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Pioneer Agronomist Urges Farmers to Exercise Caution, Patience Before Planting

first_img Pioneer Agronomist Urges Farmers to Exercise Caution, Patience Before Planting Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 12, 2021 Facebook Twitter Previous articleCulver’s FFA Essay Contest Deadline Approaching April 19Next articleHAT Market Analysis for 4/12/21 with John Zanker of Risk Management Commodities Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News Pioneer Agronomist Urges Farmers to Exercise Caution, Patience Before Planting Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/pioneer-0413-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It was a very nice 10-day stretch to begin the month across much of the state. Pioneer Field Agronomist Ben Jacob says planting progress, though, has been limited in his area in West Central Indiana.“Some folks have gotten a jump on beans, but nobody is really hitting it too hard. There’s been just a little bit of corn in the ground, but mostly shaking equipment down and getting things ready to go. On the field work side of it, compared to the past couple of springs, it’s been a very nice window to get out. A lot of anhydrous went down last week, some tillage work, and a lot of burndown being sprayed.”As far as when farmers should be looking to get the planter in the field, Jacob says it’s not necessarily too soon to start, but you should exercise caution. After all, it’s only April 12th.“Let’s exercise as much caution as we can. The forecast, as far as precipitation, looks really good. I know that when we get to be chomping at the bit, we plant that first field and maybe it’s just a little bit too heavy and you can cause some compaction. But it’s kind of a chain reaction. You get to the first field and it’s just a touch heavy and that ends up following you into the season. If we’re not careful, we end up causing a bunch of compaction issues that could have been avoided by just having a little bit of patience.”Tune in to my full interview with Pioneer Field Agronomist Ben Jacob below as he discusses planting considerations and also prioritizing fieldwork.Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/ben-jacob-041221.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. SHARE SHARElast_img read more

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TCU completes comeback win against Gonzaga

first_imgprintFriday’s win for TCU was a breezy, 7-0 rout of Oral Roberts, in which the Frogs never seemed in danger of losing a lead.Saturday night’s win against Gonzaga was…whatever the opposite of that is.The Frogs clung to a 2-0 lead for three innings before a Jeffrey Bohling home run gave Gonzaga a 3-2 advantage in the bottom of the 6th and chased Jared Janczak off the mound. Janczak, a righty, had been striking out a lineup full of lefties with his breaking ball on the left side of the plate all game.With Bulldog pitcher Eli Morgan finding a groove in the middle innings and the TCU bats quieting down in response, the Lupton Stadium crowd began to grow noticeably restless after the Frogs lost the lead.The Frogs grounded into a double play to end the 7th inning, the fourth consecutive frame in which Morgan induced an inning-ending double play.In the eighth, however, the Frogs were able to strike back.Call it “Lupton Magic,” call it clutch hitting, call it grinding it out — whatever you want to call it, the Frogs’ half of the eighth typified the type of postseason success they’ve been having all year.Austen Wade singled to right field on a liner that barely cleared the second baseman’s glove with one out. Pinch hitter Connor Wanhanen, who fought injury all year, followed him with a single through the left side.After Evan Skoug went down swinging, Luken Baker stepped up to bat with a chance to continue his streak of big hits for the Frogs.Instead, he had what was essentially a swinging bunt to the left side that was so slowly rolling it allowed all baserunners to reach safely. Lupton Magic, indeed.Up stepped Elliot Barzilli with the bases loaded, fresh off an eye injury in the Big 12 Championship game. All Barzilli did was knock a single through the gap in the left side of the infield that scored Wanhanen and Wade and proved to be the game-winning hit for TCU.“I just tried to get a base hit,” Barzilli said. “Lupton Magic is there for a reason.”TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle said he had faith in Barzilli in the at bat.“My confidence level with him is always outstanding,” Schlossnagle said. “He did just what we needed.”Durbin Feltman came in relief of Ryan Burnett and pitched two stellar innings and induced a double play to end the game and send TCU to the regional championship game on Sunday. ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Schlossnagle said his Frogs had to grind hard to win, something that he said should be no problem for a top level team.“That’s what everyone has to do,” Schlossnagle said. “I just watched Texas Tech win a one-run game, and the University of Florida — who’s supposed to be second only to the ’27 Yankees — they won a one-run game.”“It’s baseball, man. This type of year, anything can happen, and you just have to keep playing and grind out pitch to pitch.”The Frogs have a chance to win the regional championship in the minimum of three games tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. They’ll face the winner of Gonzaga and Arizona State, who eliminated Oral Roberts earlier Saturday. Grant McGalliard Elliot Barzilli’s clutch hit proved to be the game winner against Gonzaga. Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Facebook Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Linkedincenter_img Linkedin Twitter Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Facebook Twitter Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal + posts Previous articleTCU shuts out Oral Roberts in NCAA openerNext article“Super” Frogs advance after win over ASU Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athleticslast_img read more

