Mallard’s Source for sports would like to congradulate the Bantam House Leafs with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Jim O’Meara, Asst. Coach, Cody St. Thomas B, Aiden Mushumanski F, Cale O’Meara B, Blair Sookro F, Alex Laing (asst. Captain) B, Jaden Dyck B, Mike Zarikoff F, Noah Marsh, Josh Schacher, Tyler Lakeman (Captain B),Ben Price F, Keanu Tromans F, Charles Curiston (the little head beside Keanu), Noah Whiffen B (the tall guy in back), Max Spielman F (directly in front of Whiffen), Bradey Sookero F, Kylan Palm F, Ava Young F, and Dave Zarikoff Head Coach. The Nelson Bantam Leafs capped off an incredible season by capturing the West Kootenay Bantam House Title Sunday in Nelson.The Bantam Leafs edged Trail 4-3 in a championship thriller.
NAPA — Cornerback Nevin Lawson, signed as a unrestricted free agent in the off-season, announced on Twitter Monday night he will be suspended for the first four games of the season for being in violation of the NFL policy on performance enhancing drugs.Lawson, 28, signed a one-year deal with the Raiders on March 20 worth up to $3.05 million and with $1.55 million guaranteed after spending his first five seasons with the Detroit Lions. Although he has no career interceptions, Lawson started …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Goat and sheep lambing season is here and well underway for some producers. It is always important to review your last lambing/kidding season and its successes and failures as you prepare to raises lambs and kids during the current year. The following article offers some helpful tips for goat and sheep producers.Take some time to read the tips below. Some of them may be review, but you never know when you will learn something new that could help your herd or flock.6 steps for a successful lambing or kidding seasonBy Tom Earleywine, Ph.D., director of nutritional services for Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Co.The health, growth and early performance of a lamb or kid crop directly impact’s future performance in the milking parlor, pasture or showring. As a result, long-term successes can be driven by success during the lambing and kidding season.Nutrition is essential in giving lambs and kids a solid start. High quality milk replacer can be a solution to success; however, success is not guaranteed on milk replacer alone. Here is a look at six steps to a successful total management program shared at the 2015 Dairy Sheep Association of North America Symposium.Step 1: Set obtainable goals.Before the first lamb hits the ground, analyze past performance of the flock, set tangible goals and determine a path for achieving these goals.Consider a 200 percent lamb or kid crop as an attainable goal. Mature and well-conditioned ewes and does should be able to lamb at least two lambs or kids. Strive for less than 5 percent pre-weaning mortality. The industry target is less than 5 percent, but it’s estimated that 20 percent of lambs are lost before weaning, with 80 percent of those losses in the first 10 days.Step 2: Provide newborn care.Within the first few minutes after a lamb or kid is born, they are exposed to bacteria and pathogens. Two ways to protect against these pathogens are: navel disinfection and quality colostrum.Dip the newborn’s navel in 7 percent tincture iodine immediately after birth, ensure the disinfectant covers both the outside and inside of the navel.Colostrum or the first milk in lactation is the primary protection newborns receive against environmental pathogens and bacteria. Lambs and kids should receive 10 percent of their body weight in colostrum by 18 hours of age, fed at 105 degrees F. For example, a 10 pound lamb should be fed 1 pound or 16 ounces of colostrum in the first 18 hours of its life.Keep in mind that fluctuations in colostrum quality and quantity are probable; a colostrum replacement can be used to ensure all lambs and kids receive a high-quality, disease-free colostrum.Step 3: Select a species-specific milk replacer.After newborns are fed high-quality colostrum or colostrum replacer for the first feeding, they can be transitioned to a milk replacer.Look for a milk replacer made specifically for lambs or kids. Many options of milk replacer may be available to you, but calves, lambs, kids, pigs, alpacas, puppies and kittens all have different nutrient requirements. Milk replacers formulated for lambs are better able to provide the nutrients lambs require because they closely mimic the composition of ewe’s milk. The same is true with kid-specific milk replacers for kid goats.Step 4: Choose the right feeding system.Bottle feeding, free-choice feeding or an automated system are the three primary means of feeding lambs and kids on milk replacer.Select which system is the best fit by considering the facilities, size of operation, labor situation and performance objectives. Make sure the system provides enough nutrition so lambs and kids at least triple their birth weight by 28 days of age. Clean and disinfect the system as often as possible.Step 5: Stimulate rumen development.The rumen is the main site for nutrient breakdown and absorption in mature ruminants and in other species has been highly correlated to health and performance of the animal.When a lamb or kid is born, the rumen is not fully developed and neither are the papillae inside the rumen. Growth of the rumen papillae and rumen development can be correlated with what the lamb or kid eats pre-weaning.If the rumen is not developed appropriately, weaning can be delayed or unsuccessful. Water is a critical ingredient in the development of bacterial growth and the beginning of rumen fermentation. Always provide free choice water.Step 6: Promote a smooth weaning transition.Lambs and kids are ready for weaning when they consume an equivalent of 1.5 percent of their body weight in