Scotland has won four successive Six Nations games against Italy. It had never previously managed more than three wins in a row in the competition against one team.WHAT’S NEXT?Scotland is set to face a much sterner test next Saturday when it welcomes Ireland, last year’s Grand Slam winners, to Murrayfield. Italy is at home to Wales, which produced a dramatic comeback to beat France on Friday. 3 – Blair Kinghorn is the first player to score a hattrick for @Scotlandteam in the #GuinnessSixNations; the last player to manage that feat for Scotland in the Five Nations was Iwan Tukalo against Ireland in 1989. Triple. pic.twitter.com/rRsVSnetme— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 2, 2019Although Italy scored first through a Tommaso Allan penalty, Scotland was clearly superior and moved in front when a glorious cross-field kick from Finn Russell put Kinghorn over in the 11th minute.Sam Skinner hobbled off in a blow to the hosts, but Kinghorn soon added a second try following a swift move from right to left.Scrum-half Tito Tebaldi had been a late withdrawal for Italy, which also lost Allan to a head knock as its problems worsened, although the No.10 was able to return before the interval.The result was effectively sealed seven minutes into the second half when Tommy Seymour’s break pegged Italy back and Russell produced a neat grubber that Hogg dotted down with the fingertips of his left hand.Kinghorn showed nice footwork to complete his hat trick after good work from Jamie Ritchie and Harris added his name to the scoresheet before Italy rallied with the game beyond it. After Berghan had been yellow-carded following a string of infringements, Guglielmo Palazzani, Edoardo Padovani and Angelo Esposito all went over.PROLIFIC START FOR KINGHORNKinghorn now boasts six tries in seven starts for his country. The wing missed the chance to lay on an early score when he was well supported but soon was smiling after being presented with two routine finishes in the first half. The 22-year-old then produced a stylish step to complete his hat trick as Scotland surged to victory.PARISSE MAKES LANDMARK APPEARANCEWhile Kinghorn has only been an international for 12 months, the longevity of Italy skipper Sergio Parisse was highlighted on Saturday as he made his 66th Six Nations appearance – setting a competition record.66 – @sergioparisse is set to make a record 66th appearance in the Six Nations (currently level with Brian O’Driscoll on 65), he’s also made the most carries and metres in tournament history, as well as making the second most tackles and winning the third most turnovers. Legend. pic.twitter.com/w1U6lKgFo3— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 2, 2019KEY OPTA FACT Six Nations 2019: Wales has forgotten how to lose – Gatland revels in comeback Italy’s wretched losing streak in the Six Nations stretched to a record-breaking 18 matches as Blair Kinghorn scored a hat trick in a 33-20 victory for Scotland at Murrayfield.Without a win in this competition since their triumph in Edinburgh four years ago, Italy has now surpassed France’s run of 17 straight defeats in the Five Nations between 1911 and 1920. Kinghorn scored two early tries to put his side in control on Saturday and completed his hat trick – the first by a Scot in the Six Nations – either side of second-half scores for Stuart Hogg and Chris Harris.The final score in a bonus-point win for the hosts flattered Italy, which crossed three times in the final 10 minutes with Simon Berghan in the sin bin. Related News
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Tuesday that will require parental consent for girls under the age of 18 to get an abortion.Republican Senate President Bill Galvano announced the signing before the governor’s office did.“The serious and irrevocable decision to end a pregnancy involves undergoing a significant medical procedure that results, in many cases, in lifelong emotional and physical impacts. The parents of a minor child considering an abortion must be involved in such a substantial and permanent decision,” Galvano said in a statement to media after the bill signing.The new law expands on a current law that requires a girl’s parents are notified before she can have an abortion.The bill has a provision that will allow a girl to ask a judge for a waiver from the law in cases of abuse, incest or when involving a parent could cause more harm than allowing the procedure.
