UN aid chief to G20 on coronavirus: ‘Step up now or pay price later’

first_imgCoronavirus support to poor countries has been so far “grossly inadequate and that’s dangerously shortsighted,” UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said on Thursday as he asked wealthy countries for billions more dollars in assistance.The United Nations increased its humanitarian appeal by more than a third to $10.3 billion to help 63 states, mainly in Africa and Latin America, tackle the spread and destabilizing effects of the coronavirus. This is up from the world body’s initial $2 billion request in March, then $6.7 billion in May.So far, Lowcock said, the United Nations has only received $1.7 billion. As finance ministers from the Group of 20 major economies prepare to meet virtually on Saturday, Lowcock told reporters: “The message to the G20 is step up now or pay the price later.”The coronavirus has infected at least 13.6 million people and there have been more than 584,000 known deaths worldwide, according to a Reuters tally. The United Nations has warned that if action is not taken, the pandemic and associated global recession will trigger an increase in global poverty for the first time since 1990 and push 265 million people to the brink of starvation.”The response so far of wealthy nations, who’ve rightly thrown out the fiscal and monetary rule books to protect their own people and economies, the response that they’ve made to the situations in other countries has been grossly inadequate and that’s dangerously shortsighted,” Lowcock said.Lowcock added he had lobbied US lawmakers for funding earlier this week. A House of Representatives committee has proposed $10 billion in international aid. So far, Congress has provided $2.4 billion in emergency foreign aid.In May, China’s President Xi Jinping pledged $2 billion to help deal with the coronavirus and economic and social development in affected countries, especially developing states.Lowcock said he would “very much welcome it if some significant proportion of those resources could be used directly to support the global humanitarian response plan.”Topics :last_img read more

