This Week Is Wildland Fire Prevention And Preparedness Week

first_imgGovernor Dunleavy, in a Tuesday statement: “As we witnessed last year and in previous years, wildfires pose a dangerous and costly threat to communities, infrastructure and natural resources in Alaska. Mother Nature starts enough wildfires in Alaska each summer with lightning; she doesn’t need any help from us.” Those concerns prompted the Division of Forestry to impose a burn permit suspension for much of the state on May 1, to reduce the risk of human-caused fires. The Governor urged Alaskans to adhere to the burn permit suspension, which prohibits the use of burn barrels, open debris burning, and lawn burning. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is adding an extra layer of uncertainty for this wildland firefighting season. Alaska has historically relied heavily on assistance fromLower 48 firefighting personnel to help contain wildfires, importing more than 5,000 last year. But the ongoing health crisis has brought travel restrictions and quarantine requirements that will likely reduce the number of resources available from the Lower 48.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With the state’s second-worst wildland fire season looming large in Alaskans’ memories, Governor Mike Dunleavy has proclaimed Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week to help reduce the risk of a replay this summer.The Governor, along with fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry, is urging Alaskans to take personal responsibility for helping prevent human-caused wildfires this summer, to prevent a repeat of fires that consumed nearly 2.6 million acres of land, and destroyed almost 60 homes last year.last_img read more

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Vandy rape trial juror pressed about being rape victim

first_imgBrandon Vandenburg, and Cory Batey.Brandon Vandenburg, and Cory Batey.Defense attorneys for two former Vanderbilt University football players convicted of rape say a juror heard 104 questions during jury selection that should have prompted him to disclose he was a victim of statutory rape as a teen.But the juror did not say anything.The attorneys say the man’s silence shows he tried to get onto the jury that found Brandon Vandenburg, who turned 22 on Monday, and Cory Batey, 21, guilty of raping an unconscious student in a dorm. They say he was biased, and the jury’s verdict in January after a 12-day trial should be thrown out.Nashville Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins heard more than four hours of testimony and arguments related to mistrial motions on Monday. He said he expected to rule on the motions next week.The juror testified on Monday, saying he did not reveal the case when asked in jury selection if he knew victims of sexual assault because he did not consider himself a victim. He said he was 16 and consented to the relationship with a man who was seven or eight years older, and his parents pressed for the case to be prosecuted.7 questions about Vanderbilt rape case mistrial requestsProsecutors called another juror to testify to argue that the verdict should stand. That juror, Vanderbilt University doctor Geoffrey Fleming, said the disputed juror did not use his personal experience to try and influence others during deliberations.Assistant District Attorney Roger Moore also pointed out differences in the two cases, calling the juror’s relationship consensual while the Vanderbilt incident a “gang rape.”A Hendersonville police detective who investigated the juror’s original case testified, confirming that the juror was reluctant to cooperate in the case.The juror also said he did not think about that relationship, calling it “inconsequential” in his life, until after trial. The Tennessean does not name victims of sexual assault.Defense attorneys presented evidence trying to show that he couldn’t have simply forgotten about such a major incident: The juror went through 18 months of therapy after the breakup, the family installed a security system at their home after the older man made threats and the juror himself underwent a medical evaluation known as a “rape kit.”Defense seeks mistrial in Vanderbilt rape caseRandall Reagan, one of Vandenburg’s attorneys, questioned why the juror would not think of such a significant event during jury selection.“None of this crossed your mind?” he began.“No sir,” the juror replied.“Not the 18 months, the year and a half of counseling, that didn’t cross your mind?”“No sir.”“Not the talk about Our Kids (a child advocacy center) where you had been evaluated, that didn’t cross your mind?”“No sir.”“The 23 instances where you had sex with Mr. Swift (the defendant), a man more than four years older than you when you were under 16, that never crossed your mind?”Vanderbilt rape trial attorneys question juror’s past“No sir.”“Have you had any kind of treatment for this memory disorder that you have?” Reagan asked, prompting a swift objection from prosecutors and chuckles from those gathered in the courtroom.Batey’s and Vandenburg’s family members filled several rows of the courtroom Monday. Vandenburg and Batey are being held in jail pending outcome of the mistrial request and appeared in court in orange Davidson County jail uniforms.Worrick Robinson, Batey’s attorney, said documents such as police reports contradict the juror’s statements that he did not consider himself a victim. He said the juror dodged attorneys’ questions during jury selection and during Monday’s hearing, spinning his story in his favor.“He’s deceitful and he’s manipulative,” Robinson said.Reach Stacey Barchenger at 615-726-8968 or on Twitter @sbarchenger. Former Vanderbilt University football players Brandon Vandenburg, left, and Cory Batey, middle, appeared in court today with their defense attorneys to ask for a mistrial after learning that a juror did not disclose during jury selection he was a victim in a statutory rape case in Sumner County in 2000. The hearing was heard in front of Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins on Monday, June 15, 2015, in Nashville.Former Vanderbilt University football players Brandon Vandenburg, left, and Cory Batey, middle, appeared in court today with their defense attorneys to ask for a mistrial after learning that a juror did not disclose during jury selection he was a victim in a statutory rape case in Sumner County in 2000. The hearing was heard in front of Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins on Monday, June 15, 2015, in Nashville.last_img read more

