‘The Just City’: GSD forum to celebrate publication

first_imgCities are many things. Among their least appealing aspects, cities are frequently characterized by concentrations of insecurity and exploitation. Cities have also long represented promises of opportunity and liberation. Public decision-making in contemporary cities is full of conflict, and principles of justice are rarely the explicit basis for the resolution of disputes. If today’s cities are full of injustices and unrealized promises, how would a Just City function? Is a Just City merely a utopia, or does it have practical relevance? This book engages with the growing debate around these questions.The notion of the Just City emerges from philosophical discussions about what justice is combined with the intellectual history of utopias and ideal cities. The contributors to this volume, including Susan Fainstein, David Harvey and Margit Mayer articulate a conception of the Just City and then examine it from differing angles, ranging from Marxist thought to communicative theory. The arguments both develop the concept of a Just City and question it, as well as suggesting alternatives for future expansion. Explorations of the concept in practice include case studies primarily from U.S. cities, but also from Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.The authors find that a forthright call for justice in all aspects of city life, putting the question of what a Just City should be on the agenda of urban reform, can be a practical approach to solving questions of urban policy. This synthesis is provocative in a globalised world and the contributing authors bridge the gap between theoretical conceptualizations of urban justice and the reality of planning and building cities. The notion of the Just City is an empowering framework for contemporary urban actors to improve the quality of urban life and Searching for the Just City is a seminal read for practitioners, professionals, students, researchers and anyone interested in what urban futures should aim to achieve.Published by Cornell University Press, the book is being celebrated at a forum titled The Just City, to be held on Friday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Portico 123, Gund Hall (48 Quincy Street).  The forum particpiants will include Susan Fainstein (GSD), Alan Altshuler (GSD/KSG), Diane Davis (MIT), Jane Mansbridge (KSG), and moderator Jerold Kayden (GSD).last_img read more

Students receive mobile tickets for football games

first_imgThis year, student season ticket holders received their tickets in emailed PDF-form, allowing them to access the tickets on mobile devices and making the distribution process more efficient, assistant athletics director for ticketing and technology Rob Kelly said.“For those who came back on campus at the end of the summer and beginning of the fall semester, to pick up your tickets, you’d have to wait in line,” Kelly said. “If you were a freshman, you’d have to wait in a very long line because you were not only picking up a student booklet, but you were also paying for it at the same time.”The weather during last year’s ticket distribution also played a role in the decision to issue mobile tickets, Kelly said.“Last year, students were out in the heat, sweating,” he said. “We were out there handing out bottles of water, the heat was so bad.”Kelly said an evaluation of the student ticketing process revealed an opportunity to streamline the sale and distribution of tickets.“[The evaluation] gave us the opportunity to really improve that process, and I think we gave some of that time back to freshmen during their first couple days of classes,” he said. “It also saved the rest of the student body a trip to the ticket office.”Mobile tickets also allow students to carry fewer items on game days, Kelly said.“When everybody has their phone on game day, now this is one less thing to worry about,” he said. “You don’t have to worry about leaving them in your dorm. If you’ve got your phone, you’ve got them with you.”The switch to mobile tickets is a response to the wider use of technology, Kelly said, since “mobile is the future.”“More and more students are living off of their phone, [so] this just made great sense,” he said. “We’ve taken from the challenge from our administration to be more technologically capable, to really change with the time where we can while still honoring tradition.”A growing number of schools, including the University of Michigan, are experimenting with mobile ticketing, said Kelly.“Last year, Michigan was one of just a handful, maybe 10 or 12 schools, that went mobile for their student body,” he said. “There’s something like 40 or more schools that are doing mobile ticketing, and we’re in that cohort now.”Kelly said students who still wish to have memorabilia from the 2014 football season will be able to order a commemorative ticket sheet at the end of the season.“We know tickets can be a very emotional experience for people, and that they can hold a lot of meaning and value even beyond the event,” he said. “So we received some feedback from a few individuals who put a high value on being able to have that ticket booklet and keep it as part of a collection. We did consider this in advance, and while we didn’t think it actually made sense to create a replica ticket booklet, we will provide for students to elect to receive a commemorative ticket sheet. It has the beautiful design of all the real iconic images of Notre Dame football and the University of Notre Dame on it.”Kelly said the use of the mobile tickets went smoothly this past weekend for the football game against Rice.“I think there’s always a learning curve. I think it’s fair to say that it was slightly slower,” he said. “I’m confident that’s going to go away the farther we get into the season, as everybody gets more familiar with the process, ushers and students alike.”Kelly said for future games, the ushers will be more rigorous about asking students to keep their phones out as they enter the seating sections after the gate.“When people get their tickets scanned at the gate, their natural inclination is to put your phone to sleep and stick your phone in your pocket,” he said. “I think that led to some challenges as people got to their seating section, it was a little more difficult to validate that you were in the section you were supposed to be in, unless the usher was actually asking to see your ticket.”Notre Dame students and fans can expect to see mobile tickets for other sports as well, Kelly said.“We’re learning a lot from this experience, and we’re really excited about the opportunity of potentially offering mobile as an option for other ticket holders, and if not in football, certainly in our other sports,” he said.Tags: football, Football tickets, season ticketslast_img read more

