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Jeff Larson used the high shelf and sped by early leader Timmy Current late in the 20-lap Merfreld Brothers Automotive IMCA Modified finale. Current did not go easy as it was a side-by-side battle for several laps. By Rob Hinckley Jeremiah Hurst has won many, but the season championship at his hometown Dubuque Speedway is always special. DUBUQUE, Iowa (July 21) – Dozens swarmed to Hoker Trucking/C&W Trucking/Kam Koncepts Victory Circle. Tears flowed. There was emotion in the winner’s voice. Daniel Wauters continued his stronghold on the Kinsella Concrete IMCA Hobby Stocks with the 12-lap win. Shane Oberbreckling almost made the high side work, but settled for second ahead of Roger Winkers, Brandon White and Hank White. Advance tickets are now available. “It’s always special to win here,” Hurst said. “We’ll just keep winning. The finale had to go to overdrive/overtime as runner-up Joel Callahan slammed the turn two wall and finally stopped on turn four as the white flag was ready to fly. “That (car) thing was digging holes off the turns,” Hurst said. “I knew I had to get to the bottom when I saw (Pollard) on the bottom. My car owner (Ken Roberts) and I had the same plan.” Gates open Wednesday at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Sunday gates open at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Gage Neal took the lead early and held off Tyler Soppe for the 15-lap Peosta Warehousing Logistics IMCA Northern SportMod win. Wes Digman, Jason Roth and Rusty Deshaw came next in a very competitive affair. Joe Zrostlik topped point leader Cole Mather in the 12-lap K Motorsports IMCA Stock Car main. Early leader Chase Zaruba, Reece Norton and Kenny Taylor followed. Matt Gansen, Austin Moyer and Bryce Garnhart followed. Hurst started eighth but made his run to the front quick, taking the point for good on lap five and won the Eichman’s Bar & Grill IMCA Late Model 25-lapper Sunday evening at Dubuque Speedway. Then racing finishes off the fair Sunday, July 28 with Eichman’s Bar and Grill IMCA Late Models competing for $1,500 to win. Also hitting the track will be Merfeld Brothers Automotive IMCA Modifieds, Peosta Warehousing Logistics IMCA SportMods and Kinsella Concrete IMCA Hobby Stocks. Hurst beat Jeff Tharp, Eric Pollard, Nebraska’s Cory Dumpert and Donnie Pataska on the green, white, checkered finish. Action continues on the 3/8-mile, dirt oval this Wednesday, July 24 with the annual Dubuque County Fair races, featuring IMCA Modifieds and Northern SportMods. read more
However, the East Africans completed a clean sweep of the female category.Sheila Chalangat from Kenya took the first position with a time of 33:14 minutes, while Tuitoak Jepchirchir also of Kenya and Kasegn Asefa of Ethiopia, returned with a time of 33:18 and 33:31 to emerge second and third respectively.Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, and Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, ran alongside other government officials as well as other stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress in the state in the VIP category.The VIP race also had as participants, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung; Managing Director, THISDAY, Mr. Eniola Bello; Chairman, Wells Charlton Hotel and Apartments, Abuja, Capt. Hosa Okunbo, among others.While the first VP race that included the deputy governor took off at 8:45, that of the APC race, with the party’s national chairman Adams Oshiomhole participating, took off at 9:30.Delivering an address, Oshiomhole, a former governor of the state, thanked the current governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and the organisers of the Okpekpe 10 km road race for sustaining a tradition that has lasted seven years.Oshiomhole said what the people of the community need is neither tears nor sympathy but what would impact on their lives positively.The former governor further enjoined indigenes of Okpekpe to take advantage of the race to engage in exercise as it is cheaper than drugs.He further urged them to use the yearly event to know who their true friends are adding that their true friends are those who visit them annually and not those who come every four years to seek for their votes and after which abandon them to their fate.Also, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, commended Oshiomhole for translating his dream into reality.Dalung said the presidency is happy that the Okpekpe road race has come to stay, noting that in no distant time, the community will play host to the world.He further noted that this year’s event has met the international standards.On his part, Governor Godwin Obaseki whose welcome address was delivered by the Secretary to the Edo State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the state will always provide the needed facilities for the yearly event to thrive.He said the dream of seven years ago was the dream of one man, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to the extent that “today, we have athletes who come here to compete in the event,” adding that his government will sustain the race.However, the crisis rocking the Edo chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), took the shine off the biggest annual athletic event in Nigeria.The event was devoid of the usual glamour, especially in the VIP race. This forced Oshiomhole to run alone in another VIP category tagged: “APC category race”, apparently created so that the political actors in Edo State can avoid each other.