Watch here The community will remember the life of Florida Highway Patrol trooper Joseph Bullock this morning who was shot and killed in the line of duty last week.A public memorial service will be held for Trooper Joseph Bullock at the Bayside Community Church in Bradenton at 11:00 a.m.Flags are flying at half staff in his honor around the state.After the service, a procession involving dozens of law enforcement officers will lead Trooper Bullock’s body to the Sarasota National Cemetery.Once there, Trooper Bullock will receive law enforcement honors during a ceremony at 2:30 p.m.FHP said the public is encouraged to attend the memorial service to honor the life and legacy of the 42-year-old trooper, who spent his entire 19-year law enforcement career with the agency.Memorial Service to Honor the life and career of Trooper Joseph Bullock pic.twitter.com/6rd0epcUww— FHP West Palm Beach (@FHPPalmBeach) February 10, 2020
Share on: WhatsApp Ugandan champions. PHOTO VIA @UgandaMediaCentFINAL RESULTSUganda ?? 67 Zambia ?? 50Malawi 71 Botswana 39Zimbabwe 68 Namibia 37Uganda’s She Cranes are Africa netball champions.With five wins out of five, the She Cranes capped a memorable tournament by beating Zambia 67-50 baskets on the final day of the six-nation event at Lugogo, Kampala.Spurred by goal attacker Proscovia Peace, Uganda humbled Africa’s top ranked team Malawi Queens and defending champions Zimbabwe Gems in the tournament as they scored a record 335 baskets.Malawi Queens are ranked 6th in the world, Uganda is ranked 13th, Zimbabwe 16th and Zambia 15th.The She Cranes entered the final day walking tall, after they got a boost from Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, who gave them and the U-20 netball teams a sh96 million .Team P W D L PTS GOAL AVUganda 5 5 0 0 10 335Malawi 5 4 0 1 8 284Zimbabwe 5 3 0 2 6 273Zambia 5 2 0 3 4 266Botswana 5 1 0 4 2Namibia 5 0 0 5 0 Uganda She Cranes: Lilian Ajio – Goal Defender, Stella Nafuka – Goal Keeper, Wycline Natwentwa –Wide Defender, Betty Kiiza – Centre, Halima Nakachwa – Wide Attacker, Stella Oyella – Goal Attacker and Peace Proscovia – Goal Shooter.****OTHER RESULTSDay 1Uganda 72 def Botswana 29(20-7, 42-14, 57-22, 72-29)Day 2Malawi 55 def Zimbabwe 45(17-9, 28-21, ..-.., 55-45)Uganda 69 def Nambia 31(15-11, 38-15, 56-24, 69-31)Zambia 57 def Botswana 42Day 3Uganda 66 def Malawi 43(13-11, 27-22, 48-29, 66-43)Zimbabwe 56 def Botswana 37Zambia 56 def Nambia 46Day 4Malawi 64 def Nambia 35(17-10, 35-19, 48-31, 64-35)Zimbabwe 59 def Zambia 58(19-11, 30-29, 44-45, 59-58Day 5Uganda ?? 61 Zimbabwe 45 ??Botswana 57 Namibia 38Malawi 51 Zambia 45
James Donaldson Park in Grand Forks is one of 16 finalists from across Canada in the first Canada’s Favourite Ballpark contest sponsored by Baseball Canada, but the park needs your vote to win. Chosen from over 40 submissions from across the country, the finalists were announced on Jul. 9. Like the annual hockey town competition, the ballpark contest gives the winners prizes along with national exposure for the town. “Community baseball diamonds provide broad opportunities for participation and are strategic settings for promoting and implementing Canadian Sport for Life concepts that Baseball Canada embraces,” said Ray Carter, president of Baseball Canada. “Baseball Canada believes that governments should ensure that community diamonds provide the public active living opportunities for all ages in baseball in the dedicated baseball areas.” The call for entrants went out in early June and past-president of the Grand Forks International (GFI) Gerry Foster took up the challenge. “I really saw it as an opportunity for our community, and secondly good public relations for the GFI,” said Foster. “On the one hand it was something I wanted to do but I shared it with the GFI committee first. So I did it on behalf of the GFI and certainly on behalf of this great community, Grand Forks.” The 16 qualifiers have been divided into four groups. Grand Forks finds itself in division 1 and will be up against Charlottetown PEI, St. Thomas ON and Okotoks AB. The voting for this first group began on Monday, Jul. 11 at 12 p.m. ET and fans and supporters can vote online at baseball.ca. Voting for this first division continues until 10 am ET Monday, Jul. 18. The ballpark with the most votes each week will advance to the