0 …or this?: Artmanc3po 22,644 Link to post Location:NYC Members Share on other sites Followers 1 14,762 posts Share on other sites 16,001 Page 1 of 6 Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites Location:Burnsville, MN 238 2,000 2 22,644 1,065 posts Artmanc3po Share this post Share this post 40 3 Location:Port Huron, MI Link to post Posted January 5, 2014 TruColor Maybe one issue is that, for football and soccer at least, it blends with the grass background and is more difficult to see– a problem for teammates, especially in sports when split-second reactions are crucial. As a Jets fan I seem to remember some player or coach back in the kelly green era complaining about that.I think its just the opposite… the brightness of the kelly green helps. I remember thinking a few times during the Rose bowl that MSU’s dark forest green got lost on the grass. Go To Topic Listing 0 53,285 posts Teal oldschoolvikings 80 238 Banned Share this post Location:Port Huron, MI Posted January 5, 2014 Kelly green is a great colour and more teams need to adapt it. 0 SportsLogos.Net 238 Share on other sites Link to post 956 Gothamite Link to post 22 Members 5 22,644 Maybe one issue is that, for football and soccer at least, it blends with the grass background and is more difficult to see– a problem for teammates, especially in sports when split-second reactions are crucial. As a Jets fan I seem to remember some player or coach back in the kelly green era complaining about that. I think its just the opposite… the brightness of the kelly green helps. I remember thinking a few times during the Rose bowl that MSU’s dak forest green got lost on the grass.Yeah I only saw a minute of it but it was tough to watch. They totally blended in. Kelly would have been fine.An argument for colored fields? I kid, I kid.Personally, I prefer greens shifted towards blue rather than yellow, with Kelly green just about the breaking point (it has that just enough “coolness” to it that it mellows out.) Any green with more yellow than blue (apple green to forest green) becomes too acidic in appearance and becomes unappealing in my opinion. TruColor 0 Link to post Link to post Sports Logo News Share on other sites Sign in to follow this Link to post Share on other sites Posted January 6, 2014 2 Is it me or does it seem like sport teams aren’t using Kelly Green as much as they use to? I mean the Eagles changed to Midnight Green, the Seattle dropped it from their main color scheme. The Jets went to Hunter Green, On the flip side the Canucks added it with blue to their main colors. Thankfully the CFL Roughriders still use it. Anyone care to comment or suggest this reasoning? 22,644 Tygers09 567 2,000 382 382 Link to post 46,551 posts 16,001 Link to post Members Members Share on other sites 4 Members 14,762 posts five boroughs, one City. 0 4 0 Location:detroit 567 0 GFB 22 Location:New Castle, KY Maybe one issue is that, for football and soccer at least, it blends with the grass background and is more difficult to see– a problem for teammates, especially in sports when split-second reactions are crucial. As a Jets fan I seem to remember some player or coach back in the kelly green era complaining about that. Members Share this post BBTV Tygers09 Favourite Logos:Houston Oilers (Warren Moon era)San Diego Padres (inception thru Taco Bell era)San Antonio Spurs (Iceman era) 14,762 posts 40 Share on other sites oldschoolvikings sozopol Recommended Posts “Pacific Ocean Green”? What were they calling it in Kansas City? Share on other sites Share on other sites Members 238 Kelly Green used in uniforms/logos 12,787 posts Link to post Couldn’t agree more. I was thrilled when the Cosmos brought Kelly green back to NYC:It’s a great color, and deserves more play. Share this post 1 All Activity Share on other sites 238 Posted January 5, 2014 0 567 Gothamite 40 0 Members 7,532 posts Posted January 5, 2014 Share this post “Pacific Ocean Green”? What were they calling it in Kansas City? Share this post Share on other sites 567 Share on other sites Initialisms Suck 17,998 80 oldschoolvikings oldschoolvikings 12,787 posts Location:Burnsville, MN Posted January 6, 2014 22 Posted January 5, 2014 Share this post 567 Share on other sites Members 16,001 TruColor This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post Location:Burnsville, MN 238 Well, essentially the Dallas Stars brought it back. Share this post Prev 16,001 Link to post Posted January 6, 2014 0 956 Members TruColor Share this post Tygers09 Members Link to post 17,998 Share on other sites Correction…The Seattle Seahawks dropped it from their color scheme.. GFB 0 0 Link to post Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites By Tygers09, January 5, 2014 