USTR Tai Participates in Meeting with Asia Pacific Trade Partners

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USTR Tai Participates in Meeting with Asia Pacific Trade Partners SHARE SHARE USTR Tai Participates in Meeting with Asia Pacific Trade Partners Over the weekend, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with Asia-Pacific trade ministers while also commenting on the U.S.-China trade relationship.Before the meeting, Tai said regarding trade with China, “It’s a relationship in trade that has been marked by significant imbalance — that is in terms of performance, but also in terms of opportunity and openness of our markets to each other.”The number of talks between the U.S. and China appear to be increasing, with no public signs of progress, according to Bloomberg News.Tai met with members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, largely focusing on trade issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.Of note, the members state, “While the agriculture sector has been resilient and international markets have remained relatively stable during the pandemic, it remains one of the most protected sectors in global trade,” stated the members.The members say they share a view towards achieving substantial progressive reductions in support and protection for agricultural products. By NAFB News Service – Jun 7, 2021 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA to Invest $1 Billion to Purchase Healthy Food for Food Insecure Americans, Build Food Bank CapacityNext articleFood Service Sector Needs Workers to Meet Demand NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

HUD Puts $39 Million Toward Fighting Discrimination in Housing

first_img Fair Housing Act Fair Housing Initiatives Program Housing Discrimination HUD 2015-07-23 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago July 23, 2015 986 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago HUD Puts $39 Million Toward Fighting Discrimination in Housing Share Save Subscribe Previous: Government Files Opposition to Bank of America’s Appeal of ‘Hustle’ Case Verdict Next: Existing Home Sales Expected to Continue Acceleration Under the department’s 2015 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), HUD outlined in a grant notice on Thursday that it is making $39.2 million available to fight housing discrimination.“The funding is part of the Department’s ongoing commitment to giving our fair housing partners the vital financial resources they need to create sustainable, inclusive communities of opportunity,” said Gustavo Velasquez, HUD’s assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “Organizations dedicated to this work are an essential component of our efforts to put an end to unlawful housing discrimination and these grants make their work possible.”HUD makes funding available each year to support organizations interested in the enforcement of fair housing laws and policies as well as educating the public, housing providers, and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.This year’s funding notice will also create six new types of grants that support fair housing capacity building, education, and outreach activities, as well as testing in rental and sales transactions.HUD added that they will accept applications for the grants until August 26, 2015.The categories of grants being made available today are:Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI) – $29,275,000 available. HUD awards these to help local non-profit fair housing organizations carry out testing and enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.Education and Outreach Initiative grants (EOI) – $3,500,000 available. HUD awards these to groups that educate the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under federal law or state and local fair housing laws that are equivalent to the Fair Housing Act.Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) – $6,425,000 available. HUD awards these to help build the capacity and effectiveness of non-profit fair housing organizations, particularly organizations that focus on the rights and needs of underserved groups, such as rural and immigrant populations.The new categories of grants being made available today include:FHOI:Special Emphasis Component – Up to $350,000 per grant – These grants will strengthen the enforcement activities and capacity building efforts of organizations and help them pursue cases that investigate systemic patterns of discrimination.National/Regional Testing Component – Up to $500,000 per grant – These grants will enable organizations to develop and support a national/regional testing program to identify discrimination in rental and sales transactions.EOI:National Programs Component – Sex Discrimination – $500,000 per grant – Organizations will use this grant to conduct education and outreach projects that counter sex discrimination in housing, including domestic violence, sexual harassment, gender stereotyping or discrimination based on gender identity.National Programs Component – Sex/Familial Status Discrimination- $500,000 per grant – This grant will enable organizations to conduct education and outreach projects that focus on one or more forms of sex or familial status discrimination.National Programs Component – National Origin Discrimination- $500,000 per grant – Organizations will use this grant to address one or more forms of national origin discrimination in rental, sales, or lending.National Programs Component – Disability Discrimination- $500,000 per grant – This grant will enable organizations, using the results of recent discrimination studies, to conduct education and outreach activities that address discrimination based on disability, particularly discrimination experienced by individuals with mobility impairments, hearing impairments, and cognitive or mental disabilities.Click here to read HUD’s 2015 funding notice.  Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland.  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD Puts $39 Million Toward Fighting Discrimination in Housing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Fair Housing Act Fair Housing Initiatives Program Housing Discrimination HUDlast_img read more

BUKU Music + Art Project Announces 2019 Lineup

first_imgBUKU Music + Art Project is an annual New Orleans celebration that hosts a number of big-name musical acts each year. In 2019, the festival will return to N’awlins on March 22nd and 23rd, taking over Mardi Gras World in downtown New Orleans. Described as an “urban music and art festival meets epic warehouse party celebrating the progressive subculture of New Orleans,” BUKU has released one of their biggest lineups yet.On Friday, March 22nd, the 2019 BUKU Music + Arts Festival will be headlined by Lana Del Rey, Excision, Kevin Gats, and RL Grime. On Saturday, March 23rd, A$AP Rocky, Dog Blood, GRiZ, and Louis The Child will lead the charge.While the daily lineups haven’t been fully announced, BUKU Music + Arts Festival has also confirmed Ella Mai, NGHTMRE B2B Slander, $UICIDEBOY$, Playboi Carti, Dashboard Confessional, Gunna, Claude Constroke, Fisher, and many more to perform over the late-March weekend.You can check out the full lineup thus far below, and snag tickets on BUKU’s website here.last_img read more

