Red Bluff >> Moments after Valentin Ramirez netted his second 3-pointer at about 3 minute mark of the opening quarter, the Red Bluff High boys basketball team had a 16-11 lead on Serra Friday night in the semifinals of the 28th Holiday Classic tournament. Could the Spartans get to their first-ever final in their own tournament? It turned out the momentum would slowly shift toward the San Diego-based team as Serra outscored Red Bluff 37-19 over the next 19 minutes to pull in front by double …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 90th National FFA Convention and Expo took place October 25-28 in Indianapolis, Ind. Ohio FFA was well represented with multiple Career Development Event (CDE) teams, Proficiency Award finalists and 397 American Degree Recipients.The final days of convention brought much anticipation as the winners were announced for CDE’s, Proficiency Areas and the Agriscience Fair. Below are the results for Ohio FFA members and chapters who competed at convention. Ohio CDE Teams/Individuals who placed in the top 5:Agricultural Issues, 4th place: Amanda-Clearcreek FFAAgronomy, 1st place: North Union FFAExtemporaneous Public Speaking: Koleson McCoy, Global Impact STEM AcademyFood Science and Technology, 4th place: HillsdaleForestry, 4th place: Liberty Union National Agricultural Proficiency Winners:Agricultural Communications—Entrepreneurship/Placement Kolt Buchenroth, Kenton-OHPAgricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance—Entrepreneurship Aaron Lane Hendrich, Eaton-MVCTCAgricultural Sales—Placement Sierra MacKenzie Drewes, New BremanDiversified Agricultural Production—Entrepreneurship/Placement Nole Gerfen, RidgementDiversified Livestock Production—Entrepreneurship/Placement Adam Daniel Blumenschein, FairbanksFood Science and Technology—Entrepreneurship/Placement Ann Marie Shelby, Zane TraceSwine Production—Entrepreneurship Collin Dunaway, Felicty-Franklin National Agriscience Fair Winners:Plant Systems Division 3: Kayla Wyse, Pettisville FFAPower, Structural and Technical Systems Division 4: Jared Hamilton and Joseph Glassmeyer, Felicity-Franklin FFAAmerican Star in Agriscience Winner: Chrysta Beck, PettisvilleAlong with these competitors, Ohio was also represented in the National FFA Band and Chorus. Band participants included; Seth Taylor from Clyde, Katherine Tilford from Talawanda Butler Tech and Jamie Walter from Liberty Union. Chorus members from Ohio included; Shay Bolton from Parkway, Katelyne Crouch from Pymatuning Valley, Seth Feikert from Triway and Cheyenne Gillett from National Trail MVCTC.Garrett Allen from Ohio Valley and Chase Cummings from Waynesfield Goshen competed in the national talent competition.Congrats to all the Ohio FFA members and chapters who competed at the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo!
