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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments The Grizzlies are off to a 3-2 start to the new NBA season. They next face Washington at home on Tuesday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Memphis Grizzlies forward Yuta Watanabe (12) controls the ball against Phoenix Suns guard Troy Daniels (30) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies forward Yuta Watanabe, only the second Japanese player in NBA history, hopes to inspire more young basketball players in his homeland after making a historic weekend debut.The 24-year-old from Kagawa scored two points and grabbed two rebounds for the Grizzlies in a 117-96 home victory Saturday over the Phoenix Suns.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will big numbers in NBA continue? Curry says wait and see Watanabe played four years at George Washington University in Washington DC, earning Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors this past season.“When I decided to come play for George Washington University, I was hoping I could be a positive influence on the younger generation of players,” Watanabe said. “I’m not sure how much I’m contributing but I hope to be on the court more and inspire kids in Japan.”Watanabe played for the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Summer League then signed with Memphis in July. He has spent time with the Grizzlies’ development team working on his skills to make the most of his NBA opportunity.“I think it’s important to focus on your strengths,” Watanabe said. “The Grizzlies are a really good defensive team and I would like to improve my defense skills to fit within the team culture.“Another element is the shooting accuracy. If I can shoot a higher field goal percentage, there’s potential for more playing time. Physical strength is also another area I need to focus on, not just now but throughout my career.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I was able to play my role in the four minutes of game time, play hard defense and once we had possession, run as hard as I can,” he said. “I just wanted to cover the fundamentals and I think I was able to accomplish that.”The only other NBA player from Japan was guard Yuta Tabuse, who played four games for the Phoenix Suns in November and December 2004.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I don’t really pay too much attention if I’m the second, third or fourth Japanese player to play in the NBA,” Watanabe said. “As a basketball player, I want to play in an environment where the team needs me.“My family, previous coaches, friends, and fans are all very happy for me and I’m just glad I was able to play and advance this chapter of my career.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more


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first_imgJuventus are preparing an audacious swoop for Arsenal and Manchester United target Edinson Cavani.?The striker has reportedly fallen out with manager Laurent Blanc and could leave Paris Saint-Germain during the current transfer window.Blanc is said to be unhappy with Cavani’s attitude and interested clubs have now been placed on red alert.Juventus, according to L’Equipe, are particularly keen and believe the Uruguayan could be lured to Turin.Arsenal and Manchester United were after the 28-year-old in the summer but their approaches were rebuffed by PSG.Cavani has found the net 13 times this season already and his value is set at over £40m. Edinson Cavani 1last_img read more


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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre But I remember him best from the late, great Showtime series “Resurrection Blvd.” where he played a widowed father who was a former boxer and far different from Ignacio. While “Resurrection” only lasted two seasons, “Betty” seems destined for a long run given its popularity with viewers and critical acclaim. “I believe that `Ugly Betty’ has gone a long way towards eradicating these very deeply established stereotypes toward Latinos,” Tony said. “…It has tackled issues in a very intelligent way and still entertained us. That’s what I think is remarkable about this program.” At the end of last season, Ignacio was deported to Mexico after it was learned that he had illegally immigrated to the U.S. several decades earlier. He hopes the storyline helped put a human face on the immigration debate that continues to rage in the U.S. “If anything, I’m hoping that it elicited some kind of compassion and understanding of the complexity of the human element of this problem and the familial element,” he said. “The season finale separated this family and kind of puts a knife through the heart of this family. … The people who were watching, I don’t think will ever be able to be dispassionate or cold or cynical about separating families and what that represents.” Tony Plana believes that having the opportunity to play the head of a Latino