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Willie O’Dea faces vote of no confidence

first_imgDEFENCE Minister Willie O’Dea will be in the spotlight next week when Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny tables a motion of no confidence in him.Mr Kenny’s decision to raise the political temperature was taken in response to a Dail statement by the minister on Tuesday on the background to his court settlement with city councillor Maurice Quinlivan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, it is expected that Mr O’Dea will survive the motion, with the support of the Green Party. Advertisement Previous articleMidland Cat club to host Silver show this SundayNext articleJerry Flannery gets six week suspension to miss Six Nations admin NewsLocal NewsWillie O’Dea faces vote of no confidenceBy admin – February 17, 2010 489 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Email Linkedin Print Facebooklast_img read more

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Here is How to Find Market Deficiencies

first_img Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Share Save Distressed Asset Investing 2017-01-16 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 16, 2017 1,976 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Ocwen Prevents 75,000 Homeowners From Foreclosure Next: Freddie Mac: Offloading More Credit Risk in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Here is How to Find Market Deficiencies The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Distressed Asset Investing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Since 1980, W. Eddie Speed has dedicated his professional life to the seller financing and non-performing note industry. Speed founded NoteSchool, which is a highly recognized training company, specialized in the teaching of buying both performing and nonperforming discounted mortgage notes. He is the owner and president of Colonial Funding Group LLC, which acquires and brokers discounted real estate secured notes. In addition, he is also a principal in a family of Private Equity funds that acquires bulk portfolios of notes. Speed recently spoke with DS News about determining where to buy assets based on market deficiencies.How are market deficiencies found?I started buying seller finance notes in 1980. If you look at most of my career, it’s been around realizing that distressed asset buyers, or unique assets buyers, are always looking on the fringes of where the tradition banks, traditional real estate, and all the things that are what we would call mainstream, are not being efficient. Over the past 37 years I’ve done a lot of different niche things. Some things remain pretty much consistent over the years. Some things, there was a big market for, say in 1990, and there’s not any market for today.We generally consider ourselves to be in the low price band space, and I’ve found that people would say, “I would rather fight if I’m going to make an investment in a distressed asset. I’d rather buy a $300,000 distressed asset than a $50,000 distressed asset.” The answer is, of course you would and so would everybody else. But as the margins and all of the distressed inventory has changed so much, it’s pushed me back into really what has been my rabbit in the briar patch most of my career, which is inexpensive working class real estate. And there’s a difference between that and unsafe real estate.What is the difference?We were buying distressed assets, both performing notes and nonperforming notes, and obviously, if we were buying a nonperforming note, some of those notes would end up with us in the property. You can’t modify every loan, on particularly if it’s on a vacant house. So it would push us into buying distressed assets.The thing that I noticed over and over and over, and this isn’t true in every market, but this is prevalent in probably 20 states, is this: In Ohio or Indiana, or St. Louis, or Kansas City, and it would be a safe neighborhood. I would see a realtor BPO and it would be valuing a property at $50,000, or $40,000, and you’re like, “That’s crazy. How could you look at that neighborhood and say it’s only worth $40,000?” And the reality is it’s because there wasn’t any bank financing for $40,000, so every house that was in MLS and sold, it was basically a cash deal. Yet it would rent for $850 a month, so you have a house that rents for $850 a month, yet the realtor is running BPO comp, all cash, and can only come up with $40,000.That smells like an opportunity to me, because there’s no way the house is only worth $40,000.Why do investors want to get involved in residential real estate?Eddie SpeedI’ve been in numerous networking groups with a lot of the guys that were very active in the turnkey space. So I’d gotten to know them fairly well. I knew what their market opportunity was, which was they just found people that were basically scared of the stock market and they wanted to be in alternative investment and real estate was, in their mind, number one, because that’s what they could think of. But they didn’t invest, because they lived in California and the property was in Memphis, or Birmingham, or Buffalo.I ran in a circle with a lot of guys that were filling that gap, but what I realized was, in talking to them, when they were selling a house for maybe sub-$80,000, they almost never got bank financing. They were selling them all for cash. They do a turnkey deal, they renovate the house, they find a tenant, they manage the house, or have it managed. You know they make it a true turnkey for an out of town investor, and they just sell it on anywhere from a 7 to 11 cap rate, depending on what the market is.There’s people that shortcut any of those things that I just said. But if somebody was a good operator and paid attention to the details, they’re selling that same house to realtors where it says it’s worth $40,000, they’re selling it for $65,000, and they should be. They’re selling it at a 10 cap.So what happened in the market was, residential real estate turned into how you sell apartment complexes. Particularly in the lower price band real estate, it became the exact same model that apartment and syndicators figured out for years. They could go take and put a passive investor in a deal, it didn’t really matter where it was located. The investor could be a value buyer because he could go buy where he could get a better return on his investment. He lives in California, but he can’t get a 10 cap in California, so he’s buying in a different region in the country. He doesn’t really care where it is because he didn’t have to go fool with it.Then I realized, wait a minute, there’s still another opportunity here. This is my space—I’m a note guy. I look at every deal from a financing scenario. I deal in consulting for some of the turnkey guys, because they said, “We’re selling all these houses for cash, and if we could get some leverage to investors, they could buy more property.”This is how the math works: Let’s say that I’m going to sell a house at a 10 cap rate. Let’s say that the net operating income on the house, just for conversation purposes is $6,000 dollars a year. With the 10 cap rate, you take $6,000 and divide it by 10 percent. So the house is worth $60,000.Then you’re saying if I could sell the house for $30,000 down, and finance $30,000, then the monthly payment on that house for a fully amortized six-year loan at 6 percent interest at $30,000 is exactly the net operating income on that house. The investor’s not making any cash flow, but the operating income is not coming out of his pocket.A lot of times, the investor is somebody that’s in his sun setting years of his career, he’s scared of the stock market, and he wants to invest in real estate, so he has free and clear income down the road. If he could use some leveraging, if he’s 55 years old, when he’s 61 the house is straight paid for free and clear. But he didn’t pay $60,000 for the house, he paid 30 and the tenant paid for the other 30. 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Ocwen Leadership Highlights Progress With Q4 Report

