Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua

first_img IndonesiaNew ZealandPapua New GuineaFijiAustraliaAsia – Pacific Reports and statisticsOnline freedoms InternetPhotoreportage August 12, 2020 Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua Tyranny This is not the first time that Facebook has censored content about the rights of Indonesia’s Papuan population on “nudity” grounds. It deleted a Vanuatu Daily Post article in April 2018 because it was accompanied by a photo of Papuan warriors in traditional costume taken by the Australian photographer Ben Bohane in 1995. Pro-Indonesia trolls and fake Facebook accounts are known to report this kind of photo to Facebook, exploiting its algorithms to get content they dislike censored. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Facebook to restore an article that was censored for violating its rules on nudity and urges the social media platform to be more transparent and responsible about respect for the free flow of information. Help by sharing this information News News Screengrab montage from the Pacific Media Centre’s Facebook account (PMC – RSF). Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Posted on 6 August on the International Federation of Journalists website, the article described the contents of the latest issue of the Pacific Journalism Review, a magazine published by the Pacific Media Centre. News RSF contacted Mia Garlick, the person responsible for Australian and New Zealand policy at Facebook, to get her position on this issue, but had not received any substantive response at the time of writing. “Your post goes against our community standards on nudity or sexual activity.” This was the terse message that Professor David Robie, the head of the Auckland-based Pacific Media Centre, RSF’s Oceania partner, received from Facebook whenever he tried to share an article about press freedom in Melanesia, especially the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. “Anybody with common sense would see that the photograph in question was not ’nudity’ in the community standards sense of Facebook’s guidelines,” Robie said, condemning the “tyranny” of the platform’s algorithms. A former journalist himself as well as an academic, Robie tried to report the mistake to Facebook three times on 7 August, without success. “There is no proper process to challenge or appeal against such arbitrary rulings,” he said, to go further The issue of West Papua, the Indonesian western half of the island of New Guinea, is taboo in Indonesia and accessing its two provinces is very difficult for independent journalists, who need a special visa to go there. When pro-independence demonstrations erupted in August 2019, the Indonesian authorities imposed an Internet blackout on the region, preventing journalists from covering the protests.center_img Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Indonesia is ranked 119th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en IndonesiaNew ZealandPapua New GuineaFijiAustraliaAsia – Pacific Reports and statisticsOnline freedoms InternetPhotoreportage Exploiting algorithms June 2, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s algorithms censored it because, according to an automatic message sent to Dr. Robie, “some audiences are sensitive to different things when it comes to nudity.” The closest thing to nudity in the IFJ article was a photo of an anti-racism protest by Papua students showing two of the participants in traditional highland costume – consisting of necklaces and penis sheaths. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Organisation “This utterly absurd case of censorship shows the degree to which Facebook’s arbitrary algorithms pose serious threats to the free flow of information and, by extension, to press freedom,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “As Facebook has imposed itself as a leading conveyor of news and information and, as such, is bound by the requirements of responsibility and transparency, we call on its regional desk to immediately lift the censorship on this article.”last_img read more

Four Donegal schools to benefit from Creative Schools initiative

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The Arts Council led ‘Creative Schools’ initiative is to be rolled out at more schools across Donegal this year.The initiative was developed to help children and young people explore and develop their creative sides, and to link them with the arts and creative infrastructure in their local community and nationally.Four schools in Donegal are included this year, they are; Carndonagh Community School, Keadue National School, Rathdonnell National School and St. Cholmcille National School.Each school selected for 2019-20 will be provided with a package of support which includes funding and the expertise of a Creative Associate to work with them directly. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – September 11, 2019 Four Donegal schools to benefit from Creative Schools initiative Twitter Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleBronze for Brian O’Domhaill at Euro MastersNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 11th News Highland Twitter Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article TrainingOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s training newsBattle areas reopenThe armed forces haveresumed routine military training at 21 specially selected areas across the UKafter closing sites to prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease. Allmilitary training areas have been closed since 23 February, with only essentialcoaching continuing during this time. The decision to resume training cameafter discussion between MAFF/SERAD and local farmers. The reopened sites arenot located in infected areas and are not grazed.  www.mod.ukCanon jobs go globalCanon is running aglobal training programme for its senior managers in July. The two-week coursefor the 18 senior executives will focus on developing marketing and peopleskills, the camera and office equipment manufacturer said. The course is beingrun in conjunction with IMD Business School in Lausanne, extends coachingStandard Chartered Bankis rolling out an online training programme to its 18,000 staff, based in HongKong and the UK, over the next four to six weeks. There will be a mixture ofclassroom-based and online training covering subjects such as financialcompliance and IT. Training provider Saba will monitor the effectiveness andthe cost implications for the bank. www.sbc.comlast_img read more

