Getting a leg up, through Year Up

first_imgIt was standing room only in the Barker Center’s Thompson Room as a group of Harvard managers and their age-20-something interns listened to a man whose vision, developed as a student at Harvard Business School (HBS), is to get thousands of inner-city young adults into the job market.“We want to change perceptions of urban young adults from deficits to assets. They are a critical component of the U.S. economic engine,” said Gerald Chertavian, founder and CEO of Year Up, a national program that trains urban young adults and places them in internships that prepare them for careers or college.Chertavian was on campus to congratulate seven Year Up participants who had just completed their six-month work assignments. “What Harvard is doing with these young adults is enlightened leadership. The University is doing well by doing good,” he said.Leslie Kirwan, dean for administration and finance of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), added, “It’s the right thing to do, and it’s smart. It provides excellent work experience and networking opportunities. It provides talented prescreened individuals for positions in the University. We are also fortunate in FAS to have Dean Mike Smith provide financial support for departments interested in hiring interns. In addition to the hardworking managers, I must recognize senior HR consultant Etaine Smith for overseeing Year Up at Harvard.”Year Up participants range from 18 to 24 years old and have high school or GED diplomas. They are put through a rigorous six-month training program at Year Up’s center in Boston. Each is then placed in a similarly long internship at an area company or organization.With locations sprinkled across the country, Year Up has served more than 4,000 students since its founding in 2000. All qualified students have been placed in internships, 95 percent of interns meet or exceed their managers’ expectations, and 84 percent of graduates are employed or attend college full time within four months of completing the program.The program works with talented urban young people who for various reasons have not been able to transcend their environments. With some 3 million job vacancies in the United States, Chertavian said, “We think there is great opportunity to identify, prepare, and place some of the more than 5 million young, inner-city adults who are looking for jobs. We want to close the opportunity gap.”Harvard has hosted 41 interns since 2009, with 16 at FAS, 14 at HBS, three at Harvard Management Company, three in the School of Public Health, two in the Graduate School of Design and the Law School, and one in executive education. Chertavian said Harvard has played an important role in helping Year Up reach its goals. In addition to being a renowned university, Harvard has a great group of supervisors, he said.Year Up also brings diversity to the workforce. Most interns are underrepresented minorities. So the program creates a pipeline of minorities who can eventually take on management roles. “Diversity is crucial. It helps companies make better decisions,” Chertavian said. “Great companies of the future will create an environment that trains all our talented young people, no matter where they come from.”Chris Ciotti, FAS associate dean for human resources, pointed out that, “in addition to bringing more diversity to FAS, the program provides managers with people who have been trained and selected to come to Harvard. We certainly see value in working with Year Up.”Gerald Chertavian will discuss his book, “A Year Up,” at the Boston Public Library, 700 Bolyston St., at 6 p.m. on July 24.last_img read more

Georgia Peach Crop Skimpy

first_img“Absolutely not,” Ferree said. “Peaches are super-sensitive tooverwatering. That has been our greatest challenge in growing these in containers. Itwouldn’t work for most homeowners.” “Are those peaches real?” asked a Nebraska visitor to the Showcase ofSouthern Agriculture in Centennial Olympic Park.”Absolutely,” answered Butch Ferree, a peach specialist with the Universityof Georgia Extension Service.”People are so surprised at the size of the peaches because most think the entirecrop was wiped out by the cold weather we had in March,” Ferree said.More than 10,000 visitors a day passed through the exhibit. They saw not only peachesbut other Georgia crops: Vidalia onions, peanuts, pecans, apples, tobacco, forestry andornamentals.But it was a basket of peaches under the peach trees that kept them asking, “Can Ihave one of those?””The peach season for this year is just about over,” Ferree said. “We’llhave peaches at some farm markets probably for the next month. I feel like a high estimatewas about 3 or 4 percent of the crop was saved. We were decimated.”But what Olympic Park visitors see are premier peaches — crop or no crop.”We had several varieties on display in the Park,” Ferree said. “We hadRedglobe, Summergold, Dixieland and Flameprince” (no relation to the Olympic flame).Having trees in Centennial Olympic Park was no easy feat. Ferree had pampered themsince January for their chance to show the world what a Georgia peach tree looks and feelslike.”We dug these trees out of an orchard with a tree spade in January,” Ferreesaid. “We mixed orchard soil with pine bark 50-50 to fill in around the rootball.”The trees were then planted in 3-feet-by-3-feet-by-18-inch plywood containers. Theywere transplanted to the park in the container and placed in a raised bed of peanut-shellmulch.”It took some help from above, a few bumps along the road, some close scrutiny anda lot of lucky guesses to get them here,” Ferree said. “They look prettydecent.”Could a homeowner use this method for growing a peach tree?last_img read more

