No. 7 Oregon (11-2) and No. 11 Wisconsin (10-3) meet in the Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1. Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.The Ducks won the Pac-12 championship after a 37-15 victory against Utah. Quarterback Justin Herbert can improve his NFL Draft stock with a big performance here, and coach Mario Cristobal can continue to push the Ducks back toward a College Football Playoff berth heading into 2020. This is a program back on the rise. Stat that mattersWisconsin’s passing attack is much different than Oregon’s, but it comes with similar efficiency. The Ducks finished at 160.4, and the Badgers finished at 155.3. Jack Coan had 17 touchdowns and four interceptions, and he averaged 8.4 yards per attempt. He will take more deep shots than expected against the Ducks, and look for Quintez Cephus (52 catches, 842 yards, six touchdowns) to be involved.Oregon vs. Wisconsin predictionThe Pac-12 had a 4-3 advantage against the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl since 2010, and this game should be played at the same furious pace as the last time they met. Herbert will hit a couple big passing plays in the first half that get Oregon going, but Wisconsin’s offensive line will continue to plod away against the Ducks. Taylor breaks through with two long touchdown runs in the second half, and the Badgers hold in the fourth quarter for a Rose Bowl victory.Wisconsin 38, Oregon 34 MORE: Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports InsiderWisconsin remains the model of stability in the Big Ten West, and they earned the Rose Bowl bid after a 34-21 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game. Star running back Jonathan Taylor needs 91 rushing yards to complete his second straight 2,000-yard season.”The Granddaddy of Them All” should be a showcase for both schools. Here’s everything to know about betting on Oregon vs. Wisconsin, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for the Rose Bowl Game.Oregon vs. Wisconsin odds for Rose Bowl 2020Spread: Wisconsin -3Point total: 51Moneyline: Wisconsin -145, Oregon +110Wisconsin is a three-point favorite according to Sports Insider. The line opened at -3 in favor of the Badgers.Oregon vs. Wisconsin all-time seriesThe Ducks and Badgers have met five times since 1977, and Oregon won the last meeting between the teams in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2, 2012. That was a shootout that features Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson and Montee Ball and Oregon’s LaMichael James and DeAnthony Thomas. The Ducks won 45-38.Three trends to know— The Badgers are 3-1 against the spread in bowl games under Paul Chryst, but they are 4-4 against the spread in neutral-site games.— Wisconsin was 4-1 against the spread this season and 5-0 straight up when favored by 10 points or fewer.— The Ducks are 3-4 against the spread as an underdog under Cristobal, and that includes a 1-1 against-the-spread record this season.MORE: College football bowl picks, predictionsThree things to watchJonathan Taylor’s yardageWe mentioned Taylor’s rush toward 2,000 yards, and he will take his shots at an Oregon run defense that allowed just 3.2 yards per carry this season. The magic number for Taylor is 150 rushing yards: The Badgers are 16-1 when he hits that number, with the lone loss coming to Penn State in 2018.Justin Herbert’s touchdownsHerbert impressed against Utah in the Pac-12 championship game, and he’ll try to do the same against a Wisconsin pass defense that allowed just 191.2 passing yards per game this season. The Ducks had a 7-1 record this season when Herbert threw for multiple touchdowns. Herbert had four different receivers with more than 400 yards, led by Johnny Johnson III (55 catches, 818 yards, seven touchdowns).Edge rushersBoth teams have outstanding pass-rushers who can wreck a game plan. How will Wisconsin’s tackles fare against Kayvon Thibodeaux, a freshman sensation who had 6.5 of his nine sacks in Oregon’s last five games. SN second-team All-American Zack Baun led Wisconsin with 12.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. Watch the head-to-head matchups with Oregon’s Penei Sewell, a SN first-team All-American who won the Outland Trophy.MORE: Expert strategy tips | Three value picks
Facebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Olympia Yacht ClubTickets are still available for the South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar held on Saturday, May 20th at the Olympia Yacht ClubThe theme this year is ‘Chart Your Own Course.’ Presentations by experienced women captains will include:Presentations will be given by women boaters for women boaters. Photo courtesy: Olympia Yacht ClubBlow Ye Winds Hi Ho: Understanding Weather on the Water with Capt. Karen SullivanFinding Yourself on the Water: Navigation Essentials with Capt. Mary CampbellDocking Your Boat with Capt. Ace SpraggKeeping the Lights On: Boat 12V Systems with Capt. Allison Mazon Panel discussion of Favorite Cruising Locations Our ever popular Hands-On Fair is expanded to a full day and offers opportunities to explore charting, boat circuitry, galley provisioning, knot tying, canvas repair and more.The seminar welcomes power boaters as well as sailors. The novice can build a solid foundation, while more experienced boaters can deepen their knowledge and strengthen essential skills. Past participants report that they gained critical information and techniques to feel safer and more confident on the water.Photo courtesy: Olympia Yacht ClubWe’re also proud to support the next generation of women boaters through a raffle to fund scholarships for “Girls at the Helm” aboard the historic schooner Adventuress. Raffle prizes include baskets of boating gear, professional survey and maintenance services, and captain’s license instruction.Register now for the seminar at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2803493 – “South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar.” Early registration is $45 by April 30, $50 after April 30. Includes parking and a sumptuous lunch.Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
