Share Share 759 Views no discussions LocalNews Highlights of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture Exposition by: – October 13, 2011 Sharing is caring! Agricultural produce featured by DAPEXAs part of the 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which is being hosted in Dominica this week, an exposition was officially opened last night at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau at the official opening of the CWA.Several farmers and local producers have been given the opportunity to showcase their agricultural produce and arts and crafts.Among the highlights of the exposition are farine and toloma which is locally grown, produced and packaged by the Toloma Women’s Group in Action, Banilo; a banana cereal locally grown, produced and packaged, agricultural produce on display by the Dominica Agricultural Producers & Exporters Limited (DAPEX), arts and crafts made out of wood by Albert Casimir, shoes, hats and bags locally made using madras cloth by Edna’s Creole Creations, and wildlife like our national bird the Sisserou Parrot, iguana, agouti, rabbits, boa constrictor on display by the Forestry Wildlife & Parks Division President of the Toloma Women’s Group in Action, Albertha SorhaindoToloma Women’s Group in ActionPresident of the Toloma Women’s Group in Action Albertha Sorhaindo explained to Dominica Vibes News the method used to create the farine which is locally grown and produced.“The farine is taken from cassava; it is made out of cassava. When we harvest the cassava, we scratch it, after we scratch it we grind it after grinding it we compress it to remove some of the starch from it and after compressing it, it is placed into a large pot. The process after that is called farine. So we buy it from farmers and package it for selling. The produce is sold ready to serve, it only requires hot or cold water and it can be eaten as a cereal.”The farine can also be used to make Avocado Balls; the recipe for which has been included on the package, and can be purchased at the following supermarkets; H. H. V Whitchurch in Portsmouth and Roseau, Duveryney’s in Portsmouth, J. Astaphans & Company in Roseau, Green’s wholesale in Roseau and Loubiere and Mam’s Supermarket in Massacre.They can also be contacted via telephone on 446 2193 in Delices.Albert CasimirAlbert Casimir CreationsAlbert Casimir who creates arts and crafts like necklaces, earrings, pendants and bracelets was also part of the exposition.He explained that the crafts are all made using from locally grown wood which he purchases to create his pieces.“I make necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings out of different pieces of wood which are grown on the island like red cedar, mahogany, blue maho, white cedar to name a few. I purchase the wood to make my designs. I made some new designs using two different kinds of wood together like mahogany and blue maho to make pendants and people are saying very positive things about them, they appreciate my work.”[nggallery id =80]Mr Casimir sells his crafts on the Roseau Bay Front opposite J. E. Nassief when there is a cruise ship in Port or in Pottersville across the Miniya’s 7-11 Supermarket. Creole shoes made by Edna’s Creole CreationsEdna’s Creole CreationsAlso on display were some locally made creole shoes, bags and hats by Edna. [nggallery id =79]She can be contacted on the following telephone numbers; 767 449 0175 and 767 275 1245 or email [email protected] Cream CerealBanilo Cream CerealBanilo Cream Cereal is a new locally produced cereal made out of banana. Tridel Edwin, the son of the Founder and General Manager of Banilo explained to Dominica Vibes News that the product is instant and only requires hot water. “It is banana cereal which is instant; you just add hot water to the cereal and mix. It was actually founded by my father James Edwin, we have been practicing it for a while now at home locally and now we are trying to bring it out to the market. Everything is done locally but we get the package from Barbados, everything else is locally designed and produced. It is not yet on the shelves in supermarkets yet but we do intend on getting that out there before the year ends.”Although Banilo Cream Cereal is not yet available in supermarkets locally, interested persons can contact Mr Edwin via telephone on 767 449 6051 and 767 295 9647 or email [email protected] Wildlife & Parks DivisionThe Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division featured several of our exotic birds, wildlife and wood species at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture Exposition.Featured at the expo was a preserved Sisserou Parrot as well as a live Parrot, the National Flower Bwais Caribe, the different butterfly species on the island, snakes, rabbits, crabs, seeds, wood among others.Here are a few photographs of the exhibits: [nggallery id = 78]Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share