Appraisal rule revised, input sought on burdensome, outdated NCUA rules

first_imgThe NCUA Board on Thursday approved rule changes, sought by NAFCU, that will ease some of credit unions’ appraisal requirements and announced a new request for comments on rules that may be outdated, unnecessary or overly burdensome.“We are pleased the NCUA Board adopted changes to its appraisal rules, long sought by NAFCU, which will help to reduce credit unions’ regulatory burden in this area,” Carrie Hunt, NAFCU’s senior vice president of government affairs and general counsel, said of Thursday’s action on the final rule.As revised, the appraisal rule no longer requires credit unions to retain copies of all appraisals and documentation related to first-lien mortgage loans. It also exempts a transaction from the appraisal requirement if the transaction involves no new money (except closing costs) or if there has been no material change in market conditions or the condition of the property itself.The rule revisions take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.The board’s request for comments Thursday continues NCUA’s voluntary participation in regulatory reviews under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act.NCUA is not required to participate in the review, as it does not qualify as an “appropriate federal banking agency” under the statute. However, it issued its first EGRPRA notice for comment in May. Comments are due on the second notice within 90 days of the notice’s publication in the Federal Register. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

There’s more to marketing, than marketing to millennials

first_img 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bryan Clagett Bryan is on the executive team and singularly focused on driving revenue growth through a variety of new initiatives that help financial services and fintech become ever more relevant to … Web: Details Preface: Millennials are an important market segment to all financial institutions. I like millennials. I see them everywhere. I work for a company that employs them. I call some millennials my friends. My daughter considers herself a millennial, but she was born in 1998, so depending upon the definition you prescribe to, she may have missed the millennial boat. Not a day goes by that I don’t read an article about the importance of millennials to the financial services industry. It seems like plenty of credit union executives are mesmerized by them and hopeful that chasing them like a wolf that smells fresh blood, will woe them in the doors. OK, I get it, you want the growth and you want a younger membership base. That’s fine in my book, but let’s try to keep some perspective.Here are some of my random thoughts on the millennial craze.We were all young at one point and typically a “new generation” befuddles the older. Remember hippies? They were going to change the world. Is the world better now than in 1969?55 percent of millennials are influenced by cause work when deciding to join a company. Meaning and mission seemingly play a role in their employment choices. That doesn’t mean they don’t care about money. They do. Given a choice, we all would like to do something that makes the world a better place. A good place to start is with a regular paycheck.Those born at the ends of generation groups are remarkably different and actually more like the prior or next generational cohort. This is true of any generation. For the record, I’m a young Boomer.Some say that focusing on millennials might neglect the need for customer retention. This is detrimental because typically for a business, 80% of future revenues comes from 20% of existing patrons (members).Millennials started to enter the workforce when the housing bubble burst and underemployment was as big a problem as unemployment. Perhaps they saw parents net worth decline and financial hardships fall upon them. But then again, Boomers and Gen X have certainly been through some hard times as well. I’m pretty sure post depression kids became Boomers, now the wealthiest market segment.Some pundits say millennials are “cheap.” I question such thinking, as does Starbucks, Lucky Jeans, Apple, American Apparel, BMW and other “not so cheap” brands that are remarkably popular with millennials.Millennials approach brands with a desire to learn more, and can learn even more via technology. I don’t think they are shopping “cheaper,” but rather, shopping “smarter.” But then again, so does my 89-year-old father. Technology enables us all to shop smarter.Millennials don’t like to stand in line. Hello. Nobody likes to stand in lines. All your market segments want less friction and added convenience.Every market segment needs a financial advocate, not just millennials.Personally, I think the very term millennial has marketing-ploy written all over it.I’m not here to rock the boat and tell you attracting younger members isn’t important. However, it’s important to keep these points in mind so wet don’t fall for sweeping generalizations. And we can’t forget the generations that came before (or are now coming after) the millennials. Credit unions should always be evolving and finding new and better ways to stay relevant to all the markets they want or need to serve.last_img read more

