Hotel space planned for colorful Des Moines office building

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – One of Des Moines’ taller and more colorful office buildings will house hotel guests by 2022 under a plan being developed by its owner.Floors one through 13 of the Financial Center would become the hotel, with 190 guest rooms, a food market, coffee shop and an upscale restaurant. Floors 14 through 25 would be upgraded for office tenants and have separate elevator access.The building opened in 1972 and is known for its colorful lights that change with current events.Its owner, Lawmark Capital, is negotiating with a hotel group but not ready to announce who will operate it.Wells Fargo announced last year that it was leaving 13 floors in the Financial Center, which is known for lights that change with current events. It opened in 1972.The Des Moines City Council approved preliminary terms of a development agreement Monday with Lawmark, including a 15-year tax-increment finance package totaling $7.5 million.last_img read more

Yorkshire win English senior title for first time

first_img12 Oct 2017 Yorkshire win English senior title for first time Tags: County, Men, Senior, Yorkshire Yorkshire won a hard fought match against Warwickshire today to become the English Senior Men’s County Champions for the first time.Their opponents battled them all the way but Yorkshire pulled out the stops to snatch critical points on the 17th and 18th greens and emerge the 5-4 winners at Goswick Golf Club, Northumberland.Team captain Tony Greenhalgh summed up: “We are absolutely ecstatic. It’s the first time we have won this trophy and so it’s very special.”Greenhalgh was standing in this week for regular captain, John Grimbleby, who was unable to lead the team because of family commitments. “I feel a bit of a fraud because John has captained the team all year,” said Greenhalgh. “But we’re delighted to bring it home for him.”At the start of today’s matches Yorkshire were in pole position, having already beaten Sussex and Gloucestershire. They knew a win or a half would guarantee them their victory, but a defeat would mean a countback and bring Warwickshire and Sussex into the reckoning.Sussex wanted a big win today to support their challenge in the event of a countback. But Gloucestershire ended their title hopes when they held them to a draw, posting their first point on the leaderboard.“It’s Gloucestershire grit!” joked team captain Rob Stephens after his players found a magic touch on the 18th green. First Carl Gyde holed from about 50ft for a winning birdie to finish 2up, then Mike Parkin slotted a 20-footer to halve as the team worked their way to the 4.5-4.5 score, with four of the six singles finishing on the 18th.“It was a great match and we owed it to the other teams to be as competitive as we could,” added Stephens.Meanwhile, Yorkshire and Warwickshire were locked in battle. Yorkshire held a 2-1 lead after the foursomes, helped by gritty play from Garry Cuthbert and Peter Ward, who won despite being one down after 15.As the singles unfolded, Warwickshire took charge and, with six holes played, they trailed in only one game. Andrew Carman kept the momentum going as he eased to a 6/5 win and Tony Allen edged the team ahead when he won on the 17th.The tension mounted as the final games played out the closing holes. Yorkshire’s Johnny Lawrence, who was ahead throughout his game, added his point on the 17th. Yorkshire’s Andy King waited until the 17th before getting ahead in his game, but then held on to claim his 1up win. But Warwickshire’s Peter Gordon kept the team tally level when he also won 1up.The decider was the last game on the course and Yorkshire’s Peter Ward and Warwickshire’s Rob Soen were all square as they stood on the 18th tee.Soen hit a superb approach into the green which finished about 3ft from the hole, but Ward did even better, playing in to within 6in of the cup. It proved to be the winner when Soen’s birdie attempt slipped past, putting the title was securely in Yorkshire’s grasp.“It was a very demanding afternoon,” said Greenhalgh. “I kept looking at the scoreboard and Warwickshire were comfortably ahead. But Johnny Lawrence, Andy King and Peter Ward brought in the points when we needed them.”Sussex finished the championship as runners-up, followed by Warwickshire and then Gloucestershire.Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