family on a hit prime-time show is nothing short of a miracle. Each week on ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” he steps into the role of Ignacio Suarez, a widowed father sharing a loving but wacky home with his two daughters and grandson. “It feels like an epiphany for me after so many years of struggling and watching Latinos as a group try to penetrate the industry and become an integral and included part of it,” Tony told me when we spoke recently at the Television Academy’s “Hispanics and Television: In Transition” event. Tony has nearly 140 television and movie credits in a career that has included roles in such films as last year’s “Goal!” as well as “Primal Fear,” “Lone Star” and “Salvador.” Osmonds mourn death of patriarch I can’t think of any showbiz family that seems more genuinely close than the Osmonds. So it was especially sad to learn early Tuesday of the death of patriarch George Osmond at the age of 90. His died just days before Donny, Marie and the entire Osmond clan was scheduled to tape a family reunion show with Oprah Winfrey. Donny was on the set of “Entertainment Tonight” when he learned of his father’s death and he and Marie talked with ET’s Jann Carl before boarding a plane to Salt Lake City to join their family. “He was a man of integrity, of honor,” a tearful Marie told Jann. “He was the best man I’ve ever known.” Marie is the second “Dancing With the Stars” contestant to have a parent die in recent weeks with Jane Seymour’s mother dying last month. George and Olive Osmond, who died in 2004, are the parents of Donny, Marie, Alan, Jay, Jimmy, Merrill, Wayne, Tom and Virl. Donny said his parents are now reunited. “We know our mom and dad are together again.” Actors support striking writers in L.A., N.Y. The writers strike already has some big-name support with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, America Ferrera, Marg Helgenberg and Tina Fey (also a writer on “30 Rock”) joining writers on the picket lines this week in a show of solidarity. Jay Leno brought Krispy Kreme donuts to the writers outside NBC, William Baldwin served coffee outside Paramount studios and actor-comedians Seth Meyers and John Leguizamo picketed outside 30 Rock in NYC. At various Hollywood events, the usual silly “Who are you wearing?” and “What do you think of Britney/Lindsay/Paris” questions have changed to strike-related queries. “I think it will impact (Hollywood) hugely, everything changes,” Josh Brolin told Entertainment Tonight at a weekend premiere. Brolin said that during the 1988 strike, “I remember people selling their houses.” For an extended story on Tony Plana and additional celebrity news, go online to Greg Hernandez’s Hollywood Joe blog at blogs.dailynews/com/hollywoodjoe160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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first_imgHOTELIERS and publicans are breathing a sigh of relief today after Donegal County Council announced that water will be restored to normal service today in time for the biggest party night of the year.Water disruptions which have affected towns and villages across the county in the past week are to be suspended to allow for New Year’s festivities.Further water cut-offs will be brought in however after the weekend in a bid to restore reservoirs to normal levels. Donegal County Council have issued the following out of hours emergency numbers:Water Service Emergencies 074 – 9172399Roads Service Emergencies 074 – 9172288 COUNCIL RESTORES ALL WATER SERVICES FOR NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS was last modified: December 31st, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more


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first_imgBELOW is a letter sent to the Irish Independent by GAA fan John Cuffe, in which he comments on a different age in the game….“So Donegal needed to stay in a luxury hotel before playing Derry. Donegal to Clones is not to be equated with a trip in the Australian outback. How things have changed in Tír Chonaill.In the 1940s, my uncle won five county medals with Gweedore. Amongst their opponents was Dungloe who were backboned with Sligo’s Frank White and Mayo’s Paddy Prendergast. Gweedore beat them handsomely and often. The biggest threat to the Gaeltacht men was referees and a reluctant county board. They were hard men from a hard era.My uncle “farmed” six acres of rock and bog. To supplement his meagre income, he worked on the roads with the council, in the bog or did seasonal work in Scotland.Once on the way home from a day spreading gravel on the road he carried a hundredweight of grain two miles on his back. Once home, he milked the cows, did whatever bit of farming that was needed and then walked across a beach with the consistency of concrete for about half a mile with his boots hanging over his shoulders.One day in 1947 he walked away. Gweedore replaced him and kept winning. Time and necessity saw him pass away at 62 working on a building