West Kootenay Roller Derby proved that it’s anyone’s’ season this year.Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers faced off against Salmo’s Babes of Brutality in the first bout of the night.It was a close game through both 30-minute halves, with the Babes leading by as few as 40 points and ultimately winning with an unofficial score of 179-136.Track cutting penalties near the end of the first half left the Babes with excellent scoring opportunities in the form of power jams. The Dams made a valiant effort in the second half, and an unfortunate false start kept them from gaining the lead during a power jam opportunity. As is usual when these two powerful, hard hitting teams collide on the flat track, there were hits that made the crowd groan, and pile ups that left everyone breathless.With Salmo playing with a short roster of only nine women, it’s easy to see why the originating team of the Koots is respected and deserving of this win.Later that night, the mood was still high in the arena when the Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) made their first appearance as a newly amalgamated team (formerly Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels and Trail’s Bad News Betties). League players were eager to scope out the team’s ability as they corralled on the sidelines, also checking out their challenger, Nelson’s KillJoys.RTRG surprised the crowd with their skating ability, quick jammers and their determination in the second half. The Killjoys proved they are a force to be reckoned with – showing strong strategy and solid walls – which lead them to triumph with an unofficial score of 196-161.The next bout takes place May 11 at Castlegar’s Selkirk College.5 p.m. – Dams take on RTRG7 p.m. – Babes play the Valley Vendettas.If you haven’t taken in a roller derby game yet, now’s your chance. The season just kicked off with the first of six games before Mountain Mayhem 4 determines the championship team of the West Kootenays. Ticket info Coming SOON!!! www.kootenayrollerderby.com
Rep. Larry Younquoi of Nimba County District #8 has written his colleagues asking for national stakeholders’ conference on the rubber sector.Rep. Larry P. Younquoi of District #8 in Nimba County, in his letter, stressed that Executive Order #60 placed on the Rubber Industry by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; making Firestone the sole company to purchase rubber is not effective now.He said with the current absence of the Executive #60 it is now time for the Legislature to seize the opportunity to ensure that the sector does not slide back into the jurisdiction of an Executive Order as there are plethora of laws and other legal instruments for the governance of the sector.Although he had questioned the legality of Executive Orders, Rep. Younquoi in his letter to members of the House said it (Executive Order) provided a reference point and an institutional framework for the involvement of various actors in the sector.He pleaded that there are farmers whose membership constitutes the underprivileged in Liberia, not excluding ex-combatants.He said that the intervention by the House of Representatives will help stabilize the country and empower the majority of low income farmers.It may be recalled that in April of 2014 President Sirleaf issued Executive Order #60, replacing the previous Executive Order #50 which governed the sector.Executive Orders were aimed at ensuring restrictions on the sale of unprocessed rubber outside Liberia, curtailing the operations of brokers and granting rights to Firestone to be the sole buyer and determiner of its price.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
1 Lazar Markovic Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is a target for Fiorentina, according to reports in Italy.The Serbian moved to Anfield in the summer of 2014 in a £20m deal from Benfica.But since then the 21-year-old has not hit the heights expected of him and he has spent this season on loan at Fenerbahce, who are keen on securing him on a permanent deal.Now, according to La Nazione, Fiorentina are also interested in signing Markovic this summer.?The Italian club have been scouting the Serbia international after his agent hinted he would be keen to play in Serie A.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is yet to run his eye over Markovic – but it is thought the Reds would be open to selling him at the right price.
