WRBI Area Softball Regional Scores.Wednesday (6-2)Class 1A @ Rising Sun.Hauser 3 Rising Sun 2Class 2A @ Providence.Milan 12 Providence 5Class 3A @ Salem.Franklin County 4 Salem 0The Lady Indians will advance on to The 2A Semi-States at Forest Park in Ferdinand (Near Jasper/Huntingburg) to battle Monrovia Lady Bulldogs starting at 11 AM.The Lady Wildcats will move on to The 3A Semi-States at Jasper to square off against The Western Boone Lady Stars starting at 11 AM.Congrats and the best of luck to Milan and FC from Country 103.9 WRBI!
After winning three times in a row the title of best sportsman of Cazin, last night in Ključ , Isak Abdagić was chosen the best sportsman of Una Sana Canton for 2012. Young table tennis player Abdagić won third place at the Balkans Championship.Special recognitions for young sportsmen (15-17 years) who achieved significant sports results went to Indir Fazlić, Zuhdij Egrlić, Aziz Bužimkić, Alma Felić, Kemal Bratić, Dino Čizmić, Ajla Salkić, Selvina Dautović, Haris Pozderac, Evelina Kajtazović, Selma Smlatić, Ervin Galić, Ahmed Alivuk, Muamer Ćatović, Kenan Kraković, Rifet Alešević, Almir Pehlivanović, Muhamed Liha, Isak Muslić, Faris Delić, Haris Šabić, Una Dizdarević, Nijaz Ljubijankić, Elvis Gverić, Ema Vuković, Manela Dupanović, Sedin Kurtović, Sinan Samardžić, Nedim Cinco and Mirza Omerdić.Elvir Modronja is the best coach; the best women team is Women Shooting club ”SSRI Bosanska Krupa”, while the best men team is KIK ”Sana” from Sanski Most. read more
The Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart reopened to traffic Saturday morning.For now, there are four lanes of traffic, two in each direction.The Florida Department of Transportation has placed a 5-ton weight restriction for all vehicular traffic crossing the bridge, which was temporarily closed earlier this month when chunks of concrete fell from the underside.Law enforcement officials are now monitoring both ends of the bridge.Courtesy: City of Stuart/FacebookFlorida East Coast Railway trains that pass under the bridge are able to resume their normal speeds now that a temporary bridge support has been completed.Construction has started on the widening of Dixie Highway under the bridge. That project is expected to be completed in about a week, and includes the removal of existing curbs and sidewalks to reconfigure the highway. The FDOT is designing a permanent repair for part of the southbound bridge. The design process is expected to take six weeks, after which a contractor will be selected to make the needed repairs.After the bridge closed on June 18, an inspection found severe corrosion had ruptured the steel tendons that supported the first span of the southbound bridge. read more
Luis Pedraja, PhDOpen Forum: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 12:00 – 1:15 (Recital Hall) – Rhona Free, PhD, is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Eastern Connecticut State University where she previously served as Director of the Center for Educational Excellence and as a Professor in the Department of Economics. She holds degrees from University of Notre Dame (PhD and MA, Economics) and Sarah Lawrence College (BA).The third finalist, Margaret Madden, PhD, is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at State University of New York at Potsdam, where she is also a tenured Professor of Psychology. She holds degrees from University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PhD, Psychology, and MS, Psychology) and University of Wisconsin, Madison (BA, Psychology). Dr. Madden hopes to visit February 9 – 10. Details to come soon. Submitted by The Evergreen State College Margaret Madden, PhDThe four finalists in the running for president of The Evergreen State College will visit Olympia and meet with community members in the next three weeks. Alumni, friends, supporters and members of the public interested in The Evergreen State College are encouraged to attend. Facebook42Tweet0Pin0 Each candidate will make a presentation and take questions in an open, noon-time forum. The first three candidates will be on the Olympia campus for the public forum on the following dates: Open Forum: Monday, Feb. 2, 12:00 – 1:15 (Recital Hall) – Luis Pedraja, PhD, is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Antioch University Los Angeles. His previous professional appointments include Vice President of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. He holds degrees from University of Virginia (PhD, Philosophical Theology and Religious Studies), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div, Theology), and Stetson University (BA, Religion). The fourth finalist, George Bridges, PhD, is president of Whitman College and previously served as dean and vice provost of undergraduate education at the University of Washington. He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (PhD, Sociology, and MA, Criminology) and from the University of Washington (BA, Sociology). His visit is in the process of being scheduled. read more
