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Gilas fate hangs on future pro stars

first_imgLast year, with an import-laden team led by NBA veteran Al Thornton, the Philippines won the Jones Cup via a sweep.Gilas last won the event in 2013, when Reyes became the first Filipino coach to triumph.Reyes will fly to Taipei from the US where he attended to some business matters.Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Ed Daquioag, Kevin Ferrer, Fonzo Gotladera, Raymar Jose, Bobby Ray Parks, Von Pessumal, Mike Tolomia and Almond Vosotros are the other members of the team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Guevarra, Aguilar eye PPS tennis repeat in Naga Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Jones Cup will be the first full event of Paras, the high-leaping son of PBA legend Benjie seen by many as one who could dominate the pro league in the future.“Kiefer, Kobe and Christian will have no problems adjusting to the PBA [brand of play],” Reyes told the Inquirer on Thursday via text message.Gilas will be using the Jones Cup to get the momentum it needs for two more events before playing in the World Cup Qualifying proper starting November.The Filipinos, with import Mike Myers, open up against a club team from Canada at 3 p.m. on Saturday, the first of their nine straight games.They wind up against Iran on July 23—the likely title match.ADVERTISEMENT Coach Chot Reyes will take with him a very young team that will be the face of Team Philippines in the future.Members of the Gilas Cadet program, a hardy bunch of professional rookies now enjoying the good life, will don the country’s tri-colors in the multination event that the Philippines will try to win for the sixth time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon and Matthew Wright will play their second straight international tournament together with amateur stars Kiefer Ravena, Fil-German Christian Standhardinger and Kobe Paras.The trio first played with PBA superstars in the Southeast Asia Basketball Association tournament that Gilas ruled with ease two months ago. The first step to the World Cup in China will be taken Friday when Gilas Pilipinas 5.0 flies out to Chinese Taipei for the 39th edition of the Jones Cup Invitational.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

Urteaga meets with seniors at center, to dismay of opponents

first_imgMONTEBELLO – There might be no better place to meet with voters than their polling place, and that’s exactly what Robert Urteaga did Wednesday night at the Senior Villas. Urteaga, one of six candidates running for two seats on the Montebello City Council, held a “coffee klatch” with some of the 200 seniors who live at the facility. Some of Urteaga’s opponents were unhappy with the setting of the event. “The property is not only a polling place, but it’s leased from the city,” said incumbent Bob Bagwell, who is running against Urteaga. “Everyone should have been invited to speak.” “There are no prohibitions related to this sort of activity,” said spokeswoman Marcia Ventura. “Other than on Election Day.” The Montebello Senior Villas is one of four senior housing developments in the city. The property itself was built by TELACU and is owned by Hank Attina, a developer who is backing the recall of City Councilman Jeff Siccama. Attina did not return a call seeking comment. Siccama is not up for re-election. Besides Urteaga and Bagwell, the field includes incumbent Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid, former Councilwoman Kathy Salazar, Giuseppe “Joe” Veneziano and Leo Rodriguez. The off-year election is scheduled for Nov. 6. Bagwell said Thursday he was concerned that low voter turnout coupled with solid support for Urteaga from within the Montebello Senior Villas could sway the election. Montebello has about 61,000 residents and about 20,000 registered voters. Voter turnout could be as low as 4,000 or 5,000, Bagwell said. “It could change the election,” Bagwell said. “Because we’re probably looking at a small turnout. These voters could sway an election and separate the winners from the losers.” frank.girardot@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But, Urteaga, 32, defended the campaign stop, and claims his opponents are slinging mud in an election he’s said he’s “100 percent sure to win.” “I got to speak to 100 seniors who live there and are on board with me,” Urteaga said. “Yes, it is a polling place, but I don’t find it as a conflict.” Urteaga said if the meeting poses a problem to other candidates he would back any effort to monitor the polls at the Senior Villas. “If we need to bring some extra poll watchers so there’s assurances there’s nothing illegal, I would back that,” he said. “I don’t want there to be a perception of something that it’s not.” A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk’s Office said meeting with voters at the place where they vote is perfectly legal – except on Election Day. last_img read more

