Strong showing at polls from US progressives suggests leftward swing

first_imgAlso in New York, Mondaire Jones, a black 33-year-old who is openly gay and another favorite among progressives, likely will best a crowded field in a neighboring congressional district. Ocasio-Cortez — who along with progressive senators and former presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren endorsed both Bowman and Jones — scored a resounding victory against a well-funded primary rival for her seat representing parts of the Bronx and Queens in the House.All three of the candidates are from overwhelmingly Democratic districts, and primary wins virtually guarantee a congressional seat.”When I won in 2018, many dismissed our victory as a ‘fluke,'” the 30-year-old known as AOC tweeted.  Two years after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the US political establishment by winning a seat in Congress and becoming one of its best-known members, another upstart New Yorker is gaining attention, one of several likely electoral wins galvanizing the Democratic left ahead of November.Many mailed ballots remain uncounted but early numbers from Tuesday’s primary vote in several states suggest big gains for US progressives, signaling ongoing dissatisfaction among some with the Democratic party’s traditional wing that’s triggering a leftward swing.Jamaal Bowman, a black 44-year-old former middle school principal, appears set to topple Eliot Engel — a 73-year-old white centrist who has spent two decades in Congress — in a district just north of Manhattan, according to a preliminary count from the New York Board of Elections.I’m a Black man raised by a single mother in a housing project. That story doesn’t usually end in Congress.But today, that 11-year old boy beaten by police is about to be your Representative.I can’t wait to get to DC and cause problems for those maintaining the status quo. pic.twitter.com/ijaWpkcxvc— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) June 24, 2020 “We are proving that the people’s movement in NY isn’t an accident. It’s a mandate.”On the state level, leftist Julia Salazar breezed past opponents to maintain her New York senate seat as fellow Democratic Socialist Jabari Brisport appeared poised to join her there.And in Kentucky a progressive insurgent, Charles Booker, delivered a spirited challenge against a powerhouse fundraiser opponent in hopes of securing the Democratic nomination to take on top Republican Mitch McConnell.Kentucky is ready for a new vision. It’s time for new leadership. The race is tight, but as every vote is counted, we can feel the people rising up.We’re ready to #ShockTheWorld. pic.twitter.com/o9QIedd1oB— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) June 25, 2020The tilt left comes amid social upheaval and anger over a piecemeal coronavirus response and mass unemployment, as well as a surge of anti-racism protests over police brutality.Bowman’s race in many ways encapsulated the moment: Raised by a single mother, he’s lived in public housing and discussed being beaten by police as an 11-year-old.”It’s the confluence of this perfect storm,” said Nadia E. Brown, a scholar of politics and African-American studies at Purdue University.”It’s the pandemic, it’s the economic downturn and it’s this racial unrest — these have given people ample opportunity to think deeply about their role in democracy.”For Emerson Russell-Grad — a member of the Democratic Socialists of America since 2016 who campaigned for Bowman — Tuesday’s wave of progressive wins comes after years of organizing.”Really what it comes down to is building that multi-racial, multi-generational working class movement,” the 24-year-old recent college graduate said.Long road ahead Brown is skeptical that a progressive influx will take over the Democratic party in what she called a “pretty solidly moderate” United States.”But what I think will happen is that these progressives will have a large enough voice… to push those that are in power to rethink some standard policies,” she told AFP.It’s a push already in motion: Along with Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez, progressive Democrats Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) have made inroads as some of Congress’ most outspoken figures.Brian Arbour, a politics professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, called it clear “the Democratic Party in general is moving to the left” platform-wise, as state healthcare expansion, climate change policies and gun restrictions gain broader support within its ranks.And while progressives can more likely sway voters in urban districts, Arbour noted that Jones’ win came in a more suburban locale.Still, he said, the Democrats “easily nominated Joe Biden” — a moderate in the style of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama set to take on Donald Trump in November — indicating a general inclination to toe the line.But organizer Russell-Grad said leftist Sanders’ presidential primary loss against Biden was part of a “much longer battle.””It goes way beyond just the presidency, it’s at every level of government,” he said. “What we’re fighting for is consciousness-building amongst working people.””Seeing candidates that have never been involved in electoral politics before running and then achieving victories — it really shows that the movement is successful.”Topics :last_img read more

