The act that gave the Environmental Protect Agency the power to be tougher on water pollution was passed by Congress in 1972. Since then the CWA has done a lot to clean up U.S. waterways, though experts still say there is more to do.For more information visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/clean-water-act-2012_n_1874980.html?ref=topbar
Indonesia has raised another Rp 62.62 trillion (US$4.05 billion) from government debt papers (SUN) and is in talks with several development banks to raise another $750 million to finance its widening state budget amid the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.The Finance Ministry’s director for government debt papers, Deni Ridwan, said the government had issued three series of bonds through private placements with commercial and shariah banks on Monday.“Banks are the buyers in the private placements as they look to meet Bank Indonesia’s new requirement of higher reserves in government bonds,” Deni told The Jakarta Post by text message on Tuesday. “COVID-19 emergency funds worth around $200 million to $250 million from the Islamic Development Bank are in the negotiation process,” the finance minister said in a statement on Tuesday.The World Bank and the AIIB were also committed to providing $250 million in funds each for Indonesia’s COVID-19 response, according to the minister. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), meanwhile, has approved $1.5 billion in loans to support Indonesia’s efforts to strengthen public health and the economy.Previously, the country has raised $4.3 billion in dollar-denominated bonds, including the longest-dated 50-year US dollar bond ever issued by an Asian nation, earlier this month. It also sold around Rp 14 trillion of sharia sovereign bonds last week.The central bank has bought Rp 1.72 trillion in a regular auction on Tuesday last week. It has also bought Rp 2.93 trillion on Wednesday in a “greenshoe option”, BI’s head of monetary operations Nanang Hendarsah said according to Reuters.Regulation in Lieu of Law No. 1/2020 issued in March allows the central bank to purchase government bonds directly at auction. Previously, the central bank was only allowed to buy government bonds in the secondary market.Read also: Indonesia to issue Rp 450 trillion in ‘pandemic bonds’ to finance COVID-19 fightFitch Solutions expects Indonesia’s government debt to average 45.3 percent of GDP between 2020 and 2023 compared to 33.1 percent of GDP in the past five years, as the government rolled out tax incentives, including permanent corporate income tax cuts.“As a result, the public debt load is likely to increase significantly during this period, even with offsetting tax policies,” Fitch noted. “It is likely that the ownership structure of government securities will change to some extent with foreign investors’ lowering their holdings considerably and BI seen to expand its balance sheet.”Fitch, however, expressed confidence that, once the worst was over, “Sri Mulyani will ramp up efforts to bring government spending back in line and broaden the revenue base.”Topics : Bank Indonesia (BI) requires that bank buy government bonds after cutting banks’ reserve requirement ratio by 200 basis points (bps) for commercial banks and 50 bps for sharia banks, providing the financial system with Rp 102 trillion in liquidity in a move that is expected to help the government fund the COVID-19 battle, Governor Perry Warjiyo said recently.The government has increased this year’s budget financing by raising Rp 1 quadrillion in loans, a 286 percent jump from the original target of Rp 351.9 billion. It will issue nearly Rp 450 trillion worth of “pandemic bonds” and revise up its bond sales target by Rp 160.2 trillion to Rp 549.6 trillion this year to address the widening budget deficit, which could reach 5.07 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).Read also: Explainer: Indonesia to finance coronavirus battle mostly through debtThe government is also in talks to earn $750 million worth of loans from several development banks, namely the Islamic Development Bank, the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said.
