Fajardo, Heruela lead San Miguel rally to fend off GlobalPort

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I’m really expecting this kind of game against GlobalPort because they’re playing really well,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria after his squad rose to 5-0. “Besides, one of our super five Alex Cabagnot, did not play due to a foot injury.”Heruela, who came off the bench and stepped up in the absence of starting guard Alex Cabagnot, sparked the telling run with a layup before Fajardo finished it by scoring six straight points.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 folkThe two Cebuanos, who were also teammates in college, accounted for 16 of the Beermen’s 18 points during the stretch. Fajardo finished with 34 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks while Heruela collected 17 points, five assists and six steals.“I’m so happy tonight because of my players off the bench, especially Heruela. He stole the show from June Mar, Arwind (Santos) and Marcio Lassiter,” Austria said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Championship or bust for Jaja Santiago in her final year in NU OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer needed a late run to beat GlobalPort, 107-93, and stay undefeated in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.June Mar Fajardo and Brian Heruela led an 18-0 surge in the last 5:10 by the Beermen, who turned a two-point deficit into a 101-85 advantage with 1:36 left.ADVERTISEMENT View comments GlobalPort stayed in step with San Miguel up until the last five minutes when the Beermen broke loose.The Batang Pier even got the headstart, leading by as much as 11, 14-3, early in the first quarter before the Beermen came back. The game was as competitive as it gets as it saw 44 lead changes with the last, 85-87, at the 4:34 mark courtesy of a basket by Fajardo.Stanley Pringle had 23 points but turned the ball over seven times for GlobalPort, which slid to 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

James has triple-double in Cavs win over Grizzlies

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — LeBron James had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in his 11th triple-double of the season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away after a slow start to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-89 on Friday night.George Hill also scored 18 points, while Larry Nance Jr. finished with 15 and Jordan Clarkson had 14 as the newcomers had good nights in the Cavaliers’ fifth win in the last six games.ADVERTISEMENT Tyreke Evans and JaMychal Green each had 15 points for Memphis, with Evans also dishing out 10 assists and Green grabbing 10 rebounds. Marc Gasol had 14 points and nine rebounds.Cleveland trailed by double digits early, but outscored Memphis 58-40 in the second half, sending the Grizzlies to their eighth straight loss.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 folkJames was already under triple-double watch at halftime with 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Hill had 13 points as the Cavaliers erased a 13-point lead in the first half to carry a 54-49 lead into the break.James reached his triple-double with about 4 minutes left in the third, leading to a 3-pointer by Cedi Osman. That was part of Cleveland outscoring Memphis 31-22 in a foul-filled third quarter, building the lead to double digits and holding an 85-71 advantage into the fourth. 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former NFL player detained by police after Instagram post Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Memphis never threatened the rest of the way.TIP-INSCavaliers: Clarkson was cut under his right eye in the second quarter, but returned in the fourth. . James has played in all 58 Cleveland games this season … Played their only road game out of the first seven following the All-Star break. . Cavs are 4-1 since reshaping their roster at the trade deadline, adding Hill, Rodney Hood, Clarkson and Nance. . James, who played 36 minutes in Thursday’s loss to Washington, played just under 37 minutes Friday night.Grizzlies: Evans left the game near the midway point of the fourth with a right rib injury and did not return. . Memphis is winless in February. Its last victory was Jan. 29 over Phoenix. . Evans was 3 for 7 from outside the arc, marking his 28th straight game with at least one 3-pointer, breaking the franchise record of 27 previously held by Mike Miller.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Eccles home invaded, occupants terrorised, robbed

