University of Arizona custodial workers speak out about unsafe work conditions

first_img– Advertisement – Before there was a union, hundreds of staff, faculty, and graduate students came together in April to form the Coalition for Academic Justice at the University of Arizona in response to the university’s furlough plan and lack of transparency in its efforts to gradually reopen during the pandemic. In less than three months, the coalition had over 500 members. One of their initial victories was pressuring University of Arizona President Robert Robbins and his administration to amend its pay cut plan, which led to the suspension of furloughs among university employees who make less than $44,500 a year—which includes custodial workers like Laura.As of August, more than 280 employees had also been laid off or did not have their contracts renewed for this school year, according to the coalition. Anger against upper administrators mounted after news the University of Arizona had purchased Ashford University just as furloughs were underway in the same month. Ashford is an online, for-profit university that enrolls some 35,000 students and will be transformed into a nonprofit called the University of Arizona Global Campus. The endeavor reportedly cost $1 and the University of Arizona will get to retain nearly 20% of tuition costs. According to Inside Higher Ed, Global Campus is guaranteed $225 million in revenue over 15 years.González de Bustamante said union and coalition members are demanding an independent audit to gain better clarity on the university’s finances and where money is being invested. “We really want to make sure that this university does not become more privatized than it already is. Right now, we’re one of the worst states in terms of funding [but] our [university] president is among the highest paid. There is this disconnect … a lack of transparency and lack of inclusion in the planning and decision-making at the university,” Gonzáles de Bustamante said. Robbins makes nearly $1 million a year. “We don’t actually know what the state of the financial situation is because … even after months and months of asking them for specifics, they have not made that [information] available.” She said the university is prioritizing profits over public health concerns. In-person classes with 30 or fewer students began in October as the university is currently in its second phase of reopening. The university has roughly 46,000 students enrolled this academic year, and some 5,000 are projected to be attending classes on campus for the fall semester. “We’re still seeing hundreds of cases a day in Arizona. Why would you bring students back when cases are increasing and knowing that Tucson is over 30% Latino, knowing that Latino communities are being disproportionately impacted by COVID?” Gonzáles de Bustamante said, adding Native communities in Arizona have also been deeply impacted by the pandemic. “There is a lack of respect, a lack of recognition for where we are in Tucson … being on Tohono O’odham Nation.”As the union is still in its initial stage, a lot of the work ahead will involve outreach among workers like Laura who are most vulnerable—especially during the pandemic. Laura said she’s excited about the union and the possibility of change. Her work has now tripled as some of her colleagues have either been fired or quit during the pandemic, she said. Those who made the hard decision to leave did so to protect their health. Laura’s husband lost his job during the pandemic, so her paycheck is the only one sustaining their household. She can’t leave. Laura used to clean one building with a colleague. But this coworker retired early when COVID-19 case began to spike. Now it’s just Laura, cleaning every office, every classroom, every bathroom in a five-story structure. “There is no consideration for us, no consideration for what we face,” she said. “Why are they treating us as if we’re not human beings?”María Inés Taracena is a contributing writer covering workers’ rights at Prism. Originally from Guatemala, she’s currently a news producer at Democracy Now! in New York City focusing on Central America and asylum seekers, among other stories.Prism is a BIPOC-led nonprofit news outlet that centers the people, places and issues currently underreported by our national media. Through our original reporting, analysis, and commentary, we challenge dominant, toxic narratives perpetuated by the mainstream press and work to build a full and accurate record of what’s happening in our democracy. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Laura has made $12 an hour since she was first hired. In the beginning of the pandemic, Laura said the university promised to temporarily pay custodial workers $2 more an hour to compensate for the risks and added responsibilities, but the raises never happened, she said. In fact, when the administration rolled out its initial furlough and pay cut proposal in April to cope with the financial setbacks triggered by the pandemic, custodial workers were told they would have to take 13 unpaid days off starting in June. “Us, the ones who make the least,” Laura said. Ultimately, however, furloughs for custodial workers were suspended.Perhaps what disturbed Laura the most regarding the university’s handling of the pandemic was the alleged request that custodial workers “volunteer” to transport COVID-19 test tubes from campus to the nearby hospital. “They asked us to get driving certificates to drive golf carts [on campus] so we could transport [COVID-19 tests] to the university hospital,” Laura said. “How could that be possible? We are custodial workers. What if something happens?” The working conditions for custodial staff are just some of the myriad issues at the University of Arizona that triggered the creation of United Campus Workers Arizona. The union launched around Labor Day after months of organizing against what hundreds of staff and faculty felt was a neglectful response to the coronavirus outbreak, excessive layoffs, pay cuts, and furloughs aimed at stemming a budget crisis triggered by the pandemic. The union currently has over 200 members.- Advertisement – For years, Arizona’s majority-Republican state legislature and a number of Republican governors have launched a war against public education and unions. Despite a wave of support for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden in this year’s election—largely thanks to the work of grassroots Native and Latino advocacy groups—Arizona has historically been a conservative state. But that may be changing.  “Collective action, we’re seeing that here at the [University of Arizona] in a way we have never seen it before,” said Celeste Gonzáles de Bustamante, an associate professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism and a leading union member. “It’s also a reflection of a larger movement across the country of [university] staff, faculty and students saying this neoliberal [model] hasn’t worked and we need to change that.”Arizona is a right-to-work state, which means the union doesn’t have collective bargaining rights. “We’re not gonna have union contracts with our employer, but we still have a lot of the power that goes along with building [a] union,” said Sandy Soto, associate professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Arizona. The union is a branch of the United Campus Workers in conjunction with Communications Workers of America, which represents some 700,000 workers in the public and private sectors. “The pandemic pushed us to this point. We have to continue working on the most urgent issues …[student] reentry, furloughs, the classifying of janitorial staff as essential workers.” There’s also the issue of job security, Soto said. Laura said she and some of her colleagues are even afraid of calling in sick to work, fearing they could be laid off. – Advertisement – Laura said her supervisors told custodial staff they should probably wear masks, but the university didn’t provide any until at least a couple of months into the pandemic. In-person classes were suspended in the spring. But not all students could return home, particularly out-of-state and international students; hundreds of students continued living in the university dorms, Laura said. Every time students in one dorm tested positive for COVID-19, that building would be emptied out and the healthy students moved to another dorm. Dozens of custodial workers, including Laura, were tasked with disinfecting the dorms. “We’d go floor by floor, about 20 workers on the same floor, in the same hall, sharing everything, cleaning and cleaning,” Laura said. This was in addition to her regular cleaning tasks.“Workers knew that they were walking into a dangerous situation,” Laura said. There were several times when they would show up to clean dorms without personal protective equipment only to be told that the dorms hadn’t even been disinfected, she said. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Zagreb caterers close bars in the “2 to 12” action

