Arcata High to induct 2018 HOF class this week

first_imgKen Matias, Greg Kane, Robert McCrea and the Baseball Team of 1968 will be recognized during the Arcata High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held on Thursday, Oct. 18th. Social hours starts at 6:00 pm with the induction ceremony to commence at 6:30 pm. The ceremony will take place on the Arcata High campus in the Performing Arts Center. The Inductees will further be honored on Friday during the noon homecoming rally, in the homecoming parade that starts at 1:15 and be introduced …last_img read more

Warriors win first Niclai in 20-plus years

first_imgThe Del Norte girls’ basketball team, after putting together the most successful regular season in program history, complete with the team’s first-ever Big 5 Conference championship, left a stamp on the Humboldt-Del Norte League which will not be soon removed by capturing its first Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament championship in over 20 years with a 58-42 win over the Eureka Loggers, Friday night at Lumberjack Arena.“Tonight is exciting,” Del Norte head coach Justin Clifton said. “It’s been 20 …last_img read more

South Africa’s Pick n Pay invests in Ghana

first_img22 October 2014Ghana’s growth is attracting South African investors. Local retail giant Pick n Pay will open stores in the country next year to make the most of the West African nation’s predicted 6.9% growth.South African retailers The Foschini Group, Mr Price, Truworths and Pick n Pay rival Shoprite already have successful operations in the country.Speaking to local newspaper Business Day, Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher said Africa was emerging as the company’s second engine of growth, and that the company’s “like-for-like sales in Africa, outside its home market, rose 7.8% in its half-year to August’.“Ghana . has a lot of the similarities to the business we’re developing in Zambia. I think Pick n Pay can add value to that marketplace.’Ghana’s growth is, according to Nielsen, “driven by political stability, sound macroeconomic policies, high gold and cocoa prices, and oil revenue’. The World Bank describes the country as the “sixth-easiest place in Africa to conduct business’.Pick n Pay across AfricaThe retailer has a strong footprint on the continent, with well-performing franchises in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, and a company-owned business (or privately owned business) in Zambia. And it plans to expand further into West Africa, with an eye on Nigeria.Brasher said, “There is the potential to do business in Nigeria. It is complicated but there are 190 million people and it’s growing, and therefore we’ll continue to keep both East and West Africa on watch.’The company is well aware that African markets are diverse though, saying: “We are also close to completing our analysis of the opportunities available to us in Nigeria. Our approach outside our borders remains measured, and no investment will be undertaken without a comprehensive understanding of a market and its supply chain capacities.’The group is also dedicated to growing its South African operations, opening 46 new Pick n Pay and Boxer stores in areas without these. Its moves are paying off, with a recorded 6% growth in group interim revenue to R32.1-billion during the 26 weeks ended August 31 2014.According to its reports, revenue from outside South Africa was up 15% to R1.7- billion, with like-for-like growth of 7.8%.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Will soybean aphids hit thresholds in 2018?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Andy Michel, Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University ExtensionWe have heard from a few Extension educators and scouts that soybean aphids are starting to make their appearance. Right now, the number of infested plants is very low (around 5%) and the number of aphids on the plants is also low (average 5-10). With this level of infestation, it is highly doubtful that soybean aphids will reach threshold, especially in soybean that has already entered the late R stages (R5 and R6).However, there is a fair amount of late planted soybean that could still be at risk—in fact we were in a field last week that just reached R2. We recommend that growers continue to scout their fields to make sure that soybean aphid populations remain under the treatment threshold which is 250 aphids per plant.last_img read more

Benjamin Logan FFA members competed in the sub-district food science career development

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest FFA members Emily Roth, Matt Black, Kaiden Weaks, and Bradey Ackley competed in the sub-district food science career development event on Tuesday November 11th at Ridgemont High School.For the competition the students had to identify equipment, they had to take a test on the food science topic, the students had to identify customer inquiries. The  students also had to identify food safety and sanitation issues, and identify aromas as well as a triangle taste test. These activities are designed to show the students capabilities in the food science side of agriculture. Food Science is one of the fastest growing areas in agricultural science.last_img read more

Prakash Javadekar files Rajya Sabha nomination papers from Madhya Pradesh

first_imgUnion minister Prakash Javadekar filing his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. Photo:PTIUnion Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha (RS) from Madhya Pradesh, for which voting will take place on June 19. He is all set to become Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh.Currently, he is not a member of Parliament.   Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Forests and Environment (Independent Charge), Javadekar is going to be the second outsider from the state who will go the Upper House of Parliament from Madhya Pradesh. Before him, senior journalist Chandhan Mitra who has no connection with state went to the Rajya Sabha from MP.Javadekar who has been born and brought up in Pune, filed papers for the seat which fell vacant after Upper House member Faggan Singh Kulaste got elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Mandla parliamentary seat.Javadekar filed two sets on nomination papers before election returning officer B D Israni, which were proposed by Madhya Pradesh Ministers Narottam Mishra, Sartaj Singh and Gaurishanker Shejwar, among others.Reacalling his connections with Madhya Pradesh, the Minister said he had frequented the state when he was the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha Chief.Before Javadekar, Mitra, who was born and brought up in West Bengal and settled in Delhi bagged his second Rajya Ssabha term from MP in 2010.Madhya Pradesh has 11 Rajya Sabha seats. Currently, the Upper House members from the state are Digvijaya Singh, Satyavrat Chaturvedi, Vijayalaxmi Sadhu from Congress and Union Ministers Najma Heptullah, Thavar Chandra Gehlot, besides Prabhat Jha, Satyanarayan Jatia, Anil Madhav Dave, Kaptan Singh Solanki and Mitra from BJP.  advertisementlast_img read more