Wizards top Raptors behind Beal, Wall

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I’d like to see him be more aggressive,” Brooks said before Friday’s game. “I can do my job, but he’s going to have to do his job.”The game was filled with some tense moments.All of about 2½ minutes in, Washington’s Markieff Morris and Toronto’s OG Anunoby needed to be separated after a near-fight. Morris hit the deck after getting fouled by Anunoby, then got up and shoved the Raptors rookie, before teammates and officials got between the two. Morris and Anunoby drew technicals.Early in the third quarter, Lowry was called for a flagrant foul when he swiped a hand across Beal’s forehead as the Wizards guard went in for a breakaway layup.Midway through that period, things nearly spiraled out of control. Beal grabbed at the ball when Jonas Valanciunas wouldn’t let it go after being called for an offensive foul. Several players got in each other’s faces, including Serge Ibaka and Wall, prompting the latter’s bodyguard to intercede. The episode ended without any punches thrown. Wall and Ibaka continued jawing at each other from a safe distance, drawing double techs, along with the “T″ given to Beal.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ As that scene unfolded on the court, spectators directed “U-S-A! U-S-A!” chants at the opponents from Canada, and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” blared over the arena’s speakers.Amid it all, the hosts just kept pulling further and further away. Washington led by as many as 22 points, at 98-76, late in the third, which ended 101-82.TIP-INSRaptors: G Fred VanVleet was out again because of a bruised right shoulder. The reserve missed Game 1, then was available for Game 2, but played only three minutes. “He looked good in practice and, for whatever reason, it was different in the game,” coach Dwane Casey said. “Couldn’t really catch the ball. Wasn’t effective shooting the ball or handling the ball. He’ll be day to day.”Wizards: Brooks announced before the game he would stick to his usual starting lineup. After Game 2, he had mentioned the possibility of dropping C Marcin Gortat in favor of F Mike Scott. Asked Friday why it even came up, Brooks replied: “When you don’t have good starts, and you’re in front of a microphone within five minutes after a game, anything is possible in your thought process.” Gortat responded with his best showing of these playoffs, contributing 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting.UP NEXT:Game 4 is at Washington on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Shaq attacks verse in new TV series Poetry in America Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after hitting a three-point basket during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Bradley Beal heeded his coach’s plea to “do his job” by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, his All-Star backcourt running mate John Wall delivered 28 points and 14 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 122-103 Friday night in an occasionally heated game to cut their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series deficit to 2-1.After letting the Raptors grab the first 2-0 series lead in franchise history, the Wizards came home and checked off every box coach Scott Brooks presented. They got Beal more involved after he made only three shots in Game 2; they actually led after the first quarter, 30-29; they played with enough defensive focus to get produce 19 turnovers by Toronto, leading to 28 points for Washington.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Add it all up, and it was a rare recent victory for Washington, which had lost seven of eight games dating to the regular season.DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 23 points on 10-for-22 shooting one game after scoring 37, and Kyle Lowry had 19 points and eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe start initially had the look of “Here we go again,” as Toronto moved ahead 27-18. The Raptors, after all, outscored Washington by an average of 11 points in the first period over Games 1 and 2. But this time, Washington responded with a 12-point run capped by Beal’s 3 with under a minute left.Beal scored 12 in the quarter a day after he, Wall and Brooks met to discuss ways to get the All-Star shooting guard more involved in the offense. Entering Friday, Beal was averaging only 14 points in the playoffs, well below his 22.6 average during the regular season. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

Baseball bat used in Saturday morning fight downtown

first_imgFort St. John RCMP says the suspect has been arrested, and charges have been forwarded. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. On July 22, 2012, at 2:43 a.m., a fight in the same location sent a male to hospital where he later died from extreme brain damage. Another man faces manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm charges in that case.- Advertisement –last_img

