More than $700,000 in prize money will be up for grabs when the 2016 General Accident Insurance Company tennis tournament serves off tomorrow at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston. The tournament will end on Sunday, April 10.This tournament will be part of the Llockett McGregor tennis series, and for the first time, it will be an Open tournament, with prize money attached. There will be Men’s and Women’s Open, Men’s Professional 35 for older players, and a Men’s Class 2 team event that will feature teams from Oaklands, Police Officers Club, Montego Bay, the Pegasus and Ocho Rios, and a special Liguanea Club doubles championship. Sixteen junior doubles teams will also participate.The whole idea, McGregor told The Gleaner, is to make the tournament more attractive to various groups of players, many of whom will participate so as to gain bragging rights among their colleagues, over the next year.At the launch of the tournament on Wednesday at the Liguanea Club, General Accident’s business development officer, Nadia Mitchell, lauded the organisers of the tournament and pointed to the fact that each year, the tournament was well supported by players and spectators. One hundred and fifteen players are expected to participate this year.Her company’s vision, Mitchell said, “goes way beyond the tennis courts because each year, this prestigious event brings together world-class players, and tennis enthusiasts” and this she said, “bolsters personal development of the youth players in particular, and creates the opportunity for individuals to engage in a diverse community centred activity.”The top-seeded male player is Damion Johnson, a former Jamaica No. 1 player. Current female champion Ffion Fletcher is the top female in the line-up, and in the Men’s 35, Dwayne Pagon, a former Davis Cup captain is the top seed.
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Humboldt State University suffered another setback in its search for a head football coach this week when two finalists scheduled to visit the campus changed their minds at the last minute.The decision prompted an immediate response from a group of Lumberjacks boosters, who have begun a petition to have interim Athletic Director Duncan Robins removed from the position and replaced by someone with more experience.“Basically we all feel that he’s not qualified,” said Jim Redd, the co-chairman … read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today’s report was bearish for corn, soybeans, and wheat. All three had an ending stocks increase that were greater than expected.Corn production was estimated at 13.654 billion bushels, up 99 million bushels from last month. The yield was set at 169.3 bushels per acre, up from last month at 168. Corn exports were lowered 50 million bushels. The trade had expected exports to decline 25 million bushels. Corn ending stocks were pegged at 1.760 billion bushels, an increase of 199 million bushels.Soybean production was estimated at 3.981 billion bushels. Last month it was 3.888 billion bushels. The yield was increased to 48.3, up from last month at 47.2. Ending stocks were estimated at 465 million bushels. Soybean exports were increased 40 million bushels and the crush went up 10 million bushels. The higher demand was not enough to offset higher production. Both corn and soybeans had no changes to planted and harvested acres.Wheat ending stocks were 911 million bushels, up 50 million bushels.Shortly after the report release corn was down 4 cents, soybeans down 10 cents, with wheat down 7 cents.Traders were expecting USDA to increase both corn and soybean production for the 2015 growing season. In addition, ending stocks were expected to increase for corn, soybeans, and wheat.Grains have been on the defensive since the Oct. 9 USDA crop report. That day December CBOT corn closed at $3.8275, down 8.5 cents for the day. January CBOT soybeans ended the day at $8.905, up 4 cents that day. December CBOT wheat on the October report day settled at $5.0925, down 2 cents. Harvest progress that week had corn at 42% while soybeans were 62% harvested. Harvest has progressed rapidly the past month and is nearly complete. The harvest progress numbers from yesterday had the US corn harvest at 93% with the soybean harvest at 95%.Prior to the report release, December CBOT corn was trading at $3.64, down 3 cents while January CBOT soybeans were at $8.61, down 5 cents. December CBOT wheat was $4.94, down 8 cents.Corn has been close to the magical $4 mark this harvest season when it reached $3.9975 on October 7. It has not been able to retest those levels with the daily high only able to reach $3.875 since the October report. Export demand for corn has been weak with the start of the marketing year on September 1st. Corn exports this past week were a paltry 11.6 million bushels. In previous harvest seasons, corn exports have typically have seen a weekly range of 35-50 million bushels. Not so this year. Take a look at the weekly export table for corn, soybeans, and wheat export loadings since Sept. 1 that is detailed below: Three things are quickly apparent from this table. First, soybean exports exceed corn and wheat combined. Second, soybean exports are more than double those of corn. Third — this one is most glaring in its magnitude — soybean exports ramp up sharply during the last week of September with the report of Oct. 1. At the same time corn exports fall off sharply from previous weeks. Clearly there is a strong U.S. export push for soybeans this fall.October shipments of U.S. soybeans to China reached 6.3 million tons, down from the record last year of 7.0 million tons. China’s appetite for soybeans continues to grow as it set a record for October inbound shipments of 9.2 million tons compared to last year’s 7.1 million tons.Everyone knows that U.S. soybean exports will fall off dramatically as the harvest begins in Brazil and Argentina. The soybean export pace of the past six weeks is clearly not sustainable into next summer. Currently soybean export loadings are running 4% ahead of last year at this time. The same comparison shows corn exports are 25% behind last year, while wheat exports are 17% behind last year. We face strong corn export competition from South America. Wheat is up against competition from Russia and Australia. With both corn and wheat exports lagging those of last year, it is easy to see why corn and wheat have not been able to launch and sustain rallies the past three months.The close today will be a huge event to monitor. That is because today’s low for December corn reached $3.58. The low since Aug. 1 has been $3.575. January soybeans have seen a low so far today at $8.525. The low prior to that and since August had been $8.57.Traders had expected a negative report, they certainly had that come to fruition. Now to see what happens the next few days. The move