Nepal’s Rohit Paudel broke Shahid Afridi’s record to become the youngest half-centurion in one-day internationals. Paudel, aged 16 years and 146 days, scored 55 in the second ODI of Nepal’s tour of the United Arab Emirates.Paudel, who batted at No.7, scored 55 off 58 balls and his innings was studded with 7 boundaries. Thanks to the 16-year-old’s exploits, Nepal finished with 242 for 9 off their 50 overs before UAE collapsed to 29 for 4 in their chase.Overall in international cricket, the record was held by Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 59 in a Test against Pakistan at 16 years and 213 days.Paudel had come close to setting a world record when he made his ODI debut aged 15 years and 335 days back in August 2018. He became the fourth-youngest male cricketer to make his ODI debutPaudel first attracted attention when he smashed Indian speedster Kamlesh Nagarkoti for 24 runs off five balls in the Under-19 World Cup three years ago.Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi was 16 years and 217 days when he scored 102 against Sri Lanka in Nairobi back in 1996. (SCORECARD)Rohit Paudel was born in Nepal’s Nawalparasi on September 2, 2002.At the age of just 16 years and 146 days, Nepal’s Rohit Paudel today became the youngest man to hit an international half-century, beating the likes of @sachin_rt and @SAfridiOfficial! ???? ???? https://t.co/lRo5UTfuFd pic.twitter.com/qsqZQDYX5yICC (@ICC) January 26, 2019In two ODIs before Saturday, Paudel had scored 15 runs with a best of 9. In fact, he did not even have a half-century in any List A match – his previous best was an unbeaten 48.advertisementPaudel had made his debut in August 2018 against Nethelands at Amstelveen.Nepal attained ODI status in May 2018 when they beat Papua New Guinea by six wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier play-off in Harare.This is a great moment for Nepal cricket.Paudel has joined another young sensation from Afghanistan in creating ODI history. In 2018, leg-spinner Rashid Khan became the youngest man to become world No.1 in the ICC’s rankings for ODI bowlers.Rashid is a megastar today and is a huge success in different T20 leagues around the world.
Real Madrid Ronaldo hoping to play with Benzema and Bale in Club World Cup Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 13:50 12/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Real Madrid FIFA Club World Cup Al Jazira Al Jazira v Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Karim Benzema Gareth Bale The Portuguese star would like to again play up top alongside the big-name duo as Real Madrid prepare to face Al Jazira Cristiano Ronaldo is eyeing a ‘BBC’ reunion with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale at the Club World Cup.Injuries have prevented Real Madrid’s star attacking trio of Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale from playing together for most of the season.However, Ronaldo is hopeful of teaming up with Benzema and Bale again as Madrid kick off their Club World Cup campaign against Emirati outfit Al Jazira in Wednesday’s semi-final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I like that the squad is complete, not only with Karim and Gaz,” Ronaldo told beIN Sports.”I like that there are no injuries, it is a good sign, a sign that we are all together and that the squad is very good.”It would be great if BBC played together again.” #RMCWCLights, camera……and action from today’s training session coming up!#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/3AWdm7kiOV— Real Madrid C.F.🇬🇧 (@realmadriden) December 12, 2017Madrid are two-time winners of the Club World Cup and Ronaldo talked up the importance of the competition for the European and Spanish champions.”It is a very important tournament for us,” the Portuguese forward said. “It’s obviously a pleasure to play it because you can only do it if you’ve won the Champions League.”I’ve had the chance to win the Club World Cup with Real Madrid and also with Manchester United. It’s a competition that I like a lot.”What I want is to win and if it’s possible to score and help the team win this cup.”
