SMB draws first blood

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins A lot has changed since 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Matthysse won’t carry respect for Pacquiao into the ring Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I know Alaska will do more, this is not their game,” Austria said in paying respect to the enemy, which continued to play without Calvin Abueva and got just import Diamon Simpson and Vic Manuel shooting in twin digits.“We’re expecting more from them and we need to tighten our defense [for the next games].”This series has been hyped because of that improbable San Miguel comeback two seasons ago when everyone—except for the Beermen themselves—wrote the team off after losing the first three games of the all-Filipino Finals.That comeback gave birth to the “Beer-acle,” which, judging from the way it played Game 1, doesn’t have a place in this series anymore.“I addressed the team that we have a history against them (Aces),” Austria said of his pre-game motivational speech. “The players simply didn’t want to lose.”ADVERTISEMENT A lot.Playing with complete command practically all of Saturday night, San Miguel Beer established its will over Alaska in their best-of-five Final Four series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, taking a 92-79 victory at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay and putting the burden of making a comeback on the Aces.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I think in a series, this is the most important game to win,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria, who engineered history when his Beermen roared back from a 0-3 deficit in the Philippine Cup best-of-seven series the last time these two proud franchises met. “[We need this] to dictate the tempo and to make them think hard on their adjustments.”San Miguel’s Game 1 performance will surely befuddle the Alaska coaching staff to say the least, with Austria getting six players in twin digits as the Beermen led by as many as 19 points after breaking away at the start of the second period. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

In Damian Lillard’s milestone night, Blazers turn back Pelicans

first_imgLATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Blazers: visits San Antonio on Saturday.Pelicans: hosts Phoenix on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying UAAP volleyball: Lady Eagles thump Lady Bulldogs, end 1st round at no. 1 Lillard passed LaMarcus Aldridge (12,562) on the team’s list, giving him 12,584 and leaving only Clyde Drexler ahead of him with 18,040.“To move up the list with such a great organization, so many great players that came before me and to move up again is an honor,” Lillard said. “One more person to go.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsC.J. McCollum added 23 points, and Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood each had 17 points for the Trail Blazers, who improved to 8-3 since the All-Star break. Zach Collins scored 12 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 11 points and 12 rebounds as Portland handed New Orleans its fifth consecutive loss despite impressive performances by a couple of Pelicans.“Zach came off the bench and did a great job defensively,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “Rodney made some big plays down at the end that were important.” Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, left, drives against Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)NEW ORLEANS — In a game marked by milestones, it was Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers who had the most to celebrate.Lillard scored 24 points and became the second-leading scorer in franchise history as Portland defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 122-110 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img New Orleans’ Julius Randle had a career-high 45 points and 11 rebounds, falling four assists short of a triple-double. Elfrid Payton had his third consecutive triple-double, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 16 assists.Payton has played in just 31 games in his first season with the Pelicans because of a multiple injuries“I think I have a good feel for where my teammates like the ball for the most part,” Payton said. “It’s just so unfortunate that I’ve missed so many games this year, so I’m just trying to finish strong.”Frank Jackson added 16 points and Jahlil Okafor had 10 for the Pelicans, who made just 12 of 25 free throws.The Pelicans led by one point at halftime, but Lillard and McCollum led the way as the Blazers had a 66-point second half.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “When they needed the big shots,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said, “Damian and C.J. made them.”Portland took an 87-82 lead at the end of the third quarter and pushed the lead to eight early in the fourth.Payton’s 3-pointer pulled the New Orleans within three points at 102-99 midway through the period, but McCollum, Lillard and Hood each made a 3-pointer as Portland took a 115-103 lead with 3:51 left.New Orleans took a 37-30 lead after one quarter, but cooled off in the second. The Pelicans scored just 20 second-quarter points as the Blazers closed within a point at 57-56 at halftime.TIP-INSBlazers: The Blazers clinched a winning season and improved to .500 on the road (17-17). … Portland, which was swept by New Orleans in a first-round playoff series last season, completed a three-game sweep of the regular-season series. … Hood made his first start since being acquired in trade with Cleveland on Feb. 4, filling in for injured Maurice Harkless.Pelicans: G Jrue Holiday (abdominal strain) and F E’Twaun Moore (quad contusion) each missed their fourth consecutive games and coach Alvin Gentry said it’s unlikely either will return this season. … Randle set his career high for points in a quarter when he scored 21 in the first period.DAVIS WELL RESTEDPelicans All-Star F Anthony Davis did not play Friday and the official reason for his absence was “rest.” New Orleans has been restricting Davis’ minutes and holding him out of one game of each set of back-to-back games since he requested a trade in late January. He’s expected to play against Phoenix on Saturday.UP NEXT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Ghanaian Foreign Minister Pays Two-Day Visit to Liberia

