Virus measures, slashed numbers make for safest ever haj

first_imgThis year’s downsized haj may prove to be the safest ever despite the ever-present threat posed by the novel coronavirus.In past years pilgrims have faced a host of viral illnesses, with some falling sick, but a raft of measures are in place for the relatively modest number allowed to attend this year.The haj is usually attended by upwards of two million Muslims, who converge on the Saudi city Mecca for one of the world’s biggest annual gatherings. That poses enormous health and logistical challenges.In the past, pilgrims returning home have developed respiratory diseases after mingling with large crowds and staying in cramped pilgrim camps where social distancing was unheard of.Kuwaiti worshipper Alia al-Dulaimi told AFP she suffered a severe cough for three months after performing the pilgrimage in 2003.”I couldn’t even get close to the Kaaba at the time because of how many people were there,” she said.  ‘Real opportunity’Saudi officials had initially said just 1,000 pilgrims residing in the kingdom would be permitted to participate, but local media reports say as many as 10,000 will join in.Some 70 percent of the pilgrims are foreigners residing in the kingdom, while the rest are Saudis, authorities said.In March, Riyadh suspended the year-round umrah pilgrimage, as the number of global coronavirus cases continued to climb.The kingdom has so far recorded more than 270,000 coronavirus cases, the largest toll among the Arab Gulf states.”This year’s haj was a good opportunity for the Saudi authorities to learn about the effects and importance of wearing a mask in curbing the spread of diseases among pilgrims,” infectious diseases doctor Ghanem al-Hujailan told AFP.Topics : The Kaaba is a large cube-shaped structure in the centre of Mecca’s Grand Mosque towards which Muslims around the world pray.”I wish I was in Mecca this year to see the new health measures,” Dulaimi said. Sterilized pebbles This year, for the first time in modern history, Saudi officials have drastically restricted the number of pilgrims allowed to participate and enforced strict new health measures.Just 10,000 Muslims, all resident in the kingdom, are being allowed to perform the haj — 0.4 percent of last year’s 2.5 million attendees from across the globe.But despite the pandemic, many pilgrims said they felt safer joining a limited number of fellow faithful for the haj as the risk of both infection and logistical upsets was limited.A stampede in 2015 that killed up to 2,300 worshippers was one of a series of deadly incidents that had sparked criticism of how the pilgrimage was managed.But the scene on Wednesday was a vast contrast to that: mask-clad pilgrims performed the “tawaf”, a ritual walk around the Kaaba, in small groups, following carefully spaced routes marked on the white marble floor.Workers continuously cleaned and disinfected the holy site on Wednesday, in uniforms resembling those of hospital staff.Pilgrims had to undergo COVID-19 tests before arriving in Mecca and will be required to quarantine afterwards.Attendees were given elaborate amenity kits that included sterilized pebbles for the ritual Stoning of the Devil, disinfectant, masks and a prayer rug, according to the haj ministry.Several health facilities, mobile clinics and ambulances were on hand, the ministry added, available to pilgrims who were required to wear masks and maintain social distance.Asif Ahmed, a professor at Britain’s Aston Medical School, declared this year’s haj “safe” because of the preventative measures.”The focus is to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, and that seems to be working,” he told AFP. “We will know for sure in a month or so.”last_img read more

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Man in Lampung allegedly stabs wife for refusing polygamy

first_imgThe Trimurjo Police in Lampung have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing his wife after she refused to allow him to live a polygamous lifestyle by marrying another woman. The suspect, a resident of Tempuran village in Trimurjo district, Central Lampung regency, was arrested by the police on Thursday, Trimurjo Police officer Adj. Comr. Kurmen Rubianto said as reported by tribunnews.com. During the arrest, the police confiscated a cleaver and a sarong as evidence.The arrest occurred following a report to the police from the victim’s relatives on Monday. Topics : The wife reportedly suffered wounds to her leg. She was admitted to a local hospital for treatment.Read also: Lampung man allegedly murders own baby after wife refuses to have sex with himKurmen said the police charged the suspect under Article 44 of the 2004 Domestic Violence Law, which carries a maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment.The suspect claimed that he attacked his wife because she refused to allow him to remarry and instead asked for a divorce.“I was disappointed that she asked for a divorce. I don’t want to divorce her,” he said. (mfp)last_img read more

