800response (www.800response.com(link is external)), the leading provider of vanity 800 numbers and web-based call tracking and recording services, announces today that Michael Bedell is joining the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.Bedell brings more than fifteen years of leadership and management skills in sales and marketing to the Burlington, Vermont based company. Prior to joining 800response, Bedell served as President and CEO of Synapse Retail Ventures, a subsidiary of Synapse Group, Inc., where he successfully launched a national retail channel of business for the company. Before leading their retail channel, Bedell served as Vice President of the media company’s inbound phone group where he managed account service, marketing, and partnership programs. Bedell has also held senior level positions at IPG and Omnicom agencies, and served as Chief Marketing Officer at MedAvant Healthcare Solutions.”Mike has proven through past executive and leadership roles to be a well-seasoned expert in the field of direct marketing, media, and advertising. We plan to make the most of Mike’s expertise and astute business skills in these areas to penetrate new vertical markets, continue our expansion into Canada, and pursue future business opportunities using our call handling technology. We are in a growth phase and adding Mike to our team will help expand our sales and marketing initiatives to support existing customers, and new product development,” says Mitchell Knisbacher, Founder of 800response.800response maintains the largest inventory of Custom 800 numbers available today, and offers these critical lead tracking tools that optimize advertising expenditures to businesses nationwide. The company’s goal is to ensure that these leading direct-response tools are readily available to small and mid-size businesses that otherwise do not have the means to obtain an unforgettable phone number that resonates with their brand and builds their business.Commenting on his new role, Bedell says, “The equity and sales building opportunities a Custom 800 number can bring to a business, combined with innovative call handling technology are tremendous. We have the opportunity to expand in many business segments and leverage our lead capture and call analysis solutions. Joining 800response fuses my years of marketing experience with the direct-response and call handling platforms that advertisers use today to grow their businesses.”Bedell holds a B.B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Mike and his family join 800response in the Green Mountain state, repeatedly selected as one of the most livable communities in the country, known for its hiking and East coast skiing.About 800response800response is the leading provider of Custom 800 numbers and offers the broadest selection available today. Custom 800 numbers are proven to increase response rates by 30% or more; are unforgettable, trackable, and recordable. Services include a sophisticated Call Routing platform, and Web-based Call Tracking and Recording analysis in real-time. Custom 800 numbers enable businesses to optimize advertising budgets; build a database of leads; access demographic information on callers; allocate sales staff based on call patterns; and analyze advertising results. For more information, visit www.800response.com(link is external) or call 1-800-NEW-SALES.# # #
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This facility is operated by Dubai Ports (DP World), one of the main port operators worldwide, accounting for 78 terminals in 40 different countries. ACS Group, through its affiliate Dragados, has been awarded its first large-scale port project in North America for the design and construction of Vancouver Fraser Authority Port’s container terminal extension in British Columbia, Canada. This terminal, located in central Vancouver, is one of the Port’s three container terminals, representing one fifth of its total freight movement. According to ACS Group, the project will tackle the road congestion and it will improve efficiency by eliminating port traffic from adjacent roads. It will also avoid the three rail crossings used by port users while delivering continuous access to Highway 1. The project’s investment volume rises up to €260 million approx. and it is expected to be completed in December 2021. “The main aim of this project is to extend the terminal’s surface and to rearrange it towards increasing its capacity from the current 900.000 TEUs to 1.5 million TEUs annually. Likewise, freight movement and access to harbor area will be improved by building a fly-over and by improving and refurbishing the access routes,” the company reported.
INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 19, 2019) — Special Olympics North America has announced 14 Indiana schools will receive national banner recognition for their efforts to engage students with and without intellectual disabilities in inclusive activities during the 2018-2019 school year.The schools are all participants in Special Olympics Indiana’s Unified Champion Schools and Champions Together programs and are being honored for meeting national standards of excellence in the areas of inclusion, advocacy, and respect.Local Indiana’s National Unified Champion Banner schools are Columbus East High School and South Ripley High School.The schools are among a select number across the nation to receive this distinction, and each will be presented with a banner to hang in their school this fall. One of the 14 schools will be further recognized as part of the “ESPN Honor Roll” for 2019, listed among the top 34 inclusive schools in the nation.“We are incredibly proud of the way that schools across Indiana have embraced this idea that students of all abilities can and should lead us toward a better, more inclusive future,” said Special Olympics Indiana President and CEO Jeff Mohler. “These 14 schools have gone above and beyond in their commitment to this program and they deserve every bit of this recognition for helping to create unified school communities.”The aim of the Unified Champion Schools program is to empower youth to become agents of change by encouraging special education and general education students to work together—along with educators and administrators—to promote social inclusion through a variety of year-round activities related to three main components: Unified Sports®, Inclusive Youth Leadership, and Whole-School Engagement.A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition is one that has an inclusive school climate and that has demonstrated a commitment to the program by meeting 10 national standards of excellence defined by a panel of leaders from Special Olympics and the academic community. National banner schools also must demonstrate they are self-sustainable or have a plan in place to sustain these activities into the future.Through an innovative partnership with the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) known as Champions Together, Indiana has become a global leader in the implementation of Unified Champion Schools programming. This partnership has led to the establishment of Unified Track and Field and Unified Flag Football as officially sanctioned IHSAA sports—along with the development of state championships in Unified Bocce and Unified Bowling—and has helped to provide new opportunities for students of all abilities to “play unified” and to learn from each other while representing their schools in competition.“The IHSAA is extremely proud of our member schools for achieving this prestigious recognition from Special Olympics,” said IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox. “These schools have embraced the inclusion revolution and in doing so, have positively changed the cultures in their schools and communities. There are very few considerations more important than these enhancements to the scholastic experience.”More than 650 schools are currently participating in Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools programming in Indiana, representing a full 10 percent of the more than 6,500 schools across the country engaged in the program. Special Olympics has a global goal of creating 10,000 Unified Champion Schools by 2020.The Unified Champion Schools model is supported by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. This model has been proven, through research by the Center for Social Development and Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston, to be an effective and replicable means to providing students with and without disabilities the opportunity to form positive social relationships and promote a socially inclusive school climate.For more information about Unified Champion Schools or Champions Together, contact Special Olympics Indiana at 317-328-2000 or visit www.specialolympics.org/our-work/unified-champion-schools.
PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani reacts after a called third strike during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs winds up during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, rounds the bases as Chicago White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada looks away during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols celebrates his solo home run during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani runs to third base on a double by Mike Trout during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani is welcomed at the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani strikes out to Chicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, center, celebrates his two-run home run with Kole Calhoun, left, as Chicago White Sox catcher Omar Narvaez waits during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout slides to beat the throw to score on a single by Andrelton Simmons during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout watches his three-run home run during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, right, celebrates his three-run home run with David Fletcher, center, and Kole Calhoun during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani reacts after a called third strike during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)NextShow Caption1 of 14Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)ExpandANAHEIM — The Angels demonstrated on Wednesday night that they are worth watching, no matter what the standings say.There’s Mike Trout, and Shohei Ohtani. And even Albert Pujols still occasionally will do something historic.Trout belted two homers and Ohtani hit one monster shot, part of the Angels’ 11-3 drubbing of the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium. After losing the first two games of the series against the last-place White Sox, the Angels put everything together in a rollocking victory.