Jamestown Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting At Parked Car Full Of People

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – Police have made an arrest following a shooting last week near the corner of Newland and Forest Avenues.Jamestown Police say Chris L. Freeney, 49, of Jamestown, turned himself into police on Monday after officers issued a warrant for his arrest.It is alleged that following a dispute between several people last Thursday, Freeney pulled out a gun and fired into a parked car where several people were seated.Officers said none of the occupants were injured in the shooting and that the entire incident was captured on Jamestown Public Safety Camera  located at the corner of Forest and Newland Avenues. Investigators said they were able to positively identify the shooter as Freeney and then issued the warrant for his arrest.Freeney is charged with first-degree menacing and is in city jail awaiting arraignment.Police say the investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected.last_img read more

Winners Emerge

first_imgThe best of Georgia 4-H shined in Atlanta Aug. 12-14 as 50 state project winnersemerged from the competition of State 4-H Congress.The state winners will represent Georgia at the 1996 National 4-H Congress Nov. 28-Dec.4 in Memphis, Tenn.”State Congress is our opportunity to showcase some of the most outstanding youngpeople participating in the 4-H program,” said Roger C. “Bo” Ryles, statedirector of 4-H for the University of Georgia Extension Service. “It’s the crownjewel for 4-H.”The 257 4-H’ers in the 54th annual State Congress each won earlier county and districtcompetitions. They prepared illustrated talks on what they learned in their project areas.They also submitted portfolios of project work and were interviewed about theiractivities.”It’s incredible that, given all a teenager has going on these days, these youngpeople still come and go through all that to compete in 4-H,” Ryles said.Starting in 1904 as a 150-member boys’ corn club, 4-H now has 186,000 members inGeorgia and 5.5 million nationwide. They compete in projects ranging from poultry tophotography, electronics and environmental science.The 1996 state winners, listed by counties with their project areas and sponsors:Barrow: Adam Boldin, wood science, Georgia Development Authority.Bulloch: Ben Lee, agriculture, Georgia Agribusiness Council.Butts: William Fletcher III, citizenship, Community Bankers Association.Calhoun: Yvonne Bradley, food preservation and safety, Savannah Foods and Industries.Clayton: Erica Wilson, arts and crafts, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association.Coffee: Christopher Phillips, performing arts (instrumental), Six Flags Over Georgia.Colquitt: Toby Palmer, entomology, Georgia Pest Control Association.Cook: Amanda Newbern, clothing and textiles, Apparel Education Foundation.Crawford: David Barbee, environmental science, Transco Energy.Crisp: Jim Phillips, performing arts (general), Six Flags Over Georgia.Effingham: Bradley Rahn, shooting sports, Georgia 4-H Foundation; and Ginger Smith,consumer education, Atlanta Gas Light.Elbert: Jennifer Poon, sports, White Water.Evans: Sarah Elizabeth Aliffi, bread, White Lily Foods; and Darci Marie Daniel, health,Egleston Children’s Hospital.Floyd: Angie Gooch, dairy foods, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Forsyth: Megan Ditmore, achievement, Community Bankers Association.Gordon: Amelia Munro, flowers, shrubs and lawns, Georgia Development Authority.Gwinnett: Dan Eberhart, resource management, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Hall: Holli Briggs, outdoor recreation project, White Water; and Mitzi Pepper,veterinary science, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.Harris: Lori Starling, safety, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Houston: Bryant Bledsoe, plant and soil science, Georgia Plant Food Education Society.Jackson: Carol Spruill, horse, Gold Kist.Johnson: