Nick Saban’s 6th championship is the best of all

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Tide rallied from a pair of 13-point deficits, and managed to pull it together after Andy Pappanastos shanked a 36-yard field goal try that would’ve won the game on the final play of regulation. Georgia went on offense first in overtime and, after Jake Fromm took a huge sack, the Bulldogs settled for Ricardo Blankenship’s 51-yard field goal.Alabama’s offense took the field and immediately fell into a huge hole. Georgia sniffed out a screen pass, Tagovailoa couldn’t pick up his next option and Georgia dumped the youngster for a 16-yard loss.One play later, the Tide was national champions.With the poise of a veteran, Tagovailoa looked to his right, causing the Georgia safeties to slide toward that side of the field. Then he swung the other way, launching a pass to Smith streaking down the left sideline. He ran right by cornerback Malkom Parrish, who clearly thought he had help from safety Dominick Sanders, and hauled in a pass that was delivered in stride as he glided all alone into the end zone.Saban has now won five national titles in his 11 years at Alabama, and his first season doesn’t really count since he had to rebuild a program that had become a laughingstock under a string of mediocre coaches. When you throw in a BCS title from his time at LSU (albeit a shared title, since Southern Cal was voted No. 1 in The Associated Press poll), he’s matched Bryant for the most championships by any coach.And, really, Saban has the edge.One of Bryant’s titles comes with a huge asterisk. In 1973, the Tide finished No. 1 in the coaches’ poll, which was finalized before the bowls. Alabama went on to lose to No. 2 Notre Dame 24-23 in the Sugar Bowl, giving the AP title to the Fighting Irish.Let’s be honest, nobody outside of Tuscaloosa and the Bryant family views that team as the best in the land.Another feather in Saban’s cap is the way he’s won his championships. During the 2011 season, the Crimson Tide stifled LSU 21-0 with one of the great defensive performances in college football history. Two years ago, Alabama needed a dynamic offense and great special teams play to pull out a 45-40 victory over Clemson.This time, he had to make a change right in the middle of the game at the most prominent position on the field. That’s a new one, even for Saban.“Somebody tried to give me a game ball,” he said. “It has to be a team ball.”Saban shows no signs of slowing down or giving the least bit of thought to retirement. He’ll celebrate this title like he did all the other ones, for about 24 hours before he gets back to work in pursuit of No. 7.“Every team wants to be successful,” he said. “The message to the team tonight after this game was I hope you take something from this game and the resiliency that you showed in this game and it helps you be more successful in life.“It’s not just about winning the championship,” Saban added, no doubt remembering a final-second loss to Clemson in last year’s title game. “I know that’s what you all write about and what you talk about and all that. We like winning, and we hate losing. But there’s more to it than that.”Winning sure makes it a lot more fun, though.As Smith hauled in the title-clinching pass, Saban ripped off his headset, threw his arms in the air and let out a bit of a scream.For once in his life, he seemed caught off guard.It only lasted a moment.“I couldn’t believe it,” Saban said, shaking his head and repeating himself. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the championship trophy after overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama won 26-23. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ATLANTA — Nick Saban saved his best for No. 6.He’s won plenty of national titles with better players than everyone else.ADVERTISEMENT After all, this was the biggest game of the season, and Hurts was the one who led Alabama there for the second year in a row. He’s a proven winner, having lost only two out of 28 games coming into Monday night, and it certainly would’ve been the safe bet to stick with him a little longer.But Saban — who refuses to let the game pass him by even as coaches young enough to be his sons keep attempting to take him down (including former assistant Kirby Smart, who now coaches Georgia) — switched to Tagovailoa without hesitation.It might go down as the greatest decision in a career filled with them.Tagovailoa completed 14 of 24 passes for 166 yards and three touchdowns, the last of them a 41-yard strike in overtime to DeVonta Smith that gave Alabama a 26-23 victory over Georgia on Monday night.“We’ve had this in our mind that, if we were struggling offensively, that we would give Tua an opportunity, even in the last game,” Saban said. “No disrespect to Jalen, but … I thought Tua would give us a better chance and a spark, which he certainly did.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I could not believe it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Rusty Nadal struggles in loss to Gasquet in exhibition match Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals This time, it was all about the coach.If there was ever any doubt that Saban will go down as the greatest ever to prowl a college sideline, it was totally erased with the championship that pulled him even with the Bear.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn a most un-Saban-like move, he switched quarterbacks at halftime of the national championship game, the kind of desperate ploy you might expect from a brash young up-and-comer, not a 66-year-old all about the methodical process — covering every base, accounting for every scenario, winning over and over again without a lot of drama.Tua Tagovailoa, a ukulele-playing, left-handed freshman from Hawaii, took the field at the start of the third quarter with Alabama trailing 13-0 and doing absolutely nothing on offense. The Tide had accounted for just four first downs and 97 yards with two-year starter Jalen Hurts taking the snaps, but it was a bold decision nonetheless by the wily ol’ coach. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Abuse and disrespect of our women

