231 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 info@givingpress.com 808.123.4567

2004 in review

first_imgAgricultureBusiness EnvironmentFood & HealthHome & GardenLifestylesScienceTechnologyWeather Between the Christmas gifts and the New Year’s resolutions, youmay want to look back on the news of 2004 before you get startedon 2005. Here’s a look at the year’s top stories from the GeorgiaFACES news to use about Georgia Family, Agricultural, Consumerand Environmental Sciences. Sorted by date and linked to thestory in our archive, here are 2004’s top 10 stories in ninecategories: agriculture, business, environment, food & health, home & garden, lifestyles, science, technology and weather.last_img read more

Former Colombian Paramilitaries Seek To Control Towns In Ecuador

first_imgBy Dialogo August 10, 2010 The key moment in which to clip the wings of this horrible criminal machine is now and in a conclusive way, be they guerrilleros* or paramilitary they are all the same pestilence with a different name, if they don’t stop them now a good many innocents Ecuadorian lives will end up being sacrificed if these groups are allowed to grow more roots, since they are a very antisocial and delinquent plague, look at the situation in Mexico and Columbia. Groups that originated following the disarmament of paramilitaries in Colombia are seeking to take control of Ecuadorean towns along the border in order to expand their drug-trafficking activities, a high-ranking Ecuadorean police commander claimed in an interview published Sunday in Quito. The Ecuadorean director of Police Intelligence, Fabián Solano, said that he was referring to the Aguilas Negras [‘Black Eagles’] gang, which originated after the demobilization of 31,000 paramilitaries belonging to the United Self-Defense Units of Colombia (AUC, extreme right-wing) between 2003 and 2006 and which is made up of a number of former combatants. “These groups have ties to drug trafficking and are trying to take power in some regions, as happened in Colombia,” Solano told the Quito daily El Comercio. The officer indicated that this organization and other armed organizations present along the 750-km border between the two countries also “devote themselves to extortion, crime, and demanding ‘vaccines’ (protection money) from Ecuadoreans who have businesses in border provinces such as Carchi, Sucumbíos, and Esmeraldas.” The Ecuadorean authorities have also detected these groups paying “exorbitant” sums to lease rural property the location of which facilitates the production and trafficking of drugs from Colombia to Peru. “The other thing that has an influence is the threats and extortion of which (the owners of these properties) are the object. Then they all keep quiet,” he added. At the same time, Solano affirmed that the drug-trafficking networks in Ecuador “have some relationship” with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group. In this regard, he denied that in his country there are “facilities” for narcotics trafficking, after emphasizing that so far this year, ten tons of drugs and two submarines have been seized from organized crime.last_img read more

Operation Martillo: Panamanian, U.S. forces seize huge drug cargo

first_imgBy Dialogo August 09, 2012 PANAMA CITY, Panama – Panama’s Aero-Naval service (SENAN) and the U.S. Coast Guard seized 1,175 kilograms (2,590 pounds) of cocaine along the country’s Caribbean coast as part of Operation Martillo on Aug. 4, authorities said. Operation Martillo intends to disrupt organized crime groups by limiting their ability to use Central America as a transit zone. SENAN Commissioner Ramón López said that after being spotted by authorities, three narco-traffickers aboard a 45-foot vessel threw several bales of cocaine overboard and headed toward Colombia. The seizure was in Panamanian Caribbean waters, six nautical miles from the island of Tigre, a popular tourist spot. So far this year, Panamanian authorities have seized 15.5 tons of narcotics, López added. In the first four months of the initiative, Operation Martillo has resulted in the confiscation of more than 32 metric tons (70,547 pounds) of cocaine, and has slashed air trafficking of narcotics by 60% to 70%, according to officials.last_img read more

