Warriors’ Shaun Livingston out vs. Phoenix

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors reserve guard/forward Shaun Livingston will miss his second consecutive game when the Warriors (2-0) host the Phoenix Suns (1-1) on Monday at Oracle Arena because of a left knee contusion. Livingston also stayed sidelined during Sunday’s loss in Denver.Warriors coach Steve Kerr offered that Livingston’s absence may provide increased playing time for fourth-year guard Quinn Cook, training camp … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

USDA to host 2018 Farm Bill implementation listening session

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation.“The 2018 Farm Bill is intended to provide support, certainty and stability to our Nation’s farmers, ranchers and land stewards by enhancing farm support programs, improving crop insurance, maintaining disaster programs, and promoting and supporting voluntary conservation,” said Under Secretary Northey. “We are seeking input from stakeholders on how USDA can streamline and improve program delivery while also enhancing customer service.”The listening session will be held Feb. 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Jefferson Auditorium in the South Building located at 14th Street and Independence Ave. S.W. in Washington, D.C.The listening session is open to the public. Participants must register at farmers.gov/farmbill by February 22, 2019, to attend the listening session and are encouraged to provide written comments prior to the listening session. For those orally presenting comments at the listening session, written comments are encouraged to be submitted to regulations.gov by February 22, 2019. Additional written comments will be accepted through March 1, 2019. Comments received will be publicly available on www.regulations.gov.“Truly this is a Farm Bill that improves farm safety net programs, protects federal crop insurance, and preserves strong rural development and research initiatives. At USDA we are eager to hear from our stakeholders on policy recommendations, so we can start working on implementing these important Farm Bill provisions,” said Northey.For more information on the listening session visit farmers.gov/farmbill.last_img read more

JRU star Alvarez captures NCAA MVP; Arellano players reap honors

first_imgPadda shows love for Lady Falcons’ veterans on Valentine’s Day MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alvarez’ rookie teammate Dolly Verzosa was named as the 2nd Best Outside Spiker.Lourdes Clemented from University of Perpetual Help was the league’s 1st Best Middle Blocker.San Sebastian also had three players take individual awards with Joyce Sta. Rita being named as the 2nd Best Middle Blocker, Alyss Eroa taking the Best Libero award, and Vira Guillema earning the Best Setter crown.Joebert Almodiel ruled the men’s division as he won the MVP, Rookie of the Year, and 1st Best Outside Spiker plums while representing the undefeated Altas.Joebert Almodiel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWarren Catipay and Jack Kalingking also took individual awards for Perpetual winning the Best Setter and Best Libero awards.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Shola Alvarez just added a major trophy in her mythos with Jose Rizal University.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Arellano’s Kevin Liberato and Christian Dela Paz were named as the 1st Best Middle Blocker and 2nd Best Outside Spiker, respectively.San Beda’s Mark Enciso won the Best Opposite Spiker while his teammate Limuel Patenio was the 2nd Best Middle Blocker.In the Juniors’ division, Perpetual’s Kirth Rosos was named the MVP while teammate Noel Kampton was the 1st Best Outside Spiker.College of St. Benilde’s Arnel Aguilar was the top rookie in the juniors’ division while Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Michael Imperial was the Best Setter and Colegio de San Juan de Letrans’ Raxel Catris was the Best Libero.Catris’ teammate John Lorenzo was the awarded the Best Opposite Spiker plum.Juvic Colonia of Lyceum was the 2nd Best Outside Hitter with Raliuz Cantos of Benilde taking the 1st Best Middle Blocker award and Arellano’s Gideon Guadalupe taking the 2nd Best Middle Blocker label. AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH JRU’s first captain to lead the Lady Bombers to the Final Four captured the MVP plum of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament.Alvarez, who averaged 21.3 points a game, was the face of a JRU team that went 6-3 in the preliminaries and finished as the fourth seed in the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s all worth it,” said Alvarez who ended her collegiate career as, what JRU head coach Mia Tioseco said, the benchmark of all future Lady Bombers.Arellano University’s triangle of attack also took home hardware with Jovielyn Prado taking the 1st Best Outside Spiker award, Regine Arocha being named the Best Opposite Spiker, and Nicole Ebuen claiming the Rookie of the Year laurel. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Who will England, Scotland, Wales & NI play in Nations League?