5 things to know about the WNBA All-Star game

first_imgPhoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi and Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner high five each other during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against Connecticut in Uncasville, Conn., Saturday, June 29, 2013. It’s been 15 years since Sylvia Crawley won the ABL slam dunk contest with a blindfolded jam. With so many more women who can dunk, including Griner, it may not be long before it becomes part of the WNBA All-Star game weekend.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Five things to know about Saturday’s WNBA All-Star game:___MISSING ROOKIES — Brittney Griner and Elena Delle Donne were poised to make history as the first pair of rookies from the same class to start the WNBA All-Star game.Now, neither will be playing as both are sidelined with injuries. Griner has been saddled by a sprained left knee that has forced her to miss the Phoenix Mercury’s last five games. Delle Donne suffered a concussion in the Sky’s game on Wednesday and didn’t even make the trip to Connecticut. She’s at her home in Delaware.“Definitely sad that I can’t play,” Griner said. “There’s nothing I can do about that. Day-by-day that’s my motto. I’m not a trainer so I’d probably be lying anyway. I’m also sad that Elena can’t be here.It’s a tough blow for the league which has been marketing the two budding stars, along with Skylar Diggins since the three were drafted with the top three picks in April.Delle Donne was the leading vote getter, marking the first time a rookie has led the balloting.“It’s unfortunate that I am unable to be a part of All-Star weekend,” Delle Donne said. “I was very excited to join the other players for a memorable experience. It’s upsetting not only for me but also for the fans who voted for me. The most important thing for me at this time is to rest and recover for the second half of the season.”It’s not just the rookies who aren’t playing Saturday.Veterans Sue Bird, Lauren Jackson and Becky Hammon, who are all perennial All-Stars, have been sidelined with a variety of injuries. Bird and Hammon have played in every All-Star game since 2003.___FOND FAREWELL — Seattle star Tina Thompson will be playing in her final All-Star game. Thompson previously announced that she will retire after the season.The 17-year veteran has played in a record nine All-Star games and was a last-minute injury replacement for Brittney Griner. She joked Thursday that she would have “appreciated the break,” but was happy to be part of the festivities one last time.“I’ll try not to get sentimental with it, it’s definitely an honor to be here,” Thompson said. “To have been here since the start and see this league grow is really amazing.”The 38-year old Thompson is the league’s all-time leader in points, field goals and minutes. She was the first player selected in the inaugural WNBA college draft and was chosen as one of the league’s top 15 players all-time during the WNBA’s 15th season.Thompson addressed the fans after the West practiced and received a standing ovation from the crowd.“It’s special that she’s here for the final time,” West coach Cheryl Reeve said. “She’s been a big part of this league’s success.”Diana Taurasi took it a step further saying that “every WNBA arena should retire her jersey.”___RETURN OF REF CAM — Official Lamont Simpson became an overnight sensation when he wore the referee cam in game in June.The veteran official will don it again for the All-Star game on Saturday.“The emails and texts didn’t stop coming until about two weeks after I wore it,” Simpson said. “It seems everyone saw it. The players still joke with me about it when I do games now. It really was a great experience and I’m happy to do it again.”Simpson wore the innovative device, which looks like a pair of glasses, when the Indiana Fever played the Phoenix Mercury in early June. The cam not only provided that different view, it also happened to catch Candice Dupree bumping into Simpson that got her a one-game suspension.“Maybe we should fly in ‘Pree’ for it,” said Taurasi joking around. “I’m not going near that thing.”Taurasi missed Phoenix’s last game because she accumulated her seventh technical foul which resulted in a one-game suspension.___MINNESOTA TAKEOVER — For the second consecutive All-Star game the Lynx are all over the place.West coach Cheryl Reeve has four of her Minnesota players on the roster and has her staff on the bench. Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus were elected as starters and Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson were chosen as reserves. The same four played in the 2011 All-Star game.Augustus was excited again to play with her teammates.“To get to share in that experience with Maya, Whalen and Brunson, just kind of get to enjoy it, it’s kind of a Los Lynx family reunion,” she said.Reeve will get all four of them on the court together at some point in the game. Brunson was announced as a starter replacing Griner.___FIRST TIMERS — As hard as it is to believe, Candace Parker is playing in her first All-Star game. She was selected to the team in 2011, but was unable to play because of a knee injury.“It’s really cool because I haven’t been able to play because of injuries,” the Los Angeles Sparks star said. “It will be a great time.If you count Parker, eight players will be making their debuts in the game. Griner and Delle Donne would raise that total to 10 if they were healthy.Another first timer, Ivory Latta, is already making the most of her All-Star experience. She hit a half-court shot in practice Friday that was worth $100.While there was some question whether Latta was on the line or not, the definitive answer came when an ESPN producer showed Latta video footage of her foot behind the line.“See I told everyone,” Latta joked. “It just means that I’ll have to buy everyone appetizers for dinner.”___Follow Doug on Twitter at read more