first_imgDear Editor,How is it remotely possible that a man with several kilos of ganja gets a four-year sentence, but a man who blatantly admitted to beating his wife with a rolling pin, severely damaging her body, (not to mention the mental, physical and emotional trauma she must have faced previously), gets only 18 months? The funding, programmes, “initiatives” and women’s groups are all in vain if men keep seeing light sentences for blatantly brutalising and admitting to brutalising women.Its sets a sub-conscious precedence that a woman’s life is worth less than a bag of dope. Newspapers and people preach constantly about how the “attitude” of the culture needs to change, but what really needs to change is the way the court and law enforcement deal with these sensitive cases. Selling, smoking weed is a non-violent offence; much of the world is beginning to see the benefits of the plant and legalisation has begun in some countries. Yet here we are in 2018, jailing men for a plant but allowing rapists, child molesters and abusers to run rampant. And you wonder why there is little to no social progress? Why or country is in shambles? Why people are getting robbed in broad daylight? Violence begets violence, the abuse witnessed by these young people at home is the trickle-down effect of the crimes we’re seeing within our society today. If people in power, in any capacity, truly cared for this country, implementing ways to fully eradicate domestic violence would be at the forefront of their campaign. We would be creating ways to prevent, not treat crime.Instead we keep putting a band-aid over a bruise, hoping it would heal the wound. What needs to be done is stricter laws have to be put in place for these atrocious men who feel as if they are rulers over the women in their lives. Police and relevant authorities need to be adequately trained and then held accountable if they belittle, disrespect or disregard these abused women or these abuse claims. Real support and protection needs to be given to these women and their families. How many brave, strong women have somehow found a means of escape from their abusers, trying to raise their family and contribute to society in a positive way, only to find their abuser staking, threatening and in many cases killing them after many unheard cries for help from the Police. The creation of wealth from oil and gas means absolutely nothing if we as a country continue to inadvertently co-sign on the inhumane killings, abuse and disrespect of our women.Sincerely,Stephanie Persaudlast_img read more