3 statistics that will change your marketing mix

first_imgAt the very moment I write this, only 134 days remain until we’re all welcoming in 2018 with a chorus of “Auld Lang Syne” and clinking champagne glasses.…That’s right – we have about 19 Saturdays left until we’re in January.I say this not to ruin your last few weeks of summer, or to gloss over the gloriousness that is pumpkin-flavored-everything-season; consider this your friendly reminder that we’ve reached the exciting point in the credit union life cycle where we review how our marketing efforts resonated in 2017 and evaluate what changes we’ll make for next year. As you begin this process and research what fun initiatives may bring your credit union success in 2018, here are three statistics to get you thinking critically about your marketing mix.Statistic #1:  By 2019, video will account for 80% of online traffic.That number jumps even higher for the United States at 85%, and isn’t surprising in a world where we are (unfortunately) increasingly glued to the screens in front of us. Video is a powerful medium for your credit union to explore if it isn’t already doing so; it’s engaging, shareable, educational, and persuasive… all great things if your goals for 2018 include building loyalty within your existing membership or increasing brand awareness for potential members. Video marketing doesn’t have to be cost prohibitive, either. An easy way to get started is to utilize platforms like Facebook Live where your audience doesn’t expect a professional-grade video, or watch tutorials to build your knowledge on free tools like Adobe Spark.Statistic #2: 70% of people would rather learn about a company through articles over a traditional advertisement.  Consumers are increasingly distrustful of brands, meaning that an investment in developing helpful, informative content goes a long way in positioning your institution as a credible resource in a sea of sales pitches. Consider exploring content marketing further next year as a way to better connect with your audience. Statistic #3: 98% of people check their mail every day. It seems like every day there is a new article about Millennials killing something, but direct mail isn’t one of them. While digital communication is certainly on the rise, traditional advertising continues to be effective across generations. If you’re hoping to increase the effectiveness of your direct mail strategy, try incorporating personalization techniques into the mix for 2018.Most importantly, don’t leave out the most critical part of this process – drawing on your own expertise!  Measuring the success of your marketing gives you the advantage of knowing what motivates your unique membership and/or community. Gut-check any new channels or strategies against that perspective and you’re positioned for a successful 2018…134 days and counting. 141SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Liz Garster Liz Garster is AVP of Marketing & Client Services at TwoScore, a firm dedicated to helping credit unions achieve their strategic goals through marketing. Working in credit unions for over … Web: www.twoscore.com Detailslast_img read more

Zoom and other ‘stay-at-home’ stocks got crushed on the positive vaccine news

first_imgThe losses came after Pfizer and BioNTech reported that their coronavirus vaccine candidate showed a 90% efficacy rate in preventing infections during a late-stage trial. Scientists were hoping for a vaccine that was at least 75% effective. White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci had said a vaccine that is 50% or 60% effective would be acceptable.“I think we can see light at the end of the tunnel,” Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla told CNBC’s Meg Tirrell on “Squawk Box.”Traders had piled into stocks such as Zoom, Amazon, Netflix, Teladoc and Shopify this year as the pandemic raged on and kept most people from leaving their homes.- Advertisement – Before Monday, Zoom Video skyrocketed 635% year to date. Amazon and Netflix were up 79.2% and 59.1%, respectively, in 2020. Teladoc was up 146.2% this year and Shopify popped 162.8%.However, investors on Monday appeared to be rotating away from those high-flying names and into companies that would benefit from the economy reopening.Bank of America popped 14.2%. JPMorgan Chase jumped 13.5%. Cruise operators Carnival Corp. and Norwegian Cruise line were up 39.3% and 26.8%, respectively. Royal Caribbean closed 28.8% higher. American Airlines, meanwhile, surged more than 15%.- Advertisement – Shares of Zoom Video fell sharply Monday as names benefitting from people staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic lost their appeal following the release of positive coronavirus vaccine data.Zoom Video closed 17.4% lower. Fellow “stay-at-home” stocks Amazon and Netflix dropped 5.1% and 8.6%, respectively. Teladoc Health slid 13.7% and Shopify declined by 13.6%.- Advertisement – Subscribe to CNBC PRO for exclusive insights and analysis, and live business day programming from around the world. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Indonesian Ulema Council urges govt to map COVID-19 prone areas to support fatwa on mass prayers