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Adibe Emenyonu in Benin CityIn what points to a departure from East African domination of the annual Okpekpe 10km Road Race in Benin City, this year’s edition saw a Bahraini, Fikadu Dawit, winning the male category with a time of 29.03 minutes.Dawit beat two East Africans, Barechanu Tsegu and John Lotiang, of Ethiopia and Kenya who finished in a time of 29:04 and 29:17 minutes respectively. read more
by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow â€” The 2015 Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt officially begins this Monday, June 29, when the first clue will be revealed. Sumner Newscow and Page Property Management will be a sponsor for the event. For the record, no Sumner Newscow employee knows where the medallion is, so please do not call this office.The first clue will be revealed as an early bird special Monday through Friday on Sumner Newscow and the downtown Edward Jones office at 120 W. Harvey from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. until the clues are found. Sumner Cable TV Channel 5, the Chamber of Commerce office, Sumnernewscow.com, KLEY/KWME radio station and the Wellington Daily News website will reveal the clue at 10 a.m. and later.“I am more than happy to stay late for those wanting to register their buttons,” said Diana Page of Edward Jones. “People are welcome to call me at 326-5927 if they need me to stay late.”Page will be at her office until 7 p.m. Thursday, but the registration deadline is 3 p.m. this Friday.The medallion finder must have pre-registered their Wheat Festival button with the Edward Jones office to claim the $1,000 prize. The purchase of a button is not required to receive the $100 prize. Buttons must be registered at the Diana Page Edward Jones office by June 26 at 3 p.m. Registration must be done in person, phone calls will not be accepted. Only one person per household can register buttons, and households cannot be combined.As always, there will be a satellite feed watching the medallion location at all times, so they will know who picks it up.“We want to keep honest people honest,” Page said.Anyone is eligible to join the hunt, except 2014 winners (Cueball note: Dustin Craig is out of luck!) those persons directly involved in the planning and implementation of the hunt, and members of their immediate families or household. The participant claiming the medallion must be 18 years old or older.Jerry BlunkFor years, Page said, the secret hider was Jerry Blunk, an officer who recently passed away after a battle with cancer.“At his funeral, they mentioned that he was the secret medallion hider,” Page said. “His wife didn’t know for years, and we recently told his children.”The medallion finder must present it to Diana Page during business hours at 120 W. Harvey. If the medallion is not found by 3 p.m. Friday, July 10, officials of the Wheat Festival Medallion Committee reserve the right to terminate the hunt and donate the money to charity. Arrangements for presentation of the cash prize will be made at a time determined by the sponsors and the winner at a Wheat Festival event.Sponsors of the hunt, Page Property Management and Sumner NewsCow, reserve the right to disqualify any participant for the following: unsportsmanlike, abusive, deceptive, obscene, offensive, unsafe and/or harassment behavior, any participant who violates/enters private property, vandalism, and/or defacing private or public property (i.e. digging, sawing, damaging in any manner). Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the medallion hunt at any time due to the above instances. They want you to have fun, but please respect the property and rights of others.The medallion cannot be transferred, duplicated, auctioned or sold. Sponsors shall not be liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind from participation in the medallion hunt.The medallion will be located on public grounds, which are defined as federal, state, county and/or city owned property. The medallion will never be hidden in a cemetery or on the Wellington Golf Course. The full rules are here.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? 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– Chastening –Wenger refused to comment on Borussia Dortmund’s claim that Arsenal have made a bid for their striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The 28-year-old was left out of the squad that drew against Hertha Berlin on Friday, which has stoked transfer speculation.Aubameyang was the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer last season as he finished the campaign with 31 goals and has hit 13 in 15 games so far this year.