Ulinzi get perfect send-off for Military Games

first_img0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars players celebrate one of their goals during the 5-1 win over Mathare United in a Kenyan Premier League match on April 23, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – After a run of three consecutive losses, Ulinzi Stars finally bounced back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Chemelil Sugar at the Afraha Stadium on Tuesday, giving them a perfect send off as they leave for the East Africa Military Games on Thursday.Daniel Waweru converted a 16th minute penalty after a handball inside the box to give the soldiers a huge sigh of relief, a result that hoisted them to fourth spot on the Kenyan Premier League table. “It is such a huge relief for us because our confidence had been greatly eroded after the three consecutive losses. At least, we can now get our focus straight after the victory and though it was not the most efficient of wins, it is going to give us a lot of morale,” Nyangweso told Capital Sport.The military side travel to Bujumbura, Burundi where they will represent the Kenya Defence Forces in the annual EAC Military Festival, heading in as the defending champions.The timely break, Nyangweso says will give them time to re-focus their energies and come back for their league campaign with renewed vigour.“It is great for us to go to Burundi after winning and our target is to defend our title. If we do so, we will come back with even more confidence to continue with our fight for the KPL title,” the tactician said.Meanwhile, more matches will be played on Wednesday as KPL clubs grapple with a tightened fixture to make up for the two match-days lost due to the break occasioned by the General Election. Seven matches will be on cards across different venues.Sofapaka head coach Sam Ssimbwa shouts out instructions to his players during a Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Ruaraka Complex on July 1, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaSecond placed Sofapaka host Nzoia Sugar at the Kasarani Stadium, beaming with confidence they can keep up with their perfect run that has seen them win three games on the trot.They are only four points off leaders Gor Mahia who play Posta Rangers in the late kick off and a win coupled by a drop of points from K’Ogalo will see them close the gap.“Nzoia is a very good team with young and speedy players. It is not a team we can afford to underrate. They have been on a good run as well and we should be able to keep up with our hard work which has been giving in good results,” Sofapaka assistant coach John Baraza said.Nzoia who are seventh on the log come into the fixture off a 1-0 loss away to Thika United, a result that deflated their positive run of three successive wins.Meanwhile, Kariobangi Sharks will be at home at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos taking on a rejuvenated Western Stima. Sharks have not won over their last four games, picking two consecutive losses over their last two assignments.Kariobangi Sharks players celebrate one of their two goals against Sony Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 5, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyHowever, the Premier League newbie’s will rely on the motivation from their 5-0 thrashing of Eldoret Youth in the GOtv Shield over the weekend.“Though it was against a lower tier team, the motivation we got there was massive. It has given us a good push and the players are determined to get back to winning ways. Stima is a good side because they have registered good results against top teams. It will not be easy,” Sharks boss William Muluya noted.Stima are placed 17th on the log with only three points off bottom placed Muhoroni Youth and are hungry for three points. The first leg between the two sides ended 1-1, but Henry Omino’s powermen have vowed to get all three this time round.KPL midweek fixtures:Kakamega Homeboyz v Bandari (Mumias), Kariobangi Sharks v Western Stima (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos), Sofapaka v Nzoia Sugar, Gor Mahia v Posta Rangers (Moi Stadium Kasarani), Mathare United v Nakumatt (Ruaraka Complex), Muhoroni Youth v Thika United (Muhoroni), Sony Sugar v Zoo Kericho (Awendo).0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Steven Gerrard: Star striker holds the key to Liverpool’s season fortunes

first_img Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho 1 Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits the return of striker Daniel Sturridge is vital to the club’s fortunes this season.The England international returned to full training last week and is edging closer to competitive action after undergoing a hip operation in May.However, despite manager Brendan Rodgers claiming the 26-year-old looks the fittest he has for 18 months, he is taking a cautious approach.But after scoring just three times in their opening five matches, the Reds are desperately short of goals and Sturridge’s comeback cannot come soon enough for Gerrard.“I think it’s vital Daniel Sturridge is back playing and firing as soon as possible,” Gerrard, now playing in Major League Soccer with LA Galaxy, told Radio City.“I think the key is the partnership he forms with (Christian) Benteke because if they click together there’s plenty more big games to finish high up in the league.”The ongoing absence of Gerrard’s successor Jordan Henderson has contributed to the problems as in the three matches he has missed the team have earned just one point, in a goalless draw at Arsenal.Henderson has this week been sent to see American orthopaedic specialist Dr James Cozzarelli in an attempt to get to the root of a troublesome heel injury.Liverpool have missed his dynamism and particularly his forward running but with no date set for his return, Rodgers has to find a way of rejuvenating his midfield as the triumvirate of James Milner, Emre Can and Lucas Leiva struggled in the defeats against West Ham and Manchester United.The loss at Old Trafford was an insipid performance, as without their most influential player, the suspended Philippe Coutinho, they struggled to create much.Gerrard believes, however, with Sturridge, Henderson and Coutinho in the same team Liverpool will be a different prospect.“Henderson has been a big miss and Coutinho’s suspension was a hammer blow, so I think they’re three big players,” Gerrard said.“If you get those three into the team we will be fine.”Adam Lallana has returned to training after a thigh injury, having not featured since August 17, with midfielder Joe Allen set to be eased back into things this week after a hamstring problem which has sidelined him since pre-season.last_img read more

