Farmers React To Tariffs During HarvestSEPTEMBER 17TH, 2018 JOYLYN BUKOVAC EVANSVILLE, INDIANAEarly numbers show yields from this year’s harvest are up. However, prices are down, and farmers are hoping the White House does something to help improve their bottom line.“In the incoming years, especially next year people will have to watch their income dollars, expenses in the spring that they keep them down enough to make a profit or break even with the low prices,” says a farmer, Ralph Gries.Ralph Gries is in the middle of harvesting the crops he’s grown, but two significant factors may reduce the price he gets for the crops. One is the nice weather, which produced an abundant supply of grain. The other is the trade war with places like China.“We are very concerned about that. Just that fact of productivity and what our dollars will mean to us. You take that away from us, that takes our profit away,” says Gries.However, officials say things will likely get worse before they get better.“Dollars coming in will not be enough to cover all of their expenses this year. So where do they get extra money to pay their expenses? Well obviously this government assistance is going to be helpful, and it is, for soybeans, a significant amount of money,” says Agricultural Economist, Chris Hurt.The Trump administration has instructed the United States Department of Agriculture to make payments to farmers for the first half of production. However, it will not make up for all of Farmer’s losses.“It will help, but it shouldn’t be our resolution for this the government shouldn’t have to take care of everybody,” says Gries.Aside from trying to cut costs, farmers like Gries may hold onto their crops longer than usual at hopes prices rebound.“Farmers probably will hang onto their crops a little bit longer to try to catch if this tariff does change around and to you know to take advantage of that the best they can. Some of them obviously have to sell crops to pay their bills, but they will be watching that closely,” says Gries. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Nick DeCarlo; 2. Bobby Hogge IV; 3. Robby Sawyer; 4. Danny Wagner; 5. Troy Foulger; 6. Jerry Flippo; 7. Jake Pike; 8. Ryan Daves; 9. Cody Burke; 10. Tom Smith; 11. Aaron Crowell; 12. Brian Cass; 13. Kellen Chadwick; 14. Shane DeVolder; 15. Paul Stone; 16. Jim Pettit II; 17. Trevor Fitz-Gibbon; 18. Bobby Motts; 19. Mike White; 20. Zane DeVilbiss. Robby Sawyer set the tone early in the Modified main, quick out of the box but getting company up front as the long green flag run developed. DeCarlo hunted down Sawyer, caught him on lap six and took off from there. Guy Ahlwardt took charge of the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod field, which stayed close as a result of four cautions. After the final stoppage, on lap 18, Guy got some fast company. Jernagan, who started ninth, got a great run and seized the lead on the 19th circuit, then pulled away and went unchecked. Forty-nine IMCA Modifieds and 39 Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods were at Antioch for the Wednesday night bout. Ahlwardt was second and third went to Fred Ryland. Nick DeCarlo became the third different $1,000 IMCA Modified winner in as many nights, in the California IMCA Speedweek show at Antioch Speedway. (Photo by Steve Elliott, Elliott Digital Design) DeCarlo pulled away from the lead pack after each of three restarts. Bobby Hogge IV gave chase but couldn’t quite catch the leader as DeCarlo, who lined up third on the initial grid, went on to become the third different winner in as many nights of Speedweek. Robby Sawyer ended the race third, Danny Wagner was fourth and Jerry Flippo fifth. The fourth round of the 2020 California Modified Speedweek presented by Hoppes Motorsports heads to Merced Speedway on Thursday, Aug. 13. All races of the 2020 Speedweek have lap-to-lap coverage courtesy of FloRacing. For more information be sure to visit the California Modified Speedweek Facebook page. DeCarlo’s $1,000 IMCA Modified checkers put him on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot while Jernagan banked a third straight $750 Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner’s check. By Stephanie Deatherage ANTIOCH, Calif. (Aug. 12) – Nick DeCarlo became a first-time winner while the Garrett Jernagan show kept rolling on night three of California IMCA Speedweek presented by Hoppes Motorsports at Antioch Speedway. Northern SportMods – 1. Garrett Jernagan; 2. Guy Ahlwardt; 3. Fred Ryland; 4. Brent Curran; 5. Andrew Peckham; 6. Chase Thomas; 7. Todd Gomez; 8. Kenny Shrader; 9. Trevor Clymens; 10. Doug Hagio; 11. Tanner Thomas; 12. Andrew Pearce; 13. Mark Garner; 14. Ethan Killingsworth; 15. Jacob Haas; 16. Trevor Tiffee; 17. Sheyne Bradley; 18. Nick Spainhoward; 19. Tom Fraser; 20. Kenny Neu.