2014 Super Nationals sets records for pre-entries, states represented

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Aug. 29) – Six hundred and fifty-one drivers from what promises to be a record 27 states and Canada have now pre-registered and/or purchased pit stalls for the Sept. 1-6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway. The 32nd annual version of America’s Racin’ Vacation gets off to a roaring start with the Labor Day main event for Late Models. The feature for Sport Compacts is on Tuesday while main events for SportMods, Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars and ultimately the Modifieds are on Saturday’s pinnacle program. Early Super Nationals entries at the same time a year ago were 571 and 541 on the Friday before Su­per Nationals in 2012. “IMCA and Boone Speedway staffs are putting final preparations in place for Super Nationals,” noted IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root. “The record number of racers and the states they represent are important to us but what is more important is what happens on the race track.” “We are doing our best to give them the best track to race on each and every night and are confi­dent that our racers will put on the best possible show Monday through Saturday,” he continued. “This will be another great Super Nationals.” Car counts at Super Nationals have topped 800 every year since 2008. Total car count of 842 last year included a division record 63 Sport Compacts. Depending on the number of entries in each of the six divisions, more than $250,000 in cash and the same amount of product contingencies will be awarded. The Modified main event starts 33 cars. The winner earns $2,000 plus another $100 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts during the 2014 season, resulting in a potential $7,000 payday.Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock main events each start 30 cars. The Stock feature pays $1,000 to win, along with a bonus of $50 for each of as many as 50 starts. Northern SportMods also race for $1,000 to win and a bonus of $25 per sanctioned start up to 50. Hobby Stocks run for $600 to win and the same potential bonus as the SportMods. The Late Model feature on Labor Day is part of the Deery Brothers Summer Series feature and will follow all tour procedures. The field of 24 will take the initial green flag two-wide. That feature pays $3,000 to win, with another $30 paid for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts. Sport Compacts run for $250 to win, plus $5 for each of as many as 50 starts.Friday’s program features the Modified Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. All four Race of Champi­ons events are on Saturday.Fans who can’t make the trip to Boone can catch the action from Super Nationals via the internet starting with the Sunday, Aug. 31 practice session, the performance by the band Helferstout and driver interviews on XSAN.TV. The latest lists of drivers registered and confirmed to compete at the upcoming Super Nationals, by division, now include: Modified Pre-EntriesDean Abbey, Waco, Texas; Coty Albers, Wellsburg; Mike Albertsen, Audubon; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Jamie Anderson, Mason City; Jacob Anson, Albion, Neb.; Drew Armstrong, Alexan­der, Ark.; Randy Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Bob Aspenleiter, North Platte, Neb.; J.D. Auringer, Waterlo; Robert Avery, Des Moines; Tre­vor Baker, Beatrice, Neb.; Shawn Bearce, Sioux City; Terry Berg Jr., South Sioux City, Neb.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Brandon Blochlinger, Concor­dia, Kan.; and Bland Bohannon, Williston, N.D.; Matt Bonine, Onawa; Brody Bowser, Stanton, Mich.; Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D.; David Brown, Kel­logg; Kenneth Buck, Canton, Pa.; Brian Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.; Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; Eric Center, Mesa, Ariz.; Rob Charapata, Oconto, Wis.; Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; Jim Cole, Sioux City; Tate Cole, Fort Gibson, Okla.; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; Sam Cox, Flower Mound, Texas; Tony Cox, Boone; Kent Croskey, Polk City; and Wade Cross, Phillips, Neb.;Tim Czarneski, Denmark, Wis.; Eric Dailey, Armstrong; Bill Davis Jr., Des Moines; Scott Davis, Madrid; Russ Dickerson, Boone; Travis Dickes, Madison, Neb.; Randy Dolberg, Mills, Wyo.; Jeff Dolphin, Britt; J.P. Dowell, Killeen, Texas; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; Tyler Droste, Waterloo; Darin Duffy, Urbana; Brian Efkamp, Ankeny; Greg Elliott, Webster City; Cole Ferguson, Dexter; Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y.; and Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas; Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Josh Gilman, Earlham; Cody Graham, Mesa, Ariz.; Wayne Graybeal, Springfield, Mo.; Mark Grif­fin, Canton, Pa.; Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; Mike Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Travis Hagen, Willis­ton, N.D.; Clay Hale, Cameron, Mo.; Jimmy Hale Jr., Crystal, Mich.; Garry Hall, Roches­ter, Minn.; Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah; and Alex Hanson, Northwood;Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek; Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls; Tyler Heetland, Bancroft; Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; Jared Hoefelman, Colum­bus, Neb.; Scott Ho­gan, Vinton; Danny Holt, Topeka, Kan.; Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif.; Darren Huntley, Ogden; Mike Jergens, Plover; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski, Wis.; Brandon Jessen, Emerson, Neb.; Adam Johnson, Independence; Jamie Johnson, Waterloo; and Terry Johnson, Waterloo;Wayne Johnson, Minot, N.D.; Paul Jones Jr., Cas­per, Wyo.; Mitch Keeter, Webb City, Mo.; Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, Texas; Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; Ed Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; Dustin Kraklio, Durant; Kyle Kudick, Two