first_imgInternational football in Europe is changing and the inaugural UEFA Nations League, which gets under way this September, marks the beginning of a whole new era.A total of 55 teams from across the continent will take part in the venture, which seeks inject fresh impetus into the international game by making meaningless friendlies a thing of the past.The structure of the competition may seem complicated – see our explainer here – but it will all become very familiar this autumn. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! With first games set to get started in just over a month’s time, Goal takes a look at the teams awaiting England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.Who are England’s UEFA Nations League opponents?England are in the top division of the Nations League – League A – and they have been drawn in Group 4 alongside Spain and World Cup finalists Croatia .Gareth Southgate’s side get things started on September 8 at Wembley Stadium against Spain. The following month, they have an away double-header, with a game against Croatia in Rijeka on October 12 and another encounter with La Furia Roja in Seville taking place three days later.The Three Lions conclude their Group 4 campaign at home with a return game against Luka Modric and Co. at Wembley on November 18.Since they are in the top league, England have a chance of winning the competition, with each of the group winners in League A progressing to the ‘final four’ stage.However, should they finish bottom of the group, they will be relegated to League B.England 2018-19 Nations League fixtures: Date Match Time (UK) Sep 8 England vs Spain 19:45 Oct 12 Croatia vs England 19:45 Oct 15 Spain vs England 19:45 Nov 18 England vs Croatia 19:45 Who are Scotland’s UEFA Nations League opponents?Andrew Robertson Scotland 2018Scotland are in League C of the Nations League, which means, out of all the British teams involved, they are the lowest ranked.They were drawn in Group 1, which is the only three-team group in the section, alongside Albania and Israel .Alex McLeish will lead his country into battle for the first time in the competition when they host Albania at Hampden Park on September 10.A trip to Haifa to play Israel follows on October 11 before a double-header of games the next month, with Albania away on November 17 and Israel at home three days later.Promotion to League B is the prize for topping the group, while finishing bottom will result in relegation to League D – the absolute lowest division.Scotland 2018-19 Nations League fixtures: Date Match Time (UK) Sep 10 Scotland vs Albania 19:45 Oct 11 Israel vs Scotland 19:45 Nov 17 Albania vs Scotland 19:45 Nov 20 Scotland vs Israel 19:45 Who are Wales’ UEFA Nations League opponents?Gareth Bale WalesWales’ inaugural Nations League adventure remarkably sees them renew acquaintance with the Republic of Ireland and Denmark, who were also their opponents in the qualification phase for World Cup 2018.Ryan Giggs’ side are in the second tier of the competition – League B – and they were drawn into Group 4. Unlike the rest of the British representatives, Wales kick things off in September with two games.First up, the host Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium on September 6 and then they travel to Aarhus to face the Danes on September 9.On October 16 they make the short trip to Dublin to take on the Boys in Green before concluding matters at home to Denmark on November 16.Wales 2018-19 Nations League fixtures: Date Match Time (UK) Sep 6 Wales vs Republic of Ireland 19:45 Sep 9 Denmark vs Wales 17:00 Oct 16 Republic of Ireland vs Wales 19:45 Nov 16 Wales vs Denmark 19:45 Who are Northern Ireland’s UEFA Nations League opponents?Jonny Evans Northern Ireland 2017Northern Ireland are in League B of the Nations League and they will come up against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Austria in Group 3 of that particular section.The first game for Michael O’Neill’s team is scheduled to take place on September 8 at Windsor Park in Belfast, with Bosnia & Herzegovina providing the opposition.The following month they have two away games, with a clash against Austria in Vienna on October 12 and their second meeting with the Bosnians taking place in Sarajevo on October 15.Northern Ireland conclude their Group 3 campaign at home to Austria on November 18.While they cannot win the competition, they can earn promotion to League A by topping the group, but they will be relegated to League C should they finish bottom.Northern Ireland 2018-19 Nations League fixtures: Date Match Time (UK) Sep 8 Northern Ireland vs Bosnia & Herzegovina 2pm Oct 12 Austria vs Northern Ireland 7:45pm Oct 15 Bosnia & Herzegovina v Northern Ireland 7:45pm Nov 18 Northern Ireland vs Austria 5pmlast_img read more