“We are nowhere near anything with Dortmund. They are responsible for their own statements. If we sign somebody we will announce it,” Wenger said.It was a chastening afternoon for Palace, who have lost only twice in their last 13 games — both defeats coming at the hands of Arsenal.Palace boss Roy Hodgson, whose side got a consolation goal from Luka Milivojevic in the closing stages, said he had feared the size of the defeat would be even heavier.“At half-time I thought we were staring down the barrel of a gun,” he said.“I think had we not marshalled ourselves and shown the character that the players showed in the second half and produced the work rate, it would have been an avalanche.“As it turns out, we not only managed to stop them scoring more goals, we got one of our own and reduced the deficit to a minus three rather than a minus seven or eight.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal are ready to go on a sustained winning streak after finally blocking out the distractions of a turbulent transfer window.Arsenal ended a five-match winless run by thrashing Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.Four goals in the first 22 minutes tore Palace to shreds as Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi, Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette got on the scoresheet.The Gunners’ dynamic display was a well-timed rebuttal to the critics who claimed the imminent sale of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United would ruin their already troubled season.Wenger expects Chile forward Sanchez to join United in the next 48 hours, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan ready to move in the opposite direction to Arsenal from Old Trafford.The Arsenal manager hopes those deals, which follow the sale of Theo Walcott to Everton, will allow his players to focus on their performances rather than being distracted by the transfer sagas.“What is very difficult is for the first time in January we were losing one of our big players,” Wenger said.“This period creates a strange feeling in the dressing room. That is why this transfer period in the middle of the season is difficult.”Wenger revealed Sanchez was absent from the Arsenal squad on Saturday as he headed to Manchester to seal a deal which has been in the making since United out-bid Manchester City for the former Barcelona star.“I didn’t take him because there is a question of him moving to Manchester United and you cannot drive up north and as well play football,” Wenger said.“I expect it to happen maybe, but I cannot announce it because in the next 48 hours it will be decided one way or the other.” read more
STEW ALLEN New Castle was cooking as he scored 18 points to lead the Red Hurricanes to the WPIAL AAAA championship with a 55-49 win over HamptonMalik Hooker is ranked by many as the best all around basketball player in the WPIAL and he is the best player on New Castle’s (26-0) third consecutive WPIAL AAAA championship team. The Red Hurricanes beat Hampton (22-4) 55-49 Saturday night at Duquesne University’s Palumbo Center.There is no numerical measurement for pain, not in time, not in distance. But it’s safe to say the 15 members of the Hampton Talbots boy’s basketball team won’t soon recover from their agonizing loss to New Castle.Hampton jumped out to a 13-2 lead and had their site set on upsetting their nemesis. The Talbots and Red Hurricanes have become accustomed to playing each other for the WPIAL championship. This is the third year in a row that they met in the finals. read more
Castlegar native Shawn Horcoff has been traded by the Edmonton Oilers. The former Michigan State star was informed by the Oilers he has been traded to Dallas as Stars’ GM Jim Nill continues a rebuilding process. Horcoff is rumoured to be going to Dallas for a seventh round draft pick as well as 23-year old NHL defenceman Phillip Larsen. Last season, Horcoff scored seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 31 games. The 34-year-old veteran has a $5.5 million cap hit but has two years remaining at $4 million and $3 million, respectively. Horcoff, drafted by the Oilers in the fourth round in 1998, has a limited no-trade clause. But it was clear the Castlegar Minor Hockey star was going to be with the Alberta based club after new GM Craig McTavish said Horcoff was not in his plans. The deal won’t be officially announced until Friday because the trade will not be finalized with the league. read more
Nathan Jackman scored in overtime sparking the Nelson Leafs to the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom B Championship Sunday in Midway.The goal was the second of the game for Jackman as Nelson outlasted Trail Blazers 7-6 in extra time.Nelson Chiefs won the other West Kootenay Banner of the tournament. Sebastian Conne Correnti led the Leafs with three goals while Cash Nay added a single.Nelson against needed overtime to advance to the final, getting past rival Trail Toads 4-3 in shootout.