24 states, Canada, Australia represented in early Super Nationals entries

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 1) – With less than a week before the first green flag flies, more than 600 drivers from 24 states, two Canadian provinces and Australia are already pre-entered for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway.Opening night for the 33rd annual event is Monday, Sept. 7. Late Model, Sport Compact, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod, Stock Car and Modified champions will be crowned by the time the final checkers fly on Saturday, Sept. 12.The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and race of champions events for Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods and Hobby Stocks complete the headline races at the greatest show on dirt. Some $275,000 in purse money will be paid out and another $60,000 in contingencies awarded.Drivers in all six divisions can still pre-enter by calling the IMCA home office.“We continue to encourage drivers to pre-register. It speeds up the entire process, starting with their car number,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “They save money by taking a couple minutes to do this ahead of time. It also means they don’t have to pay an entry fee if they’re planning to race at the Prelude to the Super Nationals.”“I highly suggest they call our office,” he added. “We will make the process as efficient as possible.”Pre-entered Modified drivers include:Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas; Coty Albers, Wellsburg; Mike Albertsen, Audubon; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; J.D. Auringer, Waterloo; Robert Avery, Des Moines; Trevor Baker, Roca, Neb.; Shawn Bearce, Hinton; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, Minn.; Tommy Belmer, Denver; Jason Benjamin, Towanda, Pa.; Jeff Berens, Dakota Dunes, S.D.; Terry Berg, Sioux City; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; Josh Blumer, Marysville, Kan.; and Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan.;Jake Bowman, Maquoketa; Charley Brown, Maxwell, Neb.; Kenneth Buck, Canton, Pa.; Joel Bushore, Boone; Bryce Carey, Nashua; Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; Nate Caruth, Ames; Eric Center, Mesa, Ariz.; Tom Charles, Basehor, Kan.; Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; Duane Cleveland, Olivehurst, Calif.; Curtis Cook, Conway, Ark.; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; Greg Cox, Kellogg; Tony Cox, Boone; Kent Croskey, Polk City; Eric Dailey, Armstrong; Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M.; and Scott Davis, Madrid;Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.D.; Russ Dickerson, Boone; John DiGiovanni, Gilroy, Calif.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; Tyler Droste, Waterloo; Eric Elliott, Boone; Greg Elliott, Webster City; Mark Elliott, Webster City; Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas; Cole Ferguson, Dexter; Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; Josh Gilman, Earlham; John Gober, Poolville, Texas; William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; Patrick Graham, Ames;  and Wayne Graybeal, Springfield, Mo.;Greg Gretz, Kewaunee, Wis.; Mark Griffin, Canton, Pa.; Mike Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Garry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; Jared Hansen, Audubon; Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; Tyler Heetland, Bancroft; Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; Jesse Hoeft, Forest City; Mat Hollerich, Good Thunder, Minn.; Mitchell Hunt, Greenville, Mich.; Jeff Hunter, Commerce City, Colo.; Darren Huntley, Ogden; Brian Irvine, Oelwein; Mike Jergens, Plover; Jamie Johnson, Waterloo; Wayne Johnson, Minot, N.D.; and Justin Jones, Bemidji, Minn.;Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; Travis LaCombe, Grand Haven, Mich.; Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan.; Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa.; Adam Larson, Ankeny; Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; Cody Leonard, Sinton, Texas; Darin Leonard, Sinton, Texas; Rich Lewerke, Mason City; Kyle Ligenza, Columbus, Neb.; Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Mike Lineberry, Fremont, Neb.; Nick Link, Rolla, Kan.; John Logue, Boone; Brandon Long, Little Suamico, Wis.; Josh Long, Little Suamico, Wis.; Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn.; and Jim Lynch, Bloomfield;Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Robert Marsh, Salinas, Calif.; Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis.; Mike McCarthy, Hutto, Texas; Randy McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Rod McDonald, Manchester; Matt Meinecke, Madrid; Dan Menk, Franklin, Minn.; R.J. Merchant, Sioux City; Rich Michael Jr., Ischua, N.Y.; Jeremy Mills, Garner; Jeremy Montgomery, Burleson, Texas; Jason Morehouse, Evansdale; Josh Most, Red Oak; Jacob Murray, Hartford; Jason Murray, Hartford; and Levi Nielsen, Evansdale;Justin O’Brien, West Union; Scott Olson, Blairsburg; Colton Osborn, Lexington, Neb.; J.C. Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jim Peeler, Trimble, Mo.; Loren Pesicka, Burt; Tim Pessek, Hutchinson, Minn.; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Dillon Pike, Waxahachie, Texas; Bill Pittaway, Corpus Christi, Texas; Robert Plath, Barnesville, Minn.; Ron Pope, Mason City; David Pries, Medaryville, Ind.; Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Craig Reetz, Dunlap; James Reichart, Lorimor; Terry Rentfro, Bettendorf; and Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.;Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz.; Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn.; Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn.; Kyle Rohleder, WaKeeney, Kan.; Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev.; Ashley Schaaf, Lincoln, Neb.; Brian Schmitt, Wall Lake; Jason Schneiders, Sioux City; Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; David Schuster, Waterville, Minn.; J.J. Scott, Iowa City; Kelly Shryock, Fertile; Todd Shute, Des Moines; Christopher Sieweke, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Tom Silver, Glenwood, Minn.; Scott Simatovich, State Center; and Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.;Andrew Smith, Rogersville, Mo.; Dustin Smith, Lake City; Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; Tony Snyder, Readlyn; Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; Donavon Sorenson, Laurel, Mont.; Tim Sorenson, Laurel, Mont.; Joe Spillman, Austin, Texas; Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; Tim Stevens, Cedar Rapids; Caleb Stone, Lovington, N.M.