Caleb Pool, swine, Georgia Pork Producers.Lee: Sommer Statham, food and nutrition, General Mills.Lowndes: Brett Bailey, general recreation, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association;Michael Black, computer, Georgia Power; and Kevin Howell, food fare, Savannah Foods andIndustries.Madison: Joseph Brubaker, dog care and training, Georgia Veterinary MedicalAssociation.Marion: Melissa McGlaun, food for fitness, Savannah Foods and Industries.Monroe: Katherine Doster, beef, Winn-Dixie and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.Morgan: Adam Verner, poultry, Georgia Poultry Federation.Newton: Olivia Lott, performing arts (vocal), Six Flags Over Georgia; and Terri Kimble,communications, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Oconee: Julie Mills, leadership, Community Bankers Association.Pickens: Cory DeBord, conservation of natural resources, Georgia Water Wise Council;Matthew Pittman, wildlife, Georgia Power; Joe Young, forestry, Union Camp Corporation.Pulaski: Karen Coffey, public speaking, Georgia Farm Credit Associations.Rockdale: Kim Johnson, human development, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Stephens: Cristi Hare, fashion revue, Georgia 4-H Foundation; Tim Stephens,electric/electronics, Georgia Electric Membership Corporation.Tift: Beth Bland, housing and home furnishings, Georgia Manufactured HousingAssociation.Treutlen: Jamey Toler, photography, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Union: Andrea Brown, sheep, Georgia State Fair and Georgia Department of Agriculture.Upson: Yukubu Carriker, food funds, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Walton: Scott Stephens, petroleum power, Chevron USA.Wheeler: John Clark, fruits, vegetables and nuts, Griffin Corporation.Wilkes: Frank Jackson III, sheep and dairy, Georgia State Fair and Georgia Departmentof Agriculture.last_img read more

Developers say Polish solar market is set to expand quickly in coming decade

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:After growing more than six-fold over the last two years, Poland’s solar energy market is only getting started as European climate goals force the country to speed up its exit from coal, a leading photovoltaic developer said.Photovoltaic power is set to dominate the country’s energy mix by 2040, according to the government’s prediction that sees the capacity growing to as much as 16 gigawatts by then from 2.5 gigawatt now.As ambitious as this goal appears, Poland’s target is “extremely conservative” and could be achieved 10 years earlier than envisaged, according to Deividas Varabauskas, the chief executive officer of Lithuania-based Sun Investment Group.Varabauskas said Poland’s PV market has potential for robust growth over the next two decades or longer as the expanding economy requires more energy at the same time as coal is phased out. Furthermore, solar projects are seeing increased interest from state-run power groups, which seek to transform themselves away from the dirty fossil fuel.This year, Poland overtook France to become the fourth-largest solar market in Europe, after Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. As the coal-reliant nation fell even more behind the bloc’s climate push over the last five years, it’s now making a U-turn in its clean energy effort, promoting photovoltaic, wind and biogas capacity. The share of coal is set to drop to just 11% in 2040 from 70% now, the government predicts.With the “massive change of heart” by banks toward PV financing in Poland that happened over the last two years, the company [Sun Investment Group] expects that as much as 400 megawatts of its projects could be commissioned by the end of 2022. The EU policy toward coal and rising cost of burning fossil fuels will also be a boon for renewables.[Maciej Martewicz]More: Solar energy boom gains momentum in Europe’s coal heartland Developers say Polish solar market is set to expand quickly in coming decadelast_img read more