first_imgZagreb’s caterers will suspend serving in their catering facilities on Thursday, October 8, starting at 11:58 a.m., in order to warned to the difficult position in which they found themselves due to the coronavirus pandemic and encouraged them to hurry impact responsible institutions with a view to job preservation i prevention collapse economy. The caterers are looking tax relief with a level of taxation that is realistic and paves the way for recovery. They are asking the responsible institutions suspension of VAT collectionuntil March 1, 2021, permanent preferential rate na hranu – što po Zakonu o hrani uključuje jelo, kavu, pivo, sokove, vodu i vino – od 10%, access to credit lines HAMAG BICRO for liquidity and HBOR for investments. This is the name of the action “2do12” by which the countdown is continued by the Independent Association of Caterers (Zagreb) with the intention of saving the fate of thousands of employees in the sector, but also encouraging citizens and caterers to show solidarity. Photo: Independent Association of Caterers Encouraged by the devastating research results on the operation of catering facilities in 2020 and the lack of response from responsible institutions after numerous appeals from caterers, the Independent Catering Association (Zagreb) with the support of the National Association of Catering and the Voice of Entrepreneurs launches action “2 to 12” in the Croatian capital over four thousand five hundred facilities. The caterers emphasize how now on billing come and all problems accumulated during the pre-pandemic period. – We are aware that problems cannot be solved overnight, but we are also obliged to warn of a justified fear for our own existence. We believe that the Government will take a step forward and accept the call for dialogue. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović recognized the appeal of the caterers and started talks on the application of future anti-epidemic measures with the profession. After the action of Bjelovar caterers called “3 to 12”, the mayor of Bjelovar took everything in his domain to protect his fellow citizens and entrepreneurs. We expect the same from other departments key to the work of caterers and related activities, which together generate 320 thousand jobs, he pointed out Medak.center_img The doubling of VAT in the hospitality industry, which suddenly followed on January 1, 2017, led many to margin of cost-effectiveness, and if the Government does not listen this time, the pandemic will eventually put many key in the lock. They say that the inherited problems and new obstacles in business have forced them to act together and increasingly warn the Government of the shortcomings on the ground. The situation in Zagreb is particularly difficult because, in addition to all the grief of the coronavirus, Zagreb has also been affected by the first major earthquake in the last hundred years, he points out. Marin Medak, President of the Independent Association of Caterers and adds that we will know the scale of this crisis for a long time to come. – That is why we are looking for clearer and more efficient models for allocating funds for maintaining liquidity. We are not asking for free money, but access to credit lines for our employees ’salaries and lower taxes so we can repay the loan. With the highest tax rate on the preparation and serving of beverages in Europe, it is not possible to plan for the future, quotes Jurkovic. Measures to preserve CES jobs will help caterers who saw a 60% drop in turnover or more compared to the same period last year. But what about us who have a drop of 59% or less, emphasizes Damir Jurković, vice president of the Independent Association of Caterers. A survey of a sample of almost 500 caterers from all over Croatia found that almost 60% of them recorded decline in business greater than 50%, and almost 40% face the fact that in these conditions will not survive until next season. As many as 80% of employers will be forced to resort cancellation of the contract employees.last_img read more