Boussouma potential excites Brighton boss Hughtonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton manager Chris Hughton is excited at the potential of Yves Bissouma.The Mali midfielder is already impressing for the Premier League side, scoring a long range goal in the FA Cup against Bournemouth.And Hughton believes that when his English improves, he will be fully integrated into the squad.Hughton told The Argus: “He is still learning. He is a wonderful talent, probably one of the most talented players that we’ve had here.”But it’s just about nurturing that one. He is still young, he is still learning the language and he will get better.”I hope so. The game, particularly in the position he plays, is about a lot of aspects and you have got to do enough of those aspects well.”At the moment he is still developing. I think once he gets a good grasp of the language he’ll improve.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)As a child, I don’t remember ever being that enthralled about Career Day – even though it meant the cancellation of normal classes. But if Michigan’s head coach had shown up to talk college football, perhaps I’d have a different opinion.Wednesday morning, Harbaugh attended his daughter Addison’s Career Day, and brought along a friend. Harbaugh was able to get New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees to stop by too – presumably to talk about the art of being a professional signal-caller.It looks like the kids all received Michigan hats as well. Pretty cool.Thanks to @drewbrees for stopping by my daughter Addie’s Career Day this morning. pic.twitter.com/tPVPd8NEI5— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 13, 2016Perhaps a future Wolverines star is in the bunch.
COLLEGE STATION, TX – AUGUST 30: Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher celebrates with his team after defeating the Northwestern State Demons in a football game at Kyle Field on August 30, 2018 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)The Texas A&M Aggies reportedly have their new athletic director, hiring one away from an SEC divisional rival.The University of Mississippi’s athletic director, Ross Bjork, has reportedly agreed to become the next AD at Texas A&M.After Scott Woodward left to become the athletic director at LSU, the Aggies had a major hole to fill.The university decided on Bjork, which will be a highly-debated move when considering the major allegations against the Ole Miss football program. Here’s more from college football insider Ben Baby of Dallas News:Mississippi athletic director Ross Bjork is expected to take the same position at A&M, according to a source familiar with the process. The university is expected to announce the hire on Friday morning.Under Bjork and head coach Hugh Freeze, the Rebels reached as high as No. 3 in the nation several years ago. However, several of those wins were vacated as part of the NCAA sanctions stemming from major violations.The program was hit with the dreaded “lack of institutional control” and expressed an “unconstrained culture of booster involvement in football recruiting.”Despite the penalties placed on one of the programs under his jurisdiction, Bjork is reportedly headed for College Station.
The Wellness Day Try-a-Tri event returned in 2014 with with 17 of 20 registered athletes taking part. Pictured from left: Derek Foster, Josh Sekel, Claire Gallop and Ethna Bernat. The Wellness Day Try-a-Tri event returned in 2014 with with 17 of 20 registered athletes taking part in a 100- or 400-metre swim in the Brock pool, followed by a quick transition to the bicycle and a scenic 12-kilometre cycle (four loops of a 3km course), followed again by a quick transition and then a 3km run/walk/crawl.Athletes varied from students to staff and with a variety of different skill levels. All the athletes completed the course in under 1 hour 11 minutes without any incidents.Four trophies were handed out to the top male and female athletes who registered for the wellness conference for each swim/bike and run event:Top male 100m swim/12km cycle/3km run: Derek Foster, Communications, Popular Culture and FilmTop male 400m swim/12km cycle/3km run: Josh Sekel, Manager, Dean’s Office – Business, Information Systems Group IT ConsultantTop female 400m swim/12km cycle/3km run: Claire Gallop, Alumni Relations, Annual Fund Administrative Assistant TelegradTop female 100m swim/12km cycle/3km run: Ethna Bernat, Associate Administrative Director Continuing Education
Updated informationThe Niagara Regional Police Service says 16-year-old Austin Ingram has been found safe.The teen was reported missing last Firday.Police would like to thank the public for their help in locating Ingram.