Renovations add value to cosy home with granny flat

first_img38 Tigris St, Riverhills.THIS home is picture perfect.Even the tradesmen love everything about it when they come by.Owners Cyrous and Susan Imani have lived at 38 Tigris St, Riverhills for 16 years and have renovated it over time, adding a modern touch to their home. 38 Tigris St, Riverhills.Mr Imani, 70, said he loved spending time in the swimming pool during the summer time.“Now that we are getting older, we want to be somewhere where there’s low maintenance living,” he said.The home is in a convenient location close to shops, schools, childcare, and city bus service. 38 Tigris St, Riverhills.The couple have added an ensuite to the main bedroom, and now have a media room.The hallway and bathroom have new tiles.Mr Imani said he loved spending time outdoors and enjoyed tending to the gardens.“Anyone who passes our place says how beautiful it is,” he said.The lovely three-bedroom home with an ensuite features artistic landscaped gardens, an airconditioned living area, and a sunroom. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Floating timber floors have been laid in all the bedrooms.Mr Imani said his wife was a good cook and he loved the kitchen area a lot. 38 Tigris St, Riverhills.The rear courtyard is adjacent to a private in-ground swimming pool. It provides access to the self-contained granny flat with its bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. Alternatively, this could be used as a private studio or workshop. 38 Tigris St, Riverhills.Centenary Real Estate selling agent Leela Mendis said the home was very cosy and had a great outdoor area for entertaining after a hard day at work. A real bonus are the solar panels on the roof, which cost in excess of $20,000 and will significantly reduce electricity costs.last_img read more

Ilmarinen starts linking portfolio managers’ incentives to sustainability

first_img“With the new benchmark indices, we wish to encourage our portfolio managers to place even greater emphasis on sustainable companies in their investment decisions,” Mursula said.Ilmarinen said it also had its own sustainability ratings, which it has integrated into its investment decision making.He said the pension fund would still be able to invest in companies outside the ESG index when they have a high enough sustainability rating.“Now the benchmark indices are also more in line with our own sustainability ratings and our criteria for responsible investments,” Mursula said.Ilmarinen emphasised that responsible investment was part of risk management and did not mean compromising on return targets.“A sustainable company also has access to better financing opportunities, which contributes to making it a profitable investment,” Mursula said.“A company that operates sustainably is a better investment in the long run, and, by investing responsibly, we will secure the best possible return for Finnish pensioners.”The company, which provides earnings-related pensions, said that, by adopting the new benchmarks, it aimed to be “a forerunner in responsible investments”.Mursula described the benchmark indices as a logical step for Ilmarinen after adopting sustainability ratings in 2015.“Many investors have already implemented indices and funds that focus on sustainability, which is a very good thing,” he said.“However, it is still quite rare for institutional investors to use ESG benchmark indices on this scale.” Ilmarinen, Finland’s second-largest pensions insurance company, says it is adopting sustainability benchmark indices in it investment operations on a “broad scale” and with the move aims to be a leader in responsible investment.Under the new approach, stock choices will be compared with the indices – based on sustainability ratings produced by MSCI – which Ilmarinen says include the most responsible companies in each sector and geographical area.Mikko Mursula, Ilmarinen’s CIO, said: “The performance of the portfolio managers will be compared against the benchmark index, and their incentives will be tied to it.”By adopting the new benchmark indices, Ilmarinen is taking sustainability a step further in its investment operations, he said.last_img read more