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Two Auburn walk-ons rewarded with scholarships

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:34d79be5247db947f1eb4dfb Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-187201-4424071817001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Gus Malzahn will serve as head coach in his third A-Day game on SaturdayGus Malzahn will serve as head coach in his third A-Day game on SaturdayAUBURN — Two Auburn walk-on football players were rewarded with a scholarships for the 2015 season just a day before classes started. Sophomore defensive back Michael Sherwood and sophomore defensive lineman Aaron Garrison were awarded scholarships by the Auburn coaching staff before the end of the final preseason camp practice on Sunday.  Sherwood, a sophomore, was the leading tackler in 2015 A-Day spring game with seven but has only seen action in one game (2014 vs. Samford) in his career.Sherwood, nicknamed ‘Dirty Mike’, has been an inspirational figure in the Auburn locker room after being an unheralded walk-on from Riverdale, Ga. New Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and linebackers coach Tavaris Robinson both raved about Sherwood’s energy in preseason camp, a 168-pound cornerback, could help the team in special teams this season.“I was surprised (and) I think the whole team was surprised, because I think he’s just a redshirt sophomore and that’s one of the earliest I’ve seen a player get a scholarship in this program since I’ve been here,” Auburn linebacker Justin Garrett said. “He gets out there on special teams, scout team, they put him the defense and he knows everything. He’s a tremendous worker. I’d take my shirt off my back for Dirty Mike. I just love him.”Auburn senior defensive back Josh Holsey, Sherwood’s former high school teammate at Creekside High School in the metro Atlanta area, partially explained the ‘Dirty Mike’ nickname that he carried with him to the Auburn campus.I know one of our (high school) coaches called him Dirty Mike at his first practice,” Holsey said. “I think he came with some dirty cleats, dirty socks, and dirty shorts. He was like, ‘You look like a Dirty Mike’ (and) he just stuck with Dirty Mike all through high school. Once he got here, everybody started calling him Dirty Mike. He’s just carrying it over now. They call him Dirty Mike and people crack jokes on him about that, but he comes to work every day and doesn’t expect any handouts.”Garrison, a sophomore 278-pound defensive end, played in six games last season mostly on special teams and has been named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll each of his first two seasons on campus.“Both of them are just excellent young men,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said. “Both of them have sacrificed a lot and really helped our team in other ways, so we were really happy to make that happen. Those guys earned it.” Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

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Dujon says history will keep Test cricket alive

