In addition, school leaders should embrace flexibility and support families who might be struggling with food insecurity and job losses rather than blindly pushing them to help their children learn online. Ebbe’s approach focuses on keeping priorities clear: Support students and families during this crisis, and worry about the learning gap later.“To ask families who are struggling for food on a day-to-day basis to support their children in an online platform is a very hard thing to ask,” said Ebbe. “We’ve been very flexible. We told our parents, ‘Do what you can.’”Principals and other leaders find themselves in uncharted waters, with staffs learning how to instruct online as they’re doing it. Santelises said schools are living an “Apollo 13 moment,” in which teachers have to improvise how to help students learn with often severely limited resources.“We have not dealt with this before,” said Santelises. “The piece that is challenging is doing it in real time with real lives with heightened levels of urgency. It’s not like we’re doing a simulationin a seminar for one hour and then we go back to life as we know it. I feel we’ve been living an ongoing simulation for the last seven weeks.”As they wrestle with the technical and logistical challenges of virtual learning, educators should lead with students and families in mind, showing care and compassion, offering mental health resources to those who need them, and finding the silver linings in this crisis. This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring.As schools scramble to teach students online amid the pandemic, educators at a recent webinar hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) highlighted the importance of reaching out to students and families to break the isolation and help them regain a sense of community.“What matters most to young people is the idea of connection; seeing that they’re worth the effort to be reached in different ways,” said Sonja Santelises, Ed.M. ’99, Ed.D. ’04, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.Developing community is critical right now, and teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers should focus on connecting with students and their families through any available means, including social media, texts, or phone calls, said Santelises, who offered her observations last Wednesday during “Leadership Through Crisis,” the second installment of Education Now, an HGSE initiative that aims to help educators through the crisis.“As we approach other challenges, like what to do with graduation and other milestones, our young people are providing suggestions on how we can navigate this new world establishing connections when we can’t actually be physically together,” she said.Santelises took part in a conversation with Anu Ebbe, principal of Shorewood Hills Elementary School in Madison, Wis., conducted by Richard Weissbourd, director of the Making Caring Common Project and co-director of the Human Development and Psychology program at the Ed School. The event drew more than 2,000 participants from 97 countries.Educators must also find creative ways to overcome the inequities exposed by school closures, such as the problem of connecting with students who might not have computers at home or who lack internet access.A high school teacher in Baltimore connected with her students on Instagram via cellphone, said Santelises. In Madison, Ebbe said her school is reaching families through texts and different social media channels. “Even with free Wi-Fi offers, we don’t always reach the communities that really need them,” she said. “To ask families who are struggling for food on a day-to-day basis to support their children in an online platform is a very hard thing to ask.” — Anu Ebbe “Because this crisis has highlighted inequities, I’m hoping that we, as a community, will start to become aware of them and tear down those inequities,” said Ebbe.Santelises agreed, but she also underscored the importance of connection and communication among schools and students and families.“This is not the time to try to reform the entire educational system in whatever country you’re in,” said Santelises. “This is the time to focus on meeting the needs of families and students in new ways.”Education Now’s next episode, “The State of College Admissions,” will feature Lee Coffin, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid at Dartmouth College, and Rachelle Hernandez, senior vice provost for enrollment management and student success at University of Texas, Austin. Register here. COVID-19 targets communities of color Chan School’s Lipsitch says that and other key questions remain over China’s status, how bad the outbreak eventually will be in the U.S. and elsewhere, and most effective countermeasures A big coronavirus mystery: What about the children? Harvard experts say pandemic exacerbates longstanding inequities in American society Related
A forest that’s neither too dry nor too wet. If it’s too dry, fires get hotter and more damaging. If it’s too wet, the smoke becomes more damaging to air quality.Temperatures between 30 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit.Relative humidity between 30 percent and 55 percent.Fairly constant winds between 5 and 12 miles per hour.A reliable wind direction that won’t take the smoke into sensitive areas, such as into a residential neighborhood or across a highway.A “mixing height,” or the point at which smoke hits turbulent air, of at least 1,700 feet. Improves wildlife habitat, especially for deer, turkeys, quail and black bears, by enhancing the growth of more palatable browse and berry plants.Opens up access, allowing people to enjoy their woodlands more.Reduces the trees’ competition for soil moisture and nutrients.Serves a number of forestry and agricultural purposes, from reducing the risk of tree diseases to improving forage for