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Jeff Streeter, Chowchilla, Calif.; Stephen Streeter, Chowchilla, Calif.; Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City; and Jim Thies, Mapleton;Ed Thomas, Waterloo; Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; Glenn Tyson II, Council Bluffs; Todd Van Eaton, Orient; Mike Van Genderen, Newton; Harvey Vande Weerd, Alton; Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; Gary VanderMark, Lowell, Mich.; Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.; Billy Vogel, West Fargo, N.D.; A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; Billy Ward, Cobleskill, N.Y.; Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; Will Ward, Cobleskill, N.Y.; Tony Wedelstadt, New London; Chad Wernette, Sheridan, Mich.; Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas; and Todd Wilson, Spickard, Mo.Stock Car pre-entries are in hand from:Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas; Andrew Altenburg, Truman, Minn.; Kevin Balmer, Garwin; Butch Bass, Winterset; Gary Bass, Des Moines; Scott Beauregard, Brandon; Norman Belew, Granger; Michael Bilyeu, Indianola; Randy Brands, Boyden; Josh Brauckman, Carroll; Tyler Brauckman, Carroll; Danny Brown, Gouldbusk, Texas; Jesse Brown, Nashua; and Tom Brumlic, Denmark, Wis.;Ronnie Christopher, Forney, Texas; Cody Clark, Yorktown, Texas; Blake Cole, Nashua; Terry Cornelison, Boone; Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas; Larry Crochek, Boone; Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis.; Russell Damme, Waterloo; Michael Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; Bob Daniels, Des Moines; Josh Daniels, Carlisle; Jason Davis, Norton, Kan.; Jeff Deal, Fort Dodge; Matt Deaton, Newton; Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M.; Jordan Durward, Trenton, Mo.; and David Easterday, Riverdale, Neb.;Robert Engelkes, Dike; Dalton Flory, Williston, N.D.; Joe Flory, Williston, N.D.; Todd Gereau, Sioux City; Wayne Gifford, Boone; Greg Gill, Muscatine; Derek Green, Granada, Minn.; Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas; Jim Hall, Jackson, Neb.; Dan Hanselman, Algona; Ryan Harris, Hubbard, Neb.; Mike Hauenstein, Culbertson, Mont.; Dylan Heilmann, Green Bay, Wis.; John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis.; Lonnie Hodges, Boone; and Max Hoffer, Sioux City;Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill.; Todd Inman, Altoona; Michael Jaennette, Kellogg; Geoff Jermark, Beloit, Kan.; Casey Jones, Sioux City; Ned Kalis, Wells, Minn.; Reed Keller, Webster City; Greg Keuhn, Trenton, Mo.; Andrew Knode, Adel; Wayne Landheer, Titonka; Michael Lang, Lamesa, Texas; Jordan Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; Jerry Leary, Little Suamico, Wis.; Jake Ludeking, Decorah; Chris Luloff, Independence; James Lynch, Kahoka, Mo.; and Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn.;Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas; Jake Masters, Graettinger; Jeff McCollum, Mankato, Minn.; Jason Minnehan, Churdan; Perry Misner, Albert, Kan.; Derek Moede, Casco, Wis.; David Moriarty, Jordan, Minn.; Josh Mroczkowski, Krakow, Wis.; Jeff Mueller, New London; Trent Murphy, Jefferson; Damon Murty, Chelsea; Mike Nichols, Harlan; Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas; Jesse Olson, Mayer, Minn.; Vernon Owens, Leander, Texas; and Chad Palmer, Renwick;Chris Palsrok, Sibley; Rich Pederson, Sioux City; Blake Peeler, Trimble, Mo.; Jim Peeler, Trimble, Mo.; Mike Pepper, Lakin, Kan.; Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb.; Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; Corey Piffer, Indianola; Scott Pippert, Elberon; Bruce Plumisto, Colby, Kan.; Shawn Primrose, Norfolk, Neb.; Travis Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Brandon Pruitt, Stuart; Terry Pruitt, Dexter; Todd Reitzler, Grinnell; Eric Rempel, Palmyra, Neb.; Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.; Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan.; and Kevin Rose, Waterloo;Robert Rutherford, Norton, Kan.; Matt Schauer, Arlington, Minn.; Tony Schlei, Union Grove, Wis.; Jay Schmidt, Tama; Trevor Schmidt, Hays, Kan.; Kellie Schmitt, Britt; Casey Sebastian, Cresco; Michael Sheen, Lamesa, Texas; Travis Shipman, Mason City; David Smith, Lake City; Devin Smith, Lake City; Donavon Smith, Lake City; Mike Stapleton, Denison; Chad Sterling, Stockton, Kan.; Robert Stofer, Jefferson; Brett Suckow, Evansdale; Buck Swanson, Waterloo; and Josh Telecky, Hutchinson, Minn.;Christopher Toot, Albert Lea, Minn.; Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; Roger Verdoorn, Sibley; Don Vis, Marshalltown; Billy Wade, San Angelo, Texas; B.J. Wagoner, Colby, Kan.; Ben Walding, Des Moines; Mart Wampler, Snyder, Texas; Mathew West, Kellerton; Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo.; Troy Woelber, Hull; Casey Woken, Norton, Kan.; Nathan Wood, Sigourney; and Jason York, Boone.Hobby Stock drivers pre-entered are:Zachary Ankrum, Sioux City; Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; Daniel Ayers, Webster City; Brandon Baker, Omaha, Neb.; Zachary Bales, Merrill; Nathan Ballard, Marengo; Tim Barber, Story City; Gabe Barclay, Hubbard, Neb.; Charles Bartels, Lincoln, Neb.; Merle Bass, Varona; Solomon Bennett, Perry; Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb.; Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; Dana Brandt, Minot, N.D.; and Austin Brauner, St. Edward, Neb.;Matt Brown, Dysart; Andrew Burg, Grimes; Keith Burg, Adel; Travis Burger, Atchison, Kan.; David Castellano, Des Moines; Tyler Clark, Osceola; Andrew Claus, Spencer; Eric Cross, Salina, Kan.; A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas; Brian Derry, Boone; Kevin Derry, Indianola; Stephen Doss, Boone; Tyler Easterday, Lexington, Neb.; Jacob Floyd, Cedar Rapids; Tommy Fose, Salina, Kan.; Jason Fusselman, Shelby; and Tyler Garst, Topeka, Kan.;Brandon Geurin, Waco, Texas; Craig Graham, Webster City; Dustin Graham, Boone; Cody Gustoff, Scranton; Daniel Hagen, Grimes; Austin Hauswirth, Laurens; Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb.; Tyler Hinrichs, Americus, Kan.; Andy Hoffman, Sioux City; Trevor