Columbus Catholic boys basketball blows past Granton

first_imgDons remain perfect at 8-0By Paul LeckerSports ReporterGRANTON — The high-flying Marshfield Columbus Catholic offense continued its onslaught on its opponents this season, scoring 57 first-half points on its way to a 82-40 rout of Granton in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division boys basketball game Monday at Granton High School.Eleven Dons scored in the win. Hunter Schultz led the way with 15 points, Tyler Fuerlinger and Noah Hansen each added 13 points, and Evan Nikolai scored 11 for Columbus, which is now 8-0 and 5-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Granton is now 1-7 and 1-5 in the conference.The Dons made quick work of Granton, pulling out to a 57-17 lead by halftime.Mike Meddaugh scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs.Columbus Catholic returns to action Jan. 5 at home against Greenwood.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 82, Bulldogs 40Columbus Catholic 57 25 – 82Granton 17 23 – 40COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (82): Noah Taylor 2, Matt Olson 0, Peyton Nystrom 6, Ethan Neis 5, Jared Mandel 5, Calvin Brown 0, Noah Hansen 13, Matthias Gouin 3, Nick Malovrh 6, Evan Nikolai 11, Hunter Schultz 15, Tyler Fuerlinger 13, Charles Payant 0 (3 points unassigned). Record: 8-0, 5-0 Cloverbelt East.GRANTON (40): Dylan Ludwig 2, Mike Meddaugh 20, Austin Vandeberg 4, Brock Opelt 7, Matthew Tyler 7. Record: 1-7, 1-5 Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

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Small-scale farming ‘to end hunger’

first_img17 September 2013 The government has developed a national food security policy that aims to harness under-used agricultural land and establish markets for small-scale producers, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Addressing a business breakfast briefing in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Joemat-Pettersson said the policy, developed in partnership with the Department of Social Development, included a food production intervention dubbed Fetsa Tlala, or “end hunger”. “Fetsa Tlala is aimed firstly at ensuring that under-used agricultural land is brought under production,” Joemat-Pettersson said. “We will work with communities, assisting them as required, to ensure that we use every bit of land to produce food. “Through the Fetsa Tlala food production intervention, we have brought 200 000 hectares of land under production in seven provinces. Our targeted goal is one-million hectares in the next five years. “Once the food is produced and harvested through Fetsa Tlala, we will then ensure that there is sufficient support for SMMEs [small, medium and micro enterprises] in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries processing sectors to mill the meal or pack the vegetables.” Joemat-Pettersson said the department would also work with the Department of Trade and Industry to establish markets for small-scale farmers, fishers and foresters. “This is no dream; it is already happening on the ground, where thousands of hectares have been successfully placed under production – some for consumption, and some for sale, stimulating local economies. “Government runs hospitals … we have the South African National Defence Force, school feeding schemes, and prisons. Smallholder farmers and producers should have a market in these organisations,” she said. “Government should be buying food straight from our smallholders and creating viable markets for them. This is what Fetsa Tlala is about. It is about unlocking the economies of rural areas.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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IRS Answers Questions About Shutdown’s Impact on Tax Court Cases – Update

first_imgThe Tax Court has resumed operations as of January 28, 2019. However, the IRS has provided answers to some questions posed by taxpayers and tax professionals about the government shutdown’s impact on Tax Court cases.Returned DocumentsTax professionals who mailed or sent documents to the Tax Court that were returned should:mail via U.S. Postal Service. or resend the document using a designated private delivery service, andinclude a copy of the original envelope showing the postmark or other proof of mailing.Also, the taxpayer or tax professional should retain the original envelope or container.Canceled Trial SessionsThe Tax Court canceled trial sessions for:January 28, 2019 (El Paso, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; and Lubbock, TX);February 4, 2019 (Hartford, CT; Houston, TX; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Paul, MN; Washington, DC; and Winston-Salem, NC); andFebruary 11, 2019 (Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; San Diego, CA; and Mobile, AL).The Tax Court will inform taxpayers whose trials were canceled of their new trial dates. The Tax Court has not yet canceled the February 25, 2019, trial sessions, but will decide on or before February 7, 2019. The February 25 trial sessions include:Atlanta, GA;Chicago, IL;Dallas, TX;Kansas City, MO; andPhiladelphia, PA.Until further notice, taxpayers whose trial sessions were not canceled or whose trials were not yet scheduled should expect their cases to proceed as normal.Obtaining Tax Court Case Information During Shutdown Taxpayers should contact their representative to get information about their case. Also, the Tax Court’s website is the best source of information about pending cases.Right now, many IRS personnel are on furlough and are not available to answer questions until the government reopens. After the IRS reopens, Appeals and Chief Counsel will try to resolve cases as quickly as possible.The IRS continues to process tax payments and send out bills during the shutdown. Taxpayers who receive a collection notice for a tax liability disputed in the Tax Court should wait until the government reopens. The IRS attorney assigned to the case will determine if the assessment was premature and, if so, request an abatement.Practitioners who would like more information about the shutdown’s impact on the Tax Court and tax season can register for the American Bar Association (ABA) webinar, “How to Advise Taxpayers During the Government Shutdown,” on January 28, 2019. The panel will discuss the impact of the government shutdown on the 2019 filing season and will offer best practices for working with taxpayers during the lapse in appropriations.Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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76ers’ Redick could miss 2 weeks with left leg injury