first_imgFour persons are now left traumatised after gunmen invaded their Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home in the wee hours of Wednesday.A 56-year-old businessman and a 48-year-old Assistant Manager reportedly reside at the house with their spouses.Based on reports received, the businessman secured his premises about 22:00h on Tuesday and retired to bed, but about 02:15h on Wednesday, he woke up to use the washroom and as he stepped out of his bedroom, he was confronted by five men, three of whom were armed with handguns.Two of the men held the man and his wife at gunpoint while the others went to the other room, where they woke up the Assistant Manager and her husband. They were subsequently taken into the businessman’s room where they were gagged and their hands and feet bound.The armed men then demanded money and other valuables. As one man kept guard, the others ransacked the house. The men escaped with $500,000 in cash, one iPhone 7, one Samsung Galaxy J3, and a bunch of house keys belonging to the businessman while a quantity of jewellery, cash and a mobile phone were taken from the Assistant Manager’s room.After the men left, the businessman managed to untie himself and then the others. A report was made at the Providence Police Station and initial investigations revealed that the men gained access into the house through a window in the lower flat of the building.The Police have since dusted the area for fingerprints. They confirmed that while there were surveillance cameras around the premises, the armed men escaped with the DVR player.last_img read more

Huskies travel to Beaverlodge tonight for rare midweek game

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are traveling to Beaverlodge tonight for a tilt with the Blades.The Huskies are coming off a weekend where they posted a 2-0 record, with victories over Sexsmith 3-2 and Beaverlodge 7-0.General manager Jeremy Clothier stated his team will be playing short handed tonight. “Midweek game so we are a little short-handed. We are battling some injuries and a couple guys have to work, so we will make do with who is playing tonight.”- Advertisement -As for the players who will be taking on the Blades, Clothier added, “We need to come out of the gate faster tonight compared to last weekend. We had a sluggish start and don’t want to give them any great scoring opportunities.”The pups currently find themselves in third place in the NWJHL standings, three points back of first place Dawson Creek. However, they have six games in hand on the Jr. Canucks.Tonight’s game in Beaverlodge gets underway at 8:00 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Johnson looks to roll at Masters

first_imgMarcus Johnson has strenuously tested the shoulder largely responsible for keeping him out of last season’s state wrestling tournament. The Diamond Bar senior’s father/assistant coach hadn’t seen anyone drop Johnson this season like he was 30 seconds into his CIF title match Saturday. But he doesn’t plan on his 42nd win being his last. “I’m shooting to be the best,” said Johnson, the No. 2-seed in his class, Saturday following his 8-4 title match victory. “I’m not going to let anything stop me this year.” Johnson finished sixth at last season’s Masters, but couldn’t continue due to his shoulder. This year, however, Johnson has taken his wrestling to a new level. His coach, Rob Wagner, can practically count on his thumbs the number of Johnson’s matches that weren’t runaway victories. After much grimacing and clutching the shoulder surgically repaired this summer, the 215-pound Johnson resumed the match and eventually his quest for the state tournament, advancing to today and Saturday’s Masters meet at Carter High School. Even a bout with the flu just prior to the CIF Southern Section Southern Division meet that robbed him of 10 pounds didn’t stop Johnson from maintaining his undefeated record. center_img “He’s put himself in the best position possible,” said Wagner, in his first year at Diamond Bar. “Now he wants to go to the state tournament.” Other CIF division champions include: Angel Garcia (San Dimas, 119 pounds), Aaron Kunihiro (Damien, 125), Ryan Eagleson, (Rancho Cucamonga, 130), Clark Alton (Alta Loma, 145), Isaac Whisner (Rim of the World, 145) and Marcus Austin (Etiwanda, 275). The preliminary rounds will begin this morning, with the finals scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m. The top eight in each weight class advance to the state meet next week in Bakersfield. Besides Johnson and the other CIF winners, there are many more wrestlers to look for today and tomorrow. At 103 pounds, Huntington Beach Marina’s Victoria Anthony will wrestle. Carter athletic director Joe Paluba said Anthony is believed to be the first girl to ever wrestle in a Masters Meet. More wrestlers to watch at Masters are:Rudy Muniz (Upland) and Jess Torres (Rialto) at 112 pounds; Thomas Richard (Colony) at 119; Jorge Carrillo (Montclair) at 135; Michael Orona (Ayala) and Julian Miramontes (Diamond Ranch) at 140; Divid Stubblebean (Bonita) at 145; Nico Phillips (Rancho Cucamonga) at 152; Vincente Polanco (Colton) at 160; Jacob Tranberg (Chino Hills) at 171; Skye Severns (Claremont), Jorge Monge (Colony), Garrett Jones (Diamond Bar) at 189 and Chris Givens (Colony) at 215. This is the first time Carter has hosted the event, after about a quarter-century at Fountain Valley High School. Carter athletic director and co-meet director Joe Paluba said he expects a total of 3,000 fans to attend the two-day event. There will be a total of eight mats in use today, with six of them borrowed from Upland High School. Six separate food vendors will be operating to feed the horde of fans and wrestlers. 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