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Ocwen Leadership Highlights Progress With Q4 Report Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Stephanie Bacot is an experienced multimedia writer having created content for print, web, television, and more. She is the past producer of BIZTV, a national television network for businesses and entrepreneurs that reached more than 200,000 professionals. She has more than 15 years’ experience in healthcare marketing and was an advertising exec for Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge, a trade publication focused on the healthcare industry, as well as the marketing director for a $5 million surgery center. Bacot is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She resides in Dallas when she’s not pursuing her love of travel. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ocwen Leadership Highlights Progress With Q4 Report Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Glen Messina Joseph J. Samarias June C. Campbell Leadership changes Ocwen Financial Corporation PHH Q4 Results 2019-02-27 Staff Writer Previous: The Fundamental Mismatch Between Housing Needs and Supply Next: Powell Promises ‘Thorough’ Review of BB&T, SunTrust Merger Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Glen Messina Joseph J. Samarias June C. Campbell Leadership changes Ocwen Financial Corporation PHH Q4 Results Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago In its latest Q4 report released today, Ocwen Financial Corporation reported a fiscal improvement of $57.2 million, despite a net loss of $70.8 million for 2018 it’s up from a net loss of $128.0 million for 2017. In a statement about the latest report, Glen Messina, CEO Ocwen, said, “We made solid progress in the quarter as we work to realize the scale and cost savings benefits of combining Ocwen and PHH and position the company for future profitability. We are focused on executing our key business initiatives in order to address our most critical near-term business challenges, improve our financial performance, and establish a stronger foundation for the future. We continue with our disciplined and prudent approach to our integration efforts and are encouraged by the overall progress we are making.” The company completed 39,545 loan modifications in 2018 which included 17 percent or $200 million in debt forgiveness. Primarily driven by acquisition of the lower delinquency PHH portfolio and ongoing consumer assistance efforts, delinquencies decreased from 7.8 percent in September 2018, to 4.9 percent in December. The constant prepayment rate decreased from 13.7 percent in the third quarter of 2018 to 12.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. The company also reported that the prime CPR in Q4 2018 was 14.8 percent, and the non-prime CPR was 11.8 percent. For the full year 2018, the company originated forward and reverse mortgage loans with an unpaid principal balance of $0.9 billion and $0.6 billion, respectively, with a mortgage portfolio estimated at $68.1 million in discounted future gains from future draws on existing loans.The company is also optimistically looking ahead, with new leadership roles announced- just a few months after Messina took the reigns. Ocwen announced that June C. Campbell will officially take over as the new CFO on March 4, 2019, in addition, Joseph J. Samarias will assume the role of EVP and General Counsel, effective April 1, 2019.Campbell joins Ocwen from GE Capital, where she held multiple senior management positions in Finance, Capital Markets and Operations during her more than 20-year career at the company.  Messina stated, “I look forward to her being an integral member of our management team to help drive long-term success for Ocwen.” Samarias who has been with the company since 2013 and currently serves as SVP and Deputy General Counsel of Litigation and Government Affairs, and Chief Ethics Officer.   About Author: Stephanie Bacot Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 27, 2019 2,014 Views last_img read more

