Q & A: New Digital Content Strategist talks Fly Fishing and Chuck Norris

December 30, 2020

first_imgA few weeks ago we welcomed Travis Hall to the BRO family as the new digital content strategist. Travis has written for the magazine in the past, but we’re happy to have him on a full-time basis. As we always try to do with new staffers, we threw a few questions his way with the BRO reader in mind.BRO: Where are you from originally?TH: I’m originally from southern Indiana. It’s the land of basketball, but it’s completely devoid of mountains, fly fishing, and good hiking trails, so I had to leave.BRO: What is your first memory of being outside?TH: Bobber fishing with my dad and my uncle. I think there was a catfish involved, and I think he was given a name.BRO: What is the worst mistake you ever made in the woods?TH: Not going to the woods enough.BRO: If Sasquatch and a hungry black bear got into a fight, who would win?TH: It would be a hell of a bout, and one that I would pay money to see, but in the end the black bear would take the cake.BRO: What’s your go-to backpacking grub?TH: Knor Pasta Sides and vacum sealed protein. Cheap, simple, and easy.BRO: Three things you can’t live without?TH: Mountains, craft beer, and bluegrass music.BRO: If you could take any famous person (dead or alive) fly-fishing for a day, who would it be and why?TH: John Gierach and Paul from a River Runs Through It. Oh, and maybe Norman McLean or Sir Izaak Walton.QAbioPhoto courtesy of Josh RobersonBRO: What songs/artists would we find on your Spotify playlist?TH: Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Zac Brown, and The Avett Brothers just to name a few. I’ve also developed a recent fondness for Sam Bush.BRO: Do you have any guilty pleasures?TH: Craft beer, but I don’t feel guilty about it.BRO: What is your favorite regional brew?TH: Holy City‘s Pecan Dream. It takes me back to the Low Country of Charleston, South Carolina, where I spent two years learning to drink beer on the beach.BRO: If you didn’t have to work for us as our Digital Content Specialist, how would you spend your days?TH: Maybe I’d be bumming around in Bozeman, Montana or living out of a van down by the Firehole River. Who knows.BRO: Best outdoor book you have read?TH: This is loaded question, but I’m going with Norman McLean’s A River Runs Through It. It introduced me to the art of fly fishing while I was growing up in a region where bass boats and bait casters were the norm.BRO: Who would win a corn hole match between Chuck Norris and Clint Eastwood?TH: Dirty Harry would dominate.last_img read more

Don’t spend it all in one place

December 17, 2020

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Naomi Anderson Naomi Anderson is Vice President of Prepaid for LSC. In her current role, her team manages the day to day program support, customer service functions and implementations as well as … Web: Lsc.net Details We’ve been hearing that our entire lives. From parents, grandparents, you name it. Older and wiser voices are always encouraging us to hang on to any “extra” money we might come across, be it from a birthday or holiday card or just a shiny quarter found on the street. Alright, let’s be honest – you can’t even get much with a quarter anymore. As a credit union, this is still sound advice you should be offering your members. Not that you should stand next to your ATM wagging your finger every time a member makes a withdrawal. However we’re in the throws of the holiday season and next up, you know what follows? Tax time. Along with the usual stress of organizing receipts and forms, there’s usually one shining light at that time of year: a tax refund! We all know how tempting it is once we receive that little bonus (of our own hard earned money) from Uncle Sam to rush out and spend it on something fun. Only to come home to a backed up garbage disposal or leak in the ceiling, and feel that buyer’s remorse sink in for spending that refund so soon. This is where your credit union can help by offering a good prepaid debit card program to store that refund. By loading all or a portion of their tax refund onto a prepaid card, members can keep that money separate from their other accounts.  That way it’s there when they want to enjoy some of it, while still easily keeping track of it. There are a number of programs available, so you will want to look for a few specific benefits when choose the right prepaid product for you members:Quick & Easy to ImplementLow CostEasy for members to load and manageNot connected to members personal information or accountsPrepaid cards offer many benefits for credit unions and members even beyond tax season. They add an additional layer of security and convenience, especially to those members who might have untraditional jobs or income.“Our members travel a lot and we don’t have a regular debit card, a prepaid debit card works for that purpose,” says Nektaria Felecos of Las Vegas UP Employees Federal Credit Union. Their credit union chose the CUMONEY® Everyday Spend card to serve the roughly 80% of their members working for Union Pacific Railroad. “In the past, members had to rely on money orders or checks to access their funds while away from the branch. Now they have the convenience of a Visa card for purchases, free bill payment, and access to cash at ATMs.”Many prepaid card programs also offer a convenient free companion app so members can manage their funds 24/7 from the palm of their hand. Prepaid debit cards are the easy way for members to enjoy their refund responsibly and not spend it all in one place.last_img read more