first_imgThe Indonesian Ulema Council has urged the government to map coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) prone areas following its issuance of a fatwa that advises Muslims to avoid praying in congregations, including for Friday prayers.On Monday, the MUI issued the fatwa on compulsory Muslim prayers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The council advised Muslims in areas where COVID-19 had spread “uncontrollably” to not “perform Friday prayers in those areas until the situation returns to normal”.“The fatwa should be a guide for the government to take actions and map areas where the disease has spread uncontrollably. The government is the one with the competency and authority in this matter,” MUI fatwa commission chairman Hasanuddin Abdul Fatah said during a meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday. As of Tuesday, there were 172 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia, with nine patients having recovered and five having died. Cases have been confirmed in eight provinces, namely Jakarta, Central Java, West Java, Banten, Yogyakarta, Bali, West Kalimantan and North Sulawesi.Members of the council also asked Kalla, as the chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross, to help increase medical capacities across the country, especially isolation chambers.Despite its status as an independent body for Indonesian clerics, the MUI, whose chairman is Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, has close ties with the administration. The MUI’s deputy chairman, Zainut Tauhid Sa’adi, is also the deputy religious affairs minister.The MUI fatwa states that Muslims in areas “less affected” by COVID-19 could still perform Friday prayers at mosques. However, people are encouraged to minimize their physical contact by bringing their own prayer mat to the congregation, in addition to washing their hands routinely.Friday prayers are often seen as obligatory, especially for Muslim men, and need to be performed with a congregation inside a mosque. Eid prayers and tarawih (evening prayers during Ramadan), however, are sunnah, meaning those who perform them are rewarded and not punished if they ignore them.Read also: Hong Kong church streams mass online to prevent coronavirus spreadThe MUI also prohibits Muslims who have tested COVID-19 positive from attending congregation prayer at mosques, including Friday and Eid prayers as well as tarawih. The council has also instructed them to replace the obligatory Friday prayers with zuhr (midday) at home.”It is haram [forbidden under Islamic law] for a [person with] COVID-19 to carry out sunnah activities that create opportunities for contagion, such as performing the daily prayers in a congregation, the tarawih and the Eid prayer at mosques and other public places, as well as attending public [Quranic] recitations or majelis taklim [Quran study groups],” the fatwa read.The statement released along with the fatwa also said that bathing rituals for the bodies of the dead should be carried out by medical authorities in compliance with their protocols and with regard to Islamic law, but that funeral prayers and burials should be conducted with extra precautions in order to avoid exposure to COVID-19.The fatwa council also stated that actions that cause panic and/or public losses, such as hoarding basic necessities and face masks, were also haram.(mfp)Topics : He also said that other religious activities, such as Quran study groups, should be suspended for the meantime in areas with a high risk of COVID-19 contagion.The meeting at the MUI central headquarters was held to formally give the fatwa to Indonesian Mosque Council chairman Jusuf Kalla. The MUI previously announced the fatwa to the public and issued a circular to mosques. “What is important is that the council realizes the situation is dangerous […] pilgrims and Muslims must be vigilant and must prevent [the spread of the virus] in the regions,” said Kalla, who is also a former vice president, adding that government should specify the COVID-19 risk levels in different areas of the country to support the implementation of the fatwa.Read also: In Jakarta, religious communities adjust traditions to prevent COVID-19last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 2016-17 Budget Is Complete (VIDEO)

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 2016-17 Budget Is Complete (VIDEO) SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Today’s passage of a revenue package means that we avoid another lengthy impasse, our budget is balanced this year, and we have greatly reduced the commonwealth’s structural budget deficit.This package is an important step forward and includes sustainable, recurring revenue that makes significant progress toward reducing our structural deficit. When I took office, I inherited a deficit of more than $2 billion and schools that were devastated from drastic funding cuts.Recently, we also came together to pass a budget that included historic investment in education at all levels and much-needed funding to combat Pennsylvania’s heroin crisis.Over the last several months, I have worked together with Republicans and Democrats to achieve major progress on issues including the legalization of medical marijuana, the passage of historic liquor reform, and the enactment of a fair funding formula that ensures basic education funding is distributed to schools based on a district’s unique needs.I have fought hard to turn things around and move the commonwealth forward. We have made progress – our schools have seen historic funding increases and the deficit has been significantly reduced. We still have much work to do in next year’s budget, and I look forward to continuing to work with legislative leaders on important issues facing Pennsylvania.Now that this year’s budget is complete, it is imperative that we all continue working together to focus on our greatest public health crisis – Pennsylvania’s opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. While the budget allows us to expand treatment for individuals suffering from addiction, we can and should do more to address this matter that is plaguing all of our communities. My administration will keep its focus on this issue and I will continue preparing for the upcoming special session.center_img   SHARE  TWEET Budget News,  The Blog,  Videos July 13, 2016last_img read more