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Saket Gokhale Files Intervention In Supreme Court Suo Moto COVID19 Case For Impleading PM CARES Fund As Respondent

first_imgTop StoriesSaket Gokhale Files Intervention In Supreme Court Suo Moto COVID19 Case For Impleading PM CARES Fund As Respondent Akshita Saxena19 May 2021 12:24 AMShare This – xActivist Saket Gokhale has moved an intervention application in the Supreme Court suo moto case on Covid-19, urging that the PM CARES Fund be made a respondent in the case. He has submitted that PM CARES Fund has been an “important stakeholder” in the procurement and funding of essential supplies and services for the Covid-19 pandemic since last year, when the first Lockdown was announced. The core objective of this Fund is to undertake and support relief or assistance of any kind relating to a ‘public health emergency’, including the creation or upgradation of healthcare or pharmaceutical facilities and providing financial assistance and grants.Advertisement Towards this end, the Fund has collected monetary contributions from India as well as overseas, including salary contributions by employees and members of several Indian Ministries and PSUs. In this backdrop, Gokhale states, “PM CARES Fund is a non-governmental stakeholder that has been closely involved in decisions and projects that have been closely related to the distribution and supplies of essentials in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic albeit through the Government of India.Advertisement …it is important that PM CARES Fund make available all information to this Hon’ble Court on the various allocations it has made towards fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has monitored the progress of projects to which monetary allocations were made.” It is submitted that the PM CARES Fund announced last year in May, that it has allocated ₹3000 crores for Covid-19 of which ₹2000 crore will be earmarked for the purchase of ventilators, ₹1000 crores will be used for care of migrant labourers and ₹100 crores will be given to support vaccine development.Advertisement Advertisement Similarly, it claimed to have allocated ₹201.58 crores for installation of additional 162 dedicated Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Medical Oxygen Generation Plants inside public health facilities in the country. “However, in proceedings before the Delhi High Court and in media reports, there have been conflicting reports about how many of these plants were installed and were operational,” Gokhale alleges.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement On the issue of vaccines, Gokhale says, Centre has stated that no money was allocated or spent by it towards Covid-19 vaccine development, and hence, it has no control over deciding the pricing of the vaccines. “However, PM CARES Fund itself has declared an allocation of ₹100 crores towards vaccine development and it is unclear whether any additional funds were allocated for the same purpose for which information was not made available in the public domain,” the plea states. Gokhale has also highlighted how, the PM CARES Fund is administered by the Prime Minister of India and other Union Ministers, uses the national emblem in its logo, uses ‘.gov’ internet domain which is restricted to govt entities, and yet claims that it is neither related to the Govt of India and nor is it controlled by it. “PM CARES Fund has been an independent and seperate entity from the Union of India that has been collecting and disbursing funds for several Covid-19 related activities including for the development of vaccines. PM CARES Fund has not declared its accounts and has rejected RTI enquiries into the same on the grounds that it is not a public authority,” the plea states. In May 2020, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) refused to divulge information about PM CARES FUNDS in response to an RTI application. It stated that the Fund is not a ‘public authority’ under Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. The decision was subsequently affirmed by the Appellate Authority of PMO. The Supreme Court also observed that there is no occasion for audit of PM CARES Fund by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India as it is a public charitable trust.Tags#Supreme Court Suo Moto COVID-19 Case PM Cares Fund Saket Gokhale Essential Supplies Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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West Virginia’s attorney general alleges Catholic Church allowed abusive priests to teach in schools