It may be stormy, wet and cold outside but Donegal singer Anne Biddie’s Christmas song will warm out hearts.The DonegalTV video exclusive for Happy Christmas Everyone was filmed in the Christmas Village on the Isle of Doagh. Simply click to play and enjoy. DDTV: DONEGAL SINGER’S HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS SONG FOR THIS STORMY DAY! was last modified: December 5th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)
Four Masters Club NotesLotto ResultsThere were two €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 32. They were Michael Deveaney, Revlin and Derek McGinty, Clar, Carricknagun. The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 22 & 24 with next weeks jackpot now standing at €1,700. U14’s & goalkeeping session:Bord na Og would like to thank Paul Durcan for taking an excellent goalkeeping workshop with all underage keepers on Saturday. The U14 Boys continued their preparations for the incoming season with a challenge game away to Buncrana. The boys went down 5-8 to 3-9 against a physically bigger Buncrana team. An excellent second half performance saw the boys outscore their opponents, with Joe Sheerin, Ciaran Monaghan, and Cathal Feeney excellent throughout. The U14’s management and players would like to thank the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Oysters, and Donegal Fruit Company for recently sponsoring a new training top. Training continues for this age group on Monday and Thursday at 6 o’clock each evening. New players are always welcome to come along, no previous football experience is necessary. The Minor team played Red Hugh’s of Killygordan in a challenge game on Sunday. They won well on a shoreline of 2-10 to 1-5 with Caolan Loughney and Darren Doherty showing up well. Training for this age group continues on Monday and Wednesday at 7:15 each evening. U16 players are asked to come along to this training as well, with Minor management hoping to build a bigger panel of players for the upcoming season. Under 10’s:Training for U 10 boys born 2003 and 2004 will commence on Wed 6th of March from 6.15 pm till 7.30pm on the clubs all -weather facility. New players are always welcome. Please remember that all players must now wear mouth guards. Please ensure that if your children turn up to play that they bring one with them that has been properly fitted.Ulster Bank McDevitt Cup Semi Final:The Club would like to wish the very best of luck to AVS who will face St Mary’s College, Clady in the Ulster Bank McDevitt Cup Semi Final. The match will take place on Friday 22nd February 2013. Time: 11.30. Venue: Owen Roe O’ Neills, Strabane. Referee: Stephen McNamee (Tyrone).Culture and HeritageIrish language class: Interested in speaking irish? A group meets once a week for a couple of hours and simply speaks Irish, it is not a class and your Irish does not have to be of a high standard to join. Anyone interested or wishing to know more about it may contact Ann Mc Gonagle Meehan on 0876215513. Also, Coláiste na Rosann are offering summer courses from 9/06/2013 and 7/07/2013 for the duration of three weeks the cost is €899 per child but if booked early through the Four Masters club you may avail of a €100 discount. For further information please contact Ann on the above number.Membership: Four Masters G.A.A. Club are now accepting Membership @ €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age .The Club is urging members and new members to pay their €50.00 fee as soon as possible to Registrar, Michael Martin (087) 6198905 or any committee member. Michael will be in the Abbey Hotel on Monday 25th February from 9pm to 9.45pm.New RulesReminder to parents and players that following the G.A.A. Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that makes it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic Football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including Minor) and at Under 21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014. Before turning-up for training please ensure that you get fitted with a gum shield.Ladies Training: Training for the Senior Ladies, Minors and U16s will be taking place in Tirchonaill Park every Tuesday from 7.30pm. For further info please contact Deborah on 087 2199730.Training Recommenced:Training for the Minors and U16’s Boys teams has started again. Both will be training together for the next month; training is on Monday and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 o’clock on the AstroTurf. The U14 team trainings continue on Monday and Thursday; both starting at 6 and finishing at 7:30 each night.Level 1 Training CourseThe club is also holding a level 1 coaching course in March, the course will take place over two weekends (1/2 and 8/9 of March). You must have the Foundation Course to participate in this course. Anyone who is interested please contact Pauric Harvey on 0860523905.Coaching AcademyThe Club will also be setting up a Saturday morning Coaching Academy in April for underage players from the ages of four year’s to ten years of age. It will focus on the basic skills of Gaelic games in a fun environment. The Academy will cater for boys and girls. If anyone is interested in helping out please contact Pauric Harvey ASAP. No coaching experience is necessary as an information night and a coaching clinic will be held beforehand for new coaches/helpers.GAELIC GAMES: FOUR MASTER GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Four Masters GAA club notesGAELIC GAMES: FOUR MASTER GAA CLUB NEWS