Basketball fans owe a debt of gratitude to Montrezl Harrell’s grandmother, whose influence set the passionate big man on a path to professional basketball, and whose recent death has hit him hard.“My grandmother was the one introduced me to the game of basketball,” Harrell said Tuesday on a Zoom video conference. “One of my biggest supporters, biggest fans, one of my best friends. Only way to put it. There’s no other way to explain the things she done for me. She was my entire world.“My grandmother bought me so many of the toddler and different little basketball hoops that she would hang up around the house. I destroyed, I don’t know, thousands of those things,” Harrell continued. “She kept constantly getting them for me over and over, so … those are the biggest memory.“But every memory I have with my grandmother is a special memory because just the type of lady she is.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “My teammates are a huge, huge uplifting factor throughout this time, throughout this whole process, man,” Harrell said. “From the first instance of when I went home, they constantly check on me every day, man, constantly kept sending messages to keep my spirits high, keep my family in their prayers, well wishes.“Just the fact of the matter them reaching out,” Harrell added. “It wasn’t just one of those, ‘Hey, sorry for your loss.’ No. Every person on the team really wrote a message to me, what they reflected on, instances of something they had to deal with in this matter in life, just words that would help me be able to get through this time. They all really sat down and typed out a legit message or called me. I had a couple guys call me, as well. They actually expressed their feelings to help me stay in the right mindset to deal with what I’m still constantly going through right now.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Harrell left the NBA bubble in mid-July to mourn her death with his family, returning to Walt Disney World Resort about a week and a half ago.He had to quarantine for seven days – an extended period that he didn’t want to discuss Tuesday: “I really don’t feel like being fined today,” he said – and emerged from isolation Monday, just hours before he joined his teammates on the court in their Western Conference first-round series opener against the Dallas Mavericks.The Sixth Man of the Year finalist arrived for Monday’s game wearing a pineapple-clad, pink shirt and shorts set in honor of her favorite color, and wore a black T-shirt adorned with her photo on the bench before entering the game. He posted six points and two rebounds in his first 15 minutes of NBA basketball since March 10.The next day, he spoke openly after a film session about losing the woman who meant so much to him, and about how valuable his teammates’ support has been during these trying few weeks.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Liverpool boss Klopp reveals Wijnaldum importanceby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained the importance of Gini Wijnaldum to his team.The Dutch midfielder was in fine form in the 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal at Anfield.With the Reds now seven points clear at the top of the table, Klopp signalled out his central midfielder for praise.”He’s an outstanding player,” said the manager to the club’s official website.”He combines a lot of things that you need. On a one-on-one situation, he can keep the body between the opponent and the ball, then pass the ball.”I don’t know how many positions he’s played. In the double-six he plays really well.”He can play all three positions in midfield and that’s really nice. All the boys are really versatile, to be honest.”Hendo came in on Saturday and played the half-space and helped so much with how we defended. He was really lively. But Gini is in a good moment.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
RB Salzburg star Szoboszlai admits his admiration for Liverpool boss Kloppby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRed Bull Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai has admitted his admiration for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.Salzburg go to Champions League title holders Liverpool tonight.“Jurgen Klopp has opened a new chapter in the club’s history,” the teenager, who will be scouted by Arsenal at Anfield among other clubs,toldGoal.com.”They are great to watch and I am very much looking forward to facing them at Anfield.“It is a historically huge club – their dramatic win versus AC Milan (in the 2005 Champions League final) was definitely impressive.”Szoboszlai went on to hail the entire Reds squad, although he did single out one of Klopp’s forwards for special praise.“Their whole squad is great but (Roberto) Firmino is someone special,” he added. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Two more sexual misconduct allegations were levelled against embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday, when police in Las Vegas revealed they recently received two reports from women saying the billionaire sexually assaulted them in the 1970s.This was the first admission from police in Las Vegas about reports filed against Wynn since sexual misconduct allegations against him were revealed last month.One woman reported Wynn assaulted her in Las Vegas and the other said she was assaulted in Chicago, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement. The Las Vegas case will not be investigated because the statute of limitations in Nevada is 20 years.The victim of that alleged assault contacted the department from St. Louis on Jan. 29, three days after the Wall Street Journal reported that a number of women said Wynn harassed or assaulted them and that one case led to a $7.5 million settlement.The other, filed in Las Vegas on Feb. 5, is being forwarded to the Chicago Police Department.Details of exactly what transpired during the alleged assaults was not disclosed.The billionaire has vehemently denied the allegations, which he attributes to a campaign led by his ex-wife.“In the last couple of weeks, I have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity,” Wynn said in the written statement that announced his resignation last week as chairman and CEO at Wynn Resorts. “As I have reflected upon the environment this has created — one in which a rush to judgment takes precedence over everything else, including the facts — I have reached the conclusion I cannot continue to be effective in my current roles.”Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver on Tuesday said the company does not have a comment on the reports filed by the women “because this involved a company before the establishment of Wynn Resorts.”Wynn is facing scrutiny by gambling regulators in Nevada and Massachusetts, where the company is building a roughly $2.4 billion casino just outside Boston. Regulators in Macau, the Chinese enclave where the company operates two casinos, are also inquiring about the allegations.The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Monday set up an online form that allows people to report information on any of its active investigations. The reporting system was set up after the agency received numerous calls regarding the investigation against Wynn.Wynn Resorts has also created a committee to investigate the allegations. On Monday, the group announced it was expanded its scope to review the company’s internal policies and procedures to ensure a “safe and respectful workplace for all employees.”
