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first_imgUganda’s agriculture ministry says all bird specimen collected along lake victoria tested positive to the highly pathogenic avian influenza.The samples were from carcasses of the white winged black tern birds that settle along the lake.Wildlife authorities reported sudden deaths of the bird specie early this month.Other samples that tested positive were of domestic birds on another landing site on lake victoria.“It is a complicated situation because the birds are flying and we cannot decide where they are going next..so the most important strategy is to give information to people..not to touch these birds which have died.” Said Anne Rose Ademun, Veterinary OfficerThere are no known cases of human infection so far. Ugandan officials however say the risk to public health from the virus is still very low.Uganda remains a major migratory route for birds and investigations are under way to understand the origin of the disease.last_img read more

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first_imgThe International Business Machines Corp. is ramping up its digital skills training program to accommodate as many as 25 million Africans in the next 5 years, looking toward building a future workforce on the continent.The tech giant plans to make an investment of $70million to roll out the training initiative in South Africa, a country where 31% of people between 15 and 24 are unemployed, according to statistics South Africa. Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt are among other countries that are set to benefit from the program, as it will enable the company to expand the project across the continent.“Africa will have the largest workforce by 2040 and IBM wants to lay the foundation blocks to build a digital workforce,’’ Juan Pablo Napoli, head of IBM Skills Academy, said by phone from Dubai. “We will be providing a free cloud-based learning platform able to train people from basic computer skills to high-end app development.”The move may help bring and keep digital jobs in Africa instead of losing them to India, said Hamilton Ratshefola, IBM’s country manager for South Africa. As many as 50,000 such jobs are currently farmed out from Africa, predominantly to India, Ratshefola said.“If the program is implemented successfully over the five-year period all these jobs can be moved to Africa, where people will be equipped with the right set of skills,” he said.The company has partnered with the United Nations in extending the initiative throughout Africa. IBM is also talking to a number of other potential partners, including mobile-phone companies, to further scale the program, Ratshefola said. In South Africa, IBM already is working with phone carrier Vodacom Group Ltd., he said.(Bloomberg.com)last_img read more

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first_imgOmar al-Bashir wins Sudan’s elections Sudan’s al-Bashir says protests won’t lead to regime change Civilians hold the national flag at a barricade as members of Sudanese pro-democracy group demonstrate on the anniversary of a major anti-military protest, as groups loyal to toppled leader Omar al-Bashir plan rival demonstrations, in Khartoum, Sudan June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin AbdallahProtests erupted across Sudan on Tuesday as citizens demand greater civilian rule in the transitional government tasked with leading the country towards democracy following last eyar’s ouster of long-serving president Omar al-Bashir.Waving flags, tens of thousands of demonstrators poured onto the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and other towns including Khartoum North, Omdurman and Kassala.Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok governs the country alongside the military which helped remove al-Bashir from power.The coalition was mandated to stay in power for a two-year transitional period after which Sudan should conduct democratic elections, but some parts if the deal have not been met, including appointing civilian state governors and establishing a parliament.Hamdok’s government has an uphill task of reviving the country’s economy which has been battered for years by sanctions and inflation.Reuters reports the country’s inflation to have surpassed 100 percent.Last week, foreign donor nations pledged $1.8 billion at a conference hosted by Germany to help Sudan overcome the economic crisis hampering its transition. But the pledges were well below the $8 billion in aid Hamdok has said is needed.The crisis has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic which has slowed down global economy as countries are forced to divert resources to health responses.Hamdok on Monday issues a national statement in a bid to appease the disgruntled citizens, saying he would in two weeks announce major decisions on the way forward.He gave no details, but added: “The transitional government …(is) aiming to achieve the highest levels of consensus and popular approval.”Relatedcenter_img Sudan’s al-Bashir says social media-planned protests won’t lead to regime changelast_img read more