site in Scotland. My small drop of Donegal blood curdled when I read the Irish Independent on Donegal cuddling their precious players. What next? Pink jerseys to match our male pink-wearing political cool elite!Jesus lads, grow up. It’s still a simple game. If you are tired after a three-hour ride on an air-conditioned bus, then you should take up bowls or something sedentary.I know times have changed. Better men than today’s crop toiled in the fields of Donegal football without the need for constant pampering.God forbid that they might be asked to foot turf, make hay, milk a cow or fill the potholes. Then again the men of the old era never broke metatarsals, pulled hamstrings or twisted cruciates. Cycling and physical work had the body honed.In 1939, Gweedore were short-changed in the county final when odd refereeing saw them fall short by two points. However, the cup travelled to the Gaeltacht that night as the Gaeltacht men simply took it home with them.Ní fheicimíd a leithéid arís.John Cuffe* Is John right? Send your views to info@donegaldaily.com GAA: FAN’S CRITICISM OF DONEGAL’S HOTEL STAY was last modified: July 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more


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first_imgThe result of the Ulster Youth Cup played at Drumkeen on sat 13th April was Rosses Academy 3 V Drumkeen Utd 2This was a very tight game in first 20 minutes Drumkeen had the best chances shooting over the bar and past the post from 6yd. On a break away Rosses were awarded a very doubtful penalty and P Green made no mistake . Rosses went two up when some very poor marking by Drumkeen allowed Boyle in to score. 2-0 after 40 minutes Rosses had a player was sent off possibly the wrong player was was dismissed .Into the second half Drumkeen piled on the pressure and after 55 minutes Gerard Bonner shot to the top corner to bring Drumkeen back into the game, Drumkeen had lots of chance to score but had to wait until 65 minute when Lee Guthrie was brought down in the box Gavin Sweeney made no mistake from the spot .It looked like going to extra time but a bad defencive mistake by the home team defender let Green through to score in the last minute. Rosses go through to the final.Donegal News Ulster Senior League CupDrumkeen Utd 2 V Kildrum Tigers.0This game was played at a very Windy & Wet St Patricks Park, on Sunday Kick off 2 o clock. Ref Vincent Mc Laughlin . Drumkeen got of to early start when a corner kick by David Craig was miss judged the kildrum keeper, the ball falling to Eunan Kelly who made no mistake, both teams try to play football but it was almost impossible in the weather conditions.half time 1 -0 A Brendan Bonner free kick early in tsecond was easley delt with by the Kildrum keeper . drumkeen lost the serivious of influenchail midfielder Chris Kyle injured. 10 minutes into the second half a great ball into the box by Richard Moore found Jimmy Gallagher who scored Drumkeen second. Kildrum tryed hard to get back into but found the home well on top. a run by Eunan Kelly beating 3 defenders but his shot went narrowly wide .Drumkeen on winning by 2 goals to nil U10 League played on Friday evening Drumkeen 0 Castlefin 4u 14 had a free weekend .Only 3 weeks to draw ticket sellers are asked to return tickets sold or unsold asap to clubhouse, we need un sold tickets. FOOTBALL: DRUMKEEN UNITED FC NEWS was last modified: April 15th, 2013 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:FOOTBALL: DRUMKEEN UNITED FC NEWSlast_img read more


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first_imgThere is delight in west Donegal today (Mon) as the Scruth and Ionad Gaeilge at Rosses Community School officially opened. Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD officially opened Scruth and Ionad Gaeilge at the community school in Dungloe. “Rosses Community School and principal John Gorman are doing great work to promote our language among the next generation,” Minister McHugh said. “The school set some goals and is surpassing them thanks to a positive approach.”Rosses Community School Will now have a “Cearnóg” where students can gather to speak Irish, regardless of their ability and without any prospect of criticism. Minister McHugh said: “The idea of the Cearnóg fits in with the school’s ethos of inclusion.“Baineann cuid dár ndúshlán leis an teanga a dhéanamh ábhartha agus má fheiceann daoine óga gur féidir leo í a úsáid gan eagla a bheith orthu botún a dhéanamh agus í a úsáid níos mó ‘s níos mó le spraoi a bheith acu ansin déanfaidh sé difríocht.  “There’s a responsibility on all of us to support efforts like this in the Rosses and I think huge credit should go to the teachers and staff and the students. “Tá dualgas orainn uilig tacú le hiarrachtaí mar seo sna Rossa agus measaim gur chóir creidiúint ollmhór a thabhairt do na múinteoirí, don fhoireann agus do na mic léinn.