Oliver’s Shakeem Cox and Trevon Kendrick exchanged touchdowns, both receiving and throwing one to each other. A missed two-point conversion on the 10-yard pass that Cox threw in the second overtime was the difference in the game.Schenley 16, Allderdice 0Schenley defeated Allderdice 16-0 at Cupples Stadium last Thursday. “We got beat up,” said Allderdice coach Jerry Haslett. “We had a lot of kids injured but that was no excuse. They dominated us. The kids know that we can’t play like that if we want to compete.”The loss dropped Allderdice from second to third, allowing Brashear to leapfrog over them in the standings. Schenley is on a three-game winning streak.Perry 39, Wheeling Central Catholic 28Perry, who maintains a comfortable lead in the city, got a non-conference win against Wheeling Central Catholic, 39-28. Greg McGhee passed for three touchdowns and also ran for a couple for the Commodores. Chinelo Oparanozie led all rushers for Perry with 116 yards. He also scored on a 34-yard run.Carrick 11, Langley 8 A 20-yard field goal by Carrick’s Robert Fields with under a minute sent Langley to a fourth-place tie with Schenley, setting up an interesting fight in the upcoming stretch run. Carrick also scored on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Henry Myers to Zach Roche.Stephon Faye scored on a 5-yard run for Langley.(Follow our continuing coverage of the City League and add your comments to our website at www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com. D.W. Howze can be reached at [email protected] courier.com.) Brashear 21, Oliver 20, F/2 OTIn the closest game in the City League this year, Oliver fell that short of winning their first game since beating Peabody on Oct. 1. Brashear’s Adam Lynch was sure to prevent that from happening as the Bulls are looking to make yet another post season run. He completed 8 of 20 passes for 106 yards with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Gray and ran for a 10-yard score in the second overtime. Jawanza Bryant added an 8-yard scoring run. END ZONE CELEBRATION—Westinghouse’s Tirrell Harris (52) celebrates his TD after recovering a fumble in the end zone during a game against Peabody Oct. 16. at Cupples Stadium. The Highlanders defeated the Bulldogs 12-6 in the final meeting between the two schools.
10 September: Celebrate Our Beautiful Country Thousands of new visitors experienced South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ and went home with memories to last a lifetime. We impressed the world with our ability to unite for a common cause and create a legacy for our country and children. We now know what we can do when we stand together, so let’s do it again this Friday – by making sure our country stays beautiful for generations to come. Help a matric student with their homework.Collect old textbooks and give them to a library or school.Advise a student on post-matric career choices.Help a student to realise how important education is.Support your Class of 2010 – posterClass of 2010 Pledge – poster 3 September: Do Things Differently The 2010 Fifa World Cup™ marked a massive change in the way we see ourselves and the way the world sees us. This Friday, Fly the Flag for our ability to see things differently, to see challenges where others see obstacles, and no matter what, to make a plan. Do something differently, and acknowledge how each of us made the world see our country in a new light. Visit www.forgood.co.za for how to go about volunteering in your community.Find a young person in your community that you can mentor.Find out how you can work with your local SAPS to make your surroundings safer.Organise a visit to an old age home or hospice.Create your own volunteer project.Volunteer for an existing project.Do Good Week – poster Host a recycling day. Ask everyone to bring in paper, glass, plastic and tins to be recycled and given a new lease on life.Plant a tree at home, at school, at your office or in a community space.Host a clean-up day around the office, your school or community.Celebrate Our Beautiful Country – poster Instead of sending an e-mail, pick up the phone.Call an old friend.Celebrate those who have made a difference in your community, and join them. Put a suggestion box up where people can share their ideas on how to do things differently.Do Things Differently – poster Have a braai to celebrate your heritage – see Braai4Heritage.Wear clothes reflecting your culture.Spend time with someone else from a different culture and learn about their customs.Heritage Day – poster 25 August 2010 Each Friday for the next five weeks, South Africans have been called on to celebrate the things that combine to make them unique – each Friday offering a new theme, and new set of practical things that anyone can do to help build a united, prosperous country. Check out the programme. Put your soul into it!SA Legacy campaign explained27 August: Support your Class of 2010 During the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, South Africans united in support of their team and their country, in the process learning a valuable lesson – that together we can do anything we put our souls into. This Friday, pledge that same support to your Class of 2010 – by doing so, you can give them all the motivation and inspiration they need to succeed, not only in their final examinations, but also in life. Source: Brand South Africa 24 September 2010: Celebrate your Heritage We made the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ the most successful ever. We hosted the world and we celebrated our nation. If we were asked how we achieved what we did, the answer would be easy – because we are South Africans. This Friday, Fly the Flag for your South African Heritage and celebrate our diversity as our source of strength and resilience. We are the soul of South Africa. 