Tourist Council: Joint advertising will include three models

November 18, 2020

first_imgGiven that the Partnership Program also envisages new partnerships that contribute to the well-being of children, UNICEF has recognized the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board as important partners in promoting children’s rights with an emphasis on the tourism sector.  The Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli, pointed out that the Ministry of Tourism will soon start drafting a new Tourism Development Strategy, which will focus on raising quality and sustainability, because “only with quality and responsible tourism management can we remain competitive and stimulate the entire economy.” The development of a new Tourism Development Strategy will begin soon  The director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić, emphasized the importance of promotional activities. “Today, we adopted proposals for very important public calls for cooperation with domestic and foreign partners in the promotion of Croatian tourism for 2020. The emphasis is on the activities of joint destination advertising, but also on strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets”, Said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, adding that public calls are expected in early September this year. An invitation to express interest in implementing strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets in 2020 will be sent to all travel organizers from foreign markets in all forms of organized programs for Croatia, and the emphasis will continue to be on joint campaigns in the public media.  Cooperation with UNICEF UNICEF-Republic of Croatia Partnership Program 2017-2021 includes a number of objectives and activities on which UNICEF cooperates with line ministries.  The main goal of the cooperation is joint action aimed at ensuring equal opportunities for children and promoting their rights in tourism, as well as support for UNICEF programs agreed with the Government of the Republic of Croatia. To this end, based on the signed agreement, we will work on strengthening the capacity of all involved in understanding and implementing children’s rights in tourism, increasing care for children by the tourism sector, raising funds for programs for the most vulnerable children in Croatia and further strengthening the positive image. Croatian tourism. As pointed out by the CNTB, the CNTB representative offices, as in the previous year, will collect all applications from interested partners, give their proposal for the selection of partners and campaigns for their market. The call will be published in late August / early September this year. At the just held 53rd session of the Tourist Council, decisions were made on announcing a public call for joint advertising in 2020, a proposal for the concept of the Call for expressions of interest for the implementation of strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets in 2020 and a decision on cooperation between the Ministry of Tourism and Croatia. tourist boards with UNICEF.  The decision to issue a public call for joint advertising in 2020 determined that it will include three different models: joint destination advertising of the tourist board system through which the CNTB with the system of tourist boards will conduct destination promotion; in the second model cooperation with bidder entities in their destination will work on a system of tourist boards that submit their application to the CNTB for approval, while the third model includes joint advertising of the nautical tourism offer conducted by the CNTB with entities planning serious marketing campaigns. The call will be published at the end of August / beginning of September this year with an application deadline of about a month.last_img read more

Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn reveals how close he came to joining Chelsea

October 18, 2020

first_img Here’s how racism was addressed after Bulgaria v EnglandTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:34FullscreenHere’s how racism was addressed after Bulgaria v Englandhttps://metro.co.uk/video/heres-racism-addressed-bulgaria-v-england-2027140/This 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.‘I’m so proud of making two appearances, one for 20 minutes and one for 45 minutes. They’re still caps for England that some people would dream about.‘I always say, when people ask about regrets, if I could have just started one game for England, that’s what I wanted to do, just to show, I was good enough to play.’Winterburn’s former club Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League and face Sheffield United this weekend.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Winterburn went on to secure legendary status at Arsenal (Picture: Allsport)‘I don’t really talk about it a lot, but two weeks before that [signing for Arsenal] I had gone to Chelsea for talks,’ Winterburn told the Football Ramble Daily podcast.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘They wanted to sign me but that all fell apart.’Asked why his move to Chelsea fell through, Winterburn responded: ‘I have no idea. I tend to find with me, that with life, if things don’t go well, the best way to deal with it is to block it out.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Maybe I asked for too much money! A few days after that they signed Tony Dorigo, so they were obviously eyeing up us both, and maybe he was the better option at the time.’Winterburn made two appearances for England after emerging as a star at Arsenal but never started a fixture for his country.On his brief international career, Winterburn added: ‘I think I knew all along my journey in professional football, and particularly when playing for Arsenal, that I wasn’t going to get a lot of caps for England. Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn reveals how close he came to joining Chelsea Advertisement Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 16 Oct 2019 4:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link395Shares Nigel Winterburn, right, almost joined Chelsea before signing for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Nigel Winterburn has revealed a move to Chelsea ‘fell apart’ before he secured a move to Arsenal.Arsenal signed Winterburn from Wimbledon in 1987 in a deal worth £350,000. The left back went on to make over 400 appearances for the Gunners, helping the club win three league titles and two FA Cups.Winterburn is regarded as one of Arsenal’s greatest defenders but he has revealed he almost signed for Chelsea instead in the late 1980s. Advertisementlast_img read more