Douglas signs final bills of the 2009-2010 biennium, last as governor

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today signed the last three bills into law, marking the culmination of the 2009-2010 legislative biennium.  As this is Governor Douglas’ last session as governor, today’s final bill signing of H. 781, An Act Relating to Renewable Energy, represents the last bill that will become law under his signature.“It is a tremendous responsibility knowing that, as Governor, my signature has the power to turn an idea into the law of the State of Vermont,” said Governor Douglas.  “In the past eight years, I’ve signed over 750 Acts and Charter Changes – and vetoed a few others.  That the renewable energy bill is the final bill is fitting.  It not only reaffirms Vermont’s deeply held environmental ethic, it builds on the close friendship we share with our neighbors in Quebec – a friendship that Quebec Premier Jean Charest and I have worked hard to cultivate over the past eight years.”In March, Governor Douglas traveled to Quebec City to help seal a long term power agreement with Hydro Quebec and Vermont utilities.  H. 781, An Act Relating to Renewable Energy, includes a provision that will recognize power from Hydro Quebec as renewable, making Vermont to first state to make such an acknowledgement in law and potentially providing additional benefits to Vermonters from the long term agreement.“When I first came into office in 2003, it was a priority for me and my Administration to rebuild a strong relationship with our friends in Quebec,” the Governor said.  “The depth and strength of the Vermont/Quebec relationship today is among my proudest achievements.”Earlier today, Governor Douglas was joined by business leaders and legislators as he signed into law H.783, An Act Relating to Miscellaneous Tax Provisions, and H.790 An Act Relating to Capital Construction and State Bonding.  The Governor hailed both bills as critical to the state’s economic recovery.“At a time when other states are raising taxes, Vermont sent a message that we are ready to aggressively compete for jobs in the post-recession economy by rolling back taxes,” the Governor noted.  “The partial sunset of the capital gains tax increases from last year and reinstating a higher estate tax exclusion through the Miscellaneous Tax Bill are important provisions that will encourage investment and job creation in Vermont.  Further, the Capital Bill’s investments in our state facilities will not only provide needed resources to improve state services, they will create jobs for Vermonters in our building trades by putting them to work on many critical projects.”  Source: Governor’s office. 6.4.2010###last_img read more

2 Long Island Malls Evacuated for Leaks

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two Long Island malls were partially evacuated Monday afternoon following a gas leak at one and a leaky roof at another.Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove closed its Lifestyle Wing, which includes Payless, Starbucks and Sephora before the rest of the mall was closed by the Fire Marshall at about 4 p.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Simon-operated mall. She also said local media reports of a partial collapse of the mall’s roof were not true.New York & Co. suffered the worst water damage. It’s unclear what time the mall will reopen Tuesday.Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station, which is also run by Indiana-based Simon, was partially evacuated as well after workers at a nearby construction site mistakenly ruptured a natural gas line, according to a Suffolk County police spokeswoman.last_img read more