Demand for retail space in Jakarta shrinks in Q3 as PSBB hits small retailers

first_img“Retailers have been severely restricted in their operations, with F&B retailers unable to provide dine-in services, not just during the third quarter, but for most of the year since March. Entertainment centers at malls have also been unable to operate,” Taylor said during an online press conference.The retail industry has been hit hard by the pandemic with more than 100,000 workers facing the risk of being furloughed, according to the Indonesian Shopping Center Tenants Association (Hippindo).Hippindo attributed these circumstances to Jakarta’s PSBB measures, which were implemented for a second time between Sept. 14 and Oct. 11, after initially being enforced from April to June, as well as weakening consumer purchasing power.Read also: 100,000 retail workers on brink of furlough as consumption free-falls Household spending, which accounts for more than half of Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP), fell 5.51 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter, compared with annual growth of 5.18 percent in the same period last year, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).A recent Bank Indonesia (BI) survey showed that retail sales fell 9.2 percent yoy in August, a smaller drop than the 12.3 percent contraction in July. The central bank’s survey projected retail sales in September to be down 7.3 percent from the same month last year. JLL projects the retail property market to remain under pressure during the fourth quarter of 2020, as further retail store closures loom.“As we move into Q4, I don’t think it’s any secret that it’s going to be a hard time for some retailers and we might well see some more closures,” Taylor said.However, Taylor went on to say that the high occupancy rate of 88 percent for retail properties in the third quarter this year, down slightly from 89 percent in the second quarter, could be seen as a sign that retail tenants remained resilient and were able to weather the crisis.“It’s a challenging situation in the short to medium term but there’s no reason for us not to be confident,” he added.JLL projects that retail market absorption will rebound in 2021 with demand for retail space tipped to soar by more than 100,000 sqm, the highest level since 2013.Despite this projection, rental rates for spaces in upper, middle, and lower middle sector shopping centers are predicted to remain stagnant until the end of next year.According to a presentation document from JLL, monthly rent for upper-class shopping centers is expected hover slightly above Rp 600,000 (US$40.75) per sqm until the end of 2021, a small increase from this year’s third quarter rate of Rp 543,000.The retail market occupancy rate is also projected to dip below 85 percent in 2021, as more than 200,000 sqm of new retail space is set to enter the market amid the low demand, JLL data show.Given the significant impacts of the pandemic on the retail property market, Taylor expected shopping centers to see a transformation in the types of tenants, with more coworking spaces and health facilities to fill up retail space in the future.“In the future, shopping malls will no longer just be places to buy things,” he said.On Sept. 29, Indonesian Shopping Center Association (APPBI) chairman Alphonzus Widjaja asked the central government and regional administrations to provide incentives and relax taxes for the retail industry.“The government needs to provide a direct stimulus for shopping centers. We were able to survive during the last couple of months, but it’s now getting extremely difficult for us, as the number of visitors has dropped to only 10 percent of capacity,” he said.Topics : Demand for retail space in Jakarta contracted in the third quarter this year, the first time since the first quarter of 2019, as small retailers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis were forced to close their stores, according to property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Indonesia.From the 2.9 million square meters (sqm) in existing retail space in Jakarta, net absorption shrank 13,400 sqm between July and September this year, JLL data show. In comparison, there was 300 sqm in new demand in the second quarter this year.JLL Indonesia head of research James Taylor said on Thursday that the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) imposed in Jakarta, which had restricted the operations of mall tenants, particularly food and beverage (F&B) retailers, had led to permanent closures of small tenants.last_img read more