lower this week will only strengthen the resolve of producers to keep the corn bins closed. Basis could have to do the work to get corn out of those bins between now and early January 2016. read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The forecast for the state continues to get progressively worse. We had been holding out hope for a couple of fully drier days tomorrow and Friday. However, we now have at least minor rain activity in our forecast pretty much every day from today through the holiday weekend, and then additional rains behind that. Here is our current update. Today a frontal boundary associated with the strong low moving through the upper Midwest will sweep through the state. This will bring rain this toward midday and afternoon, first to western Ohio, and then spread east through tonight. Moisture drops off dramatically across Indiana, so our totals here are not too impressive, but we still can see rain totals up to .3″ with 70% coverage. Tomorrow scattered shower and perhaps a few thunderstorms are back. Rain can be from a few hundredths to .4” over most of the state, but in SW Ohio the thunderstorms are more likely, and we could see some totals up to .75”. Coverage will be around 50-60% of the state tomorrow. Friday scattered showers return, with similar totals. Rains from a few hundredths to half an inch can fall with 50% coverage. The holiday weekend remains active, with rain and thunderstorms from I-70 north through the day Saturday triggering, then showers and some isolated thunderstorms chances the rest of the weekend Sunday and Monday. Daily rain coverages will be no better than 60%, but combined coverage over the entire weekend can be up to 80% with rain totals of .25”-1”. We get a dry day for next Tuesday, the 28th, then scattered showers returns Wednesday the 29th, mostly from I-70 north. Rain totals end up at a minor .25” or less with coverage at 75%. Dry to finish the 10 day window and start the extended 11-16 day period next Thursday and Friday (30th & 31st). The map at right shows cumulative 10 day rain potential. Sun on the first will give way to clouds and we see rain arriving that night. That rain continues into June 2nd with combined moisture totals of .25”-1” and coverage at 80%. We are projecting 3 dry days behind that to finish the extended period for Monday the 3rd through Wednesday the 5th. There could be another system on the way for the 6th. read more
February 27, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A winter storm drenched and frosted the San Diego area Tuesday, coating the East County highlands with snow down to the 2,000-foot level and bringing upwards of an inch of rain to some lower-elevation locales.As of mid-afternoon, the banks of dark clouds had dropped 7 inches of snow on Palomar Mountain, 6 inches in Julian, 5 inches on Mount Laguna, 3 inches in Descanso, an inch in Ranchita and trace amounts in Alpine, according to the National Weather Service.Over the same period, the cloudbursts left 1.07 inches of rain in Mesa Grande, 0.96 in Pine Hills, 0.93 in Flinn Springs, 0.91 along Los Coches Creek, 0.9 in San Diego Country Estates, 0.89 in Harbison Canyon, 0.87 on Otay Mountain, 0.85 in Barona, 0.84 in Granite Hills, 0.74 in Ramona, 0.73 in Valley Center, 0.71 in Escondido, 0.63 in Santee, 0.6 in La Mesa, 0.47 in Poway and 0.43 in Fallbrook.Closer to the coast, the storm dropped 0.75 of an inch of moisture at Brown Field airport, 0.59 in San Ysidro, 0.57 in Carlsbad, 0.48 in Chula Vista, 0.45 in Del Mar, 0.44 in City Heights, 0.43 in Encinitas, 0.42 in Mission Valley, 0.39 in Linda Vista, 0.36 in Oceanside, 0.32 at Lindbergh Field, 0.31 in Vista, 0.3 at SeaWorld, 0.29 in La Jolla, 0.18 in Mission Beach and 0.15 in Point Loma.The chilly conditions resulted in some notably low maximum temperatures locally, including 56 degrees in El Cajon, tying the record for the date’s low maximum set last year; 49 in Alpine, tying the record set in 1962; and 55 in Vista breaking the record of 57 set in 2001.Light snowfall was expected to continue tonight as the storm moves out of the area, making way for fair but cool conditions Wednesday and Thursday, according to meteorologists.Another period of inclement weather is due to pass through Southern California on Friday and Saturday, delivering more rainfall and some new coatings of snow in the higher mountain elevations, forecasters said. Mark Mathis Posted: February 27, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Winter storm brings rain, snow to parts of San Diego County Mark Mathis, read more
Sasha Foo Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: November 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In what some saw as a surprise upset, Republican Lorie Zapf lost her race Tuesday to retain her seat on the San Diego City Council in District 2. The winner was Democrat Jennifer Campbell, a retired doctor who lives in Clairemont. Campbell’s election sets the stage for a shift in power. 6 of the 9 council seats will be held by Democrats, giving the Democrats a super majority, and the power to override a veto by Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer.Taxpayer advocate Richard Rider said the tilt to a more Democratic council occurred with the influence of the city’s labor unions. In the District 2 race, organized labor spent a lot of money on negative mailers, attacking Zapf as a politician aligned with President Trump. The strategy may have been effective in a district where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a margin of 3 to 2.Rider said that public labor unions have always had a say in elections. By boosting one candidate as an ally of labor, Rider said unionized city workers, including police and firefighters are in a better position when it comes to getting work on some city projects and in negotiating pay and benefits with the city. “It ends up being a bidding contest and the person who will best represent the union’s interests, which is understandable actually, is the person they will back,” Rider said.Former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders who is now the President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce said the changing political landscape puts pressure on both sides to work together as collaborators. Sanders did not believe that the influence of the city’s labor unions should be regarded as a negative. “We work with them collaboratively on a number of issues, for example Measure G or SDSU West – we were in a coalition with labor. On the Convention Center expansion, we were in a coalition with labor,” Sanders said. He said labor and business groups should identify the big projects that benefit San Diego, “and then you work together on the outcome of them. i think it creates trust.” November 7, 2018 Changing the balance of power at San Diego City Hall Updated: 7:39 PM read more