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Research on corporate climate action an ‘urgent challenge to investors’

first_imgAdam Matthews, co-chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative“The fact only one in eight of the highest-emitting firms are responding at anywhere near the pace required is an urgent challenge to investors,” he added.“Investors themselves need to adopt an emergency footing otherwise the window to secure the change we need will be gone.”‘The central issue’The study looked at the quality of companies’ management or governance in relation to climate change, such as whether they have a formal policy commitment to act on climate change or publish their emissions, as well as their “carbon performance”.Carbon performance refers to companies’ current and expected future GHG emissions and how these compare with targets and pledges made as part of the Paris Agreement on climate change.According to the report, one of the research’s implications for investors, in particular with respect to engagement with companies, was that although management quality was important, it was a “necessary but insufficient condition for ensuring that future carbon performance is aligned with the Paris Agreement”.“Carbon performance is the central issue for investors concerned about climate change”State of the Transition report, 2019Investors should focus their attention on carbon performance, which was “the central issue for investors concerned about climate change” and “the key measure of corporate climate action”. The TPI’s report comes a week after the UK government revealed it expected UK listed companies and large asset owners to report on climate change risk by 2022, and that this could become mandatory.Faith Ward, chief responsible investment officer at Brunel Pension Partnership and TPI co-chair with Matthews, said the TPI research’s finding that 25% of high-emitters did not report their emissions was “putting investors in a Catch 22”.“The UK is one of several countries moving to make climate risk reporting by asset owners mandatory, yet without emissions data from a quarter of the high emitting companies that request will be impossible to deliver,” she said.Ward is co-chair of the TPI on behalf of the Environment Agency Pension Fund, which is part of Brunel, one of the UK’s eight local authority pension asset pools.The study was carried out by TPI’s academic partner, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. New asset owner-backed research on high-emitting companies’ behaviour with regard to climate change has prompted calls for investors to step up engagement with industry and focus their attention on companies’ emissions rather than their management systems and processes.According to the research, out of a sample of 160 companies, only one in eight companies is cutting its carbon emissions at the rate required to keep global warming below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Sixteen per cent are aligned with a 2°C benchmark.Other findings, based on a larger sample of 274 companies, include that almost half (46%) are failing to adequately integrate climate change into their business decisions, and 25% do not report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.The research was carried out for Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), a $14trn (€12trn) asset-owner led initiative whose stated mission is “to empower and equip investors to navigate the complexities of the transition to a low carbon economy”. Adam Matthews, co-chair of TPI and director of ethics and engagement at Church of England Pensions Board, said the study showed “many more investors [need] to engage with big-emitters across all sectors of the economy to ensure companies are setting emissions targets consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement”.last_img read more

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Brisbane man’s shock discovery of a gold mine in his backyard

first_imgSeller Anthony Doolin stumbled across this entrance to the gold mine on his property.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoAfter some research, Mr Doolin discovered the mine was one of many in the area.“There was a lot of mining at the turn of the century and in those hills there are quite a few little mines,” Mr Doolin said.“It’s about six metres deep and the old ironbark is still intact.”Although Mr Doolin was tempted to find out if there really was “gold in them thar hills”, he never got around to it, getting his mum to sell the property for him.The house has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a four car garage.$5 villas set for newest millionaireHome fit for Harry and MeghanThough he had initially wanted about $300,000 more than he paid for the property, it eventually sold $1.35m last week — the same price he had paid three years ago.His mother Jane Doolin said it had been a difficult task trying to price the property.“People seem to move in there and not sell very often (but) it was a damn good investment block because they had commercial sheds that could be rented out,” Ms Doolin said.Follow Paige Carfrae on TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:59Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAnti-dream home Preston01:59 A lookout was cleared above the mine shaft – perfect for picnics.A BRISBANE man got the shock of his life after discovering a gold mine in his suburban backyard.It was certainly not in the fine print that he was sitting on a gold mine when he took over the property located just 20km from the Brisbane CBD, according to Anthony Doolin.He was out exploring his 16.5 hectares of land when he literally stumbled upon the mine shaft.Mr Doolin had 16.1 hectares to explore.“We weren’t told about it, we just found it there one day,” Mr Doolin said.“I nearly fell over, I just pictured Indiana Jones and underground railroads.”Brisbane beats Sydney, Melbourne: Expert Record Brisbane block sold for ‘Sydney price’last_img read more