Riv­ers, Wis.; Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan.; Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; Brandon Leeman, Roland; Cody Leonard, Sinton, Texas; Rich Lewerke, Garner; and Kyle Ligenza, Columbus, Neb.; Todd Ligenza, Columbus, Neb.; Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Nicholas Link, Rolla, Kan.; John Logue, Boone; Josh Long, Green Bay, Wis.; Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn.; Jim Lynch, Bloomfield; Kelly Lyons, Boone; Tyler Madigan, Peosta; Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; Mike McCar­thy, Hutto, Texas; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Matthew Meinecke, Madrid; Chad Melton, Springtown, Texas; Dan Menk, Franklin, Minn.; R.J. Merchant, Sioux City; and Joshua Meyer, Fairmont, Minn.; Jeremy Mills, Garner; Kurt Moeding, Mason City; Bob Moore, Sioux City; Jason Morehouse, Evans­dale; Jacob Murray, Hartford; Jason Murray, Hartford; Jordy Nelson, Marysville, Kan.; Levi Nielsen, Mason City; Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; Justin O’Brien, West Union; Andy Obertello, Hollis­ter, Calif.; Scott Olson, Blairsburg; Loren Pesicka Jr., Burt; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Bill Pittaway, Corpus Christi, Texas; Ron Pope, Mason City; and Chad Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; David Pries, Medaryville, Ind.; Terrance Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Craig Reetz, Dunlap; Buck Reid, Sheridan, Ark.; Russ Reinwald, Juneau, Wis.; Terry Rentfro, Bettendorf; Tad Reutzel, Burt; Steve Reynolds, Springfield, S.D.; Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif.; Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Joel Rust, Grundy Center; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; and Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev.; Brian Schmitt, Wall Lake; Jason Schneiders, Sioux City; Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan.; Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; David Schuster, Waterville, Minn.; J.J. Scott, Iowa City; Clay Sellard, Ellis, Kan.; Josh Sherbon, Cedar Falls; Todd Shute, Des Moines; Tom Silver, Glenwood, Minn.; Dustin Smith, Lake City; Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; Tony Snyder, Readlyn; Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood; and Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas;Jay Steffens, North Platte, Neb.; Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; Jeff Stephens, Arion; Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn.; Caleb Stone, Hobbs, N.M.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; Greg Taylor, Sioux City; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; James Tebon, Algoma, Wis.; Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City; Jim Thies, Mapleton; and Ricky Thornton Jr., Chan­dler, Ariz.; Aa­ron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; Mike Van Genderen, Newton; Mike Wadel, Garden City, Kan.; A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; Ryan Watnem, Hum­boldt; Tony Wedelstadt, Fremont, Wis.; Mike Weikert Jr., Muscatine; Kirk Westring, Columbus, Neb.; Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas; Randy Wilson, Wichita, Kan.; Tyler Wilson, Kra­kow, Wis.; Austin Wonch, Stanton, Mich.; Shay Woods, Humeston; Cory Wray, Jamesport, Mo.; Jerry Wren, Howard Lake, Minn.; and Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.Others Confirmed Chris Abelson, Sioux City; Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; Melvin Bailey, Mayetta, Kan.; Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; Kyle Brown, Kellogg; Joel Bushore, Boone; Kaleb Carey, Osceola, Neb.; Alec Childs, Lovelock, Nev.; Drew Chris­tianson, Minot, N.D.; Kenny Cross, Salina, Kan.; Ja­son Cummins, New Richland, Minn.; Eric Elliott, Boone; Mark Elliott, Webster City; Chad Estes, Troy, Texas; David Goode, Copperas Cove, Texas; William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Richie Gustin, Gil­man; and Randy Havlik, Madrid; Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; Racer Hulin, Laurel; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay, Wis.; Beau Kaplan, Boone; K.C. Kubichek, Winnemucca, Nev.; Adam Larson, Ankeny; Jay Marks, Bakersfield, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Jay Noteboom, Hinton; Josh Ruby, Lakota; Ryan Ruter, Kana­wha; Kelly Shryock, Fertile; Jared Siefert, Luxemburg, Wis.; Scott Simatovich, State Center; Clint Wendel, Mason City; and Chad Wernette, Sheridan, Mich. Stock Car Pre-EntriesDerrick Agee, Huntsville, Mo.; Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn.; Jeff Anderson, Atlantic; Manny Baldiviez, Chula Vista, Calif.; Kevin Balmer, Garwin; Gary Bass, Des Moines; Scott Beauregard, Brandon; Norm Belew, Granger; Brian Blessington, Breda; Randy Brands, Boyden; Jesse Brown, Nashua; Tom Brumlic, Denmark, Wis.; Michael Bruns, Olivia, Minn.; Shaun Bruns, Danube, Minn.; Tristan Carman, Killeen, Texas; Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; Ronnie Christopher, Forney, Texas; Blake Cole, Nashua; Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas; Larry Crocheck, Boone; and Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis.; Tim Czarneski, Denmark, Wis.; Russell Damme, Waterloo; Michael Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; Bob Daniels, Des Moines; Josh Daniels, Carlisle; Jason Davis, Norton, Kan.; Jeff Deal, Fort Dodge; Lance Deal, Fort Dodge; Matt Deaton, Newton; Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M.; David Easter­day, Riverdale, Neb.; Kevin Flock, Muskogee, Okla.; Cody Frerichs, Bristow; John Frydrych, Austin, Texas; Cory Gansen, Clear Lake; Todd Gereau, Sioux City; Derek Green, Gra­nada, Minn.; Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas; and Dan Hanselman, Algona;Markiss Harcrow, Waco, Texas; Shawn Havel, Algoma, Wis.; John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis.; Ty Hill, Dallas Center; Robert Hoing, Overton, Neb.; Jeff Holstein, New Ulm, Minn.; Michael Jaen­nette, Newton; Casey Jones, Sioux City; Ned Kalis, Wells, Minn.; Greg