’s deaths drew reactions from people that knew them best — fellow MLB players and the people who covered them.Here’s how they were remembered by those that were close to them.MLB players and teamsWe are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Pirates infielder José Castillo.Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/yKw7soe8Ic— Pirates (@Pirates) December 7, 2018We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Angel Luis Valbuena and former MLB infielder José Castillo. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones during this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/GxegOtJXuB— Angels (@Angels) December 7, 2018We are so very deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Astros players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones. https://t.co/DsFivc3KgH pic.twitter.com/DQazSdUlZr— Houston Astros (@astros) December 7, 2018Reaction from @ajhinch & @jluhnow regarding deaths of Valbuena & Castillo #khou11 #htownrush pic.twitter.com/mUIg9HuI9e— Jason Bristol (@JBristolKHOU) December 7, 2018Woke up to news that my scheduled start tonight is cancelled because 2 of the opposing players were in a fatal accident. One of them a former teammate. Very sobering news. My thoughts are with the families and teammates of José Castillo and Luis Valbuena. pic.twitter.com/UEuaSwquxg— Rick Teasley 銳力 (@ItAintEasy37) December 7, 2018Absolutely devastated by the news of Luis’ passing. He was such a huge piece of our success story with the @astros…but more than that, he was a husband, father, teammate and friend. Rest easy, brother 💔 pic.twitter.com/WiVx0e1h6O— Collin McHugh (@Collin_McHugh) December 7, 2018 View this post on Instagram Que mala noticia ver que nuestros hermanos Luis Valbuena y Jose Castillo nos dejaron muy temprano. Mi más sentido pesame para las Familias Valbuena y Castillo. Terrible news to hear that our brothers Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo have left us early. My deepest condolences to the Valbuena and Castillo Families.A post shared by Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) on Dec 7, 2018 at 6:51am PST The MLB community lost two of its members Friday when free agent infielder Luis Valbuena and former player Jose Castillo died together in a car accident. Valbuena was 33 and Castillo was 37.They had played in a winter league game in Venezuela Thursday night along with winter league teammate Carlos Rivero, according to reports. The car was being driven by Rivero’s driver when the car collided with a rock. Rivero and his driver survived the crash. So sad for this news, God has a good place for you in heaven mi amigo, all My condolences to the Valbuena and Castillo’s family #ripbrotherA post shared by Danny Salazar (@danny.salazar31) on Dec 6, 2018 at 10:47pm PSTMedia membersI woke up hoping it wasn’t real. This may be the only time I ever saw Luis Valbuena not wearing his big smile. RIP. https://t.co/6it3NVHUQS— Julia Morales (@JuliaMorales) December 7, 2018One of the only things Luis Valbuena tweeted in the last three years was this photo of him paying tribute to Jose Fernandez. How tragic that he is now gone, too. https://t.co/tPsum6G7lh— Gabrielle (@gfstarr1) December 7, 2018Hay cosas que solo quedan aceptarlas. ¡Hasta cuando! Descansen en paz. Luis Valbuena y José Castillo. #RodillaEnSuelo— Ernesto Jerez (@EJerezESPN) December 7, 2018Every day, every single day he had a smile on his face, happiness in his heart & a genuine interest in making others feel the same. He treated everyone with respect, sincerity,and his wonderful gift of humor. Every day, every single day. #RIP @adan_jome. pic.twitter.com/S3vCTyuUXQ— Tim Mead (@TMead2002) December 7, 2018Luis Valbuena loved two things: his teammates and baseball.“If you’re a good person, a good kid, you want everything for them.”On his tragic death: https://t.co/R4NDlPl6FO— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) December 7, 2018
Two new pieces of equipment have been installed to help prevent residents of Dawson Creek from speeding.- Advertisement -Recently, the city of Dawson Creek installed two new solar powered radar systems, which record and display the speed of oncoming traffic. The two new radars have been installed at both ends of 17th St, monitoring both entrances into the city from rural areas. Both are located within school zones, where speeding is a main concern for safety.Speeding in school zones is a major safety issue, as the speed limit is 30 km/h, but often drivers will exceed that limit, driving at 50-60 km/h. Dawson Creek currently only owns two of these radar systems, but is looking to purchase more in the near future.