“The number of children taking Higher level Irish is growing in the school and that surely is a testament to the quality of leadership and teaching.”The Minister added: “Rosses Community School and John should also be praised for putting itself out there to promote special education,” the Minister said.“The school was earlier this year approved for three classes for special education which will mean a 650m2 extension. The work will also include new furniture and equipment, a toilet/shower block for assisted users, a practical activity room, a multi-sensory room, an office, staff toilets and a store room. “Outside there will be a sensory garden, a secure hard and soft play area and new car parking.”“Nuacht ar dóigh inniu dó Phobalscoil na Rosann ar an Chlochán Liath. Tá mé ag súil go mór leis an tógra seo a fheiceáil ag dul chun cinn.”Scruth and Ionad Gaeilge officially opens at Rosses Community School – Pic Special was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more


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first_img26 April 2012Team Bonitas, one of South Africa’s leading professional men’s road cycling teams, arrived back home on Wednesday after a successful six-week stint in Europe where the team not only held its own, but excelled, against some of the world’s best riders in demanding races and cold conditions.In keeping with the 2012 progression plan as set by Team Bonitas owner Malcolm Lange and team manager Barry Austin, the team sacrificed its usual early season domestic success in South Africa’s short, fast summer races in order to put in the appropriate preparation for a first ever European racing campaign.It was a big-picture plan that had the full backing of all of the team’s sponsors, who had become accustomed to South African podium-topping success during the first quarter over the past three years. However, it was somewhat of a risk considering the relatively low success rate of South African teams racing in Europe in the past. But it was a well-thought out plan and it paid immediate dividends.Two six-week stintsThe 2012 Team Bonitas European campaign comprises two six-week stints, the first in March and April and the second in July and August. Racing began in Portugal at the four-day Volta a Alentejo stage race from 22-25 March and immediately the South African team made an impact.Darren Lill won the King of the Mountains title in a hard-fought battle over the four days, while Tyler Day showed his ability to hold his own in an international sprint when he claimed third place on stage three.Next up was the two-day Volta as Terras de Santa Maria on 30 and 31 March, also in Portugal. Team Bonitas sprinter Herman Fouche got the team off to the perfect start by winning the opening 141km stage and claiming the race leader’s jersey. During the same stage, Lill claimed the King of the Mountains leader’s jersey.Second titleThe team lost Fouche’s leader’s jersey after the following stage, a team time trial (they didn’t have the benefit of time trial bikes like the European teams did) but Lill managed to retain his King of the Mountains competition lead and claimed his second climber’s title in as many races.Jason Bakke featured at the sharp end of the final 60km stage in the finale, claiming third place, to help Team Bonitas complete a successful stint in Portugal.The team then left Portugal for Spain where the competition went up a notch in terms of race grading. The Klasika Primavera Amorebieta was a 171km one-day race graded 1.1 by the UCI. Day spent a large part of the race in a breakaway, which was caught, but Lill managed a top-15 spot to be the top finisher for Team Bonitas.Biggest challengeWith morale high and all riders mended from illness or injury, the Castilla y Leon three-stage, 2.1-graded race, presented the team’s biggest challenge. Besides snow in the mountains, the climbs were long and the competition fierce.The first two stages saw Team Bonitas riders adjusting in one of the biggest races of their lives. However, by the final stage they’d adapted to the pace and depth of the talent around them.Johann Rabie and Lill showed pluck and got themselves into a 10-rider break. On the second major climb, Rabie was dropped, but Lill stayed with the leading group until the final kilometres where a puncture ended his hopes of a high stage finish.Lill was again in the action at the team’s final race, the 1.1-graded 190km Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioj in Spain. He was joined by Fouche and Bakke in a mid-race move that saw a group of 25 move off the front. Only Lill was able to stay with the front riders though, as the bunch split under pressure on the final climbs and ended up in very respectable 13th place.Experienced team manager Barry Austin was instrumental in getting the appropriate support structure in place for the riders, an essential element that’s often overlooked when South Africans compete in Europe.Not surprisedHe says he wasn’t that surprised by the team’s success: “We carefully chose a programme that would suit our riders and style of racing, and slowly brought them into bigger and bigger races. I think what was ‘surprising’ to many, was the way they pulled together and relished the challenge in Europe.