first_imgBILL NEAL:10—Mike, Myron, Fred (they know who they are) and my old man will all tell ya that no one is a bigger “Heat” and LeBron hater than me.  But come on people, let this cramp thing go.  If you’re hating on him for that, you’re stupid. Bad decision on “the decision”…yes!  Left Cleveland hanging…yes! Scared to take the last shot…yes!  But pretending to have cramps…no way!! Considering that most of you complaining have never played anything but checkers, you wouldn’t know the pain because you never been there.  Let it go man.  Let it go.:09—Back to the game. I told you two months ago The Spurs are on a mission. Cramps or no cramps, The Spurs beat The Heat in six.  Remember, revenge is best served cold.:08—I know it’s probably me.  As most of you know, I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but doesn’t it make sense to increase minimum wage so that people have more money to spend, thus improving the overall economy? Duh!  And for the owners that keep crying that they’ll have to close, try taking home $100,000 a year instead of $200,000.last_img read more

Past The Finishing Post

first_imgWeather: Fine Track:: GoodRace 1 1400 M (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB4YO(NW3O/T)&NB3YO-REST.STAKES*1. #2 SHE’S A MANEATER OWalker 53.02. #4 ANOTHER FURY MWard4 49.0 8-1/2L3. #3 LITTLE BIG HORN AndrePowell3 51.5 1-1/4L4. #1 GATO DORADO RHalledeen 54.0 1-1/2LLate scratch : #5 MISS MYRTLEWIN: $55.00Final Time : 1:25.4 Splits : 23.1, 46.1, 1:11.4,Winner : 3yo b filly – NATURAL SELECTION – AHWHOFAHTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: WINSTON KONGBred by WINSTON KONGQu: $74.00 Ex: $85.00Trifecta: $66.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. #2 LIKE A LADY WHenry 52.02. #3 ZEPHYR OWhite 52.0 1-1/4L3. #1 LORD EQUUS PFrancis 50.0 Neck4. #4 SUNDANCE DDawkins2 53.0 1-1/2LWIN: $405.00PLACE: $110.00, $347.00, $143.00Final Time : 1:07.1 Splits : 23.0, 46.3Winner : 4yo gr filly – MARKET RALLY – KNIGHTLEYTrainer: DWIGHT CHEN Owner: HAMARK FARMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $8,218.00 Ex: $8,351.00D/E: $362.00Superfecta: $31,639.00Race 3 1400 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO-(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)*1. #7 SURE MAN DaneNelson 56.02. #4 CHEERS DDawkins2 56.0 3/4L3. #2 WARRIOR PRINCESS JErwin 52.5 3-3/4L4. #6 TROPICALDEPRESSION RLahoe 54.0 2-1/2LDNF #5 RASHAIDA RLunan 54.0Late scratch : #10 DOC HOLIDAYWIN: $110.00PLACE: $77.00, $83.00, $108.00Final Time : 1:28.0 Splits : 24.2, 47.2, 1:13.1,Winner : 6yo b colt – MIRACLE MAN – LADY KUMARITrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner : PATRICK HALLBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.,Qu: $440.00 Ex: $626.00D/E: $2,469.00 (2-10) $139.00Superfecta: $7,175.00Rolling Triple: $1,833.00Race 4 1400 M (Purse $500,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #7 TATA TEE SBlake 51.02. #11 WAITING FOR ONE NBerger4 51.0 3-1/4L*3. #9 MR. COOKIE WHenry 53.0 Neck4. #13 CONNOR AndrePowell3 53.0 1-1/4L5. #8 RAWALPINDI EXPRESS LWalters 54.0 1-1/2LDNF #2 JAGRETEE LSteadman2 54.0 9/2Late scratch : #10 SILVER SURFWIN: $547.00PLACE: $229.00, $248.00, $80.00Final Time : 1:32.1 Splits : 24.3, 48.3, 1:15.4Winner : 6yo b colt – STORM CRAFT – DELAY THE TRIALTrainer : PATRICK FONG Owner : MAVIS ASHMEAL-BARNETTBred by TREVOR R. JAMESQu: $3,312.00 Ex: $7,716.00D/E: $1,596.00Trifecta: $8,250.00Hi-5 carry-over : $122,502.25Rolling Triple: $17,560.