1 Dele Alli playing for Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Dele Alli more than deserves the PFA Young Player of the Year award, having seen the young midfielder excel in the Premier League this season.The 19-year-old has played 43 games for Spurs this term, scoring seven goals and registering 11 assists.He has been a key figure in the North London club’s rise to Premier League challengers, and his form on the domestic stage has been rewarded with international recognition.Alli won his first cap for the senior England side in October – coming on for three minutes against Estonia – and he has since featured five times in all, scoring one goal, and becoming a guaranteed starter for the Three Lions at the European Championship this summer.Alongisde teammates Eric Dier and Harry Kane, Alli is considered one of the favourites for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, and Pochettino believes the former MK Dons star would deserve the title if he receives it at the end of this season.When asked about Alli winning the award, Pochettino said: “It would be fantastic. I think Dele Alli deserves it.“A lot of things have happened during the season. It would be a big achievement for him and the club.”Dier has been performing well alongside Alli in the Tottenham midfield, but he is risking a suspension – being just one yellow card away from his 10th of the season.Losing the young holding midfielder would be a real blow to Pochettino, but the Argentine boss insists he will not be holding back when the Lilywhites take on Manchester United this weekend.“He’s a very clever player but in football you can get a yellow card,” the head coach explained about Dier.“It’s a big risk for him but we have a strong squad. In football you always need to play 100 per cent and give your best without thinking too much.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Victoria G. MyersProgressive Farmer Senior EditorAs fall calving season wraps, many producers avoid the cost of carrying less-productive cows over the winter months by culling the herd. It’s a sensible thing to do, but it’s also traditionally the time of year when the cull market is at its lowest. What are the options this year?Start with a herd assessment. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University emeritus Extension animal scientist, stresses this should be a well-informed. Cull cows represent about 20% of the gross income for any commercial cow operation these days.“Ranchers need to make certain cow culling is done properly and profitably,” he says. “Selling cull cows when they will return the most income to the rancher requires knowledge about cull cow health and body condition. Proper cow culling will reduce the chance a cow carcass is condemned at the packing plant and becomes a money drain for the entire beef industry.”MAKE A SMART ASSESSMENTDecide whether or not to cull, based not just on the projected availability of cheap winter feed and space (although these are key consideration) but also on the individual animal’s pluses and minuses for the business as a whole.1. AGE. First, think about longevity. Selk points out data from large ranches in Florida indicates cows are consistent rebreeders through about 8 years of age, with the most consistent decline after the 10-year mark. “Start to watch for reasons to cull a cow at about age 8,” he says. “By the time she is 10, look at her very closely and consider culling. As she reaches her 12th year, plan to cull her before she has health problems, or is in very poor body condition.”Selk adds it’s also important to look at older cows’ mouths, to be sure they are sound and able to harvest the forage needed to maintain body condition and stay strong enough to reproduce.2. CANCER EYE. Eye health is a key area to assess, and it can be one of the more common causes of condemned beef carcasses. Eye tumors often start as small pinkish growths in the eye. Also, be on the lookout for cows with heavy wart infestations around the eye socket.3. FEET AND LEGS. Cows with feet and/or leg issues should be considered early for culling. If culling soon after injury, make sure to follow required withdrawal time post treatment.4. BAD UDDERS. Quality of udders impacts a cow’s productivity and should be part of the cull-assessment. An OSU study found cows with one or two dry quarters had calves with severely reduced weaning weights (50-60 pounds). This is also a heritable trait. Also consider whether udders are “large, funnel-shaped” and/or have weak suspension. Select against these faults to improve the cow herd over time.5. BODY CONDITION. The smart move is to cull a cow long before she is in poor body condition. Thin cows will have much lower salvage value, and they will often decline further in transit. Their inability to remain standing for long periods can lead to bruising, excessive carcass trim, increased condemnations and even death.6. TEMPERAMENT. Just cull those wild cattle, it will make it easier on everyone.7. OPEN COWS. Unless you’ve got a good reason not to, cull open cows or those that don’t fit