At a packed Paris news conference, Neymar found it “really sad” to be asked whether the riches on offer were the reason for his decision to swap one of soccer’s most illustrious teams — Barcelona has won every major honor multiple times — for a club yet to win the biggest competitions outside of France.“I was never motivated by money,” Neymar said at the PSG stadium. “What I think about is happiness. If I was following the money I would maybe be in some other country.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe move more than doubled the previous transfer record.“The fact I am the most expensive player is not a burden. I am 69 kilograms (152 pounds),” Neymar said through a translator. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Big firm products top worst plastic litter list — report PLAY LIST 01:45Big firm products top worst plastic litter list — report00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Kelly wary of ‘legend’ Boku in return fight to ONE FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress A record-breaking transfer leaves PSG having to squeeze every euro out of the signing — through sponsorship, merchandise and jersey sales — to ensure the club complies with European soccer’s financial regulations.Posters of the Brazilian — accompanied by the words “Welcome to a Paris Neymar Jr 10” — were unveiled to cheers on the front of the central Paris store where fans had been waiting for hours to get their hands on jerseys emblazoned with his name.“We look at Neymar as a brand,” PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said. “I don’t think he is expensive because I think (the transfer) will pay more than we paid.”With Neymar on board, supporters expect the team will achieve much more than just regain the French title from Monaco.The transfer could also elevate the 25-year-old forward to new personal heights as he emerges from the shadow of Lionel Messi at Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “He is one of the three best players in the world,” 21-year-old PSG fan Sacha Cope said as he waited in line outside the club store on the Champs-Elysees on Friday morning to buy a Neymar jersey.“He comes here to win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain. We are expecting that. If he can do that here, for sure he will win the Ballon D’Or. He couldn’t do that at Barcelona because he was with Messi.”It was unclear if Neymar would make his debut when PSG opens its league season Saturday against Amiens, a team making its top-flight debut.Philippe Chembon, a fan, flaunted a receipt showing he spent 623.50 euros ($740) on four Neymar jerseys.“This is a very big moment for PSG,” said the 63-year-old Chembon, who is older than the club.When word spread late Thursday that Neymar could be staying at Le Royal Monceau in Paris, fans started to descend on the hotel. They weren’t deterred from hanging around through the night, despite discovering Neymar wouldn’t arrive until the morning.“We think Neymar will help us to dream bigger and win everything,” 20-year-old fan Samy El Amrani Jorey said outside the hotel at 1:30 a.m., adopting the club’s motto.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Brazilian soccer star Neymar speaks during a press conference in Paris Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Neymar arrived in Paris on Friday the day after he became the most expensive player in soccer history when completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($262 million).(AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Neymar insisted that money was not a motivation in deciding to join Paris Saint-Germain and said Friday that he would not be burdened by his 222 million-euro ($262-million) price tag.The Brazilian star flew in from Barcelona on a private jet for his official presentation, arriving in a city whose soccer fortunes he is expected to transform.ADVERTISEMENT
Past, present and future trends that transcend time. Golden apple”The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.” – E.F. Schumacher Master craftsmen create with a vision for longevity. They seek to achieve immortality for themselves by dressing their,Past, present and future trends that transcend time.Golden apple”The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.” – E.F. SchumacherMaster craftsmen create with a vision for longevity. They seek to achieve immortality for themselves by dressing their creations in jewels that will never fade in beauty. Technology, however, is in constant upheaval and perpetual evolution, as any early adopter’s brimming shed of obsolete gadgets will testify. That’s why Stuart Hughes’ Ipad 2 Gold History Edition elicits polarised reactions from different communities. Encrusted with 12.5 carats of flawless diamonds, a total of 53 individually set sparkling gems in solid 24 carat fill the Apple logo, with the rear section formed again in 24 carat gold weighing 2 kgs. The main front frame is made from the oldest rock found in the world, ammolite. Sourced from Canada, this stone is over 75 million years old. However, to really pull out all the