The Economic and Human Impact of Disasters in the last 10 years “Despite many successes and greatly improved performance in disaster management, it is sobering to note that 700,000 people have died in disaster events over the last ten years,” Margareta Wahlström, head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, said in a press release issued today.“A total of 1.7 billion people have had their lives disrupted in some way,” Ms. Wahlström said. “It is of great concern that economic losses in major reported disaster events come to $1.4 trillion.”She went on to explain that while 70 per cent of deaths are caused by earthquakes, climate-related disasters now account for over 80 per cent of all disaster events and contribute enormously to economic losses and short and long-term population displacement triggered by disaster events. “It is very important that the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which opens on March 14, should provide clear, action-oriented guidance to governments, local governments, the private sector and civil society in general on how best to tackle the underlying drivers of risk such as poverty, climate change, poorly planned urban growth, land use and the decline of protective eco-systems,” Ms. Wahlström said. Thousands of government leaders and civil society representatives will be gathering in the northern Japanese city of Sendai at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction from 14-18 March to broker the follow-up to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), and chart a global course on disaster risk reduction for the coming decade. The Sendai conference is also the first landmark meeting of a particularly crucial year for the United Nations, which is set to lead the global development and climate agenda at a number of major international events: an international meeting in Paris in December on the adoption of a universal text on climate change; the UN special summit in September for the adoption of a global sustainability agenda; and a major conference in July in Addis Ababa, to renew commitment to global development financing. Source: UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
OTTAWA — Former Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista has a new namesake buzzing around, thanks to a scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature.Entomologist Bob Anderson has dubbed a newly discovered species of beetle Sicoderus bautistai after the MLB all-star.Anderson says he decided to name the insect — known as a weevil for its long snout — after Bautista because of the dramatic bat-flip home run that propelled the Jays to the American League Championship Series in 2015.The scientist says he was watching the game with his daughter and wanted to capture how special the moment was for Canadian baseball as a whole.The Sicoderus bautistai is a tiny black weevil that is found in the Dominican Republic, Bautista’s home country.Bautista has hit 344 home runs since making his MLB debut in 2004. He played in Toronto from 2009 to 2017 and is currently a free agent.The Canadian Press
I suppose you can never be too safe when launching people into space. NASA this week announced that it is ordering more repairs to the space shuttle Discovery, after finding even more cracks on the ship’s fuel tank.The ship’s launch–set to be its last–has been plagued with delays since it was first scheduled since early November, due to weather, electrical problems, and most recently, a number of cracks discovered on its fuel tank. The newly discovered cracks were located on the rear of the tank, discovered with the help of X-rays.NASA is understandably pretty jumpy about such things–a problem with the fuel tank was determined to be the cause of the 2003 Columbia disaster, which led to the death of seven astronauts.According to NASA, the launch is still scheduled for February 3rd, but further work could delay the launch yet again.
SSDs left hard drives for dust long ago in the performance stakes. If you want a fast booting system, you choose an SSD as your primary storage device. But they don’t come without their problems.While fast, historically SSDs have been very expensive, offered limited amounts of storage, and their performance degrades drastically over time if not looked after. Measures have been taken to curb the performance degradation with TRIM, but prices still remain fairly high and storage levels are improving slowly.Corsair have taken another step towards making the decision of hard drive or SSD an easy one this week with the introduction of the Force Series GS line of SSDs.Typically SSDs are offered in capacities of 80GB and up, but Corsair took the decision to start the GS line at 180GB. You can also get 240GB, 360GB, and 480GB versions, and the pricing is fairly reasonable with the 180GB costing $189.99 and the top end 480GB coming in at $489.99. For comparison, NewEgg lists the Intel 520 Series 480GB SSD at $709.99.In terms of performance, Corsair says it has paired the fastest NAND flash memory with the SandForce SF-2200 processor and a SATA 6Gb/s interface. That translates to read speeds of 555MB/s and writes of up to 530MB/s. The Force Series GS also takes advantage of Toggle NAND, meaning the drives achieve 90,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS). And of course there’s TRIM support to extend the life of the drive.What does all that performance mean? In a 21.9GB transfer test, which contained a range of different file types and sizes, the 240GB GS SSD completed the transfer in 1 minute 41 seconds. Two of them in RAID 0 configuration cut that time down to just 1 minute 11 seconds. Impressive.We need to see some independent testing and comparisons to get a true picture of performance, but the Force Series GS should definitely be on your radar if an SSD purchase is on the cards.The 240GB version is already available to buy with the other capacities arriving at your favorite online store shortly. Tempted?Read more at Corsair Blog, via Engadget