high-quality creep feed along with adequate water. Usually this will occur near 30 days of age or 35 pounds of weight. At weaning time, each lamb should have consumed at least 25 pounds of lamb milk replacer powder.Follow these steps to weaning:Plan weaning protocol, timing and facilities 14 to 21 days prior to weaning.Ensure animals are consuming creep feed and utilizing water.Gradually remove milk replacer or remove ewe.Feed a high protein ration (18 to 25 percent crude protein).Following these six steps provides a total management system for successfully raising lambs or kids, especially when on milk replacer. Setting goals, providing a high-quality colostrum and milk replacer, comfortable housing, and ready access to high quality feed and water will help lambs and kids thrive.For more information on lamb and kid nutrition, contact Tom Earleywine, Ph.D., at (800) 618-6455 or [email protected], visit www.lolmilkreplacer.com or like We Care for Lambs or We Care for Kids on Facebook. S. Schoenian, University of Maryland, Care of Newborn Lambs, July 24, 2014
View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. CWBL is an “alternative league” that gives team owners and sponsors of teams an opportunity to obtain effective manner marketing and promotional benefits from exposure for games being played at various locations and viewed by fans anywhere. It provides reasonable terms for participation in two regular conferences every season. The top four teams after the two conferences – conference champions and teams with best cumulative win-loss records – advance to the Grand Finals at no additional participation fees to compete for the title of Overall Champion for the Season.Players and coachesThe Country Wide Basketball League can offer graduating collegiate players and aspiring coaches, who are products of basketball programs, opportunities for competitive development and playing/coaching career progression. Very few are chosen in the professional league, leaving several players and coaches with skills behind.CWBL with the support of participating teams has the potential to be the League where skills continue to develop and where playing/coaching career goals are achievable. ADVTADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next The Country Wide Basketball League (CWBL) is a commercial league that aims to promote basketball at regional levels with nationwide exposure thru television and the use of live streaming thru CWBL web site and other digital platforms via internet.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program CWBL will develop a broad fan base nationwide by conducting actual games at various locations in cities and towns where participating teams are located. These games are then made available for viewing by fans anywhere thru television and live streaming thru CWBL web site and other social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, etc.The league also aims to develop local players thru competitive games and provide them with much-needed exposure to assist their career progression. Only Filipinos and duly-recognized players holding valid Philippine Passport issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs or with complete certification(s) issued by Bureau of Immigration and Deportation are allowed to play in the League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: 16 Malaysian athletes hit by food poisoning Team owners/sponsors Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Cruz said about 40,000 runners are expected for various races during the weekend marking the 51st running of a race that evolved from a flat, wind-swept desert event in 1967 to a glitzy and music-filled attraction.There won’t be the usual bandstands, musical groups and amplified sound for the first 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of the marathon and half-marathon, in tribute to victims and affected families, he said. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2010 file photo, runners fill the Las Vegas Strip in the shadow of the Mandalay Bay hotel, top left, during the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Las Vegas. The upcoming Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Nov. 12, has a new start line and race festival grounds. The race will start in front of the New York-New York resort on the Las Vegas Strip, about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) north of last year’s start near the Mandalay Bay. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)LAS VEGAS — The start line for the upcoming Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon has been moved away from the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, organizers said Friday.The Nov. 12 evening race will start in front of the New York-New York resort on the Las Vegas Strip, about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) north of last year’s start near the Mandalay Bay hotel, Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon series executive Josh Furlow said.ADVERTISEMENT The Mandalay Bay was the hotel from which a gunman on the 32nd floor fired assault-style weapons Oct. 1 into a country music concert crowd of about 22,000 people, killing 58 and injuring almost 550.After using that same open-air festival ground for pre-race activities the last several years, the gathering spot for this year’s marathon and half-marathon will be between the New York-New York and Monte Carlo casinos and the T-Mobile Arena, said Dan Cruz, spokesman for race organizer The Competitor Group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe overall 26.2-mile (42-kilometer) marathon and 13.1-mile (21-kilometer) half-marathon courses are still being finalized, Cruz said. But the new start line means runners will twice pass the site of the shooting as they run south on the Strip, loop around the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and head north again past casino marquees.An on-course tribute is planned near the site of the shooting, including a #VegasStrong signing wall that people can sign during a race expo beginning Nov. 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Efficient Fournier leads Magic rout of Spurs Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Manny Pacquiao trains in LA for last time before Keith Thurman fight01:46Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games