first_imgThe Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana, Ms. Hanna Serwaa Tetteh is in Liberia on an official two-day visit, beginning Monday, June 16.A Foreign Ministry release says Foreign Minister Tetteh who is also the Chairperson of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers at the head of a three-man delegation, will pay a courtesy call on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The Ghanaian Foreign Minister will on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 also hold bilateral discussions with Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, and a General Framework Agreement for Cooperation between the two Governments will be signed in the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium of the Foreign Ministry.According to the release, the Agreement between the two countries will signal the establishment of a Permanent Joint Commission.Under the Agreement, the two governments will seek to expand cooperation in mutually rewarding areas including Economic, Trade and Investment, Energy and Mineral resources, Agriculture and Livestock Development, Education Health, Tourism and Culture, Science and Technology, Security and Military Cooperation, as well as Foreign Affairs, Legal and judicial matters aimed at solidifying and strengthening the existing friendly relations between both countries.Minister Tetteh, who is also a Member of the Ghanaian Parliament will later head to the Ghanaian Embassy in Sinkor prior to her departure on Tuesday.Prior to her appointment as Foreign Minister in February of 2013, she served as the Minister of Trade and Industry for the entire four-year period in the previous term of the Government of the National Democratic Congress. Prior to that post, she was a member of the Economic Management Team, the National Development Planning Commission, the Millennium Development Authority Board and the Chairperson of the Ghana Free Zones Board, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgIVAN Toner from Letterkenny AC won the Brockagh four-mile run, with Ryan Porter from Finn Valley in second and his clubmate Mark Bonner in third.There was also another familiar face in the race – Ireland’s athletics team manager Patsy McGonagle.Normally the man who starts races, last night he actually finished on! Brockagh 4 Mile Race 2012 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 95 22.13 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C2 80 22.42 Ryan Porter JM Finn Valley A C 3 89 22.53 Mark Bonner JM Finn Valley A C4 85 23.53 Shane Mc Nulty SM Finn Valley A C5 70 23.56 Dara Mc Nulty M40 Individual6 93 24.04 Martin Gormley M40 Letterkenny A C7 117 24.08 Hugh Duffy SM Cranford A C 8 97 24.41 Michael Penrose M40 Finn Valley A C9 63 24.55 Shaun Mc Fadden SM Letterkenny A C10 101 25.04 Glen Duncan SM Letterkenny A C11 111 25.50 Ciaran O’Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C 12 130 25.52 Catherine Lilburn SW City Of Derry13 99 25.55 Shiela Regan SW Letterkenny A C14 3 25.59 Tom Thompson M40 Finn Valley A C15 119 26.01 Paul Murray SM Letterkenny A C16 96 26.03 Kevin Toner M60 Letterkenny A C17 2 26.13 Patrick Mc Glynn SM Finn Valley A C18 149 26.14 Trevor Doherty SM Individual19 90 26.25 Noeleen Porter W45 Finn Valley A C20 112 26.38 Paul Mc Monagle SM Letterkenny A C21 52 27.17 Andy Scanlon M40 Finn Valley A C22 116 27.25 Liam Mc Ginty M40 Finn Valley A C23 125 27.39 Michael Mc Nulty M40 Individual24 50 27.53 Martin Anderson M40 Finn Valley A C25 113 27.58 Anthony Murray M60 Individual26 121 28.04 PJ Friel SM Individual27 110 28.07 Kieran Duffy SM Individual28 64 28.08 Irene Mc Fadden SW Letterkenny A C29 45 28.19 Kay Byrne W45      Finn Valley A C30 122 28.30 Paddy Gallagher SM Individual31 46 28.32 Michael Mc Menamin SM Finn Valley A C32 67 28.32 Charmaine O Brien SW Finn Valley A C33 81 28.36 Sean O Leary M50 Finn Valley A C34 132 28.49 Seamus Curran M50 Finn Valley A C35 47 29.14 Noreen Bonner W50 Finn