Keuhn, Trenton, Mo.; Mi­chael Lang, Lamesa, Texas; Calvin Lange, Humboldt; Jordan Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; Ryan Lee­man, Randall; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee, Wis.; Stoney Leonard, Ladora; Jake Ludeking, Deco­rah; and Les Lundquist, Sioux City; James Lynch, Kahoka, Mo.; Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn.; Gregg Mann, Estevan, Sask.; Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas; Jake Masters, Graettinger; Aaron Matthias, Fairbank; Carbie McClearen, Seminole, Texas; J.P. Minnehan, Churdan; Perry Misner, Garden City, Kan.; Dana Morgan, Kearney, Neb.; Dave Moriarity, Jordan, Minn.; Trent Murphy, Scranton; Damon Murty, Chelsea; Mike Nich­ols, Harlan; Jesse Olson, Mayer, Minn.; Chad Palmer, Renwick; Chris Palsrok, Sibley; Shane Paris, Muscatine; Rich Pederson, Sioux City; Michael Pepper, Lakin, Kan.; Co­rey Piffer, Indianola; and Scott Pippert, Elberon; Dave Plowman, Omaha, Neb.; Travis Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Chris Pruitt, Stuart; Terry Pruitt, Dex­ter; Eric Rempel, Palmyra, Neb.; Rod Richards, Madrid; Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan.; Robert Rutherford, Norton, Kan.; Brandon Savage, Canton, Mo.; Tony Schlei, Union Grove, Wis.; Allan Schmidt, Holstein; Jay Schmidt, Tama; Kellie Schmit, Britt; David Smith, Lake City; Devin Smith, Lake City; Donavon Smith, Lake City; Toby Smith, Oskaloosa; Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.; and Robert Stofer, Jefferson;Shane Stutzman, Milford, Neb.; Cal Swanson, Waterloo; Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas; Justin Temeyer, Independence; Thomas Thompson, Hopkinton; Ken Tietz, Belle Plaine, Minn.; Christo­pher Toot, Albert Lea, Minn.; Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Heath Tulp, Bel­mond; Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis.; Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; Roger Verdoorn, Si­bley; Don Vis, Marshalltown; Ben Walding, Des Moines; Matthew West, Kellerton; Jeff Whiting, Gothenburg, Neb.; Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo.; Mike Wiemann, Webster City; Nathan Wood, Sigour­ney; Brett Woznicki, Minot, N.D.; and Jody York, Lubbock, Texas. Others ConfirmedJason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas; Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas; Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; Eric Brown, Boone; Nathan Burke, Minot, N.D.; Cory Bush­nell, Madrid; Norman Chesmore, Rowley; Chad Estes, Troy, Texas; Jerry Gifford, Boone; Wayne Gifford, Boone; Mike Goldsberry, Runnells; William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Lonnie Hodges, Boone; Larry Portis, Nora Springs; Bill Richards, Audubon; Cody Scray, Horicon, Wis.; Paul Shepherd, Marengo; Dave Wick­man, Emmetsburg; Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb.; and Pat Wilson, Harker Heights, Texas.Hobby Stock Pre-Entries D.J. Anderson, Webster City; Shannon Anderson, Des Moines; Zachary Ankrum, Sioux City; Dan­iel Ayers, Webster City; Nathan Ballard, Marengo; Tim Barber, Story City; Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids; Charlie Bartels, Lincoln, Neb.; Nick Beckman, Lincoln, Neb.; Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D.; Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb.; Kyle Bond, Gibbon, Neb.; Nate Bonin, Iowa Falls; Andrew Bor­chardt, Plymouth; Dana Brandt, Minot, N.D.; Matt Brown, Dysart; Rudy Brunkhorst, Columbus, Neb.; Andrew Burg, Adel; Travis Burger, Ne­braska City, Neb.; Andrew Claus, Spencer; Cody Cleg­horn, Des Moines; Shane Collins, Thayer, Kan.; and Travis Coop, Portis, Kan.;Brian Derry, Collins; Kevin Derry, Collins; Scott Dobel, Manly; Jeff Fink, Denison; Brandon Geu­rin, Waco, Texas; Eric Gillette, Slayton, Minn.; Ryan Grochala, Pleasant Hill; Cody Gustoff, Scran­ton; Daniel Hagen, Grimes; Brian Happel, Van Horne; Tony Harazin, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Aus­tin Hauswirth, Havelock; Kyle Hein, Bellwood, Neb.; Jamie Herring, Killeen, Texas; Andy Hick, Adel; Derek Hodges, Des Moines; Andy Hoffman, Sioux City; Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake; and Trevor Holm, Edgerton, Minn.; Shane Honl, Winthrop, Minn.; Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb.; Trevor Hudson, Copperas Cove, Texas; Benji Irvine, Stanley; Seth Janssen, Ogden; Brent Jochum, Norfolk, Neb.; Darin Johnson, Dickens; Jacob Keiser, Marengo; Mike Kennedy, Goodland, Kan.; Jim Kimmel, Norfolk, Neb.; Brad King, New Town, N.D.; Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; Weston Koop, Rockwell; Colby Langen­berg, Norfolk, Neb.; Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; Adam Lee, Salix; Chad LeGere, Des Moines; Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn.; Noah Ludwig, Logan; Austin Luellen, Min­burn; and Dustin Lynch, Boone;Rodney Manthey, Norwood, Minn.; Ross Marshall, Johnston; David Miller, Sioux City; Derek Moede, Casco, Wis.; Joe Myers, Woodward; Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; Brandon Nielsen, Spen­cer; Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas; Tyson Overton, Carlisle; Kyle Parizek, Belle Plaine; Gary Pember­ton, Central City, Neb.; Jake Pemberton, Central City, Neb.; Gary Pesicka, Burt; Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; Michael Powell, Norwalk; Michael Pruitt, Redfield; Justin Rezabek, Wilber, Neb.; David Rieks, Eldora; Aaron Rudolph, Grand Junction; and Mark Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; Josh Saunders, Newton; Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; Brent Schlake, Blue Springs, Neb.; Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D.; Jason See, Albia; Bradley Sheetz, Winston, Mo.; Richard Shields Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas; Jay Sidles, Emmetsburg; Kyle Si­dles, Algona; Matt Smith, Des Moines; Russ Specht, Hastings, Neb.; Eric Stanton, Carlisle; Ray Stock Jr., Ankeny; Dillon Thompson, Hastings, Neb.; Jesse Totten, Schleswig; Mike Traskowsky, Woodbine, Kan.; Dusty Van