ESG roundup: PRI asks investors about COVID-19 AGM experiences

first_imgThe Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has asked investors to share their experience of annual general meetings (AGMs) this year and how they think they could be improved.The coronavirus pandemic had “shaken up” this year’s AGM season due to restrictions on in-person gatherings, PRI staff members wrote in a blog post on the organisation’s website.They said that hybrid AGMs – a physical meeting that meets the minimum number of participants to be quorate while allowing virtual participation by investors – seemed to be a good solution but that it was important that arrangements allow investors to have a meaningful interaction with companies.“[O]therwise the entire purpose of the AGM is undermined,” wrote PRI stewardship team members Chloe Horne, Rosie Farr, and Tom Barron. While many meetings had run smoothly this proxy voting season, “some investors have been left feeling frustrated by technical barriers to participating”, they wrote.For example, often not all investors were granted access to participate virtually in the meetings in real time, with in some cases even proponents of shareholder resolutions having been asked to submit a written statement instead.“Even when investors can participate and ask questions, there have been reports of the online system being abused to escape questioning,” the PRI staff members wrote. “Investors have expressed their concerns when multiple questions are summarised by management to suit their agenda – which doesn’t allow investors to specifically scrutinise companies as they would typically like to.”Investors interested in exchanging about their AGM and engagement experiences during the COVID-19 crisis are being invited to participate in a discussion forum on the PRI’s collaboration platform.Sustainalytics bets on transition bondsSustainalytics has launched a transition bond second-party opinion service for corporate issuers in high-emitting industries wanting to issue bonds to finance projects supporting their decarbonisation.According to the ESG research, data and ratings provider, the service will allow these companies “to signal to investors the credibility of their transition strategy and potentially be able to access capital from the sustainable finance market”.Investors can access the second-party opinions to make more informed decisions about transition-focussed investments, it added.Transition bonds are being promoted as instruments that could support meeting climate change goals by helping companies in energy-intensive industries fund sustainability improvements where the green bond market may not be suitable for them. Some capital market participants have concerns that transition bonds might increase the risk of companies hiding behind incremental improvements.Sustainalytics said that “given market demand”, its service would initially focus on companies in the natural gas and steel industries, but that it would be rolled out over to companies in sectors including marine shipping, aviation, cement and aluminium.“Transition finance is helping to incentivise the allocation of capital toward the development of low-carbon solutions,” said Kevin Ranney, director of sustainable finance solutions at Sustainalytics. ”We look forward to working with underwriters and new corporate issuers to accelerate transition finance activities in the market globally.”Methodist churches dump BP, Total The Central Finance Board (CFB) of the Methodist Church in Great Britain has sold its holdings in BP and Total on climate change grounds, excluded 10 other fossil fuel companies, and put four on watch.The divestments and exclusions are the result of new CFB analysis of 15 fossil fuel companies to respond to a request from Methodist churches. A body called the joint advisory committee on the ethics of investment (JACEI), which advises the CFB, was asked to look at the extent to which the business investment plans of oil and gas companies were aligned with temperature rises being kept to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.According to a statement from the CFB, BP and Total “rated amber” in the assessment, partly due to their current output and the carbon emissions assessment. ARC Resources, a small holding in the CFB overseas fund, was also sold.The CFB’s remaining fossil fuel holdings – in Repsol, Eni, Royal Dutch Shell and Equinor – remain under review, with the CFB pressed to engage further with them.According to a CFB statement, the church fund had put them “on notice that it is looking for more radical change from them soon to address the climate emergency”.The CFB and Epworth Investment Management, a wholly-owned CFB subsidiary that provides investment services to other churches and charities, have combined assets under management of around £1.2bn, with £15m and just over £2m having been held in BP and Total, respectively.“When the ethical concerns are material and change is too slow or not forthcoming, we will divest”Stephen Beer, CFB chief investment officer“We engage extensively and in detail to encourage companies to change, which is not so effective after we sell a holding,” said Stephen Beer, CFB chief investment officer.He added: “Nevertheless, when the ethical concerns are material and change is too slow or not forthcoming, we will divest. That is what we have done with our BP and Total holdings.“Oil and gas companies have been making new commitments on emissions this year, but while welcome they are still too little too late,” he said. “Big changes are required. The Paris Agreement dates from 2015 so they have had long enough and patience is wearing thin.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