COUNTY stars Eilish Ward and Michael Murphy will be on hand later this month for a skills course aimed at 13, 14 and 15-year-olds across the county.The Lenovo Skills Club will take place at MacCumhaills in Ballybofey for four days from Tuesday June 24 until Friday June 27.The Lenovo GAA Skills Hub is a nationally co-ordinated Gaelic Games programme of skill development activities taking place in a positive playing environment, providing boys and girls aged 13 -15 with the opportunity to derive maximum enjoyment from their involvement in Gaelic Games with a view to maximising participation, optimising playing standards AND ensuring that players’ needs are catered for in a balanced and holistic way. Inter county players Michael Murphy and Eilish Ward will be actively involved in the day to day activities of the Skills Hub.The staff working on the programme are experienced quality coaches (male and female), who have GAA, LGFA or Camogie qualifications.The programme is run for four hours a day, starting at 11am.The “Lenovo GAA Skills Programme” is supported by the GPA, LGFA and the Camogie Association. Along with Playing the Games and expert coaching, a section of each day will be used to show best practice in Lifestyle choices such as Nutrition, Fitness levels, Preparation for Games, Sun Smart, and general advice from the inter county players present.The course is €50 and a free training top is provided for each player.You can book your place herehttps://lenovoskillshub.gaa.ie/booking/?county=11 COUNTY STARS MICHAEL AND EILISH TO RUN GAELIC FOOTBALL SKILLS HUB was last modified: June 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BallybofeyEilish WardJune 2014Lenovo GAA Skills HubMacCumhaillsMichael Murphy
After being rescued from a busy, dangerous intersection, Pansy – a blind cocker spaniel originally named Lucky for surviving all alone in traffic – now lives with Glenda and Michael Shaw.Pansy’s an unforgettable pooch The staff at Sherman Oaks Veterinarian Group nicknamed the dog Lucky because that’s exactly what she was five years ago when she beat the odds. Lucky. A blind cocker spaniel turning circles in the middle of a busy Tarzana intersection, not knowing which way to go to escape the cars whizzing by. The motorists swerving and honking their horns couldn’t know the dog was blind and lost, but Judy Ross knew something was wrong as she drove by. The dog wasn’t trying to run away from the cars, or chase after them. She just stayed there in one spot, walking around in circles – like she was waiting for someone to come help her. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “I didn’t realize she was blind until I got her to the clinic,” said Ross, an assistant manager there. “The doctors thought she was 4 or 5 years old, and probably born blind. “She had no collar on, but you could tell she had been groomed recently. Someone had taken good care of her.” Ross called me, asking if I’d mention Lucky in my column. Maybe her owner would read it, and come to take her home. She didn’t, but a lot of other people called to offer Lucky a home. I never followed up, never told you what happened to Lucky. Then one day I got an e-mail from a woman in Woodland Hills wanting to thank me for a column I wrote five years ago because it changed her life. Glenda Shaw was a widow who had lost her beloved 14-year-old dog, Bismarck, a few months earlier. She had a big home, but no one to share it with, no one to love. Then, in December 2000, she opened the Daily News, and saw the photo of a blind cocker spaniel named Lucky. And she fell in love again. Judy Ross asked the staff at the clinic to cover for her. She had a few stops to make with Lucky. More than a dozen people had called to offer her a home, but Judy wanted to check them out first. “By then, we had fallen in love with Lucky, too,” she said Friday. “She was our mascot. All of us wanted to find her the best home we could.” The first stop she made that morning was to a home in Woodland Hills. A woman named Glenda Shaw had called saying she had the perfect home for Lucky. “Judy came in by herself to do a preliminary (check), make sure I was on the up and up,” Glenda said. Shaw says she walked around the house and saw how Glenda had bought only furniture with rounded edges, nothing sharp that could hurt a dog, especially one that was blind. Everything about the place told her it was a warm, safe home. Judy told Glenda to wait a minute, then walked out to her car to get Lucky. “It was like they had known each other their whole lives,” Judy said. “They just meshed.” Lucky jumped into Glenda’s arms and snuggled her nose in Glenda’s neck, Judy says. Then she laid her head on Glenda’s shoulder. Judy looked down at the list of names and addresses on her list, and crossed them out. Lucky had found her new home. “I went out to the car and got the cases of dog food people had donated. I told Glenda not