Tag: 上海后花园网 From Nick Anderson to Trey Wingenter, meet MLB’s latest wave of fearsome bullpen weapons
The 2019 wave of relievers figures to be similarly potent, and already several have distinguished themselves. The group includes Marlins right-hander Nick Anderson, Padres right-hander Trey Wingenter and Mariners right-hander Ryan Sadzeck.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNHere’s a list of the top fastball velocities, via Statcast, of rookie relief pitchers. Their 2019 ERA and FIP marks are also included, though early season small sample noise makes those statistics somewhat fluky.Rookie relief pitcherAverage fastball velocityERAFIPTrey Wingenter (Padres)96.6 mph3.274.12Josh James (Astros)96.5 mph7.115.64Connor Sadzeck (Mariners)96.4 mph1.131.99Ty Buttrey (Angels)96 mph0.751.20Yoan López (Diamondbacks)95.9 mph0.964.08Nick Anderson (Marlins)95.5 mph2.452.30Of course, fastball velocity does not mean everything. Plenty of MLB pitchers without proper control have wasted their heat and not established a lasting big-league career. Others with relatively low velocity but enough other positive qualities have still become elite. In general, though, hard fastballs portend better pitching results and elevated strikeout rates.At least one or two of the above relief pitchers should solidify into dependable late-game options.Anderson in particular stands out, not just because his raw stuff is complemented by on-field results, but also because his strong heater is paired with a devastating slider. Through 11 appearances this year, Anderson has struck out 18 batters per nine innings.Though he’s started the season in low-leverage roles (as many rookie relief pitchers do), he’s pushing for greater responsibilities. It’s possible he becomes Miami’s setup man or closer in a short time. After all, right-hander Sergio Romo has a 6.75 ERA at the back of the Marlins’ bullpen, and he might not be trusted in save situations much longer. Tayron Guerrero is seemingly another option, but he struggled with control as a rookie in 2018.FOLLOW SPORTING NEWS MLB ON INSTAGRAMElsewhere, Wingenter appears a potential stud behind Kirby Yates and Craig Stammen. He posted absurd strikeout rates throughout his minor league career, and he has carried that trait to MLB, striking out 12.1 per nine innings in 33 career appearances.Like Anderson, Wingenter is purely a fastball-slider guy at this point, but that combination has proved effective. Opponents are whiffing on the slider 61 percent of the time in the early going this year. Most baseball fans are unfamiliar with the relief pitchers who break onto the MLB scene each season. Increasingly, these bullpen arms come equipped with high-90s fastballs and knee-buckling breaking pitches, but their status as low-end prospects often shields them from the scrutiny of their more prominent rookie counterparts.Last year, breakthrough relief pitchers included Lou Trivino (A’s), Seranthony Dominguez (Phillies) and Richard Rodriguez (Pirates), each of whom brought little to no fanfare to the league but quickly became essential members of their respective teams. This year, they’re entrenched in late-inning roles. Sadzeck, meanwhile, offers a curveball and sinker in addition to the fastball-slider combo, though he’s cut back on those secondary pitches in recent weeks. He’s struck out 10.13 batters per nine innings this year and delivered the second-best ERA and FIP of the group.All six hard-throwing rookie relief pitchers are worth watching as the campaign progresses. They’re bound to provide fans a jolt — either from lockdown performances or because they can’t find the strikezone.In any case, the newest crop of bullpen weapons figures to be just as potential-filled as the last.