Janbon replaces Marchessaux at BNP Paribas Investment Partners

first_imgJacques d’Estais, BNP Paribas Group deputy COO, thanked Marchessaux for his work at the investment manager over the past six years.“I have every confidence in Frédéric’s ability to reinforce our range of investment solutions for institutional clients, distributors and individual customers in what is a highly strategic business for the BNP Paribas Group,” he said.Marchessaux was also previously head of the company’s institutional business line, a role that was handed to David Kiddie last year.Janbon’s promotion follows on from the appointment of a new head of equity derivatives strategy at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking.Edmund Shing will be responsible for strengthening the bank’s equity derivatives strategy by developing trade ideas for clients, focusing on derivatives, markets and cross-asset research. Frédéric Janbon is to replace Philippe Marchessaux as chief executive of BNP Paribas Investment Partners.Marchessaux, who oversaw the integration of ABN Amro Asset Management and the investment management business of Fortis into BNP Paribas, is to remain with the company in as-yet-unannounced role.Janbon – who has more than 25 years of experience, including within the derivatives and options market and the interest rate teams within the French Bank – assumed his new role this week.He was named global head of fixed income in 2005, a position he held until last year.last_img read more

Surprising transformation hidden behind deceptive exterior

first_imgThe house at 11 Akora St, MacGregor, is for sale.ON THE outside this MacGregor house looks like your regular, tidy, lowset brick abode.But prepare to be transported upon stepping foot across the threshold. The bathrooms are sleek and modern.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe garage is now a massive master suite, and the ensuite has a deep soaker tub for unwinding after a long day.This area is separated from the other bedrooms by a living and dining room which has polished timber floors.The home’s three other bedrooms are serviced by a bathroom with a double vanity, and a separate toilet.There is also a separate laundry. Pendant lights are a feature of the dining room.Mrs Bellas said she had also enjoyed living in MacGregor due to its quiet atmosphere and its convenience.“It’s really peaceful and it is close to everything,” she said. “It’s a minute to the (Pacific Motorway), there are a lot of good schools around us and all of the shopping centres are walking distance.”The Bellas are now hoping to move somewhere that does not have a backyard.The house is set to go to auction on March 30, 9.30am.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 Inside is a stone feature wall and a fireplace.Maria and Jim Bellas bought the house at 11 Akora St about five years ago and have since taken sledgehammers to walls, turning it into the ultimate contemporary home.“We gutted everything inside and started from scratch,” Mrs Bellas said.“We more or less just left the framework inside and we made the double garage into a bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.”center_img Polished timber floors sweep through the house.The living room is Mrs Bellas’ favourite space of the home.“We did a stone feature wall, and another feature wall with glass and downlighting in it,” she said.“We just sit back and relax in there.“There is an electric fireplace in there as well so it is nice in the winter time to sit and watch a movie.” The garage has been transformed into a bedroom.last_img read more

