Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) is set to launch its first ever Ten/10 Softball Cricket Championship Cup, under the sponsorship of ArrowHead Promotions.Sponsors of the Softball Cricket Championship CupThe competition, which commences on November 18, will be played across venues in Region Five.This event — which promises to have softball enthusiasts on the edges of their seats — will bring the curtains down on the region’s sporting activities for 2018.Softball teams participating in this tournament are set to do battle in a most competitive environment, as each team and player will vie for glory in a competition that would reward the grand prize winner with more than $300,000.
As the Superbowl approaches, millions of spectators will enjoy the feats of our own sports heroes. But what if animals put on games with their capabilities? Human athletes would find it hard to compete. Swimming: A polar bear performed a phenomenal feat of endurance swimming, reported the BBC News. According to a zoologist who observed the animal, the bear “swam continuously for 232 hours” (almost 10 days) “and 687 km” (412 mi) “and through waters that were 2-6 degrees C” (36-43?F).Hunting: “Dogs have such a phenomenal sense of smell,” an article on PhysOrg said, that they are increasingly being used by conservation biologists to locate information on other animals in the wild. Even dogs rescued from shelters can be trained and given a valuable career.Shooting: “It sounds like something a guided missile would do,” began a report on New Scientist. Like marksmen with a high-tech scope, “Foxes seem to zero in on prey using Earth’s magnetic field. They are the first animal thought to use the field to judge distance rather than just direction.”If humans had to compete with these animals, without benefit of external tools, it would be no contest.Those are just the most recent news articles in one group of animals, to say nothing of reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Animals’ abilities to sense and utilize information in the environment and to cover vast distances by land, air and sea is a testament to the engineering design superiority of their Creator. That’s why more and more scientists are keen on imitating animal engineering (12/10/2010).(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The third week of 2016 Fall Feeding Farmers in the Field took the Ohio Ag Net crew to the eastern edge of Allen County to Winegardner Farms. The family operation, ran by brothers Kent and Lyle, as well as Kent’s son Kendell deals with corn and soybeans in addition to side businesses, including Winegardner Petroleum. Watch the video below as Dale Minyo speaks with Kent and Kendell on the family, their farm, and this year’s harvest.Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood jumped in the combine with Lyle Winegardner to see up close and personal just how harvest is going. The soybean field they were in was looking to average around 70 bushels per acre, exceptional for this year’s growing season. More in the Cab Cam below.Special thanks to sponsors of Feeding Farmers in the Field, fall edition: T102, AgroLiquid, A.G. Boogher, Farm Credit — Delphos, Fennig Equipment, Fertilizer Dealer Supply, RRR Tire, Stine Seed, and VanTilburg Farms. Kent Winegardner Kendell Winegardner Lyle Winegardner in the family’s unique “mancave”
Umesh Yadav is set to deploy his newly developed toe-crushing yorkers against EnglandFresh from a successful India A tour of Australia, paceman Umesh Yadav has revealed that his Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram helped him get his yorkers right and he is now keen to use the toe-crushers against England batsmen in the one-dayers.”I had a problem with the yorkers as my ball often strayed on the leg. Wasim bhai helped me with that. He said, when you are at your bowling mark and about to bowl a yorker, just keep all your focus on the spot you want the ball to pitch and don’t think that it will go down the leg side,” Yadav said.”He said it is very important to be aware of your whole body and its position whether your bowling arm is following the ball and how your follow-through is. You have to ensure that your body and mind are in perfect sync. Even the slightest of angle change will affect where your ball pitches. He (Akram) told me to make sure the body is always behind the ball and you follow the ball till the end,” he told ‘BCCI TV’ in an interview.After finding rhythm in India A’s tour of Australia, Yadav said getting a five-wicket haul was a huge confidence booster for him and he hopes to carry that form into this series.”That tour was very good for me. I bowled well and picked wickets on flat pitches. There was bounce but they weren’t as quick as we had expected them to be. So we had to assess the wickets, study the bounce and bowl accordingly,” the 26-year-old said.advertisementNoting that the wickets in England are generally softer and have spongy bounce, Yadav said his plan will be to try and bowl as full as possible in order to give the ball the time to swing. The Indian pacer said he will use the toe-crusher regularly in England.”The ball stops before coming on to the bat here unlike in Australia, where it skids through. The good thing here is that you just need to bowl with discipline and rest assured the ball will do something,” he said.Yadav said he does not agree with the viewpoint that the yorker has gone out of fashion, instead feels it is an important weapon in the bowler’s armoury.”Everyone knows how to bowl a yorker but not everyone can. That is because of the mindset. The key to getting it right is to go with a clear plan, only focus on bowling the yorker and be very confident about it,” the pacer said.”If bowled accurately there is no better delivery than yorker in cricket,” he added.Yadav, who has joined the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami for the ongoing five-match ODI series, said he has to share their workload.”It is only normal for them to be a bit tired. So, the new bowlers who have joined the team will have to take up more responsibilities in that regards. The onus will be on us to take them with us and keep pushing them to carry on,” he said.Yadav, who has had a stint with Akram at Kolkata Knight Riders, said that he has learnt a lot while working with the legendary pacer.Elaborating on what he has learnt, Yadav said, “if at the last moment, your body is not in the perfect alignment of the ball, you should not try to swing the ball because it will either stray down the leg side or too wide outside off.”The better your body control and position at the release point, the more accurately will you be able to bowl where you want to. That body alignment at the time of release is the key to bowling fast while swinging the ball. If your wrist position is wrong, your swing will go wrong. If your head is falling over, your line will be ruined,” he said.