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Legendary former West Indies wicketkeeper Jeff Dujon, has dismissed speculation over the death of Test cricket, contending the longest format of the game possessed too much history to ever disappear.While he conceded that Twenty20 cricket was more popular and served as a great revenue-earner, he insisted the format would never hold the prestige Test cricket did.“Test cricket is never going to die. Other forms of the game have got more and more popular but no books are going to be written about the individuals who played T20 cricket,” Dujon told the Gleaner newspaper here.“There is really very little history. So I think Test cricket will go on, and I don’t think there is any danger of it dying out. There is too much tradition.”He added: “The other forms of the game, basically, exist because of the money they generate. So Test cricket is going to be around because no books are really going to be written on T20 or 50 overs, for that matter.”Test cricket’s appeal has declined in recent years, with broadcasters and audiences preferring the excitement of the made-for-television shortest format.As a result, various domestic leagues have popped up across the globe, with the Indian Premier League, Australia’s Big Bash and the Caribbean Premier League among the most popular tournaments.Recently, New Zealand batting star Brendon McCullum predicted the death of Test cricket, arguing cricket’s evolution would soon see players being owned by franchises, which would be reluctant to release them to play Tests.Dujon said, however, respective national governing bodies for the sport needed to ensure this development did not occur.“Franchises controlling players is really going to be up to the governing body of those countries,” the Jamaican pointed out.“If they allow it, that is going to be a mistake. Just think – no more Ashes, something that is a great tradition. Other series have also become great traditions, especially when many of the top teams go to England and Australia.“Test cricket will always have its historical value, and even though it has faded, it is not going to die.”Once kings of the longest format, West Indies have taken a plunge over the last two decades and now lie at a historic low of ninth in the ICC rankings.Also gone are the large crowds which once supported the regional side and Dujon said until there was an upturn in the Windies results, the crowds would stay away.“Most of the Caribbean support is based on spectator-ship. It’s a function of winning,” he explained.“So until West Indies start winning again, I don’t think any marketing ploy can change that (decline in support). It’s about winning, and for the people, it’s about the power of expectation.“So if people have expectations of winning, they will go. If not, they will not go.”Dujon played 81 Tests between 1981 and 1991, scoring 3 322 runs and recording 267 catches and five stumpings.last_img read more

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Player is trying to ‘captivate’ Guardiola and earn sport at Manchester…

first_imgLabelled by David Villa ‘the best player in MLS’, the 20-year-old had an important part in the club’s campaign this season, starting most of the games, despite a problem with his ankle which left him out for a while.Now El Nacional claims that the player hopes to start 2019 playing for Pep Guardiola, as his contract with New York City is expiring on the last day of the year.The newspaper says that Herrera has been ‘attracting Pep Guardiola’s attention’, as he was in a process of observation during this spell, and he now wants to ‘captivate’ the manager.Embed from Getty ImagesIt all sounds a bit like a dream for the midfielder, as El Nacional mentions that he ‘took pictures with all Manchester City players’ and those kind of things.But now it should be up to Guardiola to decide if Herrera joins Manchester City’s squad or is loaned out once again.Given his age, there’s still a lot of time to develop.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoBleuBloom.com9 Best Foods To Eat For Long And Healthy HairBleuBloom.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoManuka FeedThis is What Happens to Your Body if You Eat Ginger Every DayManuka FeedUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombatUndo Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional brings today a story about the Manchester City loanee Yangel Herrera, who spent 2018 on loan at New York City FC.last_img read more

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Midyear football signing day updates