The Victims of Rho

first_imgWashington Update 7 May 2018Family First Comment: This is why we need legal regulation around abortion laws. www.chooselife.org.nz/review#ImWithBothFor Robert Rho, destroying tiny lives was all in a day’s work. He performed so many abortions, more than 40,000, that one more death probably seemed insignificant — until 2016, when that death was one of his 30-year-old patients.Jaime Morales was six months pregnant when she went to Rho’s office in Queens. It turned out to be the last time she would go anywhere. In snuffing out the life of her perfectly viable baby, the New York doctor managed to sever Jaime’s uterine aorta, rip her cervix, and pierce her uterine wall. Rho knew she was in danger. When the bleeding wouldn’t stop, he had to perform another procedure. It didn’t work, but after she collapsed in the bathroom, Rho sent her home anyway — refusing to call an ambulance.In the car, Jaime slipped into unconsciousness — and by the time her sister reached 911 and got her to a hospital, it was too late. The young mother died. Now, two years later, Rho is in court, where he should have faced 15 years for manslaughter. But, just as the jury was about to weigh in with its verdict, the attorney reached a plea deal with prosecutors that will let Rho off with just months in prison — a victory his lawyers call “monumental.”For the Morales family, who lost so much on that awful July day, Rho’s actions were no “accident.” It was negligence of the worst kind – the sort of criminal callousness that’s taken hold in abortion centers across the country. Assistant District Attorney Brad Leventhal argued that this whole case went beyond malpractice. “It’s about greed and arrogance.” Jaime Lee Morales, he told the jury, “bled to death because this defendant did nothing.”Unfortunately, Rho is just the symbol of a broader abortion movement that cares more about making a profit than providing for the well-being of women. His Liberty Women’s Health of Queens office is closed, but hundreds of other abortion offices are still open and operating without the barest of concerns for mothers’ health. Planned Parenthood has spent millions of dollars fighting common sense standards and safety regulations that would help keep women like Jaime Morales alive. To their dismay, even states with some of the bluest roots stand behind sensible measures like abortion waiting periods, fetal pain bills, hospital admitting privileges, mandatory ultrasounds, licensed staff requirements — and, in a minor’s case, getting a mom or dad’s okay.For an industry supposedly predicated on “women’s health,” you’d think the clinics would be supportive. Think again. These businesses would rather make money than spend any on state-of-the-art care for mothers. Instead of giving women the cutting-edge care they claim to, groups like Planned Parenthood want to subject mothers to clinics with looser regulations than a public pool. No wonder taxpayers are desperate to defund them!https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA18E14&f=WU18E05Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Inside Chelsea owner’s £66m private jet

first_imgChelsea owner Roman Abramovich owns a fleet of amazing aircraft. As you can imagine, it’s pretty much a palace in the sky. There’s a stunning banquet hall on board with room for up to 30 guests to wine and dine. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body12 Marvel Superheroes Before The FameWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 9 Rarest And Most Valuable Items In The World8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Here’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In Half A kitchen, office and bedroom with a double bed were also installed on board as part of the modifications. The interior is made of precious metals and fine wood, including chestnut and gold trim. It’s fit for a man worth around £12billion. When you’re one of the richest men in the world, you’ll always have concerns for your safety. That’s why ‘The Bandit’ has the same security system as Air Force One, which transports US president Donald Trump around. Costing around £1.5million, on board is an anti-ballistic system designed to counter any ballistic missiles fired at the plane. So, like Air Force it’s the most secure and safe plane on the planet. Although Roman favours The Bandit, he can pick and choose what he flies in – with a fleet of three to use. He has two other Boeings – a 767-300 (£55million) and a 767-700 (£60million). Again, they feature conference rooms and bedrooms, but they’re not as hi-tech as ‘The Bandit.’ read also:Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s daughter Sofia looking for love That said, they’re still as luxurious – also featuring gold trim throughout their interiors. Roman certainly knows how to spoil himself. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But the jewel in his collection of private planes is a customised Boeing 767-33A ER nicknamed ‘The Bandit’ worth £66m. Abramovich’s most lavish is his Boeing 767-33A ER that has a banquet hall for 30 guestsCredit: Jet Aviation.center_img Loading… And he keeps ‘The Bandit’ at the Harrods Aviation facility in Stansted Airport, for whenever needs it. But what’s so special about Roman’s wings? The Russian oligarch bought it in 2004 – just a year after he took over the reigns at Stamford Bridge – when Hawaiian Airlines cancelled their order for the plane.last_img read more