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. #6 SOY EL SENOR DDawkins2 50.52. #5 MR. AMBASSADOR JErwin 53.0 2-1/2L3. #2 FORCE DE JOUR AGray4 52.0 1-3/4L*4. #7 DREAMLINER OWalker 53.0 2-1/2LWIN: $120.00PLACE: $54.00, $96.00, $93.00Final Time : 1:12.4 Splits : 22.3, 45.3Winner : 4yo gr colt – HE’STHEREALTHING – JOSE MARSANTrainer: ANTHONY NUNES Owner: RAWDON PERSADBred by RAWDON PERSADQu: $428.00 Ex: $483.00D/E: $1,199.00Trifecta: $563.00Rolling Triple: $4,824.00Race 6 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. #12 JON MARSHALL JErwin 56.02. #2 CONCLUSION DaneNelson 57.0 3L3. #8 SMASH AMUSEMENT RMitchell 55.0 1-1/2L4. #5 NINELIFECAT SEllis 55.0 1-1/2L5. #7 CAPTAIN CUDJOE JPatterson2 52.0 4-1/2LWIN: $82.00PLACE: $58.00, $91.00, $76.00Final Time : 1:15.1 Splits : 23.2, 47.1Winner : 4yo ch colt – WAR MARSHALL – LADY HYDERABADTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: CARLTON WATSONBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $383.00 Ex: $550.00D/E: $243.00Trifecta: $375.00Hi-5: $3,907.00Rolling Triple: $2,820.00Super-6: $35,336.50Race 7 1820 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)1. #6 SCAR DDawkins2 54.0*2. #4 ORIGINAL TRAIN DaneNelson 54.0 3/4L3. #2 TARANTINO RMitchell 56.0 3/4L4. #7 COLORS OF WAR SMuir 54.0 NeckDNF #5 MIND SET SEllis 56.0 7/1WIN: $321.00PLACE: $104.00, $74.00, $186.00Final Time : 1:59.3 Splits : 27.4, 53.2, 1:18.2, 1:44.4Winner : 5yo ch colt – PERFORMING MAGIC – LADY SARKATrainer: WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : WAYNE PARCHMENTBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $284.00 Ex: $952.00D/E: $773.00Superfecta: $9,333.00Rolling Triple: $1,711.00Pick-4: $18,300.00MERCURY SPRINTRace 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -COLTS & GELDINGS*1. #10 DON CHASSIS ISpence 54.02. #4 SILENCE RMitchell 54.0 1-1/4L3. #5 MILAGRO LSteadman2 54.5 1-1/2L4. #7 AHUAGAIN DDawkins2 52.0 1-1/4L5. #12 UNCLE FREDDIE DaneNelson 56.0 1-3/4LLate scratch : #1 BOSS IZZY, #6 LOOSE CANNONWIN: $77.00PLACE: $57.00, $91.00, $65.00Final Time : 1:00.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.1Winner : 3yo ch colt – PERFORMING MAGIC – FEMME DOREETrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner: SUPERKIDS RACING STABLESBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $410.00 Ex: $443.00D/E: $358.00 (6-1) $1,963.00Trifecta: $267.00Hi-5: $1,244.00Rolling Triple: $1,722.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. #14 GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 51.52. #7 BIG BLACK NATION SEllis 56.0 1-1/4L3. #12 SEEKING THE DAWN DDawkins2 53.0 1-1/4L4. #9 BOUNCE OBennett 56.0 1-1/4L5. #11 OCEAN SEEKER JPatterson2 51.0 NoseWIN: $139.00PLACE: $102.00, $157.00, $193.00Final Time : 0:58.4 Splits : 22.3, 45.2Winner : 4yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – GOLDEN ONETrainer: GARY SUBRATIE Owner: NICHOLAS WEHBYBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $635.00 Ex: $1,106.00D/E: $311.00Trifecta: $6,021.00Hi-5: $48,202.50Rolling Triple: $1,236.00PlacePot 8 : Carry-over : $416,205.00ALEXANDER HAMILTON TROPHYRace 10 1600 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE1. #5 BLUE DIXIE AChatrie 51.52. #1 AWESOME DESTINY DDawkins2 49.5 1-1/4L*3. #3 PINELOPE PFrancis 50.0 1-1.2L4. #4 ROYAL VIBES JErwin 52.5 7-1/2LWIN: $271.00Final Time : 1:38.0 Splits : 24.4, 48.4, 1:12.2Winner : 4yo b filly – SKY MESA – DIXIELAND BULLTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : MICDON RACINGBred by CAROLE & JOHN RIO, MIKE SIDO & DR. LAURA SUROVI SIVOQu: $403.00 Ex: $784.00D/E: $485.00Trifecta: $309.00Rolling Triple: $2,277.00Race 11 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. #3 SUPREME MAGIC SMuir 55.02. #2 QUICK CHIC JPatterson2 53.0 1-3/4L3. #9 TWILIGHT CITIZEN OEdwards2 55.0 Head4. #6 DIRECTOR DALEY JAnderson 55.0 2L5. #5 FIX IT UP MWard4 49.0 2-3/4LLate scratch : #4 DR. DEARESTWIN: $286.00PLACE: $110.00, $358.00, $156.00Final Time : 1:16.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.2Winner : 4yo b filly – PERFORMING MAGIC – RHOSA KLEBBTrainer : LAWRENCE FREEMANTLE Owner : RENEX BURRELLBred by RUTH HUSSEYQu: $3,152.00 Ex: $8,367.00D/E: $1,832.00 (5-4) $148.00Trifecta: $10,134.00Hi-5 carry-over : $108,000.75Rolling Triple: $10,183.00Pick-4: $15,544.00Super-6: $61,691.60Pick-9: $5,905,451.00last_img read more