Welcome to your credit union

first_imgMy first financial relationships after graduating from college were with a local bank in the community where I lived and the credit union where I worked. There was great similarity in the operation of the two institutions. Not only did they provide me with the financial services I needed, but the CEOs of both listened to what I told them and responded with sound options. As a result, I developed a long lasting relationship with both and experienced what has now become a lost art.Small financial institutions, both banks and credit unions grew in size and stature because they knew how to treat their customers and members. They took a real interest in every person who walked through their doors because they understood that if they treated that person right, they would be forever loyal to them.  It was important that a bond be created between the person and the financial institution. Every meeting was looked upon as an opportunity to create a strong, lasting relationship that would enable the institution to become the primary financial provider for that person and their family. For an individual, the financial institution that took an interest in them, that listened to their needs, and that provided them with advice was the one in which they would place their confidence. They were comfortable discussing their financial needs as well as their dreams of what they would like to achieve in life. They could talk about a home of their own, a new car, a vacation, money for Christmas, or an education for their children. If times became difficult and they lost their job or took a reduction in salary they knew they could walk through those doors and when they left, things would be better.Times changed, institutions got bigger, CEO’s got busier; the age of computers came upon us and on-line banking and no-teller transactions became the way business was conducted. Personal contact, a one-on-one meeting, listening to what was said, and providing direction slowly faded away and became the exception rather than the rule. And today, in the midst of the worst financial crisis the majority of our citizens have ever experienced, we need the rule back.Credit unions have always championed themselves as being there for their members. They proudly boast about how they began and their dedication to putting members first. People helping people has been their philosophy since day one. Credit unions have experience in dealing with difficult times. When manufacturers closed their facilities the employer sponsored credit union would merge with another so that their members would be taken care of and not lose the services they needed. When tragedy would strike a community, the credit union would step up and provide the help that would make things whole again. When a family had an unexpected event that would change their lives, their credit union was there to help.Now, more than ever, members of credit unions need consideration, counseling, and confidence during these difficult times. Over the next twelve to twenty four months, individuals may experience financial problems that will require individual attention and specific solutions. It is the responsibility of each credit union to uphold the solid reputation they have built of being there when needed. They must bring back the personal touch. When a member walks through the doors, the credit union must make sure they feel and know they have come to the right place. They are in the financial institution where the member always comes first.Credit unions can and must make it happen, again. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Fryzel Michael Fryzel is the former Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration and is now a financial services consultant and government affairs attorney in Chicago. He can be reached at … Detailslast_img read more

Texas county stores bodies in trucks as state sets one-day record for COVID-19 deaths

first_imgTopics : Cortez, a Democrat who serves as the top county official, issued a shelter-in-place order for residents. That mandate put him at odds with Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who maintains that local officials do not have the authority to make residents stay home.Crematoriums in the Hidalgo area have a wait list of two weeks, Cortez said, forcing the county to use five refrigerated trucks that can hold 50 bodies each.Hidalgo’s top medical official, Dr. Ivan Melendez, partly blamed Abbott’s move to override local officials for the spike in coronavirus infections, which he said has jammed the local medical system at every level.”Do I think that a stay-at-home order is medically indicated at this point? Absolutely,” Melendez said. On Tuesday, US deaths from COVID-19 topped 1,000 in a single day for the first time since June 10. More than 142,000 people have died in the country during the past five months and deaths are rising in 23 states, according to the Reuters tally.The country’s three most populous states, Florida, Texas and California, top the list of 44 states where cases are increasing, based on a Reuters analysis.School disputesCalifornia on Wednesday reported more than 12,800 new infections, a one-day record. The state has now eclipsed New York for the highest number of cases overall, although New York has seen far more deaths at 32,000 versus 7,800 in California.The surge has fueled disputes over mandatory mask orders and how best to resume schooling.In Chicago, dozens of teachers staged a socially distant motor protest against Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for Chicago Public Schools to start the academic year with a mix of in-person instruction and remote learning.”If the biggies make the decisions that teachers are going back fully in class, then somebody is going to die. If it isn’t a student, it’ll be a teacher, a teacher’s grandmother or a student’s grandmother,” said retired teacher Jerome Jordan, 78.The protesting teachers said officials have not unveiled a detailed plan to clean schools adequately, provide disinfectant and personal protective equipment and instruct them how to implement social distancing in large groups of children.In Georgia, a third judge has been appointed in the dispute between Republican Governor Brian Kemp and Atlanta’s Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat and mayor of the state’s largest city, over whether people must wear masks.Among the few states seeing a drop in infections was Arizona, another recent hotspot which saw new infections fall 13 percent last week. Hospitalizations in the state have steadily trended downward after peaking on July 13.Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, was encouraged by those trends, his office said in a written statement, but cautioned that it was not time for the public to let down its guard.”We need to continue doing the things we know make a difference: wearing a mask, physically distancing and staying home as much as possible,” Ducey’s office said in the statement.center_img Texas on Wednesday set one-day records for increases in COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations in the state, forcing one county to store bodies in refrigerated trucks and prompting a top health official there to call for new stay-at-home orders.Texas, which reported 197 deaths and 10,893 hospitalizations, has been one of the states hardest hit by the resurgent coronavirus. Hidalgo County, at the southern tip of the state on the US border with Mexico, has seen cases rise 60 percent in the last week, according to a Reuters tally, with deaths doubling to more than 360.”We’ve got to lasso this virus, this stallion, bring the numbers back down and get control of this thing,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said. “Because our hospitals – they’re war zones, they are really struggling right now.”last_img read more

