Jim Percival elected as chair of the American Lamb Board of Directors

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jim Percival, of Xenia, begins his last appointed term on the American Lamb Board and has been elected the serve as the 2017 ALB Chair. He represents small sheep producers on this national checkoff program.Percival has been involved in the sheep and lamb industry for many years, serving on both the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Board of Trustees, including serving as OSIA President, and the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program.“Jim has taken this national leadership as an opportunity to be make impact in the promotion of lamb across the United States,” said Roger A. High, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Executive Director.last_img

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Honoring rivalries: Packers-Bears to open 2019 NFL schedule

first_imgChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel invoked the name of George Halas, the team’s founder, in welcoming the news.“George ‘Papa Bear’ Halas and the NFL’s co-founders probably didn’t imagine the federation they established 100 years ago in cities and towns across the Midwest would one day be the most successful professional sports league in the world,” Emanuel said in a statement. “But that’s what their vision achieved. Chicago — the most American of American cities — is the perfect venue for this game.”Schroeder and Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s chief media and business officer, outlined other plans for the 100th season: NFL Films will produce a series that selects the 100 greatest teams, plays, games, characters and game changers; an all-time team is being chosen and will be featured in a TV series; and Peyton Manning will talk to fans around the country about the history of the NFL for another television series.The league also disclosed plans for next month’s draft that will supplement the proceedings in Nashville. Teams will make selections in eight of the original 13 towns that comprised the NFL for its first season. In Dayton, Ohio, the field used back then, Triangle Park, still exists, and a selection will be made there. The NFL also has committed to installing new turf on the field.“This is a really special moment for our city,” Dayton mayor Nan Whaley said. “We’re excited that the NFL is recognizing the places that were there in the very beginning and that they are celebrating Dayton’s special history in paving the way for the league with a donation that will leave a lasting impact in the community.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country director Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blazers lose Jusuf Nurkic to severe leg injury, edge Nets in 2 OTs Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Staging the Thursday night game at Chicago’s Soldier Field — even if it is a modernized version of the stadium — adds to the theme. There will be a free fan festival and concert in nearby Grant Park and, for the first time, the league has approved a free viewing event of the game in the park.“We see that around other sports,” said Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s executive vice president for league events. Such viewings, for example, have been a staple of the World Cup for decades, and hockey also has adopted the practice. “It will create a big festival environment.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThis will be the first time since 2003 the Super Bowl champion has not played in the opener. New England instead will open at home in the prime-time game Sunday night, Sept. 8. The opponent has not yet been determined. The full schedule will be announced next month.“With the 100th season, we want to do something to kick it off in a special way,” said Hans Schroeder, the league’s chief operating officer of media. “We’re celebrating the Bears, one of the original member clubs, in their 100th season, and the Packers are in their 101st. It’s an iconic matchup.” Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald listens during a news conference on social justice during the annual NFL football owners meetings, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5.Usually, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019. None fits better than Chicago-Green Bay. The teams have met 198 times since 1921, when the Bears were the Chicago Staleys. Green Bay leads the series 97-95-6, including the clubs splitting two postseason games.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Each of the 32 clubs will stage a “Fantennial Weekend” during the regular season in which it will work in conjunction with local high school football teams on a Friday, stage a fan festival on Saturday, and then have former players from the NFL club at the game on Sunday. The home team also will reveal the greatest moment or play in its history that day.Rolapp said the league is talking to DIRECTV about expanding the digital presence for its popular Sunday Ticket option that makes available all out-of-market games. The NFL could opt out of its contract with DIRECTV after next season.“The world has really changed and how people consume games has changed,” he said. “How do we broaden these rights, deliver more easily to digital platforms?” MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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FAMILY OF SHARKS LOOK FOR NTL TITLE

first_imgFor the Hipperson family, Touch is a normal part of every day life and has been for the last 22 years. This year is special though. Jeb, Tory and Tiffany Hipperson are all playing together with the South Queensland Sharks Mixed Open side, and their mum, Ronda is the manager at the 2005 Asics NTL. For the Hipperson’s who play locally at Southport, Touch has always been something they can share and they have strong memories of playing together as kids. “I remember when we used to do tricks and muck around in the backyard, and it’s great that we now can do that stuff on the field together,” said Tiffany. Having played together for so long, the siblings know each other’s game and capabilities as well as their own. “I think we’re tougher on each other `cos we know what each other is capable of, so when we do something wrong it’s more frustrating,” said Jeb. Knowing each other well is a trait that Tory thinks is especially important when playing mixed touch. “In mixed touch the whole team has to be pretty close in order to be the best, and since some of us are related, we’ve already got that advantage and we push each other harder,” said Tory. While her brothers don’t claim they taught her everything she knows, Tiffany thinks they’ve had a big influence on her Touch success and the boys are proud that their little sister can hold her own on the Touch field. Proud mum, Ronda appreciates the positive impact Touch has had on the lives of her children. “I’m very proud, all of my four kids have made Australian squads and Queensland school teams, and they’ve made so many friends in this sport, friends they will have for a lifetime,” said Ronda. Playing Touch as a family has made the game more enjoyable for all the Hipperson’s. “It’s good getting to play Touch with your family, it’s what Touch is all about really. It definitely enhances the experience,” said Tory. I’m sure a Mixed Open NTL title for the South Queensland Sharks would be something else they wouldn’t mind sharing as a family either. By Lisa Plummerlast_img
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Champions League group is difficult Mourinho

first_imgThe Manchester United manager believes his biggest threat is Juventus, after drawing the Italian club in the UCL group stageAfter teams were drawn in the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League group stage, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho knows they have been put into a difficult group.The Red Devils landed into Group H together with Italy’s Juventus, Switzerland’s Young Boys and Spain’s Valencia.And the United boss has spoken for the first time about his rivals.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“A very difficult group with one of the biggest candidates to reach the final [in Juventus] and a team who made an incredible investment on top of a fantastic team they had, so a big, big candidate,” he told the club’s official website as quoted by The Sports Review.“Valencia is also one of the top four teams in Spain and that says everything.”“Young Boys is, of course, a team that comes from the fourth pot and the world will say it’s the team that didn’t have a chance to qualify but for some reason they qualified, they went to Croatia and won in the playoffs [against Dinamo Zagreb], for some reason they beat Basel and they won the Swiss title,” he added.“On top of that, they play on an artificial pitch, which is a big advantage for them and a big disadvantage for the other teams.”last_img read more

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Pioli happy to end Fiorentinas winless run

first_imgCoach Stefano Pioli is buzzing after defeating Empoli 3-1 in what ended a six-weeks winless run.Fiorentina faced one of the in-form teams Empoli who have amassed 10 points in the previous four games but eventually ended their bad run with a comeback win.“This was a very challenging game, but we were driven and we gave it everything we had,” said Pioli after the match and cited by Football Italia.“After Juventus, Empoli are the team that picked up the most points over the last four games. Considering the context, we did really well.“What I liked the most was our never-say-die spirit. We did not give in after the opponents took advantage of our mistake and scored a goal. We wanted a victory, and we earned it.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I wasn’t expecting an easy encounter. The greatest risk was conceding first, and it happened, but then my lads reacted wonderfully. Today will serve to teach them a lot.“We kept things simple. After all, that’s what we needed at a time like this. My formation was simple too, with three defenders facing up to their two strikers, parity of numbers in the midfield, and easy manoeuvres.“This was just the game we needed, although we might have resolved it earlier.“Now I won’t look at the standings until the winter break. We’ll have three games in close succession to worry about. Milan, Parma, and Genoa are tough opponents, but not out of our reach.”last_img read more

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