semi-final round where again they will be matched-up against another park where voting will determine the two finalists. The final round voting will then determine Canada’s Favourite Ballpark! The judges have made their decision and now it is up to fans and supporters from across the country. Please vote, and vote often, for Grand Forks. Contact your friends and relatives and ask for their support as James Donaldson Park in Grand Forks competes for the title of Canada’s Favourite Ballpark. Our ballpark in Grand Forks will now be showcased on baseball.ca for the week of voting. If Grand Forks gets the most votes it will move on to the semi-finals in a few weeks when another round of voting takes place. So, once again, get onto the site and vote for your favourite ballpark – James Donaldson Park – then watch the results for the next round of voting. The rest of the schedule is as follows: Aug. 8 (12 p.m. ET)- Aug. 15 (10 a.m. ET): Voting for Week 1 winner vs. Week 2 winner (semi-final #1);Aug. 15 (12 p.m. ET)- Aug. 22 (10 a.m. ET): Voting for Week 3 winner vs. Week 4 winner (semi-final #2);Aug. 22 (12 p.m. ET) – Sept. 6 10 a.m. ET): Voting to determine a winner;Sept. 7 (12 p.m. ET): Canada’s Favourite Ballpark is announced on Baseball.ca.That link again to vote is: www.baseball.ca
The West Kootenay U14 and U19 teams both went 5-0 before coming to tight finishes in the finals.U14 lost 9-7 and U19 lost 11-10 in the finals, so both are taking home silver medals and a proud second-place finish. West Kootenay U14 and U19 girls softball teams travelled to Summerland this past Mother’s Day weekend. There was a total of 24 teams between the two divisions.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Regulatory barriers facing agriculture are a major driver of agriculture industry consolidation, National Corn Growers Association Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak testified Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on consolidation and competition in the U.S. seed and agrochemical industry. Novak testifyied on behalf of both the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association.“Domestic regulatory hurdles for crop protection chemicals and delays in international approvals for new seed traits represent significant barriers to market entry. These barriers slow down innovation and drive up the cost of seed and chemicals. The process of developing and testing new products, and then securing regulatory approval to bring them to market, requires a substantial amount of time and money. As a result, fewer and fewer companies have the resources to be players in the market. This trend toward consolidation will continue unless and until Congress addresses these regulatory hurdles,” Novak will testify.Together, NCGA and ASA represent more than 500,000 corn and soybean farmers nationwide, and they have a direct interest in ensuring a competitive marketplace for crop production inputs. Earlier this year, NCGA and ASA joined forces to conduct an analysis of a recently announced merger and ensure their members’ best interests were represented in conversations with the Department of Justice.In written testimony submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the hearing, NCGA and ASA argue that a competitive marketplace is measured by more than the number of competitors, but also their size and relative ability to compete.“True competition is not based solely on the number of players within a given market. Strong competition can result from having several evenly-matched companies fighting for market share within the seed, chemistry and trait development markets,” the written testimony states.NCGA and ASA call on government and industry to work together to maintain farmers’ access to tools and technology.“We’ve seen a significant decline in the number of small-to-medium sized family farms. Fewer farmers means that the agribusiness industry that supports the farm community has fewer customers—resulting in consolidation beyond the farm gate. The speed at which the industry continues to consolidate, and the tenuous state of our farm economy, dictate that we work diligently to ensure that our farmers will still have access to a range of technologies without suffering higher costs,” the written testimony states.Click here to read the full written testimony.