in Sports Logo News GFB 956 Posted January 5, 2014 5 TruColor Maybe one issue is that, for football and soccer at least, it blends with the grass background and is more difficult to see– a problem for teammates, especially in sports when split-second reactions are crucial. As a Jets fan I seem to remember some player or coach back in the kelly green era complaining about that. I think its just the opposite… the brightness of the kelly green helps. I remember thinking a few times during the Rose bowl that MSU’s dak forest green got lost on the grass.Yeah I only saw a minute of it but it was tough to watch. They totally blended in. Kelly would have been fine.An argument for colored fields? I kid, I kid.Personally, I prefer greens shifted towards blue rather than yellow, with Kelly green just about the breaking point (it has that just enough “coolness” to it that it mellows out.) Any green with more yellow than blue (apple green to forest green) becomes too acidic in appearance and becomes unappealing in my opinion.What, you don’t find this beautiful? 22,644 16,001 4,873 posts GFB Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE 5,270 14,762 posts The Nation 567 Posted January 6, 2014 Forums Home 1,349 posts Gorgeous color. Members 0 Teal 567 Share this post 382 Prev wonderbread 567 17,998 Kelly in green? The Nation 53,285 posts Kelly Green used in uniforms/logos Digby Share this post Link to post Posted January 6, 2014 16,001 16,001 The Invisible All Activity 2 Followers 1 TruColor 22,644 0 Location:detroit 0 Share this post 3 Link to post 16,001 567 oldschoolvikings 6 The Invisible Digby Forums Home Posted January 5, 2014 Members Maybe one issue is that, for football and soccer at least, it blends with the grass background and is more difficult to see– a problem for teammates, especially in sports when split-second reactions are crucial. As a Jets fan I seem to remember some player or coach back in the kelly green era complaining about that. I think its just the opposite… the brightness of the kelly green helps. I remember thinking a few times during the Rose bowl that MSU’s dak forest green got lost on the grass.Yeah I only saw a minute of it but it was tough to watch. They totally blended in. Kelly would have been fine. Location:Ontario Banned Posted January 6, 2014 Posted January 5, 2014 5,270 Share on other sites 7,283 posts 2,000 2,000 567 185 posts five boroughs, one City. Posted January 6, 2014 Members Share this post 1 Link to post Members Kelly Green used in uniforms/logos 1,987 posts oldschoolvikings i personally never liked kelly green too much. It’s just too bright, and looks bad in outdoor games on grass, oakland A’s are about the only outdoor team i liked in kelly because the yellow went with it really well, i like the stars in kelly because the white ice is a good back drop and same with celtics because of the hardwood. i really thought the kelly throwbacks the eagles wore a few years ago looked really bad, a lot worse than the currents, and think the eagles should go with a forest or hunters green rather than any other color they have worn Share this post Link to post Link to post 567 Posted January 6, 2014 7,283 posts Next Share on other sites The Oakland Athletics ain’t as kelly as they used to be, either. Somewhat darker than the 60s/70s. 80 Share this post Tygers09 Sign in to follow this 6 Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE BBTV Gothamite 16,001 sozopol 0 …or this?: Share this post 567 Posted January 5, 2014 2,000 Page 1 of 6 1,065 posts Location:detroit Sports Logo News 12,787 posts 5,270 TruColor wonderbread Members Posted January 6, 2014 470 posts Share this post Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE The Oakland Athletics ain’t as kelly as they used to be, either. Somewhat darker than the 60s/70s. 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NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Serena Williams claimed her 100th win at the U.S. Open in style yesterday, dismantling her quarter-final opponent Wang Qiang 6-1 6-0 in a blistering 44-minute performance that ended any questions over a twisted ankle from the previous round. “I never thought that I would get to 100,” Williams said after the match, reflecting on the two decades she’s spent playing at Flushing Meadows. “It’s so special. I never want to let it go.”The 37-year-old American was dominant from the start, firing off 25 winners, compared to zero from 18th-seed Wang, and winning 90% of her first serve points.During her fourth-round match on Sunday, Williams slipped and fell while running to the net and twisted her right ankle but said yesterday she was feeling “great”. Williams faces fifth-seed Elina Svitolina in the semi-finals.