Holm, Chandler, Minn.; Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb.; Casey Iehl, Newell; Benji Irvine, Oelwein; Brent Jochum, Norfolk, Neb.; Darin Johnson, Dickens; and Nic Kimmel, Hoskins, Neb.;Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; Marcus Kyle, Boone; Adam Lee, Salix; Chad LeGere, Ankeny; Austin Luellen, Minburn; Phil Lusson, Livermore; Dustin Lynch, Boone; Rodney Manthey, Norwood, Minn.; Ross Marshall, Johnston; Matthew McAtee, Minburn; Doug McCollough, Webster City; Matt McDonald, Scranton; TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb.; Marcus Moede, Algoma, Wis.; Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; and Brandon Nielsen, Spencer;Korbin Nourse, Dexter; Matt Olson, Franklin, Minn.; Tyson Overton, Carlisle; Brandon Pitts, Ames; David Plumisto, Brighton, Colo.; Jeremy Purdy, Bedford; Riley Raynard, Lampman, Sask.; Nathan Refior, Sutton, Neb.; David Rieks, Eldora; Andy Roller, Waco, Texas; Tyler Saathoff, Hickman, Neb.; Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; Josh Saunders, Newton; Buck Schafroth, Orient; Allyn Shively, Lincoln, Neb.; and Jay Sidles, Emmetsburg;Kyle Sidles, Algona; Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan.; Zac Smith, Mason City; Jamie Songer, Ankeny; Eric Stanton, Carlisle; Zach Swanson, Waterloo; Dennis Theesfeld, Curlew; Matt Tiernan, Stuart; Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; Mike Vogt, New Auburn, Minn.; Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb.; John Watson, Des Moines; Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger; Derek Willert, Rockford; and Leah Wroten, Independence.Early entries have been received from these Northern SportMod drivers:Justin Addison, Norfolk, Neb.; Tyler Afrank, Norfolk, Neb.; Shawn Albers, Wellsburg; John Albrecht, Glencoe, Minn.; Joshua Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Coby Bangasser, Allison; Ron Besaw, Omro, Wis.; Alan Bohlman, Cambridge, Minn.; Jeff Brunssen, LeMars; Jim Buhlman, Cedar Falls; Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; Austin Charles, Basehor, Kan.; Levi Chipp, Latimer; Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; Caleb Dennis, Chillicothe, Mo.; and Arron Duvall, Trenton, Mo.;Bruce Egeland, Marshall, Minn.; Dustin Enabnit, Rockford; Rick Fasse, Urbandale; Colby Fett, Algona; Joe Feyen, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Craig Garner, Clarinda; Shane Hammen, Newell; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; Kelsy Hayes, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; Curt Hilmer, Dysart; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; David Hoover, Ankeny; and Chris Isaacson, New Ulm, Minn.;Timothy Judd, Wall Lake; Austin Kaplan, Des Moines; Jamey Kennicutt, Gothenburg, Neb.; Brekken Kleinschmidt, North Fond du Lac, Wis.; Cody Knecht, Whittemore; Brian Konz, LeMars; Jacob Krone, Beloit, Kan.; Jeremiah LaDue, Trenton, N.D.; Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis.; Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb.; Josh Larsen, Glencoe, Minn.; Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa; Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.; Mark Leiting, Lincoln, Neb.; and Johnathon Logue, Boone;Tara Longnecker, Woodward; Matthew Looft, Swea City; Clint Luellen, Minburn; Dusty Masolini, Des Moines; Jake McBirnie, Boone; Kayden Menasco, Muldrow, Okla.; Cameron Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; Nick Meyer, Whittemore; Brian Miller, Grand Junction; Dustin Morgan, Williston, N.D.; Michael Murphy, Jefferson; Taylor Musselman, Norwalk; George Nordman, Mason City; Zech Norgaard, Spencer; Anthony Onstot, Norwalk; and Lukas Onstot, Norwalk;Frank Packer, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia; John Peed, Webster City; Dylan Petersen, Harlan; Matt Petrzelka, Norway; Kurtis Pihl, Falun, Kan.; Jeremy Pittsenbarger, Cameron, Mo.; Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb.; Austin Price, Alton; Justin Remus, New Ulm, Minn.; Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.; Rick Ringgenberg, Kelley; Kevin Robinson, Dewar; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Darin Roepke, LeMars; Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb.; and Darin Rothfus, Jefferson;Chase Rudolf, Prole; Randy Rudolf, Norwalk; Tim Rupp, Cherokee; Chad Ryerson, Wellsburg; Jake Sachau, Denison; Jeff Schmuhl, Fall River, Wis.; Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; Austin Schrage, Cresco; Brian Schrage, Cresco; Dakoda Sellers, Waverly; Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; Miles Shelman, Ames; Greg Sidles, Emmetsburg; Jake Simpson, Algona; Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; and Doug Smith, Lanesboro;Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan.; Rod Staats, Columbus Junction; Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif.; Sean Tyson, Council Bluffs; Cameron Vande Weerd, Alton; Connor Vande Weerd, Alton; Chris Vannausdle, Villisca; Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb.; Ryan Wark, Colby, Kan.; Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano, Wis.; Bill Wegner, Armstrong; Sam Wieben, Dysart; Brandon Williams, Des Moines; and Alex Zwanziger, Nashua.Late Model drivers pre-entered are:Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; Greg Cox, Kellogg; Tyler Droste, Waterloo; Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland; Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill.; Jason Hahne, Webster City; Daulton Maassen, Avoca; and Curt Schroeder, Newton.And pre-entered Sport Compact drivers are:Jake Benischek, Durant; Luke Benischek, Durant; Matt Brehmer, Sobieski, Wis.; Cody Cleghorn, Des Moines; Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn.; David Dembowski, Grand Island, Neb.; Jay DeVries, Spencer; Kaytee DeVries, Spencer; Melissa Etherton, Lincoln, Neb.; Tommy Etherton, Lincoln, Neb.; Stephanie Forsberg, Slayton, Minn.; Chuck Fullenkamp, West Point; and Brian Haller, Lincoln, Neb.;Ron Kibbe, Danville; Alan Lahr, Nicollet, Minn.; Matthew Lewis, Murray, Neb.; Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; William Michel, Muscatine; Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb.; Ashelyn Moriarty, Jordan, Minn.; Cory Peters, Spencer; Brad Schreiner, Weeping Water, Neb.; Brandon Setser, Davenport; Danny Sims, Decatur, Texas; Alec Stapleton, Denison; Corey Stapleton, Denison; Ryan Walker, Wilton.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Battle Lady Marauders