Four PA Colleges to Receive Federal Grants Under Pilot Program to Provide Inmate Access to Higher Education Degree Programs

first_img June 24, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that four Pennsylvania institutions of higher learning were among those selected to participate in a national pilot program to allow inmates to access post-secondary education with the goal of helping them get jobs and support families when they are released.“More than 90 percent of the 48,000 individuals behind bars in Pennsylvania will leave prison one day,” said Governor Wolf. “It’s no secret that achieving basic literacy and completing high school are positive indicators of future success and reduced recidivism. Having a college degree or certificate in hand will give those individuals an even greater chance for successful reintegration and to become productive members of society. I thank the incredible institutions of higher learning who’ve partnered with us in this effort.”Four Pennsylvania schools – Bloomsburg University, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University – were among 67 colleges and universities awarded federal grants under the U.S. Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell pilot program.The awards will provide funding for 115 inmates at six correctional institutions to access college degree or certificate programs at the participating schools.The $30 million Pell pilot program is designed to test whether participation in high quality education programs increases after expanding access to financial aid for incarcerated individuals.“With 20,000 individuals leaving our institutions every year the DOC has placed a heavy focus on reentry and removing barriers to reentry,” said Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. “For the last 22 years, college education was out of reach for most inmates who had to cover the costs themselves. Through this partnership with participating colleges and universities we can expand access to high quality education programs that will give individuals the skills they need to become tax payers rather than tax burdens.”A 1994 Congressional change to the federal Higher Education Act eliminated Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals in federal and state prisons. But the act gives the U.S. Department of Education secretary the authority to waive existing financial aid rules for experimental programs.“This historic decision will have a lasting, positive impact on both the individuals in our correctional facilities and the commonwealth as a whole,” said Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera. “This opportunity will provide individuals with the tools they need to have a fresh start upon re-entry to society, and I congratulate the Pennsylvania colleges and universities for their partnership and progressiveness on this issue.”A 2013 study from the RAND Corporation, funded by the Department of Justice, found that incarcerated individuals who participated in correctional education were 43 percent less likely to return to prison within three years than prisoners who did not participate in any correctional education programs. RAND also estimated that for every dollar invested in correctional education programs, four to five dollars are saved on three-year re-incarceration costs.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Four PA Colleges to Receive Federal Grants Under Pilot Program to Provide Inmate Access to Higher Education Degree Programslast_img read more

Youth mental health problems double in 10 years, Covid-19 impact could be ‘extensive’

first_imgStuff 3 September 2020Family First Comment: Here’s the interesting thing.The deterioration started happening around 2007. Anybody remember what also happened around 2007?Hint: health conditions amongst Kiwi youth have doubled in the past decade, and could get worse in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to research out of Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures at The University of Auckland.Experts have described the country’s mental health woes as “a silent pandemic of psychological distress”, and are calling for urgent action to better understand the rapid rise in issues amongst youth.Psychologists and academics want to know more about the factors that impact on mental health, and effective strategies for prevention and intervention.The collection of experts providing commentary on the matter were Sir Peter Gluckman, professor Richie Poulton and Rochelle Menzies.They said the past decade has seen a “rapid and concerning rise” in youth psychological distress and suicide rates.“Nationally, poor mental health for youth is persistently inequitable and worsening.”READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Ronaldinho in ‘worst case scenario’ as Barcelona cut ties with him