Michael Oliver sent Ainsley Maitland-Niles off for two bookings in the first half (Getty Images)Arsenal’s first chance of the half arrived after 35 minutes when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang latched onto a ball forward and teed up Alex Iwobi but his low, left-footed shot from inside the penalty box lacked conviction and was easily saved by Kasper Schmeichel.Less than 60 seconds later and Arsenal were reduced to ten men when Ainsley Maitland-Niles was dismissed for a second bookable offence for a late challenge on Maddison. While Maitland-Niles could have few complaints about his second yellow, his first for another foul on Maddison, looked slightly harsh.Unai Emery was furious with the decision, chucking his coat towards the Arsenal bench shortly after remonstrating with the fourth official. His team remained on the back foot for the remainder of the half, Leno again making a smart stop to deny a low Vardy strike before the break. Eventually, Leicester got their second goal to kill the game five minutes from time as Vardy finally got on the scoresheet. Schmeichel’s booming kick upfield deceived the Arsenal back four with Vardy sprinting onto the loose ball, lobbing a shot off the bar and then nodding in the rebound.In the final minute of injury time, Leicester capped a wonderful performance with their third through Vardy tapping into an empty net following an excellent run and pass from Pereira.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Leicester ran out 3-0 winners over Arsenal at the King Power Stadium (Getty Images)Arsenal’s top-four hopes took another huge dent as they slumped to a third successive Premier League defeat as Leicester City beat them 3-0 at the King Power Stadium.Much has been made of Arsenal’s problems away from home this season and should they fail to make the top-four their results on the road will be a big reason why.Following a couple of half-chances for the hosts, James Maddison came closest to breaking the deadlock on 19 minutes as his low drive from the edge of the area whistled inches past the post, with Bernd Leno relieved to see it end up outside the posts.AdvertisementAdvertisementTen minutes later and Leno was called into action, impressively palming a goal-bound Wilfred Ndidi header to safety after the Nigerian had been picked out by a pinpoint Maddison corner. Shortly after, Jamie Vardy had his first sighter, latching onto a Marc Albrighton long ball before lobbing a volley over the bar.ADVERTISEMENT Youri Tielemans celebrating with James Maddison for Leicester’s opening goal (Getty Images)Laurent Koscielny was introduced at the interval for Iwobi with Mustafi switching to right-back and perhaps in expectation at that change, Brendan Rodgers swapped Ndidi for Harvey Barnes with the 21-year-old taking his place on Leicester’s left flank.Just before the hour mark, Arsenal’s resistance was finally broken. The influential Maddison collected the ball on the right wing and flighted a wonderful cross into the box for Youri Tielemans to run onto and head confidently beyond Leno into the bottom corner. It was the Belgian’s third goal since joining from Monaco in January.Tielemans, who is sure to have his pick of clubs this summer, was inches away from doubling his and Leicester’s lead with 20 minutes remaining with a wonderful effort from distance that flew wide before Ricardo Pereira, Barnes and Maddison drew a triple stop from Leno.8 – Since Brendan Rodgers became Leicester manager, Jamie Vardy has scored more Premier League goals than any other player. Hatful. #LEIARS— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 28, 2019 Arsenal’s top-four hopes suffer a fresh blow with comprehensive defeat at Leicester Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 1:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link252Shares Advertisement
This Sanctuary Cove castle has undergone an amazing transformation over the past two years.IT resembles a modern-day castle with turret-style balconies and a stone path leading to the grand arched front door. The Sanctuary Cove mansion, which has hit the market with a $3 million price tag, may be fit for royalty now but it wasn’t always so palatial.Owners Matthew and Elena Harbottle have spent the past two years transforming the property from dated to lavish. The home before the renovation.They bought it in 2016 as a renovation project.“It was actually the first home that we saw when we were planning the move up to the Gold Coast from rural Victoria,” Mr Harbottle said.They fell in love with its design but Mr Harbottle said the bold colours were “all wrong”.“It was of a very specific taste,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe kitchen is much more versatile now. The perfect place to relax after a hard day. The foyer is a breath of fresh air. Before the renovation, it was dark and small.Mr Harbottle said his wife scoured the internet for inspiration that would help them breathe new life into the property.“She’s hit the nail on the head with an old-school Hamptons look,” he said.They wasted no time getting to work after moving in.“We’ve got two little boys under five years old and a labrador so it’s been pretty hectic,” Mr Harbottle said. The Harbottle family disliked the colours of the home when they bought it in 2016.“It is such a big house that we didn’t really know where to start.“We focused on the kids’ bedrooms first.”The renovation included removing a wall from the kitchen and building another to create a media room and library, and repainting and revarnishing all the wood throughout the home.Standout features include a detailed staircase, checkered flooring, a diamond-shaped skylight above the foyer, and a pool and spa overlooking the river.It also has a separate pool house.Mr Harbottle said it had been a labour of love and they were excited to start another renovation.“I think we’ll go on a holiday first and then regroup and go again,” he said. Matthew and Elena Harbottle moved from rural Victoria to renovate the home and the result is breathtaking. Matthew Harbottle with sons Jenson and Nico. Picture Glenn Hampson