New estate in Springfield to house apx 12,000 residents, 4,000 homes

October 6, 2020

first_imgSpringfield Rise at Spring Mountain has been officially launched, set to home approximately 12,000 residents in 4,000 homes.SPRINGFIELD officially opened a new development yesterday which will eventually deliver around 4,000 homes to the area.The Deputy Premier, The Honourable Jackie Trade, Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale and Springfield Land Corporation joined Lendlease to celebrate the official opening of Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain.Sales are going strong with 560 lots already sold on the 415ha site.Lendlease’s Communities Business managing director Matthew Wallace said the developer was excited to offer customers a lifestyle choice with access to great facilities on their doorstep.“Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain is a great opportunity to be part of a master planned community with amenities that create great places where people want to live,” he said.Springfield Rise is set to have more than 50ha’s of open space, including 13 local parks, three district parks and plenty of walking, hiking and cycling tracks connecting to the Springfield town centre.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoSpringfield Rise at Spring Mountain has officially launched.Forest Ridge and Park Lane are currently under construction as Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain’s first residential addresses.Lots range in size from 240sq m to 640sq m with prices starting at $170,000.The Springfield Rise community is expected to eventually be home to around 12,000 people across 12 addresses.Only a 30 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD, the developments amenities include an expanding Orion Springfield Central including cinemas, cafes, and restaurants with Orion Lagoon right across the road. Health City, a unique 52ha medical and wellness precinct is nearby, incorporating the 1,200-bed Mater Private Hospital.Located in the suburb of Spring Mountain, Springfield Rise sits between Springfield Central and White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Reserve.last_img read more

GALLERY: First steel cut for Aker BP’s new unmanned platform

September 28, 2020

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Norwegian engineering and construction firm Kvaerner has cut first steel for Aker BP’s Valhall Flank West project development in the North Sea.The cutting of the first steel for the Valhall Flank West platform deck marked the beginning of construction, which will take place at Kvaerner’s Verdal yard in Norway.Norwegian oil company Aker BP submitted its plans for development and operations for the Valhall Flank West, Ærfugl, and Skogul fields to the Norwegian authorities in mid-December 2017.Several days later, Aker BP awarded Kvaerner a contract for delivery of the topside and steel jacket substructure for the Valhall Flank West project.Valhall is a giant oil field in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The Valhall Flank West project aims to continue the development of the Tor formation in Valhall on the western flank of the field, with startup of operation in fourth quarter 2019.Valhall Flank West will be developed from a new Normally Unmanned Installation (NUI), tied back to the Valhall field center for processing and export.The contract awarded to Kvaerner was the first project in the Wellhead Platform Alliance, which was established in the spring of 2017 between Aker BP, Kvaerner, ABB and Aker Solutions.The steel substructure and the topside should be ready for delivery and sail-away from Kvaerner’s facilities in May 2019, and hook-up and commissioning on the field is scheduled for August 2019.An average of 450 people will work on the project at Kvaerner’s yard in Verdal. The activity will be at its highest in the autumn of 2018, when around 650 employees will be working on the project.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 26