Greece’s largest toyseller Jumbo said first-half sales rose about one per cent, in line with its expectations, after it pushed forward the opening of new stores amid an economic crisis in the country which has hit most retailers.Jumbo management, which runs 56 stores in Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus, said six-monthly sales were 293 million euros ($374 million). The company had guided for sales growth of zero to 2.0 percent for its financial year starting July 2011. The firm said in a bourse filing the sales rise was the result of speeding up its investment plan which called for six new stores in 2011 and another six this year. Jumbo’s shares were flat at 3.64 euros on Tuesday in light volume, outperforming a 0.66 percent drop in the broader market. Source: Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A rally was held last week at Melbourne’s Federation Square demonstrating for action against the persecution of Iraq and Syria’s Christian minority.Around 3,000 people took to the rally, which was a means of pressurising state and federal parliaments into taking unequivocal action against the plight of Christians facing endless persecution at the hands of the Islamic State (IS) (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)). One of the suggested means is to open immigration borders and allow those persecuted to seek refuge in Australia.Dean Kalimniou, a Panepirotic Federation of Australia spokesperson, said that Greeks and Iraqi Christians, for the most part Assyrians, have shared a rich history spanning over thousands of years, and that connection remains strong.“There are many Assyrians who lived in Greece and who migrated to Australia and speak Greek and they are integrated within the Greek community, so those contacts are there,” Kalimniou says.“People have become sensitised to this issue, which is a terrible humanitarian catastrophe and they want to do something about it, and the easiest way to do that was to turn up to the rally and voice support for the plight of the Christians in Iraq.”Those present at the rally included Victorian Coalition MP Bernie Finn, Victorian Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Scrutiny of Government Frank McGuire, Bishop Suriel of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Father Emmanuel Lykopantis of the Greek Orthodox Church.Mr Kalimniou said that the historical and cultural connections between the Assyrian and Greek communities is one that builds on the fabric of multiculturalism, shared experiences “and providing solidarity when that’s required”.“If you notice some of the Greeks that were there, like the Pontian group, they feel very strongly about this issue because they’re united with the Assyrian community in campaigning for the recognition of the genocide (of Greeks, Assyrians and Armenians by the Ottoman Turks).“So they feel that in many ways they’re a kindred community, that their faith has been the same one, so there are historical and social ties.”Mr Kalimniou believes that further rallies are needed to put greater pressure on governments, both in Australia and internationally, as the plight of Iraqi Christians worsens. He also noted that the Islamic State is also persecuting moderate Muslims.Father Lykopantis, who represented the Victorian Greek Orthodox Church, held similar views to Mr Kalminiou and told Neos Kosmos that Australian governments, at state and federal levels, needed to do more for Iraqi Christians.“They (Assyrians) were very appreciative that we as a church were there to show support on their behalf. It’s very hard because this is a conflict where people are fighting with guns and to be quite honest there’s not really much that we can do, we can only put pressure on politicians and say ‘look, you have to somehow intervene in this matter and bring a result to it’,” Fr Lykopantis says.He said that the Greek Orthodox Church, in conjunction with the Victorian Council of Churches, a conglomerate of Christian churches in Victoria, continues to support causes that are non-Greek in nature, but serve a distinct purpose for the general wellbeing of the greater community, and this was no exception. “The other thing that we’re actually doing as a whole group of Christian churches is we’re trying to get a response from the Islamic Council to see where they stand with these groups, because this ISIS group is also killing moderate Muslims as well.“It’s not just the Christians they’re chasing after, they’re chasing their own. So we’re asking them to take a stance, are they supporting this?”But the Islamic Council is yet to respond. He said that whilst the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia, with reference to Victoria, is very restricted in a political and legal sense, the Church of Greece, with the help of the Greek government, is doing all it can to help persecuted Christians.“This is where the filoxenia comes in, (the church) has decided with the Greek government to take on some refugees, some persecuted Christians, and to sort of bring them into Greece and look after them whilst they’re getting kicked out of their homeland.”“The Greek Orthodox Church is standing side-by-side with those that are suffering in Iraq and as a church we sympathise. We pray that these debacles that are happening in north Africa all the way through to Syria, including in Gaza, will cease and we can all live together harmoniously.”He said that he and the church would continue to pray for the plight of Iraqi Christians as well as for the sanity of the rebels who are persecuting innocents.