Louis DaSilva pulled off a stunning victory over one of the pre-tournament favourites Ashley Khalil on the second day of the 2020 Bounty Farm Ltd., Handicap squash tournament last evening at the Georgetown Club, Camp Street to put his name in the running for championship honours. DaSilva, who began the match with the more favoured handicap, 10, to Khalil’s -7, showed great resolve to down the CAS bronze medallist 2-0. He took command of the first set and won it 15-3. He then backed up his first set success by countering Khalil’s power-game and cheeky drop shots to take the second set and the match 15-13. It was a night of upsets for the ‘big guns’ as Kirsten Gomes (0) went down to Brian Edwards (9) 15-13, 15-9, a result which left the tournament wide open. Meanwhile, the other Open category winner of the evening, as of press time, was Lloyd Fung-A-Fat, who accounted for Robin Lowe 15-7, 15-11 in an exciting duel. The tournament continues this evening at the same venue. Category A results as of press time are below: Kassie Walcott (10) defeated Dhiren Persaud (0) 15-12, 15-12 Grant Fernandes (3) defeated Beau Fernandes 15-7, 15-14Brenno DaSilva (0) defeated Nandishraj Singh (3) 15-7, 15-11Lajuan Munroe (0) defeated Nathan Rahaman 15-9, 12-15, 15-14
Kano Pillars first choice goalkeeper David Obiazo says winning the Aiteo Cup was always the “target” for the Masu Gida after the 2017/2018 Nigerian Professional Football League was abruptly truncated.Pillars who have never won the Aiteo Cup take on 5 time Cup champions Rangers International of Enugu in the final of Nigeria’s oldest football competition at the Stephen Keshi stadium Asaba, Delta State on Wednesday and Obiozo who says playing in the final was something he “has been dreaming of” believes that the Masu Gida’s route to the final offers them a measure of hardiness and preparedness which will serve them well in the final.“We are very prepared,” Obiazo told busybuddiesng.com. “In the beginning of the season our target was to win the league and the Aiteo Cup but since we have already missed the league, this is our target now.“The way we started the tournament and going into the final, we can beat them [Rangers], I watched their game against Akwa United in Kano [which Rangers won on penalties after it had ended 1-1] and I know with my boys we will come out victorious in that final.”Pillars’ run to the final has shown a team capable of both the sublime and an ability to grind out results when it matters, although there remains a suggestion of a dark underbelly of complacency that appears to afflict the team when they go more than a goal up in games. It is a deficiency that Pillars’ Technical Adviser refers to as “tactical indiscipline’’.Indeed, the Masu Gida very nearly didn’t make the final after contriving to throw a 2 goal lead away in the semi-final against Katsina United at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. It was Obiazo who put up a Man of the Match performance to keep the boys from Kano in the game and see the game on to penalty kicks where he promptly saved two Katsina United spot kicks to ensure Pillars’ progression to the final. Against Enyimba in the quarter-finals, a similar situation nearly played out when Pillars nearly offered the Peoples Elephant a way back after going three goals up.Incidentally, as Pillars were throwing their lead away, Rangers were mounting a sensational comeback after clawing back a two goal deficit to trounce Nasarawa United 4-2 in the other semi-final played at the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano.Obiazo’s performance in the semi-finals earned him a check of ₦50,000 from the Kano State government which he says will “boost me up for the final” and after the state government settled all outstanding bonuses and allowances due the squad, team spirit is understandably high with the players itching to show appreciation to the fans and management of Pillars by bringing back a first ever Aiteo Cup to the City of Kano.Even though the goalkeeper remains confident of his team’s chances in the final, the former El Kanemi Warriors goaltender understands the scale of the task facing the Masu Gida and isn’t in a hurry to underestimate the hunger and desire with which Rangers would be coming into the game. Obiazo knows that the vagaries of football often means things don’t always go as planned.“Everybody in camp is thinking about the final, [about] how we are going to win the cup and beat Rangers in the final,” he said.“But Rangers [are] a good team, it is not a team you just go and face like that and come back because the way we are prepared they also will be prepared too.“I still have that confidence but football is about luck, we might reach that day and everything will turn around for [Rangers’] own good but we still believe we will conquer them.” Related2019 AITEO Cup Final: Ibrahim Musa Admits Kano Pillars Have No Time For Celebrations (AUDIO)July 29, 2019In “Federation Cup”CAF Champions League: Asante Kotoko Hold No Fear For Focused Pillars – Nyima Nwagua (AUDIO)August 9, 2019In “Champions League”NPFL: Ibrahim Musa Extends Pillars Deal, Aims For League And Cup Double (AUDIO)September 3, 2019In “NPFl”