grazing. By Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaDecades of dire warnings from Smokey the Bear have given some people the wrong idea about forest fires. They’re not all bad.In the South, especially, regular burning in pine forests is good when it’s properly done, said David Dickens, an extension service forester with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forest Resources.”It would have been better if all those ads had said, ‘Only you can prevent forest wildfires,” Dickens said, emphasizing the “wild.”A basic premise of foresters is that in itself, fire is neither good nor bad. “It simply changes the ecology of the forest,” he said. “That can be good or bad, depending on what we value in the forest.”Millions of acresEvery winter in the South, he said, prescribed fires burn roughly 4 million acres of pine forests for specific management purposes.Done under the right conditions, prescribed fires reduce the risk of more damaging wildfires by clearing out the undergrowth and debris. That makes the forest safer for the trees, wildlife and nearby homes and other property.Dickens said clearing out potentially dense underbrush and debris has other benefits, too. Among other things, it: The right conditionsForesters prescribe dormant-season fires for these purposes only in the right combination of conditions, which normally begin coming together in early November, Dickens said. By mid-March, weather patterns typically become too unpredictable for prescribed fires.To burn out the undergrowth and debris without harming the trees, foresters look for: Better smokeThe smoke from such fires is much less damaging to air quality than that from wildfires, Dickens said.”Most of the smoke is water vapor,” he said. “The whiter the smoke, the higher the water content.” People with fireplaces can see this easily if they’ve ever burned a piece of “green” or unseasoned wood with a high moisture content.Using fires to manage forests is hardly new, Dickens said. When the earliest European settlers arrived in the Southeast, they found native Americans already using fire to clear out the undergrowth and improve hunting, among other things.Now, most foresters advise burning pine forests every two or three years. “Burning hardwood forests is a lot trickier,” Dickens said.Even pine forests on steep slopes aren’t good candidates for burning, he said. Many conditions have to be right before a fire can produce the desired benefits without causing unwanted damage.
KeyCorp CEO Henry L. Meyer III today announced that Key will give $5,000 to Haiti earthquake relief efforts in each of Key s 22 Key Community Bank districts from Maine to Alaska and in selected cities where Key National Bank has a presence. The gift will total $135,000. The donations will be made through a local chapter of the American Red Cross in each location.In presenting a check for Haiti relief to the Vermont and New Hampshire Valley Region of the American Red Cross, Scott Carpenter, president, Vermont District, KeyBank, said: This donation comes with the thoughts and prayers of our entire Key community. We grieve with the people of Haiti and are proud to support them as they begin to rebuild their country.KeyBank Foundation head Margot Copeland added, Our employees are already giving individually and generously to this tragedy by donating to the American National Red Cross and other first responders. KeyBank Foundation will continue to match these gifts dollar for dollar, which is in addition to the $135,000 announced today.Individuals wishing to support Haiti relief should contact a trusted charity, such as the American Red Cross or other first responder, to make a pledge or donation. Lists of relief organizations working in Haiti are available on the Internet.KeyBank N.A. is one of Vermont s largest financial services companies. A strong proponent for local economic growth, Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, retirement, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. The company’s businesses deliver their products and services through KeyCenters and offices; a network of approximately 2,400 ATMs; telephone banking centers (1.800.KEY2YOU); and a Web site, Key.com, that provides account access and financial products 24 hours a day.Source: BURLINGTON, VT, January 29, 2010 KeyCorp
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsWhether it’s air-conditioning or heating season, leaks at home can cost you energy—and that adds up to money blowing in the wind. An estimated 65 percent of a homeowner’s utility bill is used to heat or cool the indoors. Don’t let it go to waste. Weatherization is the solution. That means examining your outside doors and windows for cracks around the frames and filling them in with caulk. You might also want to check your attics, basements or crawl spaces for any gaps because they too can be a problem.Thanks to this recent installment of the “60 Second Fix: How To Caulk An Exterior Door In 60 Seconds,” featuring Alure Home Improvement’s chief operating officer Doug Cornwell, you’ll learn the simple steps required to get the most of your caulking experience. Since you’re doing the exterior of your house, you want to make sure that you select the right caulk so it will withstand any kind of weather. Silicone, not acrylic, caulking is preferred, because it is permanently waterproof, flexible, and shrink- or crack-proof. Remember, caulk is not an adhesive—it won’t bond wood together, or tiles to a wall or a floor. And here’s something else to consider: If the crack is wider than half an inch, you might have to get a foam rod that you can wedge into place before you caulk.So, once you have the proper caulk, you’ll need the caulk gun to squeeze it out of the tube properly. Don’t leave the hardware store without it.Preparation is also important. You don’t just apply new caulk on top of old caulk. It won’t work effectively. Use a razor blade or a sharp knife to remove the old caulk first so you remove any mold or mildew that might have collected on the surface. Next, clean the crack with a rag dampened with a household cleaner or rubbing alcohol, or a wire brush. Then wipe the area with a clean cloth because you want to make sure that the surface is clean, dry and free of grease, dirt and dust before you begin to caulk.Okay, now you’re ready to caulk, and this is where Cornwell comes in with his expertise to improve your technique.