“We focussed on being a team on the bike. After every race and many team-training sessions, we went over what we didn’t do that was team orientated. Humans tend to self-preserve and in cycling you must learn that the only path to self-preservation is if you preserve your team first,” explained Austin.In Austin’s opinion, the riders adjusted quickly to the different conditions, which didn’t only mean adapting to the cold weather.“Yes, the weather was a big adjustment as a good day in April in Europe was like July in South Africa. But I think the biggest adjustment was not the speed of the race, but the holding of a position in a bunch and seeing how hard so many riders fight to be at the front.“Then, when entering into the races with the ProTour teams, understanding that the initial break will be made under great pressure and split decisions; and the same in the finale.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Thousands of farm ponds dot the Ohio landscape, serving several important uses for farmers and property owners alike. Farm ponds certainly fulfill utilitarian purposes such as for flood and erosion control measures and serving as a water supply for livestock; they can also have great recreational and aesthetic value and contribute to the proliferation of local wildlife, as the story of Jim Reber’s watery haven illustrates.When Jim Reber, a nature enthusiast and avid fisherman, purchased his country home outside of Lima in 1988, the grounds were one thing that attracted him to the property. There were well established flower beds for his wife, Carolyn, a green thumb from a family of gardeners, and there was a deep farm pond for Jim to nurture into the perfect swimming and fishing hole. And indeed, the beautiful flower beds and bucolic pond teeming with fish and wildlife that they have cultivated provide a scenic backdrop to their attractive rural abode.One of Reber’s first endeavors was to control algae and better oxygenate the one acre pond that is 18 feet at its deepest.“When I first purchased the property, the pond had algae blooms. I pumped copper sulfate in to control those blooms and got some grass carp — which are vegetarians and are about 25 to 30 inches long — to take care of the algae problems. We put in bubblers and aerators and that has seemed to improve the health of the pond, as well. They help reduce muck in the bottom and are important to keep the water moving to help prevent fish kills. In the summer, oxygen settles to the bottom and in winter fish consume the oxygen and get oxygen deprived, so you really want to keep the water circulating,” Reber said.Reber uses blue black colorant to manage water color. To proactively manage against algae, he uses a product called “BioBlend” once a month, which he says has made a huge difference in water appearance and quality, making for excellent fish production. Because beneath the surface of this meticulously cared for pond is a thriving bluegill population and a collection of lunker-sized largemouth bass that Reber has allowed to flourish.“Since 1988, I have stocked the pond four or five times with fish from a fish truck out of Arkansas, following the guidelines for how many fish to stock per acre as described in the Ohio DNR’s Ohio Pond Management Handbook. I stocked bluegill and largemouth and now have some nice 18 to 24 inchers in the pond. But I also have birds that fly into the pond and bring fish eggs from elsewhere on their feet and feathers. You have no control over “bird-feet fish,” so we have had some catfish in here throughout the years that we didn’t put in. They would come up and bump into the kids when they were swimming and scare the crap out of them, so we fished them out,” Reber said.Reber’s pond is the perfect place to take a kid fishing or enjoy a few casts after a long day, and the chances are more than good that the fisherman will catch some big, healthy, active fish.“I have never fed fish like some do and I have never put any structure in the pond, either. My secret is based on the idea of the classic fish food chain: fish eat other fish. Bigger fish eat smaller fish — and I’ve always had plenty of little fish for the predatory big ones. We haven’t stocked in several years and the pond is pretty much self-sustaining now and we have some nice-sized bluegill and plenty of bass, big and small. In the spring, I see fish spawning and a lot of little fish coming up,” he said.Reber, who has fished many of the best waters across the continent, also finds great pleasure simply casting a line closer to home. The pond is a micro-ecosystem nestled amongst the surrounding farm fields and is a sanctuary to a variety of wildlife, which also appeals to Reber.