Thirdy Ravena carries his sister and Ateneo Lady Eagles libero Dani Ravena, who just won the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The Ravenas, a family of champions, can now say that every member of their family won a title.Dani Ravena was the latest to gain status as champion after helping Ateneo knock off University of Santo Tomas in Game 3 of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball Finals on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Ravena parents, meanwhile, are also champions during their playing years with patriarch Bong winning the 1992 PBA Rookie of the Year and claiming five titles in his 13-year career.Mozzy was part of UST’s last two championships during its ‘seven-peat’ bridging the late 80s and early 90s.“They played hard, they have a lot of heart and you’ll be amazed at how much sacrifice they make,” said Kiefer, who plays for NLEX in the PBA. “It’s just fitting for them to win this championship.”“I hope she wins more titles than my brother and I,” added Thirdy, who will play his fifth collegiate year in Season 82.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ Her brothers Kiefer and Thirdy couldn’t be any prouder of their little sister.“I can’t remember any siblings that each one of them has won a championship in the UAAP, it’s going to be a feat for the family so credit to our parents,” said Kiefer Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“This is an amazing feeling, I’m proud of the whole team, proud of Dani,” said Thirdy in Filipino. “I just told her to enjoy everything because after Game 1 she’s already stressed and I told them to just enjoy that moment because they deserve it.”Kiefer is a two-time UAAP champion and a two-time MVP while Thirdy led the Blue Eagles to their last two titles and also bagged Finals MVP trophies. LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew EJ Laure hopes to be back for UST in UAAP Season 82 ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments
British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will be holding a hunger summit in 2013 – a big win for the thousands of Save the Children supporters who have joined the Race Against Hunger campaign.The meeting will follow on from the hunger summit Mr Cameron held on the last day of the Olympics which delivered progress in the tackling the global malnutrition crisis.Every year more than 2 million children die because they don’t get enough of the right food.Since the Olympic Hunger Summit Save the Children and its supporters have been urging the Prime Minister to keep tackling hunger at the top of the global agenda in 2013.Historic opportunityToday’s announcement is a big step to meeting that goal and Save the Children chief executive, Justin Forsyth, warmly welcomed the move: “David Cameron’s leadership will help transform the lives of millions of children. 2013 is an historic opportunity to launch the biggest push against hunger in history.’He added: “Malnutrition is the silent killer of 2.3 million children each year, yet it is entirely preventable. With high food prices more children’s lives are at risk and urgent action is required.’No child goes hungry“Putting hunger and malnutrition at the top of the global agenda while Britain holds the Presidency of the G8, will be a crucial step in ensuring that no child goes hungry and every child gets a fair chance in life.’“We hope this summit galvanises support for helping those children who desperately need help, while taking action on the drivers of high food prices.”Source:Save the Children UK
Tom FennarioAPTN National NewsCanada is meeting with groups to talk about how its urban aboriginal strategy can be improved.Statistics show that more than 50 percent of Canada’s Indigenous peoples live in urban centres.Many are successful, but a disproportionate number are struggling with issues like homelessness.Now the federal government is looking to make some email@example.com