Valley A C36 118 29.26 Eunan Scanlon SM Finn Valley A C37 82 30.01 Mary Hippsley W40 Finn Valley A C38 106 30.12 Gerard Mc Glynn SM Individual39 157 30.15 Thomas Walsh JM Individual40 136 30.26 Margaret Shiels W40 Letterkenny A C41 25 30.40 Gloria Donaghey W50 Finn Valley A C42 155 30.56 Seamus Gallen SM Individual43 77 31.04 Sean Mc Menamin M50 Finn Valley A C44 49 31.10 Margaret Reid SW Finn Valley A C45 51 31.14 Ailish Patton SW Finn Valley A C46 142 31.25 Ryan Dorrian SM Individual47 156 31.34 Paul Wilkinson M40 Finn Valley A C48 91 31.34 Brendan Patton M40 Finn Valley A C49 148 31.53 Marie Harper SW Finn Valley A C50 143 31.55 Sinead Mc Connell W40 Individual51 131 32.03 Nancy Mc Namee W45 Finn Valley A C52 24 33.23 Amanda Mc Brearty SW Individual53 78 33.26 Jim Nash SM Finn Valley A C54 40 33.32 Rosemarie Bonner SW Finn Valley A C55 66 33.42 Sharon Hamilton SW Finn Valley A C56 44 33.44 Ruth Mc Crudden W45 Individual57 147 33.49 Gordon Rule SM Individual58 41 34.10 Goretti Marley SW Finn Valley A C59 11 34.12 Mary Carlin W50 Finn Valley A C60 127 34.12 Angela Mc Ginty SW Individual61 128 34.12 Patrick Mc Namee SM Individual62 68 34.29 Colleen Mc Hugh SW Finn Valley A C63 14 34.41 Fionnuala Duffy SW Finn Valley A C64 10 35.19 Patricia Houston SW Finn Valley A C65 144 35.28 Eamon Mc Connell M40 Individual66 123 35.30 Carl Houston SM Individual67 54 35.46 Dympna Mc Ginty SW Finn Valley A C68 120 35.48 Ciara Patterson SW Individual69 141 35.49 Catriona Boyle SW Individual70 109 36.08 Ann Foy SW Individual71 108 36.08 Paddy Foy M40 Individual72 145 36.10 Marie Mc Glynn SW Individual73 30 36.12 Jennifer Pearson SW Finn Valley A C74 105 36.27 Lisa Doherty SW Individual75 42 36.34 Sonya O Donnell SW Finn Valley A C76 124 36.37 Desmond Brownlie M60 Lagan Valley77 29 36.55 Vicky Wray SW Finn Valley A C78 139 37.10 Debbie Mc Nulty SW Finn Valley A C79 73 37.16 Mary Martin W50 Finn Valley A C80 69 37.32 Bernie Mc Menamin SW Finn Valley A C81 92 37.34 Grace Boyle W50 Finn Valley A C82 104 37.46 Margaret Mc Connell SW Finn Valley A C83 5 37.54 Sophie Kelly SW Individual84 6 37.57 Wendy Bustard SW Finn Valley A C85 75 38.40 Kevin Mc Hugh M60 Finn Valley A C86 13 38.56 Ciara Mc Bride SW Finn Valley A C87 28 38.56 Brid Mc Ginty SW Finn Valley A C88 138 39.27 Marie Mc Colgan W40 Individual89 114 39.28 Denise Harper W45 Finn Valley A C90 37 39.35 Ann Marie Lynch SW Finn Valley A C91 57 40.10 Andrea Mc Gowan SW Finn Valley A C92 48 40.11 Ann Marie Gibbons SW Individual93 100 40.41 Ann Doherty W50 Individual94 102 40.42 Siobhan Duddy SW Individual95 55 40.49 Catriona Mc Ginty SW Finn Valley A C96 160 40.56 Karina Campbell SW Individual97 20 41.43 Sinead Collins SW Finn Valley A C98 153 42.30 Sinead Mc Menamin SW Individual99 152 42.32 Corina Caterson Flynn SW Individual100 146 42.50 Patricia Mc Glinchey SW Finn Valley A C101 126 43.24 Ryan Scalon SM Individual102 98 43.41 Yvonne O Donnell SW Individual103 107 43.54 Ann Mc Glynn SW Individual104 151 43.57 Amy Gibbons JW Individual105 129 45.55 Maeve Doherty SW Individual106 140 45.58 Cathy Kelly W40 Individual107 53 45.58 Wendy Scanlon SW Finn Valley A C108 161 46.27 Edel MC Glynn SW Individual109 150 46.28 Lorretta Mc Nulty SW Individual110 115 46.29 Margaret Murray W50 Individual111 65 46.45 Helen Doherty SW Individual112 133 50.05 Pauric Harkin JM Individual113 159 51.11 Annie Campbell SW Individual114 103 57.35 Melissa Mc Cormick SW Individual115 135 64.53 Patsy Mc Gonagle M60 Finn Valley A C116 134 65.00 Niall Mc Gonagle M40 Finn Valley A C117 158 65.17 Freda Walsh SW Individual118 137 65.18 Faith Harkin JW Individual119 154 65.19 Joe O’Hare M40 IndividualTotal Runners: 119C’MON LADIES – TIME TO GO148 AND 143!IS THAT FIONNULA?C’MON PATSY: BIT MORE EFFORT THERE, PLEASEATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM THE BROCKAGH 4-MILE RUN was last modified: August 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM THE BROCKAGH 4-MILE RUNlast_img read more