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first_imgSteps to increase support for people with autism and improve public understanding of the condition have been announced ahead of World Autism Awareness Week 2019.In partnership with Queen Margaret University, a National Autism Implementation Team will work across children and adults services to improve the diagnosis process and care pathway for autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD.To improve public perception, an awareness campaign with the charity Inspiring Scotland will encourage people to see autism as a different way of thinking – rather than a disorder that can be cured. It will also highlight the many strengths people with autism can bring to society.The Scottish Government will also be working with Scottish Autism to improve the support given to newly diagnosed autistic people and their families, and steps are being taken with Education Scotland to refresh the autism resource available to all schools.Minister for Mental Health Clare Haughey said:“We want Scotland to be an inclusive society in which everyone can play a full role and we are absolutely committed to changing attitudes and to showing the positive contributions that people with autism can make.“These next steps will build on the work and progress we have made since the Scottish Government published the first Scottish Strategy for Autism in 2011. We want everyone to receive the support they need to reach their full potential, in the most suitable environment with a range of provisions in place to ensure this is the case.”Celia Tennant, Chief Executive of Inspiring Scotland, said:“We strive for a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage, and welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving the lives of autistic people. These steps aim to increase society’s understanding of autism, to move away from stereotypes and to make clear the many strengths autistic people bring to society.“We are proud to be a partner in this programme and look forward to working with autistic people, charities and organisations to create change for autistic people in Scotland.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInlast_img read more

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first_imgDave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairymanEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.com To find news in your region, click on its link below.advertisementadvertisementEASTMIDWESTNORTHWESTSOUTHWEST—EASTNortheast antitrust lawsuit settled, but not overU.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss approved a $50 million settlement agreement in a 7-year-old Northeast dairy antitrust lawsuit, spawning two new potential lawsuits related to the case.The class-action lawsuit (Allen v. Dairy Farmers of America Inc., No. 5:09-CV-230) was initially filed in 2009. It alleged Deans Foods, dairy cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and its marketing arm, Dairy Marketing Services (DMS), were involved in anticompetitive milk marketing conduct within Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) 1.Dean Foods agreed to a $30 million settlement in 2011. The June 7 ruling by Judge Reiss, in the U.S. District Court of the District of Vermont, finalizes a $50 million on-again, off-again settlement with DFA/DMS.Read: Northeast milk marketing antitrust lawsuit settlement agreement revisedadvertisementUnder the DFA/DFS settlement, which was subject to an April 29 “fairness hearing,” DFA will pay about 8,860 dairy farmers an average of about $4,000. The settlement creates dairy advisory council and farmer ombudsman positions to oversee future dairy farmer interests.DFA agreed to the settlement without admitting wrongdoing.“We are pleased with the judge’s decision to approve the settlement of this case,” said Monica Massey, senior vice president and chief of staff for DFA. “While we believed these allegations were without merit and the activities of DFA, DMS and other affiliated milk marketing cooperatives in the Northeast benefitted all dairy farmers, litigation is both costly and distracting. For these reasons, settling the matter is in the best interest of our members. We want to thank our many farmer-owners for their support and advocacy on our behalf as they communicated the positive benefits of DFA’s milk marketing efforts.”New lawsuits pendingDespite the ruling, the books on the case are not closed.At Progressive Dairyman’s editorial deadline, Jonathan and Claudia Haar, dairy farmers from West Edmeston, New York, were preparing an appeal. Details of that appeal were not yet available.advertisementThe Haars, among listed plaintiffs in the DFA/DFS lawsuit, contend Judge Reiss issued prejudicial and legally questionable rulings in advance of approving the settlement agreement. Among those actions, the Haars allege Judge Reiss appointed pro-settlement representatives to the settlement negotiating team.The Haars said they will continue to press for enforcement of federal antitrust laws.