Simeone defends Atletico Madrid stars after UCL exit

first_imgDiego Simeone believes Atletico Madrid were weighed down by the pressure and intensity of a long season after  crashing out of the Champions League on Thursday night against Leipzig. Leipzig will face Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals on Tuesday after Tyler Adams’ deflected shot in the 88th minute earned them a shock 2-1 victory in Lisbon. Atletico’s Joao Felix had earlier scored a penalty to cancel out Dani Olmo’s opener. Questions will be asked about Simeone’s future and his ability to turn this Atletico side into winners again, while sticking to his defensive style of play. “I have nothing to say to anyone about what we did this season. It’s a good season, third in La Liga, quarter-finalists in Champions League,” Simeone said. Defeat ends a disappointing season for Atletico, who finished third in La Liga, 17 points behind Real Madrid. “We didn’t have that physical sharpness or rhythm,” said Simeone afterwards. “At the end of a season with so much pressure, so much need to get into the Champions League, and the need to integrate new players. “We came with a lot of hope. The feeling is a lot of bitterness but I know the players gave everything. They gave it their all.” Read Also: Leipzig boss can’t wait to face ex-mentor, PSG coach Tuchel “Next season will be tough, very tough.” Simeone admitted Leipzig were the better team and deserved to go through to the semis. “They were better, faster,” he added. “We gave everything and we leave with dignity, with an opponent who deserves their victory.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 30

first_imgSmiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Boyd, Texas, 796; 2. Da­mon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 728; 3. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 709; 4. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, 664; 5. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 638; 6. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, and Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, both 603; 8. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 599; 9. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 592; 10. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 581; 11. Billy J. Gould, Kingwood, Texas, 577; 12. Gary Fox, Fort Worth, Texas, 536; 13. James Skinner, Bur­leson, Texas, 529; 14. Tim Ihnen, Cortez, Colo., 513; 15. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 488; 16. Tate Butler, Yukon, Okla., 477; 17. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 476; 18. Steve Blair, Cor­tez, Colo., 475; 19. Jason Hubbert, Belton, Texas, 473; 20. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 468.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Steve Riojas, Waxahachie, Texas, 790; 2. Kaytee DeVries, Spen­cer, Iowa, 744; 3. R. J. Esqueda, Granada, Minn., 727; 4. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 719; 5. Dar­win “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 716; 6. Jaedon Erickson, Welcome, Minn., 714; 7. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 707; 8. Gilbert Aldape, Sioux City, Iowa, 640; 9. Jack Bran­som, Burleson, Texas, 620; 10. Ted Trumbo, Saint Francis, Kan., 602; 11. Justin Dose, Biscay, Minn., 583; 12. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 573; 13. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 532; 14. William Millard, Dolores, Colo., 526; 15. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 525; 16. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 519; 17. Caine Mahlberg, Dunlap, Iowa, 509; 18. Harold Clifton, Stephen­ville, Texas, 503; 19. Anthony Clark, Omaha, Neb., 502; 20. Greg Kohl, Fort Ripley, Minn., 490.  IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 773; 2. Logan Duffy, Independ­ence, Iowa, 746; 3. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 669; 4. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 623; 5. Mitch Manternach, Dyersville, Iowa, 596; 6. Colton Leal, Dubuque, Iowa, 591; 7. Andy Nezworski, Buf­falo, Iowa, 590; 8. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 551; 9. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 540; 10. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., 537; 11. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 531; 12. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 527; 13. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 523; 14. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 522; 15. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 506; 16. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 498; 17. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 494; 18. Jill George, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 448; 19. Jeff A. Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 447; 20. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 437.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 795; 2. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 791; 3. Doug Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 790; 4. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 784; 5. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 769; 6. Tyler Soppe, Dubuque, Iowa, 763; 7. Gage Neal, An­amosa, Iowa, 761; 8. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 756; 9. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 750; 10. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 741; 11. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 729; 12. Alec Fett, Algona, Iowa, 728; 13. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 727; 14. Clay Erickson, Glen­dale, Ariz., 726; 15. Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan., 724; 16. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., 721; 17. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 715; 18. Ben Chapman, Clarence, Iowa, 712; 19. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 700; 20. Danny Concelman, Colorado Springs, Colo., 699. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Tom Berry, Des Moines, Iowa, 789; 2. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 788; 3. Jeff Larson (B1), Freeport, Ill., and Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., both 785; 5. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 781; 6. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 766; 7. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 762; 8. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, 761; 9. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 760; 10. Jim Thies, Maple­ton, Iowa, and Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., both 756; 12. Tony Leiker, Gillette, Wy., 755; 13. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 754; 14. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 746; 15. Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., 744; 16. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 740; 17. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 737; 18. Bart Taylor, Sheridan, Wy., 732; 19. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 729; 20. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 724.  Lady Eagle – 1. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 744; 2. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 691; 3. Leah Wroten, Independ­ence, Iowa, 686; 4. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 670; 5. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 668; 6. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 581; 7. Kenzie Ritter, Keystone, Iowa, 530; 8. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 525; 9. Torey Fischer, West Fargo, N.D., 488; 10. Krissy Car­penter, Aztec, N.M., 474; 11. Allison Morris, Taylor, Texas, 465; 12. Brook­lynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 459; 13. Megan Hatley, Newark, Texas, 457; 14. Jenna Hagemann, Fort Ripley, Minn., 450; 15. Jill George, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 448; 16. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 424; 17. Han­nah Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 423; 18. Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., 422; 19. Stephanie Span­gler, Dove Creek, Colo., 395; 20. Hannah Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 356. center_img IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 788; 2. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 783; 3. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 778; 4. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 777; 5. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 775; 6. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., and Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., each 774; 9. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 757; 10. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn., 744; 11. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 739; 12. Solo­mon Bennett, Minburn, Iowa, 719; 13. Jason Fusselman, Avoca, Iowa, 715; 14. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton, Iowa, 690; 15. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley, Iowa, 676; 16. Josh Sidles, Em­metsburg, Iowa, 672; 17. Miciah Hidlebaugh, Adel, Iowa, 667; 18. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 664; 19. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 658; 20. Kyler Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 654.  IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 738; 2. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 604; 3. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 597; 4. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 573; 5. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 569; 6. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 557; 7. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 545; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 540; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 476; 10. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 432; 11. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 420; 12. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 410; 13. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 402; 14. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 392; 15. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 391; 16. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 390; 17. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 385; 18. Mitchell Dvorak, Stuart, Neb., 384; 19. Neil Nick­olite, Bellwood, Neb., 380; 20. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 374.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Michael Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 796; 2. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 789; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 783; 4. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 771; 5. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn., 755; 6. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 753; 7. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 743; 8. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 742; 9. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 740; 10. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 738; 11. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 733; 12. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 724; 13. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 721; 14. Cameron Wilkinson, Ne­ligh, Neb., 716; 15. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 710; 16. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 709; 17. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 694; 18. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 686; 19. Jake Masters, Graettinger, Iowa, 685; 20. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 677. Junior National Champion – 1. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 778; 2. Dallon Murty, Chel­sea, Iowa, 771; 3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 747; 4. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 746; 5. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 741; 6. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 709; 7. Jay­den Larson, Mankato, Minn., 669; 8. Cade Rich­ards, Lincoln, Neb., 668; 9. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 664; 10. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 658; 11. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 651; 12. Blake Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 643; 13. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 638; 14. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 620; 15. Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif., 611; 16. Jerret Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 603; 17. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 600; 18. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 599; 19. Dennis Cosens, Ment­more, N.M., 573; 20. Ashton Wilkey, Batesville, Ark., 555.last_img read more