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs hosted the Mt. Vernon Lady Marauders on Monday night. The host team walked away victorious with a hard fought 2-1 victory. Despite being outshot 20-6, Batesville was able to capitalize on their opportunities and the Lady Bulldog defense bent but didn’t break throughout the game to help preserve the early lead.  In the second half, Batesville had a few opportunities early in the half, but found themselves on the defensive end for much of the final 20 minutes. Cerniglia made two more saves on corner kicks that kept the momentum on Batesville’s side. The Lady Bulldog defense led by Ellie Cassidy, Kari Reer, and Lily Meyer held strong and kept the Mt. Vernon forwards in check and only gave up shots outside of 30 yards that Cerniglia handled easily. With 10:19 to play in the match, the Lady Marauders finally got on the scoreboard as Cerniglia couldn’t quite get to a neat post shot that went into the top net to make the score 2-1 in favor of Batesville. The Lady Bulldogs held strong for the final 10 minutes as they earned a very tough 2-1 win.  Batesville took a 1-0 lead at the 28:00 mark of the first half. After a defensive stop, Liz Heidlage laid the ball off to Caroline Kellerman who found a streaking Abbey Prickel for a breakaway score. Prickel made a great first touch into space and hit a hard shot up and over the Lady Marauder goalkeeper. 4 minutes later, Carlie Werner scored what proved to be the game winner. Prickel found Werner open in the middle of the field, Werner took a few touches forward and found some space 30 yards out. She put her head down and drove a shot into the upper 90 with pace on the ball that gave the Mt. Vernon with no chance to get a glove on the ball. Olive Cerniglia and the Batesville defense maintained the shutout for the first half. Cerniglia made a diving save with 4 minutes left in the half to keep the ball out of the net. “This was a big win for us tonight. Each game we are getting better and competing at a high level. Liz Heidlage is our glue in the midfield and continues to run all over the field and distribute to our forwards and make defensive stops. Carlie and Abbey up top are becoming a dynamic duo and are continually gaining chemistry and the combination is working as they both scored tonight. Ellie Cassidy continues to lead a new lineup in the back and took care of a lot of dangerous balls tonight. Olive celebrated her birthday in style tonight with the best game of her career. She made big save after big save to keep us in the game. With 4 games to play, we hope to continue this momentum which will allow us to bring a lot of confidence into sectional play.” Coach Laker commented on the game.  In the JV contest,  Mt. Vernon defeated the Lady Bulldogs by a final score of 1 – 0.last_img read more