17 September: Do Good Week When we stand as one, we can do anything. We can build stadiums. We can host the most successful Fifa World Cup™. So what if we all came together to do something good for each other? This Friday, Fly the Flag by volunteering some of your time and resources to South Africans who need it.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. corn acres were estimated at a shocking 93.6 million acres, up from the average estimate at 90 million acres. Corn was down 5 cents before the report came out. Within minutes it was 12-14 cents lower. Soybean acres were estimated at 82.2 million acres, down slightly from the 83.06 million acres trade estimate. Wheat acres were pegged at 49.5 million acres, down from trade estimates by nearly two million acres.It is going to take some time to get your head around a corn acres number that was over 3.5 million acres above trade estimates. The number does show the U.S. farmer’s love affair for corn does continue.U.S. corn stocks were estimated at 7.808 billion bushels, a new record for the March time frame. That estimate was just 7 million bushels below trade estimates. Soybean stocks were estimated at 1.531 billion bushels, 30 million bushels below trade estimates. U.S. wheat stocks were estimated at 1.372 billion bushels, 16 million bushels above the average trade estimate.Today’s report day is often called the biggest USDA report day of the year. It has plenty to offer with many numbers to consider. First of all, it is not a normal supply and demand report. No production or ending stocks numbers will be published. Instead, it consists of acres estimates along with quarterly grain stocks. USDA will provide their acres estimate of corn, soybean, wheat, cotton, and other grains in the U.S. With corn, soybeans, and wheat, the primary crops grown in the U.S. those three as a total will be the most watched number today. Here are the final numbers for those crops in 2015: corn 88.0 million acres, soybeans 82.7 million acres, and 54.6 million acres for wheat. The total acres for those three last year were 225.3 million acres.One can expect today to bring some violent and volatile price swings in the grains. Here’s why. The funds often use algorithms to read the headlines. Those algorithms read the numbers in the headlines. The headlines come out rapid fire. On a Reuters news feed you could easily see 10-20 headlines come out in 30 seconds or less. Computers then place orders to buy or sell depending upon the headline. With today’s reports containing both acres and grain stocks, the numbers could easily be exact opposites for the same grain. Example, the corn acres could be bullish, but yet the corn stocks number could be bearish. Or soybean acres could be bearish with the stocks number bullish. That is why you can see big ranges for corn and soybeans within a short period of time. Potentially you could see a 20-cent range in soybeans or a 10-cent range in corn in 30 minutes or less following the noon release of the USDA reports.Average trade estimates for 2016 acres are corn, 89.97 million acres; soybeans 83.06 million acres, and wheat, 51.47 million acres. It is no surprise that wheat acres for 2016 will be reduced from 2015. Fewer and fewer producers are following a typical rotation of corn, soybeans, and wheat. Wheat is being eliminated as the years pass due to quality concerns and the big monetary unknown it poses.U.S. quarterly grain stocks will also be released today. USDA measures both on-farm and off-farms grain stocks as of March 1, 2016. Here are the trader estimates for US grains: Corn at 7.801 billion bushels; soybean stocks 1.561 billion bushels; wheat stocks 1.356 billion bushels. Last year in March corn stocks of 7.75 billion bushels was a record.If corn or soybean stocks are sharply higher or lower than trader estimates, then you can begin to postulate that the yield estimates are off or demand projections of grain used are not correct. Soybean demand is pretty easy to figure. Soybeans are either exported or crushed. USDA provides weekly reports detailing soybeans exported. In addition a trade group that comprises 90% plus of U.S. crushing facilities provides a monthly crush report. Total corn is more difficult to determine with a large amount being used for livestock. Corn also has the weekly export report along with a weekly EIA energy report that details the amount of ethanol produced in the U.S. each week. Using normal industry standards that convert a bushel of corn into gallons of ethanol can provide a pretty accurate report of the number of bushels of corn used each week in the production of ethanol.Weather is already starting to again become a dominant feature in the grain markets. After all, it is spring. Spring is for planting. The current El Nino has long been known as the strongest of any in the past twenty years. However, it is quickly coming to an end, ending quicker than had been earlier projected. The next few months we will enter a neutral phase with La Nina coming into play later in the year. This neutral phase is already giving us dry weather concerns in the western and northern parts of the Midwest. Those dry weather concerns have played a role in the grain rally seen the past few weeks.Recent rains in the U.S. Delta have been slowing the typical corn planting pace. Already some have suggested we could see 1 to 1.5 million acres of corn in that area get switched to soybeans.What a big day down for corn so far at 12:45 pm. Soybeans have seen a huge range today of about 18 cents. You do have to think that corn is doing well not to be down even more that is as the 1 p.m. hour gets close and it is down 14-15 cents.Hang on, it is going to be another volatile year.
SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief PH triathletes dominate SEA Games tilt in impressive showing UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES READ: PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlonMangrobang, who is training in Portugal under coach Sergio Santos, is expected to fly back to her Rio Maiaor training camp.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNikko Huelgas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHuelgas is training under his Australian coach Brett Sutton.Both of them, according to Triathlon Association of the Philippines, have already been identified by team experts to have the best physical and psychological attributes to qualify for the Olympics. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Women’s triathlon gold medalist Kim Mangrobang. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — No rest for newly crowned triathlon royalties Nikko Huelgas and Marion Kim Mangrobang.After ruling the Southeast Asian Games competitions, they are expected to resume their training in hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program READ: Mangrobang can finally get good night’s sleep They will be entered in World Cup in Doha and another big tournament in Hong Kong by year end to gather as many world ranking points as possible.Mangrobang is now ranked 157th in the world, the highest for a Filipino, but is expected to rise further.“Our next big stop is the Asian Games,” said Trap secretary general Tom Carrasco.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games
MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast European nations Russia and Turkey have also submitted single-host bids, while South American nations Argentina and Uruguay are submitting a joint-hosting application.Bidding for the 2023 Fiba World Cup is still open until the end of August, the deadline for the submission of the Candidature Files.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Fiba Central Board will then meet each candidate’s parties and stakeholders in the coming months before deliberating on to which applicant the hosting rights will be awarded to.China will host the 2019 Fiba World Cup across eight cities, where 32 nations will fight for the Naismith trophy in the culmination of the new Fiba competition format. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Roach unbothered by Pacquiao’s sluggish starts in sparring Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Failing to claim the hosting rights for the 2019 event, the Philippines will make another bid anew, this time, joining forces with Japan and Indonesia for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.Fiba released a shortlist of candidates for the 2023 tilt on Thursday, unveiling the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) forming a united front with the Japan Basketball Association (JBA) and the Indonesian Basketball Association (PERBASI).ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed History is within Team Lakay’s reach with 3 fighters featured in 1st ONE Japan card P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash LATEST STORIES View comments While the 31-year-old out of Team Lakay is aware that Fernandes, the man he defeated for the belt, is eager for the win, but he knows he needs to be hungrier than his Brazilian opponent.“The Bibi I faced in my previous fight is the same Bibi I will face again but I won’t ever underestimate his skills because he’s that good of a fighter,” said Belingon (20-5) Thursday at Gloria Maris in Gateway during Team Lakay’s media lunch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I’ll train hard for this fight because I know he’s really hungry coming into the fight but I am hungrier than him. I’m hungrier for that victory.”Belingon had been on a six-fight winning streak since he lost to Fernandes in their first fight back in January of 2016 and this string of victories set up their second fight on November 9, 2018 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end It was a split decision win for Belingon but it was still a stinging loss to Fernandes (22-4), who hadn’t lost a fight since December of 2010 and had ruled the ONE Championship bantamweight division since 2013.Belingon said he has a different mindset coming into his third fight against Fernandez when he still entered the ring as the challenger.“Now I’m the champion and of course I’m always motivated because I’m the one holding the title,” said Belingon. “To remain as the champion I have to train hard and be at my best.”ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Belingon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It is said that familiarity breeds contempt, but for Kevin Belingon it creates hunger.Belingon is set to fight rival Biniano Fernades for the third time in his career but this time it’s the defense of his ONE World bantamweight championship.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 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
Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez remains on Arsenal radarby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez remains on Arsenal’s radar.El Desmarque says Arsenal are looking at is Real Madrid’s Vazquez, who the Gunners were linked with over the summer.Right winger Vazquez has been on the fringes of the Madrid team so far this season, the 28-year-old already has offers on the table from Arsenal, Roma and Bayer Leverkusen ahead of a possible January move.He has found himself behind Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in the thoughts of Real manager Zinedine Zidane – although he has managed one goal in six La Liga appearances so far this season.He could be open to a move when the transfer window opens in the new year, although Arsenal would have to cough up around £13m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@TeamSpeedKillsMissouri and South Carolina are both looking for a big SEC East win today, and each has a new quarterback at the helm for today’s game. Mizzou jumped out to an early lead, but the Gamecocks tied things up in a pretty unconventional way. In an attempt to avoid a sack, freshman quarterback Lorenzo Nunez heaved one up to star receiver Phraoh Cooper. A Tiger defensive back nearly makes a big pick, but instead bats the ball directly to Shon Carson, who takes it in for a game-tying touchdown.pic.twitter.com/PlLxtfnh6b— Brandon Larrabee (@TeamSpeedKills) October 3, 2015That’s pretty unlucky for Mizzou. The Tigers answered quickly, however, and took a 17-10 lead just moments later on a Drew Lock touchdown pass to Nate Brown.