A Vancouver woman suspected of driving under the influence of intoxicants was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Skamania County on Tuesday night.Sheryl A. Dennett, 55, was driving a 2007 Honda Pilot east on state Highway 14 about seven miles east of Washougal when she crossed the center line at about 7:45 p.m., according to Washington State Patrol. The vehicle came to rest on the embankment.Dennett was injured and taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, though her condition was not immediately available.Troopers said she faces a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Partick Thistle stopper Conor Hazard says he hopes to bring the calmness and composure he learnt at Celtic to his new team while admitting that he has a little bit of a ‘mental’ sideHazard made his Thistle debut in the draw with Dundee United at Tannadice last weekend and he hopes that the winning mentality he brought with him from Celtic will rub off on his teammates.“Everyone has that wee mental side to them, and if you’re a goalie you’re going to have that, aren’t you?” Hazard told National Scot.“It’s just when to use it and when not to use it.“I think, though, you have to be very calm and collected. At Celtic, you’re trained to be calm and collected in every situation.“It will be the same for me here and I’ll try to have an influence on the back four. Hopefully, everyone’s calm and collected on the ball, can take it in any scenario. I’ll certainly be available every time.Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“No matter what situation you’re in you have to be very composed. Obviously at a big club like Celtic you have to be composed on the ball at all costs.“The club competes in the Champions League, Europa League and has won a Double Treble.“The atmosphere I can take off everybody is that everyone can take the ball in any situation and they never get fazed. Hopefully, here we can do the same.“My job’s just to keep the ball out of the back of the net. For as long as I’m here I’ll look to get as many clean sheets as possible.“I’ll also look to bring some of the Celtic atmospheres to the club — be a good, nice lad.”
Smart displays let Amazon, Facebook, Google show you answers to your questions Now playing: Watch this: Internet Services Tech Industry The UK is taking action against toxic online content. Florian Gaertner/Getty Images Instagram, Facebook and YouTube could face huge fines for failing to remove toxic online videos as part of a crackdown by the UK government on harmful social media content. The government said on Monday that under new rules due to be introduced next year, tech companies would have to pay up to 5% of their revenue or even face restriction or suspension of services if they fail to remove content.The government will appoint telecoms and broadcasting regulator Ofcom to ensure that social media platforms are preventing the spread of content that includes or promotes violence, child abuse or pornography. The watchdog will take charge of policing social media from Sept. 19, 2020, as an interim measure, ahead of a “super-regulator” being appointed to govern harmful content on the internet.”These new rules are an important first step in regulating video-sharing online, and we’ll work closely with the Government to implement them,” said an Ofcom spokesman in a statement. “We also support plans to go further and legislate for a wider set of protections, including a duty of care for online companies towards their users.” Harmful online content has been around as long as the internet itself, but the growth of social media has increasingly raised questions about whether online platforms are doing enough to tackle the problem. In the UK, the conversation picked up pace following the 2017 suicide of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who had been using Instagram to view self-harm imagery.In April of this year the government announced it would unleash the world’s first independent regulator to keep social media companies in check, following the publication of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s whitepaper on online dangers. The requirements will not only apply to tech titans such as YouTube, but to file-hosting sites, online forums, messaging services and search engines. But with Silicon Valley giants boasting annual revenue in the multiple billions, it is these companies that could also take the biggest hits if they are issued with fines.According to the Telegraph, the new rules were quietly given the green light earlier this summer, and will be consulted on this summer before being signed off by Parliament. Their implementation has been enabled by an EU directive that extends regulation of TV and video-on-demand services to also include video-sharing platforms.”We urge Government to take a balanced and proportionate approach and ensure that the implementation is consistent with its wider approach to Online Harms,” said Antony Walker, deputy CEO of industry body TechUK, in a statement. “Key to achieving this will be clear and precise definitions across the board, and a proportionate sanctions and compliance regime.” 5 3:28 Comments Facebook FTC settlement puts Zuck personally on the hook Tags 14 Photos Share your voice Facebook Instagram YouTube