Burke Wins Outdoor Leadership Award

first_imgSarah Harper Burke received the Leadership Award from the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition this week at the Outdoor Industry trade show.  Working for the Nantahala Outdoor Center and the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Burke played a pivotal role in growing recreation in the Southeast. Her career in the outdoor industry has spanned two decades and has included work with Zoar Outdoor and Osprey Packs.She served on the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition board of directors from 2010 to 2014, where she worked with other top women in her field and gain a more global view of management in the outdoor, bike and ski industries.Sarah and her husband, David, live in Colorado and enjoy the surrounding desert and mountain activities in the four corners area. She takes pride in encouraging, mentoring, and engaging young women in business.last_img read more

Flooding, standing water forces school delays

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Greensburg Community Schools are on a two hour delay due to reports of flooding. The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department is evaluating reports of standing water and is expected to provide an update soon.Added to the list at 7:40 a.m.St. Marys School in GreensburgGood Shepherd Christian AcademyNorth & South Decatur County Community Schoolslast_img

Californians pace pre-entries for IMCA’s Duel In The Desert

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 10) – A caravan of California drivers will be headed to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the IMCA Duel In The Desert.Ninety-three Golden State competitors are among the 286 pre-entries for the Nov. 12-15 special, to be held on the half-mile Dirt Track at LVMS. In all, 205 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified drivers from 24 states and three Canadian provinces, and 81 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod drivers from 18 states and one province are early entries for the 17th annual special. Modifieds race for $7,777 to win and a minimum of $777 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot qualifying event on Saturday, Nov. 15. Two preliminary features Thurs­day, Nov. 13 and on Friday, Nov. 14 each pay $777 to win. Saturday’s top prize for the SportMods is $1,777. Those divisions will compete in the same races with their existing 2014 rules; qualifying features on Thursday and Friday pay $500 to win.The Modified entry list now includes 61 drivers from California, 17 from Arizona, a dozen from Colorado, 11 each from Iowa and North Dakota, 10 each from Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming, eight from Kansas, seven from Texas, six from Nebraska, four each from Idaho, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington, three from Montana, two from Oklahoma and one each from Arkansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Two more will tow from British Columbia, two from Alberta and one from Saskatchewan. Thirty-two Californians are in the SportMod field, along with eight drivers from New Mexico, six from Iowa, five each from North Dakota and Texas, four each from Colorado and Kansas, three from Arizona, two each from Oregon, Minnesota and South Dakota, one each from Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming, and one more from Alberta. Tech inspection begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at 8 a.m. Thursday and at noon Friday and Satur­day.More information is availa­ble by calling 702 632-8213 and at the www.LVMS.com/dirt/racers web­site.Pre-entered Modified drivers now include:Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif.; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Chad An­dersen, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; Jess Anderson, Gillette, Wyo.; Shawn Anderson, Minot, N.D.; Paris Archie, Sparks; Chad Ayers, Tucson, Ariz.; Sher­man Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Jason Beau­lieu, Campbell River, B.C.; and Bert Beech, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Scott Bintz, Jamestown, N.D.; Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; Chris Brown, Abilene, Texas; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Chuck Buchanan, Helper, Utah; Bryan Burnes, Lemoore, Calif.; and Tom Canniff, Susanville, Calif.;Joe Carr, Petaluma, Calif.; Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif.; Robbie Chiles, Hooper, Colo.; Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; Duane Cleveland, Plumas Lake, Calif.; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa; Mike Corning, Burnsville, Minn.; Ryan