What’s an article advocating hedonism doing on Science Daily? Sure enough, an article entitled “Hedonism As the Explanation of Value” appeared today on the science news site without controversy or debate. The entry gave David Brax of Lund University a platform to preach that “pleasure is the only thing that is valuable in itself.” The article acknowledged that this idea is nothing new. “His theory develops the hedonistic philosophical tradition, with roots in antiquity.” What, then, justified reporting this as science? “What is new is that David Brax’s theory also takes into consideration new studies of how people function – studies carried out in cognitive science, neuroscience, and psychology.”OK, preachers: if he can do it, you can do it. If Science Daily will print the opinions of a hedonist just because he alludes to neuroscience, all you need to do is a little research into the latest findings on how the brain works and apply it to support your position that people are basically selfish and evil and need redemption. Doesn’t your philosophy also have roots in antiquity? Is there any other reason this hedonist earned free publicity in Seance Daily? How this story got sanctified in a science news site is astonishing. It basically sends a message that science legitimizes one’s lust for pleasure. Secular and pagan philosophers have been preaching this message for years – from Epicurus to Hobbes to Hugh Hefner. To be sure, some of the more eminent advocates of hedonism had a more nuanced explanation of pleasure. It did not mean the reckless pursuit of immediate gratification, but the building of a lifestyle or a society that might maximize long-term pleasure for the most people. Roman Stoics and Enlightenment theologians had many debates over these issues. Still, any system built on hedonism is doomed. If my pleasure is my highest value, why should I care about anyone else’s pleasure? Why would a marine throw himself on his grenade to save his buddies? That’s not very pleasurable. Why should there be any self-sacrifice, any sense of duty, any justice in the world? Why should I judge any other man’s evil if it brings him pleasure? Look what this philosophy does to love. The most unpleasurable thing in the world was for a Man to hang on a cross in agony and cry out, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” What the world needs is righteousness. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people,” the wise ruler Solomon said. If you have righteousness, you may get some pleasure as a return on investment – but pleasure is not the principle – only some of the interest. Pleasure is a gift of God, but it’s the dessert, not the main course; the decorations, not the foundation. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied,” Jesus Christ said. That’s not just good science or good investing. It’s wisdom; it’s the truth. In an act of tough love, doing the best for the most, we will be happy to give the Darwin Party all the wine, women and song they want, if they will just agree to shut up.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Meredith Oglesby, OCJ FFA reporterThey had a pact to never compete, but twins Grant and Grace Lach broke that pact in May of 2018 for their individual efforts to earn a spot on the Ohio FFA State Officer Team.“All throughout our time in the FFA we had a pact that we wouldn’t compete against each other and running for state office was the first time that we broke that pact,” said Grant Lach, 2018-19 State Vice President at Large.With the bright lights, adrenaline pumping and the election results being announced, their broken pact made the big moment for anyone running for state office even bigger for the twins from the Bloom Carroll FFA Chapter. But, as it turns out, breaking the pact paid off. They are the first twins to ever serve together as state officers in Ohio.Grant and Grace recently had the chance to reflect on what it was like to serve together on the 2018-19 state officer team. A year ago, their pact added to the nerves, and the excitement of the announcement of the election results. Grace had her named called first.“It was scary to think that there was a chance that one of us wouldn’t get it, but the moment I heard his name called I was just so excited,” said Grace Lach, 2018-19 State Vice President at Large.Grace and Grant have always gotten along well and throughout their time in FFA have worked as partners for Agriscience Fair projects. Their unique twin teamwork continued while serving as state FFA officers.“There were several times throughout the year that I realized how phenomenal it was to have unlimited access to another state officer, whether it was asking for input on a workshop, figuring out how to divide up chapter visits, or practicing speeches. Even though we have grown closer through serving together, I feel that we have also both been able to really find ourselves individually too,” Grant said.Their different experiences through the last year made serving as state officers better for both of them.“Grant and I are very different people so our year has looked very different but it has been amazing to know that he is there for me if I need advice, a sounding board for my new ideas, or someone to tell how my chapter visit or event went,” Grace said. “I love when he gets home from a speech and just cannot wait to tell me about all the amazing members he met and fun he had,”Their favorite part of serving together has been the growth that has happened through the year..“Grace’s dedication to inclusion and celebration of diversity has really shown through in everything that she has done. I am so glad to have seen the impact that she has had on members across the state,” Grant said.A strong support team is essential as challenges arise throughout the year as an officer.“We would always be the first one available to call on a long drive back for a chapter visit. Life chats have been numerous, and we know that we can be honest with one another — even if it’s not exactly what we want to hear,” Grant said. “We both know very well that growth occurs in the same place that you experience challenge — being there for each other makes those challenges much more bearable.”Twin selfies and endless twin jokes were just the beginning of the fun moments that happened as the result of serving together.“At camp, Grant and I, because we are twins, we only counted as one for a slushie-shower and got coated in green slushie together,” Grace said.Grant and Grace describe each other as positive and resilient. They are thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow together as they served the 26,000 Ohio FFA members during the past year.“Serving as a state officer is already a true blessing, getting to do it with your best friend since birth just elevated the experience,” Grant said. read more