first_imgWednesday is national signing day for junior-college football transfers who are enrolling midyear at NCAA Division I schools. It’s an especially busy day for the University of Louisville, which is expected to sign at least five juco players. Plus, it has announced the midyear addition of a high school senior. The University of Kentucky is in the final three for three-star junior-college defensive tackle Maurice Swain. This file will updated as any news occurs.3:40: U of L’s biggest remaining juco target on this day, four-star cornerback Rasul Douglas, tweeted that he’s committed to West Virginia. The Cards had been in his final three, along with the Mountaineers and Rutgers. It’s not a terribly surprising decision as WKU was thought to be well-positioned for Douglas for some time, although he did enjoy a recent official trip to U of L. He visited Rutgers last week.Douglas is a first-team NJCAA All-American out of Nassau Community College in New York. He would have been U of L’s highest-ranked juco transfer.WVU here I come — Underrated Sul (@rd20_era) December 17, 20142:55: Big Louisville recruiting news not related to the midyear signing day: The Cards have picked up a commitment from Prattville (Ala.) High offensive tackle Kenny Thomas, who has a been key target at that position of need. He’ll be a traditional February signee. Read a little more about him here, and I’ll try to update that story later.1:59: Had to take a break to cover Damien Harris at the Paul Hornung Award luncheon, but Eastern Arizona running back Tim Cook texted to say he has signed with Louisville. That would leave just Khalil Hunter for Louisville, as well as a Rasul Douglas decision.12:10: Offensive tackle Justin Sandifer of Hinds (Miss.) CC texted that he won’t be signing anywhere today because he still must complete an online course. Sandifer, who visited U of L last weekend, wants to play at Louisville but can’t sign with U of L until he finishes the coursework necessary to enroll midyear.He said he believes he’ll finish his course in three weeks, which would be soon enough to still get in at U of L. He said the Cardinals have told him they can’t accept him after Jan. 7. Sandifer (6-5, 315 pounds), who is rated the nation’s No. 106 junior-college player and No. 17 tackle by 247Sports.com.If Sandifer can get in at U of L, he would figure to be a candidate to play in 2015 as U of L looks to replace tackle Jamon Brown11:58: UK high school commitment Kengera Daniel (6-6, 250) tweeted that he has signed his paperwork to be an early enrollee in Lexington. He’s a three-star defensive end from Raleigh, N.C., who committed in early October.#official#BBNpic.twitter.com/vRwE6nDO77— Kengera Daniel (@WYWH_Daniel22) December 17, 201411:47: U of L tweeted that it’s received a letter of intent from Fresno (Calif.) City running back Jeremy Smith, who committed on Monday night.Smith, a big back at 6-1, 225 pounds, rushed for 1,735 yards and 17 touchdowns and led all California juco rushers with a 157-yard per game average this season. Khalil Hunter and Tim Cook are U of L’s only two juco commits we’re still waiting on.Let’s make it #4! #CardNation please welcome from Fresno City College, stud running back, Jeremy Smith!— LouisvilleFootball (@ULFBRecruiting) December 17, 201411:22: One storyline for today – and the coming days – will be if U of L signs Hinds (Miss.) CC offensive tackle Justin Sandifer. Sandifer officially visited Louisville last weekend, and it seems certain that he would sign with the Cards if they have an offer for him to do so. I haven’t been counting him as a commitment at this point.Sandifer did not answer a text message today asking about his plans.10:45: UK missed on its big target of the day.Three-star Mississippi Gulf Coast defensive tackle Maurice Swain is signing with Auburn, he announced. Swain visited UK last weekend. He also considered Mississippi State, which landed his teammate, top offensive lineman Martinas Rankin.And after… MGCCC DL Maurice Swain chooses #Auburn. @SunHerald#SigningDay#HailState#UKhttp://t.co/EUckTwBHHc— Patrick Ochs (@PatrickOchs) December 17, 201410:41: Lakota West High near Cincinnati recognized UK offensive line commit George Asafo-Adjei on Wednesday morning as a midyear signee. That’s been Asafo-Adjei’s plan since he committed to UK over the summer. UK has not officially announced any midyear additions, but probably will sometime soon.Lakota West linebacker C.J. Stalker also has signed to enroll early at Virginia. He was a target of UK and U of L before he pledged to the Cavaliers.Congratulations to our 2 winter enrollees George Asafo-Adjei (UK) and CJ Stalker (UVa) – Best of luck and #WestPride! pic.twitter.com/IQgL0m66wO— Lakota West Football (@LWHSFootball) December 17, 201410:29: U of L has announced that it did receive that letter of intent from Drew Bailey.#3 is official! #CardNation please welcome the versatile D-lineman, Drew Bailey from Pearl River CC! @Drew_Foreal— LouisvilleFootball (@ULFBRecruiting) December 17, 201410:23: Remember Michael Mathis, UK fans? The defensive back was committed to the Cats for a long time in the 2014 class but never signed with UK out of Kilgore College in Texas.Well, he has signed this morning with Kansas, where’s been committed for several months.Mathis is rated the No. 103 juco player nationally by 247Sports.com.9:53: As was mentioned a little earlier, U of L target Rasul Douglas made the NJCAA All-America first team on Tuesday. U of L commitment Khalil Hunter, an offensive lineman from Eastern Arizona College, made the second team. Hunter and teammate/running back Tim Cook are expected to sign with Louisville at some point today.9:46: Unsurprisingly, East Mississippi Community College four-star offensive tackle Jamal Danley has signed with Oklahoma, where he’s been committed. U of L invited him for an official visit this past weekend and was hoping he would flip before signing day.9:39: Here’s a more formal announcement of Alexander’s signing by U of L football’s Twitter account.The Cards will play the Belk Bowl on Dec. 30 in Alexander’s hometown.Cards sign CB Jaire Alexander from Rocky River HS in Charlotte, N.C. @CoachPetrinoULpic.twitter.com/Eih874vg66— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December 17, 20149:35: Pearl River (Miss.) College defensive lineman Drew Bailey, who committed to Louisville on Sunday night, tweeted that he’s signed his letter of intent to the Cards.Bailey (6-4, 280), No. 61 in 247’s juco rankings, can play both tackle and end and will compete to replace B.J. Dubose on the Cards’ on defensive line. He had 10 sacks this past season.Just signed my LOI Time to fax off the goods let’s get it #BirdGang#L1C4 pic.twitter.com/4vSKR8thcz— DREW BAILEY 6’5 © (@Drew_Foreal) December 17, 20149:32: Perhaps U of L’s top target today is four-star cornerback Rasul Douglas of Nassau (N.Y.) College. He’s down to the Cardinals, West Virginia and Rutgers. Douglas is rated the No. 26 junior-college player by 247Sports.com and was named an NJCAA first-team All-American on Tuesday night. He’s not set a specific time to announce his pick, but it’ll come today.Good morning World — Underrated Sul (@rd20_era) December 17, 20149:26: UK’s top juco target on this day is Swain, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound player for Mississippi Gulf Coast College. He’s down to UK, where he visited this past weekend, Auburn and Mississippi State, and he’s supposed to announce his decision about about 10:30 a.m. EST. Auburn has been seen as the team to beat, although UK and Mississippi State probably offer a bigger opportunity to start right away.Swain’s Twitter account is@SwainEra90. He’s rated the No. 40 juco by 247Sports.com.8:35: U of L’s official recruiting Twitter account has announced a couple additions to the team. Three-star wide receiver Paul Harris of Iowa Western College has sent his paperwork in to the Cardinals.Harris, a 6-foot-3, 206-pound player from Maryland, was a four-star recruit out of high school who played his freshman year at Tennessee. He transferred to Iowa Western after the 2013 season, then sat out this year while recovering from a leg injury. He could have returned midseason, but U of L coach Bobby Petrino, having already accepted his commitment and guaranteed his scholarship advised him not to.Here’s a story on Harris that ran in today’s paper. He figures to be an important recruit for Petrino, who will lose five senior receivers, including DeVante Parker after this season.#2 in the bag! #CardNation please welcome WR Paul Harris from Iowa Western CC! @HollaAtchGwolla— LouisvilleFootball (@ULFBRecruiting) December 17, 2014Before the announcement about Harris, U of L announced that it has received midyear enrollment paperwork from three-star Charlotte cornerback Jaire Alexander. Alexander committed to U of L on Dec. 7 following his official visit to campus, switching a commitment from South Carolina. He’s the second high school player the Cards have announced as a midyear enrollee; they welcomed four-star multipurpose back/slot receiver Traveon Samuel several weeks ago.#CardNation please welcome the newest Cardinal to the family! Lockdown Corner Jaire Alexander from Rocky River HS! #Cards15@No_pariah— LouisvilleFootball (@ULFBRecruiting) December 17, 2014last_img read more