This week’s Bargain of the Week could pay your mortgage twice over

first_imgThis three-bedroom home in Koongal sold for just $143,000 on Tuesday, where the median rental price for a three-bedroom home would pay half the monthly repayments each week.THE buyer of this home at 269 Fisher Street, Koongal will be laughing all the way to the bank with the median rental price outstripping mortgage repayments on this home in Koongal.Just outside of Rockhampton the median price for a three-bedroom home in Koongal is $232,500 with median rental of $263 per week.But the buyer of this home picked up a real bargain, paying just $143,000 on Tuesday, with estimated monthly repayments of $574. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoBargain of the WeekThe home is set on 556sq m on a corner block and a short walk to Mount Archer State School.With polished timber floors, entertaining deck, plenty of yard and neat kitchen, it was the perfect buy for a first homeowner or investor.If an investment property is in your sights or you’re looking for a change of pace then here are some more bargain buys in Koongal.Priced at $99,000 this four-bedroom home is at 271 Lakes Creek Road. With estimated monthly repayments of $469 and currently tenanted at $220 per week it’s certainly worth a look.If you’d prefer something with a cuter street frontage then 113 Stack Street with an asking price of over $195,000 might suit you better.Or if you don’t mind the vintage retro look this two-bedroom home at 304 Rockonia Road will tick the boxes with an asking price of $179,500.last_img read more