September 23, 2020

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,165; 2. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,161; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,159; 4. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,155; 5. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,130; 6. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,107; 7. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,102; 8. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,088; 9. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,076; 10. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 1,062; 11. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 1,049; 12. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M., and Scott R. Smith, Davenport, Neb., both 1,042; 14. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 1,041; 15. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 1,039; 16. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore., 1,037; 17. Ryan Canon, Clearwater, Minn., 1,020; 18. Joel Rust, Grundy Cen­ter, Iowa, and Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., both 1,014; 20. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Ca­lif., 1,011.IMCA Late Models – 1. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 789; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 780; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 775; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 767; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 766; 6. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 758; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 733; 8. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 717; 9. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 701; 10. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 699; 11. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 696; 12. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 682; 13. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 659; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 642; 15. Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa, 635; 16. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 634; 17. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 617; 18. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 602; 19. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 592; 20. Bryce Carey, Nashua, Iowa, 576.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 777; 2. Justin Fifield, Mes­quite, Texas, 750; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 745; 4. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 736; 5. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 712; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 710; 7. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 709; 8. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 707; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 705; 10. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 694; 11. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 672; 12. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 660; 13. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., and Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., both 658; 15. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 656; 16. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 652; 17. Cale Rei­gle, Newport, Pa., 651; 18. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 642; 19. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 638; 20. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 622.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars ­– 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,193; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,161; 3. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,158; 4. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,151; 5. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,148; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,128; 7. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., and Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, both 1,112; 9. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,091; 10. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,089; 11. Kyle Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,078; 12. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,066; 13. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,065; 14. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,054; 15. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., and Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, both 1,053; 17. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 1,049; 18. Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D., 1,039; 19. Tommy Fose, Delphos, Kan., 1,030; 20. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,020.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,199; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,180; 3. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,162; 4. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,155; 5. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,150; 6. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,144; 7. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,123; 8. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,102; 9. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 1,101; 10. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., and Cameron Wilkinson, Ne­ligh, Neb., both 1,100; 12. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., and Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, both 1,048; 14. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,043; 15. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,040; 16. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,037; 17. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,035; 18. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,031; 19. Daniel Wauters, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,029; 20. Ryan Wells, Runnells, Iowa, 1,001.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,183; 2. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,166; 3. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,154; 4. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,139; 5. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., and Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, both 1,131; 7. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,126; 8. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,124; 9. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,106; 10. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,090; 11. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., and Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., both 1,073; 13. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,058; 14. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 1,035; 15. Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan., 1,014; 16. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 1,011; 17. Hunter Parsons, Green Bay, Wis., 998; 18. Aus­ten Becerra, Bowen, Ill., 993; 19. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 985; 20. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 980.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,125; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,116; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,111; 4. Ron­nie Bell, Lo­rena, Texas, 1,083; 5. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,064; 6. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 1,059; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,044; 8. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 930; 9. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 918; 10. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 894; 11. Ka­mera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 860; 12. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 819; 13. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 747; 14. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 723; 15. Justin Long, Has­let, Texas, 717; 16. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, and Frank Groves, Shallowater, Texas, both 716; 18. Nathan Buchanan, Kemp, Texas, 709; 19. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 706; 20. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 683.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,187; 2. Dillon Richards, Be­atrice, Neb., 1,172; 3. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,120; 4. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,118; 5. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,110; 6. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,089; 7. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 1,063; 8. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,055; 9. Tanner Uehling, Nor­folk, Neb., 1,045; 10. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,043; 11. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,035; 12. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,032; 13. Ashlee Kelly, Fairmont, Minn., 963; 14. Mitch Meier, Chilton, Wis., 933; 15. Michael Meier, Chilton, Wis., 896; 16. Julia Childs, Weather­ford, Texas, 872; 17. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 867; 18. Hunter Benson, Forest City, Iowa, 865; 19. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 857; 20. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 856.last_img read more

FIFA’s Infantino proposed as IOC member

September 22, 2020

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been proposed for International Olympic Committee membership, but World Athletics head Sebastian Coe will have to wait due to a conflict of interest, IOC President Thomas Bach said.FIFA and World Athletics, the governing bodies of two of the biggest sports in the Olympics, have been without membership ever since the departure from the IOC of their respective former presidents Sepp Blatter and Lamine Diack in 2015.For years, membership of the IOC for the heads of soccer and athletics was seen as almost automatic.Yet the two international federations have been left out in the cold as they struggled with widespread corruption and doping scandals which tarnished their images.Diack, who has denied wrongdoing, faces a corruption trial in France in January.Bach said Infantino had been proposed for election at their next session in January along with International Tennis Federation chief David Haggerty and Japanese Olympic Committee president Yasuhiro Yamashita.World Athletics chief Coe, however, had not been proposed due to a conflict of interest.“We wanted him (Coe) to become an IOC member as president of one of our most important Olympic sports,” Bach said. “Since then we are in close consultation with him and since then we have addressed the risk of a potential of conflict of interest he may have.”Apart for his role at World Athletics, Coe is also Group Chairman of consultancy firm CSM which also works with the IOC.“CSM is consulting various organisations and stakeholders including having contractual partnerships with the IOC itself.”Bach said Coe had informed them that he could not immediately resolve this situation but was working on it.Bach added Coe could become a member at their session during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “He is hopeful to address it in a couple of months. Then that would mean the door is still open for Tokyo.”The IOC elects new members at its sessions once candidates are vetted by the Olympic body.last_img read more