Daves, Bakersfield, Calif.; Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M.; Mark Davis, Ventura, Calif.; and Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.;Heath Denney, West Jor­dan, Utah; Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb.; Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; Cole Dick, Ramona, Calif.; Steve Dixon, Smethport, Pa.; Jake Donnelly, Rigby, Idaho; Ja­son Don­nelly, Rigby, Idaho; Rick Durica, Las Vegas; Justin Dyke, Jamul, Calif.; and P.J. Dyke, Jamul, Calif.;Don Earven, Globe, Ariz.; Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.; Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa; Rick Fi­erro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; John Flory, Williston, N.D.; Brian Foote, Essex, Iowa; Troy Foulger, Oak­ley, Calif.; Joey Franklin, Las Vegas; Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; and Garrett Funk, Phoe­nix, Ariz.;Scott Gatson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; Christy Georges, El Paso, Texas; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; Royce Goetz, Dayton; Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; Billy Griffin, Buena Park, Calif.; and Greg Gustus, Brighton, Colo.; Mike Ha­gen, Williston, N.D.; Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Michael Hale, West Valley City, Utah; Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah; John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; Kenny Hawkins, Globe, Ariz.; Stewart Hayward, Calgary, Alb.; Kyle Heck­man, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bob Heffer, Swift Current, Sask.; and Ryan Heger, Hugoton, Kan.;Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; Zach Hensley, Green River, Wyo.; Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; Robert Higgins, Portola, Calif.; Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; Jake Holland, Calpine, Ca­lif.; Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif.; Stephen Hopf, Gilroy, Calif.; Rich Horibe, Pahrump, Nev.; and Bobby Horton, Yuma, Ariz.; Wyatt Howard, Price, Utah; Darrell Hughes, Manteca, Calif.; Jeff Hunter, Commerce City, Colo.; Robert Ire­land, Forest Grove, Ore.; Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Raymond Keldsen, Aromas, Calif.; Nevin Kennemore, Susanville, Calif.; Wade Kennemore, Janesville, Calif.; Kurt Kile, Nich­ols, Iowa; and Tony Kinkade Jr., Pahrump;Quentin Kinzley, Bismarck, N.D.; Kenny Kirkpat­rick, Nipomo, Calif.; Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; Rusty Kollman, Carrington, N.D.; Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; Danny Lauer, Nipomo, Calif.; Scott Lenz, Eagle Point, Ore.; Brian Levander, Grand Island, Neb.; David Lindsay, Pierce, Colo.; and Mitch Machado, Rohnert Park, Calif.;Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Dustin Massey, Olivehurst, Calif.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Troy McElroy, Shady Grove, Ore.; Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas; Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jeff Mead, Watsonville, Calif.; Matthew Meinecke, Ma­drid, Iowa; and Travis Metz, Blackfoot, Idaho;Joe Miller, Grantsville, Utah; Matt Mitchell, Vancouver, Wash.; Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; Troy Morris Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.; Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; Josh Muller, Elma, Wash.; Matt Mur­phy, Susanville, Calif.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; Mark Murray, Delta, Utah; and Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa;Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; Vince Ogle, Lubbock, Texas; Mike O’Patik, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Travis Panko, Stevensville, Mont.; Richard Papenhausen, Chico, Calif.; Donald Parker, Las Ve­gas; Jeremy Payne, Nixa, Mo.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; David Pedersen, Brady, Neb.; and Travis Peery, Williston, N.D.;Jim Perkins, Williams, Ariz.; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; David Peterson, Grantsville, Utah; Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont.; Tom Pur­cell, Carson City; Chris Quinn, St. Helens, Ore.; and Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.;Anthony Restad, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Jesse Rich­ter, Great Bend, Kan.; Doug Rivera, Yuma, Ariz.; Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz.; Don Robertson Jr., Casper, Wyo.; Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif.; Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz.; Kyle Rohleder, WaKeeney, Kan.; Karl Rose, Merced, Calif.; and Ronnie Roy, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Brian Ruhlman, Clark