Federal Appeals court throws out one convictions of former Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox.Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA federal appeals court has thrown out one of the convictions of former Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox. A 9th Circuit Court of appeals decision filed on Tuesday, vacates Cox’s conviction of solicitation to murder federal officials.Health Care Authority could save state government millions of dollarsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAlaska’s state government would save more than $200 million a year if it formed what’s called a health care authority. That’s according to a long-awaited study by three consultants that was released today.Alaska Soldiers to deploy to AfghanistanZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska-based soldiers will start deploying to Afghanistan within the next week. Over the course of the coming month the Army is sending about 1,200 members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team 25th Infantry Division — or 4-2-5 — from Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.Investigators drop inquiry dropped in Zinke calls to Alaska Senators Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington DCThe inspector general’s office for the U.S. Interior Department has dropped its inquiry into whether the Interior secretary threatened to retaliate against Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting against proceeding on a health care reform bill.Sitka Coast Guard members deploy to TexasEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaThe largest tropical downpour in U.S. history has given way to catastrophic flooding in Texas. Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, several Sitka-based Coast Guard members were deployed there to assist with relief efforts.St Paul ramps up reindeer program to improve food securityLaura Kraegel, KUCB – St Paul IslandFor the last century, reindeer have roamed St. Paul Island without much oversight. But now, the tribal government is stepping up its management style — to boost subsistence options and the local economy.Mat Su fish meeting causes tension for Cook Inlet commercial and sport fishingCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA disagreement over management of salmon in Cook Inlet continues to simmer following a public meeting last week between top Fish and Game officials and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s Fish Commission.The second lives of eaglesBerett Wilber, KUCB – UnalaskaWhen eagles die in Unalaska, it’s the beginning of a long journey.Ketchikan breaks record for rainiest summerLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanEarly this morning, Ketchikan broke the record for the most summertime rainfall. With more than 45 inches at last count, this summer is officially the soggiest Alaska’s First City has experienced in recorded history.,Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn,Federal Appeals court throws out one convictions of former Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox.Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA federal appeals court has thrown out one of the convictions of former Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox. A 9th Circuit Court of appeals decision filed on Tuesday, vacates Cox’s conviction of solicitation to murder federal officials.Health Care Authority could save state government millions of dollarsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAlaska’s state government would save more than $200 million a year if it formed what’s called a health care authority. That’s according to a long-awaited study by three consultants that was released today.Alaska Soldiers to deploy to AfghanistanZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska-based soldiers will start deploying to Afghanistan within the next week. Over the course of the coming month the Army is sending about 1,200 members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team 25th Infantry Division — or 4-2-5 — from Anchorage’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.Investigators drop inquiry dropped in Zinke calls to Alaska Senators Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington DCThe inspector general’s office for the U.S. Interior Department has dropped its inquiry into whether the Interior secretary threatened to retaliate against Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting against proceeding on a health care reform bill.Sitka Coast Guard members deploy to TexasEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaThe largest tropical downpour in U.S. history has given way to catastrophic flooding in Texas. Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, several Sitka-based Coast Guard members were deployed there to assist with relief efforts.St Paul ramps up reindeer program to improve food securityLaura Kraegel, KUCB – St Paul IslandFor the last century, reindeer have roamed St. Paul Island without much oversight. But now, the tribal government is stepping up its management style — to boost subsistence options and the local economy.Mat Su fish meeting causes tension for Cook Inlet commercial and sport fishingCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA disagreement over management of salmon in Cook Inlet continues to simmer following a public meeting last week between top Fish and Game officials and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s Fish Commission.The second lives of eaglesBerett Wilber, KUCB – UnalaskaWhen eagles die in Unalaska, it’s the beginning of a long journey.Ketchikan breaks record for rainiest summerLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanEarly this morning, Ketchikan broke the record for the most summertime rainfall. With more than 45 inches at last count, this summer is officially the soggiest Alaska’s First City has experienced in recorded history. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. 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Kapra: A free medical camp was organised by Shradda Hospital in Kareemguda village on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, the hospital management said, “As the monsoon approached, there are many possibilities of attacking diseases. In order to prevent them, we organised free medical camp with the support of village sarpach Koukutla Gopal Reddy.” Koukutla Gopal Reddy said, “It is happy that Shradda Hospital management selected our village for conducting medical camp. Everyone should use this opportunity.” Vice- Sarpanch and ward members participated in the programme.
