Versailles, In. — Some Ripley County voters will change polling locations for the May 8, 2018, Primary Election.In the Batesville-area residents who previously voted at Coonhunters Lodge will now vote at the Batesville Memorial Public Library, 111 Walnut Street. There will be no poll workers at Coonhunters Lodge on May 8, 2018.Brown Township voters who have voted at the Friendship Fire Station in the past will go to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Olean at 5869 N State Road 129.Ripley County Clerk Ginger Bradford says these are THE only changes for the May 2018 Primary Election.For clarifications please call 812-689-4783.
Everton have taken their summer spending to 50-million pounds in a single day.They’ve completed the signing of Ajax captain Davy Klaasen for 22-million pounds.It comes on the heels of the Toffees making Sunderland stopper Jordan Pickford the third most expensive goalkeeper of all time, in a deal that could rise to 30-million pounds. Both players have signed five-year deals.Meanwhile, Everton are also expected to wrap up the signing of AC Milan striker Mbaye Niang in the coming days.
By John Burton |RED BANK — The district Board of Education, local state legislators, parents and taxpayers have reason to be happy, with the recent announcement of additional state aid.Public school officials were recently notified the district will be receiving an additional $512,620 for the coming school year. The board of education formally voted to accept the money at its July 18 meeting.“It is good news,” said Board President Frederick Stone, “and we’ll be able to do some things that will be able to help our kids.”The money was made available in the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Act – the state budget. The budget, according to state Department of Education press secretary David Saenz Jr., contains provisions to readjust state education funding distribution for districts that have been subject to underfunding in the past or to provide additional resources for enrollment growth, transportation and other areas.Red Bank school officials and its state legislators have long complained that the local public school district has been inadequately funded based upon the state’s own formula. According to Superintendent of Schools Jared Rumage, over the last six years the district has been underfunded by $4.2 to $7 million in uncapped state aid.Rumage noted state Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11), who represents and lives in the borough, “has been fighting this battle for years now,” seeking funding equity for the district; state Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey, Democrats who have been in office for less than two years, “have jumped on board as of late,” showing their support, Rumage said.The legislators, along with Rumage, district staffers, board of education members and parents have taken to the streets — quite literally — traveling to Trenton to demonstrate at the state capital building and vent their frustration for Gov. Chris Christie and state lawmakers.“We were able to take our issue and involve other districts that face the same type of situation and make the case,” Beck said of their efforts for Red Bank and Freehold Borough, another underfunded school district in the senator’s legislative district. “And we successfully made that case.”“I don’t think there is any question it made a difference,” Rumage said about the optics and voices on this issue.The money is earmarked to hire additional staff, Rumage said, indicating the funds will allow the district to bring on six new employees, a combination of teachers and instructional aids for the 2017-18 school year.Whether this is a one-shot payment or whether it will be a reoccurring resource for the district, Rumage acknowledged, “It’s hard to say.”Stone said, “I think that’s yet to be determined.”The superintendent said there will be a new governor and Legislature next year, so there’s always a question of what that could mean. However, Rumage and Stone are hopeful.“I believe it’s a step in the right direction for something that’s going to need to be a continuing conversation,” Rumage said.Beck is even more optimistic. “I believe we will see new revenue dedicated to grossly underfunded districts going forward,” she said.Up to this point, the superintendent explained, “We’ve been able to maintain the status quo for years without cutting.” However, he warned, “The issue is what we haven’t been able to add,” in the way of staff and programs.The district has been seeing a continuing increase in enrollment, straining staffing and facilities, he said, noting the district went from about 900 students in 2009 to approximately 1,400 currently.“There are still a lot of challenges,” Rumage said.Those challenges are why “Our focus is on securing additional school aid and working toward long-term solutions that give our local schools stability and security,” said Downey.This article was first published in the July 27 – Aug. 3, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
The Bantam Leafs were a little upset the team failed to qualify for the gold medal game during the annual Nelson Minor Hockey Bantam Rep tournament at the NDCC Arena.So the Leafs took it out on Revelstoke.Justin Podgorenko and Amit Bhabra each scored twice as Nelson blasted Revelstoke 7-1 in the bronze medal game Sunday.Matthew Brind’Amour, Sawyer Hunt and Micah May added singles as the host club scored early and often.Greg Markholm was in goal to register the win for Nelson.Nelson finished the preliminary round with a 2-0-1 record. Despite not playing Elk Valley, the East Kootenay squad finished ahead of the Leafs in the pool with three wins, advancing to the final against Creston.Elk Valley had no trouble capturing the championship, bouncing Creston 6-2.Nelson opened the tourney with a 4-0 shutout of Revelstoke. Nolan Percival, May, Bhabra and Brind’Amour scored for the winners.Jesse Beauvais earned the shutout for Nelson.The Reps then needed a late goal by Hunt to grab a 3-3 tie against Creston.Jacob Shukin and Percival also scored for Nelson in support of goalie Markholm.In the final game of a three-game Saturday, Nelson dumped Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-1.Percival, Jayden Maida and Shukin, with a pair, scored for the Reps.Nelson travels to Westside near Kelowna for a tournament.The Reps face Kelowna, Nanaimo and Merritt in the preliminary round.REP NOTES: The Bantams were missing Nolan Renwick and Keaton Roch for the weekend due to injury. The coaching staff also saw star center Nolan Percival missed the playoff match due to [email protected]