Lake, Mich.; Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Cory Sample, Winnemucca; Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jerry Schram of Vancouver, Wash.; Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz.; Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas; Brad Shelton, Fort Mor­gan, Colo.; and Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.;Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.; Steve Simpson Jr., King­man, Ariz.; Kelly Smith, Roosevelt, Utah; Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa; Rick Span­gler, Grand Junc­tion, Colo.; Jeff Stafford Jr., New River, Ariz.; Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Tony Steward, Bozeman, Mont.; and Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Clark Tenney, Scappoose, Ore.; Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; and Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Mike Villanueva, Atwater, Calif.; Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; Nate Warren, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mark Wauge, Jacksonville, Ore.; James Webster, Queen Creek, Ariz.; Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla.; R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.; Jesse Williamson of Coburg, Ore.; Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; Kyle Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; and Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; Larry Wise, Bakersfield, Calif.; Fred Wojtek, Blackwell, Texas;Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; Cory Wray, Jamesport, Mo.; Kevin Wright, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Bryan Wulfenstein, Pahrump; Joey Yantis, Bakersfield, Calif.; Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.; and Jeremy Zorn, Russell, Kan. SportMod drivers pre-entered are: Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas; Jesse Baldwin, Farmington, N.M.; Ricky Baldwin, Aztec, N.M.; Michael Black, Taft, Calif.; Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; Cody Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif.; Erin Burns, Aurora, Colo.; Sean Callens, Brawley, Calif.; and James Cecil, Bakersfield, Calif.;Benjamin Chukuske, Sherburn, Minn.; Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, Minn.; Zach Cranford, Las Vegas; Chuck Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Ca­lif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Randy Eitel, Farmington, N.M.; Tyler Fain, Abilene, Texas; and Merl Fitzpatrick, Brooks, Alb.; Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Tyler Frye, Belle­ville, Kan.; Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz.; Jason George of Phoenix, Ariz.; Kruz Griffith, Taft, Calif.; Kyle Griffith, Taft, Calif.; Jor­dan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; and Brian Heard, Hobbs, N.M.; Shane Helton, Artesia, N.M.; Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M.; Jeff Hooker, Minot, N.D.; Jesse Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Jeramy Hughes, Farmington, N.M.; Jimmy Jenkins, Lamar, Colo.; Garrett Jernagen, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Brenda Kirby, Torrance, Calif.; and Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D.;Ryan Larimer, Merced, Calif.; Erik Laudenschlager, Surrey, N.D.; Matt Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tina McGowan, Bakers­field, Calif.; Alexander Mead, Watsonville, Calif.; Mike Medel, Medford, Ore.; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Dustin Morgan, Williston, N.D.; Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz.; and Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo.; Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; Thomas Nel­son Jr., Aurora, Colo.; Marissa Odgers, Mariposa, Calif.; Ronald Pegues, Brawley, Calif.; Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa; Randy Porter, Hutchinson, Kan.; Bentley Pywell, Palco, Kan.; Chad Reichenbach, Bakersfield, Calif.; John Reid, Loving, N.M.; and Loni Richardson, Paris, Texas; Alan Riley, Florence, Mont.; Shawn Rit­ter, Keystone, Iowa; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Chipita Rowley, Roosevelt, Utah; Randy Rudolf, Norwalk, Iowa; Chad Ruhlman, Bemus Point, N.Y.; Aus­tin Rus­kauff, Santa Maria, Calif.; Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas; and Brad Sheridan, Groton, S.D.;Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; Nick Sylvester, Bakersfield, Calif.; Darren Thomas, Atwa­ter, Calif.; Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa; Brandon Toftee, Webster City, Iowa; Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif.; Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas; Sam Wieben, Dysart, Iowa; and Ryan Wolla of Tioga, N.D.last_img read more