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011

first_imgFRIELThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of James Friel, 15 Lisowen Avenue, Buncrana. His remains are reposing at his home. Funeral from there tomorrow, Saturday, at 10.15am going to St Mary’s Church, Cockhill for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Donegal Hospice or Nazareth House Patient’s Comfort Fund. Family time from 11pm to 10am.ROONEY The death has taken place at the Donegal Community Hospital of Una Rooney, née Sweeney, 17 Drumcliffe Terreace, Donegal Town. Her remains are reposing at her daughter, Maura Caldwell’s home at Main Street, Donegal Town. Removal today at 6.30pm going to St Mary’s Church, Killymard for Mass at 7pm. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 11am Burial afterwards in Clar Cemetery.BOYLEThe tragic death has occurred of Martin Boyle, Toome, Lettermacaward and Chapel Road, Dungloe. His remains are reposing at McGlynn’s Funeral Home, Chapel Road. Removal from there today at 4pm going to St Brigid’s Church, Lettermacaward arriving at 5pm to repose overnight. Funeral Mass tomorrow at 11am with burial afterwards in the new graveyard.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011 was last modified: November 4th, 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:2011DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAYNOVEMBER 4last_img read more

Garda Ombudsman recieved 74 complaints against Donegal Gardai last year

first_imgThe Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) received 74 complaints against Gardai in Donegal last year, it has been revealed.It comes as complaints to the GSOC against gardai reduced last year.The most common matters complained of were an abuse of authority, neglect of duty, discourtesy, and non-fatal offences: allegations of a criminal offence listed in the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997, for example, assault, harassment or false imprisonment. The Garda watchdog undertook 17 public interest investigations, which were started by the organisation without a complaint or referral by the Garda Commissioner.National map of complaints (GSOC)There were 17 files sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), resulting in four directions to prosecute, nine directions for no prosecutions and four decisions pending at the end of 2018.There were also 24 protected disclosures were made to GSOC by members and/or employees of An Garda Siochana.The Garda Commissioner made 74 discipline sanctions on individual gardai following complaints to and/or investigations by GSOC. The watchdog report said: “Gardaí investigating themselves runs the risk that the investigation is seen as neither full nor fair.“This may do a disservice to the investigators but the lack of oversight on such investigations leaves the garda organisation open to challenge.“It is in the interests of the gardaí to be able to confirm that they do not investigate themselves so that when a decision not to prosecute/discipline a member over alleged misconduct is made, no suggestion of cover-up is able to be generated.“This is also an issue GSOC plans to pursue in 2019, especially as new legislation is being drafted and particularly in light of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland’s recommendation that all complaints should be investigated by the new oversight body.”Garda Ombudsman recieved 74 complaints against Donegal Gardai last year was last modified: May 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:AN GARDA SIOCHANAGardailast_img read more

Lumberjacks football anounces spring schedule

first_imgWhile the Humboldt State administration continues its search for a full-time head coach, the football team continues to forge ahead with the offseason work.This week, the Jacks released details of the upcoming spring schedule, including the annual Green and Gold Scrimmage, which will take place on April 21 at the Redwood Bowl.“The time has finally come to put the winter in the past and focus on the spring,” said interim head coach Damaro Wheeler. “It’s exciting to finally get back on the …last_img read more

Ex-Raiders punter hints Broncos may have caused his season-ending injury

first_imgOK, so maybe not all of Jon Gruden’s castoffs found a soft spot to land.Khalil Mack, Amari Cooper and Bruce Irvin, yes.Punter Marquette King, not so much.King, a flamboyant, expressive sort — he once drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for throwing a flag back at an official — averaged 46.8 yards per punt during his five seasons in Oakland. He was one of Gruden’s first casualties upon his return to the Raiders. “You can’t judge me by what you see on TV or social media,” King …last_img read more

Photos: Ex-49er cuts price on Danville mansion

first_imgFormer All-Pro lineman Larry Allen has slashed the price on his Danville, Calif. mansion to $6.3 million. It was originally listed for $7.5 million.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The estate in the Blackhawk Country Club gated community has seven bedrooms and eight baths over 10,116 square feet. It features a theater, indoor spa and sports court among many other amenities.The home was purchased in 2004 for $4.495 million, according to public records. Keri O’Reilly with The Agency …last_img read more

