Blaine “Cannonball’ Richter of Grande Prairie, was the repeat Rocky Road Race winner in Taylor, Sunday. He out sprinted Colter Young for the win in the 36 km., 2 lap event with a time of 1:07:00 hours. Pat Ferris was third at 1:17:19. Gary Hilderman was 4th at 1:22:31, Peter King 5th at 1:22:37 and Roger St. Jean 6th at 1:24:00. Kendra Young won the 18 km 1 lap event with a time of 41:47 minutes. Barb Polehoykie came in 10 seconds later. Bob Andrews was third at 42:55. Jolea Bilodeau was 4th at 42:59 and Rod Lewis 5th at 46:34. The Rocky Road Trophy Race was held on the gravely and muddy Peace View road. Eleven riders started out going through the muddy and snowy lower road section, progressed to the 2 km 10 percent gravel hill and then the gentle climb to the tee in the road. From then on it was a swift decent to the bottom.- Advertisement – Colter Young and Blaine Richter left Pat Ferris on the lower half of the uphill. Colter Young pulled away from Blaine on the hill on lap 2, gaining about a 30 second lead. Richter pulled back up to Young on the gentle climb to the tee. The two then descended the hill and headed to the finish with Blaine Richter holding off Colter Young’s late charge. Ferris rode the race virtually by himself with Peter King chasing. Gary Hilderman eventually caught King and the two rode together to the finish with Roger St. Jean chasing. Despite being covered with mud and grit from head to toe, all riders enjoyed the event. Coming up:The Spring Stage race and first 2 races of the 2009 challenge Cup Series.-Race #1 – Thursday Baldonnel time trial at 6:15 pm.-Race #2 – Friday Beatton River hill climb at 10 am (Challenge Cup 1)-Race #3 – Friday Beatton park – Alaska Highway – Gun range loop at 1 pm(Challenge Cup 1)-Race #4 – Saturday Beatton Park – to Mile 62 and return – 1 pm-Race #5 – Sunday Humpty’s and around the Beatton – Montney Store loop – 1 PMAdvertisement
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ASA leaders met with USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and FAS officials on the status of the WISHH SARAI project in Afghanistan and the pending submission of a WISHH proposal for a poultry feeding project in Ghana. ASA President Wade Cowan and Chairman Ray Gaesser, accompanied by CEO Steve Censky and ASA Washington staff, briefed Deputy Secretary Harden on the success of the SARAI project, which will end its four-year effort to expand soybean production and usage in Afghanistan at the end of the year. ASA leaders emphasized the key role WISHH plays in demonstrating U.S. grower support for international agriculture development in poor countries through USDA’s Food for Progress program. In the FAS meeting, ASA was joined by WISHH program coordinator Shannon Ward to discuss the specific accomplishments of the SARAI project and plans for the Ghana proposal. The deadline for submission of proposals for new Food for Progress projects in in mid-January, and awards are expected in the spring.
Kolkata: Refusing to interfere in the Panchayat election process on Tuesday, the Calcutta High Court dismissed a petition filed by the BJP and the Congress which sought court monitoring of the entire poll process. On the other hand, the State Election Commission (SEC) did not announce the dates for the polls even on Tuesday, being unable to arrive at a consensus with the state government.Justice Subrata Talukdar directed the SEC to hold meaningful consultations with all stakeholders on security arrangements for the Panchayat elections. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsJustice Talukdar also asked the state poll body to inform a division bench headed by Acting Chief Justice J. Bhattacharya on the security arrangements. Justice Talukdar also directed the opposition parties to approach the division bench over the same.The High Court asked senior advocate and Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee to file a complaint against state BJP president Dilip Ghosh, if he wished to, over the latter ‘s inflammatory speeches. Justice Talukdar asked Banerjee to file a separate petition, if he so desired, regarding this, and added that the court would then take up the matter. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe SEC was expected to announce the dates for the elections on Tuesday. Sourav Das, OSD of the state Panchayat department held an hour-long meeting with the officials of the commission at the SEC office at Rawdon Street on Tuesday afternoon. Das then went directly to Nabanna and met state Chief Secretary Malay De and other senior officials. He was scheduled to come back and hold another meeting with SEC but the meeting was postponed till Wednesday afternoon. It is learnt that the SEC wants to make a proper scrutiny of the court order and then announce the dates.Meanwhile, allowing the use of social networking platforms in the elections, the Court directed the SEC to accept the nominations of 11 candidates contesting the Panchayat polls at Bhangar in South 24 Parganas through WhatsApp.Justice Talukdar cautioned the state poll panel that the high court might even stall the poll process if the directive was not followed. According to the judge, the 11 candidates should be allowed to fight the polls.The high court’s ruling came following a petition filed CPI-ML Red Star leader Sharmishtha Chowdhury.