JOCKEY QUOTESABEL CEDILLO, RIVER BOYNE, WINNER: “Well, thank God my horse can go anywhere, inside or outside. I was trying to go outside, but when I saw him move up a little bit, I got plenty of room inside. So, I just took a chance to go inside.“My horse responded really good. I’m excited, my horse is running really good.”TYLER GAFFALIONE, GOT STORMY, SECOND: “It’s definitely a step forward from the last race. We would have liked to have won, but hopefully she comes out of the race fine.“We didn’t see much pace on the form, so we figured we’d be a little aggressive out of the gate – she usually breaks well. I let her run down to the first turn, and it looked like the seven (Kingly) wanted the lead, so I just took back on the outside of him and sat beautifully the whole way. I had a ton of horse coming into the stretch, and she kicked on, but she just got run down.”TRAINER QUOTESJEFF MULLINS, RIVER BOYNE, WINNER: “A perfect trip. I told Abel to try and get the same trip as he did last time. This time he had to go inside instead of outside. Abel has done a great job keeping him in position, that is the way he likes to run and he’s got a really good kick down the lane. I couldn’t say anymore about Abel. I do want to wish Jeb Cohen a happy birthday.“He’ll go anywhere you want him to as long as he’s got enough energy left. Abel has done a great job of saving it until it counts so a lot of credit goes to Abel.“When I brought him back off the layoff, I wasn’t sure he was coming back. He threw a dud the first time and then he had some troubles, but he’s back.”MARK COHEN, RED BARON’S BARN, RIVER BOYNE, WINNER: “Congratulations Dad and happy birthday. This is probably the real definition of a racehorse. When he was turned out for a little while he was not happy. He did not like being at the ranch; as soon as he came back to the track it was straight to business. This is what he loves to do. If he didn’t hit the board our plans would have definitely changed. There are no plans, as always the horse will tell the trainer what to do and the trainer lets us know what he wants to do but it is always about the horse.”“I am thrilled for the horse and thrilled for anyone who has been involved with him. He is a super nice horse, and everybody has just done a great job with him, Jeff (Mullins) in particular.”NOTES: The winning owners are Red Baron’s Barn LLC or Rancho Temescal LLC. This was River Boyne’s first Grade I win.
Officials of Notore Chemical Industries and NICAfter series of discussions between Havit Incorporated and Nigeria’s leading fertilizer, agro-allied, power and infrastructure Company, the Notore Chemical Industries Plc, official is in the country for a five-day feasibility visit to Liberia. According to officials at Havit, the purpose of this visit is to explore the viability of importing finished goods or establishing a fertilizer bagging plant.Havit Incorporated, being the newest partner to Notore Chemical Industries, Plc as one of its committed partners, has over the past weeks been making frantic efforts to revolutionize the fertilizer and agro-allied services sector through its quest to be the exclusive distributor of the product in Liberia and other Mano River Union (MRU) member states. This aspect on the part of Notore will add more value to the sector, giving opportunity to several industrial companies that are in demand of fertilizers for the growth of their agricultural products to be at ease.Actualizing this plan, an executive of Notore, Mr. Auwalu Umar, who is currently in the country as guest of Havit Incorporated officials, including Mr. C. Vincent Iweanoge, JD and Winston A. Tolbert, have been having meaningful discussions with stakeholders, explaining the importance of this venture, and the benefits Liberians hope to achieve.Already successful meetings with stakeholders including the Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Samuel Tweah, as well as authorities at Firestone Liberia, Sime Darby Plantation (SDPL), the Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) and the National Investment Commission (NIC), have taken place with some positive results and green light for this venture. One of the overwhelming feedbacks from the concessionaires have been the high cost of fertilizers and its inaccessibility. Officials of the NIC were impressed by a PowerPoint presentation delivered by Mr. Umar on the background of Notore at the NIC on Friday, April 26, 2019, and further expressed their institution’s support to the initiative.NIC Director of Investment Promotion, Quinton A. Tunis, assured Havit and Notore officials of his institution’s readiness and support to the venture, noting that its establishment in Liberia will help boost the Liberian agriculture sector, particularly farmers and other concessionaires that are in dire need of fertilizers and other agro-allied services provided by Notore Chemical Industries Plc. He said the venture will promote the Liberian Government ‘Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD)’ through agriculture. For his part, the Principal Director of Havit Incorporated, Mr. C. Vincent Iweanoge assured the Commission of a successful deal in the operation of the venture, noting that its establishment in Liberia will ease the hardship encountered by farmers in accessing affordable and quality fertilizers. Mr. Iweanoge stressed his desire to replicate some of Notore’s successful agro extension services to farmers through best farming practices, catch them young initiatives and distribution channels.