stops, Hughes splintered and shaved sections of a 65 million-yearold T-REX Dinosaur’s thigh bone into the Ammolite, and then crowned it with the ultimate jewel: a single cut 8.5 carat diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer diamonds. Only two of these are available, and only if you are ready to fork out $8,100,000 (Rs 36.61 crore). Of course for those who can’t afford one just yet, remember, it’s just a fleeting matter of time before the Ipad 2 becomes an ancient relic. From the look of it, Hughes really wanted this one to be a collector’s item, choosing to border a version of technology approaching extinction with the primitive bones of a dinosaur.advertisementSpa: Spray of lifeBathline Sensations introduces the anti-ageing skin spa, a luxurious treatment you can enjoy in the comfort of your home shower cubicle. This treatment draws on medicated oils and salt solutions from minerals, vitamins, fatty acids and bio-photons and releases them through a shower onto the skin. Housed in a glass booth which a person can sit comfortably in, it fills the space with a light mist that envelops the body. The Kasch Micro Steam cabin uses natural materials to douse you with a healthy dose of antioxidants and minerals. This is easily absorbed by the skin and mucous membrane. Now get all the rejuvenating power of the spa without stepping out of your home.Accessories: Eyes wide openHas the summer heat confined you to the air conditioned indoors? Cartier, Paris, has the perfect step-out gear in a tricked-out pair of sunglasses. Grab the only pair of their custom made French shades in black plastic, trimmed in 18 carat gold, with 188 collet set diamonds in excess of 7.5 carats in their original box. These elegant and sparkling sunglasses, modelled on 1980s chic, are thought to be the only of their kind in existence. If you can see yourself sporting the sunshine sparkle then get in touch with New York City’s Gallery 47, but be prepared to shell out an eye-popping $25,000 (Rs 11 lakh) for the unique pair.Philately: Million dollar stampThe world’s most famous stamp,the elusive Post Office Mauritius, was sold for a record breaking Euro 1,053,090 (Rs 7.71crore)at Spink in London. The stamp was one of the highlights of the Chartwell collection formed by businessman and philanthropist Sir Cyril Humphrey Cripps. Over the next 18 months, Spink will sell the Chartwell collection, comprising of some of the finest material ever seen in Great Britain. Currently held in just over 80 stamp albums, The Chartwell Collection is estimated to fetch well in excess of 20,000,000 (Rs 146.62crore) before the last lot is sold in December 2012. Who would have thought snail mail could be such a lucrative hobby?TalkAnimal planetThe Barkley pet hotel sits just across the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles. Created for those that love their pets silly, the hotel is apt for folks who fit into the creed of buying gold gilded pet crates or Louis Vuitton pet carriers for transporting their pooches. Pets get their own suites with individual climate and lighting control (so you can let the hotel know what your pet prefers).Cats get smaller suites but also have televisions which show birds in flight and tropical fish in a tank. Pets are free to choose dinners from the Four Seasons hotel next door (the steak is a favourite with the guests apparently). Fussy cats can also feast on tuna sushi if they so desire. Spa treatments include fur dyeing to ensure your pooch is up to date with the latest fashion.Fashion: Fendi’s museKarl Lagerfeld has captured Anja Rubik for the third consecutive season in Fendi’s fall 2011 campaign. This time around, Lagerfeld steps behind the lens to create sultry images of Rubik playing an artist’s muse in a rusty room crowded with canvases, paint buckets and old rugs. This brings out the raw essence of the new collection’s fur-filled wardrobe with knits, tweed and wool in dark and mysterious shades of green, maroon and brown. The magical collaboration looks set to continue.Auto: Through the looking glassThis 1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six Ghost Car, once displayed at the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair, could now be yours at the right price. The first full size transparent car built in America (at a reported cost of $25,000), is expected to sell for between $275,000 and $475,000(Rs 1.24crore and Rs 2.15crore). The see-through vehicle is a collaboration between General Motors and Rohm & Haas. It features a plexiglass body that exposes the vehicle’s innards. After the World’s Fair the car was on display at the Smithsonian and at several Pontiac dealerships across the United States in the 1940s.Art: Leica’s first lookLuxe German camera-makers Leica have just opened their first Leica boutique in Singapore. Located at the Raffles Hotel Arcade, the showroom also serves as a photo gallery which will display fine pieces from Leica’s best known photojournalists.Hotel: Revisiting historyOne of London’s finest hotels, Grosvenor House, has introduced a new package to celebrate its rich American