Nigeria’s domestic leagues will get an influx of $100,000 from the Nigeria Football Federation to help deal with “logistics” and the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic Amaju Pinnick has said.NFF president Pinnick made the disclosure in a virtual chat with journalists on Monday.Pinnick said the funds will be derived from the $500,000 world football-governing body FIFA paid out to member associations including the NFF a few weeks ago.FIFA disbursed a total of $150 million last month to its member football associations to help handle financial troubles caused by the coronavirus.The NFF had earlier explained that the money will be spent on “but not limited to” certain “core areas” “in line with the FIFA Forward 2.0 Program”.The areas include management and staff salaries, men’s league, women’s league, referees’ development training, National Teams (including boys and girls’ youth teams), office operations, renovations and furnishing of Bauchi NFF/FIFA Technical Centre.Pinnick has now shed more light on what the men’s and women’s league pyramids will get with each structure due to receive $50,000.With this development, the top tier Nigeria Professional Football League, the second-tier Nigeria National League and the third-tier Nigeria League One will share $50,000.On the women’s side the NWFL Premiership, the NWFL Championship and the NWFL Nationwide leagues will split $50,000 between them.The NFF president added that an additional $50,000 could still be disbursed to the men’s and women’s leagues respectively depending on further financial commitments from FIFA.There could also be funding from CAF after Africa’s governing body revealed that it was assessing the possibility of providing funding for member associations to help with restarting and organising domestic competitions which were halted due to the pandemic.CAF had followed FIFA’s footsteps in disbursing $200,000 to member associations earlier than usual to help with the fall out of the coronavirus pandemic.Pinnick also revealed that plans are being finalised to resume competitive football which has been suspended in Nigeria since 18 March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The women’s leagues are yet to resume for a new season after the conclusion of the 2018-19 season, the NNL has been suspended since December and there is a lack of clarity about how to conclude the current NPFL campaign.Pinnick said the situation will become clearer when the NFF and other league bodies meet with the Ministry of Sports “next week” for further consultations about restarting league football.He, however, assured that every league tier will resume at the same time once the Ministry of Sports gives the green light for the return of football.RelatedAmaju Pinnick Is Doing Something Right In Leadership [Part 2]June 11, 2020In “Featured”NFF Outlines How $500,000 FIFA Relief Fund Will Be SpentMay 18, 2020In “Featured”NFF $500,000 FIFA Funds Not A “Palliative” – Amaju PinnickMay 5, 2020In “Featured”
A man drove from Chicago with crosses for each #VegasShooting victim. In front of iconic Las Vegas sign. Writing names & posting their pics. pic.twitter.com/1DHLn6WqgH— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) October 5, 2017The white wooden crosses were adorned with a red heart and a picture of each victim.Zanis erected similar displays after other mass shootings in Columbine, Newtown and Orlando.The artist traveled nearly 2,000 miles from Aurora, Illinois, to honor the victims in Las Vegas, according to ABC News Los Angeles.Zanis did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – An Illinois man known for his previous tributes to mass shooting victims traveled across the country Thursday to set up 58 white crosses near the Las Vegas Strip.In front of the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, Greg Zanis arranged one cross for every person who was killed when a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival last Sunday. Related
Fairgoers gThe Arapahoe County Fair kicks off today, July 27, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park, just east of E-470 on Quincy Avenue in Aurora. This year’s fair will have something for everyone, as well as a slew of new events and activities in the Kids’ Corral and “life on the farm.”et spun upside down as their rocked back and forth at the Arapahoe County Fair on July 23, 2015 in Aurora, CO. (Photo by Trevor L Davis/Aurora Sentinel) The Arapahoe County Fair kicks off today, July 27, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park, just east of E-470 on Quincy Avenue in Aurora. This year’s fair will have something for everyone, as well as a slew of new events and activities in the Kids’ Corral and “life on the farm.” 1 of 7 The Arapahoe County Fair kicks off today, July 27, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park, just east of E-470 on Quincy Avenue in Aurora. This year’s fair will have something for everyone, as well as a slew of new events and activities in the Kids’ Corral