More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago31 Gloucester St, Whitfield“This home is positioned close to the popular Edge Hill and Whitfield local cafes, restaurants and shops, the Cairns Botanical Gardens, the Tanks Precinct, the Arrow walking tracks, International and Domestic Airports, Cairns CBD and Esplanade,” Ms Edwards said.“For those who love cooking and entertaining, a central, well-appointed, large kitchen with quality stainless steel appliances, including gas cook top, granite bench tops, ample storage space and servery to the outdoor area will bring a smile to your face. 31 Gloucester St, WhitfieldSTYLISH, generous and spacious — this home in one of Cairns’ premier suburbs is guaranteed to have plenty of interest in coming weeks. With five-bedrooms, three-bathrooms, an office, three-car garage and a pool, the whole family will have room to move and, most importantly, relax.LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill agent Nadine Edwards said the exclusive, elevated home at 31 Gloucester St was in a sought-after part of Whitfield.Generous living areas across two levels extend to oversized outdoor entertainment areas which provide the ideal space to absorb the tranquil leafy surrounds and panoramic views. 31 Gloucester St, Whitfield“There is a media room which could also be a sixth bedroom and the master bedroom has a walk-in robe, ensuite and direct access to its own private balcony and heated spa.”In the yard, a stunning 13-metre Magna lap pool with a wet edge and waterfall is perfectly positioned adjacent to the downstairs entertainment area.Established tropical gardens with alfresco paved and timber areas and landscaped garden alcoves completes the lush atmosphere and ambience.The home is wired from smart technologies and includes a video intercom at the front entry, double car accommodation with remote control entry and internal access into the home.Solar panels, a GenSet switch to move electric power supply to and from the generator during a power outage and a seven station irrigation system complete the outstanding property package.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has completed the Record of Decision (ROD) for proposed commercial dredging permits on the Kansas River. Five applicants have received proposed permits to extract sand and gravel from the river by hydraulic dredging. The Corps regulates the proposed dredging under the authority of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.The permits would authorize the annual commercial dredging of up to 1.9 million total tons of aggregate from the river over the next five years, in compliance with the revised Regulatory Plan and special conditions minimizing and mitigating project-related impacts to the Kansas River.If accepted, commercial dredging permits for the Kansas River will be issued to Kaw Valley Companies, Inc., Holliday Sand and Gravel Company, and Masters Dredging in the Kansas City-Lawrence, Kansas area and Builders Choice Aggregates and LBB, LLC near Topeka, Kansas.Permitting involved a decision about whether the proposed work should be allowed to continue, be restricted in the amount or location and what other conditions are appropriate for the performance of this work. The Corps’ decisions to continue permitting commercial dredging on the Kansas River involve various levels of review, normally completed on a five-year cycle. An Environmental Impact Statement began in 2015 for the most recent review cycle.Under the proposed new permits, five commercial dredging companies would be authorized to extract up to a combined total of 1.9 million tons of aggregate per year from the Kansas River for the next five years.They are required to adhere to the special conditions of the permit authorizations, including compliance with the revised Regulatory Plan.The river bed will continue to be monitored every two years during the permit period by completion of channel cross-section surveying and data from those surveys will be used as part of the Regulatory Plan and for reevaluation prior to the issuance of any future permits for this type of dredging work.
Source: PixabayMalaysian marine services and vessel provider Coastal Contracts has been awarded charter contracts for two of its vessels. Coastal Contracts said in a Bursa Malaysia filing on Friday that its subsidiaries, Coastal Transport and Coastal International Marine, had won charter contracts for two units of offshore support vessels (OSVs).The company added that the contracts consist of a short-term contract and a long-term contract with a firm period of up to three years. The long-term contract has an extension option of up to a maximum of two years.The company has not provided any details regarding the value of the contracts nor the client.