to worry about any vet bills because all of Lucky’s care had been paid for by donations from people who had read about her.” The only thing Judy asked is that Glenda bring Lucky into the clinic in a few weeks to have her spayed, and if things didn’t work out, please return her to the clinic so she could find Lucky another home. Absolutely, Glenda said, smiling. She knew things were going to work out between them just fine. “She learned where everything was in the house within 24 hours,” Glenda says. “I did have to teach her how to go up and down stairs and how to jump on and off the bed and couch. “She sleeps snuggled against my right side with her head on my shoulders. When she is certain I am asleep, she quietly moves to her corner of the bed. “She loves to take walks and runs while I guide her on the leash,” Glenda said. “She makes friends with everyone she meets. After I first got her, people would stop me and ask, ‘Is that the dog that was in the newspaper?’ “At first, I was fearful that I would meet someone who knew her, and would want her back. But so far, that has not happened. She is mine forever.” Oh, and one other thing. Lucky isn’t Lucky anymore. Glenda renamed her Pansy. “She’s a lucky girl, but more of a pansy – a delicate flower,” Glenda says. “She is truly an angel.” Once a year, Glenda brings Pansy by the clinic for her physical. The minute she walks in, it’s a fight to see who gets to take care of her, Judy says, laughing. Some dogs, like old columns, you just don’t forget. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
No animal can plan ahead how it will evolve, so why do some evolutionists talk like they do?“500-million-year-old creature was on the way to evolving jaws,” Sid Perkins titled his short article in Science Magazine, accompanied by an artist’s conception of “one of the world’s oldest known vertebrates“—a Cambrian creature named Metaspriggina from Canada. The thumb-sized swimming creature possessed “eyes, muscle groups and the support for gills,” the article says; the upward-pointing eyes were “large and prominent.” Moreover, “A small but sharp-edged circular area in each eye hints that the eyes of these ancient fish included a lens, a relatively modern feature for its era.”In Live Science, Tia Ghose surmises that this “tiny fish” was possibly “the ancestor of almost all living vertebrates.” It lived during the “Cambrian Explosion, the ‘big bang’ when almost all complex life appeared.” These fossils hail from the newly-discovered Marble Canyon site in Kootenay National Park that rivals the famous Burgess Shale site (see 2/11/14 and Royal Ontario Museum post). The “camera eyes” are “indisputable vertebrate eyes,” one paleontologist said. (Note: Metaspriggina is unrelated to the earlier Ediacaran creature Spriggina, contrary to earlier beliefs; Metaspriggina is now classified as a chordate.)Why does Perkins think the animals were “on the way” to developing jaws?The arrangement of these paired structures foreshadows that seen in fish that evolved much later, and the slightly thicker dimensions of the foremost pair of gill supports may reveal the first steps in the evolution of jaws. Detailed analyses place Metaspriggina near the base of the vertebrate family tree and certainly among the earliest fish, the team suggests.Big MouthPerkins might be excused for his headline, evolutionists could claim, because jaws did appear in later fish. PhysOrg announced a “jaw-dropping” armored fish (placoderm) from China dated 419 million years old, named Entelognathus, with big toothless jaws and big eyes. The discoverers likened it to the Australopithecine “Lucy” because of its importance in “forcing us to rethink what we thought we knew about evolution.” The trouble with this “weird-looking specimen” is that it “rewrites man’s evolutionary history” because it “disproves the long-held theory that modern animals with bony skeletons (osteichthyans) evolved from a shark-like creature with a frame made of cartilage.” It looks now like the bony fish were the ancestors of the cartilaginous fish. “This astounding discovery does throw a spanner in the works of some long-held ideas about vertebrate evolution,” a lead author said. Other co-authors remarked, “It will take time to fully digest the implications of such a remarkable fossil, but it is clear that a major reframing of our understanding of early gnathostome (jawed vertebrate) evolution is now in full swing.”But then things got worse for evolutionists. A more modern-looking toothed jawed fish was found even earlier in the record.By the Silurian (dated by evolutionists about 75 million years later than Metaspriggina), a fully modern-looking fish fossil with teeth and jaws able to crush armor-plated placoderms was also found in China in strata about 16 million years earlier than Entelognathus. Live Science reported the meter-long animal, named Megamastax (big mouth), challenges beliefs that oxygen levels in the oceans were too low to support large animals:The new discovery suggests that large vertebrate predators may have emerged earlier in the Devonian period than previously thought.At the same time, a newer climate model suggests the Silurian period may not have been