Farmer hospitalised, 1 in custody after boat collision

first_imgSupenaam village farmer Lesley Moses is currently a patient at the Suddie Public Hospital on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two, nursing injuries he sustained to his chest and right leg following a boat collision that occurred at about 15:30h on Friday at Karabarow, Essequibo River.The 51-year-old Moses was reportedly with four other farmers, travelling in his 12’ x 4’ boat which is propelled by a 15 hp engine, when another boat, captained by a female farmer of Wakenaam and proceeding at a fast rate, collided with his boat.The collision caused everyone to be thrown overboard.Following the collision, the female captain rescued the men, and Moses was rushed to the Suddie Hospital, where he was admitted. None of the other famers received any injury.The female captain has been taken into Police custody as investigations continue.last_img read more

Young farmers gaining ground

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ty HigginsOne of the most popular statistics thrown around about agriculture is that the average age of the American farmer is 58. Although this figure is causing some anxiety in the industry, my journeys throughout the 2018 planting season has me focusing on another stat. After hopping into tractor cabs all over the state, I realized that my random stops had me, a 40-year-old, feeling a little older than I normally do on a given day of hanging out with producers.After riding along with Roger Tobias (25), Reggie Rose (26) and Owen Niese (23) it would be hard to convince me that only 2% of established farmers in America are less than 35 years of age. Equally as difficult would be to convince these young farmers that there is no future for them in agriculture.“The past 3 to 4 years we have really taken off in the size of the operation,” said Tobias, who farms in Pickaway, Madison, Richland and Ashland Counties. “A lot of that actually has a lot to do with the low commodity markets and other farmers deciding to get out of farming at the same time we were able to be competitive.”Reggie Rose and his family have a dairy operation in Mercer County and despite the long-term price dip that milk has seen, Rose is looking for ways to be optimistic and flexible to continue to do what he loves.“Things will come around. I compare what is happening now in our industry to what happens in chickens and hogs when the little guys were pushed out,” Rose said. “Dairy has come to that faster than I ever thought but we’re hanging in there so I guess someday if we have to milk a thousand cows or just raise heifer for another thousand cow operation that will work too.”As for Niese, when he isn’t planting corn or soybeans he and his Dad are planting tile, which is keeping them plenty busy these days in Crawford County.One of my Cab Cam stops what not like the others when I found Al Walton planting corn for what would be his last time in the Hardin County field.“I started farming in 1972 after I got out of high school, so I have been at this for a little while,” Walton said. “After harvest the plan is to retire and turn all of my rented ground over to a family that has some ground but has some room to grow. Hopefully they can take this opportunity to grow their farm for years to come.”That amazing windfall of acres will be more than a shot in the arm for Lee Turner, who is a 23-year-old that is part of the family that Walton will be transferring ground to. The amount of acres Turner will have next year will quadruple what he runs in 2018. This fearless farmer is ready for what most would see as a daunting challenge.“It is both nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time,” Turner said. “It’s going to take more equipment and more manpower for sure and it will be a challenge but we are certainly looking forward to it.”It has been a thrill to get to know these young guns of Ohio agriculture over the past month and I can’t wait to see what they are able to do for years to come. Take it from me, the state’s #1 industry is in good hands.last_img read more

Gilas Cadets applying finishing touches to SEA Games title defense bid

first_img“We won’t have that inside presence, but we will have Christian (Standhardinger),” said Uichico. “So we’ll see.”The 6-foot-8 big man from Munich, who was born to a Filipina mother, will fly straight to Kuala Lumpur from Beirut where he is playing with the senior Gilas squad in the Fiba Asia Cup.Uichico said they will play Far Eastern University, National University and Adamson as they rev up for their SEA Games defense. ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Nepomuceno admits gold hunt will be tough in Kuala Lumpur Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netA convincing victory wasn’t enough to make Gilas coach Jong Uichico confident about his team’s chances in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games.The Gilas Cadets trimmed Ateneo, 86-79, Tuesday at Moro Lorenzo Gym and Uichico used the match as a chance to measure the team’s preparedness for a tournament the country has dominated for decades.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “I like it so far; I like what I was seeing,” Uichico told the Inquirer. “But we have many things to work on that I can tell based on how we played.”“I was experimenting out there and Ateneo was using all its players,” the nine-time PBA champion coach said. He did not go into details of the preparation, however.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBannered by Kiefer Ravena and Ray Parks, the national team will fly to Kuala Lumpur with the main bulk of Team Philippines on Aug. 18.Uichico won’t have naturalized player Marcus Douthit in the team this time. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more