Miami-Dade Police rescue mother and child from drowning in a canal

September 20, 2020

first_imgThe Miami-Dade Police department is reporting that they rescued a mother and her 4-year-old son from drowning inside of a canal.The incident was reported on July 10th around 3:30 am near the 2300 block of Northeast 192nd street.According to the report, the mother entered the canal and began struggling to stay afloat. The child then jumped into the canal in an attempt to save her.When authorities arrived, they worked together to first get the child out of the water and then the mother by hopping a fence and linking together to grab the victims.Two of the four officers involved in the rescue spoke to media during a press conference on Monday saying timing was everything:“Thank God that we arrived on time, because when we were there, every second counted,” Miami-Dade Police officer Sergio Cordova said.Cordova also mentioned that he spoke to the four-year-old after the incident who told them what happened“He saw his mom going into the water, and at that point, he went after her. Cordova said. “The 4-year-old was trying to save his mom, He just jumped into the water not knowing what he was going to face.”Officer Ramos who was also involved in the rescue says it was a day that they will never forget.last_img read more

Ennis named to Cousy Award Watch List

September 17, 2020

first_imgFreshman point guard Tyler Ennis is already receiving preseason recognition before playing a regular-season game for Syracuse.Ennis was one of 46 players named to the preseason Bob Cousy Award Watch List on Tuesday, an honor given to the nation’s best point guard. Ennis is a five-star recruit and rated the No. 5 point guard in his class by ESPN. He averaged 10 points and three assists per game in the Orange’s four-game trip to Canada in August. On Friday, Ennis showcased his precision passing in his Carrier Dome debut at Orange Madness.Head coach Jim Boeheim said Ennis will play about 38 minutes per game this season.“Tyler is a very steady player, he knows what he is doing all the time,” Boeheim said at SU media day on Friday afternoon. ” He plays a lot like a veteran point guard, which is very impressive coming in as a freshman.“He has an excellent skill set. He has the ability to be explosive and make plays, but he also can run the team efficiently and make good decisions in the half court.  I think he’s as well prepared as any freshman point guard we’ve had here.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEnnis is one of four freshmen tabbed to the watch list, joined by Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison, Florida’s Kasey Hill and Washington’s Nigel Williams-Goss. The list of candidates will be trimmed to 20 in early February and five in early March.Here’s the full list of candidates:Kyle Anderson, UCLAKeith Appling, Michigan StateDominic Artis, OregonEric Atkins, Notre DameRyan Arcidiacono, VillanovaBilly Baron, CanisiusDevon Bookert, Florida StateJason Brickman, LIUJahii Carson, Arizona StateSiyani Chambers, HarvardSemaj Christon, XavierJordan Clarkson, MissouriJustin Cobbs, CaliforniaBrett Comer, Florida Gulf CoastQuinn Cook, DukeAaron Craft, Ohio StateBrandyn Curry, HarvardSpencer Dinwiddie, ColoradoMichael Dixon, MemphisKris Dunn, ProvidenceTyler Ennis, SyracuseYogi Ferrell, IndianaTim Frazier, Penn StateAndrew Harrison, KentuckyKasey Hill, FloridaAnthony Ireland, Loyola MarymountJoe Jackson, MemphisChris Jones, LouisvilleDeAndre Kane, Iowa StateWalt Lemon, BradleyDerrick Marks, Boise StateT.J. McConnell, ArizonaPreston Medlin, Utah StateShabazz Napier, UConnJake Odum, Indiana StateMarcus Paige, North CarolinaKevin Pangos, GonzagaElfrid Payton, LafayetteKendrick Perry, Youngstown StateTrevor Releford, AlabamaMarcus Smart, Oklahoma StateMarkel Starks, GeorgetownKeifer Sykes, Green BayChaz Williams, MassachusettsNigel Williams-Goss, WashingtonKendall Williams, New Mexico Published on October 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more