“We did a lot of things the way we need to do on the field,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “It’s not always going to materialize in this many runs, but it was fun to watch.” This time he added a homer to right, to go with his first-inning blast to left. Trout now has 28 homers this season.It marked the 13th multi-homer game of Trout’s career, and his third this year. He drove in four runs for the second time this season.It was particularly impressive that Trout could have that kind of night when he’s been seeing so few strikes lately. He walked six times in the previous two games.“Just keeping my strike zone and being patient,” Trout said. “When I’m trying to do too much or getting out of my zone, that’s when I get in trouble.”In between Trout’s homers, Ohtani launched a 446-foot blast to right-center in the fifth inning. It was the second-longest homer of the nine he’s hit this year, which have all come at Angel Stadium. He hit a 449-foot homer in April.It was the first time in the three months that Trout, Ohtani and Pujols have been in the lineup together that they’ve all homered in the same game.Somewhat lost amid the offensive outburst was another strong performance from Skaggs, who now has a 1.44 ERA over his last eight starts.Skaggs, who had some first-inning trouble lately, said he went through his warm-up routine in a more methodical fashion this time.“Instead of throwing to get loose, throw with actual intent,” he said.It worked. He began the game in dominant fashion not seen in a generation with the Angels. Skaggs struck out the first five hitters of the game, the first Angels pitcher to do that since Jim Abbott on Sept. 19, 1995.Related Articles Skaggs retired the first 10 hitters — seven on strikeouts — before allowing a hit. The White Sox hit a couple balls hard against him in the third inning, including an Avisail Garcia 108 mph grounder that skipped past Andrelton Simmons for an error, and they scored two runs, one earned.After that, Skaggs tacked on two more zeroes before turning the game over to the bullpen to finish off the comfortable victory.“It definitely makes baseball a lot more fun,” Skaggs said of the offensive outburst. “I go out and feel like I’m pitching well. We’re scoring a lot of runs. It’s good to be an Angel when that happens.”Games this could almost make an Angels fan forget that the team is still 51-52 and 10-1/2 games behind the Seattle Mariners for the second AL wild card spot.With less than a week to go before the trading deadline, there figure to be changes coming for the Angels, but Scioscia was giving no hints before Wednesday’s game.“I don’t think there’s an hour that goes by that Billy (Eppler) is not looking to improve our club,” Scioscia said. “I don’t think he would shy away from trying to make us better, but I have no indication either way.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Tyler Skaggs gave up one earned run in six innings, striking out nine, as he continued his stretch of dominance. Kole Calhoun and David Fletcher each had two hits. Even slumping Luis Valbuena had a two-run double.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.And Pujols had a couple noteworthy accomplishments. He hit homer No. 631 — to pass Ken Griffey Jr. and move into sixth on the all-time list. He also stole his first base of the season, when White Sox pitcher James Shields ignored him and he was halfway to third by the time he released his pitch.“It seems like every hit or homer or double he’s passing somebody,” Trout said. “He probably passed someone with that stolen base. He puts that cape on every once in a while. It’s pretty cool.Despite all that entertainment, the night belonged mostly to Trout, with one more memorable highlight added to Ohtani’s reel. It came on the first night that the Angels put Ohtani in front of Trout in the batting order.Trout opened the scoring with a solo homer in the first inning. He doubled in the third. After getting hit by a pitch in the middle of the Angels’ four-run fifth, he came up in the sixth with runners at the corners. Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
By Jay Cook |SHREWSBURY – Lunch Break has been serving hot meals and providing services to Red Bank’s underprivileged for over three decades.But for their anniversary this year, the nonprofit Red Bank institution will extend its offerings beyond the pantry.By the end of next summer, Lunch Break will open its first Life Skills Center – a one-stop shop for those in need to attain personalized guidance towards a high school diploma or support for an entry-level job in the workforce.“We have been helping people with their most immediate needs for 35 years,” said Lunch Break’s executive director, Gwendolyn Love. “We’re excited to be able to take this opportunity and build it into something that’s going to be life-changing for many of our clients.”Lunch Break received approval from Shrewsbury’s planning board last month to completely gut and renovate a 1,250-square-foot former real estate office at 648 Broad St. into the agency’s only satellite location.That location will serve as a services hub for all of Lunch Break’s clients, many of whom are looking to break the cycle of hunger and joblessness, Love said.Gwendolyn Love, the executive director of Lunch Break, and Sharda Jetwani Love, Lunch Break’s program director, will be spearheading the non-profit’s new Life Skills Center opening later this year in Shrewsbury. Photo by Jay CookSharda Jetwani Love, Lunch Break’s program director, said the Life Skills Center is a “job readiness program helping those who are unemployed, underemployed or just looking for more skillsets to help them attain a level of financial stability.”When the center opens later this year, Jetwani Love said it will offer soft skills like interviewing tips, résumé guidance and prep for GED programs. Local representatives from the education, business and development sectors will make up a steering committee to help find the best methods of assistance.Jetwani Love said the Life Skills Center will provide a personalized experience for each of its clients. If someone is looking to attain a high school diploma, Jetwani Love said there is a pathway established with Brookdale Community College in Lincroft to reach that goal. For those on governmental assistance, representatives from the Monmouth County One-Stop will be easily accessible for help in finding employment.Lunch Break has also created pacts with numerous successful businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties where graduates of the Life Skills Center can get an entry-level job and rise through the ranks. Some of those companies are Sickles Market, soon opening on Red Bank’s West Side; Meridian Healthcare; Sunrise Senior Living; and at any of the 11 local Home Depot branches in the two counties.