your calving season.CULL COW MARKETOnce the herd has been assessed for culls, what are analysts saying about pricing and market windows?Tanner Aherin, CattleFax analyst, says there’s a lot of data to help producer’s focus in on what have generally been the best times to sell cull cows.Over the last 20 years, average utility prices for cull cows averaged a 20% break from the January through August high, to the fall low. The last 5 of those years, the drop has been closer to the 25% mark. The cull market has not dipped below $50/cwt since 2010.Many years, retaining ownership on cull cows until February pays dividends for producers. This year Aherin says he still sees risk ahead, but adds there are a couple of factors on the horizon that may be more supportive of this market.“We could get below $50 per hundredweight, but there are a couple of factors more supportive to the market, and prices may not have to get that cheap,” he says. “Dairy margins are improving, so there may not be as many of them on the market. Also, if that Tyson plant comes back on line in the next two months it will open up more space for cows and bulls.”That said, he adds the next 6 to 8 weeks are where he sees the biggest risk ahead, based on seasonal patterns.“We look back over 39 years of data, and three-fourths of the time you add value to cows if you wait. I think that will still be the case this year, although it might not be as significant as it has been in years’ past. But it is likely there will be at least modest profitability in retaining cull cows until later in the winter or early spring.”Like Selk, Aherin stresses this decision has to be individually assessed, operation by operation.“Look at your input costs. Can you add weight economically? Do you have cheap feed needed to add weight? That is the biggest consideration. Also look at whether you have room to winter her for the next few months,” those are the two key questions.Victoria G. Myers can be reached at [email protected] her on Twitter @myersPF(SK/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
On November 21, steeplechase athlete Sudha Singh was among the most recognised sportspersons in the country.Her face, beaming after receiving an Asian Games gold medal at Guangzhou in China, was splashed on the front pages of just about every newspaper in the country.She was on every news channel, and later that week, news magazines gushed about how India’s small towns had given rise to one more sporting hero.But less than a month later, on December 18, Singh has had to face the humiliation of being offered a cash reward in exchange for her silence after the Uttar Pradesh sports minister Ayodhya Prashad Pal failed to recognise her at a women’s cross country race his own office had invited her for.”Sudha Singh, who? I don’t know anyone by this name,” Pal said after being told that Singh – who, by the cruelest of ironies, was the chief guest for the event – had arrived at the Charbagh Stadium in Lucknow. It was not just the minister; even the race organisers did not recognise her when she reached the stadium at 6 am, braving the winter chill as the race was to be flagged off at 7 am. Later in the day, in an apparent attempt to pacify the sporting hero, a district sports official offered her a cash reward ” for her achievement at the Asian Games”. ” I reached the venue at around 6 am,” Singh said from the K. D. Singh Babu Stadium where she walked off in a huff after being humiliated at the cross- country race. ” Being an athlete myself, I know what goes through a participant’s mind in this chilly weather if the event is delayed.advertisementBut the minister came an hour later.By this time, the authorities had not only ignored me, they did not even allow me to stand close to the race’s starting point.” An infuriated Singh tried to meet Pal when he arrived and other senior sports officials, but was not allowed to even get close to them. ” That’s why I left the venue even before it was flagged off by the minister,” she said.After the local media got to know of this and highlighted the story, Singh says she received a call from an officer from the district sports authority who tried to pacify her. ” The officer did not tell me his name, but offered a cash reward from the state government for my gold medal at the Asian Games,” Singh told MAIL TODAY. ” He apologised for the incident saying that the minister was not aware that I was a guest. He also said the minister was in a hurry as he had to attend the funeral of a relative.” Singh said she was extremely upset at the treatment meted out to her after she brought sporting glory to India. ” It is a shame that those bringing laurels to the country and the state are not recognised by their own people,” she added.She said she was so disturbed by the incident that she refused to take part in another programme where some Bollywood celebrities were supposed to perform and left for Rae Bareli, her home town ( though, as a Railway employee, she is posted at Mumbai).”Cricket is the only religion in India,” she later said. “We athletes do not get much importance