Saturday Results

first_imgIMCA 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..last_img read more

LVR Bombers edge Bateman to capture BC High School AA Tier II Rugby Crown

first_img“This team had lots of heart, will and determination to win,” said Joyce, who has coached the Rugby Program at LVR for the past 10 years. “We were small in numbers but they all stuck together throughout the season.”Martin Mendez score a try and Dylan Dixon converted a penalty kick to give LVR the early 8-0 lead in the heart-stopping final played under wet, soggy conditions.However, Robert Bateman scored a late try in the first half to cut the advantage to 8-7 at halftime.Chase Gilbertson scored in the second half to give the Bombers a 13-7 lead.This is the first year for the Tier system as BC High School Rugby looked to even the playing fields for school from the Interior of the province like L.V. Rogers.The Bombers were ranked first in the eight-team field while Bateman held down the second seed.LVR opened the tournament Wednesday by bouncing D.W. Poppey of Langley 41-14. The Bombers then disposed of Hugh Roberts of Richmond 15-10 in Thursday’s semi final to advance to Saturday’s championship contest.The Bombers also took home the Most Sportsmanllike Trophy en route to the Provincial title.Eli Swan, who accepted the trophy for the Bombers, was selected winner of LVR’s Commissioner award. Swan had a standout tournament for LVR.The Fairview-based school is now putting its support behind the LVR Bombers Girl’s Soccer Team.The Bombers travel to Campbell River to compete in the BC High School Girl’s Championship Tournament beginning Thursday. After the final whistle, jubilation set in for the L.V. Rogers Bombers as the Kootenay Reps captured the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford.”The boys just raced onto the field after the whistle,” Bomber head coach Michael Joyce told The Nelson Daily during a stop on the celebratory bus ride back home.Joyce & Company had good reason to breathe a sigh of relief at full time as Bateman had a chance to win the game.Holding on to the slim lead Matt Calderone of Robert Bateman scored a try with time running out.However, with the official ready to blow the whistle to end the game, the game-winning kick attempt fell short giving LVR the Provincial title.The title the school’s first senior varsity provincial title since its boys volleyball team won a blue banner back in 1994 under the guidance of coach Rand Wayling. LVR did capture a BC Junior Boy’s Basketball crown in 2000, also going undefeated throughout the season like the 2016 Champion Rugby Team, finishing the season a perfect 15-0 with tournament titles in Red Deer and a perfect record in Kamloops.last_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Peter Redekop of Vancouver, British Columbia. JOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “A great trip. Eddie’s done a great job with this filly, and I got on her at the right time. I learned a lot about her. I asked him last time if I could just sit on her and be quiet with her. It worked out well – she exploded with me the last eighth, and I rode her the same way today even though we were shortening up and there was so much speed. The key with a filly like this is they’re professional – let them settle and they’re going to finish for you.“I followed Velvet Mesquite (with Mike Smith up), and she gave me a great lead. Mike’s horse clipped heels just before we crossed the dirt, and I was directly behind him, and I could tell we were getting up close. But I was able to duck to the inside.” EDDIE TRUMAN, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “This race wasn’t really our choice. We think she’s better going long but we wanted a Cal-bred race. Her last race was in open company and this really was our only option for Cal-breds. Gary (Stevens) said he would ride her the same, just sit on her, dead last and . . . before she has run down the hill and been on the lead, so really, she’ll do anything. She is just so sweet. She’s maturing and getting so much smarter and kinder.”center_img TYLER BAZE, HOME JOURNEY, SECOND: “She may have been a little tired. She ran really hard. We were flyin’ but she was doing it with her ears pricked. I think it’s better to let them go fast than to take hold of them and fight. I just let her go. She can be temperamental so I just wanted to get along with her the best I could. She ran a huge race, she really did. She gave it all she had.”TRAINER QUOTES -30-last_img read more