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Boys Track Regionals @ Warren Central on Thursday (5-23).The host Warren Central Warriors capture The Boys Track Regionals. Locally, East Central places 4th; Batesville 8th; Milan 17th; Franklin County 20th; South Dearborn 22nd; and Oldenburg 31st.Milan’s Matt Riehle captures 400 Dash Title! Batesville’s Adam Moster 800 Run Champion! East Central’s 4 x 4 100 Relay Team of Alex Hornbach, Clayton Deitsch, Erik Perkins, and Chase Ludwig take The Regional Crown!201819WarrenCentralRegionalCongratulations to the Batesville Bulldogs who traveled to compete in the 40 team Regionals at Warren Central last night. The Bulldogs had a strong showing and placed 8th place with Adam Moster being crowned the Regional Champion in the 800 meter run! (1:57.29) advancing him to the State competition next Friday at Indiana University in Bloomington. Congratulations Adam! Also scoring for the Bulldogs was Adam Bedel, who threw a personal best by over 20 feet in the discus placing him in 5th place (he was seeded 16th). Joshua Myers in the 1600m run also placed 5th from a strong field (seeded 11th). And the 4 x 800m relay team ran a personal best time of the year also finishing 5th of JJ Kuisel, Johnathon Lynch, Benjamin Moster and Adam Moster. (seeded 10th) . Way to go Bulldogs and Good Luck Adam next week at State!The best of luck to our area athletes at The State Finals on Friday, May 31st at IU in Bloomington.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — President Donald Trump will be in Iowa today, facing criticism over his recent threat to raise tariffs on all products from Mexico.The move prompted Mexican officials to agree to work with the U.S. in stopping the flow of immigrants across the border, and Trump responded by dropping the tariff threat. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has heard those who say the president’s tactics were questionable.“The president is successful through these negotiations,” Grassley says. “Whatever tools he used, I might not even agree with those tools, but by golly, you gotta’ admit that they worked.” The president threatened a 5% tariff on Mexican imports initially, with the amount rising to a 25% tariff by October. We’ll never know if Trump would have followed through on that significant threat, and critics charge the president was “crying wolf.”“He’ll just have to face the criticism and I can disagree with the criticism but it’s a fact of life that this president’s going to be criticized for the next 18 months that he’s president,” Grassley says, “and he’ll probably be president for another four years beyond that.”Grassley says even if you don’t like his methods, the president is getting results. “He’s a president that ran on a platform, he’s carrying out that platform,” Grassley says. “A lot of politicians don’t do that and controlling the border was one of the things he run on.”Trump will tour a Council Bluffs ethanol plant this afternoon, then he’ll go to West Des Moines for a Republican Party of Iowa fundraiser.
By Craig Lawrence, Slocan Valley Rec. Commission The Kootenay Slocan Lions Club have recently received a grant through the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program to keep seniors (55+) active. The purpose of the Seniors on Bikes and Skis (SOB’s) is to allow seniors to pursue some healthy outdoor activities enjoying the Slocan Valley in all seasons. It will also give senior novice skiers the opportunity to try out an activity before deciding on whether they want to commit to purchasing their own equipment. The Lions have used the funds to purchase a variety of cross country ski packages and bicycles (including electric assist) and will be making them available to seniors in the Slocan Valley in the months ahead. Starting in January, the ski equipment will be available to seniors throughout the valley. To access the equipment, contact either Don Munro (project organizer) at 250-226-7855 or Slocan Valley Recreation 250-226-0008. For those needing a little bit of help getting started, Slocan Valley Recreation will be hosting a ski/training day on Monday, Jan. 10 beginning at 10 a.m., meeting at the Slocan Park Hall. Everyone will be going out and enjoying a ski along the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. After that, skis must be pre-booked for use. A limited number of skis are available, so please let us know if you want to use them. In the months ahead, the group will be providing several bicycles (including a four-wheel bike), some of which will have electric assist, to help seniors reach a little farther. These too, will have to be pre-booked and it’s expected they will be popular. The Kootenay Slocan Lions are working with the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society on this project, and the Slocan Valley Rail Trail is the primary location that all equipment will be used on. To find out more about the project, contact the numbers noted above.
“It will be a challenge, but we are confident in what they can do and we expect to bring back a trophy.”The Las Vegas Invitational — the largest rugby tournament in North America — will take place February 12 – 14 and will be played alongside the USA Sevens international rugby tournament held annually in Las Vegas.The LVI is considered the premier amateur rugby events in the United States, featuring athletes and match-ups across a wide-range of rugby divisions and age groups.Hickson, who played for the LVR Bombers during his high school days, is joined by Vancouver Rowers teammates Patrick Davis and Josh Doherty.Hickson is a member of the Vancouver Rowers Rugby Club. The club recently repeated as Okanagan Spring Brewery League Provincial Champs. A former graduate of the L.V. Rogers Rugby program has landed a spot on the provincial U23 Men’s team that will be competiting in the Las Vegas Invitational Sevens, February 12-15.Sean Hickson of Nelson is one of the dozen players named to the squad in a recent release on the BC Rugby website.”Both Jon Thiel and I are extremely excited about the potential of this group of players, who range from 18 to 22, and what they can do in Vegas,” said Coach Danny Weidner.
A few days and counting. The annual Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun Triathlon is Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.A group of local triathletes have been burning up the training pool, highway and roadway in preparation for the annual event.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to give the group a running start to Sunday’s race with Team of the Week honours.The group includes, Janice Morrison, Laurilee Commandeur, Graham Jamin, Coleen Driscol, Roger Fontaine, Jessica Larocque, Debbie Bird, Ian Pardoe, Victor Commandeur, Peter Bird and Peter Lee. Start of the race is 8 a.m. Sunday with competitors jumping into Kootenay Lake for the swim.