Hazard warns Chelsea, Liverpool swoop still on, Everton to land World Cup star?

first_imgHere’s a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Tuesday’s newspapers and online… Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Nabil Fekir – could he still join Liverpool this summer? Golovin has been linked with Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea this summer targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Manchester City are closing in on a £46.5m deal to land Italy midfielder Jorginho, 26, from Napoli. (Sky Sports)Southampton have joined Crystal Palace, West Ham, Wolves, Sampdoria and AC Milan in the race to sign Jack Wilshere, who is currently set to leave Arsenal at the end of this month and become a free agent. (Daily Mirror)West Ham target Javier Pastore is now in talks with Roma, with the Argentine midfielder set to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer. (The Sun) 4 However, it is claimed the uncertainty over Chelsea’s manager is harming their attempts to sign the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Jean Michael Seri. (The Times)Liverpool will demand £15million for Daniel Sturridge this summer, with Sevilla and Fenerbahce reportedly interested in the 28-year-old striker. (Daily Telegraph)Everton’s new director of football, Marcel Brands, is said to be ‘free to make signings’ from former club PSV Eindhoven, which could pave the way for the signing of Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, whose goal beat Germany in their stunning World Cup win this week. (Liverpool Echo)The Toffees also want to sign  Portugal winger Gelson Martins, who is one of many players pushing to leave Sporting Lisbon this summer, as well as Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, although the 18-year-old is also wanted by Tottenham. (Daily Telegraph) 4 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Latest transfer gossip on RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 4 Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the £48m double signing of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno and Sampdoria’s Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira. (Daily Telegraph)Hector Bellerin has been told he is one of just five players new Arsenal boss Unai Emery does not want to sell. (Daily Mirror)FormerNapolicoach Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola could be confirmed as the Blues’ new management team this week, IF the club agree to terminate Antonio Conte’s contract. (Daily Mail)Chelsea will compete with Juventus to sign Russia’s 22-year-old starlet Aleksandr Golovin if Sarri is appointed. (Evening Standard) Could Mexico hero Lozano be playing at Goodison Park next season? LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 4 moving on targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM Eden Hazard has sent a warning to Chelsea over his future, with the Belgian star saying: “Real Madrid could interest me”. (The Sun)David de Gea is set to become the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world when he signs a new Manchester United contract. (Marca)Liverpool’s deal to sign France forward Nabil Fekir is not over, according to the 24-year-old Lyon star’s agent. (Daily Express) IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

Donegal Sinn Féin launch campaign for Yes vote

first_imgDonegal Sinn Fein members have officially launched their campaign for a Yes vote in the upcoming abortion referendum.Party activists and elected representatives from across the county attended the launch this week to campaign for a Yes vote, to enable women to get vital healthcare with compassion in Ireland.Speaking at the launch, Sinn Fein party chairperson in Donegal, Cllr Jack Murray said; “Sinn Féin members in Donegal have already erected posters and have been supporting the Together for Yes campaign across the county. Our members have also been active on the ground and engaging with people on the doorsteps. “We want to see a strong Yes vote returned from Donegal.“I understand the difficulties that many people have on this issue. It isn’t black and white and it is extremely complex.“It is vital however, that women in Ireland be entitled to the full healthcare access that a modern and compassionate society can provide. The eighth amendment prevents that.“We also need to recognise that the eighth amendment doesn’t stop Irishwomen having abortions. Thousands of women have travelled to England to do so. Thousands of women import abortion pills to this state every year. These are women in our communities; women we all know and they are doing so without any medical supervision. “They deserve to be cared for with compassion in Ireland.“It is for those reasons that we are campaigning for a Yes vote and asking the people of Donegal to do so on May 25th.”Donegal Sinn Féin launch campaign for Yes vote was last modified: May 2nd, 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:8th amendementreferendumSinn FeinYESlast_img read more