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The planning for the new OCA Beef Industry Update Meeting series is well underway for the months of June through October. OCA Allied Industry Council member, Multimin USA, is the title sponsor of the meetings that will be hosted around the state. Their sponsorship will provide a steak dinner to all of the attendees at the meetings.The program outline for each meeting will have a veterinarian discussion for the first half of the meeting followed by a complimentary beef dinner and concluding with an OCA membership, event and policy update.Dates for upcoming meetings:Tuesday, June 30 — Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, American Legion in Leetonia, 540 Main Street, Leetonia, OH 44431 at 6 p.m.Wednesday, August 19 — Shelby CountyThursday, August 20 — Athens, Meigs and Washington CountiesTuesday, September 8 — Carroll CountyThursday, September 10 — Knox CountyMonday, October 5 — Morgan CountyContact Stephanie Sindel at 614-873-6736 or email [email protected] for more information about the industry update meetings. The OCA website will be updated with more information as it becomes available.The Beef Industry Updates are sponsored by Multimin USA.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Since July there has been talk of restoring Section 179 in the halls of Congress, but the measures continues to be stalled as the end of the calendar year once again draws near.A number of agricultural groups, including the American Soybean Association, sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives this month urging them to restore the higher Section 179 expensing limits and 50% bonus depreciation, both of which expired on Dec. 31, 2014.The last minute tax extensions in recent years, some of which were retrospective in nature, left many in agriculture scrambling to make purchases during the last few weeks of a calendar year. There was very little confidence that Congress would extend the credits until they were actually passed and, as a result, long-term planning has been severely impaired for farmers and many other businesses.With the significant need for farmers and ranchers to continuously invest in machinery, equipment and other depreciable assets, there continues to be a need to renew the higher Section 179 small business expensing limits and 50% bonus depreciation.“Section 179 and bonus depreciation allows them to write off capital expenditures in the year that purchases are made rather than to depreciate them over time,” the groups state in the letter. “The ability to immediately expense capital purchases also provides an incentive for farmers and ranchers to invest in their businesses and offers the benefit of reducing the record keeping burden associated with the depreciation.”The expired law states that the maximum allowable amount that a small business can immediately expense when buying business assets, rather than depreciating them over time is $25,000. The letter encouraged Congress to restore the maximum amount of expensing under Section 179 to $500,000 as it was previously set in 2014, as well as requesting the reinstatement of 50% bonus depreciation tax incentive for the purchase of new capital assets.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Recent flooding in the Midwest has brought attention to the complex agricultural problems associated with too much rain. Data from the past three decades suggest that excessive rainfall can affect crop yield as much as excessive heat and drought. In a new study, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Illinois linked crop insurance, climate, soil and corn yield data from 1981 through 2016.The study found that during some years, excessive rainfall reduced U.S. corn yield by as much as 34% relative to the expected yield. Data suggest that drought and excessive heat caused a yield loss of up to 37% during some years. The findings are published in the journal Global Change Biology.“We linked county-level U.S. Department of Agriculture insurance data for corn loss with historical weather data, letting us quantify the impact of excessive rainfall on yield loss at a continental scale,” said Kaiyu Guan, a natural resources and environmental sciences professor and the study’s principal investigator. “This was done using crop insurance indemnity data paired with rigorous statistical analysis — not modeled simulations — which let the numbers speak for themselves.”The study found that the impact of excessive rainfall varies regionally.“Heavy rainfall can decrease corn yield more in cooler areas and the effect is exacerbated even further in areas that have poor drainage,” said Yan Li, a former U. of I. postdoctoral researcher and lead author of the study.Excessive rainfall can affect crop productivity in various ways, including direct physical damage, delayed planting and harvesting, restricted root growth, oxygen deficiency and nutrient loss, the researchers said.“It is challenging to simulate the effects of excessive rainfall because of the vast amount of seemingly minor details,” Li said. “It is difficult to create a model based on the processes that occur after heavy rainfall — poor drainage due to small surface features, water table depth and various soil properties can lead to ponding of water in a crop field. Even though the ponding may take place over a small area, it could have a large effect on crop damage.”Many climate change models predict that the U.S. Corn Belt region will continue to experience more intense rainfall events in the spring.“This study shows that we have a lot of work to do to improve our models,” said Evan DeLucia, the director of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment, a professor of integrative biology and study co-author. “While drought and heat stress have been well dealt with in the existing models, excessive rainfall impacts on crop system are much less mature.”Because of this, the researchers feel that it is urgent for the government and farmers to design better risk management plans to deal with the predicted climate scenarios.“As rainfall becomes more extreme, crop insurance needs to evolve to better meet planting challenges faced by farmers,” said Gary Schnitkey, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and study co-author.The USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy supported this study.
Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick The college football championship bowl game between Auburn and Oregon will be played Monday in Arizona and though the serious media coverage is sure to be intense – the trending topic on Twitter has been sponsored by the comedians at The Onion. Specifically by The Onion’s new sports video show Onion SportsDome, which will launch the next day as a prime time show on Comedy Central.“Yes, Onion Sports Network and #SportsDome now own #BCS. Take that, Tostitos” is the text of the sponsored tweet that will sit on top of Twitter conversation about the game tomorrow. The Frito-Lay Tostitos brand corn chips are the official sponsor of the Bowl Championship Series. If it’s a social media world, the college football establishment may have just gotten upstaged.In a profile of SportsDome, NPR’s Mike Pesca says the TV show will be “is not for the easily, moderately, or even rarely offended.” Baratunde Thurston, Director of Digital at The Onion, called the sponsored trend campaign “#Badass” on Twitter tonight. Can the Onion do sports? For the show to launch with a promotion like this on Twitter bodes well. It also bodes well for the sense of humor in the Twitter advertising department.When Twitter launched its sponsored trends advertising product in June, we called it a brave new type of advertising. Not every potential advertiser will feel comfortable calling attention to free-form Tweets that could say anything about them. Apparently if you don’t buy a trend about your organization or event, though, The Onion might buy it themselves.Disclosure: This post’s author is an Oregon grad, but will be cheering for The Onion durring the big game. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#humor#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain. Saturday, February 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)PARIS — It seemed like soccer symmetry when Kylian Mbappe made French league history on the same day Lionel Messi reached another incredible milestone.Arguably the best player in the world, and the one strongly tipped to become the next one, achieved their feats just one hour apart.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES NBA reminding teams to keep cool when hot with referees Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations After Barcelona star Messi scored the 50th hat trick of his astonishing career at Sevilla on Saturday, Mbappe became the youngest player to reach 50 goals in the French league when he struck twice for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-0 win against Nimes.Mbappe only turned 20 in December, but he seems to have been around for years. Probably because, like Messi, he shares the same precocious ability to make the difficult appear easy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThey both have a gift for producing incredible moments with routine-like regularity.Mbappe has been breaking records since he burst onto the scene during former club Monaco’s run to the league title and Champions League semifinals two years ago. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Given the way Mbappe is playing for PSG this season, with a league-leading 22 goals in just 20 games, he seems destined to finish higher in the next Ballon d’Or vote.“I go by the principle that one day someone will come along and do better,” he said. “You should always try to go as far as you can, otherwise, one day or another, someone will overtake you,” he said.LEADING THE LINEMbappe has been sharper and more focused recently in a center forward’s role, and in the absence of Neymar.He’s been playing through the middle as a pure striker, rather than out wide, because Edinson Cavani and Neymar are injured. In the four games since both have been out, Mbappe has scored five goals and led the line with great maturity.When Neymar plays, Mbappe systematically looks to pass to him, which often slows down PSG’s approach play.Although ambitious PSG spent a world record 222 million euros ($252 million) to buy Neymar from Barcelona two years ago, the uncomfortable truth for PSG may be that Mbappe is more effective than the injury-prone Brazil star.Still, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel should give Mbappe a rest on Tuesday night for the visit of struggling Dijon in the French Cup quarterfinals.In the past four games Mbappe has played the full 90 minutes. Even with his high fitness levels, that is pushing it.It’s time for Mbappe to put his feet up for once. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments At the age of 18 years, 4 months, he was the youngest to reach 15 league goals in Europe’s top five leagues since former Golden Ball winner Michael Owen for Liverpool in 1998; the youngest to net five goals in the Champions League; and the first to score in each of the first four Champions League knockout rounds he played in.Messi is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner who has won the Champions League four times, as well as nine Spanish titles and the Golden Shoe as the European leagues’ top scorer five times. The 31-year-old Argentine leads scoring again this season with 25 league goals, and he could even reach 600 goals overall for Barca by the end of it.Mbappe’s 27 goals in 31 games this season take him to 75 so far in 135 club games, and he’s still rising.Mbappe was fourth in last year’s Golden Ball voting after helping France win the World Cup in Russia. Aged 19, he became the youngest player since Brazil’s Pele to score in a World Cup final when he netted in the 4-2 win against Croatia.Messi’s glittering resume is still missing a World Cup title.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:13Neymar: ‘I couldn’t look at a football’ after the World Cup02:37Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
OTTAWA — Canada’s no-fly list faces constitutional challenges from two B.C. men who argue in a pair of court cases that the secret roster violates the Charter of Rights guarantee of fundamental justice.The no-fly regime allows the federal government to bar someone from boarding an airplane because there are grounds to believe they would threaten the flight or travel to commit a terrorist act.One of the men, Parvkar Singh Dulai, says he was stopped from getting on a plane last May 17 at the Vancouver International Airport.Dulai followed an appeal process, but received a letter in late January saying his name would remain on the no-fly list.He is asking the Federal Court of Canada for an order striking him from the roster or, at the very least, a re-examination of his case.Dulai also seeks a declaration that the no-fly provisions violate constitutional rights to freedom of movement and to know the details of the case against him.The Canadian Press