Join us for live news and analysis Monday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors battle the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle.The Warriors (20-10) have had a decent amount of success lately against the Grizzlies (16-13), having beaten Memphis 13 of their last 17 meetings. Included is a 117-101 win in Oakland on Nov. 6 in which Klay Thompson scored a team-high 27 points.Golden State, winners of five of its last six games overall, needed to exert a lot of energy to knock off the Kings in Sacramento …
African countries are emerging as global green energy leaders, although electricity constraints still hamper growth in many regions of the continent. The Africa Progress Report points to inequality in pricing and a need for greater investment. Kofi Annan says that one of the alarming findings of the African Progress Report is that 621 million people in sub-Saharan Africa have a lack of access to electricity. (Image: Screen grab via YouTube) Melissa JavanSeveral African countries are emerging as leaders in the global transition to low carbon energy, according to the African Progress Panel (APR).South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda were identified as the frontrunners in the report. These countries are developing very large power generation plants that use renewable energy.The report, which was released on 5 June, revealed that South Africa generated half of the electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.The report is the annual flagship publication of the ten-member Africa Progress Panel. The panel is chaired by Kofi Annan, the Ghanaian diplomat and former secretary-general of the United Nations, and Graça Machel, the human rights advocate and board chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.“The APR draws on the best research and analysis available on Africa and compiles it in a refreshing and balanced manner,” explains the panel. “The panel makes policy recommendations for African political leaders and civil society who collectively have the primary responsibility for spurring Africa’s progress.“In light of the continent’s dynamic links with the rest of the world, the APR also highlights critical steps that must be taken by leaders in the international public and private sector.”The title of this year’s Africa Progress Report is Power, People, Planet: Seizing Africa’s Energy and Climate Opportunities.Watch the press conference with the panel here:ChallengesAnnan says it is alarming that an estimated 600 000 Africans die each year as a result of household air pollution, half of them children under the age of five. For this reason, he explains, the report recommends that aid donors and financial institutions do more to unlock private investment through risk guarantees and mitigation finance.He adds that 621 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, lack access to electricity. Another concern is that the poorest people in Africa are paying among the world’s highest prices for energy per kilowatt-hour kWn.For example, people in the US pay $0.12 for energy per kilowatt-hour, while poor households in Africa pay $10 per kilowatt-hour.The APR estimates that 138 million households use charcoal, kerosene and firewood and similar fuel for energy. The report’s findings show how the poorest of Africa are suffering without electricity. (Image: Infographic from African Progress Report)The poorest affectedTurning to climate change, the report reveals that the most severe and immediate effects will be felt by the rural poor. “If global average temperatures are allowed to increase by 4˚C, large areas used for cropping sorghum, millet and maize would become unviable,” it says.“In some areas drought could become more prolonged and severe. In other cases, productivity levels will be affected by unpredictable rainfall, increased temperature and flooding.“Rising sea levels could threaten coastal cities such as Accra, Dar es Salaam and Lagos. Hydropower systems could be compromised by reduced rainfall and increased evaporation.”EndorsementsThe APR strongly recommends that governments and private institutions work together to deliver affordable energy to the poor in Africa. Its recommendations include:Stopping the secrecy – foreign investors and African companies should provide full disclosure of their beneficial ownership structures and report transparently on energy-related contracts, including electricity off-take arrangements.Linking African cities to the growing range of global city networks to unlock new opportunities for knowledge exchange, capacity building and financing.Watch Kofi Annan call on the international community to make commitments needed to limit global warming:
5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout rob cottingham 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… More Noise to Signal. The official Oscar nominations are out, and there’s a movie up for best picture that has a lot to say about social media and the online communications revolution sweeping the world.The Social Network? Hell, no. I’m talking about The King’s Speech.Set mostly in the years leading up to the Second World War, The King’s Speech deals with the extraordinary relationship between speech therapist Lionel Logue and Albert, Duke of York. Albert has a persistent stammer, an affliction that might have gone largely unremarked in past generations. But this is the era of radio, and when he ascends (a little relucantly) to the throne as King George VI, he must deliver an address to a nation suffering from grave fear and doubt.(Spoiler alert: If you have some knowledge of history, you are probably assuming his address was at least good enough to avoid demoralizing the nation and forcing Britain’s capitulation to the Nazis. And you are correct. Also, you were probably a little surprised by the ending of Inglorious Basterds.)This is the story of a friendship that crosses some very deep divides of class and colonialism. But it’s also a story of entrenched institutions confronting the transformational changes brought about thanks to technological innovation. And it’s a story of the changing relationship between the public and those in power, who have had a long time to become used to deciding when, where and how any communication will take place between them.That’s a timely theme for anyone watching the past day’s events unfold in Tunisia and Egypt – or, for the matter, the past decade’s events in much of the rest of the world. Related Posts Tags:#Cartoons#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App
One of the country’s most famous voters, written about routinely for being the lone person to exercise his franchise at a polling booth in Banej in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district, has died.Mahant Bharatdas Bapu died at a private hospital in Rajkot on Friday, his followers, based out of Veraval, headquarters of Gir Somnath district, said. The Banej polling booth, part of Junagadh Lok Sabha seat, used to be set up during Gujarat and general polls only for Bapu, who used to live alone at a Shiva Temple-cum-ashram in Gir West forest division there. “Bharatdas Bapu was undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment in a private hospital in Rajkot for the past one month. He died on Friday morning. His last rites will be performed on Saturday at an ashram near Jamvala in Gir Forest,” said a follower. As per government records, Bapu had voted in every Lok Sabha and Gujarat Assembly polls since 2007, in the process making Banej possibly the only booth in the country with a cent percent voting record.