The Science of Atheism

first_imgScience news sites have recently included some unusual articles: reports about the science of atheism.  What can scientists say about atheism without leaving the domain of science altogether? The science of distrust:  PhysOrg reported a study from the University of British Columbia about why believers distrust atheists.  A sense of the feelings of the researchers can be seen in their title of their paper in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology – “Do You Believe in Atheists? Distrust is Central to Anti-Atheist Prejudice.”  Surveys of 350 American adults and 420 students found that atheists ranked lower in trustworthiness than Christians, Jews, Muslims, gay men and feminists – only rapists ranked comparably low.  “The researchers concluded that religious believer’s distrust – rather than dislike or disgust – was the central motivator of prejudice against atheists, adding that these studies offer important clues on how to combat this prejudice,” the article stated, mentioning also a Gallup poll that showed only 45% of Americans would vote for an atheist president.  If it’s a prejudice, it cannot be a well-thought-out position, can it?  Study co-author Ara Norenzayan said, “believers may consider atheists’ absence of belief as a public threat to cooperation and honesty.” Christmas for atheists:  They may feel it grounded in folly, but many atheists still celebrate Christmas.  Science Daily reported on a study by some researchers in Texas and New York why that is.  Some do it because they want to expose their children to a variety of belief systems, including religion.  Some do it to please a spouse.  Some do it because they “want a sense of moral community and behavior, even if they don’t agree with the religious reasoning.”  Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund, principal investigator for the paper published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (Dec. 2011), wanted to show that atheists do not typically indoctrinate their children one way or another.  “I think that understanding how nonreligious scientists utilize religion in family life demonstrates the important function they have in the U.S.,” she said. Stephanie Pappias at Live Science elaborated on the study.  “They may not find much meaning in the birth of Jesus Christ, but many atheists embrace religious traditions such as churchgoing for the sake of the children,” she wrote.  A survey of 275 participants from science faculty at 21 elite research universities found that 17% of atheists attend a religious service more than once a year, for “social and personal reasons.”  In fact, according to Pappias, 20% of atheists consider themselves “spiritual” in some sense, if not outwardly religious. The neurology of religion:  In another Live Science article, “Life’s Extremes: Atheists vs. Believers,” Adam Hadhazy explored what makes religion appealing to so many.  He looked to neuroscience and to evolution for answers.  The fact that religion has been so pervasive in human society since antiquity leads Andrew Newburg, author of a book How God Changes Your Brain to view religion as adaptive or serendipitous.  “This fact has led some researchers to suggest that a tendency toward religion is ‘built’ into our brains, perhaps as a byproduct of the development of complex cognitive abilities,” Hadhazy summarized. Hadhazy included a chart of religious belief, and then discussed how only a small percentage (around 1%) self-identify as atheists, and another small sliver (1-2%) call themselves agnostics among the religiously unaffiliated.  Then he considered “religious zealots.”  Among those are the 53% of churchgoers who believe the Bible literally, oppose homosexuality and abortion.  The “most zealous of the zealous” turn to violence, he said, implying a matter of degree, not of definition.  “To an extent, atheists and enthusiastic believers are products of their environment, so to speak,” but he didn’t speak to what extent, except in broad terms about “regional cultures” such as the Bible belt. If the most important point is usually saved for last, then Hadhazy’s emphasis was saved for his last sub-heading, “Religion and lack thereof in the brain.”  Here, he offered equal opportunity predestination: “Beyond regional influences, brain conditioning may also move an individual out of the mainstream of mild and moderate religiosity into atheism or zealotry.”  That final distinction, “atheism or zealotry,” seems instructive into his own bias.  Cannot atheists be zealots? The discussion degenerated into talk of a “god gene” and other such genetic predispositions to belief: “For both non-religious and religious people, then, reinforcement of a set of beliefs modifies the brain to accept information supportive of that system and reject information that goes against it.”  