2. Texans at Packers (-6) – Colin is swallowing the 6 points and taking the Pack at home over the Texans. Houston is 6-5, but $72 million free agent Brock Osweiler has been a mess. He’s only thrown 12 touchdown passes on the year to go along with 13 picks to lead an offense that is 31st in the NFL in yards per play and passing yards per game. Houston is also an abysmal 1-4 ATS on the road. Aaron Rodgers has finally started to look like himself recently. In his last six games, he’s thrown 17 touchdowns, only 2 interceptions, and has a 104.1 passer rating. Rodgers torched the Texans for 6 touchdowns and 338 yards passing the last time the two teams met. Green Bay’s resurgent offense is too much for Osweiler to keep up with. Take Green Bay, lay the 6. 29-13, Green Bay.3. Bills (+3) at Raiders – Colin likes Buffalo as a 3-point road dog traveling West to Oakland. The Bills’ 157.4 rushing yards per game leads the NFL, and the Raiders defense ranks last in the league in opponent yards per play (6.23). This should help shorten the game and keep Derek Carr watching from the sidelines. The Bills also only only have 6 turnovers on the season, which leads the league. The Raiders are 9-2, but 2-4 ATS at home. Take Buffalo, and the points, and the outright upset in The Black Hole. 27-26, Bills.4. Bucs (+4) at Chargers – Colin likes Jameis Winston and the Bucs getting 4 on the road in San Diego. The Bucs are 4-1 on the road ATS, and their defense has only allowed 10.7 points per game over their last 3. They’re 6-0 when allowing 24 points or less this year. San Diego’s 23 turnovers are the most in the NFL, and helps keep opposing teams in games late. Take Tampa and the points and the straight-up win. 23-21, Buccaneers.5. Giants (+6) at Steelers – Ben Roethlisberger has a career record of 34-14 in December, and is 10-1 in his last 11 December games, but Colin likes the Giants getting 6 at Heinz Field. Jason Pierre Paul has 5.5 sacks in the last two games, and safety Landon Collins is tied for 2nd in the NFL with 5 picks. The Giants are historically a good road dog and have played in ugly games all year. Pittsburgh wins ugly in this one, but New York covers the 6. 26-23, Steelers.Make sure you download, listen and subscribe to Colin’s Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast with RJ Bell every Saturday morning through the end of the football season. He’ll sit down with RJ and see how this week’s Blazin’ 5 stacks up against the Vegas sharps.Download and subscribe to it exclusively at TheHerdNow.com,iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunes. Don’t miss it!Fresh off a 4-1 week, Blazin’ 5 is on ? ? and @ColinCowherd makes his Week 13 picks pic.twitter.com/1HtN9usVOU— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 2, 2016 It’s time for Colin’s Blazin’ 5 for NFL Week 13. Colin’s on a heater after going 4-1 over for his third winning week in a row, and taking him to 35-24-1 on the year.Some people say 13 is the unluckiest number, but Colin doesn’t have time for superstitions because he’s too busy making it rain for America. Get your money clips ready.Here are his Blazin’ 5 plays for NFL Week 13.Rams (+13.5) at Patriots – The Rams have been a mess, but Colin likes them getting almost two touchdowns heading into New England. The Patriots offense won’t be firing on all cylinders without Rob Gronkowski, who is done for the year. Tom Brady is also banged up and less than 100%. The Pats defense is 3rd in the NFL in points allowed (17.9), but give up 353 yards per game (14th). Teams move the ball on them. New England is only 3-2 ATS at home this year. Belichick and Brady win the game, but the Rams cover the 13.5. 26-16, Pats. Advertisement
Q&A: Westfalia Fruit on EU avocado market’s i … In this installment of the ‘In Charts’ series, Colin Fain of Agronometrics illustrates how the U.S. market is evolving. Each week the series looks at a different horticultural commodity, focusing on a specific origin or topic visualizing the market factors that are driving change.Agronometrics has often spoken about what is to come and how the market could be affected. We hold a strong belief in being able to look at objective data can help navigate complicated scenarios. The recent spike in prices that avocados have seen is an example of one of these scenarios, catching many by surprise at a time of the year where we had never seen movements like this before. This can be seen in the chart below where the 2019 line has towered above all other prices since Sept. 2017 and every price recorded for June in the last five years.Historic Hass avocado prices (2015 – 2019)(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)[Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here]Comparing the volumes of this year to the last can offer some insight as to how these prices have come about. Considering the prices were almost flat last