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Resort-style home in Annandale is a family favourite

first_img5 Neale Court, Annandale, is on the market.WHEN Alna Kotzee first laid eyes on 5 Neale Court, Annandale, she knew she had found the perfect home for her family of five.Having moved to Townsville from Johannesburg, South Africa, just over three years ago, she said she quickly “fell in love” with the property.“We bought the house without my husband, Frederick, ever laying eyes on it,” the mother-of-three said. The outdoor entertaining area.“Being a large family, we needed space and this house provided enough bedrooms so each girl could have her own room, and they shared two bathrooms between the three of them which made for less fighting. It was just the perfect home for us as a family.”Married for 22 years, Mr and Mrs Kotzee and their daughters, 18-year-old triplets, are looking forward to their next adventure as a family.“It is time to move on; the girls have finished school and my husband and I are moving south to be closer to their universities,” Mrs Kotzee said. The large living room.,The property is set for an online auction on Tuesday at 6pm.With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the house is set up for family living, according to Keyes & Co Property director, Damien Keyes.“It could suit either a family with younger children as well as teenagers as there is more than 400sq m under roof, so there is plenty of space,” he said. The house has been big enough to accomodate a family of five comfortably.Built about 10 years ago and set across 1286sq m of land, the residence comes with an expansive outdoor entertaining space that overlooks the resort-style in-ground concrete pool. Here the Kotzee family have shared in many memorable occasions that will last them a lifetime, including celebrating their triplets’ 18th birthdays.“It was the perfect venue; thank goodness for understanding neighbours,” Mrs Kotzee said.“We just loved seeing the kids having friends over and enjoying the pool and patio.” The exterior of the house towards the entrance.Back inside, the clever use of glass draws light inside, with an atrium-style living space made to feel all the more spacious thanks to an opulent cathedral ceiling.“It gives an open and airy feeling and almost a sense that you could be at a luxury resort,” Mr Keyes said.“If you have been dreaming of making the upgrade to that forever home, then you simply can’t go past this beautiful home.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Set across two distinct wings, the property’s configuration is also something Mr Keyes believes will be of interest to buyers. To the right of the property, the living and entertaining areas, including a large kitchen, are accessible via a galley. One of the bathrooms.“I love to cook and bake and the big, open-plan kitchen meant that I wasn’t isolated from the family whilst cooking,” Mrs Kotzee said, with a double oven allowing her to cook and bake simultaneously.The main bedroom is located in this wing, and features a full-length wardrobe, airconditioning and a deluxe ensuite with double vanity, separate toilet and double shower.To the left of the property are a further three bedrooms, study and bathroom, with the Kotzees having added an outdoor shower that can be accessed internally and via the pool area. The property is set for an online auction on Tuesday at 6pm.“It gives pool users the option of using the bathroom without having to run through the house in their wet swimmers,” Mrs Kotzee said, having also added airconditioning to the laundry, which she described as a Townsville “necessity”.Located in Annandale, Mr Keyes said the fact 5 Neale Court was a relatively young home, positioned in an older part of the suburb, would be a key selling point.“Annandale is famous for its convenience with plenty of quality schooling and also shopping centres,” he said, with a Stockland shopping precinct located nearby.“There are many different price points spread throughout the suburb giving home buyers plenty of options from your first home right up to your dream home, which is part of the reason that Annandale has stood the test of time as a popular suburb, and still remains right at the top of many homebuyers’ shopping lists.”last_img read more