“You may come in entry level but there’s a pathway to work up the ladder in the organization,” Love said. “That’s golden. It’s how you get into self-sustainability.”Shrewsbury Mayor Don Burden said there are “no negatives at all” for the Life Skills Center opening in the 2.3-square-mile town neighboring Red Bank.“They’re reaching out to surrounding communities outside of the Red Bank base, which I think is very helpful, and I’m hopeful some of the work they’ll be doing there will result in some of these people finding employment in Shrewsbury,” Burden said.Lunch Break is busier than ever in its 35 years operating in Red Bank. Just last year, Love said the nonprofit served 80,000 hot meals; delivered 70,000 meals to homebound clients; had 10,000 visits to the client choice pantry; and have anywhere between 750 and 850 people a month visit for the pantry.“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our numbers were dwindling on the food services side and growing on the life skills program side? That’s the goal,” Love said.Lunch Break has been offering job searching services to its clients, but not to the extent expected at their new facility. The internet café at its headquarters at 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd. has been used for job researching and employers post opportunities on a job board there. The organization also offers a suit-provision program where clients can schedule to get a fitted suit for an interview.Jetwani Love said she anticipates the Life Skills Center to be busy when doors open.“You trust us enough to come here and get your food, back to school supplies and your toys,” she said. “Why not step in and see how we can help you with budgeting or getting clothes for an interview?”Love said it’s been a total community effort to open the center. A volunteer with Lunch Break who works for JP Morgan Chase helped broker the lease for the Life Skills Center. Love said Lunch Break will lease the building for 11 years at the price of $1 a month. Maser Engineering, a Middletown firm, provided engineering services pro bono for the planning board applications. Metrovation partner Chris Cole, whose group owns The Grove in Shrewsbury, will provide landscaping services and decorations for the Life Skills Center.Lunch Break will apply for grants to Home Depot to pay for the building renovations and Habitat for Humanity will also provide the manpower for the cleanup.And with those relationships, Love said Lunch Break will not only continue its longstanding mission, but also expand it as she sees fit.“Lunch Break is just really excited to embark on this new direction,” Love said. “We think that it just makes sense.” This article was first published in the Feb. 8-15, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
In September 2013, Matthew decided to focus more attention on swimming and joined the winter swim club in the Silver City — Trail Regional Aquatic eXcellence (TRAX).“My coach (Bill Park) told me do my best and not focus on time too much, instead focus on race do my best, working hard and let my talents show.”The six-podium finishes in the pool for Matthew came with silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle and bronze in 100 meter Breaststroke, 400-meter boys IM, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter breaststroke.“Definitely my best races are in the Individual Medley and Breaststroke events so I wanted to win those races,” said Matthew, who will not take time away from the pool to concentrate on training for his next love, cross country racing.“In the 200 Breaststroke I got my age group national time. So that was good.”The National age group Breaststroke time is something Matthew has been pushing toward most of the season, missing his goal by one-tenth in one race and two-tenths in another.To qualify for the championships, swimmers must achieve at least three National times during the swim season.“The National age group championships are in Winnipeg this year,” said Matthew, who admits to loving the competitve edge sports brings to him.“Next year I hope to qualify as a 15-year old when the Championships are in Montreal. I’m looking forward to going there to compete.”Plus Coldplay is my favourite band and I understand they’re supposed to be playing in Montreal next year at the same time I’m there swimming so that should help my focus.”The Kootenays finished sixth overall in team standings at the BC Summer Games with 23 medals, meaning Matthew won one-quarter of the hardware for the zone.Even though Matthew was unable to find a spot on the top of the podium, the 5’8” swimmer feels six medals is still a pretty good BC Games result.“It was a honour to go up every time me name was called,” Matthew said. “I didn’t mind that (getting presented with a medal) at all.” Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing six-medal performance in the pool in the Hub City.“I have to say I was very surprised at my overall results this weekend,” the 14-year-old Matthew said from Nanaimo.“It was a very good feeling to win,” Matthew added. “I always try to do my best.”Matthew said initially he didn’t think the results would add up at the start of the swimming sport at the BC Games.For some reason the son of Anita and Graham Matthew didn’t bust his way off the starting blocks during the morning swims.But that all changed when finals arrived.“I wasn’t expecting a whole lot,” he said. “But I’ve always been a lot better final swimmer since my younger days. I thrive on the pressure of finals and just don’t like letting the swimmer in the next lane beat me.”Matthew has been a mainstay at Nelson and District Aquatic Centre since he was five years of age when he joined the Nelson Neptunes Swim Team.Last summer Matthew traveled to Castlegar to compete with the Aquanauts after the NDCC Pool was closed for renovations after some ceiling tiles dropped into the water.