Horn, Atlantic; Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; John Watson, Des Moines; Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger; and Jamie Whitaker, Oelwein. Others ConfirmedAdam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; G.W. Fuller, Tescott, Kan.; Dustin Graham, Boone; Matt Hud­speth, Granger; Bryan Keeney, Nevada; and Jacob Waldron, Beatrice, Neb.Northern SportMod Pre-Entries Tyler Afrank, Norfolk, Neb.; Shawn Albers, Wellsburg; John Albrecht, Glencoe, Minn.; Bobby An­ders Jr., Quincy, Ill.; Josh Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Mike Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Paul Atchison, Webster City; Coby Bangasser, Allison; Eric Bassett, Mankato, Minn.; Lynn Brockett, Ogden; T.J. Brown, Heron Lake, Minn.; Kaid Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.; Austin Carter, Beloit, Kan.; Trevor Chap­lin, Iowa Falls; Levi Chipp, Latimer; Doug Cook, Algona; Tim Cooper, North Platte, Neb.; Caleb Dennis, Meadville, Mo.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Troy Douglas, North Platte, Neb.; and Arron Duvall, Trenton, Mo.; Bruce Ege­land, Marshall, Minn.; Rick Fasse, Urbandale; Colby Fett, Algona; Joe Feyen, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk; Nate Ginest, Great Bend, Kan.; Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan.; Mike Grantham, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; Kruz Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kyle Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ty Griffith, Webster City; Kamren Gruber, Great Bend, Kan.; Jared Hansen, Audubon; and Shawn Harker, Nebraska Ciy, Neb.;Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; Kelly Henderson, Minot, N.D.; Curt Hilmer, Dysart; Jerry Hinton, Adel; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; David Hoover, Kelley; Mark Hunziger, Oregon, Mo.; Kevin Hurst, Janesville; Jerrod Johannsen, Schleswig; Bryan Johnson, Roland; Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Cody Knecht, Whittemore; Brian Konz, LeMars; Jeremiah LaDue, Trenton, N.D.; Lucas Lamber­ies, Clintonville, Wis.; Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa; Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.; James Lewis, Roches­ter Hills, Mich.; and Matt Lizotte, Minot, N.D.; Jonathon Logue, Boone; Brandon Long, Green Bay, Wis.; Tim Love, Kelley; Clint Luellen, Min­burn; Tory Mack, Surrey, N.D.; Sean Manning, Bennington, Neb.; Matt Marquardt, Tekamah, Neb.; Jake McBirnie, Boone; Matthew McCahen, Waterloo; Tina McGowan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Justin Medler, Minot, N.D.; Cameron Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; Nick Meyer, Whittemore; Brian Miller, Grand Junction; Brandon Morris, Cedar Rapids; Richard Mueller Jr., Jackson, Wyo.; and Michael Murphy, Jefferson;Taylor Musselman, Norwalk; Jeremy Noonan, Lincoln, Neb.; George Nordman, Mason City; Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; Anthony Onstot, Norwalk; Lukas Onstot, Norwalk; Brandon Ostwald, Al­gona; Dylan Petersen, Harlan; Matt Petrzelka, Norway; Kurtis Pihl, Lindsborg, Kan.; Jeremy Pittsen­barger, Cameron, Mo.; Chet Ragan, Eagle Lake, Minn.; Justin Remus, New Ulm, Minn.; Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.; D.J. Robinson, Des Moines; Kevin Robinson, Dewar; and Kyle Robin­son, Cherokee; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Darin Roepke, LeMars; Cory Rose, Boone; Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D.; Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Darin Rothfus, Jefferson; Chase Rudolf, Prole; Tim Rupp, Chero­kee; Chad Ryerson, Wellsburg; Jake Sachau, Denison; Austin Schrage, Cresco; Brian Schrage, Cresco; Jon Schultz, Waunakee, Wis.; Dakoda Sellers, Waverly; Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; Jake Simpson, Algona; Doug Smith, Lanesboro; and Tyler Soppe, Sherrill;Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan.; Mike Stark, West Des Moines; Lynn Starry, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Ryan Topf, harter Oak; Fred Traskowsky, Woodbine, Kan.; Jared Van Deest, Holland; Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; Harvey Vande Weerd, Alton; Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; Nelson Voll­brecht, Stanton, Neb.; Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano, Wis.; Sam Wieben, Dysart; Brandon Wil­liams, Des Moines; Creston Williams, Newhall; Tim Zeman, Muscatine; and Alex Zwanziger, Nashua. Others Confirmed Eric Cross, Salina, Kan.; Brian Eppert, Ogden; Austin Kaplan, Ankeny; Tara Longnecker, Wood­ward; Ty Luellen, Minburn; Robert Moore, Maxwell; Steve Moore, Springfield, Mo.; Rick Ringgen­berg, Kelley; Jacob Salisbury, Waterloo; Ken Walker, Springfield, Mo.; and Bill Wear, Des Moines. Late Model Pre-entriesJeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland; Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill.; and Brian Harris, Davenport.Others ConfirmedJoel Callahan, Dubuque; Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; Andy Eckrich, Ox­ford; Justin Kay Wheatland; Jason Rauen, Farley; and Matt Ryan, Davenport.Sport Compact Pre-EntriesKimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill.; Joshua Barnes, Keokuk; Austin Becerra, Carthage, Ill.; Jake Benischek, Durant; Luke Benischek, Durant; Lanny Bolton, Aurora, Colo.; Mike Brabec, Fonda; Skip Brown, Omaha, Neb.; Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong; Bradley Chandler, Cedar Rapids; David Christensen, Ashland, Neb.; Cody Cleghorn, Des Moines; Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn.; and Travis Demint, Basco.Jay DeVries, Spencer; Kaytee DeVries, Spencer; Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb.; Michael Gross­man, Keokuk; Brian Haller, Lincoln, Neb.; Lori Harvey, Boone; Eric Ladner, Arlington, Minn.; Dan Markham, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; William Michel, Muscatine; An­thony Mickelson, Humboldt; Scott Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; Mick Rykhus, Manhattan, Kan.; and Sarah Totten, Schleswig.last_img read more