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Venezuela’s Rojas sets new indoor women’s triple jump world record

first_img Read Also: Federer targets Wimbledon after knee surgery blow She is also a two-time world indoor champion having captured gold in 2016 in Portland and 2018 in Birmingham. Rojas had to settle for silver, however, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio behind Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Following a third foul in round five, Rojas, coached by Cuba’s former world and Olympic champion Ivan Pedrosa, succeeded on her sixth and final attempt of the evening. Her Cuban training partner Liadagmis Povea was second on Friday with 14.52m with Portugal’s Patricia Mamona in third place with a best of 14.28m. Rojas captured the world outdoor title in London in 2017, a first for Venezuela with 14.91m and backed it up with a successful defence in Doha last year with 15.37m. Promoted ContentEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Story Of The Small Italy Windows In The Walls Is Rather Grim6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone Loading… Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas on Friday set a new indoor women’s triple jump world record of 15.43m at a meeting in Madrid. The 24-year-old world champion bettered the previous world record of 15.36m set by Russia’s Tatyana Lebedeva in Budapest in March 2004. Welcome home: Yulimar Rojas arrives home after winning the 2019 world title Rojas’s new mark also left her just seven centimetres short of the outdoor world record of 15.50m set by Ukraine’s Inessa Kravets at Gothenburg back in 1995. “Tokyo is not far away,” Rojas told Spanish television channel TVE in reference to the 2020 Olympic Games. “We will continue to train and stay focused.” “I am very proud. I don’t believe it, it seemed so easy to me, it is indescribable, a huge emotion. “I was looking for the record since the first jump, but it fell on the last jump. When I go home I will cry, because that’s what all athletes want.” On Friday, the world champion opened with a foul but then registered 14.65m in round two. After another foul in round three, she sailed out to 15.29m in round four, breaking her own South American indoor record and moving to second on the world indoor all-time list.last_img read more

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NBA: Doncic sets Mavs’ triple double record, red-hot Bucks roll over Pacers

first_img Elsewhere, reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 29 points and 12 rebounds as the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks captured the season series from Indiana with a 119-100 win over the Pacers. Khris Middleton scored eight of his 20 points in a third-quarter run that gave them the victory and helped the Bucks rebound from a 105-89 loss to Miami two nights earlier. “We just tried to get back on track,” Antetokounmpo said. “We didn’t just lose – we played bad against Miami – and I think everybody in this locker room wanted to play ball and just get back on track and get a win.” TJ Warren had a team-high 18 points for Indiana, which had a four-game winning streak stopped. Antetokounmpo made all seven of his free throws, as the Bucks sank 20 baskets from the free throw line compared to just nine for the Pacers. Donte DiVincenzo finished with 19 points, Eric Bledsoe had 16 to go with a team-high seven assists for the Bucks, who have beaten Indiana three times this season and won seven out of their last eight games. A back-and-forth first half saw the Bucks open the game on a 33-11 run. But the Pacers answered with a run of their own to get within 58-56 at halftime. Loading… Read Also: NBA warns players over interactions with fans Milwaukee used a 26-9 third-quarter surge to turn a one-point game into an 89-71 lead. Middleton had a pair of three-pointers in the decisive burst. Antetokounmpo, Wesley Matthews and Brook Lopez added one apiece, and Bledsoe chipped in with a three-point play. The Pacers never made a game of it after that. The Bucks also outscored Indiana 39-21 on three-pointers while outshooting the Pacers 45.7 percent overall to 43.3 percent. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 NBA: Doncic sets Mavs’ triple-double record while red-hot Bucks roll over Pacers https://t.co/vK0xbCyQEa #nba pic.twitter.com/BbCoVyC91l— US Sports News (@RMNews2019) March 5, 2020 Luka Doncic had a record-setting 30-point triple double as the Dallas Mavericks held off Zion Williamson’s New Orleans Pelicans 127-123 in overtime on Wednesday. Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson are two of the hottest properties in the NBA The score was tied three times in the extra session before Doncic drained a clutch three pointer with 70 seconds left to make it 121-118 in a thrilling matchup that featured two of the league’s brightest young stars in Doncic and Zion Williamson. Doncic finished with 34 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists, while Pelicans rising star Williamson scored 21 points in 35 minutes of playing time in the first back-to-back games of his NBA career. But Williamson couldn’t match the heroics of the 21-year-old Doncic, who broke the Mavs’ career triple double record with his 22nd overall. The Slovenian did it in just his 122nd career game. Doncic also became the youngest player in NBA history to record a game with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. Doncic sprained his right thumb. He had it checked by team doctors and afterwards said it felt good. After the game, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry got upset with New Orleans reporters asking whether the 19-year-old Williamson can handle playing back-to-back games. “He’s fine. We worry about him too fricking much. He’s 19-years old, he’s fine,” Gentry said as he walked away from the media scrum. “Physically I felt fine,” said Williamson. Seth Curry added 21 points, Tim Hardaway scored 18 and Delon Wright had 10 for the Mavericks, who improved to 6-3 in the past nine games. Brandon Ingram scored 27 before fouling out, Lonzo Bell had 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans, who lost their third straight. Jrue Holiday had 19 points, Frank Jackson scored 12, and Derrick Favors added 10 points and 14 rebounds in the loss. – Bucks rebound – Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks finished with game highs of 29 points and 12 rebounds against Indiana Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t Knowlast_img read more