Saints confident of seeing off interest in teenage star

first_imgSouthampton manager Nigel Adkins remains confident highly-rated teenager Luke Shaw will stay at St Mary’s.Chelsea expressed an interest in the left-back during the summer and are expected to make another approach when the transfer window opens next month.A number of other clubs have also been watching him closely for some time, with Arsenal believed to be seriously interested.But Southampton are hoping he will sign a new long-term contract and Shaw has indicated that he wants to stay.“Luke is very happy where he is,” Adkins insisted.Click here for our Sunderland v Chelsea 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Photo library: South Africa at work 17

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (1.5MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Cape Town, Western Cape province: Dr Jeff Chen and technical officer Samuel Mabakane work on the biggest computer in Africa, housed at the Centre for High Performance Computing in Observatory. The computer works for 24 hours a day, analysing climate, industrial design and much more. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Workers in Woodstock work to remove graffiti. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Noluthando Njana (32) sells food to hungry technicians at South Africa’s biggest biotechnology and genome sequencing project, the National Bioinformatics Network. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: South African Armin Deffurat (left) and Martel Juvet Chachou from Cameroon work at South Africa’s biggest biotechnology and genome sequencing project, the National Bioinformatics Network, sequencing the DNA of the extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) virus. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Nicholas du Plessis works early-morning hours at the Soloped bike shop in the centre of Cape Town. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Samantha Luntz serves up fresh croissants at Cafe Zanne. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Domestic arrivals at Cape Town Airport. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The Cape Town International Convention Centre in the heart of the commercial district.Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: A harbour worker cleans chains used to keep oil rigs in place. Photo: Rodger Bosch, » Download high-res imageSOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 17: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Mary Alexander at read more