“We’re just looking to get the law enforced,” Jonathan Haar said. “If they are violating the law, they should be held accountable.”Separately, about 125 farmers who opted out of the settlement agreement are preparing another lawsuit. That group has retained Boston trial attorneys Nystrom, Beckman and Paris LLP, according to Mike Eby, a Pennsylvania dairy farmer and chairman of the National Milk Producers Organization (NDPO). NDPO is not formally involved in the lawsuit.“Not only are we seeking greater compensation, but we feel this option gives us the best hope DFA and DMS will be forced to answer to the antitrust allegations in the case and not simply buy their way out,” Eby said.Citing pending legal action, Eby declined further comment on that lawsuit.Read: Separate lawsuit sought in Northeast antitrust casePennsylvania groups conducting ‘Fill a Glass with Hope’ programFeeding Pennsylvania and industry partners Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association are combining to provide milk for eight local food banks.The first-ever statewide charitable milk program, Fill a Glass with Hope, provides a means for food banks to purchase milk for the families they serve. Funds are raised through grants, corporate sponsors and individual donors who share a goal in providing fresh milk to those who need it most.Launched during the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Fill a Glass with Hope has raised more than $325,000 for Feeding Pennsylvania food banks to purchase milk directly from area processors. Each $1 donated provides eight servings of milk.In 2016, the Fill a Glass with Hope program has been expanded to include all eight food banks that make up the Feeding Pennsylvania network.Learn more at www.feedingpa.org/milk.Dairy farmers vote to continue Georgia Milk ProducersGeorgia dairy farmers voted to continue Georgia Milk Producers Inc. (GMP) for another three years. The May mail referendum passed by 93 percent, with 79 ballots voting in favor and six against.GMP is a dairy producer advocacy organization funded by a penny-per-hundredweight assessment on all milk produced in Georgia. Separate from the state’s dairy promotion organization, GMP has worked on issues affecting herd health testing requirements, taxes and environmental regulations.GMP was also instrumental in organizing and funding the Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation (GDFY), and currently provides administrative oversight of GDFY and the Mobile Dairy Classroom.‘Meet your milk’ event set in New HampshireThe University of New Hampshire (UNH) Agricultural Experiment Station and Granite State Dairy Promotion will host a “meet your milk” event, June 18. The annual statewide event will be held at the UNH Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It features free New Hampshire-made milk and ice cream, wagon rides, tours and visits with the UNH milking cows and calves.According to Granite State Dairy Promotion, a nonprofit organization funded by New Hampshire dairy farmers, New Hampshire has approximately 130 dairy farms with an average of 115 cows per farm. The New Hampshire dairy industry strongly impacts state and local economies with more than $141 million in total output, 3,717 jobs and more than $19 million in labor income.MIDWESTJaspers named South Dakota secretary of agricultureMike Jaspers, Minnehaha County farmer, has been named South Dakota’s secretary of agriculture, effective July 5. He succeeds Lucas Lentsch, who resigned in March to become executive chief officer of the Midwest Dairy Association (MDA).A native of northeast South Dakota, Jaspers operates a diversified crop and livestock farm in McCook, Hutchinson and Marshall counties.In addition to operating his farm and holding management positions in several agricultural businesses, Jaspers served in the South Dakota State Legislature from 1997-2005, and as state director of USDA-Rural Development from 2007-2008.Lentsch succeeds retiring MDA CEO Mike Kruger, effective July 1.Western Iowa Dairy Alliance plans open houseThe Western Iowa Dairy Alliance’s ninth annual June Dairy Month open house will be held June 22, 4-7 p.m. at Maassen Dairy in Maurice, Iowa. Learn more about attending and supporting the open house at wiadairy.com.Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board elections heldWisconsin Ag Secretary Ben Brancel certified Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) election results. Seven state dairy farmers will assume three-year terms on the 25-member dairy promotion board, effective July 1.• Mark Leder, Gleason, District 3 (Lincoln, Oneida, Price and Taylor counties).• Vivian Thompson, Cadott, District 6 (Chippewa and Eau Claire counties).• Jeff Strassburg, Wittenberg, District 9 (Shawano and Waupaca counties).• Ken Heiman, Marshfield, District 12 (Portage, Waushara and Wood counties).• Mary Cook, Wilton, District 15 (Adams, Juneau and Monroe counties).