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An Italian oil and gas exploration company could be the “new kid on the block”, if the Government of Guyana gives its go-ahead, for it to carry out exploration offshore Guyana.ENI is a multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Rome. It is considered one of the world’s largest publicly-owned oil and gas companies, also known as supermajors. It operates in 79 countries and is currently the world’s 11th largest industrial company with a market capitalisation of 68 billion euros.Earlier on Monday, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman met the company’s Senior Vice President, Guido Zappala and his team at the Natural Resources Ministry, where he received a plan of action from the company’s representatives.Minutes after the meeting, Minister Trotman said the oil company had since last year expressed its interest to the Government.“So, we had a long discussion with them about their practices elsewhere, what they are looking for. And obviously Guyana’s basin has become attractive and they have assured us that they are not worried about the current issue between Guyana and Venezuela. They are prepared to pursue and should there be any cause for concern, they will manage.”According to Minister Trotman, ENI, which is partly owned by the Italian Government, has an excellent track record in terms of safety and good environmental practices. The company, he said, has been lending its support to other countries, helping to develop their renewable energy capacity.“Thirty per cent of the shares is owned by the Government. So, you actually have a company that is undergirded by the Government and is a main driver of the economy of Italy,” he said.His next move, he said, will be to prepare a report to present to President David Granger for his consideration.The company has suggested another meeting in the next two weeks.
Underground mining…company estimates underground mine will exceed previous earningsGuyana Goldfields is just an approval away from launching its underground mine at Aurora, but according to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), due diligence will be carried out on the documents submitted to the agency before it issues such a permit.GGMC CommissionerNewell DennisonThis is according to GGMC’s acting Commissioner Newell Dennison, who was part of a Government and media team touring the facilities on Thursday. The trip was facilitated by the Canadian-owned Guyana Goldfields.Last month, Goldfields was issued a permit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to construct the underground mine. It is currently awaiting further approvals from GGMC. In fact, this newscast observed equipment assembled at the site, waiting for the go ahead.Dennison laid out what are some of the things GGMC expects. “There is no one formula. There are some basic rules when it comes to safety, engineering and technical issues that apply. We would look for those things. But we don’t have a one-size-fits-all to say this is it.Mining equipment parked in the pit, awaiting the go-ahead“You can prejudice yourself in such a way that you find a company can’t meet that premium benchmark, and you rule them out. But we certainly wouldn’t want companies to conduct and operate in a manner that is below a certain threshold. And we look to our regulations to define what that is.”Dennison explained that the GGMC is in possession of Goldfields’ application and will soon know whether anything else is needed. He made it clear that GGMC has no intention of delaying the process.“From what I am aware, they have submitted [the documents]. I am of the view that we are in good way to be conducting the examination to determine whether we need anything more.“To the extent that we ascertain that what is therein is sufficient representation of what they plan to do, and it is in keeping with our regulations and what we consider typical practices for these types of activities, we would then issue the permit,” Dennison said.EarningsMeanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Goldfields, Scott Caldwell, was optimistic of the underground mines surpassing their previous operations. According to Caldwell, the underground well is likely to be a game changer when it comes to revenue. He also spoke of expanding the workforce and possibly opening another mine.The Mad Kiss pit at Aurora, where a portal has been dug“We hope to receive the exploration permit shortly, so in three years’ time that would be up and running. Hopefully, we would tour underground and you would see Guyanese men and women working underground. I think the profitability of the underground is actually going to be better than the open pit. I think it’s a unique deposit for that, so I think it’s going to be really good,” he said.“The underground would be about 300 employees, plus. There would be no changes to the other employees. Some people might transfer, but the level would go up as it is. We have more employees today than we had a year ago. And hopefully, we have another mine somewhere else, maybe in Guyana, maybe somewhere else. So hopefully we have the underground going in three years.”So far, Guyana Goldfields has invested US$300 million into its local operations. The underground mine is expected to cost US$25 million in the initial exploration stages. A further US$100 million is likely to be invested over the next ten years of production.The company is eyeing the third quarter of 2019 to 2021 to conduct underground development activities and explorations, with production expected from 2022. For now, a portal at Aurora’s Mad Kiss pit and the waiting mining equipment are a harbinger of things to come.
