AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIf only his grandparents could see him now.Chandler Nunnikhoven has bought back their beloved Iowa farmstead after it slipped out of the family hands in the 1990’s when the elderly couple reached their 80’s and could no longer handle the upkeep.After a century under the same lineage of farmers, the three barns fell into even more disrepair under the new owners.Now, 147 years after the farm’s original horse barn was hand-hewn by the Loynachans using nearby American elms, the 24-year-old seized a second chance on behalf of his family. Chandler purchased the property and hired Amish barn builders to help him restore the farm’s historical heritage.(READ the original story in the Des Moines Register and READ the update this week about how the barn renovations)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
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There are fears that the deepening crisis will have a negative impact on a Peruvian economy which had been performing relatively healthily in recent years, with low inflation.Scenes of oxygen shortages in Peru as Covid-19 crisis deepensAccording to gasworld’s Business Intelligence’s 2018 report on the market, in the decade between 2008 and 2018 GDP grew by an average of 4.9% when adjusted for inflation.Telecommunications and financial services have been the main contributors to a growing Peruvian economy which still has a long way to go until it fully modernises and, therefore, a great deal of potential to be realised.In recent years, economic activity in the country has benefitted from a favourable international context, particularly from improving terms of trade. The combination of economic modernisation, natural resource abundance and continued improvements in economic governance and political stability had been helping Peru to emerge as one of the most stable economies in Latin America.Industrial gas growthAgainst this improving backdrop, the industrial gas market in Peru has been steadily growing too, at a similar average annual growth rate of 4.5% for the decade from 2008-2018. This resulted in a Peruvian industrial gases market worth just under $170m in 2018.The current crisis at the hands of coronavirus puts the attention squarely on the country’s healthcare sector and oxygen supply, two sectors that go hand-in-hand. Oxygen is indeed the most prominent gas in Peru by revenues, however it is to the metallurgy business that it is perhaps most closely linked.Metallurgy is the most important end-use sector in Peru from a point of view of gas sales, accounting for almost half of the revenues in the region (46.5%) in 2018. The next two main revenue generating end-users are the refining and manufacturing industries, with market shares of 16.6% and 8%, respectively. All the other end-user markets are responsible for less than 7.5% of the industrial gas revenues in Peru, including the healthcare sector – which made up just 7.2% of industrial gas revenues (primarily oxygen) in 2018.
The 50 m long vessel was jacked from its cradle at the shipyard and transported by Vanguard’s 22-axle SPMT configuration over a distance of about 5 km to the port.”As the waterfront area has grown and developed, it has become busier and more built up, creating certain challenges for the movement of abnormal loads,” said project engineer Roland Cumings.After being stored in a holding area at night in order to cause as little disruption as possible, the vessel was transported to the synchrolift at the Victoria & Albert Waterfront in Cape Town harbour.The cargo was then installed on bogeys at the synchrolift, ready for the tide in the early hours of the next morning. The synchrolift, which is situated at the Albert Basin, then lowered the vessel into the water on a platform with nine pairs of synchronous, steel wire rope winches along the support jetties.”Missing the optimal launch time of 04.30 am on a Friday morning could have meant a 28-day delay before the next opportunity, so there was no lee-way for any hold-ups or errors,” said Cumings. www.vanguard.co.za
Paul Lambert was left proud of his Aston Villa players despite falling to a 1-0 defeat to rivals West Brom at the Hawthorns.Craig Gardner scored the game’s only goal as Alan Irvine’s men secured the bragging rights in the west Midlands derby.But Lambert believes Kieran Richardson’s red card for a studs-up lunge on Stephane Sessegnon changed the game and made it an uphill battle for his side.The Northern Irishman said: “I always believed we had a chance of scoring, even when we changed to a back-three it was backs to the wall for West Brom at times, but the sending off definitely changed the game.“I think at 11v11 we were dominant with the ball and we looked good, the sending off gave us a bit of an uphill battle, but I have to compliment the team for how they reacted.”The 43-year-old believes that his side will bounce back despite their mini-revival coming to an end at the Hawthorns.“We’re confident at the moment and that’s the pleasing thing, everyone in there is disappointed but at 11v10 we gave it a good go which is pleasing to see.”