or recognition despite the fact that we bring more laurels for the country in international events than cricketers.” The race organiser denied that it was they who had humiliated her at the race. They said the athlete was probably annoyed because of the behaviour of the government staff.”We provided her a Mumbai-Lucknow air ticket so that she could come for the event,” said Sudha Vajpayee, a member of the organising committee. ” She felt hurt because of the behaviour of the government staff there, not because of us.” The Sudha Singh incident is not an isolated one. In September this year, soon after wrestler Sushil Kumar won the world championship, Union sports minister M. S. Gill failed to recognise his coach Satpal, himself a 1982 Asian Games gold medallist.After the 2008 Olympics at Beijing, Gill had failed to recognise P. Gopichand, the coach of World No 2 badminton player Saina Nehwal and himself an All- England champion. ” Who are you,” Gill asked Gopichand when he and Saina had gone to meet the minister.P. T. Usha’s ordealLegendary athlete P. T. Usha broke down after she was shabbily treated at the national athletics meet in Bhopal in 2009.The sprint queen first had to wait at the airport for almost four hours before some officials from the Sports Authority of India ( SAI) arrived.advertisementThe officials did not provide her a room in a city hotel and had instead arranged her stay at the SAI hostel. She found the accommodation sub- standard.
Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia’s Paul Lee has long established himself as one of the elite players in the PBA after breaking into the scene as the top rookie of the 2011-2012 season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lee’s celebration, however, was shortlived when the Hotshots lost to Alaska, 90-76, in Game 4 of the finals and that defeat tied the series at 2-2.It was Magnolia’s second straight loss, negating the momentum from its 2-0 start in the title round.“Of course I’m very happy with this award but I’d be even happier if we can win the championship,” said Lee who finished with 14 points and eight rebound but was cold from the field shooting at a 4-of-13 clip.“Because all of this won’t mean anything if we can’t win the championship.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Honorio Banario surprised, honored to get belt promotion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 He is also a one-time Finals MVP with Rain or Shine and part of the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup champion team and on Wednesday he added another hardware to his growing collection.Lee won his first Best Player of the Conference plum of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, but the veteran guard deflected the credit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“There are a lot of players who deserve that award and we all know that,” said Lee Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I just got lucky because I’m in the finals and my chances got better because of it.”“But we all know there are also others who deserve this award.” TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
footballindian footballsunil chhetri First Published: October 12, 2019, 1:59 PM IST Kolkata: Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri on Saturday said he turned vegan for better recovery and digestion, adding the realisation of a better diet as he grows older is secret behind his supreme fitness.India’s record goalscorer Chhetri at 35, is still the team’s go-to-man when in need for goals. Against Oman in their World Cup qualifying opener, the diminutive striker scored the only goal to take his tally to 72 international goals, thus becoming the fifth-highest international goalscorer from Asia of all time. India lost 1-2 but their spirited display under head coach Igor Stimac drew praise. India followed it up with a famous 0-0 draw against Asian champions Qatar, a match in which Chhetri could not take part due to illness.”I have become vegan — I don’t take dairy or meat. But it has helped me a lot in terms of recovery and digestion,” Chhetri said days ahead of India’s third Group E World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh here at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on October 15.”As I grew older, and as I had more knowledge and met more people who could help me, I kept making those positive changes. And because I was getting older, it was easier to calm my desperation, or my desire to cheat on diet,” said the iconic forward.”My diet has kept on improving. It’s not that I was as strict as today some 10 years back. But it’s also not that 10 years back I was eating everything, and anything. So as every year passed by, I kept making changes, being strict on myself.”When you are younger it’s actually a bit difficult. When you are younger you eat a lot of things out of desire. As you grow older, you understand that these are the things which you should not, and these are the things you should.”When I was 25 and I was told to eat 6 pieces of potato every day, someday it