Agricola accident…Attorney defends driverThe mother of seven-year-old Ciara Benjamin, who lost her life in a tragic accident at Agricola on Sunday, is still trying to cope with the situation days later.Danion WelcomeOn Saturday afternoon, the child was attempting to cross the road with her aunt, Simone Barry, when she was struck by a truck, bearing registration plate GWW 962, driven by Danion Welcome.The truck remained fixed on the median with the child pinned underneath. A light pole was unearthed as a result of the impact and subsequently collapsed, ending up on the roadway.Tracy DeHart, the biological mother of the child, told Guyana Times that her daughter was brilliant and loving. The woman stated that she was too devastated to go to the scene of the accident after she received the telephone call.She explained that her daughter resided with her father, Orlando Benjamin, since she was two, but would visit periodically.“Her aunty called me and said that my daughter just passed away in an accident and I was in a shock to know that just a couple months back, she was with me. I couldn’t reach to the scene because everybody keep telling me that the traffic is too heavy.”Ciara BenjaminDeHart stated that she did not have a chance to view the body until the next day. The woman said they are expecting a complete probe into the accident to determine what transpired.“I want to know exactly what went on because a lot of things going around on Facebook and stuff like that. It needs to be clarified,” the dead child’s mother relayed. In tears, the woman added that she celebrated her birthday on Sunday and was expecting her now dead daughter to visit.This publication understands that the driver of the truck, Danion Welcome, was severely beaten by residents from the area and later handed over to the Police. After the scene was cleared, another unexpected tragedy arose when the lorry was set alight at about 18:10h, creating a towering inferno in the middle of the roadway.His attorney, James Bond, has defended that his client was neither reckless nor negligent during the tragic accident.Bond posited that Welcome was proceeding at some 20 kilometres per hour but was forced onto the median by a taxi. He is of the belief that the child should not have been in the middle of the carriageway.“My client was not negligent, not careless or reckless when Ciara met her demise. He was proceeding 20kmh and was forced on to the median by a taxi. My client was completely unaware that was on the median,” a statement read.He contended that his client suffered a fractured skull and contusions about his body.On Sunday, stepmother of Ciara, Chrisan Thegg stated that she would usually take the child to plait her hair. She was also supposed to assist her with her school assignments.“I told her yesterday (Saturday)…I said I am going to the mall and we are going to buy the stuff to do your assignment, she was going to make a traffic light so I said we are going to go there and do that today (Sunday).Police have recovered CCTV footage from a nearby surveillance camera, which will be used in the investigations. At a press conference on Monday, Police Commissioner Leslie James told the media that they are reviewing the surveillance footage to determine who was at fault for the death of the seven-year-old child.He also encouraged civilians with information on the accident to come forward while denouncing the vigilante beating of the driver. He reiterated that those who were involved in the beating, once apprehended, will face the full brunt of the law.