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Man City player ‘very supportive of women’s football’ – Offered to…

first_imgManchester City fans who follow our coverage of the Chilean media are probably aware of how big Claudio Bravo is in his home country. Even though the national team has big stars such as Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez, the goalkeeper shares the spotlight with them.For the past year, we’ve covered several stories about his controversial return to La Roja, since he had issues in the squad which put him in the headlines for months.With everything sorted now, Bravo is back to being a national team hero, and his support for women’s football is doing the rounds in the Chilean media.Outlet En Cancha managed to make an interview with Romina Parraguirre about the women’s national team, and as usual the support from big figures has been a topic in the conversation.Embed from Getty ImagesIt was directly asked if men like Claudio Bravo could help the fight to get more attention, and she explained he’s actually been in touch with her.“Yes, we had a conversation with him, and he did support us, he was very supportive of women’s football,” Parraguirre told En Cancha.“What he was saying is that he can be the voice, but he doesn’t have the financial backing to support all of women’s football.”Speaking of the biggest problems for women’s football in Chile, she said: “Everything is on a theme of culture. I was working in Australia in a private school doing football classes, where the girls start playing at 4 years old. There were mixed teams, where the culture feels that football is not only for men. “In other countries they invest in women’s football, they invest in teams and by investing you are going to have better fields, you are going to have better training, where the players are going to be better and there you are going to be able to give a show where people see that this it’s good, where there is a good show. This is not happening here because it’s not invested. Big companies and teams don’t think this is a business.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia我們現正尋找希望使用市面上最新幾乎隱形的助聽器的香港試用者。限50歲以上*聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Changed To Help SMEs During Covid-19CNN with DBS BankUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題UndoStrategyCombatPlay this Game for 1 Minute and see why everyone is addictedStrategyCombatUndoEveryday KoalaThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayEveryday KoalaUndolast_img read more