Marylove Fired up for ITF Title in South Africa

first_imgNigerian tennis star prospect, Marylove Edward alongside Usman Kushimo, will lead Nigeria’s quest for glory as the 2018 ITF/CAT 14 and Under Championship serves off today at the Tennis Centre, University of Pretoria, South Africa.The US-based Edward maintained her phenomenal rise, which saw her reached the women’s singles final of the Central Bank of Nigeria Open last year, by clinching gold at the West and Central African Championship held in Lome, Togo in February while Kushima, from Ogun State, clinched a qualification spot on his debut outing for Nigeria at the same event.Both will now face tougher oppositions at the week-long tournament featuring over 40 players from 14 African countries but Edward maintains she is up to the task. “I’m looking forward to win again but I know its going to be tough,” she said just before the team, led by coach Margaret Olagundoye departs Lagos Airport aboard South African Airways on Saturday evening.Edward recalled she had a forgetful tournament two years ago in South Africa when she crashed out at the African Junior Championship but said she is ready for the challenge this time.“I have improved on my game since I moved to the US and I know if I play to my standard, I should be able to reach my target which is to win the girl’s title,” the 12-year-old currently is with the IMG Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida with sponsorship by the Temple Management Company.Nigeria’s best outing at the tournament was in 2017 when Michael Osewa reached the final losing to Damien Laporte of the Seychelles.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tampa toddler dies after left in family’s Jeep all day

first_imgPolice are investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl who was left in her family’s Jeep in Tampa for almost a full day.Police said the girl was left in the Jeep Monday morning and that her family called 911 after finding her unresponsive in the vehicle that evening.Paramedics rushed the toddler to the hospital, where she was declared dead.The girl’s father used the vehicle the toddler was in to run errands throughout the day and then took separate cars to work, according to Steve Hegarty with Tampa police. “That caused him to forget that the child was in the back seat of the car, left, went to work, and then came home.”Authorities said the temperature reached 88 degrees outside, but due to the humidity, it felt more like 99 degrees.According to reports, police are calling the incident a tragic accident but have not closed the case at this time.last_img read more