“When you’re opening a tube of caulking,” Cornwell says, “you want to make the smallest hole possible at the end of the tip.”As Cornwell puts it: “Less is more.” How wide a hole you need depends on the width of the crack, of course. But a professional-looking bead, which is what a line of caulk is called, begins with the properly sized opening. A cut near the tip produces a thin bead, a cut further down the nozzle yields a thick bead.Next, you’ll have to break an inner seal on the silicone tube before you insert the tube into the caulk gun. Take a stiff metal wire or a similar-sized object like a nail and poke it through the tip until you feel it break the seal. Many caulk guns come with just the right sharp tool for this function. Cornwell shows how it’s normally folded along the gun when it’s not needed.And there’s a thin rod that’s part of the caulking gun about the size of a 10-penny nail [?] and insert that through the tip to free the passageway, to make sure the caulk can travel freely… from the tube to the tip…Once you’re sure the caulk will flow freely, insert the tube of caulking into the gun and squeeze the trigger a couple of times so the small metal plate attached to the rod advances into the flat bottom of the tube and begins to exert pressure.“Make sure it’s snug and ready to go,” Cornwell says. You should be able to see the caulk fill the tip and be ready to emerge.Caulking novices might want to practice on cardboard first, but not Doug Cornwell, he’s an old pro, and he goes right to work.“One thing you want to keep in mind when you’re caulking, whether you’re caulking a door, a window, or even a wine bottle, you want to keep constant, even pressure,” he advises.“As hard as you squeeze is as fast as you want to move,” Cornwell says. “If you want to squeeze very hard, you have to move very fast. It’s got to be tempo: tempo, tempo, tempo!”For a doorway or window frame, he says, “You always start at the top corner and work your way down.”Hold the caulk gun at a 45-degree angle and press the tip right into the corner. Then start squeezing the trigger as you slide the tip downward, making sure the flow produces a nice, constant bead of caulk.Steady as it goes is the key. Watch Cornwell as he keeps the pressure even, and the caulk flowing out smoothly. He follows along, bending when necessary to maintain the proper angle.Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsNext comes what the experts call “tooling,” which means smoothing the bead. This step is just as vital to the task and should not be skipped. Cornwell recommends taking a paper towel, dampening it with a little bit of water. Then moisten your fingertip, which turns out to be the perfect “tooling” device here, and run your finger very lightly over the bead.“Go over the caulk to make sure it bridges both surfaces and the crack is filled,” Cornwell says.When you’re confident the crack is “caulked,” then use the damp paper towel to wipe the excess residue off your finger.And there you have it.
A survey conducted with 400 talent management leaders found that the No. 1 most valued skill in leaders today is strategic thinking. Unfortunately, research with 154 companies found that only three out of every 10 managers are actually good strategic thinkers.The idea that leaders need to be strategic is really no surprise. The deeper question is: “How can you continually hone your strategic thinking skills to thrive in today’s ever-changing business landscape?” Here’s the pearl of great opportunity: The deeper you can dive into your business and resurface with strategic insights, the more valuable you’ll become to your organization.Strategic thinking is defined as continually generating business insights to achieve competitive advantage. Strategic thinking is different than strategic planning. Strategic planning is the channeling of business insights into an action plan to achieve goals and objectives. A key distinction between strategic thinking and strategic planning is that the former occurs on a regular basis, as part of our daily activities, while the latter occurs periodically (quarterly, semi-annually or annually). Strategic thinking is using a new lens to view the business. It’s not about adding more work. It’s about enhancing the view of the work and improving one’s ability to perform it. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
The government is planning to develop 30,000 hectares (ha) of farmland in Humbang Hasundutan district, North Sumatra, next year in an effort to secure the country’s food supply, a senior official has said.A variety of crops will be grown on the land, including garlic, shallots and potatoes, according to the soil’s potential, Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin said.The plan seeks to address the government’s concerns about a looming food crisis as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, heeding an earlier warning from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).