OTTAWA – Kinder Morgan Canada says expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline could cost the federal government as much as $1.9 billion beyond the company’s original construction estimate and take 12 months longer to finish.The figures are included in documents the company filed Tuesday with the United States Security and Exchange Commission related to its plan to sell the pipeline to the Canadian government for $4.5 billion.The sale price does not include how much more Canadians will pay to finish twinning the pipeline between Alberta and British Columbia. Finance Minister Bill Morneau won’t say how much Ottawa expects to spend on construction because he fears that would affect negotiations with construction contractors which are now underway.The $7.4 billion construction cost Kinder Morgan reported in February 2017 hasn’t been updated since the project hit political snags, construction delays and opposition in B.C.The first update of any kind came Tuesday when Kinder Morgan filed required documents as the company gears up for a shareholder vote on the sale in Calgary on August 30.In those pages, the company looks at a few different construction cost scenarios as part of a fairness evaluation of the sale offer to the Canadian government. The most expensive scenario pegs construction costs at $9.3 billion, taking until December 2021 to complete — a full year after the current timetable of December 2020.The government was quick to point out the figure is not an official cost forecast. An official in Morneau’s department, speaking on background because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said the numbers do not specifically reflect the government’s expectation of what the final project cost will be.However Robyn Allan, an independent economist and former CEO of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, said Kinder Morgan wouldn’t evaluate the fairness of the sale based on numbers that have no bearing on reality.Allan, who said she has expertise on a number of multibillion infrastructure projects, believes in the end $9.3 billion will seem like a steal compared to the final price tag.“This is the least it’s going to cost,” said Allan.She said the biggest frustration is the lack of information coming from the federal government about the planned sale.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has staked the legacy of his government in part on being able to protect the environment without impeding Canada’s resource-based economy, and building this particular pipeline has become the symbol of whether that’s possible. The government stepped in to buy the pipeline in May after the company’s investors grew jittery that political opposition in B.C. would mean it never gets built.Although Canada approved construction in 2016, B.C. Premier John Horgan is trying to get judicial authority to restrict what can flow in the pipeline, and that uncertainty led Kinder Morgan to want to bail on the whole thing.Allan said the only detailed information Canadians have about the particulars of the sale is due to investor laws in the United States and Canada that require Kinder Morgan to file documents outlining the specifics of the deal. Since taxpayers are the shareholders of the project now, she said Canadians deserve the same level of disclosure from Ottawa and they aren’t getting it.B.C. New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen is equally frustrated, going so far as to call the government dishonest about the deal.“It’s frustrating, it’s really, really frustrating that at their core has been a murky and dishonest transaction with so much money involved,” he said. “I worry about what we’re going to get stuck with.”Morneau’s official said as soon as construction contracts are in place the government will freely release an official cost update, which he said should happen no later than next winter.The initial goal to finalize the sale in August has been delayed until September or October pending the Aug. 30 shareholder vote results.