connection. Grosvenor House’s transatlantic package provides the ultimate Anglo-American adventure in the heart of London, allowing guests to explore this special relationship. Guests will be invited to join an American Civil War walking tour through the streets of Piccadilly, Mayfair and Marylebone. Next on the schedule is a visit to the Imperial War Museum, London, founded during the First World War in 1917 as a record of the war effort. Check in for some serious time travel.David MilliereThe spice cellar: A hint of honeyadvertisementWhat better feeling than savouring a little taste of home when you find yourself an ocean away from it.One evening, I was walking by the wine cellar of a wealthy local country club in Atlanta, Georgia, where I was privileged to occupy the envious position of sommelier. I popped in for a little snooping.I noticed, unexpectedly lying on the floor, half a dozen bottles of white wine that I had never seen before. As I got closer to the alien bottles, I managed to read this: Joseph Drouhin, Beaune Clos des Mouches, 1997. Soon after that, I was chatting with my boss, the head wine minister of the huge mansion.”Jodie, what are those bottles lying there?” “Ah yes… well, I’ve had them for quite a while now. I can’t print them on the wine list, because I only have six. Sell them by the glass if you can,” he said.By the glass? It meant I could crack open one of them and taste it, just to make sure that time combined with possibly non appropriate cellaring conditions hadn’t turned the delicious nectar into white wine vinegar. After all, I was dealing with a quasi decade old wine.Clos des Mouches (clos stands for enclosed vineyard, mouches is the old French word for bees) is the name of the vineyard, within the village of Beaune, arguably the historical capital of Burgundy wines. Ranked as a premier cru, or first growth, the clos is bordering the village of Pommard, famous for its red wines. It is planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, both reigning as King and Queen of Burgundy, only leaving crumbs to Gamay and Aligote that belong to lower casts.As I opened the bottle, the golden liquid, trapped for such a long time in its prison of glass, was a bit reluctant to express its joy at being released. Pouring some in a glass made it instantly more talkative: subtle vanilla hints, candied lemons, a generous minerality, but above all this trademark honey scent that you almost unmistakably find in all great white burgundies that has gone well over the age of reason. The palate is unsurprisingly bone dry, with an acidity as sharp as a recently manufactured Laguiole. The taste lingered long after the wine had been consumed.Domaine Joseph Drouhin was created over a century ago, and is now under the control of the fourth generation of the family, all siblings. They mostly do wines from their own vineyards, but also have a negociant activity, which allow them to produce wines from grapes they buy from other growers.Interestingly, this very wine was featured, via its 1973 vintage, in the most famous tastings of all, the 1976 Judgment of Paris, where French and Californian wines were assessed in a blind exercise. There and then, it compared very well with its illustrious opponents.Marcel Proust has his Madeleine, I now have my Drouhin Clos des Mouches Blanc 1997. Just a sip and I am transported back to either Atlanta or my native France.David Milliere is Head Sommelier, The Leela Palace, New Delhi.advertisement
View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue TORONTO, ONTARIO – MAY 30: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPA victory in Sunday’s second game of the NBA Finals would lift Toronto halfway to the title, but that isn’t over-exciting the Raptors or worrying defending champion Golden State.Both teams have been studying videos of Thursday’s 118-109 Raptors romp in the best-of-seven showdown opener to make adjustments, Toronto coach Nick Nurse finding troubles despite the triumph.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “There’s plenty we need to do better if we want to win another game in this series. So we have to fix those things,” Nurse said.“They were in a coverage the other night I had never seen before. They do a lot of innovative stuff. They probably got other things we haven’t seen that we’re going to have to adjust to on the fly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGolden State’s defensive scheme kept Raptors star Kawhi Leonard to 5-of-14 shooting from the floor, his 23 points eight shy of his average.“I’m expecting him to play a lot better tomorrow,” Nurse said. “One game doesn’t define a series,” Curry said. “The things we need to do differently as a team in order to win is the stuff that’s the special part about the challenge — energy, effort, focus for 48 minutes.”Thompson says the Warriors must risk losing more rebounds to ensure enough defenders stop Toronto’s fast break.