IMCA Modified Duel In the Desert checkers fly for swift Schott

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 14) – Once he regained the lead, there was no catching Lucas Schott.Schott passed Jordan Grabouski for the front spot on the 29th of 40 laps and stayed in front to the finish of Saturday’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.The $7,777 victory put the Chatfield, Minn., driver on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Scott Drake, R.C. Whitwell and Ryan Ruter rounded out the top four. Grabouski was missing his right front shock when Scott drove by, collected Hunter Marriott the next time around and wound up in 19th.“This is awesome,” said Schott, who’d also won his Friday night qualifier. “I knew we were capable of making the show and I’ve got to give credit to Kody Scholpp and his dad for everything they do and giving me good cars to drive. I was able to pull it off.”“I was just hoping (Grabouski) would mess up and it looked like he had something wrong with his front suspension,” added Schott. “I got the lucky bounce there. It all worked out for us.”A total of 272 cars, from 23 states and four provinces, were entered at the 18th annual Duel. Thirteen states and Canada were represented in the Modified main event, which paid a minimum of $777 to start.Schott built an advantage of 10 car lengths over Drake in the early going with Grabouski settling into third by lap seven.Grabouski went to the high side to take second on the 10th circuit; Schott was nearing the back of the field on the next lap when three-time Duel winner Terry Phillips was part of a multi-car tangle that brought out the yellow.The front pair pulled away at that point, Grabouski using the high side to his advantage again and this time for the lead.Grabouski continued his run up front despite restarts on laps 20 and 27. He pushed on lap 29, opening the door for Schott.With a full straightaway lead, Schott left the battle for second behind him between Drake and Whitwell. Dylan Smith held off Kyle Strickler for fifth.Tyler Frye’s dream season continued with a convincing $1,777 victory in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.The 2015 national champion, winner of Thursday’s opening night qualifying feature, started from the pole and led every time around the track.“The car was absolutely awesome,” said Frye, who led all drivers in the division with 156 career wins coming into the night. “It’s awesome to finally get this win.”“I’d like to thank my wife, my whole family and my crew guys who decided to come all the way out to Las Vegas with me,” he added. “It’s been a dream season, and this is an awesome way to cap it off.”Chris McKellar headed the initial pursuit of Frye after outside front row starter Chase Rudolf fell off the pace. Frye was half a straightaway ahead after just two laps and a full straight in front when the yellow waved on lap eight.He pulled away again on the restart, chased by McKellar, Rick Diaz and Kevin Johnson. Frye caught the back of the field before another caution, on the 16th circuit.While Frye remained unchallenged to the checkers, there was plenty of racing for position behind him.Clay Money’s late charge netted him second-place pay. Nick Spainhoward caught McKellar for third.Masen Big Eagle outran everybody in winning the Young Guns feature for Modified drivers 19 and under.The Canadian clipper shot in front at the drop of the green and led brother and eventual runner-up Jett by half a straightaway when the sixth of 12 laps was scored.Third was Ethan Dotson.“I’m pretty fired up. I’ve been dreaming about winning this particular race since I started racing and ever since Riley Emmel did it,” Masen Big Eagle said. “It feels pretty good. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off tonight after my performance in that last-chance race but Joey (Galloway) gave me a quick tip in the pits and it turned out pretty well.”An IMCA Modified legend since the early 1980s was the Legends winner as Rex Merritt was in the right place to capitalize when Jerry Schram and Steve Noland spun after contact in the final turn. Noland had been in the middle groove, with Schram in the lower line and just a carlength back at the white flag.Second was Lawrence O’Connor and Chris Clark took third. The Legends field was comprised of drivers 55 and older.“I didn’t think that would ever happen,” Merritt said of the collision that put him on top of the podium. “I’d really like to thank (car owner) Paul Stone for letting me race the car and I didn’t tear too much up on it.”Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 2. Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; 3. R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif.; 4. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 5. Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; 6. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 7. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 8. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 9. Ken Schrader, Concord, N.C.; 10. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 11. Jeremy Payne, Nixa, Mo.; 12. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 13. Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; 14. Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; 15. Joey Galloway, Manor, Sask.; 16. Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.; 17. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas; 18. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 19. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 20. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 21. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; 22. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.; 23. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 24. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 25. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; 26. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; 27. Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; 28. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa.Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; 2. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 3. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; 4. Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; 5. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; 6. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; 8. Tony Konold, Clear Lake, S.D.; 9. Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; 10. Brian Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; 11. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; 12. Luke Krogh, Dickinson, N.D.; 13. Nick Sylvester, Bakersfield, Calif.; 14. Varion Hetle, Underwood, N.D.; 15. Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, Iowa; 16. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 17. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz.; 18. Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 19. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; 20. Ryan Wolla, Williston, N.D.; 21. Robert Elliott, Clinton, Okla.; 22. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif.; 23. Ron Tex Jr., Papillion, Neb.; 24. Brylon Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.Young Guns – 1. Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; 2. Jett Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; 3. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 4. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz.; 5. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 6. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 7. Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; 8. Tanner Black, Albert, Kan.; 9. Mitchell Niemi, Lakeside, Calif.; 10. Jeff Stafford Jr., New River, Ariz.; 11. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.Legends – 1. Rex Merritt, Billings, Mo.; 2. Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; 3. Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; 4. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; 5. Joe Carr, Petaluma, Calif.; 6. Stephen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; 7. John Price, Great Falls, Mont.; 8. Steve Simpson, Kingman, Ariz.; 9. Mike Meazell, Gilroy, Calif.; 10. Steve Noland, Terra Bella, Calif.; 11. Jerry Schram, Vancouver, Wash.; 12. Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas; 13. Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; 14. Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; 15. Rick Spangler, Grand Junction, Colo.; 16. Ken Schrader, Concord, N.C.; 17. Delos Haugen, Burlington, N.D.Modified “B” Features1st “B” feature (winner qualifies) – 1. Ethan Dotson; 2. Dustin Andersen, Omaha, Neb.; 3. Chad Reichenbach, Bakersfield, Calif.; 4. Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; 5. Brad Pounds, Bakers­field, Calif.; 6. Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas; 7. Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; 8. Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; 9. Rick Spangler, Grand Junction, Colo.; 10. Matt Micheli, Live Oak, Calif.; 11. Delos Haugen, Burlington, N.D.; 12. David Day, Sherwood, Ore.; 13. Jason Strand, Portland, N.D.; 14. Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, Calif.2nd “B” feature – 1. Benji LaCrosse; 2. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 3. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; 4. Jay Foster, Peoria, Ariz.; 5. Jesse Williamson, Coburg, Ore.; 6. Jared Hoefel­man, Columbus, Neb.; 7. Jeff Olschowka, Quincy, Calif.; 8. Joel Myers, Santa Rosa, Calif.; 9. Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; 10. Mitch Dickinson, Monroe, Utah; 11. Stephen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; 12. Wade Taylor, Spring Creek; 13. Paris Archie, Sparks; 14. Joe Carr, Petaluma, Calif.3rd “B” feature – 1. Cody Laney; 2. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa; 3. Mike Petersilie, Hoising­ton, Kan.; 4. Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; 5. Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.; 6. Nick Nelson, Farming­ton, N.M.; 7. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas; 8. Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; 9. Richard Anderson, Shelley, Idaho; 10. Steve Simpson, Kingman, Ariz.; 11. Chris Clark, Jack­son, Wyo.; 12. Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif.; 13. Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.4th “B” feature – 1. Chad Andersen; 2. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; 3. Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Ca­lif.; 4. Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; 5. Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; 6. Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.; 7. Jacob Murray, Hartford, Iowa; 8. Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; 9. Jeff Stafford Sr., New River, Ariz.; 10. William Miller, Yuma, Ariz.; 11. Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 12. Gordy Beaumont, Charlie Lake, B.C.; 13. Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.5th “B” feature – 1. Zane Devilbiss; 2. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; 3. Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; 4. Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; 5. Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; 6. Nicholas O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz.; 7. Yancy Shepard, Smithville, Mo.; 8. Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; 9. Nolan Olmstead, Devil’s Lake, N.D.; 10. Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; 11. Steve Stultz, Peoria, Ariz.; 12. Kris Asche, Shelton, Wash.; 13. Ryan Cousins, Darlingford, Man.6th “B” feature – 1. Jeremy Payne; 2. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 3. Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.; 4. Tanner Black, Albert, Kan.; 5. Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; 6. Kyle Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; 7. Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; 8. Jerry Schram, Vancouver, Wash.; 9. Garrett Funk, Peo­ria, Ariz.; 10. Mike Tanner, Smithville, Mo.; 11. Cale Carder, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; 12. William Heath, Kaiser, Mo.; 13. Ricky Thornton, Chandler, Ariz.7th “B” feature – 1. Joey Galloway; 2. Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont, Wis.; 3. Joey Moriarty, Glen­dale, Ariz.; 4. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz.; 5. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 6. Rex Merritt, Billings, Mo.; 7. Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; 8. Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; 9. Johnny Sheets, Gatesville, Texas; 10. Rich Horibe, Pahrump; 11. Sean Fox, St. Helen’s Ore.; 12. Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; 13. Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.8th “B” feature – 1. Rob VanMil; 2. 2. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; 3. Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; 4. Darrell Hughes II, Manteca, Calif.; 5. Tim Balding, Prunedale, Calif.; 6. Da­vid Brown, Kellogg; 7. Donavon Sorenson, Laurel, Mont.; 8. Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont.; 9. Steve Noland, Terra Bella, Calif.; 10. Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; 11. Robert Higgins, Beck­wourth, Ore.; 12. Bryan Wulfenstein, Pahrump; 13. Jeff Stafford Jr., New River,Ariz.9th “B” feature – 1. Jason Wolla; 2. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif.; 3. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas; 4. John Piker, Bakersfield, Calif.; 5. Bryan Burnes, Lemoore, Calif.; 6. Mike Villanueva, Atwater, Calif.; 7. Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; 8. William McGuire, Belton, Texas; 9. Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; 10. Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; 11. Andy Freeman, Central Point, Ore.; 12. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 13. Roger Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.10th “B” feature – 1. Kody Scholpp; 2. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 3. Mark Wauge, Med­ford, Ore.; 4. Mike Hagen, Williston, N.D.; 5. Jett Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; 6. P.J. Dyke, Jamul, Calif.; 7. Duane Cleveland, Plumas Lake, Calif.; 8. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; 9. Mark Abouzeid, Chico, Calif.; 10. Raymond Keldsen Jr., Aromas, Calif.; 11. Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; 12. Matt Murphy, Susanville, Calif.; 13. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa.11th “B” feature – 1. Johnny Saathoff; 2. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 3. Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; 4. Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; 5. Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; 6. Troy Morris Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Dale Neitzel, Shepherd, Mont.; 8. Kenny Irwin, Bakersfield, Calif.; 9. Sher­man Barnett, El Paso, Texas; 10. Chris Cole, Cache, Okla.; 11. William Kinden, Williston, N.D.; 12. Bland Bohannon, Williston, N.D.; 13. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa.12th “B” feature – 1. Jeff Taylor; 2. Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; 3.Billy Vogel, Fargo, N.D.; 4. Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb.; 5. Troy Foulger, Martinez, Calif.; 6. Greg Gustus, Brighton, Colo.; 7. Joe Frock, Reno; 8. Mitchell Niemi, Lakeside, Calif.; 9. Mike Meazell, Gilroy, Calif.; 10. Rick Durica, Las Vegas; 11. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 12. Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; 13. Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.Northern SportMod “B” Features1st “B” feature (top four qualify) – 1. Nick Sylvester; 2. Jason Nation; 3. Brian Cooper; 4. Ron Tex Jr.; 5. Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; 6. Danny Concelman, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 7. Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; 8. Joey Yantis, Bakersfield, Calif.; 9. Chuck Black, Phoenix, Ariz.; 10. Rick Kretsch­mann, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; 11. Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; 12. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 13. Jared Schweitzer, Bakersfield, Calif.; 14. Anthony Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; 15. Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif.2nd “B” feature – 1. Fred Ryland; 2. Tony Honold; 3. Michael Johnson; 4. Luke Krogh; 5. Jordan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; 6. Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M.; 7. Brian Roode, Brooks, Alb.; 8. Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Calif.; 9. Jerry Hinton, Adel, Iowa; 10. Ricky Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 11. Brenda Kirby, Lomita, Calif.; 12. Merl Fitzpatrick, Brooks, Alb.; 13. Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; 14. Chuck Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; 15. Marisa Odgers, Mariposa, Calif.3rd “B” feature – 1. Wayne Dotson; 2. Chris Toth; 3. Varion Hetle; 4. Kyle Smith; 5. Garrett Jerna­gan, Bakersfield, Calif.; 6. Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; 7. Shane Helton, Artesia, N.M.; 8. Todd Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; 9. Jeremy Hoff, Copperopolis, Calif.; 10. Mark Odgers, Mariposa, Calif.; 11. Ryan Gilland, Beatrice, Neb.; 12. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz.; 13. Scott Saun­ders, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 14. Sean Tyson, Council Bluffs, Iowa.last_img read more