The strategy in NFL survivor pools has been easy for many this season: Pick against the Dolphins. Well, that won’t work this week with the Dolphins on bye, which means you’ll have to dig deeper to find another option. TeamRankings is here to help with advice on maximizing current and future value by looking at the five most popular Week 5 picks: Philadelphia, Kansas City, New England, the LA Chargers, and Minnesota.Last week saw some legit survivor carnage with the Rams, Colts, and Ravens losing, and this week features a couple teams that could similarly wipe out a large percentage of your pool if they lose. More From TeamRankings:Football Pick ’em Picks | NFL Survivor Picks | NFL Betting PicksBefore we get into the Week 5 survivor pool analysis, we have to remind you that TeamRankings is the only site that provides customized picks that maximize your edge in survivor pools. Since 2017, TeamRankings subscribers have reported nearly $1.5 million in survivor pool winnings. Check out their NFL survivor pool picks, football pick ’em contest picks, and NFL betting picks.FREE TRIAL OFFER: Sporting News readers can get a free three-day premium trial to TeamRankings, including game predictions, betting picks, and customized picks for pick ’em and survivor pools. Claim your free trial now!Last week’s survivor pick analysisAfter several weeks of above-average survival rates in survivor pools, the gauntlet finally came down in Week 4. The Rams were the second most popular Week 4 survivor pick with 29-percent national pick popularity, and they lost to Tampa Bay. That was the single biggest survivor elimination result so far in 2019. Indianapolis and Baltimore were also in the top-five most popular choices last week and lost. The Chiefs, who were the fourth most popular choice, barely survived with a late touchdown after trailing with one minute remaining. For our premium subscribers, we recommended taking the Chargers last week at a rate even higher than the public was selecting them (49 percent versus 44 percent for the public), and largely avoided the Rams (six percent versus 29 percent for the public), who weren’t that much safer than some other options but were far more popular. That part of our strategy worked out beautifully.The bad news was that fading the Rams (as well as the third most popular choice, Indianapolis) meant favoring less popular picks like the Ravens and Texans, and both of those teams were upset, as well. Overall, both the public and our subscriber pick recommendations via our NFL Survivor Picks product were eliminated nearly half the time in Week 4, with the public surviving at a 54.6-percent rate while our recommendations survived 52.2 percent of the time.So far this season, an average of about 38 percent of all public entries are still alive heading into Week 5. In comparison, around 42 percent of all TR subscriber pick recommendations have survived to Week 5, putting our subscribers ahead of the pace.WEEK 5 FANTASY RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 5 NFL Survivor Pool Pick Tips, AnalysisIn Week 5, the biggest news as far as survivor pools are concerned is that Miami is on a bye, so you will not have the Dolphins to pick against. With that context, let’s analyze the five most popular survivor picks this week.Philadelphia Eagles (vs. New York Jets)Survival Pool Pick Popularity: 45%Point Spread: -13There are three choices this week with similar safety profiles. The Eagles are the most popular choice over the Chiefs and Patriots because of their relatively low usage so far and their much lower future value. Week 5 has always been one of the more attractive spots to consider using the Eagles, and with Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (mono) still not cleared for contact and the team likely to still start Luke Falk, it’s a fairly safe matchup, as well. Betting market odds give the Eagles about an 86-percent chance of survival, which is slightly down from where the Chargers were a week ago as the most popular option.With that said, 45-percent pick popularity is quite high, especially when there are some similarly safe options this week. If you stay away from Philadelphia this week, the next likely survivor spot for them is in Week 13 against the Dolphins.Kansas City Chiefs (vs. Indianapolis)Survival Pool Pick Popularity: 24%Point Spread: -11The Chiefs rank third in terms of safety this week, with an 83-percent chance of winning based on betting market odds. Our models are slightly more pessimistic, giving KC a 79-percent chance of winning. Either way, there is still a solid gap in terms of safety between the Chiefs (currently an 11-point favorite) and next safest team (the Chargers as a 6.5-point favorite).This is also the first week this season where KC is a double-digit favorite, so while the Chiefs have been consistently in or around the top five most popular survivor picks each week, they have never been used by more than six percent of entries in any one week until now.One reason to consider holding on to the Chiefs and not playing them just yet? Future value. KC has even higher projected win odds in Week 13 (Oakland) and Week 15 (Denver) and could be a good counter to entries that will be playing against the Dolphins in both of those weeks.New England Patriots (at Washington) Survival Pool Pick Popularity: 16%Point Spread: -15The Patriots are the safest team in terms of win odds this week, with an 88-percent chance of victory over Washington according to both the betting markets and our models. The fact they are just the third most popular survivor pick — well behind Philadelphia in terms of pick popularity — makes for a compelling combination when mixed with their win odds.The biggest issue is that New England still has the highest future value of any NFL team, though the gap between the Patriots and Chiefs has closed. If you don’t use New England this