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES

first_imgCongratulations: Congratulations and best wishes from all at CLG Bun Cranncha to Senior Football Captain Simon McGrory, his wife Sandra and son Jack on the birth of baby Sarah. Congratulations also to Buncrana GAA members Conor Grant and Darach O’Connor who have been given the honour of being named as captains of the Donegal Minor Hurling and Football squads for 2013. Two great examples of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication to your sport. Congratulations lads from everyone at Buncrana GAA.Parish Gaelic Football League: Buncrana GAA has launched the 2013 Parish Gaelic Football League for 3rd/4th class pupils, to commence on Friday 19th April with a ‘Get to know you/Sports Day’ at 3.30pm. Boys and Girls of all levels of ability are welcome . The league games will take place on Friday 19th April, Thursday 2nd May, Friday 10th May and the finals will be held on Friday 17th May. Games will finish each day at 4:30pm. Support your Parish schools – Support Buncrana GAA. For further details please contact Declan on 0870916662. Féile 2013: Please note that there will be an important meeting for parents of U14 Boys and Girls on Tuesday 16th April at 8pm. It is very important that parents attend as all arrangement for the Féile will be discussed.Senior and Reserve Football: Our Senior and Reserve sides faced 2012 Intermediate Champions Termon on Sunday in Termon. Final score Termon 0-7 Buncrana 0-2, Reserves: Termon 3-10 Buncrana 1-4. Training continues on Tuesday at 7;30pm and Friday at 8:00pm. Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment.U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Saturdays at 3:00pm in the Scarvey. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.U9 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) is on every Thursday in Crana College from 7pm-8pm. New players are always welcome.U12 Football: The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm and Friday 7.00-8.30pm. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.U14 Football: The U14 Footballers recorded a victory over Gweedore last Monday on a scoreline of 4-12 to 0-6.Minor Football: The Minors recorded a victory over MacCumhaill’s last week, they will take on Letterkenny Gaels at the Scarvey on Tuesday 16th April at 7.00pm. Lotto: The winning numbers in the lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 9th April in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 6-17-26-32There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Irene Doherty, 19 Lower Main StreetShaun McGonigle, Trillick Seamus Friel, BallynarryJohn & Martina McBride, CarolinaClaire McCarron, TullydishClub Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our websitewww.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:BUNCRANA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Track & Field Sends Nine Bulldogs To NCAA West Preliminary