(Missourinet) The Missouri Senate leader will file legislation in December in Jefferson City to increase penalties for alleged illegal slot machines, setting the slot machine issue up as a major one for the 2020 legislative session.Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, told Missourinet on Wednesday that his legislation will enhance the penalties for the alleged illegal slot machines, which are also known as video lottery terminals (VLTs).They can be found in bars, restaurants, gas stations and convenience stores.Missouri’s first criminal case involving the alleged illegal slots will go to trial in December in western Missouri’s Platte County.Pro Tem Schatz says the Missouri Gaming Commission has received multiple reports of sites that have these machines. The Missouri State Highway Patrol testified in October that the number of complaints it’s received about illegal gambling has increased from 39 in 2018 to at least 145 this year.Most of those complaints are about alleged illegal slots.A Missouri House gaming committee has held five hearings since August, and the slot machine issue has dominated discussion at three of them. House Special Interim Committee on Gaming Chairman Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, predicts the slot machine issue will end up at the Missouri Supreme Court. He told the audience during an October hearing that whichever side loses the Platte County case will appeal.Schatz’s proposal will likely face some opposition. During a committee hearing last week in Jefferson City, representatives from convenience stories and restaurants testified they support legislation to allow the machines in their establishments.The company that operates 74 Break Time convenience stores in Missouri says video lottery terminals have saved convenience stores in other states.MFA Oil Company vice president James Greer of Columbia tells state lawmakers that Break Time would probably use the terminals in 25 of their 74 stores, if Missouri lawmakers approve legislation to do so.“We are open to a separate room. We are open to a cordoned-off area, we will live with whatever rule comes out of that,” Greer testifies.The co-owner of six St. Louis-area restaurants also wants Missouri lawmakers to allow the VLTs in establishments like his, saying it will help restaurants attract new customers and keep up with minimum wage increases. Webster Groves resident Chris Marshall, who co-owns Llywelyn’s Pub, testified last week before the House gaming committee, saying the machines can also help managers invest money in restaurant renovations.“In documents I have seen, the average restaurant in Illinois that has five video game machines can average additional revenue of approximately $5,000 per month,” Marshall testifies.He tells lawmakers he’s had to close a restaurant and diversify. Llywelyn’s Pub has six St. Louis locations: Soulard, Webster Groves, St. Peters, St. Charles, O’Fallon and Wildwood.But opponents say the machines are illegal and are hurting public education.The Missouri Gaming Association, which represents the state’s 13 casinos, opposes legalizing the VLTs, saying they are illegal and bypass Missouri voters.And the Missouri Lottery has testified that alleged illegal slot machines are hurting public education in the Show-Me State. Lottery executive director May Scheve Reardon testified in September, telling lawmakers there’s a major issue with the alleged illegal slots along the I-44 corridor, from St. James to Lebanon.
Again TFA apologises for any inconvenience caused. The weather in Sydney has been nothing short of atrocious forcing the closure of all our training venues. We have tried all possible alternatives including all weather venues but have had no luck. With most venues in Sydney controlled by local councils, once closed there is little we can do. Therefore the decision, which wasn’t taken lightly, was made this morning to cancel the camp in order to save valuable funds for flights and accommodation to be used at a later date.The training camp for the Trans Tasman Squads will look to be rescheduled after consultation with all coaching staff. We will advise of the new dates as soon as we are able.
Are you an innovative student, looking to make a positive contribution and receive some valuable experience in a fast-paced sporting environment? Are you looking for a thrilling step ahead in your career, in what will arguably be ‘Australia’s largest sporting community’?Touch Football Australia (TFA) is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the Touch Football Australia Student Internship Program in our National Office in Canberra (Deakin). The TFA Student Internship Program provides paid and unpaid placement opportunities for students undertaking tertiary studies either through University or Vocational Education Institutions. A summary of the 2016 TFA Internship roles available immediately and throughout next year, follows:TFA has a formal Student Internship Program which outlines detailed information according to appointment processes, successful candidates and organisational/operational expectations. The Candidates will be required to provide a Curriculum Vitae, and complete an Expression of Interest Form addressing the Internship selection criteria and provide via email to [email protected] Applications close on Friday, 11 March 2016. To view the 2016 position descriptions and the TFA Student Internship Program please click on the following attachments. For enquiries about these exciting opportunities, please contact Tara Steel via email [email protected] or phone (02) 6212 2800.Related Filestfa_student_internship_program_framework_2016-pdftouch_football_australia_student_internship_positions_advertisements_2016-pdftouch_football_australia_student_internship_program_2016_position_descriptions-pdfRelated LinksTFA Internships