Male Puppy-Found

first_imgMale Puppy-Found U.S. 50 West near Napa Auto Parts in Versailles.  Very friendly and has a white flea collar. Please let me know if you know his owner. Someone out there is missing this little guy. He’s well kept.Call 689-3438 for details.last_img

NYG: We won’t return home over unpaid allowances – Team Ondo

first_imgRelatedPosts Election: PDP commends INEC, Buhari, Edo people Ondo poll: Akeredolu’s aide resigns appointment Ondo election: INEC moves 6,000 smart card readers from Oyo office Ondo State athletes and coaches have indicated they would not return to the state unless they were paid their due allowances for the ongoing 5th National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State.The 10-day NYG is for athletes whose ages are not more than 15 years, and it began on September 7 and will end on Tuesday.Moses Usifo told newsmen via telephone on Sunday in Akure on behalf of the aggrieved athletes and coaches that the state government and the sports council management were guilty of negligence.The coach said the state’s athletes and coaches had drawn a battle line with the leadership of the sports council following the alleged failure of the management to pay their allowances.He said the act could simply be described as wicked and barbaric.“It’s still shocking that most of our athletes at the ongoing NYG in Ilorin are starving, even though they are still competing,” Usifo said.The boxing coach said the athletes and coaches have not been given any part of their allowances since the games’ commencement and efforts to prevent the imminent crisis had proved abortive.“We were told to wait till the month end before we can get the allowances, but we have resolved to stop competing and remain in Ilorin until we are paid,” he said.However, the state’s Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Dotun Owanikin, told newsmen that the information was not trueOwanikin said: “To the best of my knowledge,this information is not true.“I know you will discover at the end of the day that the remainder of the officials’ allowances had been scheduled for payment shortly after the games, while the allowances of the athletes had been fully paid.“I repeat, that all athletes have been fully paid. The officials will receive their balance of allowances when they return to Ondo state. That is the gospel truth.”Tags: Akure.Kwara StateMoses UsifoNational Youth GamesOndo StateUnpaid allowanceslast_img read more