DONEGAL PRIEST URGES PUBLIC NOT TO FOLLOW POLITICIANS INTO REFERENDUM LIKE ‘FOOLS’

first_imgWell-known Donegal priest Fr John Joe Duffy has urged people to vote ‘No’ in Friday’s referendum on Marriage Equality.Fr John Joe DuffyIn a hard-hitting Homily given in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, Fr Duffy says the public should not rush in like fools to follow the example of politicians.In the lengthy homily, Fr Duffy urges people across Donegal not to be ‘A La Carte’ with their religion.This is his homily in full.Donegal Daily continues to carry statements from both the Yes and No campaigns.Marriage is from God and made a sacrament by Jesus Christ.It is a covenant promise by which a man and woman establish betweenthemselves a partnership and it is ordered by nature to the good andfor the will of man and woman, for the procreation and education ofchildren. God alone is the author of marriage. The well being of theindividual person and of both the human and Christian society isclosely bound up with the healthy state of family life and marriage.The first miracle performed by Jesus Christ was at Cana in Galileewhen he came to the aid and assistance of a couple at their weddingfeast when they experienced a difficulty. Marriage unites a couple in faithful and mutual love. it is a caringand sharing for one another in a lifetime commitment. It bestows upona couple the greatest gift of all – the giving of new life. Marriageis the vehicle to respond to the call God, to that greatest gift, thewonderful gift the of love. We are called to share the love of Jesus Christto the world, the union of man and woman in marriage is a mirror imageof the love of Christ for humanity. It calls upon the couple to be asign of the love ofChrist in this our earthly journey. Our faith is based on theseprinciples.Marriage is a noble high calling, recognised as central to ourChristian faith, it blesses married couples with the gift children andit has been seen as such by the writers of our own constitutionwritten in 1937 and more laterally by the people of Croatia, Slovenia,and Slovakia who voted in large majorities against redefiningmarriage. Only 17 out of 198 countries have redefined marriage and noEuropean country has ever introduced same sex marriage by aReferendum.This Friday the 22nd through this referendum we are been presentedwith a political redefinition of Marriage – that is what we are votingon “a political solution to a refined meaning and understanding ofmarriage”. This impacts on everything I as a Priest, as a Christian,as an individual believes in and on everything that I believe and holdto be right and true. Marriage as we know it, as we believe in it isthe very corner stone, the key stone of humanity and of society. It isbased first of all on Natural Law.We are been told through the media and by our political leaders thatthis is an equality issue, an equality question, that is a veryemotional line we must all agree. But, the truth is – this referendumis not an equality issue, nothing could be further from the truth. Wemust realise that equality does not mean the same and not all thingsare possible to make equal. There are many things with the bestintention and will in the world that we cannot make equal, that wecannot make the same, neither before God, humanity or Natural Law. So can I as a servant of God, as a Priest, as an individual do so? CanI espouse same sex marriage?Firstly, it dismantles the foundation stone of the family as ordainedby God and natural law, the family unit and the constitutional rightsof the family and marriage. Secondly, this 34th amendment of theconstitution (Marriage Equality) Bill, 2015, if successful willpolitically redefine Marriage without any consideration for children,for their rights, for mothers and fathers and for our Christian andother faith beliefs.Thirdly, it seriously erodes and destroys our belief that Marriage isordained and given to us by God and ordered by Natural Law. And whatthe Marriage Referendum gives to same sex couples, it takes in a fargreater amount from conventional married couples. In the politicalredefinition of Marriage, they disadvantage and indeed destroy therights of conventional couples. Since 1937, Ireland uniquely gaveconstitutional rights to the family, to marriage, now as part of thisconstitutional amendment, the family and marriage will be redefined,which can open the floodgates to further refinement in future years.While we are asked to vote in this same sex referendum, we may forevercompromise the rights of the family, the rights of a child to have amother and father. We are eroding the very essence and fabric of thefamily and of Irish society.Adoption and surrogacy rights for same sex couples will be equal tothat of conventional parents, a mother and a father. We are beenemotionally and blindly lead into this, we are been hoodwinked. Bygiving constitutional rights to same sex couples in our constitutionthen we convey the exact same rights to adoption, surrogacy rightswhich can later be defined by the Dáil without reference to the Irishpeople because of the provision that will be inserted into theconstitution by way of this referendum.This we cannot support. I cannot support the hidden consequences ofthe Referendum which we will not be able to reverse if it is passed.The consequences are too grave for those who are vulnerable. I havestudied 3 places that introduced same sex marriage. In Canada, Christian organizations have been fined for refusing toallow use of their facilities for same sex post marriage celebrations.Priests and clergy cannot make public