Rossland skate park gets a long awaited home

first_imgThe RSA and several councillors who voted in favour of the location see it from the polar opposite position. Rather than stalling future development (so far there has been no interest from developers), they believe the skate park could be the spark that ignites action and interest in the area. “Which comes first, the horse or the cart?” asked Councillor Jill Spearn rhetorically. “We have a plan that goes out for RFPs [request for proposals] and we don’t have anyone interested. The time is not right for that site [to be developed]. It may hopefully someday come into a beautiful city centre, but does that stop us because that doesn’t fit into the plan we’ve adopted? Plans change and all of a sudden we have a group that is active and want to get this thing going while we wait around for another 100 years to get this site developed?” “It’s fantastic news!” exclaimed Aaron Cosbey who, along with a dedicated team of volunteers, has helped bring the long-desired dream of a Golden City skate park one long rail slide closer to reality. A motion before council to approve the recommended site in southeast corner of the Emcon yard, for up to two years to allows the RSA to move forward with fundraising and design work. Council voted 4-1 in favour with Councillor Laurie Charlton opposed. Councillors Andy Stradling and Hanne Smith were absent for the vote. Claiming that a skate park was not one of the recommended uses for the lot in the Midtown Transition Plan and that neither the School Board nor RSS had been consulted in the process, Boscovitch “respectfully ask[ed] for a deferral.” Meetings are already planned for September to discuss what type of park and what sort of elements the community and stakeholders would like included in the project. The group will now ramp up their efforts, applying for larger scale grants to get to the likely $100,000 plus total cost of the park. Charlton, voting against the motion, cautioned that the City had spent a lot of money purchasing, surveying and removing unsightly buildings from the property and that constructing a skate park would have a negative impact on any future residential or commercial development. A short aulie to the east of their previous location, the Rossland Skate park Association (RSA) has finally found a permanent location for their skate park. Following a well-chronicled saga in which RSA essentially wrote the book on how to engage the local community, city staff, council, other experienced cities and skate park groups as well as the local skaters themselves, the group have landed a prime piece of skatable real estate in Rossland’s midtown transition area, otherwise known as the cracked pavement lot on Third Avenue commonly referred to as the Emcon lot. “We get to do the fun stuff now,” explained Aaron Cosbey. “We get to ask the community, the skaters, the neighbours and everybody what kind of features they’d like to see in this park. I’m really looking forward to this part as people will now get even more engaged. At the same time we’ll keep working on fundraising and ramp that up now as well.” “I would suggest all of this investment will be wasted if we put a skate park in that location,” added Charlton to the discussion. “Proponents suggest the impacts on existing neighbours can be mitigated with expensive landscaping. But I suggest no amount of landscaping will mitigate future commercial or residential development on the lot itself. Certainly the residents immediately across Washington on the south east corner will be impacted. I would suggest if it is put on the Emcon lot, it’s unlikely that any other residential or commercial development will take place at that location.”center_img “Will it be a street park, bowls, will it have a pump track, BMX features, be multi use, have a track for the roller derby girls around the outside? Those are the first levels of discussion. Once we’ve decided what elements we want in it, we can get into the specifics of how it might look and then try and work with the existing space and the neighbours to provide noise control. We’ll also be working with the planning department at the City. It starts with the high level questions and then narrows down to specifics as we move along.” “We’re looking forward to making this the first step in the greening of that space. It’s a beautiful space. It should be the central focal point for Rossland gathering space or Rossland for civic events, where we go to light the Christmas tree and where we go on Canada Day. That’s the space all that civic stuff should be happening on and I think this is a beachhead on the greening of that space.” The RSA will now have two years in which to plan, design, fund-raise and come back to the City to go through the rezoning that will be needed on the former industrial space. The hope is that the full two years won’t be needed, however, and that possibly by the summer of 2013 sods can be turned and construction begun. Cosbey also sees the skate park as the beginnings of great things for the lot, which has sat stagnant and unused for years apart from several months of ice skating in recent winters. With firm support from the city in hand, and a location to begin design, budgeting and fundraising work around the RSA is now anxiously looking forward to moving into the park design phase. Not everyone is happy about the location now settled upon. During the public input period prior to Monday’s council meeting Randy Boscovitch, speaking on behalf of the Emcon Residents Group, implored council to defer any vote on the skate park location until they had a chance to present to council. “The deferral is specifically to allow the Emcon Residents Group to present to council a complete summary of the midtown summary work done by Urban Systems and the City of Rossland.” To date, the RSA’s fundraising efforts have ground out just over $20,000, with additional monies held in trust by the Rotary Club (who are backing the project with their own fundraising efforts). Folks wishing to assist with fundraising can drop change in the ramp-styled donation boxes at may downtown merchants, participate in Gnarlie’s Angels or Rotary Club events, or simply go to the Nelson and District Credit Union and make a donation directly to the RSA.last_img read more