would be 8, someday it would be 10. Not that it’s going to make a big difference. But now when I am told by my nutritionist that you get to eat 6 pieces a day, it’s 6. Done! These things really help you when you grow older because by now you have understood what works for you, and it’s easier to be more disciplined. That is where probably when people who are 30 plus do well.”Chhetri said the realisation dawned on him during his stints with American soccer outfit Sporting Kansas City and Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon.”The awareness crept up after my stint with Sporting Lisbon. When I was in Kansas in the US, there was a little slight change but as I said as I was young – I didn’t go deep into it. I followed it but not religiously. Then when I went to Sporting Lisbon, I saw that it’s common in Europe about what they eat. It was there that I became stricter,” said Chhetri who now plies his trade for Indian Super League (ISL) champions Bengaluru FC.Asked whether he occasionally eats sweets, Chhetri said: “It’s been over one and a half years. Both I have indulged on two momentous occasions, the first time I gave in was after BFC won the ISL; and the next time I had a bite was after we drew our away match with Qatar. You need to understand what works best for your own body. In fact, there have been occasions when people put slices of cake in my mouth. But I never gulped it, but went to the washroom to rinse out (smiles).”Married to Sonam, Chhetri informed his wife is not vegan and enjoys her non-vegetarian dishes but it is her support towards his lifestyle that keeps the Indian goal-machine going.”It would be wrong to say that it has come into effect only after she became my wife. That’s why I am completely happy, and so much in peace that I did get married to her. Does she eat what I eat.”Well, off-course. Not because she has to, but because she gives me company. But yeah she is not a vegan, and every now and then, she enjoys her prawns, and fish curries too. I am so much in peace that I did get married to her. The support from home has stayed the bedrock.”Talking about the team and their food habits, Chhetri said over the last decade all the players have become more conscious about what is on their plate.”The current crop of boys knows what to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat. They understand what is beneficial for them, and most importantly they stick to it. And it’s doesn’t end with the national team. It is percolating down to the clubs, and age group players as well.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Peace River North MLA, Dan Davies, echos the concerns that Bernier has on the issue saying that the Government is not providing enough time for public consultation on the draft and that stakeholders should have been included in the process.“It’s way too late. We’ve been asking for over a year now to be included in the consultation. We’ve been asking on behalf of stakeholders to be included in the consultations and now they have come out with a draft plan. Unfortunately, it’s a draft plan and all stakeholders should have a had a play in how that looked and how that’s rolled out.”Both Bernier and Davies feel that the Government will go ahead with the draft agreement and then consult with stakeholders after the fact.Bernier hopes that the Government will remove the short timeline they have given for consultation as stakeholders will need more time to provide comment and feedback on the draft agreement before they can accept it.“The Government needs to back away from this pressure that they have given to everybody in the Region, that they only have, basically, until the end of April to digest this and actually comment. Stakeholders and groups are going to need more time than that.”According to the Government, this draft is to offer temporary protection to the central caribou population in British Columbia while a long-term plan is developed. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With B.C., Ottawa, the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations reaching a recent draft agreement on caribou recovery, local MLAs are voicing their concerns.MLA for Peace River South, Mike Bernier, says he is concerned that the Government took a long time to release a draft and will not provide a long enough time frame for public consultation on the agreement.“The main issue and concern is that it has taken a long time for Government to actually release this draft. It’s taken a long time and now they’re only giving four or five weeks for the public, the local government, and stakeholders to comment.”
Mumbai: The key Indian equity indices opened on a negative note on Monday. At 9.33 a.m, the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange traded at 11,256.55, lower by 22.35 points or 0.20 per cent from the previous close of 11,278.90 points. The BSE Sensex traded at 37,454.25, lower by 8.74 or 0.02 per cent, from the previous close of 37,462.99 points. It opened at 37,491.30 and has so far touched an intra-day high of 37,505.66 and a low of 37,319 points.