arguments about human sexualityas per our Christian faith. People have been brought before humanrights commissions and in some cases before human rights tribunals forspeaking up for Christian marriage. Teachers cannot speak publicly infavour of marriage between a woman and man. Same sex marriage must bedepicted positively in all classrooms in Canada and in Boston, USA.Boston schools by law have to hold Gay appreciation days in theirschools and their libraries have to have books promoting same sexrealities and books also must contain same sex relationshipbiologically explicit material. This is something I would not like mynieces or nephews to be subjected too. But parents will have no choiceas was clearly demonstrated in Boston when David Parkers took a caseseeking that his children would not be taught about same relationshipsand same sex marriage. The judgment was that “the school actually hada duty to normalize homosexual relationships to children”.In Scotland John Mason, Glasgow of the SNP said he “was fearful thatanyone opposed to same sex marriage would be victimised if the billwent through without more robust protections”. I am much more fearfulin our situation where same sex marriage will be constitutionallyguaranteed. No business, no parish hall, no church, no school, noteacher will have “an opt out” conscience protection clause. Buildings andservices will have to be made available on request to same sex couplesand their celebrations as this will be enshrined in the constitution.It will compel everyone, Parents, children, clergy, teachers, businessand service providers, voluntary and parish organisations, regardlessof our beliefs, our consciences to redefine our understanding andvision of the family and Marriage. If passed there is no opt outconscience provision, and there will be not opt out conscienceprovision, as we have been toldEquality does not mean the same. The civil Partnership Bill gives samesex partnerships, civil guarantees ,protects property rights, kinship,pensions and social welfare, just like how married couples arepresently protected under civil law. Therefore in essence the equalityagenda is fair, balanced and constitutionally protected at present. So why a Referendum? What are we voting on? That lack of freedom todebate this question has been frightening- never have so many peoplebeen afraid to make clear their voting intentions. That’s wrongeveryone has the right to express their views. It is only by debatingwill we be certain of the facts before we decide how to vote.The Taoiseach was asked 3 weeks ago to point out 2 advantages thatsame sex marriage would give over civil partnership to same sexcouples; he was unable to do so. He was unable to give even onereason. It is difficult to enter into a debate that is based onemotions and face the wrath that goes with that. But as one Politiciansaid one time, “moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery inbattle or great intelligence. Yet it is essential, it is a vitalquality…” it is a vital quality for those who desire for the truth,true freedom and freedom of speech.I ask you before you mark an X on your ballot paper—Why the Referendum?What am I really doing here by following Politicians on a matter ofconscience? On a matter of conscience that will have far reachingconsequences for each of us and for Society?Politicians and conscience- I worry. Politicians and blanketguarantees that all will be well- I worry even more. I supportequality but not when it is impossible to make happen. I support thosein civil partnership. I support people who are gay. We all know peoplewho are gay and people who are in same sex partnerships. Amongst mybest friends are some of them. They are the most genuine and caringpeople in the world. The Church supports and loves all people. PopeFrancis is very clearly showing this and we are all open to findingways forward, but ways that are genuine. This Referendum is notequality lead. It is an attempt to redefine Marriage and the family,an attempt to recreate the very essence of creation- the cornerstones,the key stones of the Christian union of Man and Woman. It does notadd to family rights, it does the opposite in that it erodes familyrights.It is a wise man and woman, all of us indeed, that stands up and askswhy? to think Why?, when every political party and almost everypolitician is advocating a Yes vote. There has been no proper debate,no probing of this legislation through the Houses of the Oireachtas – thislegislation was not subject to committee stage debate in the Dáil, nochallenging, no amendments taken, no questioning of it in an informedmanner. This has to be very worrying.We need to be cautious what we write into our constitution as we haveseen in the early 1980’s with Abortion legislation- because once weinsert anything into our constitution as a right- the later andsubsequent interpretation of that is a mater for the courts only.Let us think first, think long and hard and draw from our own beliefs,understanding and life’s experience. What kind of society are wecreating? What kind of country do we want for our Children? We cannotredefine that which is a gift from God, defined by Jesus and orderedand supported by Natural Law.I will vote No. I ask you to consider all the facts carefully before you vote.We cannot be a La Carte about our Faith or our beliefs.Where Politicians rush in, dare we be fools to follow.DONEGAL PRIEST URGES PUBLIC NOT TO FOLLOW POLITICIANS INTO REFERENDUM LIKE ‘FOOLS’ was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalFr John Joe Duffymarriage referendumStranorlarlast_img read more