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111 villages poised to get ‘drug-cleared’ status

first_img* activeinvolvement of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials in anti-drugactivities According toDirector Alex Tablate of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region6, lead agency of the committee, some applicant barangays failed to meet theparameters set by the Dangerous Drugs Board, particularly the requirement onthe rehabilitation of drug surrenderers. * absence ofclandestine drug laboratories, warehouses, marijuana cultivation sites Of the 111barangays, 57 were from the provinces of Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Capiz,Aklan, Antique, and Bacolod City; 38 were from the province of Iloilo (out of49 applicant barangays); and 16 from Iloilo City (out of 119 applicantbarangays). * no drugtransit or transshipment activity Otherparameters that barangays must meet to achieve a drug-cleared status are: Regarding the 111barangays, Tablate said, “Recommendation palang ‘’yan. May mga monitoring pa atfurther validation.” * operation ofvoluntary and compulsory drug treatment and rehabilitation processing desk/PN Tablate expressedmisgivings yesterday over the non-attendance of some municipal mayors in thedeliberations and for not supporting their police forces’ campaign againstillegal drugs. “We will writeletters to the mayors na hindi nag-attend.Nagpapakita lang na hindi sila seriousin the drug-clearing drive. Sana namanhuwag nilang i-asa lahat sa mga pulis kasi ang dami na nilang trabaho.Magpakita naman sila ng suporta,” added Tablate. *non-availability of illegal drugscenter_img During thecommittee’s meeting yesterday at Casa Real de Iloilo, 111 out of 263 barangayswhich applied to secure a favorable declaration hurdled the committee’sscrutiny. Philippine Drug Enforcement Region 6 director Alex Tablate. PN FILE PHOTO Local chief executivesmust be present in the deliberations so they could speak about their townsvis-à-vis the antidrug campaign, said Tablate. * absence ofdrug dens, pushers and users, protectors or financiers The 16barangays in Iloilo City were Bonifacio Tanza, Liberation and San Felix in theCity Proper; Arguelles, Buhang, Buntatala, Dungon A, and Montinola in Jarodistrict; Bantud and Burgos Mabini Plaza from La Paz district; Cochero,Infante, North Fundidor, San Pedro, and Tap-oc in Molo district; and JalandoniEstate in Lapuz district. ILOILO City –One hundred and 11 barangays in Western Visayas have been recommended fordeclaration as drug-cleared by the regional oversight committee on thegovernment’s campaign against illegal drugs. The nextdeliberation of the committee is on April 23. More barangays in the region are expectedto apply. * conduct ofdrug awareness, preventive education and information campaign Western Visayashas a total of 4,051 barangays. The committee has already declared asdrug-cleared 3,127 barangays (77.20 percent of the total).last_img read more