first_img Ronaldinho’s old team Barcelona are also said to have distanced themselves from their former playmaker as his chance of release looks slimmer by the day. Their superstar forward Lionel Messi was recently said to have been considering helping his old teammate with his case but that has since been refuted by the Argentine. A friend of Ronaldinho recently visited him in prison and claimed he was “sad and angry but smiling” as he vowed never to return to Paraguay. After his arrest, other reports suggested the ex-AC Milan superstar could be involved in a money-laundering scheme. Ronaldinho went to Paraguay to participate in a charity event called ‘Angelical Fraternity’ but was detained by police shortly after his arrival. The former Ballon d’Or winner’s requests for house arrest were denied after Paraguay judge Clara Ruiz ordered their arrest saying that “there is a flight risk and there is a danger of obstruction”. Read Also:Ronaldinho ‘caught up in money laundering scheme with criminals’  Ronaldinho’s defence claims the passport was given to him as a symbolic gift and he accidentally presented it at the airport thinking it was his Brazilian passport. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t ExplainWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World? Ronaldinho is facing a worst case scenario in his battle to be released from prison after a key witness failed to give evidence and Barcelona cut ties with him. Ronaldinho The Brazilian World Cup winner, 39, was arrested two week ago after allegedly entering Paraguay with a fake passport. Ronaldinho has been warned that he could face up to six months in jail if found guilty of using dodgy documents. The former footballing wizard has been behind bars alongside his brother Roberto de Assis, 49, and their trial is ongoing after they were both refused bail. But their case for release was dealt a major blow when Dalia Lopez – the businesswoman said to have organised their visit – failed to present herself in court. Her testimony is vital to the brothers’ chance of release but on the day she was called, her lawyer presented a doctors note excusing her absence, according to Spanish outlet Sport. It reportedly stated her type two diabetes means she is considered “at risk” and therefore required to self-isolate due to the coronavirus outbreak.center_img Loading… last_img read more

Teen mom leaves newborn at hospital toilet ceiling to die

first_imgThe teenager asked permission to go tothe toilet.  The aunt was apparentlyclueless about her niece’s pregnancy. The hospital staff was alerted. Theceiling was checked and the baby was rescued. “The teenager said she was nervous anddid not know what to do,” Pamplona told PanayNews. “We advised her to take a rest because she was weak.” ILOILO – A teenaged lass secretly gavebirth in a toilet at the Dr. Ricardo S. Provido Memorial District Hospital inCalinog town, concealed the baby in the toilet’s ceiling, then left thehospital. The young mother would certainly befacing appropriate charges, said the police chief. According to Police Chief InspectorJose Nemias Pamplona, Calinog police chief, the baby’s mother was 19 years old.She was seen entering the hospital with an aunt at around 4 a.m. for a checkup. The baby, a girl, died hours after itwas discovered at around 9 a.m. on April 3. The baby was taken to the emergencyroom, cleaned and checked. It had hematoma on the forehead and on an eye. Cops were  able to track down the young mother, aresident of the municipality of Bingawan. The newborn’s location was discoveredby a folk of a hospital patient who went to the toilet. She heard a baby cryingand the sound seemed to come from the ceiling. After several hours, the baby expired. The teenager likely gave birth past 4a.m. Friday last week, initial investigation of the Calinog police stationshowed. For his part, 3rd District ProvincialBoard member Matt Palabrica of Bingawan said, “Manabat gid ang nanay. Dapat nagin responsible sya. This is a mortal sin kay wala sala ang bata.”/PNlast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 13