Touch Football Australia (TFA) has a core strategic priority of supporting Human Capital â€“ Our People, for the 2016-2020 period. This included Sport Education systems and development opportunities to increase accredited referees and coaches to provide quality services across all levels of the sport.To support this process, and continue with the update and review of the Accreditation and Education systems which commenced in 2014 with the implementation of FTEM, The Sport Education Framework 2017 has been developed and is now available.This document will replace the previous Sport Education Guidelines 2013 document as a tool to provide an overview of the Sport Education curriculums and formal accreditation systems. The release of this Framework will directly help support the strategic objective of – Unified through best practice administration â€“ 14,000 accredited volunteers in a unified workforce.The document brings together the accreditation curriculums from Coach, Referee and Coach disciplines, along with TFA course delivery accreditation and protocols, and supporting development information such as Mentoring.TFA, in alignment with the Athlete, Coach and Referee Development have also reviewed and updated the Athlete Development Framework.Originally released in 2013 the Athlete Development Framework has helped provide a skill and strategy framework to continue to support Athletes in the FTEM pathway.The framework continues to cover the eight key categories listed below, with some changes or additions made within each of the sections, particularly in the Elite and Mastery areas.1. Movement2. Ball Skills3. Rollball4. Rucking5. Attack6. Defence7. Game concepts and strategies8. Athletic performanceTFA have released a range of resources to support the implementation of this Framework including Athlete Skill Checklists, and Video Collections of Skill explanations and training drills via our www.dartfish.tv/touchfootballaustalia website. These resources will continue to expand in the 2017 year.Please review the attached documents below. For further information contact [email protected] Filessport_education_framework_2017v2-compressed-pdftfa_athlete_development_framework_v2_2017-pdfRelated Links2017 Framework
Toronto’s main stock index plummeted more than 100 points before the long weekend as Canada and the U.S. failed to reach a trade agreement by President Donald Trump’s self-imposed deadline Friday.The two countries met this week for a new round of NAFTA negotiations, hoping to strike a deal by the end of the week, but now it appears talks will continue after the Labour Day long weekend.“With the events that we’re having with NAFTA, certainly having some pressure on the market,” said Sid Mokhtari, with CIBC Capital Markets.The S&P/TSX composite index shed 108.67 points to 16,262.88.“It’s certainly has a lot to do with the politics, and I don’t think it’s primarily anything fundamental at this point,” he said, referencing off-the-record comments made by Trump to Bloomberg News that were leaked to the Toronto Star newspaper and published Friday morning.Trump, who has since confirmed the comments in a tweet, said that any deal with Canada would be “totally on our terms.”Investors may assume the pending deal will not be a good one for Canada or not quite what the country is looking for, said Mokhtari.Both countries have remained stubborn on certain issues and negotiations are expected to continue next week, starting Wednesday. Trump notified Congress that his administration intends to sign a trade agreement in 90 days with Mexico and Canada, should it be willing to do so.The health care and information technology sectors were the only two on the TSX to close in the green and offset some of the losses on the index. Cannabis companies Aphria Inc. and Canopy Growth Corp. led the health care sector where shares gained 6.06 per cent and 2.4 per cent respectively.The rhetoric also pushed down the Canadian dollar. The loonie closed lower at 76.60 cents US compared with an average of 77.04 cents US on Thursday.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 22.10 points to 25,964.82. The S&P 500 index gained 0.39 points to 2,901.52, while the Nasdaq composite advanced 21.17 points to 8,109.54.The October crude contract retreated 45 cents to US$69.80 per barrel and the October natural gas contract gained four cents to roughly US$2.92 per mmBTU.The December gold contract rose US$1.70 to US$1,206.70 an ounce and the December copper contract declined about five cents to US$2.68 a pound.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The RCMP in Grande Prairie are investigating a fatal collision that occurred at the intersection of Canfor Road and the Forestry Trunk Road on Thursday.At roughly 12:45 p.m. on February 22nd, a truck travelling southbound on the Forestry Road collided with a logging truck that was travelling eastbound on the Canfor Road. The 67-year-old driver of the southbound vehicle and his 27-year-old passenger, both from the Edmonton area, were confirmed to be deceased at the scene.A female passenger from Mundare was airlifted to a hospital via STARS air ambulance with serious injuries. The driver of the logging truck was uninjured. The RCMP is currently investigating all possible contributing factors that could have caused the crash.