week, the next two potential options are next week at home against the Giants and Week 7 at the Jets. But with the Giants showing signs of life with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold likely to be back for the Jets in two weeks, those games may not be the cupcakes they looked like previously. (The Patriots do get Miami again, but that is in Week 17 when starters may be resting.)More From TeamRankings:Football Pick ’em Picks | NFL Survivor Picks | NFL Betting PicksLos Angeles Chargers (vs. Denver)Survival Pool Pick Popularity: 3%Point Spread: -6.5Only about 15 percent of entries this week are going with a team other than the Eagles, Chiefs, or Patriots. Of those other options, the Chargers have the best odds of winning, at 73 percent.The vast majority of survivor entries that are still alive have already used the Chargers. That’s what happens coming off a week where only about 55 percent of the public survived and most of those survivors picked the Chargers. In fact, LAC’s survivor availability is the lowest of any NFL team. If you still have them and want to diversify from more popular picks, this week may be your best spot. If you do not use the Chargers this week, the next time they look like a top option is in Week 16 at home against Oakland.Minnesota Vikings (at NY Giants) Survival Pool Pick Popularity: 3%Point Spread: -5.5Minnesota has about a 69-percent chance of beating the Giants on the road, a significant safety drop from the top three options this week. The Vikings do not have a lot of future value, but they do look like the second-safest option in Week 8 when they host Washington, which would make them a solid contrarian play given all the entries expected to use Pittsburgh against Miami that week.Get our Week 5 Survivor Pool pick recommendationThe teams above are the most popular survivor picks of Week 5, but that doesn’t mean one of them is the best pick for you. Your best NFL Week 5 survivor pick is the one that offers the ideal balance of safety, pick popularity, and future value for your specific pool.We built our NFL Survivor Picks tools to do all of the necessary number crunching to figure out the best pick(s) for your pool. You simply answer a few questions about your survivor pool’s size and rules and enter the teams you’ve picked so far. Then, it provides customized Week 5 pick recommendations based on the latest matchup data, Vegas odds, and public picking trends. The result? Since 2017, on average, more than 30 percent of our subscribers have reported winning a survivor pool every year.We invite you to give the product a try for free, and good luck in your survivor pools in Week 5!FREE TRIAL OFFER: Sporting News readers can get a free three-day premium trial to TeamRankings, including game predictions, betting picks, and customized picks for pick ’em and survivor pools. Claim your free trial now!
Tag: 上海后花园网 Duncan And Associates Donations Really Stack Up
Submitted by Duncan & AssociatesThis is one example of a sculpture created with donated canned food by Duncan and Associates employees to benefit the Food Bank.Beginning each October 1, Duncan & Associates begin a canned food drive donation to benefit the Thurston County Food Bank.Each associate donates canned food and then splits into teams and puts their creative efforts together to create a “sculpture” using the canned goods.Each entry is then judged and a winner chosen based on their level of crativity.The winning team recieved a monetary prize which they donated to the food bank as well as the food collected. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0
By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsNo doubt after the New Year’s Eve debacle, the Nelson Leafs will be eager to get a positive start to 2012 when the club plays host to the Princeton Posse Friday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs completed 2011 with a stinker even the players had a difficult time stomaching, losing 3-2 to the Spokane Braves — the same team Nelson trashed 7-1 the night before, on the road no less.”It’s a new season and we’ve got to get ready for the stretch run,” Leaf coach Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily. “The players know for us to make a run we can’t take any games off and must come prepared to every game.”In the Posse, the Leaf face a big team ready to push the Leafs around. However, Maida said the Green and White must use their speed in the larger NDCC Arena to its advantage.”(Princeton) is a bigger team that play in a smaller arena, so we’ve got to use our speed to our advantage and wear them down,” he said.During the only meeting of the season between the two clubs, a 4-2 win by the Posse, the hosts jumped to a 2-0 lead four minutes into the first period — a lead the Leafs could not overcome despite out shooting Princeton 39-22.Princeton, 20-13-1, enter the game tops in the Okanagan Division with a one-point lead over Osoyoos Coyotes.In contrast the Leafs, are tied with the Posse in points but sit third in the Murdoch 15 points behind division leading Beaver Valley. Saturday, hosts the 1-34 Grand Forks Border Bruins.Both games have a 7 p.m. puck drop.ICE CHIPS: Leaf defenceman Julian Davis has decided to leave the team and return to his home in the Lower Mainland. In 13 games since joining the Leafs the 5’11”, 183-pound Davis had one goal. . . .Nelson will see a familiar foe when team sees Castlegar after the Rebels acquired Riley Henderson from the Golden Rockets in exchange for future considerations. In 27 games this season, 17 with Nelson, Henderson had 22 points, including five goals. . . .Leaf coach Frank Maida is working the phones trying to bolster his club before the January 10 B.C. Hockey roster deadline. However, Maida, with two open cards, is not thinking there will be too much action as Junior A and Junior B clubs have most rosters in [email protected]