as oxygen-starved as previous models have shown.The newly discovered fish, together with fossil finds that show greater diversity in vertebrates at the time, call into question the notion that low oxygen levels during the Silurian limited the body size of early jawed vertebrates.Proto-EyeDespite these puzzles, is this not a succession that could justify Perkins’ claim that Metaspriggina was “on the way to evolving jaws”? Evolutionists also argue that eyes show a sequence from primitive to complex. This month, the Max Planck Institute pointed to marine worms (polychaetes, a type of annelid) to support Darwin’s notion of “proto-eyes” as precursors of more complex eyes later in evolution. Bristle worms have little more than light-sensitive spots able to distinguish light and dark. By mapping the neurons involved, researchers said they could see evolution in action, from its starting point to the advanced vision to come:For the first time, the developmental biologists from Tübingen describe a complete neuronal network of a simple visual system from the stimulus to the behavioral output. They also further gained deeper insights into the evolution of eyes. The simple eyes, which mediate phototaxis in the early larva, consist of two cells corresponding to Charles Darwin’s idea of the “proto-eye”, the precursor of all existing eyes. The four eyes which appear in the 3 day old larva represent an advanced form of this proto-eye principle. “It is as if we could observe several steps of eye evolution in a single animal”, says Jékely. “We think that the first eyes probably evolved to perform phototaxis – later, eyes evolved that could recognize objects”.Probably, the first simple eyes in evolution could merely discriminate a bright from a dark field. Such eyes might nonetheless represent the starting point for the evolution of more complex visual systems, as for example the human eyes.Evolution on the Way?There are several problems with the notion that simple traits are “on the way to evolving” into more complex traits:First, and most obviously, is that a series of objects does not necessarily represent an ancestral sequence. One could arrange vehicles or tools in a series to weave a tale about how one “developed” or “evolved” into the other, when in actuality, the objects were intelligently designed for different purposes.Another problem is that no single individual animal has any way of knowing (or caring about) what its descendents would become. Each animal must be adapted to its own environment while it is alive, or it will die. In the mindless, unguided process of Darwinian evolution, nothing plans ahead. It is misleading, therefore to say that a jawless fish is “on the way to evolving” jaws, or a worm with simple eyes is on the way to evolving more complex eyes. Assuming some invisible hand is guiding them to progress into more complex forms is tantamount to a belief in a designing intelligence.Another problem is the gaps between each item in the series. There is a huge gap between Metaspriggina and the Silurian fish Megamastax with its crushing jaws and teeth. So many random mutations would have had to appear in the interim, the improbabilities become astronomical. This problem is compounded when considering all the other systems that were supposedly “evolving” simultaneously during the gap: muscular systems, skeletal systems, digestive systems and more.Lastly, there is no time sequence. Metaspriggina and the bristle worm were contemporaries in the Cambrian Explosion, both arriving essentially instantaneously in geological terms. The “proto-eyes” of the bristle worm did not have time, therefore, to evolve into the complex camera eyes of Metaspriggina. This effectively falsifies the claims of the Max Planck evolutionists. As for jawed fish, the modern-looking jaws of Megamastax is dated by evolutionists to have lived 423 million years ago – far earlier than the placoderm Entelognathus (419 million years) that had been suggested as representative of ancestors of jawed vertebrates (gnathostomes). “Fossil finds from the region [of the South China Sea] predate jawed vertebrates found anywhere else thus far,” PhysOrg reported, “suggesting the area was the birthplace of such creatures.” It’s doubtful they stayed in their birthplace, if that indeed were true. Since contemporary Burgess-Shale animals have been found in Canada and China, it’s likely that large, powerful swimmers like Megamastax did not take long to spread their “innovation” around the world. Other specimens could well turn up in locales distant from China.Considering these issues, a series of animals becomes a line-up of brute facts about which nothing more can be said in terms of ancestral relationships.The Tinker Bell myth of the Darwinists continues. Tinker Bell tinkers with animal parts blindly, and new complex traits magically emerge out of the void. Helping her is Popeye (5/31/05), telling her that eyes can pop into existence when you wish upon a star in the magic kingdom (the realm of King Charles). Don’t think for a minute that Darwinians are secular naturalists. They personify evolution, while practicing Finagle’s Rule: “Do not believe in miracles. Rely on them.” (Visited 79 