FATHER AND SON TO TREAD THE BOARDS AGAIN AFTER 20 YEARS!

first_imgThe cast of the play.Letterkenny-based entertainer Noel Sweeney and his eldest son Brian are to step back onto the stage together for the first time in 20 years. This father and son duo will act together for the first time in a play when they kick off five nights of the Sam Cree comedy play Widows’ Paradise in the Letterkenny Gaels club room on Thorn Road.The hilarious three-act play is being staged by the Letterkenny Gaels GAA club to raise funds to support club activities. The on and only (thank God!) Noel Sweeney.During the 1970s and early 1980s Noel Sweeney played in the popular wedding band Barney and the Circle before departing on a solo career in the late 1980s. Brian, who was in his late teens at the time, joined his father in the newly formed wedding band. They successfully played at over 100 weddings before Brian departed to the bright lights of Dublin to start an engineering career. Noel ended his music career shortly afterwards as his driving school business demanded more of his attention.After a 10 year absence, Brian and Noel both returned to on-stage entertainment in 2004 and 2005 respectively.Brian joined the Letterkenny Pantomime Society and made his acting debut as an Ugly Sister in their 2004 production of Cinderella. He followed this with performances as the Barron of Pittsburgh in the pantomime Robin Hood, Mr Tweedy in the LMDG production of Sam Cree’s play ‘Don’t tell the Wife’ and the School Master role in the 2005 and 2013 productions of Caisleann Oir, written by Letterkenny native Leslie Long.Noel joined the Lifford Players in 2005 and debuted on stage as Sergeant Mulgrew in Macook’s Corner. In 2006, he performed at the All Ireland drama finals in Athlone as Juror no. 6 in the Lifford Players production of the 12 Angry Men. Noel has also played the Guard in the Fergus Cleary play ‘Where are the Parents’ and played Moleskin Joe in Anthony Delap’s musical Children of the Dead End. Brian Sweeney – not as bad as the father …….yet!Although both men have occasionally been active on the local amateur drama scene, they have never acted together in the same production.Noel says “Our roles on stage now are very different from what we were doing 20 years ago in the wedding band”. “In saying that, our aim is no different – to entertain people”. Noel continued “I blame Paddy O’Connor, the Director who was responsible for the casting”. “The pickings must have been thin at the auditions when he went for the two of us”.Brian said “It is nice to have the opportunity to act alongside your father, as not too many plays or musicals have roles to suit a father and son duo”. He laughs and says, “It’s very strange as both our characters are attempting to impress the same woman”. “You’ll have to come to the show to see how that one turns out”.This hilarious comedy will run for 5 nights from Wednesday 21st October to Sunday 25th October in the Letterkenny Gaels Club room on Thorn Road. Tickets can be bought at the Arena 7, George Sweeney’s Shop, Swilly Group Office on Business Park Road, Thomas Keys Shop, Black’s Shop on Lower Main St., the Silver Tassie Hotel and Murrays Pharmacy in Ramelton. Tickets can also be bought from members of the cast and Letterkenny Gaels committee members.FATHER AND SON TO TREAD THE BOARDS AGAIN AFTER 20 YEARS! was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalLetterkenny GaelsWidows Paradiselast_img read more