first_imgStory Links Live Results NCAA West Preliminary Central Nine members of the Drake University track and field team are set to compete at this week’s NCAA West Preliminary in hopes of qualifying for the NCAA Championships. The NCAA West Preliminary, hosted by the University of Kansas, begins Thursday, May 26, evening and continues through Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.The Bulldogs will have competitors in 10 events over the three days with the top 12 athletes in each event advancing to he NCAA Championship.Please note – due to inclement weather, Thursday’s action was postponed. Below is the updated schedule for the Bulldogs. The entire revised schedule is linked above. Also, all previous first round races will be contestest as quarterfinals with the six heat winners and next six fastest times advancing to the NCAA Championships.Drake Student-Athletes at NCAA West Preliminary Round ScheduleThursday, May 26Friday, May 278 a.m. – Women’s 10,000 meters – Emma Huston8:40 a.m. – Men’s 10,000 meters – Reed Fischer9:45 a.m. – Men’s 100 meters – Pierce Vincent11:50 a.m. – Women’s 400-meter hurdles – Virginia Hill12:20 p.m. – Men’s 400-meter hurdles – Bas Van Leersum, Hudson Priebe1:25 p.m. – Men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase – Robert McCann2:30 p.m. – Women’s long jump – Kayla BellSaturday, May 2811:30 a.m. – Women’s 100-meter hurdles – Mary Young1:20 p.m. – Women’s 5,000 meters – Emma Huston2 p.m. – Men’s 5,000 meters – Reed Fischer Live Video Action for the Bulldogs begins on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. with Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) competing in the 400-meter hurdles. Hill is coming off of a personal best of 59.00 in the event at the MVC Championships, which is the 32nd fastest time in the region this season. The top three finishers in each of the six heats, plus the next six fastest time will advance to the next round of quarterfinals on Friday at 7:30 p.m.Right after Hill’s race, the men’s team’s Bas Van Leersum (Zandaam, The Netherlands) and Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) compete in the men’s 400-meter hurdles at 5 p.m. Van Leersum is the reigning MVC Champion in the event with a season-best time of 51.66 while Priebe, a sophomore, is a two-time All-MVC competitor that was third at the 2016 MVC Championships in 52.21. Both will need to be among the top three in each of the six heats or among the next six fastest to advance to Friday’s quarterfinal race. Drake’s lone West Preliminary qualifier in the field events, Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) also competes on Thursday in the long jump at 6:45 p.m. Bell, who recently claimed All-MVC honors in both the long jump and triple jump has a personal best of six meters (19-8.25) in the long jump this season. Read more about Bell’s season and career here.The busy Thursday on the track continues at 6:55 p.m. with Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.), the MVC runner-up in the 100 meters, stepping into the blocks in one of six heats of the 100 meters. Vincent, who owns a season-best of 10.26 to rank in the top 14 in the field was the MVC runner-up in the event.Competition concludes on the first day with a pair of Bulldogs in the 10,000 meters in senior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) and junior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.). Huston races at 9 p.m. and currently ranks 14th in the field with a school record time of 33:55.89. She’ll be aiming to finish among the top 12 in the event to advance to the NCAA Championships. Fischer faces the same task as his season-best of 29:09.86 ranks 17th in the field, putting him in position to advance with a strong performance.Friday’s action begins at 5 p.m. with Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) competing in the 100-meter hurdles, an event which she owns a season-best time of 13.58. The quarterfinals of the 100 meters, 400-meter hurdles follow shortly after. At 9:30 p.m., Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) aims to continue his strong season in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. McCann recently won an MVC Championship and Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee title in the event. He currently ranks 13th in the region in the event with a personal best of 8:43.00 that he ran in winning the MVC crown. Earlier in the year, he ran what was at the time, the fastest performance in the nation.Saturday will conclude with the quarterfinals of the women’s 100-meter hurdles and Fischer and Huston returning to the oval for the 5,000 meters. Huston, who also owns the school record in the event, has run 16:06.55 in the event this season to rank 16th in the field. She’ll try to move into the top 12 in the event to advance to the NCAA Championship, as will Fischer, who nearly set the school record at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee with a third-place finish of 14:00.28. Print Friendly Version Revised Schedule last_img read more

Who do Warriors want to play in NBA Finals? A closer look at Bucks, Raptors

first_imgWhile the Warriors rest and heal, their NBA Finals opponent is going to come in a bit more winded. That was guaranteed all the more Tuesday night when the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 to tie the series at 2-2.The Warriors fared poorly against both teams this season, and the Bucks and Raptors each will own the home-court advantage based on their superior regular-season records.Either way, the Warriors and their fans will see a fresh face in the Finals after four straight …last_img read more