The goal for Callihoo’s First Nation is to become a self-sufficient community that does not rely on government subsidies for the next seven generations, he said, and a stake in the pipeline project would go a long way to achieving that objective.The McMurray Metis are flourishing thanks to the economic opportunities provided by the oilsands, said chief executive officer Bill Loutitt, pointing to higher-than-average numbers of Aboriginal graduates in the region. The group will continue to push for a stake in Trans Mountain, he said.Loutitt said Trudeau’s government should pass legislation to urgently resume construction on the project in Alberta, while also fulfilling their obligations to consult and review tanker traffic impacts. It should consider including Alberta Indigenous groups in talks with B.C. First Nations, he added.“The one common thing that we’re concerned about is the environment,” he said. “But the way to take care of the environment is to be involved on the inside. That’s where you’re able to make the changes.” The McMurray Metis have opposed projects in the past and learned development usually happens regardless, he said, so the only difference is whether the community benefits from the project and has control over it.“I really see an opportunity for the coastal First Nations to be a big part in piloting these tankers and actually taking control of what’s going on in their backyard,” he said.But Rueben George, a representative of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver, said he couldn’t imagine his community ever supporting the project or purchasing a stake.The Tsleil-Waututh commissioned its own 1,200-page environmental assessment and concluded the project was a threat not only to its traditional territories but to the global fight against climate change, he said.“This isn’t good for Canada. This isn’t good for the world,” he said.The community could have negotiated a mutual-benefits agreement worth millions but it chose to protect the land and water instead, he added.But George said he understands why dozens of First Nations signed agreements and why some want to go further and invest in the project. Indigenous Peoples are statistically not doing well in Canada and communities have to make hard choices to keep members fed and housed, he said.“In some communities in our country, we have 90 percent, 95 percent unemployment. I understand they have to make moves forward,” George said. “They have to look out for their people.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) “There are no shortcuts when it comes to consultation,” said Brad Callihoo, the chief executive officer of the Fort McMurray #468 First Nation. “(The ruling) identifies an issue that needs to be addressed. The system is broken when it comes to consultation and we need to fix it.”Canada has purchased the existing Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion and pledged to complete the expansion project, which would triple the line’s capacity to 890,000 barrels of oil a day and increase the number of tankers in Metro Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet seven-fold.Several First Nations in coastal and central B.C. filed lawsuits against the project, citing inadequate consultation. As they celebrated their win on the banks of Burrard Inlet on Aug. 30, dozens of construction workers from Callihoo’s First Nation were sent home from their jobs.Indigenous communities on either side of the pipeline fight say they respect each other’s stance and feel no sense of division between them. First Nations aren’t always going to agree, but all deserve meaningful consultation, said Callihoo.“Do I think there could be common ground for all the First Nations? Absolutely. But we have to be able to come to the table and meet the demands of the B.C. First Nations, just as (was done with) the Alberta First Nations.”Not all Aboriginal groups in B.C. oppose the project. Thirty-three First Nations signed mutual-benefits agreements with Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. before the expansion was taken over by the federal government, and Cheam First Nation Chief Ernie Crey has expressed interest in buying a stake. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Some First Nations and Metis communities are determined to purchase an equity stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite a court ruling that halted construction and potentially set the project back for years.The Federal Court of Appeal ruling quashed the government’s approval of the project, requiring it to examine the impacts of increased tanker traffic and consult more deeply with Aboriginal groups along the pipeline route.Indigenous groups in Fort McMurray, Alta., say they still want to invest in the project and believe the ruling creates an opportunity for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to get consultation right.