• Dean Strauss, Sheboygan Falls, District 18 (Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha counties).• Kevin Wallaser, Desoto, District 21 (Crawford and Vernon counties).• Tina Hinchley, Cambridge, District 24 (Dane and Jefferson counties).Of the 3,233 dairy producers living in the election districts, 12 percent returned ballots.Ramirez is new Iowa State University dairy specialistHugo Ramirez has joined the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff as a dairy specialist. He will also serve as an assistant professor of animal science at Iowa State University, based in Ames, Iowa.Ramirez comes to Iowa State after two years as a research scientist and assistant professor in Texas. He worked as an assistant professor and director of the Southwest Regional Dairy Center at Tarleton State University and research scientist with Texas A&M AgriLife.Ramirez completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in animal science at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. While at Nebraska he conducted research in dairy nutrition, including the evaluation of corn silage hybrids and ethanol co-products for dairy cows.He can be reached via e-mail at hramirez@iastate.edu.NORTHWESTAnimal activists seek Utah ‘ag-gag’ judgmentA Utah law designed to protect livestock farmers from animal activists’ video surveillance has received renewed attention.The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a motion for summary judgment in their challenge to the law, seeking to have it struck down as unconstitutional. The lawsuit, the first in the nation to challenge a so-called “ag-gag” law, was filed in 2013.Washington State Dairy Ambassador Coronation is June 25The 2016 Washington State Dairy Ambassador Coronation will be held June 25, at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, Washington.Finalists are Becca Bartelheimer, Allyson Carothers, Caitlin Meek, Tiana Peterson, Jana Plagerman and Alicia Smaciarz.Advance tickets are required. Contact Gloria Edwards at gloria.wsdw@hotmail.com or (360) 273-7313.SOUTHWESTSTAR Fund helps Texas farmersTexas farmers negatively impacted by last spring’s flooding may be eligible to receive financial assistance through the State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund.The STAR program is funded through private contributions by individuals and businesses, and is designed to help farmers and ranchers respond to and recover from natural disasters. Funds may be used to rebuild fences, restore operations and pay for other agricultural relief efforts.TDA is currently accepting applications for grants, which are available in areas where a state of disaster declaration has been issued by the governor.Arizona Milk Producers celebrate winning combination of milk, Olympic teamsA 100-foot larger-than-life Olympic logo on an Arizona dairy farm celebrates the winning combination of the U.S. Olympic team and milk. The logo, created using eco-friendly paint, is located at Jim Boyle Jr.’s 2,500-cow dairy farm in Mesa, Arizona.The fluid milk promotion campaign, Milk Life, is co-sponsoring the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. The logo also kicked off a month-long June Dairy Month celebration.Milk Life has signed on to support the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams through the Rio 2016, PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The initiative will educate consumers about the nutritional benefits of milk, and provide Team USA athletes with the support of hundreds of dairy industry groups.Arizonans can join in on the celebration, including an online enter-to-win contest for the chance to win free Shamrock Farms milk and co-branded Milk/Team USA swag and more.See an overhead view on the Arizona Milk Producers website.Gene Koopman, former Milk Producers Council president, diesCalifornia’s Milk Producers Council (MPC) is mourning the loss of Gene Koopman, longtime California dairyman and former MPC president. Koopman, 73, passed away May 31 after a lengthy battle with health issues.Koopman served on MPC’s board for 18 years, including 10 as president. He was a fixture in the Chino Valley dairy industry, serving on numerous boards, including nearly 20 years as a director for the Inland Empire Utilities Agency.  PD A U.S. district court judge approved a $50 million settlement agreement in a 7-year-old Northeast dairy antitrust lawsuit, spawning two new potential lawsuits related to the case. Feeding Pennsylvania and industry partners Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association are combining to provide milk for eight local food banks. A 100-foot larger-than-life Olympic logo on an Arizona dairy farm celebrates the winning combination of the U.S. Olympic team and milk. This and other U.S. region-by-region dairy news can be found here.