“Fishing is a disease that you catch. Like any pursuit, it gets into you. Fishing is an enjoyable way to experience nature in remote places but it is also great to go out after dinner and catch a few bass. I love to go out and spin cast or keep up on my fly casting. The pond attracts a lot of wild animals, which we enjoy viewing. It brings in a lot of wildlife and birds that we would not see without it. We get great blue herons and green herons that fly over from Grand Lake St. Mary’s. Deer come in at dusk to water. The young ones are so much fun to watch. We also have good numbers of migrating waterfowl come through and see some interesting ducks, like buffleheads and mergansers, and obviously mallards and geese,” Reber said. “One time a flock of eight to 10 turkeys came down the fencerow and some geese objected and tried to run them off. Then a tom strutted up the bank, puffed himself up large, stared them down, and the geese took off. It was quite a sight,” Reber said.The pond was a boon to the Reber family when their children were growing up, and it continues to offer wonder and enjoyment for their growing family and the Reber’s close friends.“For a family with children, the pond opened up so many avenues for so many things to do. In the spring and summer, we would go on nature cruises in the peddle boat with the kids and find redwing blackbird nests in the cattails. My son, Ted, brought tadpoles and frogs that he and Carolyn netted into the elementary school for science projects. We had a lot of swimming parties as the kids got older and we would hire a lifeguard for any big event — the problem with a pond is that if you go under, you can’t be seen, so we wanted to be extra careful,” he said. “This is a unique property outside of Lima’s city limits and suburbs. The pond, flower gardens, and rural setting are attractive to people from around suburbia and are often focal points of a gathering when people come out for a dinner or cookout.”Both the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Jim Reber recommend that anyone interested in digging a new pond or beginning to manage an existing pond should do their homework prior to starting. The Ohio Pond Management Handbook is an excellent place to start. This invaluable resource is available for free online and is downloadable from the Ohio DNR website at http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/portals/wildlife/pdfs/publications/fish%20management/Pub432.pdf.The informative and in-depth handbook is written for pond owners new and old and landowners planning to construct one. Chapters are devoted to topics such as pond construction, stocking the ponds, management practices for the best fishing, managing aquatic vegetation, fish health, pond problems and solutions, and wildlife habitat enhancement around the pond.Farm ponds offer a wealth of beauty and charm to a country landscape and can afford their owners with a variety of family, social, and recreational activities, while at the same time providing important habitat for native animal life.Jim Reber’s stewardship of his farm pond, and the rich experiences with which he has been rewarded, reflect farmer and author Louis Bromfield’s observation that “our ponds are each one a spot of beauty, a small universe teeming with life…the laws of nature operate under the close and intimate gaze of the interested. Farm ponds provide not only food for the table but peace for the soul and an understanding of man’s relationship to the universe.”last_img read more


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first_imgGirls outscored boys yet again in the results to the Maharashtra Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or Class 10 announced by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Friday.As in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or Class 12 results, girls came out on top of boys in the SSC results as well, notching an impressive pass percentage figure of 91.97 and leaving the boys’ group in the shade. The latter category posted a cumulative pass percentage figure of 87.27.This year, the cumulative SSC pass percentage figure of 89.41 was higher than the cumulative pass figure of 88. 47% recorded in 2017.As many as 17,51,353 students had appeared for the three-week long exam process this year, which commenced on March 1 and ended on March 24. It was conducted across nine divisions and 4,657 centers in the State.The Konkan division recorded the ‘highest’ pass percentage in the State among the nine SSC divisions, clocking 96%, while the Nagpur division made it to the last spot with 85.97% of the total number of students managing to pass.The two most populous divisions, Mumbai and Pune, recorded robust pass percentages with Mumbai chalking 90.41% and Pune registering a pass percentage figure of 92.08.The results this time were declared almost a week earlier than the 2017 SSC results, which were out on June 13 last year.Given below are the pass percentages for the nine divisions: Name of DivisionPass%Konkan96Kolhapur93.88Pune 92.08Mumbai90.41Aurangabad88.81Nashik87.42Amravati86.49Latur86.30Nagpur85.97Cumulative pass89.41last_img read more