Even with no conference implications, Humboldt State knows importance of Chadron State game

first_imgArcata >> Rob Smith has a memory that doesn’t forget much of anything.So when it comes to comparing the Chardon State team that Humboldt State saw last season to this year’s version that Smith has seen on tape throughout the past week, it’s pretty easy to do.“It doesn’t look like the same football team,” Smith said. “They are a much, much improved football team as their record would indicate. They are 3-1 and have put up a lot of points.”A team with three wins. A lot of points being scored …last_img

Erik Karlsson returns, but Sharks know he won’t solve everything

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks were all too happy to have defenseman Erik Karlsson back in the lineup for Friday’s home opener with the Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center. But that didn’t mean the problems the Sharks had encountered two days earlier at T-Mobile Arena were suddenly going to disappear.The Sharks, who were without Karlsson on Wednesday when he left Las Vegas shortly before the season-opening game to be with his expecting wife, Melinda, had multiple issues at both ends of the ice against …last_img

Sensing the World Requires Intelligent Design

first_imgHow do our bodies make sense of the external world?  Through our senses, of course; at least they are the entry points of data into the mind.  Behind those senses are remarkable mechanisms that we use but do not actively operate.  The design in their automatic operations is slowly being revealed with better observing techniques.Sensing sound with motors:  “From grinding heavy metal to soothing ocean waves, the sounds we hear are all perceptible thanks to the vibrations felt by tiny molecular motors in the hair cells of the inner ear,” began an article on PhysOrg.    A single mutation – one amino acid change – in a molecular motor protein called myo1c is enough to disrupt the function of the myosin motor in the hair cell and cause hearing loss.  The mutation causes a reduced sensitivity, perhaps due to making it spend less time attached to actin filaments.  The amino acid is “highly conserved” (unevolved) throughout the superfamily of myosin motors, the article said.Sensing light with circuits:  A novel microscope technique has allowed scientists at Max Planck Institute to decode the eye’s complex circuitry, Science Daily reported.  “The properties of optical stimuli need to be conveyed from the eye to the brain,” the 03/31/2008).    One example of pre-processing accomplished by ganglion cells is responding to light moving in a particular direction.  “This direction selectivity is generated by inhibitory interneurons that influence the activity of the ganglion cells through their synapses.”    Just as with man-made network protocols, the scientists “discovered that the distribution of the synapses between ganglion cells and interneurons follows highly specific rules.”  These ganglion cells intercept and process the visual information before it is received by the brain.  The article described various rules the network of cells follow in activating or inhibiting visual information.Sensing time with clocks:  All living things follow “circadian rhythms,” biological responses to changes in time of day, month, and year.  As in other mammals, the human master clock is located in the brain – specifically, in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), a group of nerve cells in the hypothalamus near the visual cortex.  In response to its data inputs, the SCN can direct the brain to produce more or less melatonin, a hormone that induces sleep.    Live Science described how the SCN works.  There are internal inputs, like genes and proteins produced in the body, and external inputs from the senses.  “Biological clocks aren’t made of cogs and wheels, but rather groups of interacting molecules in cells throughout the body,” the article said.  One of the proteins is aptly named CLOCK – “an essential component in directing circadian rhythms in humans, fruit flies, mice, fungi and other organisms.”  Another is SIRT1, which senses energy use in cells.  The balance of these factors affects how the SCN directs the body to respond to light and darkness and other factors.    Disruption of the biological clock can lead to a host of problems.  Jet lag is a common example.  Fortunately, clock repair is available for that: “Eventually your body is able to adjust its circadian rhythms to the new environment” by a kind of clock reset.  Other dysfunctions, though, can lead to more serious problems, like “obesity, depression and seasonal affective disorder.”  That’s because “hormone production, hunger, cell regeneration and body temperature” are some of the processes that rely on accurate circadian rhythms.All sensory inputs must be processed by the brain.  Fortunately, the brain, like good computer systems, has redundancy mechanisms that give it “plasticity” – the ability to change as we learn, or as parts become damaged.  Science Daily described how researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School are testing mice to see how “the plasticity of the brain allowed mice to restore critical functions related to learning and memory after the scientists suppressed the animals’ ability to make certain new brain cells.”    Fault-tolerant artificial networks, like the power grid and the internet, provide for alternate routes when hubs become unavailable.  Similarly, we have “mechanisms by which the brain compensates for disruptions and reroutes neural functioning,” the article said.  Part of this is recovering from loss of the ability to make new brain cells by giving existing cells more activity and longer life spans.    “It’s amazing how the brain is capable of reorganizing itself in this manner,” Geoffrey Murphy, an associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the medical school said.  “Right now, we’re still figuring out exactly how the brain accomplishes all this at the molecular level, but it’s sort of comforting to know that our brains are keeping track of all of this for us.”It makes sense that readers will sense the wonder of the senses a little more after reading these sensible articles, free as 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