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Corell wins thrilling Sanders Mod Tour finale at Buffalo River, Pavlicek crowned champion

first_imgBy Mike SpiekerGLYNDON, Minn. (Aug. 21) – The stage was set for a fantastic Sanders Mod Tour finale Sunday night at Buffalo River Race Park and it did not disappoint. John Corell topped the 25-car Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature field after taking the lead in the closing laps.The $2,000 checkers put the North Dakota veteran on the ballot for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Austin Arneson, winner of the first two Sanders Mod Tour events, started on the pole for the 35-lap feature with Ryan Mikkelson to his outside. Arneson got the jump on Mikkelson as the green flag flew and grabbed the opening lead as Mikkelson, Michael Johnson, and Hunter Marriott fought for second.Johnson had secured the second spot and was racing door to door with Arneson on lap five when the two made slight contact entering turn one. As a result, Johnson made heavy contact with an infield tire barrier and Arneson was charged with the caution. Johnson restarted as the race leader, but retired shortly after retaking the green due to extensive damage.That left Mikkelson, Rob VanMil and Marriott to duke it out for the top spot. After momentarily rac­ing three-wide for the lead, VanMil and Marriot banged wheels entering turn one. Marriott spun towards the bottom of the track as several other cars also spun to avoid the Sanders Mod Tour point leader.Unfortunately for Marriott, he had to bring his car back to the trailer after the incident, ending his hopes at the win and overall point championship.At midway, Mikkelson still led but had his hands were full with VanMil and Rich Pavlicek. The lead trio once again raced three wide for the lead. Mikkelson and Pavlicek both cleared VanMil as they con­tinued to race side-by-side for the lead. After several laps, Pavilcek finally cleared to take com­mand but was soon greeted by Corell, who was the fastest car on the track in the late stages.Pavilcek continued to stay true to the low side of the speedway, while Corell tried to get a run through the middle of the racing surface. With three to go, Corell was finally able to make that maneuver work as he pulled even with Pavlicek down the back straightaway. From there, Corell took full advantage of the momentum he had built up and not only led at the line, but he cleared Pavilcek heading into turn one.Pavlicek gave it everything he had to make one last charge on Corell on the final lap, but it wasn’t enough as Corell took the win.“In the very beginning I was thinking that I had a piece of junk. As the race went on we kept get­ting better and better,” said Corell. “Pretty soon I was thinking I might have a shot at this. We got into second and were catching Pavlicek and I was like, ‘OK, either he’s slowing down or I’m get­ting faster.’ It was so much fun, that was awesome.”VanMil, Bryce Bjorken and Out-Pace Racing Products hard charger Justin Jones rounded out the top five.Marriot entered the night with an 11 point advantage over Pavlicek and Tyler Peterson in the point standings, but after being credited with a 24th place finish, dropped significantly in the standings. When it was all said and done, Pavlicek was on top by just five markers of Mikkelson. Peterson, Marriot and VanMil rounded out the top five in points.Feature results – 1. John Corell; 2. Rich Pavilcek; 3. Rob VanMil; 4. Bryce Bjorken; 5. Justin Jones; 6. Tyler Peterson; 7. Ryan Mikkelson; 8. Cody Erickson; 9. Josh Beaulieu; 10. Billy Vogel; 11. Myles Tomlinson; 12. Tyler Hall; 13. Dev Malmlov; 14. Austin Arneson; 15. Rusty Kollman; 16. Cody Peterson; 17. Brennan Borg; 18. Jeff Odden; 19. Josh Rogotzke; 20. Craig Larson; 21. Jamie Trautner; 22. Brady Petermann; 23. Marcus Tomlinson; 24. Hunter Marriott; 25. Michael Johnson.last_img read more

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Free milk at the Franklin County Fairgrounds

first_imgBrookville, IN — The Franklin County Farm Bureau, Inc., in partnership with Purdue Extension and Praire Farms, will be hosting a free milk give away on Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Brookville.  The event will be from 8 am to 4 pm each day, or until all the milk is gone.last_img

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