and “life on the farm.” AURORA | All is fair in ferris wheels and mutton bustin’.In less than a week, the Arapahoe County Fair is about to make its way back to the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park, just east of E-470 on East Quincy Avenue in Aurora. The fair is set to kick off four-days of food, festivals and fun beginning July 26. The four days out east will be full of events and entertainment. The fair will have a full-out amusement area full of rides, expos from 4-H clubs, educational opportunities on things like learning to grow the perfect tomato, a rodeo both Saturday night and Sunday day and live music Friday and Saturday nights. The annual summer event will feature an expanded kids corral for children of all ages. As part of the expansion, the corral will feature a 30-foot-long slip and slide and a life-size Hungry Hungry Hippos game where kids will be pushed out and pulled back as they try to grab as many balls as possible, said Jenifer Doane, spokesperson for Arapahoe County Open Spaces. Along with the new additions, the fair is bringing back the splash zone area, “important on a hot summer day,” Doane said, and the mechanical bull. “All those activities are free. And it’s great, especially for the little ones who aren’t tall enough for the rides, that there’s the Kids Corral for them to have fun with,” Doane said. For those who work up a mighty thirst during the hot summer days out in the sun, the fair has a craft beer festival Friday night and a homebrewing competition Saturday. The Friday night beer tasting is $20 and includes a plate of barbecue and Saturday’s competition is $15. Many of the activities that have become old favorites are making their way back again, with everything from amusement rides and two nights of fireworks (July 27 and 28), to tractor pulls and that classic fair activity — mutton bustin’. “Mutton bustin’ is a fair favorite. The kids really get into it that are participating, and watching it is so cute as they try to hold on,” Doane said. “And a lot of people really love the tractor pull. It’s a really great thing to watch. It gives an element of competition to the fair and also connects it to the agricultural roots of the county.” As Arapahoe County continues to become more urban, the fair plays an important part in connecting the growing population of city slickers to the county’s past. And makes them aware of the still vibrant agricultural community in the eastern portion of the county. “A big part of Open Space is preserving that heritage,” Doane said. “It’s important because as communities grow and areas get developed, we want to still provide a connection to nature and a connection to our heritage and our history.”Tickets once the fair starts are $15 but early bird pricing of $10 lasts until 4 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Tickets can be purchased online and admission includes all the rides, concerts, rodeos, 4-H exhibits and pretty much everything else except food, drinks and the games in the carnival’s Midway. Children under three-feet tall get in for free. For ticket info, visit https://www.arapahoecountyfair.com or call 303-795-4955. Highlights by day. For a full schedule, visit www.arapahoecountyfair.com/events.Thursday, July 264 p.m. Mile High Banjo Society Mainstage4:30-5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Mutton Bustin’ 6:30 p.m. Walker Williams concertFriday, July 27 10 a.m. Dueling Dogs12:30 p.m. Mutton Bustin’1:30 p.m. Potato Peeling Contest2:30 p.m. Mutton Bustin’3 p.m. Dueling Dogs4 p.m. Craft Brew Festival 4:30 p.m. Mutton Bustin’6 p.m. Truck and Tractor Pull7 p.m. Richie Law concert9:30 p.m. FireworksSaturday, July 289 a.m. Rodeo Slack10 a.m. Dueling Dog11 a.m. Milk June the Cow11 a.m. Colorado Raptors and Wildlife: Nature’s Educators2 p.m. K-9 demonstration3 p.m. Fastest Fingers in the West Competition4 p.m. The Long Run – Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles4:30 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull7:15 p.m. Buckstein7:30 p.m. Rodeo9:30 p.m. Fireworks Sunday, July 2911 a.m. Eastern Colorado Beekeeping Display12 p.m. Dueling Dogs2:30 p.m. Mutton Bustin’5 p.m. Pie Eating Contest6 p.m. Tyler Walker band The Arapahoe County Fair kicks off today, July 27, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park, just east of E-470 on Quincy Avenue in Aurora. This year’s fair will have something for everyone, as well as a slew of new events and activities in the Kids’ Corral and “life on the farm.” The Arapahoe County Fair kicks off today, July 27, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park, just east of E-470 on Quincy Avenue in Aurora. This year’s fair will have something for everyone, as well as a slew of new events and activities in the Kids’ Corral and “life on the farm.” The Arapahoe County Fair kicks off today, July 27, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park, just east of E-470 on Quincy Avenue in Aurora. This year’s fair will have something for everyone, as well as a slew of new events and activities in the Kids’ Corral and “life on the farm.”