Prepare your sprayer for storage now to avoid costly problems in the spring

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. If you want to avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major headaches, you will be wise to give your sprayer a little bit of TLC (Tender Loving Care) these days. Yes this is still a busy time of the year for some of you, but don’t delay winterizing your sprayer too long if you already have not done so. You don’t want a pump that is cracked and/or not working at its full capacity because you did not properly winterize it before the temperature falls below freezing. Here are some important things you need to do with your sprayer this time of the year.RinsingIt is very likely that you did the right thing when you used the sprayer the last time: you rinsed the whole system (tank, hoses, filters, nozzles) thoroughly. If you did not, make sure this is done before storing the sprayer. A sprayer that is not rinsed thoroughly after each use, and especially after the spraying season is over, may lead to several problems such as cross-contamination of products applied for different crops, and clogging of nozzles. Once the nozzles are clogged, it is extremely difficult to bring them back to their operating conditions when they were clean. Leaving chemical residues in nozzles will usually lead to changes in their flow rates, as well as in their spray patterns resulting in uneven distribution of chemicals on the target.Depending on the tank, proper rinsing of the interior of the tank could be easy or challenging. It will be very easy if the tank is relatively new and is equipped with special rinsing nozzles and mechanism inside the tank. If this is not the case, manual rinsing of the tank interior is more difficult, and poses some safety problems such as inhaling fumes of leftover chemicals during the rinsing process. To avoid these problems, either replace the tank with one that has the interior rinse nozzles, or install an interior tank rinse system in your existing tank.For effective rinsing of all the sprayer components, circulate clean water through the whole sprayer parts several minutes first with the nozzles off, then flush out the rinsate through the nozzles. Rinsing should be done preferably in the field, or on a concrete chemical mixing/loading pad with a sump to recover rinse water. Regardless, dispose of the rinsate according to what is recommended on the labels of the pesticides you have used. Always check the label for specific instructions. However, most labels recommend following procedure: If rinsing is done on a concrete rinse pad with a sump, put the rinsate collected in the sump back in the tank, dilute it with water and spray it in the field where there is no potential for the rinsate to reach ditches and other water bodies nearby. If the rinsing is done in the field, make sure you are not flushing out the rinsate in the system in one area. It is best to further dilute the rinse water in the tank and, spray it on the field on areas where there is no potential for the rinsate to reach ditches and other water bodies nearby.CleaningRinsing the system with water as explained above may not be sufficient to get rid of chemicals from the sprayer. This may lead to cross-contamination problems. Residues of some pesticides left in the sprayer may cause serious problems when a spray mixture containing these residual materials is applied on a crop that is highly sensitive to that pesticide. To avoid such problems, it is best to clean and rinse the entire spraying system with some sort of a cleaning solution. Usually a mixture of one to 100 of household ammonia to water should be adequate for cleaning the tank, but you may first need to clean the tank with a mixture containing detergent if tank was not cleaned weeks ago, right after the last spraying job was done. Some chemicals require specific rinsing solution. There is an excellent Extension Publication from University of Missouri which lists many commonly used pesticides and the specific rinsing solutions required for them. It is available online. Check it out ( However, you should always check the product label to find out the most recent recommendations on cleaning agents.Cleaning the outside of the sprayer components deserves equal attention. Remove compacted deposits with a bristle brush. Then flush the exterior parts of the equipment with water. A high-pressure washer can be used, if available. Wash the exterior of the equipment either in the field away from ditches and water sources nearby, or a specially constructed concrete rinse pad with a sump. Again, the rinsate should be disposed of according to the label recommendations. As I mentioned earlier, most labels recommends the same practice: put the rinsate collected in the sump back in the tank, dilute it with water and spray it in the field where there is no potential for the rinsate to reach ditches and other water bodies nearby.WinterizingMake sure one more there is no liquid left inside any of the sprayer parts to prevent freezing. The pump, the heart of a sprayer, requires special care. You don’t want a pump that is cracked and/or not working at its full capacity because you did not properly winterize it before the temperature falls below freezing. After draining the water, add a small amount of oil, and rotate the pump four or five revolutions by hand to completely coat interior surfaces. Make sure that this oil is not going to damage rubber rollers in a roller pump or rubber parts in a diaphragm pump. Check the operator’s manual. If oil is not recommended, pouring one tablespoon of radiator rust inhibitor in the inlet and outlet part of the pump also keeps the pump from corroding. Another alternative is to put automotive antifreeze with rust inhibitor in the pump and other sprayer parts. This also protects against corrosion and prevents freezing in case all the water is not drained. To prevent corrosion, remove nozzle tips and strainers, dry them, and store them in a dry place. Putting them in a can of light oil such as diesel fuel or kerosene is another option.StorageFind ways to protect your sprayer against the harmful effects of snow, rain, sun, and strong winds. Moisture in the air, whether from snow, rain, or soil, rusts metal parts of unpro­tected equipment of any kind. This is especially true for a sprayer, because there are all kinds of hoses, rubber gaskets and plastic pieces all around a sprayer. Yes, the sun usually helps reduce moisture in the air, but it also causes damage. Ultraviolet light softens and weakens rubber materials such as hoses and tires and degrades some tank materials. The best protection from the environment is to store sprayers in a dry building. Storing sprayers in a building also gives you a chance to work on them any time during the off-season regardless of weather. If storing in a building is not possible, provide some sort of cover. When storing trailer-type sprayers, put blocks under the frame or axle and reduce tire pressure during storage.Finally, check the condition of all sprayer parts one more time before leaving the sprayer behind. Identify the parts that may need to be worked on, or replaced. Check the tank, and hoses to make sure there are no signs of cracks starting to take place. Check the painted parts of the sprayer for scratched spots. Touch up these areas with paint to eliminate corrosion. By the way, don’t forget to cover openings so that birds don’t make a nest somewhere in your sprayer, and insects, dirt, and other foreign material cannot get into the system.last_img read more

Uttar Pradesh Congress veterans get notices from party for ‘indiscipline’

first_imgThe Congress is taking disciplinary action against several Party members in Uttar Pradesh following opposition to the revamp of the State unit in October by some old-timers. All India Congress Committee secretary Dhiraj Gurjar confirmed in New Delhi that notices have been sent to several people over indiscipline. Whatever the seniority of the member, the Party will take action if there is indiscipline, he told the PTI when asked about developments related to the Uttar Pradesh unit. Mr. Gurjar, who is assigned with Uttar Pradesh (West) at the AICC, did not give any further details. But the move appears to be triggered by the absence of several Party veterans from two recent meetings called by the new Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Kumar Lallu.last_img