Morrison’s sixth place finish, the highest Canadian men’s finish of the day, came at a time of 1:46.70.Morrison also raced in the men’s pursuit and for the second time this season, Canada finished in fourth place in the race. Toronto’s Jordan Belchos, Fort St. John’s Morrison and Regina’s Lucas Makowsky teamed-up to finish in 3:44.79.The men’s pursuit team finished fourth out of 12 countries.- Advertisement –
In Wheatbelt Baseball League action last night, the Rycroft Rage squeezed by Grimshaw 5-4 when the Huskies stranded the game tying run on 2nd base. The win gave the Rage a 12 and 3 record, while the always improving Huskies fell to 5 and 12. Also last night, 4th place Grande Prairie topped won in Wanham 10 to 6 and Dawson Creek upset Fort St. John on their own diamond, heading home with a 3-2 victory. Jesse Kurjata pitched a good game for the Diamondbacks. He threw 7 inning, giving up 6 hits and striking out 6.- Advertisement –
MINDEN, Nev. – After finding a half-dozen old airplane wrecks over 10 days, crews searching for missing aviator Steve Fossett focused on new tips about planes actually flying in the area the day his disappeared. A Blackhawk helicopter and several ground crews were dispatched late Wednesday afternoon to a spot in the Pinenut Mountains about 20 miles northeast of Minden where two witnesses reported seeing a plane like Fossett’s fly into a canyon but not fly out on Labor Day. Search planes had flown the area several times, but the second sighting was reported to authorities for the first time Wednesday, so ground crews went in for a closer look, said Jeff Page, Lyon County’s emergency manager. They halted that search just before dark, but intended to return Thursday morning. To the south, just across the California line, search planes flew over an area along U.S. Highway 395 northeast of Yosemite National Park after a woman reported to authorities Wednesday that she had camped there over Labor Day and remembered hearing a noise that sounded like an airplane, followed by a noise that sounded like an explosion, Page said. “I knew he had taken off in a plane and never came back,” said Ogle, now a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Florida. “I can remember flying in his plane. He let me hold the controls, and I remember looking out the window.” Like Fossett, Charles “Chazzie” Ogle did not file a flight plan for the business trip, so searchers didn’t know where to look in the vastness that was the rural West in 1964, Ogle said. “They did what they could at the time, and they could have done more, but they had no idea he was heading toward Reno,” Ogle said. “I used to have a large map of California, and I would look at places and the routes he would fly.” Leaders of the search operation for Fossett say they have not had time to investigate the new sites in detail because their top priority is finding the famous adventurer, not recovering old aircraft. “When all is said and done, they’ll send ground crews in to thoroughly investigate what is left,” Civil Air Patrol Maj. Cynthia Ryan said of the old crashes. Eventually, some of the old crashes should be linked to long-missing aviators, Ryan said. Even small pieces of wreckage can contain a serial number that can be tracked back to the manufacturer and the owner of the plane. Nevada’s forbidding backcountry is a graveyard for small airplanes and their pilots. Fossett survived a nearly 30,000-foot plunge in a crippled balloon, a dangerous swim through the frigid English Channel and hours stranded in shark-infested seas. But 10 days after he took off on a routine flight and never returned, doubts were growing that he could still be alive. The search covers 17,000 square miles – an area twice the size of New Jersey – stretching roughly from the Sierra Nevada ridge west of the Nevada-California line nearly 100 miles to the east. Since Fossett’s plane disappeared, authorities have received nearly two dozen calls from people across the country saying they possibly had loved ones on one of the planes discovered this week. But the system of tracking missing aircraft is a makeshift affair at best. The Florida-based Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, which is helping coordinate the Fossett search, maintains a registry of known sites of plane wrecks. It has 136 entries for Nevada, said Maj. Cliff Hicks, director of operations. The nation’s aviation regulatory agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, investigate mostly only crash sites they can reach safely. An NTSB database lists dozens of aircraft that have vanished across the country since 1982. Most were small private planes flying over deep water or rugged, remote country. Many of the pilots did not file flight plans. Records are especially fuzzy on planes that disappeared many years ago, when both planes and search technology were more primitive. For example, there is no record in Hicks’ files of Chazzie Ogle’s ill-fated final flight. Ogle hopes Fossett’s plane is found quickly. He said hearing bad news would be better than hearing nothing. “I don’t want to see his family go through this,” Ogle said. “It’s better to know what happened. You have that uncertainty hanging over your life.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A C-130 found nothing during a flyover Wednesday, but California law officers planned to interview the woman on Thursday. With no end to the search in sight, more than a dozen aircraft scanned the terrain again Wednesday for any sign of Fossett, who took off Sept. 3 from a private airstrip about 80 miles southeast of Reno. “We will continue until all credible leads are followed up. We don’t know when that will be,” Civil Air Patrol Maj. Ed Locke said. As a byproduct, the small air force combing the wilderness has spotted a half-dozen uncharted crash sites that may bring some solace to the families of fliers who took off into the desert sky decades ago, never to be heard from again. William Ogle hopes some of the newly discovered wreckage will be from the plane his father was flying when he vanished on a flight from Oakland, to Reno. Ogle was just 5 at the time.