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,192; 2. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,186; 3. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,183; 4. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, 1,180; 5. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 1,174; 6. Christopher Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y., 1,169; 7. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,165; 8. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,162; 9. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,154; 10. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 1,136; 11. Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa, 1,121; 12. Glen Hibbard, Euless, Texas, 1,116; 13. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,114; 14. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,112; 15. Matt Cole, Binghamton, N.Y., 1,106; 16. Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,104; 17. Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, and Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., both 1,103; 19. Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb., 1,102; 20. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 1,099. IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 800; 2. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 796; 3. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 776; 4. Mike Murphy Jr., Colona, Ill., 761; 5. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 760; 6. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 741; 7. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 740; 8. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 735; 9. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 724; 10. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 723; 11. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 722; 12. Curt Schroeder, Ames, Iowa, 719; 13. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 718; 14. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 711; 15. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., and Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., both 707; 17. Mike Zemo, Davenport, Iowa, 698; 18. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 694; 19. Brunson Behning, Davenport, Iowa, 676; 20. Craig Jacobs, Urbandale, Iowa, 674.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., and Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, both 757; 3. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 749; 4. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 741; 5. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 720; 6. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 700; 7. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, and Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, both 683; 9. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 680; 10. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 640; 11. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 627; 12. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 610; 13. Herbert R. Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 589; 14. D.J. Estes Jr., Mansfield, Texas, 585; 15. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 579; 16. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 560; 17. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, Neb., 551; 18. Matt Moro, Polk City, Iowa, 531; 19. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 529; 20. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 509. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,197; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,183; 3. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,178; 4. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,174; 5. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,168; 6. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,166; 7. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,165; 8. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,159; 9. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,154; 10. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,147; 11. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,143; 12. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,140; 13. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., and Jay Schmidt Jr., Tama, Iowa, both 1,138; 15. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,132; 16. John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis., 1,131; 17. Jim Larson, Rushmore, Minn., 1,127; 18. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan., and Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., both 1,116; 20. Casey Werkmeister, North Platte, Neb., 1,106. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,192; 2. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,176; 3. Cody Nielsen, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1,166; 4. Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn., 1,160; 5. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, and Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, both 1,156; 7. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,155; 8. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,149; 9. Benji Irvine, Stanley, Iowa, and John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, both 1,148; 11. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,146; 12. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 1,144; 13. Brad King, Parshall, N.D., 1,134; 14. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 1,131; 15. Jerrad Steele, Andrews, Texas, 1,130; 16. Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M., 1,116; 17. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 1,115; 18. Dustin Griffiths, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1,106; 19. Colton Pfeifer, Stockton, Kan., 1,104; 20. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,102. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,180; 2. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,175; 3. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,174; 4. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,172; 5. Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., 1,171; 6. Austin Moyer, Dubuque, Iowa, and Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., both 1,164; 8. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,162; 9. Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill., 1,161; 10. Jenae Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,155; 11. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,152; 12. Brett Lowry, Montezuma, Iowa, 1,149; 13. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,145; 14. Shane Swanson, Forest City, Iowa, 1,144; 15. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,133; 16. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 1,132; 17. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., and Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, both 1,128; 19. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,126; 20. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 1,119.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,176; 2. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,146; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,122; 4. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 1,098; 5. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 1,077; 6. Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,074; 7. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 1,032; 8. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,029; 9. Julie Boettler, Farmington, N.M., 1,018; 10. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 1,011; 11. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 1,008; 12. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, and Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, both 967; 14. Kevin Green, Robinson, Texas, 955; 15. Jarrett Roberts, Temple, Texas, 947; 16. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, and Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, both 945; 18. Michael Newhard, Royse City, Texas, 923; 19. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 904; 20. Jacob Pirkle, Venus, Texas, 902. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,200; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,183; 3. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 1,161; 4. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,156; 5. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,140; 6. Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa, 1,134; 7. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,130; 8. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,126; 9. Megan Lappegard, Spencer, Iowa, 1,114; 10. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., and Jacob Kofoot, Bode, Iowa, both 1,109; 12. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,085; 13. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,072; 14. Stephanie Forsberg, Slayton, Minn., 1,071; 15. John Whalen, Ainsworth, Iowa, 1,037; 16. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,035; 17. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 1,021; 18. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,016; 19. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 982; 20. Terry Blowers, Waseca, Minn., 924. West Coast Super Stocks – 1. Lonnie Welch, Bakersfield, Calif., 376; 2. Steve Nash, Pahrump, Nev., 368; 3. Tim Randolph, Santa Maria, Calif., 366; 4. Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Calif., 283; 5. Chad Weber, Santa Maria, Calif., 258; 6. Brady Bell, Bakersfield, Calif., 216; 7. Johnny Beding­field, Bakersfield, Calif., 200; 8. Wayne Coffman, Bodfish, Calif., 199; 9. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif., 194; 10. Jon Blackford, Nipomo, Calif., 191; 11. Toby Randolph, Nipomo, Calif., 139; 12. Dustin Chastain, Tonopah, Nev., 132; 13. Alex Williams, Pahrump, Nev., 130; 14. George Brad­burry, Pahrump, Nev., 125; 15. James C. Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 105; 16. Donald W. Riley, Pahrump, Nev., 99; 17. William A. Stevens, Bakersfield, Calif., 98; 18. Daniel Vlaszof, Las Vegas, Nev., 72; 19. Dale Daffern, Las Vegas, Nev., 71; 20. Jim McCoy, Pahrump, Nev., 64.last_img read more