Kamloops was up 2-0 when some strong checking by Julia Burkart and Amiee Montpellier created a loose ball for Bomber speedster Hanna Quinn to pounce and slide a low shot into the Kamloops goal cutting the lead in half. It stayed that way for much of the second half until late in the game, when Kamloops had a short corner and netted their third goal and a 3 – 1 win. “All – in – all not a bad game by the bombers they all played hard and in the end it was just inexperience and a short bench that got us,” said Walgren. “Next up was the host Oliver, always a tall order to come out with a win against them,” Walgren added.Even with a short bench and thanks to two Grade 8 girls from Trafalgar Jessica McLeod and Marisa Price, the Bombers scored first when speedy Hanna Quinn got a hold of a loose ball and scored on a partial breakaway. Oliver then pressed the Bomber midfield and backline and scored soon after tying the game 1-1. The Hornets then took the lead on a broken play as the lady bombers could not clear the ball and a low hard shot was deflected past the bomber keeper Ashley Hall who had no chance on the play, for the 2 -1 win. Saturday the Bombers did not start until later in the day and that extra rest seemed to help. First up was Penticton Lakers.Rookie Page Meisner scored off of a goalmouth scramble before Hanna Quinn doubled LVR’s lead with some speedy running and great stick work.Penticton pressed the Bombers and got a goal late to make the game interesting at the end, but strong midfield play from Julia Burkart, Aimee Montpellier and backline play from Heather Potkins, Isabell Curiston, and Ashleigh McLean kept the Lakers at bay. LVR managed to pull even on the weekend by scoring a narrow 1-0 win over Princess Margret from Penticton.”Again strong Midfield play by Aimee Montpellier and Julia Burkart along with a solid back line with rookies Isabell Curiston, Ashleigh McLean and veteran Heather Potkins helped rookie keeper Ashleigh Hall preserve a 1 – 0 shutout,” Walgren said.Potkins scored LVR’s lone goal with a shot after some nice passing by Julia Burkart and Hanna Quinn during an LVR short corner. “All of the rookies, Keeper Ashley Hall, defence – Isabell Curiston, Ashleigh McLean, mids – Sienna Morningstar, Elissa Centrone, Aimee Montpellier, Jessica McLeod, forwards Paige Meisner, and Maria Gioveolioni played very well and showed great determination on Friday and Saturday, never stopping and always learning from the previous game,” Walgren said. Next up for the Bombers is a League game on Thursday against the very tough archrival J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail before the Bombers travel to Pass Creek for a Tournament hosted by Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar Friday afternoon and Saturday. Bring on the High School Field Hockey season.The L.V. Rogers Bombers jumped into the campaign with both feet, finishing with a 2-2 during the annual trek to Oliver to compete in the South Okanagan Hornets High School Girl’s Field Hockey Tournament.”The team ended up with a 2 – 2 record, not bad considering we only went with eleven players and three of them were returning veterans from last year’s Provincial Consolation group win in Victoria,” said coach Bruce Walgren.Walgren said the Lady Bombers started out playing a very fast team from Kamloops. The Bombers were on the defensive for most of the game continuously stopping multiple Kamloops attacks. Rookie goalie Ashley Hall, along with defenders Heather Potkins, Isabell Curiston and Ashleigh Mclean did their best to move the ball up to Julia Burkart and Aimee Montpellier in the midfield but the Kamloops ladies were not giving an inch. Many hard fought battles took place in the back line and midfield.