year, the volume data serves as a great benchmark to understand where customers expectations lie.In this year’s data, an important oversupply can be found at the beginning of the year contrasted with an important undersupply right around where the prices spiked. The argument here is that the resulting shift in volumes, compared to last year, have caused an increase in prices over the last six months.Historic avocado volumes(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)[Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here]This undersupply in the market is not being caused by one specific origin, but shortfalls from both California and Mexico – the two largest suppliers to U.S. consumers. First to cause a stir was California, whose season began about six weeks late creating the shortfall that sent prices from a near all-time low at the beginning of the year to around US$50 per box we saw in April.California’s volume rose quickly after May, maintaining its normal trajectory, meaning that the origin has been consistently about 10M Kg short of their volume last year. maintaining prices high after the spike we saw in April.Historic avocado volumes from California(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)[Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here] July 16 , 2019 You might also be interested in The second spike which we can appreciate in June can be better attributed to the combined shortfall from California and Mexico, with a big emphasis on the latter’s producing regions. Looking at this year’s volumes compared to last, we can see the oversupply the origin sent at the beginning of the year, while the last two months have plummeted way below last years production, matching the volumes sent in 2016.On an interesting historical note, June of 2016 coincides with the first strike of Mexican avocado pickers. To the best of my knowledge, this event holds no relationship to the movements we are currently seeing, but is an interesting observation none the less, that may give some insight as to the mechanics that made the market prices rally in 2016.Historic avocado volumes from Mexico(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)[Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here]As Mexico’s season gets its start, the question on everybody’s mind is where is the market headed? Will the rest of 2019 play out like 2016? If that were to be the case it might mean that prices could remain high through the rest of the fall, bringing in an unprecedented period of high prices for the fruit. There is a case to be made here, Mexico’s 2015-16 season increased a staggering 35% on the previous season, which stressed out the trees lowering production during the 2016-17 season and increasing the prices.Hass avocado prices in 2016 and 2019(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)[Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here]If we take into account volume forecast of the Mexican Association of Avocado Producers and Packers (APEAM), however, this year could be very different to 2016 (Mexico forecasts record-breaking avocado exports to U.S. in 2019-20). The first hint is that the APEAM is forecasting a 5% increase on last season, a modest increase, but notable against the largest volume sent to date. Last years crop, although impressive, was only an increase on the previous year of 11%, with most of the growth concentrated in January, February and March, meaning that the volume increase forecasted by APEAM isn’t a huge stretch.The distribution of this increase, or when the volumes will come to market, is crucial in our analysis. Looking to the nearer future, the weekly forecast that APEAM publishes through the Hass Avocado Board suggests a 20% increase on last years volume from week 28 through week 41, son July through October. Should these figures be accurate and adding to our analysis that Peru is sending more volume than ever and California is finally catching up to last years production, the readjustment in price could take us into October with pricing that could even fall below 2018.Hass avocado prices in 2018 and 2019(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)[Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here]In our ‘In Charts’ series, we work to tell some of the stories that are moving the industry. Feel free to take a look at the other articles by clicking here.You can keep track of the markets daily through Agronometrics, a data visualization tool built to help the industry make sense of the huge amounts of data that professionals need to access to make informed decisions. If you found the information and the charts from this article useful, feel free to visit us at www.agronometrics.com where you can easily access these same graphs, or explore the other 23 fruits we currently track. 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