“The global supply chain is threatened by export restrictions. The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting food distribution at home and is hitting people’s purchasing power,” Syahrul said in a virtual briefing on Monday. “We need the right strategy so that this country can survive and come out of this pandemic.”To develop the land, the ministry will provide farmers with tractors, tillers and hybrid corn seeds, among other forms of assistance.The COVID-19 crisis has aggravated Indonesia’s food security issues. In late April, a month after the country’s first outbreak, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reported that key commodities, such as garlic, sugar, chili and chicken eggs, were in short supply in more than 20 provinces, while rice, a staple food for Indonesians, was lacking in seven provinces.Making matters worse, the dry season looms on the horizon and may impact the overall output of the agricultural sector, which employs more than a quarter of the nation’s workforce. The Indonesia office of the World Food Programme (WFP) has estimated that that the country experienced a decline in rice production of 13.2 percent year-on-year to 16.1 million tons in the first half of 2020.Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data shows that the country’s rice production had already fallen by 7.75 percent to 31.31 million tons in 2019, compared to 2018. In the same year, the land area used to cultivate rice fell by 6.15 percent year-on-year to 10.68 million hectares.To ensure food availability in the country, the agriculture minister previously revealed a plan to develop 164,598 ha of farmland, including scrubland, in Pulau Pisang Regency, Central Kalimantan. About half of the land already serves as farmland.The development is expected to be completed in 2022 and is expected to raise rice and corn production, with an expected yield of 2 tons of rice per hectare.The Jokowi administration has also brought the rice-planting season forward this year, to May and June, so that the harvest season will be in August and September.It estimates a harvest of 12.5 million to 15 million tons of rice by December.Although the farmland being developed may help offset declining productivity, the government should ensure the development does not come at the expense of the environment by, among other things, banning the use of harmful pesticides, said Galuh Octania, a researcher focusing on food security at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS), a Jakarta-based think tank.“The use of pesticides harmful to the environment may cause damage to the soil,” Galuh told The Jakarta Post by text message on Monday.Topics :
Aubameyang had less than a year to run on his deal (Picture: Getty)‘Two things persuaded me to stay,’ said Aubameyang.‘The first thing was Mikel Arteta, because since he came in he brings a lot of positivity & a new philosophy for us. I think that was important because it matched my game & I feel that I can improve with him‘I think this was the key factor & as well, the love that I receive from the fans & the whole club. Everyone is treating me very, very good, so I feel at home & that’s why I’m staying’.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta made keeping the striker one of his main priorities when he replaced Unai Emery as manager last December but few felt the Spaniard would succeed.However, after impressive victories against Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United in the run-in last season, Arsenal finished the season as FA Cup winners and followed it up with a win against Liverpool in the Community Shield.Aubameyang says Arteta’s art of persuasion was already well in motion before those games though.‘We had a chat during lockdown & we were supposed to talk about a game,’ said Aubameyang.‘He said: “We’re going to talk about the future” & he asked me what I wanted to do. I was like “I feel good since you came, I’m improving, the philosophy is nice so I just want to stay”‘He was like “I’m sure if you stay you can leave a legacy, but it’s all about you. I think you can create a legacy here in this great club”.‘This was the key message to me & after that conversation, I was like, ‘it’s all clear for me & I just want to stay’.MORE: Declan Rice ‘pushing’ to sign for Chelsea before transfer window closes Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Sep 2020 6:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has committed his future to the club (Picture: Getty)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Mikel Arteta and the passion of the club’s fans convinced him to sign a new long-term deal at the Emirates.The 31-year-old finally put an end to the speculation over his future earlier this month by signing a new three-year deal in north London, worth a reported £300,000-a-week.Arsenal’s chances of keeping Aubameyang appeared bleak before Arteta took over and the Gabon international was already exploring his options with 18 months left on his previous deal at the club.However, Arteta has transformed Arsenal’s fortunes and Aubameyang has been a key part of that with the Spaniard building his attacking philosophy around the former Dortmund striker.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAubameyang admits Arteta played a key part in convincing him to commit to the club, while the striker says the ‘love’ from supporters also proved vital. Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals the two reasons he decided to stay at Arsenal Advertisement
In one way our area teams did much better than what they have ever done; on the other side of the coin, many of our local teams did not make the Big Dance. I hope your team is one of those that start playing this Thursday or Friday. Here are the area schools and where they are playing.In the East, Purdue is a #2 seed and Butler is a #10. In the Midwest Michigan State drew the #3 seed.In the South, Cincinnati is #2 and Kentucky is #5. The other 3 schools in the area are in the West Region. They are Xavier a t#1, Michigan #3, and Ohio State #5.If you are a Xavier, Cincinnati, or Purdue graduate, you are a “happy camper”. If you noticed, only 2 Indiana schools made the Big Dance!