Hadhazy did not discuss whether similar reinforcement might predispose one to scientism. Who should analyze whom?  These reporters make a number of slips that reveal their bias.  For one, they speak of distrust of atheism as “prejudice.”  Uninformed conviction is the definition of prejudice.  What if the distrust is informed?  It might be informed, for instance, by knowledge of history.  One only need look back at the 20th century, where bloodbaths followed in the wake of tyrannical atheist regimes.  The French Revolution was another horror story that might engender a modicum of distrust.  One might also learn distrust by logical thinking.  With no ground for morals, can atheists be trusted? Another bias is where Hadhazy contrasted atheism and zealotry – the either-or fallacy in action.  To anyone who thinks, atheists can be zealots, and sincere believers can be rather passive and easygoing about their faith.  He draws a wrong contrast.  Similarly, Ecklund showed bias by wanting to rehabilitate the atheists’ “important function” in society.  Hadhazy spoke of regional and cultural conditioning without considering all the causes.  That’s poor science.  Maybe the so-called Bible Belt and other regions exists and maintains itself for reasons apart from cultural conditioning.  It might be because of the laws, educational standards, shared norms that are well reasoned, purposeful migration, better contact with nature, and other reasons that have nothing to do with indoctrination. The worst bias, though, is thinking that science can analyze religion or atheism at all.  Other than surveying, what can science do?  Science is supposed to measure, theorize, explain, predict and falsify.  Only measurement applies to studies like this.  Even then, the measurements are likely to be flawed by surveyor bias, respondent bias, question bias, and sample bias.  The Rice study, for instance, was conducted on university faculty.  What reliable conclusions can be drawn from such an ingrown sample population?  Besides, human minds are too complex to give reliable answers to questions as deep as religion or atheism.  An atheist may feel adamant one day, then acquiescent the next after his wife takes him to a Christmas concert.  A Christian or Muslim or Jew may give different emphasis to his or her answers on Wednesday than on the weekend.  Some may simply lie on surveys regarding such a sensitive topic.  How would you answer a question like, “Do you consider yourself a religious zealot?” As we have reminded repeatedly, the psychologists and researchers who worked on these surveys could not even do anything without presupposing the validity of the Judeo-Christian worldview.  Only that worldview provides the grounds for honesty, integrity and belief in eternal truth and laws of logic.  Without that ground of understanding, researchers are left with a self-refuting position.  They argue that the mind and brain and human evolution in a mythical prehistory preconditioned us to certain beliefs, but fail to realize that the same argument applies to them: it preconditioned their belief that science provides answers. The researchers had to assume the validity of Christianity, therefore, in spite of themselves.  A corollary of this proposition is that preachers should analyze scientists, and not vice versa.  If a researcher wants to understand the causes of atheism and belief, let them learn to distrust their own understanding, and trust the word of the living God (Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 1, Psalm 14, Matthew 24:27-29, John 1:1-18, John 3:16-20, Romans 1:16-23).  Science seeks knowledge.  Let it come to the fountainhead. Footnote:  We welcome atheists to read our articles and commentaries, provided they have an open mind.  Some atheists are zealots, but not all.  Some just have unanswered questions.  If you are one who is really seeking truth, and are open to ideas outside your normal beliefs, we urge you to re-read those last two paragraphs and think about them (for independent corroboration, see what Raymond Tallis said on the Wall Street Journal about the inability to account for the human mind from molecules alone).  Can you find the ground of truth, knowledge and explanation in atheism?  Can an evolving universe of particles provide any explanation for anything that can survive a constantly evolving environment?  If the answer is no, then read those Bible references thoughtfully and consider their application to your worldview.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Brand South Africa, Proudly South African and South African Tourism host a Heritage, Tourism and Investment Media tour to KwaZulu-Natal