Rangers are poised to tie up a double loan move for Roma striker Umar Sadiq and Mali international midfielder Lassana Coulibaly. The Ibrox club have reached an agreement with Angers in France to bring in 22-year-old Coulibaly. Now he and 21-year-old Nigerian Sadiq will join Steven Gerrard’s posse of summer signings, pending the award of work permits. (Daily Mail)Steven Davis joining Rangers has been dismissed by a club insider. Reports from Sky Sports claimed the Gers hero was ‘keen’ on an Ibrox return. However, it appears that the Southampton skipper will not be wearing the Light Blues colours any time soon. (Scottish Sun) Latest Scottish Premiership News Steven Davis is unlikely to leave Southampton for Rangers 2 Rangers youngster Jamie Barjonas is set to join Partick Thistle on loan. The 19-year-old – handed his first-team debut last May – is expected to join the Jagsas they get their Championship campaign underway. (Scottish Sun)Livingston are keen on keeper Louis Gray, who was released by Everton. Former Wrexham shot-stopper Gray has been training with the newly-promoted Premiership Lions this week. (Scottish Sun)Dutch striker Alex Schalk has yet to decide on where his future lies – but he will not be remaining with Ross County. Schalk’s contract expired at the end of the season following County’s relegation from the Premiership, after nearly three seasons with the Staggies in which he netted 30 goals in 105 appearances. County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell confirmed Schalk is weighing options in the Scottish Premiership and abroad, with Aberdeen being linked with a move for the former NAC Breda and Go Ahead Eagles attacker. (The Press and Journal)Hibernian could find themselves priced out of a move for Jamie Maclaren as Darmstadt look to cash in on the Aussie striker. The 25-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan to the Easter Road club, scoring eight goals. He has told the German Second Division side he would like to return to Scotlandpermanently. But Maclaren’s contract with Darmstadt still has two years left to run and they believe his late inclusion in Bert Van Marwijk’s World Cup squad means they can demand a significant six-figure fee for him. (Scottish Sun) Jozo Simunovic is attracting attention 2 scrap Here’s all the top Scottish football-related transfer gossip in the newspapers and online…Everton are being tipped to make a big-money raid on Celtic for their prized asset Kieran Tierney. Left-back Tierney, 21, has been identified by Everton as a potential long-term successor to Leighton Baines, 33. (Daily Mirror)French club Lille are set to launch a £5million bid for Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic. The troubled Liga 1 side are rebuilding after the departure of coach Marcelo Bielsa and a narrow escape from relegation in the final weeks of the season. (Daily Mail) Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jon Miller, Fairfield CountyWe ran a little on Thursday and got rain on Friday. We had a pretty good day on Saturday before a rain came through in the evening. The good ground has good yields, but the soil types have made a huge difference so far. The lighter soils really took a hit with the stretch of dry weather this year. We are not running yet today. It was a pretty heavy dew this morning but we will hopefully get back out here soon.I don’t think the standability is going to be very good this year if we get any type of wind event. Some of the corn that died prematurely already fell over. We had pockets of corn already down here and there.Yields were a little lower than expected. It was still good corn, but lower than what we were thinking. It is too early to get a handle on yield numbers, but moisture-wise we were around 21% to 26%. For this early in the season that is not bad so we’ll hit it pretty hard this week if the weather cooperates. We have 300 to 400 acres of 108-day corn and after that if we stay dry and warm we’ll just keep at it.I expect the beans ought to do fairly well, but I don’t want to get my hopes up too high. It will be a week and a half or two weeks until beans are ready. The double-crops look pretty good too. The first crop beans are laid over pretty bad so they are tough to walk through right now.We’ll plant wheat this fall. I’d plant more if the price was more promising. We’ll stick with our normal rotation because of our straw market and the potential for double-crop beans. Otherwise wheat won’t pay the bills, but corn is not looking so great at paying the bills either.We did some test plots in some of the corn we ran. They are tough to learn much from so far. I think running out of water trumped anything we did to add bushels with fertility.For the rest of this week”s reports click here.