IMCA ModifiedsLast Chance “A” 01 — 1. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 2. Dustin Smith, Lake City; 3. Russ Dickerson, Boone; 4. Scott Davis, Madrid; 5. Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M; 6. Kyle Brown, State Center; 7. Colton Osborn, Lexington, Neb.; 8. Mark Elliott, Webster City; 9. Josh Long, Little Suamico, Wis; 10. Joe Docekal, Dysart; 11. Tyler Heetland, Bancroft; 12. Eric Mahlik, Green Bay, Wis; 13. Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski, Wis; 14. Greg Cox, Kellogg; 15. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan..Last Chance “A” 02 — 1. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 2. Josh Gilman, Earlham; 3. Jason Murray, Hartford; 4. Jay Matthias, Green Bay, Wis; 5. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 6. Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; 7. Jim Thies, Mapleton; 8. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; 9. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 10. Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; 11. Eric Dailey, Armstrong; 12. Jeff Kohn, Sheridan, Mich.; 13. Terry Hurt, Omaha, Neb.; 14. Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; 15. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City.Last Chance “A” 03 — 1. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 3. David Brown, Kellogg; 4. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; 5. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; 6. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 7. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 8. Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M; 9. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas; 10. Mike Jergens, Plover; 11. Ricky Stephan, S. Sioux City, Neb.; 12. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 13. John Logue, Jr., Boone; 14. Richard Michael, Jr., Ischua, N.Y.; 15. Scott Olson, Blairsburg.Heat 01 — 1. Stormy Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M; 2. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; 3. Tyler Heetland, Bancroft; 4. Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; 5. Levi Nielsen, Waterloo; 6. Cody Leonard, Sinton, Texas; 7. Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; 8. David Goode, Jr, Copperas Cove, Texas; 9. Rob Vanmil, Barnesville, Minn.; 10. Wayne Graybeal, Springfield, Mo.; 11. Scott Simatovich, State Center; 12. Jason Hickingbottom, Ogden; 13. Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis; 14. Rod McDonald, Manchester; 15. Gearhart Cody, Turpin, Okla.; 16. Plath Robert, Barnesville, Minn.. Last ChanceHeat 02 — 1. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 2. Jason Murray, Hartford; 3. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City; 4. Jonathan Snyder, Ames; 5. Tom Berry, Jr, Medford, Ore.; 6. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev.; 7. Jordy Nelson, Marysville, Kan.; 8. Eric Elliott, Boone; 9. Mike Tanner, Smithville, Mo.; 10. Shawn Bearce, Hinton; 11. Ward Billy, Cobleskill, N.Y.; 12. Andrew Smith, Rogersville, Mo.; 13. James Reichart, Lorimor; 14. Beau Kaplan, Ankeny; 15. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 16. Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn.. Last ChanceHeat 03 — 1. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; 2. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas; 3. Richard Michael, Jr., Ischua, N.Y.; 4. Brian Schmitt, Wall Lake; 5. Lance Arneson, Abrams, Wis; 6. Josh Blumer, Marysville, Kan.; 7. Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 8. Mat Hollerich, Good Thunder, Minn.; 9. Bryce Carey, Nashua; 10. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn.; 11. Johnny Whitman, De Pere, Wis; 12. Harvey Vande Weerd, Alton; 13. Jason Morehouse, Evansdale; 14. Jason Seegmiller, Dubuque; 15. Darren Huntley, Ogden; 16. David Pries, Medaryville, Ind.. Last ChanceHeat 04 — 1. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 2. Greg Cox, Kellogg; 3. Joe Docekal, Dysart; 4. Jay Steffens, North Platte, Neb.; 5. Todd VanEaton, Orient; 6. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; 7. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; 8. Loren Pesicka, Jr., Burt; 9. Streeter Jeff, Chowchilla, Calif.; 10. Justin Sackett, Pierson; 11. Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; 12. Kent Croskey, Polk City; 13. Terry Berg, Sioux City; 14. Tim Stevens, Cedar Rapids; 15. Josh Truman, Indianola. Last ChanceHeat 05 — 1. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 2. Jim Thies, Mapleton; 3. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; 4. Yancy Shepard, Smithville, Mo.; 5. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 6. Mike VanGenderen, Newton; 7. Curtis Cook, Conway, Ark.; 8. Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa.; 9. Jason Benjamin, Towanda, Pa.; 10. Randy McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 11. Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; 12. John Gober, Poolville, Texas; 13. Clark Chris, Jackson, Wyo.; 14. Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; 15. Matthew Meinecke, Madrid. Last ChanceHeat 06 — 1. John Logue, Jr., Boone; 2. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 3. Scott Olson, Blairsburg; 4. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 5. Nate Caruth, Ames; 6. Dana Dankert, Columbus, Neb.; 7. Jim Peeler, Trimble, Mo.; 8. Tony Wedelstadt, Fremont, Wis; 9. Dennis Betzer, Central City; 10. Ashley Schaaf, Lincoln, Neb.; 11. David Goode, Sr, Copperas Cove, Texas; 12. Cory Wray, Jamesport, Mo.; 13. Trevor Baker, Roca, Neb.; 14. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; 15. VANDERMARK GARY, Lowell, Mich.. Last ChanceHeat 07 — 1. Russ Dickerson, Boone; 2. Kyle Brown, State Center; 3. Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski, Wis; 4. Nick Roberts, Des Moines; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 6. Shane DeMey, Dennison; 7. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee, Wis; 8. Jay Noteboom, Hinton; 9. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas; 10. Justin O’Brien, West Union; 11. J.J. Scott, Iowa City; 12. Vogel Billy, West Fargo, N.D.; 13. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 14. Jamie Johnson, Waterloo; 15. Vince Ogle, Lubbock, Texas.Heat 08 — 1. Jeff Kohn, Sheridan, Mich.; 2. Jay Matthias, Green Bay, Wis; 3. Eric Dailey, Armstrong; 4. Robert Avery, Des Moines; 5. Brandon Brinton, Ames; 6. Mark Schafman, Edwardsville, Kan.; 7. Mark Norris, Searcy, Ark.; 8. Larry Sutton, Beloit, Kan.; 9. Tim Murty, Tama; 10. Mike McCarthy, Hutto, Texas; 11. Glen Thompson, Longdale, Okla.; 12. Steve Reynolds, Springfield, S.D.; 13. Jeff Berens, Sioux City; 14. Josh Ruby, Lakota; 15. Richie Gustin, Gilman. Last ChanceHeat 09 — 1. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 3. Ricky Stephan, S. Sioux City, Neb.; 4. Steven Bowers, Jr., Topeka, Kan.; 5. Ed Turnbull, Estevan, SK, ; 6. Ryan Maitland, Waterloo; 7. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn.; 8. Stone Caleb, Lovington, N.M; 9. Tony Snyder, Readlyn; 10. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; 11. Will Ward, Cobleskill, N.Y.; 12. Tom Silver, Glenwood, Minn.; 13. Todd Wilson, Spickard, Mo.; 14. Tony Hilgenberg, Waukee; 15. Tony Cox, Boone. Last ChanceHeat 10 — 1. Eric Mahlik, Green Bay, Wis; 2. Scott Davis, Madrid; 3. Colton Osborn, Lexington, Neb.; 4. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; 5. Tim Czarneski, Denmark, Wis; 6. Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, Minn.; 7. Jason Schneiders, Sioux City; 8. Michael Albertsen, Audubon; 9. Ron Pope, Mason City; 10. Jared Hansen, Audubon; 11. Darin Leonard, Sinton, Texas; 12. Daniell Loggins, Sioux City; 13. Brandon Long, Little Suamico, Wis; 14. Randy Havlik, Ankeny; 15. Jim Lynch, Bloomfield. Last ChanceHeat 11 — 1. Terry Hurt, Omaha, Neb.; 2. Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; 3. Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; 4. Keith White, Little River, Texas; 5. Chad Ten Naple, Sioux City; 6. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M; 7. Cole Ferguson, Dexter; 8. Glenn Tyson III, Council Bluffs; 9. Terry Rentfro, Bettendorf; 10. Brad Smith, Columbia Cr Rds, Pa.; 11. Carter Vandenberg, Oskaloosa; 12. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 13. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas; 14. Garry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; 15. Ed Thomas, Waterloo. Last ChanceHeat 12 — 1. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; 2. Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M; 3. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 4. Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; 5. Joel Bushore, Boone; 6. Mitchell Hunt, Greenville, Mich.; 7. David Schuster, Waterville, Minn.; 8. Jake Bowman, Maquoketa; 9. Charley Brown, Maxwell, Neb.; 10. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn.; 11. Chris Sieweke, Santa Rosa, Calif.; 12. Tommy Belmer, Denver; 13. Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; 14. Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan.; 15. Rogers Ty, Somerton, Ariz.. Last ChanceHeat 13 — 1. Dustin Smith, Lake City; 2. Josh Long, Little Suamico, Wis; 3. Mark Elliott, Webster City; 4. Bob Moore, Sioux City; 5. Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; 6. Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.; 7. Clint Wendel, Mason City; 8. Jim Mathieson, Sioux City; 9. Tom Charles, Basehor, Kan.; 10. Travis LaCombe, Grand Haven, Mich.; 11. R J Merchant, Sioux City; 12. John Digiovanni, Gilroy, Calif.; 13. Bruce Nelson, Turlock, Calif.; 14. Kyle Rohleder, Wa Keeney, Kan.; 15. Mike Lineberry, Fremont, Neb.. Last ChanceHeat 14 — 1. Josh Gilman, Earlham; 2. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 3. Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; 4. Rich Lewerke, Mason City; 5. Eric Center, Mesa, Ariz.; 6. Pat Graham, Ames; 7. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M; 8. Joe Spillman, Austin, Texas; 9. Tim Watts, Beloit, Kan.; 10. Mark Griffin, Canton, Pa.; 11. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 12. J.C. Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 13. Neal Debord, Amarillo, Texas; 14. Scotty Bough, Nevada, Mo.; 15. Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.. Last ChanceHeat 15 — 1. David Brown, Kellogg; 2. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 3. Mike Jergens, Plover; 4. Dillon Pike, Waxahachie, Texas; 5. Clint Homan, Bellevue, Neb.; 6. Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; 7. Jeff Stephens, Arion; 8. Tim Pessek, Hutchinson, Minn.; 9. Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn.; 10. Kaleb Bentley, Fairbank; 11. Bill Pittaway, Corpus Christi, Texas; 12. Cody Albers, Wellsburg; 13. Lloyd Henderson, Bouton; 14. Wayne Johnson, Minot, N.D.; 15. Robert Marsh, Salinas, Calif.Main Event “A” — 1. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 2. Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr, Chandler, Ariz.; 4. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 5. Adam Larson, Ankeny; 6. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 7. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 8. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 9. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 10. Brian Irvine, Oelwein; 11. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 12. Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.; 13. Russ Dickerson, Boone; 14. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 15. David Brown, Kellogg; 16. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 17. Johnny Scott, Arroyo Hondo, N.M; 18. Justin Auringer, Waterloo; 19. Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, ; 20. Nick Deal, Walnut; 21. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 22. Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, SK; 23. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 24. Mike Hagen, Williston, N.D.; 25. Josh Most, Red Oak; 26. Josh Gilman, Earlham; 27. William Gould, Calera, Okla.; 28. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, ; 29. Dustin Smith, Lake City; 30. Wade Cross, Phillips, Neb.; 31. Jason Murray, Hartford; 32. Drew Christianson, Minot, N.D.; 33. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.IMCA Stock CarsA-Main 01 — 1. Kevin Opheim, Mason City; 2. Jason Minnehan, Churdan; 3. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn.; 4. Shaun Bruns, Danube, Minn.; 5. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis; 6. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan.; 7. Justin Temeyer, Independence; 8. Kyle Clough, Wallace, Neb.; 9. Bruce Plumisto, Colby, Kan.; 10. Mike Stapleton, Denison; 11. Michael Jaennette, Kellogg; 12. Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb.; 13. Todd Inman, Altoona; 14. Jeff Mueller, New London; 15. Chris Palsrok, Sibley; 16. Rodney Richards, Madrid; 17. Derrick Agee, Huntsville, Mo.; 18. Trent Murphy, Jefferson; 19. Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M; 20. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M; 21. Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo.; 22. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; 23. Brian Blessington, Breda; 24. Travis Shipman, Mason City; 25. Jake Masters, Graettinger.Main Event “A” — 1. Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn.; 2. Mike Nichols, Harlan; 3. Chris Mills, Sioux City; 4. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn.; 5. Lynn Panos, Calmar; 6. Heath Tulp, Britt; 7. Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis; 8. Dalton Flory, Williston, N.D.; 9. John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis; 10. Gary Bass, Des Moines; 11. Randy Brands, Boyden; 12. Bob Daniels, Des Moines; 13. Shaun Bruns, Danube, Minn.; 14. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn.; 15. Wayne Gifford, Boone; 16. Joe Flory, Williston, N.D.; 17. Marcus Fagan, Adair; 18. Kenneth Tietz, Belle Plaine, Minn.; 19. Kevin Opheim, Mason City; 20. Jason Minnehan, Churdan; 21. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis; 22. Josh Daniels, Carlisle; 23. Norman Chesmore, Rowley; 24. Chad Sterling, Stockton, Kan.; 25. Lance Deal, Fort Dodge; 26. Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; 27. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan.; 28. Damon Murty, Chelsea; 29. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas; 30. Donavon Smith, Lake City.IMCA Hobby StocksMain Event “A” — 1. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb.; 2. Andrew Burg, Grimes; 3. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer; 4. John Watson, Des Moines; 5. Corey Madden, Avoca; 6. Jeremy Purdy, Bedford; 7. Michael Prutt, Redfield; 8. Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb.; 9. Jason Fusselman, Shelby; 10. Myles Michehl, Fort Dodge; 11. Andy Roller, Bellmead, Texas; 12. Luke Ramsey, Bedford; 13. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; 14. Brandon Beeter, Minot, N.D.; 15. Trevor Holm, Chandler, Minn.; 16. Steve Larson, Decorah; 17. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D.; 18. Dana Brandt, Minot, N.D.; 19. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; 20. Leah Wroten, Independence; 21. Benji Irvine, Oelwein; 22. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; 23. Eric Stanton, Carlisle; 24. Matthew McAtee, Minburn; 25. Craig Graham, Webster City; 26. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan.; 27. Bryant Johnson, Graettinger; 28. Jamie Songer, Ankeny; 29. Tim Barber, Story City; 30. Nathan Ballard, Marengo.IMCA SportModsMain Event “A” — 1. Clinton Luellen, Minburn; 2. Jonathan Logue, Boone; 3. Nick Meyer, Whittemore; 4. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis; 5. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan.; 6. Jared VanDeest, Holland; 7. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb.; 8. Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.; 9. Jerry Hinton, Adel; 10. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif.; 11. Greg Metz, Washington, Kan.; 12. James Kleinheskel, Columbus, Neb.; 13. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa; 14. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 15. George Nordman, Mason City; 16. Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; 17. Randy Roberts, Boone; 18. Matthew Looft, Swea City; 19. Shane Swanson, Forest City; 20. Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; 21. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb.; 22. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; 23. Jacob Krone, Beloit, Kan.; 24. Jeff Schmuhl, Fall River, Wis; 25. Jake McBirnie, Boone; 26. Doug Smith, Lanesboro; 27. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; 28. Tory Mack, Surrey, N.D.; 29. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 30. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill.Harris IMCA Modified Race of ChampionsA-Main 01 — 1. Dustin Smith, Lake City; 2. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; 3. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 4. KellyShryock, Fertile; 5. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M; 6. Josh Gilman, Earlham; 7. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 8. BrandonBeckendorf, Danube, Minn.; 9. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 10. John Gober, Poolville, Texas; 11. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst,Calif.; 12. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern.Sunoco IMCA Stock Car Race of ChampionsA-Main 01 — 1. Kevin Opheim, Mason City; 2. Chad Sterling, Stockton, Kan.; 3. Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; 4. ChadPalmer, Renwick; 5. David Smith, Lake City; 6. Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn.; 7. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; 8. JeffTubbs, Colby, Kan.; 9. Joe Flory, Williston, N.D.; 10. Shaun Bruns, Danube, Minn..Hobby Stock Race of ChampionsA-Main 01 — 1. Myles Michehl, Fort Dodge; 2. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines; 3. Andy Roller, Bellmead, Texas; 4. Aaron Rudolph, Grand Junction; 5. Austin Brauner, Saint Edward, Neb.; 6. Jamie Songer, Ankeny; 7. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer; 8. Leah Wroten, Independence; 9. John Watson, Des Moines; 10. Eric Stanton, Carlisle.Northern Sport Mod Race of ChampionsA-Main 01 — 1. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis; 2. Clinton Luellen, Minburn; 3. Danny Dvorak, Vinton; 4. Brandon Toftee, Webster City; 5. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb.; 6. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; 7. Alex Zwanzinger, Nashua; 8.Joshua Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; 9. Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D.; 10. James Kleinheskel, Columbus, Neb..
3124Karam227.740 3039Mann227.244 2319Ferrucci227.731 2228Hunter-Reay227.877 321Pigot229.826 1125Daly228.617 2560Harvey227.695 2642King227.502 122Pagenaud229.992 3332Kaiser227.372 2781Hanley227.482 1977Servia227.991 612Power228.645 123Castroneves228.523 x66Alonso227.353 220Carpenter229.889 82Newgarden228.296 244Leist227.717 1533Davison228.273 325Hinchcliffe227.543 1715Rahal228.104 1098Andretti228.756 927Rossi228.247 x59Chilton226.129 137Ericsson228.511 2023Kimball227.915 1614Kanaan228.120 588Herta229.086 189Dixon228.100 2826Veach227.341 2910Rosenqvist227.297 2148Hildebrand227.908 718Bourdais228.621 463Jones229.646 Pos. CarDriverAvg. Speed Simon PagenaudSpeedway, Ind. — Hoosier Ed Carpenter came close to winning his fourth pole position start in The Indianapolis 500. But in the end it was Frenchman, Simon Pagenaud, who bested his four-lap average speed by just three-thousandths of a mile per hour. Pagenaud carried his momentum from winning this month’s IndyCar Grand Prix into this weekend, to score his 11th career pole and the 266th for Team Penske. Carpenter starts in the middle of row one, with his team’s other two cars — driven by Spencer Pigot and Ed Jones — starting third and fourth, respectively.The motorsports world was shocked to see two-time Formula One World Champion, Fernando Alonso, bumped from the field Sunday. The McLaren driver, and winner of both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona, was bested by the qualifying run of Kyle Kaiser — driving for the small Juncos Racing team. This year’s qualifying format saw Saturday’s slowest six cars vying for the last three qualifying spots on Sunday. Others failing to make the field were Patricio O’Ward and Max Chilton.Fernando AlonsoThe 33-car field is the closest in Indy 500 history, with under two seconds separating the total qualifying time of the pole sitter from that of the slowest car in the field. The complete starting order for next Sunday’s 103rd running of The Indianapolis 500 is as follows. Catch every lap LIVE on 103.9 FM, WRBI. x31O’Ward227.092 1430Sato228.300