first_imgdiego_cervo/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Catholic diocese allowed priests to serve in the West Virginia community and work in their schools in spite of known histories of sexual abuse, according to newly filed court documents.The Attorney General of West Virginia announced on Tuesday that his office filed a civil complaint against the diocese and the bishop over the lack of transparency and their decisions to allow predators in their schools.The complaint says that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston “engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices by failing to disclose to consumers of its educational and recreational services that it employed priests and laity who have sexually abused children, including an admitted abuser who the Diocese nevertheless allowed to work in a Catholic elementary school.”The Diocese did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.This legal action comes during a time of turmoil for the Catholic Church, both in the U.S. and abroad.Investigations into clerical sexual abuse are underway in Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as with the Archdiocese of Anchorage in Alaska. Spokespersons for several other state attorneys general offices told ABC News that their offices were reviewing options and considering taking similar actions.Leaders from more than 100 countries and regions met in the Vatican last month to discuss the abuse epidemic.The complaint filed Tuesday by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is asking for the diocese to permanently ban the practice of hiring and not disclosing the sexual abuse allegations of employees — which is in violation of the state’s business practices — and demands restitution, among other penalties.The complaint names two priests and one lay person, and references another priest, who is does not named; all of whom were allegedly employed by the diocese in spite of accusations of sexual abuse or misconduct against them.The complaint highlights the case of Victor Frobas, a priest who was credibly accused of sexually abusing a child when he was staffed in Philadelphia in 1962.He then moved to the West Virginia diocese in 1965, the year after the complaint about the abuse was made to the Philadelphia diocese.The complaint charges that Frobas “was moved frequently due to suspicions of and sometimes allegations of sexual abuse of children” with the Diocese’s direction.While employed by the diocese, Frobas faced multiple subsequent allegations of abuse, took leaves of absence and received treatment at facilities known for dealing with pedophilia, according to the complaint. He left the West Virginia diocese in 1983, but moved on to work in St. Louis and later pleaded guilty to charges of inappropriate contact, leading to a five year prison term before he died in 1993, the complaint read.The complaint identifies another priest, Father Patrick Condron, who allegedly “groomed” a student for years.According to allegations made by the student years later, in 1995, Condron groomed him “beginning with long embraces, passing through kissing and culminating in an attempt at genital sexual intercourse,” the complaint charges.Condron admitted the allegations, received treatment, was allowed back into active ministry and later allowed to work at Wheeling Catholic Elementary School, according to the court documents.The complaint also cites an unnamed priest from another diocese, who on his application form in 2002, wrote that he had been accused of sexually abusing a child in 1979. He was still hired, according to the complaint.“The Diocese had the opportunity to thoroughly vet this priest after being put on notice to do so, yet, it failed to adequately investigate this priest’s background before hiring him,” the complaint read.The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), the country’s oldest and largest support group for survivors of clergy abuse, released a statement praising Morrisey for “bringing these egregious oversights into the light.”“We hope that this move by A.G. Morrisey will prod other law enforcement officials to think outside the box, but will also encourage survivors, witnesses, and whistle blowers in West Virginia to come forward and report to police,” SNAP said in a statement Tuesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Grayson Murphy Named 1st Team All-American

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEUGENE, Ore.-Saturday, the Utah track and field’s sole competitor on the final day of competition at the NCAA Track and Field championships earned All-American honors.Utes star 3000-meter steeplechase competitor Grayson Murphy became a first-team All-American after placing sixth in the event in a time of 9:48.80.This is just a fraction behind her personal-best time of 9:48.57 she ran in the event during Thursday’s semifinals competition.Utes head coach Kyle Kepler expressed his approval of her performance, citing that she gave it her all during Saturday’s final despite not feeling well.Murphy, a native of Salt Lake City who never ran track before her collegiate career commenced, leaves the Utes’ program as a five-time All-American between plaudits won in cross country and indoor track and field as well as outdoor track and field.After transferring from Santa Clara, Murphy has competed in every NCAA national competition for the Utes since becoming eligible.Murphy began her collegiate athletic career as a soccer player at Division III Sweet Briar before enrolling at Santa Clara to compete in track and field for the Broncos from 2014-16. Tags: 3000-meter steeplechase/Grayson Murphy/Santa Clara/Sweet Briar/Utah Track and Field Brad James June 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local Grayson Murphy Named 1st Team All-American Written bylast_img read more