In the U12 boy division, Yael Oosthuizen won a silver and a gold. In the U10 girl division, Aliza Jones brought home two silver medals and Sierra Pardoe stood on the podium to receive a bronze medal.”The Whitewater Ski Team has been identified by BC Alpine as one of the most successful ski race clubs in the province,” said Whitewater coach David Oosthuizen.””Whitewater also remains the hill of choice for competitors and their families,” Oosthuizen added.Oosthuizen was making reference to when Whitewater hosted the Nancy Greene race March 3, more than 180 racers ascended the mountain making it the largest race of the season. The Whitewater Racers can’t wait until next season after culminating a year on snow with a fantastic final race in early March in the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene series at Phoenix Mountain near Grand Forks.Competing in a field of more than 120 racers between the ages of six to 11 years of age, Whitewater Whitewater made a lot of stops on the medal podium after winning two gold team, one silver and three team bronze. read more
Arnett Gardens FC striker Kemal ‘Tull’ Malcolm attributed his good scoring form in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) to hard work and dedication.The diminutive player struck a hat-trick in his team’s 3-2 win against rivals Tivoli Gardens in the second round.Malcolm scored his goals in the 27th, 36th and 85th minutes, while Tivoli responded with goals by Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson (3rd) and Junior Flemmings (51st).Malcolm’s three goals, which pushed him to nine this season – behind Dino Williams of Montego Bay United (13) and Rivoli United’s Cory Burke (12) – were overshadowed by a fiery game at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex last Sunday.The former St George’s College Manning Cup star troubled the Tivoli backline with his pace, skill and dribbling throughout the game and was duly rewarded with his first hat-trick of the season for the reigning RSPL champions.He was naturally pleased with the Man of the Match performance that pushed Arnett into third place in the 12-team standings, on 32 points from 18 games.”Well, when you can score a hat-trick in a derby game, it says a lot, because you train hard during the week and come out and get three points, so the only thing you can do is thank God, as He is the one who makes everything possible,” Malcolm told The Gleaner after the game.STAYING FOCUSED”I’m just gonna keep focused and continue doing the hard work in training. To be honest, [a] big game like this is one of the easiest for me. Playing against top players brings out the joy in me,” he shared. “It is easy for me, but when you go on the field, you have to bring your ‘A’ game.”He added: “It is a great feeling to score three goals that helped the team to win the game. Well, hard work and dedication is what we do, as in the first game [against Tivoli], there was a lack of concentration. We led 2-1 and they came back and scored two late goals,” Malcolm noted.”[This time] we stuck to the task and followed the coach’s (Jerome Waite) instructions and got the three points. We finished the game on a high, and that was what we wanted. This is the first time this season that we’ve won three games straight, so it says a lot for us.”Next year, we are going to get back a couple top players like Marvin Morgan Jr and AndrÈ Clennon, so we should get stronger,” he predicted.Waite also had high praises for the player.”He is on top of his game, and it is good to get another player – otherwise from Sterling (Newton), who got a four-timer – to score a hat-trick. Malcolm has been knocking on the door by creating a lot of chances and assisting, so it was a good one for him,” said Waite, who has guided Arnett to three Premier League titles. read more
7 March 2006Kuwait-based IFA Hotels & Resorts, the single largest foreign investor in KwaZulu-Natal tourism to date, has given South Africa’s economy another boost, reverse-listing two SA subsidiaries onto the JSE main board under the banner IFA Hotels & Resorts Limited (IFAHR SA).IFAHR SA’s share debuted on 27 February at R4.50, giving the company a total market cap on listing of just under R1-billion. IFAHR Kuwait, listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange with a market cap of over US$1-billion, is a developer of premier leisure hotels and mixed-use resorts worldwide.Through its two subsidiaries, IFAHR SA now owns the exclusive Zimbali Lodge on KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast, rated by Cond Naste as one of the world’s top hotels, and a 50% stake in the multi-million rand Zimbali Coastal Resort.The Zimbali integrated resort project – jointly developed with Moreland Developments, which indirectly owns the remaining 50% interest – offers hotels, luxury residences, golf courses and leisure facilities.The rapid take-up of properties has prompted the joint venture to develop a 300ha extension, Zimbali Lakes, which will include a Gary Player signature golf course.‘Ideal investment opportunity’IFAHR SA CEO Talal Al-Bahar, who is also chairman and MD of IFAHR Kuwait, says South Africa has emerged as an ideal investment opportunity in light of positive economic factors and an untapped property asset base.“Our multi-million rand investment in SA property development reflects our confidence in the economy given the low interest rate regime, strict regulatory controls and economic stability,” Al-Bahar said in a statement.He described the group’s listing on the JSE as a natural progression in its investment strategy in the country, adding that it would serve as a platform for IFAHR SA to enhance its profile.