BOXER JASON THANKS DAD AND HIS FANS AFTER GLORIOUS START TO PRO BOXING CAREER

first_imgJason after his fightDONEGAL boxer Jason Quigley has thanked his family and his dad after his whirlwind start to his professional boxing career.Jason won his first bout in Las Vegas last night with a first round technical knock-out after just 82 seconds of the first round.It was an astonishing performance against American Howard Reece, with US sports pundits predicting a wonderful professional career ahead for the Ballybofey man. “I am absolutely buzzing,” said Jason today.“I couldn’t have asked for better start to my professional career with a first round TKO.“I would like to thank my father and coach and my team for all the work we did preparing for this fight and to Golden Boy for giving me the best stage in the world to show what I have – the MGM Grand Las Vegas.“I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to my management team SheerSportMGMT and all my fans who travelled to Vegas to watch me and everybody at home for the support. “It has been amazing, thank you.”No – thank YOU! BOXER JASON THANKS DAD AND HIS FANS AFTER GLORIOUS START TO PRO BOXING CAREER was last modified: July 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Howard ReeceJason Quigleyknock outLas VegasProfessional debutwinlast_img read more

What Van Dijk needs to do to be considered the very best in his position

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED So far this season Liverpool are unbeaten and have conceded just three times in the Premier League with Van Dijk forming a partnership with Joe Gomez at the heart of the defence.Van Dijk, 27, spent two years at Celtic where he won two league titles and the Scottish League Cup before joining Southampton for £13m in 2015 where his displays eventually led to a £75m transfer to Anfield in 2018.Since his move to Merseyside, he has cemented his place as one of the league’s stand out centre-backs, while he was made Netherlands captain. 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Van Dijk needs to start winning the major prizes in football before being talked about as the very best in his position silverware REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ramos and Varane have both been part of Real Madrid’s recent Champions League successes, which saw them win three on the bounce“He’s right in the top group,” he told Soccer AM when asked where Van Dijk ranks among the very best.“Some people may put him top, I would just hang fire with that, with the fact that he hasn’t won the biggest trophies yet – I think you have to do that.“He got to the Champions League final last season, but I think the two players at the other end of the pitch – [Sergio] Ramos and [Raphael] Varane – not so much that they’re better players than Virgil van Dijk, but they’ve won Champions Leagues, both won the World Cup, so I think when you’ve got that on the CV it’s hard to look past those two.” huge blow BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY ADVICE England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 no dice Most popular football news Ramos won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and Varane did the same in 2018 with France Virgil van Dijk will eventually be considered one of football’s best centre-backs – but he has to win something first.That’s according to Liverpool legend and 2005 Champions League winner Jamie Carragher, who said the Dutchman is not far off the cream of the crop right now. REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’last_img read more

Kind-hearted Kildare sheep farmers show their support for Carndonagh

first_imgMembers of the North Kildare Sheep Producers Group made a donation of €1,000 to help the fodder situation in County Donegal in the last week.The Chairman of the North Kildare Sheep Producers Group, Pat Tracey and Godfrey Potterton made the donation to Donegal IFA Chairman Michael Chance. The support will go to two young sheep farmers in the Carndonagh region in County Donegal who were severely impacted by the storms and severe weather in 2017.Pictured above is Michael Chance, Donegal IFA Chairman presenting the two €500 Inishowen Co Op Vouchers to Paul Doherty and Patsy Lynch representing Ester Logue. Also included are Martin McCullagh, Teagasc, Brendan Monigle, Inishowen Co-Op and Marcus O’Halloran, IFA Development Officer. Photo by Clive Wasson.  Kind-hearted Kildare sheep farmers show their support for Carndonagh was last modified: January 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CarndonaghfooderInishowensheep farmerslast_img read more

Bryce Harper silences Oracle Park, reaches Barry Bonds territory in Giants defeat

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — It was just six months ago when the Giants’ dreams were consumed with the thought of Bryce Harper blasting home runs to a territory only Barry Bonds regularly explored.It happened twice at Oracle Park on Friday, but no dreams came true in the process. Instead, they were dashed.As a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, Harper slammed a pair of home runs including a go-ahead three-run shot in the …last_img read more