Trash and recycling drop off sites closed in Westport and St. Paul

first_imgDecatur County, IN—According to Decatur County Solid Waste Management, the Westport and St.Paul recycling and trash drop-off sites are closed per Best Way Disposal and it will look at opening this back up next Wednesday.last_img

Aguero to miss Villa clash

first_imgManchester City striker Sergio Aguero will not feature in this weekend’s Barclays Premier League game at Aston Villa. Manager Manuel Pellegrini has decided not to risk the Argentinian ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich after he suffered a knock in the Manchester derby last weekend. Aguero scored twice before being withdrawn after 86 minutes as City thrashed Manchester United 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium. No injury was indicated at the time and nothing seemed untoward when he was then rested for the midweek Capital One Cup win over Wigan. But Pellegrini has now revealed a problem and does not want to take the chance of playing Aguero at Villa Park on Saturday. Pellegrini said: “Aguero finished the last derby in the last play with a small pain, I think it was nothing important but I think it was a risk for him to play three games in the same week. “We will leave him for next Wednesday but he will be absolutely fine.” Playmaker David Silva, who has missed the last four games with a thigh strain is also not fit to return at the weekend but will be assessed ahead of the Munich game. The European champions visit the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday in the second round of games in Champions League Group D. Pellegrini said: “We will see in the week.” Pellegrini insisted the looming game against Pep Guardiola’s Munich would not affect the players’ thinking for the trip to Villa. Press Association City laboured in a goalless draw at Stoke immediately prior to their last Champions League outing against Viktoria Plzen a fortnight ago. Pellegrini had made six changes for that game and Potters boss Mark Hughes suggested City may have paid the price for prioritising the wrong game. Pellegrini said: “I am sure nobody is thinking about Bayern Munich. We are all thinking about Aston Villa. “We know it is a strong team playing at home. We need to play a very good game if we want to win and we need to win away now. “We have lost one away and drawn the other, for different reasons. “It is in the past so I don’t continue talking about those games but tomorrow we have the opportunity to win against Aston Villa. “It is very important for us to reach the first position of the table.” City have enjoyed an outstanding spell since that Stoke result, opening their Champions League campaign with a comfortable win over Plzen and then thrashing United and Wigan. In the process they scored 12 goals and the fluid attacking style Pellegrini promised when appointed, even after 10 changes against Wigan, was much in evidence. Pellegrini feels the team are getting close to playing in the manner he wants. He said: “If we repeat what we did against Manchester United, very near. “But all the games are different, performances are different, the squads are different. “The important thing is we see the same team but with different names.” Micah Richards, Joleon Lescott, James Milner and Stevan Jovetic were among those to impress after coming into the side for the 5-0 win over Wigan on Tuesday. They may now have to make way again but Pellegrini expects all of his players to be able to slot in seamlessly when called upon and does not anticipate problems keeping everyone happy. He said: “For me that is the least problem. The problem for managers is when you don’t have players to make rotation or to play every week. That is not a problem for me. “All the players understand it is mature players that we need, an important amount of players. “I always said two in each position because we have a lot of games to play from now until the end of the year.” City’s performances in their last three games, most notably against United, have earned considerable plaudits but Pellegrini is unwilling say whether he has the Premier League’s best squad or not. He said: “We are just starting the year so it is difficult in this moment to say who is the strongest squad. “I think we have a very good squad and we will try to win all we play.” last_img read more

Football News Werder Bremen consolidate 10th spot in Bundesliga with 4-0 win over Augsburg

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Berlin: Werder Bremen continued its birthday celebrations with a 4-0 rout of Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Bremen, which marked its 120th anniversary as a club on Monday, followed up its dramatic penalty shootout win over Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup on Tuesday with its biggest league win of the season. Milot Rashica scored two goals, getting Bremen off the mark in the fifth minute and claiming his second a minute after Johannes Eggestein made it 2-0 in the 27th. Kevin Moehwald got Bremen’s fourth in the 83rd.           The win helped Bremen consolidate 10th spot and put it within striking distance of the teams chasing European qualification. Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen, fifth and sixth respectively, are just three points clear. Augsburg stayed 15th, three points above Stuttgart in the relegation playoff spot. Werder Bremen consolidated 10th spot in the Bundesliga.VFB Stuttgart have lost five out of their last six games.Augsburg are in 15th position in the Bundesliga. highlights On Saturday, Borussia Dortmund squandered a three-goal lead and drew with Hoffenheim 3-3 at home, then watched Bayern Munich cut its lead in the Bundesliga to five points by beating Schalke 3-1.          STUTTGART IN FREEFALL             Stuttgart coach Markus Weinzierl’s job was on the line after his side’s 3-0 capitulation at promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf, a relegation rival that now appears safe, 10 points clear of Stuttgart. Duesseldorf, previously bottom, appears a side reborn after five wins and two draws from its last eight league games under Friedhelm Funkel, who celebrated his 800th Bundesliga game as a coach against Stuttgart.             Stuttgart, which has five defeats in its last six games, saw Argentine forward Nicolas Gonzalez sent off late through VAR for an off-the-ball incident with Duesseldorf’s Kaan Ayhan, who was booked. last_img read more