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Winning Kentucky Derby jockey says lane-interference violation was right call

first_imgMay 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Winning Kentucky Derby jockey says lane-interference violation was right call FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAndy Lyons/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The fastest two minutes in sports turned into the longest 22 minutes of waiting for an official result after an objection call by two jockeys caused the stewards to overturn the initial decision and crown Country House the Kentucky Derby champion.For the first time in the race’s 145-year history, the horse that crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs was disqualified for interference.Flavien Prat, the jockey of the 65-to-1 long shot, spoke to Good Morning America about the incident from Saturday’s race.“I made an objection because when I made my move around the [final] turn I thought I was pushed out from the inside and so as we crossed the finish line and I pulled up my horse, I was waiting to see if there was any inquiry because I thought it was a pretty wide movement,” Prat explained. “And nothing happened — so I decided the steward should take a look at it.”“Another rider actually did the same as I did and they decided that it didn’t interfere enough with me, but he [Maximum Security] actually caused a lot of damage with other horses, so I think that’s why they changed the results,” he said.Kentucky Horse Racing Commission chief steward Barbara Borden said the riders of Long Range Toddy and Country House both lodged objections against the champion horse and argued he should be disqualified.ESPN horse racing expert and host of “In The Gate” podcast Barry Abrams explained to ABC News that during the final turn, the undefeated favorite, Maximum Security, shifted to his right, out of his lane, and interfered with a nearby horse. Barry Abrams, host/producer of ESPN’s “In The Gate” podcast, appears on ABC’s World News Tonight to help explain the disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. https://t.co/IcxqU3K4Op— Barry Abrams (@BAbramsVoice) May 5, 2019“There was clearly interference here,” he said. “If there is any interference that in any way affects the outcome the offending horse has to be taken down.”“Maximum Security’s rear heels come very close if not actually clipping the front heels of War of Will,” he added.Prat, 26, said he has been on the other side of a disqualification in his career.“It happened to me before [when] my horse or I did something wrong and I got a DQ [disqualification] for that so, you know, it’s part of the ruling and you’ve got to accept that,” he said.Prat’s agent, Derek Lawson, who has been in horse racing for over 30 years, told GMA he did not think the move by Maximum Security or his mount Luis Saez was intentional “at all.”“I believe that the horse may have been spooked by the loud noise from the crowd. He actually was switching leads and he might have just f—– up. But there was no intention, negative intention by the rider,” he said.Country House became the second-biggest long shot ever to win in the run for the roses.Lawson also said this controversial ruling was ultimately good for the sport. “Well it shows that the sport is well governed by the racing officials, that they made a very tough decision and in one of the largest and the biggest race in the United States,” he said. “It shows that we can step up and make tough decisions in races that affect the outcome.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundlast_img read more

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ARB Midstream commissions new crude oil gathering system in DJ Basin

first_img Image: ARB Midstream has commissioned crude oil gathering system in DJ Basin. Photo: courtesy of PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay. US-based oil and gas company ARB Midstream has announced the start-up of its expanded crude oil gathering system in the DJ Basin located in northeastern Colorado, US.The company’s crude oil gathering system consists of more than 402km of pipeline, with over 625,000 b/d of planned and existing throughput capacity and 600,000 barrels of storage covering the heart of the DJ Basin.The expansion of the ARB Midstream pipeline system is financed by Ball Ventures through its energy division, BV Natural Resources.Details of the crude oil gathering expansionDJ South Gathering, a subsidiary of ARB Midstream is presently involved with the construction of three large-diameter transmission lines.One of the transmission lines, the Badger Pipeline started receiving crude oil in October. The pipeline carries production from southwestern Weld County and delivers into 300,000 barrels of dedicated crude oil storage at Platteville, the main crude oil hub within the basin.The DJS system also consists of the 220,000 b/d Matador pipeline, Bennet Station, the 150,000 b/d bi-directional Freedom pipeline and the Platteville storage and distribution network, within the DJS system, of which Matador is expected to begin service in late 2019.The Badger transmission line is the first and only line that links Platteville to the southern region of the DJ.The Bennett Station provides truck and gathered barrel origination into Matador. Freedom pipeline is the bi-directional, large-diameter transmission line that will connect Platteville and Lucerne West, which is the delivery point of ARB’s existing Platte River Gathering System in the northern DJ.Based in Denver, ARB is a  privately held crude oil gatherer in the DJ Basin, with more than 250,000 dedicated acres supported by long term, fixed-fee contracts.In December last year, ARB partnered with Vitol to acquire Red River, a fully integrated midstream company. The pipeline system was renamed the Texoma Crude Oil Pipeline System, which includes nearly 700 miles (1,126km) of active crude oil pipelines, over 950,000 barrels of working storage, and 25 truck injection stations servicing North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. The expansion of the project is financed by Ball Ventures through its energy division, BV Natural Resourceslast_img read more