1. Can Ohio State crack the 50-point barrier? After coming close in their opener against Marshall with 45 points, OSU was a few better-executed red zone plays away from hanging half a hundred on Miami last week. They’ll get a great shot to cross the 50-point threshold Saturday against the Ohio Bobcats. Look for the defense to get involved in the scoring, as Ohio is No. 111 in the nation in passing yards and No. 79 in rushing yards. That adds up to a very aggressive Scarlet and Gray defense. The Buckeyes haven’t scored 50 points in a game since Sept. 22, 2007, at home against Northwestern, when they pummeled the Wildcats 58-7 behind Todd Boeckman’s four touchdown passes. 2. After two shaky performances to start the season, can the kick and punt coverage teams get their mojo back? A 63-yard kick return allowed against Marshall. An 88-yard kick return touchdown and a 79-yard punt return touchdown allowed against Miami. The kick and punt return coverage teams’ problems actually date back to the Rose Bowl victory against Oregon, when the Ducks’ return men broke off a number of long returns. The special teams’ setbacks haven’t gone unnoticed. “The difficulty of special teams is the field is so large,” coach Jim Tressel said. “If you err on the line as a kickoff coverage guy, there’s a 10-yard issue, and if there’s a fast guy running through that 10-yard issue, everyone else is in trouble.” Tressel said the coverage men need to be more disciplined in their assigned running lanes to the ball, and furthermore, not overrun the ball. Don’t anticipate the special teams’ issues to linger as the season moves forward. 3. Will the Barnett-to-Johnson transition be seamless? Tressel said Tuesday that starting strong safety C.J. Barnett will miss the rest of the season following knee surgery. Sophomore Orhian Johnson, who was the original starter before missing most of preseason practice with an injury, will step into the starting position. Barnett had played well in his first two starts. He had five tackles, a pass break-up and pass deflection, which defensive lineman Nathan Williams intercepted. He was awarded the team’s Jack Tatum Hit of the Week after his crushing blow on Miami wide receiver Leonard Hankerson. Still, Johnson should have no problem stepping in. OSU has four relatively easy games against Ohio, Eastern Michigan, Illinois and Indiana before traveling to Wisconsin on Oct. 16. 4. Is Saturday’s contest the breakout game the defensive line has been waiting for? Criticizing the OSU defensive line is probably nitpicking at this point in the season. Although it has only recorded two sacks on the season, one each by sophomore John Simon and senior Dexter Larimore, they’ve provided good pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Miami quarterback Jacory Harris had ages to throw at some points in the game, but he was flushed from the pocket many times and forced to run or check-down to his receivers. Additionally, junior Nathan Williams was coming back from injury last week. In games against pass-oriented teams like Miami, OSU relies on the front four to get pressure and drops the other seven defenders into coverage. 5. Will Saturday be the day OU snaps OSU impressive in-state winning streak? In 2008, the Bobcats took a lead into the fourth quarter at Ohio Stadium before a Ray Small punt return touchdown sealed the win for OSU. Entering Saturday’s contest, the Buckeyes haven’t lost to another Ohio opponent since 1921, when they fell to Oberlin, 7-6. In their six all-time meetings, OSU hasn’t been kind to their counterparts from an hour away in Athens. The Buckeyes have won each of the meetings by an average score of 27-5. While many of the players from the 2008 team are still on the 2010 squad, including Ohio quarterback Boo Jackson, don’t expect a second round of heroics from the Bobcats.
More bad news has found the Ohio State athletic program, and administrators aren’t talking. OSU will investigate used-car purchases made by dozens of university athletes at two local car dealerships, The Columbus Dispatch reported Saturday. Though OSU officers refused to speak to The Lantern about the university’s response to the investigations, representatives from other Big Ten schools were open. Gary Bargen, the associate athletic director of compliance at Nebraska, indicated that compliance departments at different universities would handle the situation differently. “Depending upon the circumstances, whether there is specific evidence that would lead one to believe that (violations occurred), it would just be strictly (up to) their compliance department and the personnel as far as how they are going to go about finding that information,” he said. OSU associate athletic director for compliance Doug Archie and athletic director Gene Smith declined to answer questions. OSU’s chief enforcer of NCAA rules and outside experts will examine at least 50 deals made by salesman Aaron Kniffin at Jack Maxton Chevrolet and Auto Direct over the past six years. Representatives at both dealerships were not available for comment. Kniffin and Auto Direct owner Jason Goss both have attended seven football games as player guests in the past. The sales would be in violation of NCAA rules if the players received any benefits or discounts based on their status as OSU athletes. Determining such violations may be difficult given the variability of used car sales. “The OSU compliance office has strong and active monitoring programs for student-athlete vehicle registration that go above and beyond NCAA requirements and are among the most robust in the nation,” Archie said in a statement released Saturday. The Dispatch reported that Kniffin sold cars to former defensive linemen Thaddeus Gibson, Robert Rose and Doug Worthington and former running backs Chris Wells and Maurice Wells. Current wide receiver DeVier Posey and basketball player William Buford were also reported as having made car purchases from Kniffin along with multiple members of current and former players’ families. Student-athletes are permitted to purchase cars and are required by the OSU compliance department to report the make, model and price of the car along with any co-signers, Archie’s statement said. Gibson’s was the most concerning of the purchases. Currently a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Gibson acquired a Chrysler 300 with fewer than 20,000 miles from Auto Direct that was titled to the then-sophomore for $0 according to public records, The Dispatch reported. Gibson told The Dispatch that he has been making, and continues to make, payments on the car. The football program already has endured NCAA investigation for improper benefits received by five players — Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron, Solomon Thomas, Mike Adams and Posey — that resulted in a five-game suspension for the players at the start of the 2011 season. Coach Jim Tressel knew of the violations, and the program is currently under investigation for his failure to report the information. Tressel also is suspended for the season’s first five games and will attend a compliance seminar June 6–10 in Tampa, Fla.