Image Courtesy: NDTV SportsAdvertisement lh63sNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs71fwdiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E73s( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6k7aWould you ever consider trying this?😱84sbCan your students do this? 🌚4vvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan and Australia notched up victories at Leeds and Lord’s respectively to spice up the race for the top four. While Afghanistan came once again close to a victory, the Blackcaps were battered by their Trans-Tasman rivals.Advertisement Match 1: Afghanistan vs Pakistan; Headingley, LeedsImage Courtesy: NDTV SportsPakistan’s resurgence after the heavy defeat against India continued with a win over their neighbours. The victory, however, did not come easy as the minnows took the 1992 World Cup winners to the limit.On a slow surface at Leeds, Pakistan bowlers restricted their opponents to 227-9 with Shaheen Afridi picking up 4 wickets. Veteran Asghar Afghan’s knock of 42 off 35 proved to be the boost in the end.Advertisement Despite losing Fakhar Zaman early on, Pakistan were well on course to chase the total. But their issues while chasing crept up once again as they endured a middle order collapse.Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed soon ran himself out to leave the side reeling at 156-6 with 10 overs to go. The spinners strangled the pair of Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim as they struggled to read the delivery.Advertisement The bowling side were well in command till the 46th over until the skipper Gulbadin Naib brought himself to bowl. The over cost the side 18 runs and despite some tight bowling in the end by Mujeeb-ur- Rahman and Rashid Khan, the chasing side got home with 2 balls to spare.It was a case of so close, yet so far for the Afghans who were also in contention to win the match against India.Match 2: Australia vs New Zealand; Lord’sAustralia continued their march towards the knockout stage with a dominant win over the hapless Kiwis. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Australia’s reliable opening pair faltered and the pressure was put on the middle order.Struggling at 92-5 courtesy of the New Zealand bowling attack, Alex Carey and Usman Khawaja dug in to stitch a crucial 107-run stand which saw both the batsmen bring up their fifties.The Blackcaps got some reprieve in the end after Trent Boult picked up a hattrick to end the Aussie inning. Chasing 244 for victory, the 2015 World Cup finalists were never in the chase as the in-form bowling line-up rattled the batting order.Barring Kane Williamson, who scored 40, no one could contribute much which ultimately cost them as they collapsed to 157 to hand the Aussies a huge victory with Starc picking up his second five-wicket haul.Read Also:ICC CWC 19 Preview: India vs. England; Can India book a place in the Semi-Finals today?CWC 2019: Kevin Pietersen vouches for the inclusion of Vijay Shankar in the line-up Advertisement
By Steve KeatingFor weeks the Formula One world has been riveted on a feud between championship contenders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton but after the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday the Mercedes team mates have another rivalry to worry about.After a difficult start to the season, Red Bull returned to the top of the podium when Australian Daniel Ricciardo claimed his maiden F1 win, bringing Mercedes perfect start to the season to an end after six consecutive victories and five straight one-two finishes.While the buildup to the Canadian Grand Prix was dominated by talk of a spat between the Mercedes drivers, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was warning that his team was not yet ready to throw in the towel and backed up the bravado on Sunday with Ricciardo’s win and third place finish from quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel.For the first time this campaign Mercedes faced real adversity as Hamilton was forced out after 46 laps with brake problems while Rosberg struggled with power problems half way through the race, then holding on for second place.“Now we will stick together as a team, analyse and understand what happened and come out of this situation even stronger,” said Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff. “First of all, I must say I feel very sorry for Lewis.“His retirement was not his fault in any way and it is something the team has to take on the chin.“Both drivers were doing a great job.“Nico did a sensational job to get the car home, and it was a fantastic piece of damage limitation given how much power he was giving away to the other cars.”Certainly the weekend was not an entire write off for Mercedes.The team heads back to Europe for the Austrian Grand Prix on Red Bull’s home track in two weeks with Rosberg perched firmly atop the drivers’ standings on 140 points followed by Hamilton with 118 and Ricciardo a distant 61 points back in third.Mercedes also remains in firm command of the constructor’s standings leading with 258 points, almost double of Red Bull on 139.“I did the best that I could out there today and felt like I was having a strong race but unfortunately it just wasn’t our day,” said Hamilton, a three-time winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. “Montreal has been a good track for me so to come here and not finish is disappointing but there are plenty more races ahead of us this season so let’s hope for better fortune.“There was nothing I could do about our issues really.“It’s great for the team that Nico was able to hold on and get second place today but it’s tough for me. That’s two DNFs (did not finish) now this season and now I have to try and recover the points gap again.“But these are learning experiences: we’ll learn as a team and get stronger.”