Composting tour this month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This year’s Composting in Ohio industry tour, set for Aug. 20 in southwest Ohio, will focus on managing water.The stops on the tour include a large-scale composting facility that recently took steps to better control its surface water runoff and a dairy-restaurant complex that treats millions of gallons of graywater in a system of wetlands.Also covered will be preparing for a possible H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in Ohio and, should it happen, the possible need to compost thousands or even millions of dead poultry.The event is for anyone “interested in seeing firsthand how to recycle, rather than landfill, organic wastes,” said Fred Michel, event co-planner and associate professor of biosystems engineering in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.The tour’s target audience, Michel said, includes compost producers, regulators, consultants, scientists, solid waste district managers, city and county officials, and farmers.The tour starts at 9 a.m. at the Garick Composting Facility, 11000 Huntington Road in South Charleston, which is where participants should meet. It goes to two other sites in the area, then features three sessions by industry experts.The event’s sponsors are the college’s Ohio Composting and Manure Management Program and the Organics Recycling Association of Ohio.Featured on the tour will be:* Garick Composting Facility, a Class II facility that uses the in-vessel Paygro System to compost 145,000 yards of feedstock annually, including manure and food wastes. It then makes a range of consumer and professional compost products for conditioning the soil. The site’s operators recently made upgrades to improve its surface water runoff.* Clark County Mortality Composting, South Charleston. The Ohio Department of Transportation has run the Class II site for 10 years. It composts deer killed on roads in the county.* Young’s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs. The stop includes lunch and ice cream followed by a tour of a wetland complex used to treat 4 million gallons of graywater annually from the farm’s restaurant and processing facility.Also featured will be talks on:* “Developing a Surface Water Prevention Plan: A Case Study” by Sharon Barnes and Bob Schanz of Barnes Nursery in Huron, about controlling runoff from composting facilities.* “Future of Organics Recycling in Ohio” by Terrie TerMeer of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, about changes in the state’s waste-management and environmental policies and their possible effects on the economics of composting.* “Planning for Catastrophe: Avian Influenza 2015” by Michel, including identifying compost facilities that could provide large amounts of yard waste and other feedstock for composting the chickens and turkeys that might die in an outbreak.General registration is $40 by Aug. 17 and includes lunch. Student registration is $25 by the same date and also includes lunch. Download the program flier and registration form at go.osu.edu/2015OhioCompostTour.Transportation between the tour stops will be by the participants’ own vehicles or by a free vanpool ride leaving from CFAES’s research arm, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster in northeast Ohio, at 6 a.m. and returning by 6 p.m. Space in the van is limited; reserve a space when registering.Participants will be eligible for the following continuing education credits: Ohio Department of Agriculture Certified Livestock Manager (CLM), 2.0 continuing education hours; and Professional Engineers (PE), 2.0 continuing professional development hours.For details about the event and registration, contact CFAES’s Mary Wicks at 330-202-3533 or wicks.14@osu.edu.last_img read more

Beef Industry Update Meetings

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will be hosting Beef Industry Update Meetings September 9 and 10.  OCA Allied Industry Council member, Multimin USA, is the title sponsor of the meetings. Their sponsorship will provide a complimentary beef dinner to all of the attendees at the meetings.Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association is set to host the meeting on September 9. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Carrollton High School Cafeteria, 252 3rd St. NE, Carrollton, Ohio 44615.The September 10 meeting will be hosted by the Knox County Cattlemen’s Association. The meeting will be held at Dudgeon Family Farm, 8230 Grove Church Road, Gambier, Ohio 43022, at 6 p.m.Both meetings are open to all beef producers and will feature Dr. Brad Degroot, veterinarian and researcher with Multimin USA, as the speaker. He will be discussing how to enhance your herd’s performance with Multimin USA’s trace mineral program. Prior to Dr. Degroot, there will be an OCA membership and policy update.Contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736 or email beef@ohiobeef.org for more information about the industry update meetings or to RSVP.The Beef Industry Updates are sponsored by Multimin USA.last_img read more