Rodgers shifts focus from Suarez

“Being at this club is a huge privilege and whatever comes with that – pressure or the challenges – I will accept.” With Suarez suspended fellow striker Daniel Sturridge’s recovery from an ankle injury is more than timely. When the ban kicked in towards the end of last season Sturridge showed he could fill the void left by a striker who contributed 30 goals last term by scoring six in his last four appearances. An ankle injury on England duty restricted his pre-season work and while he may only currently be around 80 per cent fit Rodgers is convinced a fully-firing Sturridge can be one of the Premier League’s top performers. “He has worked tirelessly with the medical crew and while he’s not 100 per cent fit yet I think Daniel is a player who at 70-80 per cent he will be right up there as one of the top strikers,” he said. “If he remains fit and churns out the games and scores and creates goals while working hard I think England will have one of the top strikers for sure.” Sturridge arrived at Anfield as a £12million January signing and despite questions being asked about his ability to cope at the highest level, having not really succeeded at either Chelsea nor Manchester City before that, he scored 12 goals in 15 appearances. Rodgers believes those few months will have done wonders for the striker. “Every player, and in particular strikers, feed on confidence and it is a huge part of the game and he is a player who feels really settled now,” he added. “That January to the end of the season was an adaptation to this club and the expectations that surround it and he is fully up to speed with that now. “It is now about fine-tuning his fitness but even at this stage he looks very strong. “But there is not just pressure on Daniel to score goals, it is throughout the team. “You can’t just have the focus on one man – although of course that is the job when you are paid to score and create goals – but for me he is a real outstanding talent. “He has all the tools to be a leading marksman at this level and we are hoping with a full season here with us he can go and showcase the qualities he has.” The summer has been dominated by the Uruguay international’s repeated utterances about wanting to leave but after two failed bids by Arsenal, the second a controversial £40,000,001, and a dip in performance the the 26-year-old has been made to train on his own. Rodgers will undoubtedly have to have private conversations with Suarez after he returns from international duty in Japan but he is determined not to add any more to what has been a highly-public affair. Press Association And with the striker suspended for the first six matches of the campaign as his 10-game ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic is carried over the manager intends to keep the focus on football. “My only concentration is the players who are available. Purely out of respect to them and the work which has been going on I only want to talk about them,” said the Reds boss. “So much has been written and said about Luis over the last few months the standpoint from the club and myself has not changed. “I won’t be speaking any more about Luis Suarez until he is available. “There is nothing to be said that hasn’t already been said. I am sure people are fed up of listening about it and reading about it.” Rodgers’ stance – along with that of the club after principal owner John Henry vowed not to sell Suarez to a rival – has been praised during such a testing period but he insists dealing with such issues comes with the territory. “You meet many different challenges as manager and when you are at one of the biggest club sin the world there is a lot more profile involved,” he said. “For me it is always about dealing with people and I have always tried to do that in an open and honest way. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is determined to draw a line under the Luis Suarez saga and insists until the banned striker is available for selection again he will not talk about him. read more

Peter Schmeichel slams Manchester United for handling of David de Gea saga

first_img The Spaniard has not played for United this season because he has lost focus due to Madrid’s interest in him, according to manager Louis van Gaal. And Schmeichel admits the situation is far from ideal. “I’m very thankful for what he has done for Manchester United and I would not hold anything against him if he moves on, but I want the situation resolved because it’s an absolute joke that it has carried on into the season,” the former United goalkeeper told the BBC. “A club like Manchester United, being in a transition period, needed to be ready for the season with every issue resolved and not having two or three still hanging out there but hopefully it gets resolved now. “I would love David de Gea to commit to Manchester United and sign a new five-year contract. He has been absolutely outstanding in the last two seasons. “But I also understand when Real Madrid – who are from his home town – when they come calling, of course you want to go back there. “I want to know – is he with us or someone else? And if he is with someone else I want the manager to have the opportunity to go out and buy another goalkeeper.” Press Association Real Madrid have been chasing De Gea all summer, but with five days of the transfer window left, the goalkeeper remains at Old Trafford. United insist they will not sell De Gea to Madrid unless they receive a fee of over £32.6million for the 24-year-old, who has just one year left on his contract. center_img Peter Schmeichel believes it is “an absolute joke” that Manchester United did not sort out the future of David de Gea before the start of the season.last_img read more