“Siakam was running the floor like a gazelle,” Thompson said. “They were getting the ball off the rim and just pushing it. We’ll have to make the adjustment in game two and try to send more guys back. We gave them too many naked looks.”Curry and Thompson will carry the scoring load with forward Kevin Durant still out with a right calf strain but expected back when the series shifts to Golden State for games Wednesday and Friday.Golden State’s Draymond Green has three playoff triple doubles in a row, one shy of Wilt Chamberlain’s 1967 record run, and his five total triple doubles is two shy of the 1967 Chamberlain record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Marc Gasol adjusts quickly to make big impact for Raptors Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES “I know we’ll be better so that’s always a good thing,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “It’s first to four, not first to one. So still a lot of basketball to be played.”The Raptors realize that as well.“We understand it’s a long series,” Raptors reserve Fred VanVleet said. “It’s going to take a concerted effort. We just need to keep our focus. It’s one win. Nobody’s overreacting.”“You’ve got to protect home court,” added Raptors guard Danny Green. “Can’t give them any type of life or confidence.”Golden State coach Steve Kerr has stressed improved transition defense after Toronto’s fast-tempo attack baffled the Warriors.“A team like this that pushes the ball relentlessly, it’s not enough to just say transition defense is important. You have to feel it and we felt it. They ran the ball right past us several times,” Kerr said.“It’s great to have the videotape. That’s where you can really learn. Areas of our defensive game were really lacking and we have to clean up.”Runs ‘like a gazelle’Warriors 3-point sharpshooter Stephen Curry gained a new appreciation for Toronto’s speed as well.“It helps to see it, for sure,” he said. “It’s even more glaring when you can see the flow from offense to defense or the missed rotations or sloppy turnovers. Film never lies, as every coach has said. You can’t argue with what you see on there and we learned a lot.”The Warriors somewhat enjoy the challenge of battling from behind. Pascal Siakam ripped Golden State for 32 points and Marc Gasol added 20 to delight Canadian fans in Toronto’s NBA Finals debut.“The team that gets beat gets really determined,” Nurse said. “They try to fix things. They mostly play a lot harder and more physical.”Cameroonian forward Siakam made 11 consecutive shots, the longest finals run in two decades, and became the first finals debutante with 32 points, eight rebounds and five assists since Michael Jordan in 1991.“They’re going to make adjustments,” Siakam said. “I have to be ready for whatever comes at me.”Champs ‘will be better’Count on the Warriors, who had won 12 prior playoff openers, to bounce back as they fight for a third consecutive NBA crown and fourth in five seasons.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP
We all make mistakes when we’re learning something new. That philosophy stands true for business people and school children alike. So what separates those who learn and succeed from those who learn and fail? Why, it’s the correction of one’s mistakes and seeking improvement, of course! Social Media Strategy integrating social media I won’t call anyone out specifically, but unfortunately, I see this a lot. (And I mean, a lot.) I applaud businesses that take the first big leap in How to Screw Up Your Social Media Strategy “I’m not getting social media results right now, so clearly it’s useless.” Whoa, there! Did you even give it a solid chance? When you go to a networking event, do you expect to develop strong business relationships with all 50 attendees that very evening? I imagine you understand it will take multiple weeks, perhaps months of meetups before you develop solid relationships with every person. Similarly, it takes lots of commitment and nurturing to develop a successful community through any social network, too. creating a Facebook Page Only marketing people can successfully represent your company, right? Wrong! By allowing all employees to tweet company content, discuss what they’re working on, or announce special news, your business’ reach just tripled… quadrupled. (You count your employees and do the math.) That’s very valuable, especially when you’re all-hands-on-deck regarding a specific announcement. ” 1. Set up your profile, and ignore it forever. 6. Give up after three weeks. At HubSpot, our social media policy is pretty simple: “Use Common Sense.” And we encourage others to adopt that same attitude. When you’re interacting through social media channels, the name of the game is fast and nimble. Unless you have a person dedicated to reviewing social media content who also has the response time of a tennis player, you’re shooting yourself in the foot. Create a list of the type of content you want published, and trust your employees from there. You’ll be glad you did. 4. Have management review all social media posts and responses before publishing. So what do you think? Are you guilty of making any of these mistakes? How have you improved? What other social media mistakes should businesses avoid? What do you think?