Fury receives backdated 2-year doping ban, free to box again

first_imgFILE – In this file photo dated Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko and Britain’s Tyson Fury, right, exchange blows in a world heavyweight title fight as Fury wins Klitschko’s WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, western Germany. It is announced Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017, that Tyson Fury is free to box again after receiving a backdated two-year ban for an anti-doping violation. Fury has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, FILE)LONDON — Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban on Tuesday, freeing him to fight again if he regains his boxing license.Fury and his cousin, Hughie, had elevated levels of nandrolone in urine samples provided after fights in February 2015, UK Anti-Doping said. The bans were backdated to Dec. 13, 2015, and expired at midnight on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ View comments UKAD said that result has not been disqualified because he hadn’t committed an anti-doping violation since February 2015.A charge against Tyson Fury for failing to provide a sample in September 2016 was withdrawn by UKAD.Fury responded to UKAD’s announcement by posting a video on Twitter alongside the words “Guess who’s back?” He also called out WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua, writing: “Where you at boy? I’m coming for you.”Hughie Fury lost on points to WBO champion Joseph Parker of New Zealand in September in his first shot at a world title.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Shaq asks fans to pick a better basketball duo than he and Kobe OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Both boxers said they “never knowingly or deliberately committed any anti-doping rule violation.” They said they were willing to come to a compromise agreement with UKAD.“Hughie and I have maintained our innocence from day one,” Tyson Fury said in a statement released by his promoter, “and we’re now happy that it has finally been settled with UKAD and that we can move forward knowing that we’ll not be labelled drug cheats.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“I can now put the nightmare of the last two years behind me.”Tyson Fury will need to reapply for his boxing license, which was suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control last year over separate incidents of drug use and medical issues. He has not fought since beatingWladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to win the WBA, IBF and WBO belts. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Markham put on leave

first_img His teams have won five CIF-Southern Section titles, including three at Bloomington, where he has a 62-30 record in seven-plus years. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Markham’s son Donnie, an assistant with the team, guided the Bruins in the game. Don Markham, his wife Linda Markham, son Donnie and Bloomington athletic director Ron Taylor were all unavailable for comment on Saturday despite repeated attempts to reach them. James Haynes, listed by Bloomington as an assistant coach on a preseason questionnaire, said “I have no comment. I cannot release any information.” The Bloomington source said the player involved in the alleged incident with Markham has had a checkered history, including reportedly being kicked off the team this season by Markham, then being allowed to return. Markham is a California coaching icon, winning 291 games, losing 99 and tying one during his 32-year career. Those totals do not include Friday’s victory in which Markham did not coach. According to the source, who requested anonymity, the altercation allegedly happened during Bloomington’s afternoon walk-through prior to the game against visiting Norte Vista. Bloomington won the Sunkist League game, 40-29. The source said he had been informed of the action by an “administrator.” center_img Bloomington High School football coach Don Markham, who did not coach in the Bruins’ game on Friday night, has been put on administrative leave according to a source close to the program. “For how long I don’t know,” the source said. “It’s over an incident with a player that escalated.” last_img read more