Robert M. Wintz

first_imgRobert M. Wintz, age 89 of Batesville, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at his home.  Born June 5, 1928 in Batesville, he is the son of Matilda (Nee: Benz) and Joseph Wintz.  He married Geraldine Goyert January 11, 1958 at St. Louis Church.  Bob served in the Army during the Korean War.  Afterwards, he worked security at Hillenbrand Industries for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2008 and was a member of the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and St. Louis Church.Bob liked being outdoors and being active.  Most days you would see Bob and Jerry riding their bikes in town and they enjoyed visiting several of the state parks in the area including Clifty Falls and Brown County often.  He also liked working in his yard and gardening, raising mainly tomatoes and green peppers in recent years.  Bob followed the Reds, enjoyed relaxing on his back porch and attending his grandkids activities and sporting events.He is survived by his wife Jerry; daughter Joanne (Bruce) Dickman; sons Jim (Vicky) and Sam (Denise) Wintz; daughter-in-law Tammi Wintz, all of Batesville; thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son Steve; granddaughter Laura Dickman and sisters Helen Peters, Lillian Wallpe and Margaret Moorman.Visitation is Wednesday, July 5th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Paul Walsman O.F.M. officiating.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183.  The family request memorials to the Prell-Bland American Legion or the Batesville Parks Department.last_img read more