This story originally appeared on Reuters May 20, 2015 Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read Wal-Mart Stores Inc said that it would take a different approach to online growth than Amazon.com Inc by using its large network of stores as distribution points.But if the world’s largest bricks-and-mortar retailer is serious about competing more directly with Amazon – as it has suggested by testing a free shipping club – then it may have to spend well beyond a previously announced investment target on big distribution centers and other costs for its plan.Wal-Mart’s sluggish quarterly results that were released on Tuesday highlighted the importance of growing its online business.Online revenues grew 17 percent globally in the first quarter ended April 30, against a slight drop in overall sales. However, investments in e-commerce shaved 2 cents off the retailer’s earnings per share, equal to the cost impact in the quarter of its move to raise wages for entry level workers across the U.S.Because of the high growth rates, most analysts see merit in investing aggressively in e-commerce. But as Wal-Mart prepares to test a free shipping program aimed at undercutting Amazon on price, the prospect of competing with a rival that spends heavily on investments has raised some concerns.”They continue to try to grow e-commerce which is good because it is growing. But it comes at a cost,” said Brian Yarbrough, retail analyst at Edward Jones.Wal-Mart has said it would invest $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion on e-commerce this year. It plans to open four large dedicated fulfillment centers – adding to 11 facilities in operation already, and the dozens of conventional distribution centers refitted to help in the online push.But for Wal-Mart the biggest plus in its plan is a network of 4,500 stores. It already uses more than 80 for distribution, accounting for a fifth of its online deliveries on a unit basis. Wal-Mart booked $12 billion in online revenues last year.”We feel like that’s a great advantage that we can leverage,” Wal-Mart Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley said on Tuesday, when asked about competition with Amazon. He said his response was not particular to Amazon.Converting conventional distribution centers to handle e-commerce probably costs $20 million to $40 million dollars each, while building a large-scale fulfillment facility from scratch can cost $150 million, estimates Steven Osburn, director at Kurt Salmon specializing in supply chain.Given that, any attempt to catch up with Amazon could run into the billions of dollars, Osburn said. “However, finding ways to use their existing infrastructure better is a much cheaper way to go about it.” Even then, Wal-Mart would likely need at least 5 to 10 more dedicated fulfillment centers, Osburn said: “You are still probably talking a billion dollars plus in investment if this catches on.”Shipping costs are another concern. Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru estimates Amazon could be losing $2 billion a year on shipments to members of its Prime program, which offers free shipping on most items for a $99 annual fee.Wal-Mart’s pilot program is offering free shipping within three days for a fee of $50, half the cost of Prime.While Mulpuru believes Wal-Mart would find it difficult to put a big dent in Amazon’s market share, she reckons it could make gains by capitalizing on its strengths, such as its strong relationships with packaged goods makers and in groceries.David Cheesewright, head of Wal-Mart’s international division, pointed to the company’s strong position in online groceries in Britain as know-how that could be leveraged elsewhere.”I think particularly in the area of grocery, where product knowledge, understanding of the fresh supply chain, operational excellence, is going to be a key part of being successful in that space,” Cheesewright said on the media call after the release of its earnings.(Reporting by Nathan Layne; Editing by Bernard Orr)