UCL: Icardi strikes again as PSG reaches last 16

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up Mauro Icardi was again in the right place at the right time to earn Paris St Germain a 1-0 home victory over Club Brugge on Wednesday as the French champions booked their spot in the Champions League last 16. Icardi netted his eighth goal in his last seven games to put PSG on a maximum 12 points in Group A, five ahead of Real Madrid who thrashed Galatasaray 6-0. Brugge, who missed a second-half penalty, are third on two points with Galatasaray eliminated on one point. PSG travel to Real Madrid and the Belgian side face Galatasaray away in the penultimate round of matches on November 26.Tags: Mauro IcardiParis Saint-GermainUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Plenty of eyes on Jamal Adams as Seahawks get on field

first_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 13th August, 2020 11:42 IST  One of the first things Pete Carroll noticed when the Seattle Seahawks finally held their first training camp practice Wednesday was the lack of the noise that in the past has come from a hillside full of fans.Something else Carroll quickly noticed was how much he’s come to like seeing strong safety Jamal Adams in a Seahawks uniform.“He brings a smile to my face,” Carroll said. “He’s really sharp. He’s really competitive in that he really cares, he really wants to know all the details. He wants to be corrected, he wants to be helped, he wants to be taught and coached and all that. He’s got a unique focus that some great players we’ve had really demonstrated. I just know that he’s the real deal.”It was heady praise for Adams from his new head coach after the 24-year-old All-Pro became the centerpiece of Seattle’s offseason moves when the Seahawks traded two future first-round picks to get him from the Jets. His first couple of weeks in Seattle have been about learning the defensive systems while Carroll and his staff have started devising different ways to use Adams.“He has really high expectations for what he’s going to bring to the team and how he’s going to help out, but he also has a really cool thought about it and approach about it that he knows he has to earn it every step of the way. It’s a great combination,” Carroll said.The Seahawks will potentially have another new face in the secondary joining Adams in the coming days. Carroll said Quinton Dunbar is in the final stages of his intake testing and is tentatively scheduled to undergo his physical Friday. If all goes well, Dunbar could be on the field as early as Sunday.Dunbar was removed from the commissioner’s exempt list after authorities in Florida decided not to prosecute Dunbar on armed robbery charges due to insufficient evidence.“He just adds to the competition, should make us better,” Carroll said. “It’s going to put the pressure on our guys to step up once he gets going. He’s a ways behind because he’s missing this time and we need to make sure he’s in good shape and get him started well.”Another surprise for Seattle was the health of veteran linebacker K.J. Wright, who underwent offseason shoulder surgery. Carroll said the team was ready to start Wright on the physically unable to perform list to give him additional recovery time, but Wright passed his physical.The practice Wednesday was light for Seattle with the offense and defense staying on separate fields. Carroll said there will be another light practice day before the intensity ramps up Friday.The first day Seattle can practice in pads is Monday.“It seems like it’s taken a long time to get to this. We’ve been here for quite a while,” Carroll said. “But everybody has contributed really well. Everyone is really happy about it. The work we did in the offseason with all the virtual learning we did has really benefited us because we’re still in that mode now and our guys are doing quite well.”NOTES: WR John Ursua was removed from the COVID/reserve list and was able to practice Wednesday. Ursua had a false positive but recorded subsequent negative tests, allowing him to rejoin the team. … RB Chris Carson was away from the team dealing with a family matter, Carroll said. He was unsure when Carson was expected to return. … Rookie DE Darrell Taylor started the season on the non-football injury list. Carroll said there was a residual issue from the surgery to repair a leg injury he played through last season at Tennessee. Last Updated: 13th August, 2020 11:42 IST Plenty Of Eyes On Jamal Adams As Seahawks Get On Field  One of the first things Pete Carroll noticed when the Seattle Seahawks finally held their first training camp practice Wednesday was the lack of the noise that in the past has come from a hillside full of fans. FOLLOW UScenter_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Written By Associated Press Television News last_img read more