A recent report, titled ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’, has stated that an estimated 820 million people worldwide did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year. The annual report is based on a global assessment by leading UN agencies on food security and nutrition in relation to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030.Included once again in the report are worrying statistics which should force governments and international development partners to do more to end hunger and malnutrition, and to ensure that countries take urgent steps towards being food secure.According to the report, the pace of progress in halving the number of children who are stunted and in reducing the number of babies born with low birth weight is too slow, which also puts the SDG 2 nutrition targets further out of reach.The report has found that hunger is increasing in many countries where economic growth is lagging. It also found that income inequality is rising in many of the countries where hunger is on the rise, making it even more difficult for the poor, vulnerable or marginalised to cope with economic slowdowns and downturns.According to the report, the situation is most alarming in Africa, as that region has the highest rates of hunger in the world, and those rates are continuing, slowly but steadily, to rise in almost all sub-regions. In eastern Africa in particular, close to a third of the population (30.8 percent) is undernourished. In addition to climate and conflict, economic slowdowns and downturns are driving the rise.The report mentions that the largest number of undernourished people (more than 500 million) live in Asia, mostly in southern Asian countries. Together, Africa and Asia bear the greatest share of all forms of malnutrition, accounting for more than nine out of ten of all stunted children, and over nine out of ten of all wasted children worldwide.Here, in this region, while agriculture and agriculture-related issues have dominated discussions at almost every level, many are of the view that regional heads have not taken the kind of action to ensure countries are food secure. It could be recalled that, in 2002, former President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, who had lead responsibility at the time for Agriculture in the Caricom quasi cabinet, had sought assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture to boost the region’s efforts in ensuring it is food secure.One year after, Jagdeo proposed that the region build on its past efforts to develop a common agricultural policy, and requested that the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) support the Caricom Secretariat in developing a framework for repositioning agriculture in the region.In underlining the problems the agricultural sector faces in the region, Jagdeo had stressed that, in the changing global environment, the sector was neither providing for food security nor earning the foreign exchange needed to cover the region’s growing food import bill.In addition, at a Caricom Heads of Government Conference in Grand Anse, Grenada, Mr Jagdeo had presented a paper, titled “A Framework for the Repositioning of Caribbean Agriculture”. In that framework, he had stressed the need for a regional policy and strategy aimed at strengthening food security and alleviating poverty; and in January 2005, then President Jagdeo’s proposal was formally dubbed the “Jagdeo Initiative”, with the theme, “Strengthening Agriculture for Sustainable Development”.The declining role of agriculture in the region, the continuing loss of preferential markets for the region’s traditional products, and the rapidly increasing extra-regional food import bill are among the serious and challenging issues highlighted in the “Jagdeo Initiative”. However, while there has been much banter on the topic, many are of the view that not enough was done to strengthen the region’s agriculture sector and bring it to a level envisaged in the “Jagdeo Initiative”.There is need for countries in the region to better organise themselves and their individual farming sectors, and encourage young persons to embrace new technologies to see farming and agriculture as a business.While Guyana is on the cusp of becoming an oil-producing nation, and much attention is being placed on this new economy, it is hoped that the authorities here will not place other traditional sectors, among which are agriculture, mining and manufacturing, on the back burner. Guyana must continue to make the necessary interventions to ensure the country produces enough to meet the demands of its citizens, and to even take advantage of the export market.