Community officer budget may be hiked

first_imgLANCASTER – The Lancaster City Council will vote tonight on midyear budget adjustments that will bolster the city’s crime-fighting efforts through the hiring of sheriff’s support and code enforcement staff. Highlighting the annual midyear budget review is a proposal to spend $1.2 million to enhance law enforcement, including hiring seven community service officers and a law enforcement technician. The city also expects to see an impact on crime with a separate proposal to spend about $317,000 to hire four additional code enforcement officers, doubling its staff. “There’s more money in the budget than we thought,” Mayor Frank Roberts said. “That allows us to concentrate more money on the crime problem.” The midyear budget review will be heard during the council’s meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in council chambers, 44933 Fern Ave. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The hiring of the additional community service officers will increase staffing from eight to 15. Of the 90,000 calls for service received a year at the Lancaster sheriff’s station from city residents, about 10,000 could be handled by community service officers, saving the equivalent workload of five full-time deputies, according to city and sheriff’s officials. Community service officers are also expected to be involved in a new initiative to make it easier for residents to get reports taken on minor crimes. That effort will look at both allowing report-taking to be done by phone and over the Internet. Uniformed but unarmed, community service officers can take reports on minor and nonemergency crimes, answer phones, issue parking citations and direct traffic at crash scenes and special events. Lancaster officials have decided to take the CSO positions out of the sheriff’s contract and make those positions city jobs, just as the city of Palmdale did last fall. The idea is that the city can speed up the hiring process and would pay more than what the county could pay. Under the county pay system, CSOs have a pay range of $1,802 to $2,246 a month. Lancaster will mirror Palmdale’s pay scale for the CSOs, which is $2,769 to $3,537 a month. The city also plans to add a law enforcement technician for the Lancaster Community Appreciation Project unit that combats crimes stemming from rental properties. That position would handle a variety of tasks, including fielding calls, coordinating meetings and seeking out monetary grants, among other tasks. The position will free up the equivalent of one deputy, officials said. City and sheriff’s officials said that it is not possible at this time to add more deputies because of the countywide shortage of about 1,000 deputy positions. Lancaster has 20 vacancies that are being filled now by deputies working overtime. County officials are hopeful that a recruiting drive will make it possible to begin filling some of those vacancies later this year. Other efforts included in the midyear budget adjustment include starting studies aimed at slowing traffic and deterring crashes, including an analysis of cameras linked to traffic signals; installing security cameras at some city parks; continuing a park patrol; and starting a “best practices” study in which the city will look at practices of other law enforcement organizations in handling issues similar to those faced by Lancaster. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 IF YOU GO The Lancaster City Council will meet at 6 tonight in City Hall council chambers, 44933 Fern Ave. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgGAA: The Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta finals in Ardara have been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions as wind and rain batters Donegal.The horrendous weather has forced organisers to postpone the match after deeming the playing pitch unplayable.The All-Ireland Final was going to be an all Donegal affair with Kilcar and Naomh Conaill facing off with Kilcar looking to retain their crown. There had been suggestions that the game would take place in Killybegs but organisers have now decided to cancel the match.It’s a real pity for all the volunteers at Ardara who have worked tirelessly over the last few months to make sure everything goes smoothly and the competition is run without a hitch.However, you don’t expect the weather to force postponements at a football competition in June, but that’s the Irish weather for you.It is not yet known what date the finals will now be played on.   ALL-IRELAND GAELTACHT FINALS CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS was last modified: June 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Science News or Tabloid Journalism?