Swans and Spurs tie up deals

first_imgSwansea have confirmed the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Tottenham and the sale of Ben Davies and Michel Vorm to the north London club for undisclosed fees. Press Association “The way they play football was a big factor,” he said. “They’ve got some great players here. “Hopefully we’ll be a lot better than we were last season and get back to the top half of the table where Swansea belong.” Sigurdsson is Swansea’s fifth signing of the summer after Bafetimbi Gomis, Marvin Emnes, Lukasz Fabianski and Stephen Kingsley already joined Garry Monk’s squad. For Tottenham, Davies and Vorm are the club’s only arrivals of the window so far and Mauricio Pochettino’s first acquisitions since taking charge. Davies earned a professional contract with Swansea in 2011 and has impressed in the first team, winning the club’s Young Player of the Year award for the past two seasons. Tottenham had to fight off competition from Liverpool to land the young full-back, who has also earned 10 caps for Wales. Davies’ arrival brings into question the future of Danny Rose, who said at the start of last season he would not be happy sitting on the bench at White Hart Lane. Dutch goalkeeper Vorm also faces a battle for first-team football under Pochettino, with Hugo Lloris already well-established between the sticks at White Hart Lane. Lloris was one of Tottenham’s star performers last term and the France captain signed a new five-year contract at the club earlier this month. Vorm, who is likely to be used more in cup competitions, moved to Swansea in August 2011. He enjoyed an impressive debut campaign, winning the Supporters’ Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards. Vorm made 97 appearances at the Liberty Stadium and was also part of Holland’s World Cup squad in Brazil this summer. Sigurdsson returns to Swansea where he enjoyed a successful loan spell in 2012, scoring seven goals in 18 top-flight appearances. Davies, 21, has signed a five-year contract at White Hart Lane while Vorm, 30, has penned a four-year deal. Sigurdsson joined Spurs from Hoffenheim in July 2012 but struggled to establish himself in the starting side. The Iceland midfielder has signed a four-year contract and says he wants to help Swansea back into Europe next season. “The main aim for the club is obviously to stay in the Premier League but we want to push on even further and get the club back into the Europa League like they were last season,” Sigurdsson told Sky Sports News. “Hopefully we can finish in the top half of the table.” Sigurdsson continued: “I really enjoyed my time here last time. “I know the club, I know the manager, I know the players and I obviously know the fans and the city as well so that wasn’t that difficult for me. “Leaving Tottenham is because I enjoyed my time there as well for two seasons but Swansea were interested and that’s the club I want to play for.” Crystal Palace were reported to have had a bid accepted for Sigurdsson but the playmaker insists Swansea’s style of football persuaded him to choose the Welsh club. last_img read more