Arcata native Wyatt Tucker strikes out season-high 11, Crabs top Wildcats 6-4

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first_imgArcata >> Wyatt Tucker sat in the dugout Wednesday night and watched another local, Hoopa Valley native Junior Davis, twirl one heck of a final start to the summer. Two nights later, the roles were reversed. The performance, however, was just as impressive. Tucker, who led Arcata High to its first-ever North Coast Section title in baseball in 2016, struck out a season-high 11 and allowed all of five hits in six innings of work in the Humboldt Crabs’ 6-4 win over the Auburn Wildcats on a …last_img


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first_imgLimited access to new agricultural technologies and delays in registering these put farmers at a disadvantage to overseas producers, who already have other advantages, including government subsidies, Absa says, adding that local farmers must be helped to gain access to markets beyond South Africa’s borders. “In addition, we insist that the farmers we finance use the most up-to-date agricultural technologies,” he said. “We need to address this holistically, and the Department of Agriculture has a significant role to play in this.” 8 September 2009 “In essence, we will fund the farmer, and the farmer will pay us with agricultural production.” As a result, many farmers operated at a loss, while around three percent simply left the business, Absa says, adding that farmers have no option but to control costs, become more productive and gain access to new markets. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Financial assistance “But that is easier said than done,” Janovsky said. “Local farmers are already the best in the world, and they are as productive as what the natural resources in South Africa allow. “But, as it now stands, most cannot simply produce more crops on the same land or increase the rate at which their cows produce calves.” In South Africa, farmers who want to export have to do it all by themselves, Absa says, adding that export is out of reach for all but the biggest players due to huge costs and legal constraints – and this is where the country’s banks have a role to play.center_img South African farmers need to access new markets and implement the latest technology if they are to become more competitive, while banks must expand their roles and introduce new products for the sector, says banking group Absa. “The truth is, on equal terms, South African farmers can compete with any farmer in the world, but farmers are hamstrung and many will not survive,” Janovksy said. “There is enormous potential, but it is being limited by access to international markets.” New agricultural technologies Rising input costs “Increasingly we are involved in the complete production and sales chain,” Absa Agribusiness GM Ernst Janovsky said in a statement last month. “For example, Absa Agribusiness will not only provide crop finance and insurance to a farmer, but will also act as broker, buyer and seller of his produce. According to the bank, South African farmers are facing difficult times, with input costs rising by more than 30% in 2008 – instead of the usual average annual three percent rise – due to rising fuel and fertiliser costs Janovsky said this required banks to help farmers manage price and production volatility. Price volatility could be dealt with through forwards, derivatives and futures contracts, while production risk could be limited through insurance products covering adverse climate conditions, disease and parasites. According to Absa, new agricultural technologies, like drought- or disease-resistant seeds, and new planting and irrigation techniques, are critical in overcoming biological limitations to increased productivity.last_img read more


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first_img10 September 2013Retailer Massmart is to use the international reach of US parent company Walmart to increase export opportunities for emerging South African wine makers under its Developing Wine Brand programme, the company said on Friday.This follows the successful entry of the popular Seven Sisters wines and Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s royal brand Bayede! Wines into the US and China respectively in the last year.Seven Sisters wines are now on the shelves of 300 Walmart stores in the US, after launching in 54 stores in August 2012, while Bayede! Wines recently shipped around 35 000 bottles to China, also under a contract with Walmart.Massmart said on Friday that it would be looking for superior quality wines from its Developing Wine Brand programme to recommend to Walmart.According to the company, the 19 participating brands have sold almost 17 000 bottles locally since the launch of the programme in March 2012. All 19 brands are now available in Makro stores as well as selected Game stores countrywide.“We have learnt so much during the first year and have been able to tweak the offering,” Massmart’s supplier development manager, Moshisi Lehlongwane, said in a statement.To begin with, participants received consulting advice on issues such as customer analysis, packaging and pricing. However, it soon became clear that getting the wines from farm to store was the biggest challenge, and Massmart now provides logistical support, with backing from Cool Wines.“We aim to achieve this by providing a route to market for our participating wines, mainly through Makro and other liquor chains in Massmart,” said Carolyn Barton, Makro’s national wine buyer. “We also assist with distribution, in-store marketing, promotional support and training.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


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first_imgVillagers stumbled upon a rare and beautiful idol of Mahavira, believed to be dating back to the 9th-10th century AD while levelling a field at the Parahata village in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district. Villagers installed the three-feet-high idol, discovered five days ago, in the village temple. A couple of years ago, a one-foot high statue of the Buddha made of red brass was also found while a farmer was tilling his field.“A contractor required soil to level a canal road passing through our village. Bhaguni, a villager, volunteered to even out his field. When the bucket teeth of the earthmover hit some hard substance, we advised the earthmover’s operator not to apply force. Then we carefully dug the area around the statue and brought it out,” said Parahata villager Bhawani Panda.Villagers say they have come across many earthen pots and other unrecognisable earthen items while levelling the field. They wonder if a proper excavation would reveal more.“The idol is in standing position on a lotus pedestal. We generally find single idols of Mahavira. Statues with images of deities as well as devotees carved on stone were widely in circulation in the 9th-10th century AD,” said Sunil Patnaik, archaeologist with the Odisha Institute of Maritime and South-East Asian Studies.last_img read more