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 Ohio Manure Science Review (MSR) will be held in Darke County on Wednesday August 12 at Mississinawa Valley High School, 10480 Staudt Road, in Union City, Ohio, close to the border with Indiana. The MSR is an educational program designed for those involved in any aspect of manure handling, management, or utilization. The MSR consists of both classroom style presentations and field demonstrations of manure equipment. Registration opens at 8:15 am and the program begins at 8:45 am. The afternoon field demos conclude at 4:00 pm.This year’s MSR will focus on aspects of manure management related to limiting the chance of manure nutrients to reach lakes and streams. Topics that will be covered in the morning program include: Ohio’s new rules that limit manure application on snow-covered and frozen ground; lessons learned from the March 2015 application of manure on deep snow; emergency planning 101 for when spills occur; nutrient movement: data from edge of field studies; and the most recent data from university research on expanding the manure application window.Field demonstrations in the afternoon will feature a new poultry litter applicator; solid manure spreader calibration; smoking farm tile to show preferential flow; direct incorporation of pelleted poultry litter; manure application setback distances; cover crops; and applicators for injecting liquid manure, side-dressing liquid manure, and dragline systems on corn.Participants in the event are eligible for the following continuing education credits: ODA Certified Livestock Manager, 4.0 continuing education hours; Certified Crop Adviser, 3.5 Soil and Water Management continuing education units, 1.5 Nutrient Management and 0.5 Manure Management CEUs; and Professional Engineer, 2.0 continuing professional development hours. Indiana office of state chemist hours are available as well.Pre-registration is requested. Early registration by August 4 is $25/person and registration after August 4 or the day of the event is $30/person. Morning coffee, juice, donuts, and lunch are included in the registration. In addition to the program, there will be sponsor exhibits and displays.More information, including details on program topics and field demonstrations, registration forms, and flyers, are available at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/ocamm/images/MSR_flyer_2015.pdfOhio Manure Science Review collaborators include OSU Extension, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Soil and Water Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.Event sponsors include the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio EPA, Ag Credit, North Star, Brookside Consultants of Ohio, Cooper Farms, Quellz Products Inc.For more information on the event, call 330-202-3533 or email email@example.com
The Supreme Court on June 4 directed the Maharashtra government to hold the last round of counselling for postgraduate medical and dental seats by June 14. It ordered the State to give wide publicity to the extension of the admissions deadline from June 4 to 14. It said no other court would entertain petitions filed on this matter.The order by a Vacation Bench led by Justice Indu Malhotra follows an interim direction last month to the State to not implement the 10% economic quota for the admissions for the 2019-20 academic year. The Maharashtra government issued notifications dated February 12 and March 7 last to implement the 10% reservation for the economically deprived classes. They were stayed by the apex court in a recent order.On June 4, the court slammed the government for “creating a mess” and troubling candidates who aspire to get their postgraduation. It clarified that candidates would not be allowed to change preferences made at the time of filling up the admission forms.May 31 directiveOn May 31, the court directed the government to complete the counselling process and come up with revised merit list for admissions after removing seats allotted under the 10% Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota to 25 students. The then Vacation Bench headed by Justice M.R. Shah asked the State to complete the counselling process by June 4. It pulled up the government for overreaching its May 30 order against the implementation of 10% EWS quota.On May 30, the court passed an interim direction that the 10% quota introduced through the two notifications will not apply for this academic year, the process for which had began in November 2018.By the 103rd constitutional amendment, Article 16 (6) was inserted allowing the States to make “any provision for the reservation of appointments or posts in favour of any economically weaker sections of citizens other than the classes mentioned in clause (4), in addition to the existing reservation and subject to a maximum of ten per cent of the posts in each category.”The May 30 interim direction came on a plea filed by a student, Rajat Rajendra Agrawal, from the general category questioning whether the constitutional amendment would apply to an ongoing admission process that had started well before the coming into force of the amendment (January, 2019) and the two notifications.