Man barricades himself inside apartment after killing ex-wife

first_imgOfficials in Plantation, Florida have arrested a 51-year-old man after he reportedly killed his ex-wife and then barricaded himself inside of their apartment.The incident occurred early Saturday on the 8700 block of Northwest Fourth Court.Authorities say Brandon Ngo shot his wife in their apartment and then refused to come out of the apartment or allow authorities inside for several hours.Eventually Ngo was taken to Broward County’s main jail where he is ordered to remain without bond as of Sunday.A friend of the victim told new sources that the victim’s name is Jade Nguyen and that the couple just finalized their divorce Tuesday.They plan to have a memorial service for Nguyen Monday at Contour Day Spa in Plantation. The service will begin at 6:00 pm.Ngo faces a charge of first-degree murder.last_img read more

Ronaldinho barred from receiving visitors in jail

first_imgRio de Janeiro: Brazilian football great Ronaldinho will no longer receive visits at the Paraguayan jail where he is being held as local authorities attempt to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Ronaldinho and his brother, Roberto Assis, have been imprisoned since March 6 for allegedly using fake passports to enter the South American country.It is reported that Paraguayan officials have ordered that the prison on the outskirts of capital Asuncion tighten protocols to prevent the spread of the virus. In addition to barring all visitors except lawyers, jail staff have been ordered to wear protective gloves and masks while all prisoners must undergo a daily health check, a Globo Esporte news portal report said.Ronaldinho and Assis travelled to Paraguay on March 4 to participate in a children’s charity event and promote a new book. The pair were arrested later that day when police realised they had entered the country with fake passports. They have denied any wrongdoing and said they were presented with the doctored travel documents as a “gift” upon arriving at Asuncion’s international airport.A judge refused the brothers’ request for house arrest and ordered them to remain in jail pending the police investigation, citing a flight risk.Ronaldinho retired from football in 2018 after a career that included a World Cup triumph in 2002 and two FIFA World Player of the Year awards. IANSAlso Read: Brazilian football Ronaldinho ordered to remain in Paraguayan jailAlso Watch: Coronavirus update: Buddhist Monastery in Naharkatika take extra prevention measureslast_img read more

Sip, Stroke, Socialize While Making Your Own Masterpiece

first_imgBy Judy O’Gorman AlvarezRED BANK ­– It wasn’t so much a love of art or a love of wine that inspired Dorothy Fadell, her brother Fred and friend Rich Barton to open Pinot’s Palette, but a desire to give people a chance to create their own art in a comfortable environment.“I think it’s great to bring art to the masses,” said Fadell. “To have people who haven’t painted since the fourth grade come in and paint for the night.”Pinot’s Palette is a “paint and sip” studio where people are invited to uncork – or unscrew – their bottle of wine, pick up a paintbrush and try their hand at making art. If it sounds too daunting for some, a local artist offers step-by-step instructions to create a featured painting.The studio at 12 Broad St. offers two- and three-hour classes for the budding artist. The studio can accommodate up to 48 artists and also has a smaller room for those who want to paint the town with friends. Pinot’s Palette provides all of the art supplies needed for the class.Guests can bring their own wine, beer or non-alcoholic drinks and food. The studio provides wine glasses, corkscrews and ice buckets.“People tell us we are their therapy,” said Fadell said, who is also a co-owner of a Pinot’s Palette franchise on Staten Island. “They have this happiness and satisfaction” when they are painting.“People say ‘I used to like art, I used to be able to paint,’ ” she said, “ ‘but it’s been 20 years.’ ”She credits Pinot Palette’s popularity to having a professional artist lead the room full of adventurous, curious and perhaps intimidated guests through the steps of creating a painting. The results usually are a lot of laughs, a bit of pride and a masterpiece of their own to bring home.And wine, she admits, can helps with inhibitions.“It’s very much a party atmosphere, as opposed to an art class in a local college,” she said.The artists Fadel hires – all from the area – share their support, tips and a bit of their skill to help the amateur painters. The featured painting that guests recreate is chosen from the Pinot’s Palette’s extensive library of more than 600 paintings. For more information, visit www.PinotsPalette.com.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Bombers FieldHockey Team