first_imgScience news outlets have put out some bizarre headlines recently.  Readers can judge whether they should be blessed with the label “science” or belong instead at supermarket checkouts.Women are evolving fatter:  New Scientist and PhysOrg said that natural selection is making women shorter, plumper and more fertile.  “The take-home message is that humans are currently evolving,” said Stephen Stearns of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina.  “Natural selection is still operating.”Killer algae heading north:  Science Daily said that toxic algae was a key player in mass extinctions in the past, and may be threatening us in the age of global warming.  “If you go through theories of mass extinctions, there are always some unanswered questions,” one scientist admitted.  Maybe readers can think of some.Proton rock brings life to earth:  New Scientist asked, “Was our oldest ancestor a proton-powered rock?”  Nick Lane’s four-page article investigates a controversial theory for the origin of life.  “The last common ancestor of all life was not a free-living cell at all, but a porous rock riddled with bubbly iron-sulphur membranes that catalysed primordial biochemical reactions,” he said.  Then another miracle happened: “Powered by hydrogen and proton gradients, this natural flow reactor filled up with organic chemicals, giving rise to proto-life that eventually broke out as the first living cells – not once but twice, giving rise to the bacteria and the archaea.”  Nobody was there, unfortunately, to watch the show.  Lane had to admit, “Many details have yet to be filled in, and it may never be possible to prove beyond any doubt that life evolved by this mechanism.”Aliens inhabit alternate plane:  PhysOrg said that two scientists have calculated the “number of parallel universes.”  An impressive equation enhances the article.  The answer: 10 to the 10 to the 16 universes are out there, even though we’ve never seen them or can see them.  “If that number sounds large, the scientists explain that it would have been even more humongous, except that we observers are limited in our ability to distinguish more universes” otherwise it could be a whopping 10 to the 10 to the 10 to the 7.Hot rock in India slams dinosaurs kablooey:  Remember the Mexican impact crater that was the cause of the dinosaur demise?  That’s so 1985.  It’s much more hip now to say that a bigger blast in India did the reptiles in.  Science Daily has the scoop.Mysterious dark force is shuffling dark stuff around that may not exist:  PhysOrg reported on a scientist’s idea that “an unknown force is acting on dark matter,” which, by definition, is also unknown.  A team at U of St. Andrews “believes that the interactions between dark and ordinary matter could be more important and more complex than previously thought, and even speculate that dark matter might not exist and that the anomalous motions of stars in galaxies are due to a modification of gravity on extragalactic scales.”Today’s science also has its holy relics.  PhysOrg reported on an “evolution axe” going on display at the Natural History Museum in London.  “The axe that revealed the age of mankind” was discovered the same year Darwin published his Origin and was used to support the idea that human history extended farther into the past than the Bible allowed.  “The hand axe display is timely as it coincides with this year’s celebration of Charles Darwin’s 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species and 200th anniversary of his birth,” the article cheered.  “There are nationwide events taking place as part of a [sic] initiative called Darwin200.”Any sociologists out there?  Do a little experiment.  Start a hoax in the name of science and see if the news outlets report it.  They don’t seem to have any restrictions on what can be claimed in the name of science.  Just make it look authoritative, like a major university press release, with a little convincing jargon.  Other than that it can be as wacko as you like.  What would be really constructive would be to put on so many hoaxes at once that it would require intelligent design to sort out the true from the false.  Would any of these stories survive?    The list above is an illustration of the legacy of post-Darwinism.  Darwin ousted the hard-liners and let in the storytellers.  Instead of being homeless on the street with their stories, they get paid to do this.  They are given free Darwin incense to liberate their imaginations.  Nothing needs to be observable, testable or repeatable any more.  The inmates are running the asylum.  They’re stoned, not with opium, but with OPM (other people’s money).  Remember this when they try to define what crazy is.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