“Foreign shareholders of the global IFAHR group have expressed keen interest in participating in the luxury developments in South Africa,” Al-Bahar said. “The listing will enable these investors to gain exposure to high quality SA property assets, backed by the group’s track record and expertise in resort development.”Eyeing World Cup 2010IFAHR SA’s executive director of acquisitions and developments, Phillip de Sylva, says that the Zimbali developments’ promising prospects were supported by the King Shaka airport, soon to be completed between Zimbali and Durban.“The new Zimbali Lakes will be substantially complete in time for the 2010 World Cup to benefit from the expected tourism influx,” De Sylva added.De Sylva said that IFAHR SA was also pursuing new integrated resort developments in SA and across Africa and the Indian Ocean region, adding that the leisure developer “may look to expand its portfolio strategically into other property sectors, such as retail”.According to De Sylva, IFAHR SA’s developments have created more than 87 000 jobs in KwaZulu-Natal, with an anticipated 43 000 to 85 000 new jobs to be generated by the Zimbali Lakes development.SouthAfrica.info reporter read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — Seven Midwest senators and Iowa’s governor, all Republicans, are pushing back on EPA’s supplemental plan for the Renewable Fuel Standard, stating in comments that EPA’s latest plan continues to kowtow to petroleum industry profits.EPA is in the middle of a comment period for a plan that would add to 2020 RFS volumes by accounting for small-refinery exemptions and ideally achieve at least 15 billion gallons of renewable fuel volumes in 2020. EPA wants to use a Department of Energy recommendation on waived gallons from 2015 to 2017, or an average of roughly 770 million gallons.Yet, biofuel advocates maintain the deal struck at the White House back in September calls for factoring in a three-year average of biofuel gallons exempted from 2016 to this year, which comes in closer to 1.35 billion gallons a year.Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds submitted public comments in a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with fellow Iowa Republicans, Sens. Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst. Reynolds noted EPA had “re-interpreted what was agreed to” at the White House. The proposal, the governor said, “offers no accountability or transparency, and may very well fall short of the 15-billion-gallon blending commitment.” Reynolds added EPA is rejecting hard data provided on actual gallons lost in favor of a theoretical calculation.CONSIDER REAL-WORLD RAMIFICATIONS“I write today to implore the EPA to consider the real-world ramifications of these decisions,” Reynolds said. “These rules have a real and tangible impact on the people of Iowa and across the country.”Ernst said the market will not invest in biofuels if the industry does not trust EPA to implement the proposal approved by President Donald Trump. That will lead to “a dangerous spiral for our industry, which will only lead to more plants closes and jobs lost in the heartland.”Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska pointed out in her letter that the CEO of a major oil refinery “bragged” that small-refinery exemptions were a cash cow for the petroleum industry.Earlier this week, Uzi Yemin, chairman, president and CEO of Delek US, said in a quarterly call his company limits crude oil production at a plant in Arkansas to under 75,000 barrels a day because if Delek increased production, it would lose access to the small-refinery exemptions. Yemin was quoted saying the refinery waivers were “a real cash flow that we get every year.” (https://www.fischer.senate.gov/…)Fischer said in her letter that, in recent years, “there has been a noticeable disconnect” between Department of Energy recommendations and EPA’s actions on small-refinery exemptions, with EPA signing off on far more exemptions than recommended.“Given this track record of not following DOE’s recommendations, biofuel producers, farmers and I cannot have confidence that the RVOs will actually be met,” Fischer said.CRITICAL IMPORTANCE TO AGSen. John Thune of South Dakota wrote that EPA’s plan “lacks safeguards that will assure its intent.” Thune added that the RFS production volumes were a “matter of critical importance to agriculture stakeholders in South Dakota and across the country.” Thune urged EPA to draft language into the rule that would “make certain that all gallons waived” by small-refinery exemptions would be accounted for in RFS volume obligations.Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana and Sen Mike Rounds of South Dakota also each wrote letters.On Monday, more than 60 corn, soybean and biofuel groups also wrote EPA, stating that its plan failed to protect the farm economy and biofuel plants in rural America.EPA held a hearing on its proposal in Michigan on Oct. 30, then opened up a 30-day comment period on its plan.Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClayton DTN(ES/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved. read more