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers reeled off a couple of late wins to finish to pull off a ninth place finish at the BC High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships this past week in Surrey. LVR edged G.W. Graham of Chilliwack 2-0 in Consolation Round action Friday.The win came a few hours after the Bombes edged Enver Creek of Surrey 2-1.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.The team includes Paige Meisner, Shianne Michalchuk, Aimee Montpellier, Ashley Hall, Maria Giavedoni, Ashleigh Maclean, Rylie Jordhal, Pearl Velisek Pauline Seeliger, Clara Hundertmark, Sienna Mornigstar, Elissa Centrone  and Isabel curstion, Heather Potkins, Rylee Zondervan, Hanna Quinn Julia Burkart, Noa Butterfield and coach Bruce Walgren.last_img read more

Welcome, rooks: Ayton, Bamba, Trier sparkle in NBA debuts

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Orlando center Mo Bamba celebrates during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Orlando won the game 104-101. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)ORLANDO, Fla. — Mo Bamba heard his name over Orlando’s public address system for the first time during introductions, and waved his arms to the crowd asking for their cheers.Then the game started.ADVERTISEMENT He wasn’t the only rookie smiling Wednesday.Ayton made his first three shots and finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as Phoenix eased past Dallas. Bamba was clutch for Orlando, putting together a 13-point, seven-rebound, two-block effort in the Magic win over Miami. And maybe it was fitting — Ayton and Trier had plenty of big nights together at Arizona as collegians last season, and they had another one Wednesday, albeit about 2,400 miles apart.Trier had 15 points for the Knicks in their easy win over Atlanta, two of those points coming on a down-the-lane dunk where he went either past or over four Hawks players, a play that even had New York coach David Fizdale celebrating.“Some things happen in a game sometimes and you just go, ‘Whoa,’” Fizdale said.After two nights of this season, 35 players have made their NBA debuts. That’s just the first of many waves; 119 rookies got into at least one game last season, a figure helped mightily by the emergence of two-way contracts. Last season’s newcomer total was the league’s highest since 1949-50 when 120 debuted — in large part because what was the 12-team BAA the year before became the 17-team NBA that season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Some of those debuts were forgettable, some barely noticeable, but a few — like No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton in Phoenix, the No. 6 overall pick in Bamba and even undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier in New York — stood out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Felt pretty good,” Bamba said. “It was everything I expected it to be.”READ: DeRozan impressive in debut as Spurs fend off Timberwolves Some of the openers on Wednesday were statistically nonexistent — three debuts were logged officially at lasting less than one minute, seven of the rookies on the floor didn’t attempt any shots, and the average per-rook was less than 5 points per game.Ayton and Bamba dazzled. No. 3 pick Luka Doncic had 10 points and eight rebounds, but misfired on 11 of his 16 shots. No. 11 pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 11 points for the Clippers. It wasn’t just lottery guys who stood out — second-round pick Bruce Brown started for Detroit, and Trier made MSG take notice.The challenge now for Trier, Bamba, Ayton and every other rookie? Getting ready for the rest of the season.“Now it’s just a matter of doing that 81 more times,” Bamba said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history READ: Booker’s late onslaught lifts Suns past MavsAtlanta’s Trae Young, the No. 5 pick in the draft, made his first NBA shot. The make was a notable event for Young, who said that he airballed his first shot attempt in high school, in college and at the NBA Summer League in July.Progress, indeed.“This is just one of many,” Young said, not sounding worried about the Hawks’ rocky opener.None of the rookies so far have had monster numbers, but then again, those are rare in debuts.The record for points by someone in his first game is held by Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 43 for the Philadelphia Warriors at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks on Oct. 24, 1959. A year later, Oscar Robertson’s first NBA game resulted in his first triple-double — 21 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists. LeBron James had 25 in 2003, two months shy of his 19th birthday.Those were the start of great careers.But bad first games don’t doom anyone to a life of mediocrity, either.Steve Nash, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming and Dennis Rodman combined for zero points in their debuts. Kobe Bryant went scoreless his first time out as well, and he’ll be joining that foursome in the Basketball Hall of Fame soon anyway. Michael Jordan shot 5 for 16 to start his career. Kevin Durant went 7 for 22 in his opening game with Seattle.“You never forget the first game,” said Miami’s Dwyane Wade, who scored 18 points in his debut in 2003 and still recalls how he spent some of that night being guarded by Allen Iverson. “You’re going to get better. You’re nervous. You can’t change that. It’s going to be a big moment in your life, and you’re going to grow from that moment. And then you’re going to have a lot of other moments.” View commentslast_img read more