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Covid-19 has significantly affected the career of rallycross driver Jānis Baumanis

first_imgThe World Championship 2020 season will start this weekend with two stages on the Heljes track in Sweden.“Unfortunately, I will not be competing in Heljes this weekend. I will be replaced by Matīss Ekstrems. I wish the KYB Team JC good luck in the first two stages of the season,” Baumanis writes in a statement.In turn, the motor sports portal “F1.lv” reports that Baumanis’ participation in the following stages is under question. The Covid-19 pandemic affected Baumanis’ career as a motorist.“As a result, I will not be able to spend the full season of the World Rallycross Championship. forward is very difficult, “the portal quotes Bauman as saying.One week later, two more stages will take place in Finland, but on September 19 and 20, two stages will take place in Latvia. Next, stages are planned in Belgium, Portugal, Spain and Germany.Baumanis joined KYB Team JC at the end of March. Initially, the pilots were already completed for the 2020 season, but KYB Team JC was allowed to start in the championship with the consent of the other teams and the International Automobile Federation (FIA).Last season, Baumanis finished in the top three in Norway and Canada, but he was sixth overall. The Latvian was among the six finalists in five stages.For the previous three seasons, Baumanis represented the STARD team, but before that he rode in the “Austria” team for one year.Baumanis is the 2015 European Champion and the 2014 bronze medalist in the “Super 1600” class. In 2016, he spent the first full season of the planet in the SuperCar Championship.Others are currently reading “A lot had to be said …” – Raimonds Vazdika returns to his parents’ house PHOTO: Inese Šlesere celebrates her anniversary with a glamorous girls’ party “It’s a miracle that’s happening!” – Madara Repše cries out of touch for human goodlast_img read more

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The video collected 101 million views in the first 24 hours…

first_imgHow fast can YouTube accrue 100 million video views? This weekend, it turned out that the first 24 hours were enough. That is, if you are a band that has enough fans. YouTube has confirmed to Variety that the new Dynamite music video from the South Korean pop group BTS has set a record for the most views on the day of its release.The Dynamite video clip received exactly 101.1 million views in the first 24 hours, which no video in YouTube’s history has ever achieved. The previous record was 86.3 million views on the day of publication and was again held by a video clip from a Korean band, only different – Blackpink. And to make matters worse, Dynamite set another record. The video was watched by 3 million people at the same time – also a meta that no premiere content on YouTube has yet reached. Korean pop has been rolling the server’s statistics for a long time, with almost all record views from recent months held by South Korean musicians. Publishers there often use it in marketing and brag about where it goes. The clip for the song Dynamite could hypothetically help that it is the first video of the band BTS, which was released in English. In any case, he still has a long way to go if he wants to surpass the most watched video in YouTube history, which remains the song Despacito with 6.9 billion views.last_img read more

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Funeral services are Thursday for Brandon Smith

first_imgQUASQUETON, Iowa – Brandon J. Smith, 25, of Quasqueton died Saturday, May 31 at his home as a result of an accident in his shop. Services for Smith are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5 at Orchard Hill Reformed Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Richardson Funeral Service and also for one hour prior to services at the church. Richardson Funeral Service is assisting the family. Smith was born Nov. 1, 1988 in Waterloo, the son of Scott and Amy Smith. He graduated from Northern University High School in 2007 and was a truck driver with Martin Brothers Distributing. Brandon was an avid race fan who started racing go-karts at a young age and went on to race Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods at Marshalltown, Independence and Vinton. He enjoyed spending his free time with family and friends and could often be found working in his garage.In addition to his parents, of Cedar Falls, he is survived by his fiancé, Stephanie King of Quasqueton; son, Carver King, and a baby on the way; three brothers, Nate (Mikaela) Smith of Cedar Falls, T.J. McClain of Evergreen, Colo., and Andy McClain of Cedar Falls; a sister, Anna Smith of Evergreen, Colo.; maternal grandmother, Angeline Ormord of Cedar Falls; grandparents, John and Shirley Dumer of Cedar Falls; and a niece, Kloee Smith.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Dale and Esther Smith and maternal grandfather Arthur Ormord.Memorials may be directed to the family.last_img read more

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