Hernandez led the attack on Monday with a goal and assist. Also scoring goals for California were Paz, Amezquita and Christian Soto. The final CIF-Southern Section playoff berth from the Del Rio League will also be decided today. First-place El Rancho and No. 2 Santa Fe have already clinched spots, leaving California, Whittier and La Serna to fight it out for the final bid. The Condors (5-4 in league) are in the catbird seat, needing a victory over visiting Whittier (3-4-2) today to cinch their bid. La Serna needs to defeat second-place Santa Fe and then hope for a Whittier victory, while the Cardinals need a win and a Santa Fe win to leapfrog the Condors and Lancers. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! El Rancho, winner of seven of its first eight league games, had already clinched a share of the Del Rio League championship and only needed to win one of its final two encounters – Monday against California or today vs. Pioneer – to nail down the title outright. California, meanwhile, had dropped four of its past six since beginning league play 3-0. Sometimes, things are not as they appear. Take the case of the El Rancho High School boys soccer team. At first glance, it appeared the first-place Dons may have overlooked California when the two Del Rio League teams faced off on Monday afternoon. But Dons coach Dominic Picon disputed any notion that El Rancho was on autopilot after his team dropped a 4-2 setback to the host Condors. “The kids wanted to win it outright (Monday),” Picon said. “They wanted it, especially against California, the team that was the undisputed favorite to win league this year. “I think we were pretty confident. I just think we didn’t capitalize on our (scoring) opportunities. We didn’t play poorly, we just didn’t play as well as we could.” California coach Dave Rolfe, meanwhile, was very pleased with his team’s performancein the 4-2 win. “We’re more than a one-man team,” said Rolfe, whose team has been led by senior forward Michael Paz this season. “Everybody stepped up (Monday). Arturo Hernandez busted his butt out there. Frank (Amezquita), our sweeper, played great. Everybody just worked hard.”
12 April 2012Already well loved by local and international tourists, the town of Wupperthal in the Cederberg mountains of the Western Cape now boasts a new, community-driven offering – the Cederberg Donkey Cart Route.Speaking at the launch of the third phase of project on Wednesday, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said it would give visitors to the town – also well-known for its Rooibos and Buchu production – an authentic cultural and wilderness experience deep in the majestic Cederberg mountains of the Cape West Coast.The project will see the development of a three-day tour through the Cederberg mountain area and Heuningvlei, and a donkey trek route through Heuningvlei with accommodation for overnight visitors.The donkey is the traditional means of transport in the rugged Cederberg, and the locals have long used their carts to carry their produce to the larger town of Clanwilliam.The initiative, part of the Department of Tourism’s national rural strategy, aims to create a community-driven bed and breakfast operation, catering for international and domestic tourists.“The development of rural tourism can make a powerful contribution to poverty alleviation in areas that are often characterised by poverty,” Van Schalkwyk said.“The department will focus more weight towards supporting tourism in rural areas with the involvement of rural communities,” he added.The third phase of the project is expected to provide over 200 locals with experiential job training coupled with social upliftment programmes and tourism industry awareness activities.The department’s rural strategy has identified the Cape West Coast as a node for tourism development, along with the Karoo, Maluti Drakensburg, Bushbuckridge and Vhembe nodes, all of which have high potential for tourism development.Source: BuaNews, with additional reporting by SAinfo
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cooler temperatures and scattered rain events were the norm for most of the State last week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending September 1. Topsoil and subsoil moisture rated adequate and surplus increased from the previous week. Some crops began to show stress from continued rainfall. Warmer temperatures were reportedly needed for some late planted crops. In areas where fields weren’t too wet, producers were able to spray fungicides and herbicides, apply manure, and till prevent plant acres. Although wet conditions hindered crop progress in some areas, rains were generally beneficial to corn and soybean growth. Corn and soybeans rated in good to excellent condition showed a slight increase from the previous week. Alfalfa hay second cutting and oat harvest wrapped up last week. Progress was made in both alfalfa and other hay third cutting and a few producers were able to start alfalfa fourth cutting.
FAST Search and Transfer announced record revenues for 2Q 2006 of $38.5 Million and growth of 60%. Autonomy announced record results for Q2 2006 with profits up 351% to $27.9 Million. Endeca announced record results for Q2 2006, achieving 116% year-over-year revenue growth. That does seem hot!Forrester sees these three companies as having the widest presence across the scope of all search solution areas. Of the three, Forrester sees Endeca as the underdog, praising Endeca’s technology as being the superior product, but predicting that Endeca will have a difficult time because of their very weak product strategy, weak services, few active users, and weak partnerships with systems integrators. (Although it does seem a bit odd that Endeca should rate so high by Forrester on current product quality and yet so low on future product strategy.)Forrester considers FAST to be the Enterprise Search leader, but sees a neck-and-neck race with Autonomy. In the Fall of 2005, Autonomy appeared as the market leader in Gardner’s Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant, and that was just prior to Autonomy’s acquisition of Verity.Other strong performers noted by Forrester include Google, IBM, Microsoft and Entopia. But these companies are not currently competing in the most sophisticated realms of search. They tend to provide basic corporate search across medium and small-scale systems that don’t require fast high-volume processing. But the attack from these companies on the lower end, notably from Microsoft’s SharePoint 2007, are expected to lead to steep price declines in Search.As the volumes of unstructured data continue to grow exponentially, the importance of Search technology is clear. New Idea Engineering has an interesting article that describes how many of today’s search technologies don’t scale well in managing the predicted explosion of content growth. The challenge of providing high-quality relevant results will continue to keep search technology hot for some time. The Enterprise Search heat wave continues. Back in 2004, KMWorld declared Enterprise Search hot. And now an updated report from Forrester last week says that the field is still scorching as we move into 2007.Forrester names the top three company leaders in Enterprise Search to be FAST, Autonomy and Endeca. Record second quarter 2006 profits and revenues for all three of them back up Forrester’s observation.
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LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Vietnam ruled the event with 8.43, while Thailand was second with 8.37.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Former world champion Rani Ortega hugged the three jins, whom she had mentored after the scores were flashed on the screen of the KLCC Hall 1.It was a big relief for the Philippine taekwondo team here as Malaysian competitors were getting scores deemed too high for their performances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We didn’t play like we are the defending champion. We still worked on it like this was our first time,” said Dustin.Dustin and Raphael won the same event in 2013 with a different teammate, and the 2015 edition with Reyes in tow. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Cavs ‘re-evaluating’ Irving-Thomas swap following post-trade physical—report MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “I said to myself I will avenge my defeat,” said a teary-eyed Reyes after it was clear that they won the gold. Malaysia was second and Indonesia was third (8.04).Reyes, earlier, vied for gold but ended up with bronze in the men’s individual event which the Malaysian took.The trio won bronze in the World Championships in 2014 before bagging the 2015 SEA Games gold in Singapore.“We are very happy because we worked very hard for it,” said Dustin who along with the team also won bronze in the 2016 World Championships in Peru and this year’s Korea Open.The women’s team of Jocel Lyn Ninobla, Rinna Babanto and Juvenille Faye Crisostomo in poomsae won bronze in the event with a score of 8.27.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Philippine poomsae team of (L to R) Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Raphael Enrico Mella performs its routine in the finals of men’s poomsae team event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The Filipinos took home the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines scored a gold medal in taekwondo men’s team poomsae via defending champion Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. Saturday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games Saturday.Completing a routine with grace and snap, the Philippines accumulated 8.40 points to overcome title favorite Malaysia (8.34).ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters
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