first_imgView comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Raptors’ DeRozan fined for ‘5-on-8’ comment criticizing refs Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick (17) injures his ankle as Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright (55) looks on during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 117-111. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick could miss two weeks with a left leg injury.The 76ers say Redick was hurt Monday during the fourth quarter of their victory over Toronto, and X-rays after the game were negative. However, an MRI on Tuesday revealed bone edema and a small cortical crack in the fibular head of the leg.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The team says Redick will be re-evaluated in about 10 days to two weeks.Redick is averaging 17.3 points in his first season in PhiladelphiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusiveslast_img read more

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Android phone with massive 10,000mAh battery in the works

first_imgNo matter how futuristic your smartphone may get, its battery life would always be of primary concern to you. Chinese company Oukitel is looking to change all that with its upcoming K10000 smartphone; its USP being its massive 10,000mAh battery.Yes, you heard that right. The Oukitel K10000 which is now reportedly in the works and is set to launch soon will house a huge 10,000mAh battery rated to deliver almost a week’s talk time on moderate usage on a single charge, reports Neowin.Moreover, looking at its reported spec sheet, this seems to be a handset that is primarily focused on long battery life. Just like more premium smartphones, this one is made entirely of metal but that humongous battery on-board may just give the recently launched flagships some serious run for their money.The report has also tipped some other rare specs of the K10000. It will reportedly come with a 5.5-inch display with a 720p resolution. The handset will reportedly be powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.It will reportedly come with 16GB of internal memory (no word on expansion) and run Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.The K10000 is further reported to sport a 13MP rear and 5MP front camera.There is no word from Oukitel regarding the handset as of now, but looking at its spec sheet it is safe to say we are looking at something interesting.Chinese companies are indeed going places, churning out one handset after another some of which turn out to be real value for money offerings. Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei and OnePlus are some of these companies that are giving global honchos some stiff competition.advertisementIt’s no surprise that other Chinese OEMs would want to cash in on the latest market trend and use it to the best of their advantage.Coming back to the issue of battery life, a phone housing a 10,000mAh battery would be a first if Oukitel does launch this one. Recently, we’ve seen device batteries fluctuating in the range of 3,000-4,000mAh, with companies also having reached the 6,000mAh mark.last_img read more

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The number of films and TV series being streamed v

first_imgThe number of films and TV series being streamed via Lovefilm’s online service has rapidly overtaken the number of DVDs, Blu-rays and games being rented by the company.According to the company, the number of films and TV episodes being watched on internet connected devices exceeded the number of DVDs, Blu-rays and Games rented by over 20% so far this year. This represents an increase of over 400% on the same period last year. Lovefilm said its DVD rental business is still growing and is up 25% year-on-year.In January, the company passed the two million subscriber mark in Europe.Jim Buckle, managing director of Lovefilm, said, “The first quarter of 2012 has shown us two things: that Lovefilm members are watching more films and TV series both on the internet and on DVD than ever before and; in less than three years, streaming through Lovefilm Instant has become more popular than renting DVDs.”last_img read more

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Netflix has put in place a socalled poison pill

first_imgNetflix has put in place a so-called ‘poison pill’ measure that could prevent investor Carl Icahn from increasing his holding in the company.Netflix is issuing rights to existing shareholders that will allow them to buy new stock in the company in the case of an unsolicited takeover. Netflix has declared a dividend distribution of one right for each outstanding share of its common stock.Netflix said the scheme was designed to protect the company and its stockholders from unsolicited takeovers and “to enable all stockholders to realise the long-term value of their investment in Netflix”. The move comes after Icahn acquired a 10% stake in the online video rental operator last week. The billionaire investor said that he expected consolidation in the online video sector to happen soon.The new Netflix rights will only become exercisable if a party acquires 10% or more of the company’s shares – or 20% in the case of certain institutional investors – via a transaction that hasn’t been approved by the board. In the event of the rights becoming exercisable, each will entitle established shareholders to buy, at an exercise price of US$350 (€273) per right, a number of shares of common stock with a current market value of twice the exercise price. The rights will also enable existing shareholders to buy a portion of the shares of any acquiring party in the event of a merger or acquisition. Netflix’s board has also reserved the power to redeem the rights – which have an expiry date of November 2 2015 – at any time ahead of an event that causes them to become exercisable.last_img read more