first_imgBrand South Africa collaborated with Proudly South African and South African Tourism to host an insightful Heritage, Tourism and Investment Media tour to KwaZulu-Natal in celebration of Heritage Month on the 05th – 06th September 2018.Heritage Month is celebrated annually during September as a build up to the significant public holiday – heritage day on the 24th of September. On this day we are all encouraged to celebrate our cultural traditions that make up this diverse beautiful South Africa.Over 10 media personnel from Johannesburg were invited to be part of this two-day media tour which featured heritage, tourism and investment sites in KZN. This was the first for the tripartite collaboration and heritage month was a proudly South African platform.The day began with an early flight courtesy of Comair a Proudly South African member. On board, the media was warmly welcomed by the Captain as flight BA6203 took to the skies.Upon landing the team was met with a 32 bus seater and a welcoming smile from the travel agent courtesy of KwaZulu-Natal Tourism.First spot -Investment site, the Dube Tradeport for a tour of the Special Economic Zone. The Dube TradePort Corporation, is a business entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, which is charged with the responsibility to develop the province’s biggest infrastructural project. It is considered one of South Africa’s top 10 investment opportunities, this designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is geared to promote foreign and local investment.A quick presentation of the Dube Trade Port journey was shared by Mr Tim Hudson and Taryn Muller took the team on the Agrizone tour.Summary of the site visit included pointers on;Dube Trade Port aims is to contribute to the economy through nurturing small South African businesses for job creation and localization of products and import substitutionThe future of Dube Trade Port includes a Durban Aerotropolis to attract investors working with landowners for future investmentsThe AgriZone grows various vegetables one of is the super-efficient vertical growing cucumbers of which over hundred thousand cucumbers are produced in a weekFollow the link for more about Dube TradePortSecond spot Heritage site, the Luthuli Museum. The team couldn’t hold back their emotions and took to social media to share this heritage site filled historical memorabilia;A history lesson that was sincerely appreciated today @Brand_SA @ProudlySA @TourismKZN #KZNMediaTour #WeDoTourism thanks to many people like #AlbertLuthuli we are able to #ShotLeft #ItsYourCountry #EnjoyIt pic.twitter.com/657frR5kWB— Altaaf Kazi (@AK_MediaMan) September 5, 2018Chief Luthuli’s home in Groutville is a heritage site. Upon entry is a life-like statue of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Thulani Thusi, heritage officer, says Luthuli’s daughters cried the first time they saw the statue. #KZNmediatour @ProudlySA pic.twitter.com/JgQ8sZSw2W— Mpiletso Motumi (@mane_mpi) September 5, 2018Second site @LuthuliMuseum #KZNMediaTour to reflect on the journey SA travelled with Nkosi Luthuli to enable a free society able to embrace it’s heritage and diversity #letmypeoplego @Brand_SA @ProudlySA @TourismKZN pic.twitter.com/xJf2iDb93D— Ntombi Ntanzi (@Nto_B) September 5, 2018Follow the link for more information about the Luthuli MuseumThird spot – Tourism site, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga, the host for the night, courtesy of Tsogo Sun. A cocktail reception and dinner at the hotel was hosted that afforded the tripartite collaboration to engage with media about this partnership. Fast facts shared by the hotel Manager as he welcomed the guests to the cocktail dinner, “Beverly Hills Hotel is the first 5-star hotel in the country”Speaking on the tripartite collaboration, Brand South Africa’s GM for Stakeholder Ms Mpumi Mabuza said, “The reason for the conceptualization of this collaboration came to be, because of a need to support each other’s strategic mandates that aim to enhance features of the Nation Brand that contribute to the bigger vision of the country – to be globally competitive and as an investment destination of choice.”Research shared in the 2017 City Brand Index on the performance of Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg. The report reflected on the role cities and metros play in the global economy.Cape Town and Johannesburg make marginal gains in the 2017 index, with Durban seeing the strongest improvements in several of the indicators of the study – Durban is most admired for its cleanliness.One of the messages emerging from the report is that a Nation Brand’s reputation is directly influenced by those of cities and metros.South Africa is one of the most sophisticated and promising emerging markets, offering a unique combination of highly developed first world economic infrastructure with a vibrant emerging market economy.“Proudly South African seeks to strongly influence attaining an increase for local production, and influence consumers to buy local. It’s for this notion that we have launched an online store that makes supporting local products easily accessible to everyone through a click of a button” said Chief Marketing Officer Ms Happy Ngidi.The Proudly South African Campaign is in line with government’s plans to revive South Africa’s economy so that millions of jobs can be created and unemployment can be decreased under the New Growth Path Plan. Proudly South African fits hand-in-glove with the broader national development agenda and the Local Procurement Accord.South African Tourism, GM: Global PR, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Mr Altaaf Kazi, “We all need to tell our stories, we have a beautiful country and through these collaborations, we can increase domestic tourism numbers. I am more than eager to take this concept across the country.”After the formalities, the guests were given an opportunity to mingle, share their thoughts on the importance of heritage, tourism and investment to afford the country an opportunity to be competitively capable on a global and domestic stage.Day two was the final spot – Investment and Tourist attraction, the Cappeny Estates Strawberry Farm. Cappeny Estates is KwaZulu-Natal’s newest and arguably its most popular hydroponic strawberry farm. It is the only commercial strawberry farm in Ballito.Giving the presentation was co-founder Mrs Yolisa Gumede, “The 17-hectare farm was built entirely from scratch by my husband and me, who are first-generation farmers and proud members of the Ballito community. Their journey is one of research, courage and passion. The journey began in 2010, with extensive worldwide travels and research to various strawberry farms.”The farm now employs 28 permanent workers, 5 graduates and 50 seasonal employees which contribute to the wide range of products that Cappeny Estates exports to the world.Every year the estate hosts a strawberry picking festival with people travelling from all over the country. The team had missed out on this festival but were fortunate to be granted a picking experience.We just picked Strawberries from the farm @CappenyEstates owned by Black family “Gumede’s #KZNmediatour @Brand_SA @ProudlySA their story so inspiring @TourismKZN pic.twitter.com/LQqiYhK8Z2— Madoda Ntuli ?? (@Madoda) September 6, 2018My pickings from @CappenyEstates strawberry farm ????nix mapha?#KZNMEDIATOUR @Brand_SA @ProudlySA @TourismKZN pic.twitter.com/r0Po47qU8g— Ntombi Ntanzi (@Nto_B) September 6, 2018Follow the link for more on the Cappeny EstateThe Media Tour came to an end with a flight back to Jozi and an experience that hopefully triggered the travel bug. Most importantly, the necessity for each and every person to contribute towards positively marketing the country and telling inspiring stories of the Nation Brand’s heritage, tourism and investment sites.Follow #KZNMediaTour to see the two days shared by our local media and tripartite partners.last_img read more