From Lizard to Gymnast in One Hearty Stretch

first_imgLizards have spongy hearts.  Birds and humans have advanced electrical hearts.  Just stretch out the sponge, and voila!Advancing a theory vaguely resembling Haeckel’s biogenetic law, some Danes have deigned to relegate our hearts’ design to the reptiles.  Cold-blooded reptiles get by with spongy tissue.  Warm-blooded birds and humans, by contrast, need electrically-conducting tissue to keep the pulse in sync across the blood-pumping organ.  Is there an evolutionary connection somewhere?  If so, it’s been a mystery for a long time:An elaborate system of leads spreads across our hearts. These leads — the heart’s electrical system — control our pulse and coordinate contraction of the heart chambers. While the structure of the human heart has been known for a long time, the evolutionary origin of our conduction system has nevertheless remained a mystery.According to Science Daily, researchers have found “Our Inner Reptilian Hearts.”  They looked into the hearts of lizards, frogs and fish, hunting for a gene that forms conductive properties.  They “discovered a common molecular structure that’s hidden by the anatomical differences,” they claimed.Buried within the article is the Darwinian connection: “The studies show that it is simply the spongy inner tissue in the fetal heart that gets stretched out to become a fine network of conductive tissue in adult birds and mammals.”  This is cause for celebration:Researchers have finally succeeded in showing that the spongy tissue in reptile hearts is the forerunner of the complex hearts of both birds and mammals. The new knowledge provides a deeper understanding of the complex conductive tissue of the human heart, which is of key importance in many heart conditions.Oddly, the main Dane immediately reined the discussion into how this Darwinian light could help grieving mothers: “Our knowledge about the reptilian heart and the evolutionary background to our conductive tissue can provide us with a better understanding of how the heart works in the early months of fetal life in humans, when many women miscarry, and where heart disorders are thought to be the leading cause of spontaneous abortion.”  It’s not clear how a doctor could use this “knowledge” in practice.He never elaborated on how the reptilian sponge tissue stretched into a bird heart or human heart.  Was it ontogeny recapitulating phylogeny?  And why did two unrelated branches on Darwin’s tree converge on similar pumping designs?  The closest statement was only a puzzle: “Since the early 1900s, scientists have been wondering how birds and mammals could have developed almost identical conduction systems independently of each other when their common ancestor was a cold-blooded reptile with a sponge-like inner heart that has virtually no conduction bundles.”Those questions were lost in the hoopla over “Our Inner Reptile Heart.”This is what passes for science these days.  Darwin gets a pass from the media for the lamest excuses at explanation.  Why don’t they state the obvious from the observations?  Reptiles, birds, and humans have intelligently designed hearts, made by One Designer into forms that are perfectly adapted for each animal’s needs, allowing a lizard to race across a sand dune or even a pond, a bird to dive into the water to catch a fish, and a human to run a marathon or do a back walkover on a balance beam.  Whom did Gabriel Douglas thank for that – God or a serpent?  The only “inner reptile” she and other Christians have learned to resist is the father of lies, one of the worst of which is mindless, guideless, Godless evolution.  Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life (Prov. 4:23). (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Fennig Equipment helps farmers develop new practices

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fennig Equipment is proud to present The Ohio Ag Net’s coverage of the 2015 Pro Farmer Crop Tour. Gary Fennig of Fennig Equipment talks about how the company started in Coldwater, Ohio over 5 years ago and now helps farmers all over the Midwest take on the new practices of cover crops and nutrient application.last_img

Heimerl named NPPC president

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors at the National Pork Industry Forum.Elected as president of the organization was Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio. Heimerl and his wife Kathy, along with three sons and a daughter-in-law, run three farrow-to-finish farms in Ohio and own 80 contract finishing farms in several states. Heimerl Farms LTD also consists of crops and cattle, as well as a trucking division and feed mill. Among other positions, Heimerl previously served as president of the Ohio Pork Council and as a board member of the Ohio Soybean Association.Heimerl takes over from Ken Maschhoff, a pork producer from Carlyle, Ill., chairman of Maschhoff Family Foods and co-owner and chairman of The Maschhoffs, the third-largest pork producer in the United States. Maschhoff now is NPPC immediate past president and chairman of the organization’s Trade Policy Committee.last_img read more