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Internet advertising accounted for greater market

first_imgInternet advertising accounted for greater market share than TV for the first time ever, in 2015, according to new research,The European Audiovisual Observatory (OBS) research shows internet advertising accounted for 33% of the whole ad market last year.The OBS claimed, however, that TV is holding strong in the face of booming internet advertising. TV has, the OBS noted, increased annul advertising revenue 2% in the period between 2011 and 2015.It says that newspapers and magazines bore the brunt of the internet growth, falling 26% and 27% respectively.Other categories measured included cinema, outdoor and radio, wich were broadly flat across the 2011-2015 measurement period (see chart).The rise of the internet ads category across that time has been prolific, with it overtaking both newspapers, and now, TV.last_img read more

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NIH awards 34 million to UC researchers to study gastrointestinal lymphatic system

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 15 2018A team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have been awarded $3.4 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of the gastrointestinal (GI) lymphatic system in dietary nutrient absorption and the transport of signaling molecules.The lymphatic system is a network of vascular channels that enable the return of lymph–colorless fluid containing white blood cells that bathes the tissues and drains through the lymphatic system into the bloodstream, back to the circulatory system. In the gastrointestinal tract, the lymphatic circulation has the added function of transporting the triglyceride rich chylomicrons, various hormones and signaling molecules secreted by the cells of the gastrointestinal tract.Related StoriesIT Faces the Digital Pathology Data TsunamiAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgery”Compared to other systems, cardiac or respiratory, we currently have a relatively poor understanding of the physiological significance of the GI lymphatic system, necessary for normal functioning of the GI tract and overall metabolic health,” says principal investigator Patrick Tso, PhD, professor and Mary M. Emery Chair of Pathology in the medical college’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of the Cincinnati Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center. Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and systems physiology, and Min Liu, PhD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, are co-principal investigators on the study.The GI lymphatic system, Tso says, may turn out to be a critical area of study relevant to diabetes.For example, he says that when patients undergo bariatric surgery, in most cases, their diabetes is reversed quickly, well before they start to lose weight. Ulrich-Lai, Liu and Tso believe that a disturbance of the lymphatic circulation may be involved in this very interesting clinical finding.In this study, researchers will create a similar disruption of the drainage of the lymphatic system in an animal model to assess its impact on metabolic health.”We hope to shed light on the mechanism involved in reversing diabetes by bariatric surgery,” says Tso.Tso joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UC College of Medicine in 1996 as professor of pathology and an adjunct appointment in the Department of Physiology. Tso’s career there has included positions as associate director of the Obesity Research Center; director of the NIH-funded Cincinnati Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center and director of the Center for Lipid Research. In 2010, he received the Daniel Drake Medal, the highest honor bestowed to a faculty at the College of Medicine.The five-year, $3.4 million, grant comes from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) (1RO1DK119135-01).The investigators cite no conflicts of interest. Source:http://healthnews.uc.edu/news/?/30319/last_img read more

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Link between hip joint hypermobility and behavioral alterations also found in nonhuman

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 20 2019The relation between collagen laxity and anxiety in humans is widely known, but this relation has never been observed before in other species. A team of researchers led by professors Jaume Fatjó and Antoni Bulbena from the Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine at the UAB, the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) and the UAB Affinity Foundation Chair in Animals and Health, analysed a set of 13 animal behavior characteristics and hip joint mobility in a total of 5575 domestic dogs. The results point to an association between hip joint hypermobility and a brain activation linked to emotions in dogs, with similar results as to those observed in people.In the case of humans, researchers observed that this relation is made evident by manifestations of anxiety, fear, agoraphobia and panic, and that it is linked to hypermobility thanks to the indirect effects of emotional and mental states through a deregulation of the brain’s independent reactions which intensify emotional states. Scientists maintain that excitability, this emotional reactivity, is one of the risk factors for anxiety disorders. Many years ago our research group discovered a relation between hypermobility and anxiety, in which people with more joint mobility and flexibility also tended to have more problems with anxiety. Now for the first time we are able to demonstrate that this association also exists in a non-human species.” Professor Fatjó, Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine, UAB In the new study published in Scientific Reports, of the Nature group, researchers presented the first evidence of an association between hip joint hypermobility and behavioral alterations in a non-human species, which may suggest a very ancient evolutionary link which could be a universal trait in all mammals.Also participating in the research were Andrea Bulbena, researcher at the UAB Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine and at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai (USA); as well as researchers from the University of London (UK), the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and The Seeing Eye organisation (USA). Source:Universitat Autonoma de BarcelonaJournal reference:Bowen, J. et al. (2019) First evidence for an association between joint hypermobility and excitability in a non-human species, the domestic dog. Scientific Reports. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-45096-0last_img read more

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