Beefed up courts tackle mine violence

first_img18 September 2013Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe has beefed up local court capacity to speed up the hearing of cases related to violence on the mines in South Africa’s North West province.Radebe has annexed the magisterial districts of Brits, Mankwe and Rustenburg to the Bafokeng magisterial districts to deal with such cases until the backlog has normalised in the province, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development said this week.Department spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said this was a temporary measure aimed purely at beefing up the Bafokeng Magistrate’s Court with additional magistrate prosecutors and court staff to speed up the hearing of cases emanating from the mines.This was in line with the Case Backlog Project initiated by the ministry in 2006 to deal with case backlogs nationally.The surge of labour unrest and related violence on the country’s platinum mines since August last year has also prompted the government to rethink some of its laws. The Dangerous Weapons Bill, which prohibits the carrying of weapons such as knobkerries and spears in public, was recently signed into law.The government, police and mining stakeholders have also launched a mine crime combating forum to tackle unrest and restore calm in South Africa’s mining sector.The forum, which will be set up first in Rustenburg, Klerksdorp and Brits in North West province, will put extra capacity in place in the form of detectives and specialist prosecution teams to prosecute cases of intimidation, assault and murder on the mines.It will also prioritise the investigation and finalisation of cases arising from lawlessness in the appropriate, designated courts, as well as oversee the enforcement of municipal by-laws related to gatherings and demonstrations.While tackling unrest in the industry, the forum will also serve as a platform for information sharing, which it is hoped will lead to improved communication and less unprotected industrial action.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Top sheep stories of 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Lamb Access to Taiwan Approved – American Lamb was given access to the Taiwan market for the first time since it was collateral damage following the first U.S. case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in beef in 2003. In 2015, Taiwan imported nearly 17,714 metric tons of lamb and sheep meat products from Australia and New Zealand, valued at more than $74 million.New American Wool Logo Unveiled – The ASI Wool Council debuted its updated American wool logo that brings the industry’s image up to par with the products being created with this innovative, sustainable fiber.Sheep Inventory Up – For the second consecutive year, the all sheep and lamb inventory, as reported by USDA, was up.Scrapie Proposed Rule Published – The proposed rule to amend the regulations on the scrapie eradication program (the first in 15 years) was published and ASI delivered comments.Let’s Grow Grants Support Increased Efficiency – In two separate funding cycles, the Let’s Grow Committee reviewed 55 grant applications approving nearly $400,000 in funding. Since May 2015, the committee has funded 50 grants infusing more than $865,000 into the American sheep industry nationwide.Berry Amendment Protected – An assault to weaken the impact of the U.S. military’s Buy American Berry Amendment was thwarted. The procurement of American made items for the Department of Defense remains in effect.Forest Service in Contempt for Using Flawed Study to Ban Sheep – The U.S. District Court held that the Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service were in contempt of court for relying on two illegal reports on disease transmission from livestock to bighorn sheep.Sheep Experiment Station Celebrates 100 Years – For 100 years, the American sheep industry has counted on the valuable research performed at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station. Being the only research facility dedicated to sheep, the station remains valuable to the industry.Development of Educational Materials – ASI released its three-part video series, How to Handle Sheep, detailing the process of handling sheep through the entire life span of the animal. Also, the updated Sheep Production Handbook became available this year, as well as the U.S. Baseline Lamb Cost of Production Model. Let’s Grow Webinars continued to draw large participation and the 12 Best Practices one-pagers were developed. All information is available at www.sheepusa.org.Mandatory Price Reporting – USDA reviewed comments submitted to its final rule but chose not to implement industry recommendations. Some weekly lamb prices became unavailable due to USDA’s interpretation of industry structural changes resulting in the unavailability of Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb for most of the year.UW-Madison Dairy Sheep Program Closed – Eighty years of research and outreach came to an end with the dispersal of the dairy sheep flock at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.last_img read more