2018 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

first_imgStandings become official on Oct. 29Ties are broken by 40-point (then 39, 38, etc. as necessary) feature finishesIMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,235; 2. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich., 1,229; 3. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,224; 4. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,222; 5. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,194; 6. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,190; 7. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,190; 8. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., 1,178; 9. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,172; 10. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 1,170; 11. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 1,160; 12. Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn., 1,159; 13. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,157; 14. Matt Szecsodi, Clio, Mich., 1,155; 15. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa, 1,150; 16. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,150; 17. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,147; 18. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 1,145; 19. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1,132; 20. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore., 1,129.IMCA Late Models – 1. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 803; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 802; 3. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 802; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 782; 5. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 768; 6. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 763; 7. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 741; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 731; 9. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 697; 10. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 685; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 680; 12. Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, 669; 13. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 669; 14. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 650; 15. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 646; 16. B.J. Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 641; 17. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 640; 18. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 634; 19. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 634; 20. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 571.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 814; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 789; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 786; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 765; 5. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 753; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 750; 7. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 746; 8. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 745; 9. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 743; 10. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 743; 11. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 739; 12. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 737; 13. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 736; 14. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 734; 15. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 723; 16. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 723; 17. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 721; 18. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 711; 19. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 707; 20. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 707.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,228; 2. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,200; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,187; 4. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,158; 5. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,154; 6. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,153; 7. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,144; 8. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,141; 9. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,133; 10. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,128; 11. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,127; 12. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,124; 13. Chris Heim, Hoxie, Kan., 1,123; 14. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,121; 15. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,118; 16. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,118; 17. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,114; 18. Colin Heim, Hoxie, Kan., 1,113; 19. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,106; 20. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,103.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, New Virginia, Iowa, 1,240; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,225; 3. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,215; 4. Luke Wassom, Broken Bow, Neb., 1,208; 5. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,196; 6. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 1,180; 7. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,175; 8. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,169; 9. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,163; 10. Garrett Hager, Hays, Kan., 1,160; 11. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,156; 12. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,150; 13. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,147; 14. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,120; 15. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 1,119; 16. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 1,118; 17. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,110; 18. Allyn Myers, Berwyn, Neb., 1,103; 19. Bryce Sommerfeld, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1,102; 20. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 1,102.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 1,220; 2. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,188; 3. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 1,179; 4. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 1,124; 5. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 1,096; 6. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,095; 7. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 1,083; 8. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 1,039; 9. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 973; 10. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 956; 11. Ryan Thomas, Lubbock, Texas, 952; 12. Cory Williams, Tahoka, Texas, 947; 13. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 904; 14. Brayden Wyatt, Wichita Falls, Texas, 896; 15. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 889; 16. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 881; 17. Jason Reese, Spanish Fork, Utah, 877; 18. Chase Vineyard, Davis, Okla., 864; 19. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 843; 20. J.P. Vasquez Jr., Lubbock, Texas, 833.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,228; 2. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,219; 3. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,206; 4. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,199; 5. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 1,196; 6. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,194; 7. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,187; 8. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,181; 9. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 1,180; 10. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 1,172; 11. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore., 1,172; 12. Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb., 1,171; 13. David Siercks, Princeton, Minn., 1,166; 14. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,160; 15. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 1,157; 16. Gage Neal, Ely, Iowa, 1,156; 17. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,153; 18. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,147; 19. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,144; 20. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 1,144.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,221; 2. Dustin Virkus, Clarkfield, Minn., 1,201; 3. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 1,192; 4. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,177; 5. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,173; 6. John Martinez, Beatrice, Neb., 1,172; 7. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,163; 8. Curtis Miller, Lewis, Iowa, 1,153; 9. Bubba Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,149; 10. Andrew Harris, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,138; 11. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,097; 12. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,093; 13. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,085; 14. Jeff Klinkefus, Golden, Colo., 1,073; 15. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 1,067; 16. Brock Klaith, Marshall, Minn., 1,064; 17. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 1,061; 18. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 1,056; 19. Joshua Young, Beatrice, Neb., 1,051; 20. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 1,050.last_img read more

EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Southampton vs. Tottenham Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium Kick off: 12PMSouthampton and Tottenham Hotspur square off at St Mary’s this afternoon having both suffered defeat on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. A day after the Saints succumbed by a 1-0 scoreline at Crystal Palace, Spurs suffered the same fate at home to Everton.While much of the talk this week has been regarding the return of Gareth Bale, Jose Mourinho and his players have been focused on trying to negotiate their first test in the Europa League qualifying rounds against Lokomotiv Plovdiv.Despite naming a stronger side than expected, Mourinho watched his side have to overcome a one-goal deficit in Bulgaria to move closer to the group stages.Their victory has added yet another fixture to a punishing schedule which sees Spurs face away games at the Saints, Leyton Orient and Macedonian side Shkendija in the space of five days.On paper, the North Londoners are favourites for each contest, but Mourinho needs a reaction from his squad after two disappointing performances since the beginning of the campaign. Although the Portuguese was critical of his team’s fitness after the 1-0 defeat against Everton, their upcoming list of matches should give each member of the group a chance to get up to speed.As far as Southampton are concerned, Ralph Hasenhuttl has been left perplexed by his team’s less-than-inspiring displays during defeats to Crystal Palace and Brentford.Having ended the last campaign on a high, most people expected the South Coast side to continue their momentum as they bid to break into the top half of the standings.Despite it being early days, Hasenhuttl quickly needs to witness his side show a greater threat in all areas, not just from last season’s top goalscorer Danny Ings.To add to his frustration, the Austrian has revealed that big-money arrival Mohammed Salisu will not slot into the centre of the backline until the back end of October. Southampton possible XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Smallbone, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo, Ings, Long. Tottenham Hotspur possible XI: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Moura, Lamela, Son, Kane.Tags: MourinhoSouthamptonTottenhamlast_img read more