first_imgThe Road Safety Authority Shuttle bus and roll-over car visited Mulroy College for three days.The event was organised to raise awareness of road safety among students.All students had the opportunity to visit the bus, experience a driving simulator, test their reaction time for braking and lots more. Students over 16 years experienced what it would be like in an accident if a car rolled over, they received a talk on the correct way to put on and wear a seat belt in order to minimise injuries in an accident.Younger students received a demonstration with dummies representing people in the car showing the importance of ensuring everybody wears a seat belt when travelling.During the three days Ms Louise Clara, Road Safety Promotion Officer, visited the school where she gave presentations on road safety to all students from first to 6th year. Local Gardaí were also in attendance at the talks.We spoke to two fifth year students, Caoimhe Blaney and Amy Mc Laughlin after coming off the roll-over car. Caoimhe said “it was so scary, to feel that my body had no control. The blood rushed to my head as the car turned but I could do nothing to help. I can only imagine what it would have been like there was speed involved.”Amy said “I loved trying the braking speed, but I was really bad at it. IT takes a lot of concentration when driving. I will not be speeding when I start driving and will be telling my family all about it”.The school committee would like to thank staff of the RSA, Mr Brian O Donnell, Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council and the local Gardaí for their help in securing the visit. SCHOOL ON RIGHT ROAD AS SAFETY BUS VISITS MULROY COLLEGE was last modified: March 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMulroy Collegeroad safety buslast_img read more


first_imgKelly’s Award winning American Roadside Diner are offering a sirloin steak with all the trimmings for a mouth watering €10!!Kelly’s Diner is renowned for their sensational food, diverse menu and competitive prices which make it one of the most loved eateries in the North-West. Not content with the sirloin steak deal, management at the multiple award-winning diner are offering customers a whole host of choices at an incredible prices.The family orientated establishment has several amazing family meal deals on offer which cater for all!Kelly’s Diner have a THREE-COURSE Sunday lunch at an unbeatable price of €13.95.Their American flame grilled burgers are much loved as are their belly busting breakfasts which are served daily from 8am. Kelly’s Diner also cater for all dietary needs for ALL customers and have plenty of healthy food options to choose from.With a number of tourists flocking to visit our beautiful beaches dotted all over Donegal many stop at Kelly’s to re-fuel and grab a bite to eat.Kelly’s offer a superb rate on Sterling whoch many of the tourists avail off.So if you’re heading to Donegal from Northern Ireland for the July Bank Holiday make sure and stop in at Kelly’s Diner.SIRLOIN STEAK WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS FOR JUST €10 AT KELLY’S AMERICAN ROADSIDE DINER was last modified: July 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesKelly’s Dinernewslast_img read more

Ohio’s farmers looking for answers on 2019 Market Facilitation Program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced another round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019 to assist farmers harmed by retaliatory tariffs imposed by China. The program will be administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to farmers who grow commodities affected by the trade war, including soybeans.While some information about the program has been announced, many details remain unknown.The Ohio Soybean Association recommends Ohio farmers utilize USDA’s available resources to stay up-to-date as the program develops and more details are announced. Additional information, documents, and a complete list of included commodities can be found at What we knowPayments will be based on a single county rate multiplied by a farm’s total plantings to specific crops in aggregate in 2019. County payment rates will be based on USDA’s assessment of the impact of tariffs on individual counties. Per acre payments are not dependent on which of the included crops are planted in 2019, so as not to distort planting decisions. Total payment-eligible plantings cannot exceed total 2018 plantings. Different than the 2018 MFP, payments for 2019 will be made in three tranches, with the second and third tranches evaluated as market conditions and trade opportunities dictate. The first tranche will begin in late July or early August as soon as practical after FSA crop reporting is completed by July 15. The second and third tranches could occur in November and early January if USDA decides they are warranted. What we don’t knowHow will USDA calculate county payment rates and what will those rates be? What percentage of the overall payment pool will be distributed in the first payment this summer? If a farmer can’t get acreage planted and files for prevented planting coverage on crop insurance, will that farmer qualify for any payment under the 2019 MFP? USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has indicated this is being evaluated. Would the same farmer be eligible for disaster aid assistance if the disaster relief package currently being considered by Congress is passed?  In addition to direct payments, USDA will be implementing a $1.4 billion Food Purchase and Distribution Program through the Agricultural Marketing Service to purchase surplus commodities affected by trade retaliation. Also under MFP 2019, $100 million will be issued through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program to assist in develop new export markets on behalf of producers.last_img read more