National Dairy FARM Program releases stockmanship training video with BQA

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Dairy FARM Program announced today the release of a stockmanship training video as part of the program’s partnership with the National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program.The 27-minute video is divided into several chapters, including “Point of Balance,” “Understanding the Flight Zone” and “Utilizing Tools to Effectively Move Cattle.” Each segment contains reminder points and multiple choice questions to test viewers on the content. The video can serve as a training resource to satisfy the FARM Animal Care Version 3.0 requirement for annual employee training.The video, directed by Dr. Robert Hagevoort of New Mexico State and the U.S. Dairy Education & Training Consortium, is available on theFARM Program website and YouTube page in both English and Spanish.“We are more than happy to develop and provide a tool for farmers and employees that will help them better understand why cows behave the way they do, and as a result become more careful and more efficient animal caretakers,” Hagevoort said.The FARM Program, created by NMPF in 2009, believes the dairy industry has a great story to tell when it comes to producing safe, abundant and affordable milk and dairy beef. Beef Quality Assurance is a nationally coordinated, state-implemented program that informs U.S. beef producers and consumers about common sense husbandry techniques and accepted scientific knowledge that can help raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions. FARM’s partnership with BQA demonstrates that U.S. milk producers are committed to providing the best in animal care, residue prevention and environmental stewardship.last_img read more