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Nick BroulisAs we get closer to the first preseason Cleveland Browns game of the new season, when they host the Washington Redskins, on August the 8th, the Broulis Beat Report will finish off the defensive side of the ball with a look at the front seven.THE LINEBACKERSAside from the offensive line, linebacker might be one of the weaker units on this 2019 Cleveland Browns team.Joe Schobert is at linebacker on the outside and has played well since his rookie season. When it comes to coverage skills, Schobert is really good. As for his tackling, Schobert needs to improve on that. I think Schobert is a solid player and when he’s not on the field, the defense looks lost. This is the final year of his contract, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Browns handle Schobert, especially with the additions of rookies Sione Takitaki and Mack Wilson.Up next is Christian Kirksey. In 2018, Kirksey started seven games, then came the home game against the Carolina Panthers when Kirksey hurt his hamstring and was done for the season. Kirksey is under contract through the 2021 season, but again, we don’t know what John Dorsey’s plans are with Takitaki and Wilson. The good thing is, every team needs quality depth. Also, we shall see how well Kirksey plays after being off for half a year. Both Schobert and Kirksey are really good at running from sideline to sideline. They both have to get better in run defense.Now that I’ve brought up the rookies in the previous two sentences, let’s actually talk about them.In the 2019 draft, Cleveland selected Takitaki out of BYU. Takitaki is best known, on the field, for being a high energy player who loves to hit hard. I’m anticipating Takitaki seeing the field quite often this year. Whether that be on special teams or as an extra linebacker. I’m also hoping that Sione pushes hard for a spot.Fellow rookie linebacker Mack Wilson is from Alabama and was a fifth-round pick for Cleveland. Another linebacker that is big and can run. I’d like to see how well Wilson can be once he gets enough playing time, which may be this year or next.This position is thin as you can see and behind Takitaki and Wilson, you’ll hear the names Ray Ray Armstrong, Adarius Taylor and Willie Harvey among others.DEFENSIVE LINEGoing from a weakness to a strength is the defensive line for the Browns.When the Browns traded for Odell Beckham Jr., it was originally a separate trade from also acquiring edge rusher Olivier Vernon. After the trades were complete, they just decided to call it all one trade.Dorsey traded Emmanuel Ogbah to Kansas City, it was because Dorsey felt Ogbah wasn’t getting the job done. Myles Garrett needs someone opposite him to put more pressure on the offensive line.Vernon has been in the NFL since being drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2012. Injuries have played a role in Vernon being able to play an entire season the past two seasons. The Browns are hoping that Vernon stays healthy for most of the season and that he can be a disruptive force opposite Myles Garrett. Cleveland would love for Vernon to be the player he was in 2013, when he had 11.5 sacks. If not that, then the player he was in 2016, when he had 8.5 sacks.During free-agency, Cleveland wanted to improve their defensive line and improving their pass-rush. Quarterbacks hate pressure up the middle. Dorsey signed Sheldon Richardson to a three-year deal worth $37 million. Richardson is known for his ability to cause chaos in the middle of the line and Cleveland needs that badly. Richardson was drafted by the New York Jets and later spent time with Seattle and Minnesota.When it comes to pressure up the middle, Larry Ogunjobi has been a solid addition for the Browns. A third-round pick back in 2017 by Cleveland, Ogunjobi is the type of player you look for in the mid to later rounds of the draft. This was a great find. Ogunjobi isn’t going to rack up a lot of stats for you and won’t be a team’s sack leader, but he causes a lot of problems up the middle. I said in the previous paragraph that the Browns need that.The Browns made Garrett the number one overall pick in the draft three years ago. In year one, Garrett had 7 sacks in 11 games. Last year, in 16 games, Garrett racked up 13.5. Now that Myles has some help on the other side with Vernon, teams won’t be able to double Garrett any longer and that should help increase Garrett’s sack total. At 6’4 and 272 pounds, Myles is a load to handle, especially with his athleticism.Other players to listen for and keep an eye on when it comes to the line are Chris Smith, Brian Price, Trevon Coley, Genard Avery who had a good rookie season, Chad Thomas, Carl Davis and Anthony Zettel.Cleveland, on paper, has one of the better and deepest defensive lines in the league. If the Browns can improve their run defense and create more sacks, this defense can be scary. NEOSI Staff Related TopicsBrownsChristian KirkseyJoe SchobertMyles GarrettNFLlast_img read more

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first_imgDusek: “This is our final week of school before our Christmas break and Central Pen schools will be closed for the next two weeks after that and second semester starts up on January 5th. Now, on Friday there is an in service day, there is no school for students, that is the end of the first semester.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Today is the final day of school for local students before the Christmas break. Interim Superintendent Sean Dusek… To view the full school calendar, click here: KPBSD Calendar.last_img read more

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first_imgAnchorage Attorney Jim Gottstein filed the lawsuit against the State and is representing himself. Gottstein owns the building adjacent to the Anchorage LIO and says the $40 million lease should have gone through a public bidding process. Judge McKay may issue a decision next week. Legislative Affairs insists it was appropriate to allow a no-bid lease because it was essentially an extension of the previous lease, despite a significant renovation and increase in the lease price. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State Legislative Affairs Agency is arguing that it was okay to sign off on a lease for office spaces without pursuing any new bids because the new lease was essentially just an extension of the old lease. The question was debated in front of Judge Patrick McKay in a Anchorage Superior Court Tuesday.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Anthony’s Transmission and Automotive Repair reported that their shop truck was stolen over the weekend from their Kenai location. Anyone with information is asked to call the shop directly (907) 283-0924 or the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 283-4453. According to the shop owners the truck was stolen on Sunday, June 24. The truck is a 1989 Chevy Blazer blue, with a lot of rust, and a white dirty top. The license plate# DMH371.center_img This is a developing story- updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more

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first_imgGoals from Kieran Agard and Aden Flint – each their 12th of the season – made it 15 games unbeaten for the Championship-bound Robins, who can now look forward to receiving their trophy next Sunday against Walsall at a sold out Ashton Gate.There was also joy for the beaten hosts though, as results elsewhere meant Chesterfield’s place in the Sky Bet League One play-offs was confirmed with a game to spare.Steve Cotterill made one enforced change to the team that clinched the title last week, as Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaced the injured Aaron Wilbraham for his first start in just over a month. With George Saville returning to Wolves following the expiry of his loan spell, only five players were available on the bench for City’s first-ever visit to the Proact Stadium. Whilst City’s fate was sealed at Bradford 11 days ago, Chesterfield still needed points to cement their play-off place. The reverse fixture showcased attacking football of a high intensity, but the opening exchanges of this one proved unpredictably low-key. It took 18 minutes for the first chance of the match to arrive as both sides looked like cancelling each other out. Joe Bryan found space 25 yards out, took a touch out of his feet but fired his effort into the home fans behind the goal.When Marlon Pack’s loose pass allowed Jay O’Shea to feed the ball into Jimmy Ryan’s path inside the box, it looked likely Chesterfield would grab the opener but Frank Fielding responded with a fine save, utilising his legs to force the ball to safety.Bryan warmed the gloves of home keeper Tommy Lee with a stinging shot at his near post.But when Chesterfield were caught out over-playing just outside their own box on 31 minutes there was nothing Lee could do to prevent Agard from breaking the deadlock. The former Rotherham United forward danced his way past Sam Hird and slid the ball under the keeper’s onrushing body as calm as could be.Almost immediately O’Shea headed an effort towards Fielding’s near post from 12 yard out and again the City number one had to be at his best to keep it out.Before the interval Agard had another chance, from a similar position to his opener. This time Emmanuel-Thomas threaded the pass into the box but Agard’s first-time attempt dragged along the ground and Lee saved well.After the break City continued in the ascendancy as Emmanuel-Thomas again was the provider, this time playing in Luke Freeman only for the League One Player of the Season contender to slip at the vital moment.The result looked to be all but confirmed when Flint grabbed the second on the hour. Rising high above even the keeper’s full stretch, the lanky forward sent Pack’s floating corner into the net with a bullet-like finish.Chesterfield fell flat from that moment on, as City passed the ball around to cheers of “ole” from the1,600-strong travelling fans – who even started their own conga .There was a brief scare at the death when O’Shea rolled a free kick into Roberts’ path and his arrow-like drive crashed against the crossbar with Fielding beaten all ends up.last_img read more

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