The Batesville Boys and Girls Track team opened up their season last night hosting Franklin County. Despite the slight chill in the air, the weather was almost perfect for a track meet and many athletes took advantage of that. One in particular, RobertStrobel, who was outstanding in the pole vault as he broke the school record set back in 1992 (by his pole vault coach, Dave Bedel at 13’3″). Robert vaulted to 13’6″ and also had a great attempt at 14’0″! Congratulations Robert! The boys were victoriousscoring 84.5 points to FC’s 46.5. The girls, however, came up just short as FC got them by just 5 points, 68.5-63.5.We did bring home several blue ribbons throughout the night and they went to:Garrett Wagner-110H (14.79), 300m H (39.47)-both VERY close to the school recordCaleb Moster-1600m run (4:46.56), 800m run (2:10.44), 3200m run (10:30.47); Robert Strobel-pole vualt (13’6″); Morgan Meyer-high jump (4’8″); Sarah Poltrack -1600m run (5:45.47), 800m run (2:39.5); Haylee Harmeyer-400m dash (1:01.88)Emma Gausman-3200m run (12:35.2); 4 x 100m relay of Garrett Wagner, CJ Thomas, Robert Strobel, Gavin Koester (45.50); 4 x 400m relays of Ian Yorn, Quinten Gowdy, Gavin Koester, Garrett Wagner (3:42.03) and Liz Loichinger, Alison Muckerheide, Sarah Poltrack and Haylee Harmeyer (4:30.28); 4 x 800m relays of Quinten Gowdy, Adam Moster, Ian Yorn, Caleb Moster (8:48.06) and Mary Poltrack, Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman and Sarah Poltrack (10:27.49).2nd place ribbons went to: Ben Krieg-discus; Peyton Meyer-high jump; Jon Kurtz -shot put; Chris Laymon-long jump; Nathan Bedel-pole vault; Trevor Gartenman-110 hurdles; Adam Moster-1600 run and 3200m run; Henry Lipinski-300m hurdles; Quinten Gowdy-800m run; Gavin Koester-200m dash; Katherine Roell-shot put; Stephanie Nobbe-pole vault, 100m dash, 200m dash; Liz Loichinger-1600m run and 800m run; Audrey Maupin-300m hurdles; Mary Poltrack-3200m run.3rd place ribbons were: Jon Kurtz-discus; Josh Nobbe-long jump; Nathan Bedel-110 hurldes; Gavin Koester-100m dash; Quinten Gowdy-1600m run; Ian Yorn-400m dash; Peyton Meyer-200m dash; Alison Muckerheide-long jump and 200m dash; Melanie Werner-pole vault; Katherine Roell-discus; Morgan Meyer-100m dash.Congratulations Bulldogs! Next meet is Thursday at home again as Batesville will host Lawrenceburg. Field events begin at 5pm and running events at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,191; 2. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,157; 3. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,150; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,130; 5. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,127; 6. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 1,122; 7. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,113; 8. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 1,099; 9. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,083; 10. Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,073; 11. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,065; 12. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,057; 13. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., and Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., both 1,036; 15. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, Iowa, 1,032; 16. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,029; 17. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, Iowa, 1,025; 18. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa, 1,021; 19. Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, Minn., 1,016; 20. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,008.IMCA Late Models – 1. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 774; 2. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 756; 3. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 753; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 737; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 728; 6. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 676; 7. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 664; 8. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 637; 9. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 636; 10. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 628; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 606; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 587; 13. Thad Wilson, Moline, Ill., 581; 14. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, and Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, each 571; 17. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, 566; 18. Todd Johnson, Mitchellville, Iowa, 543; 19. Randy Havlik, Ankeny, Iowa, 531; 20. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 524.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 733; 2. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 723; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 720; 4. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 716; 5. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 686; 6. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 681; 7. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 648; 8. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 636; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 634; 10. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 623; 11. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 609; 12. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 603; 13. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, and Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, each 601; 16. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 595; 17. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 574; 18. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 563; 19. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 553; 20. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 541.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,199; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,146; 3. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,141; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,138; 5. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,132; 6. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,113; 7. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 1,104; 8. Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa, 1,087; 9. Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb., 1,085; 10. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 1,060; 11. Norman Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 1,059; 12. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,046; 13. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 1,036; 14. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,035; 15. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,025; 16. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, 1,024; 17. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,016; 18. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,012; 19. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,005; 20. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,003. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,189; 2. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,181; 3. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,134; 4. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,125; 5. August Bach, Newton, Iowa, 1,100; 6. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 1,086; 7. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,084; 8. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,083; 9. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 1,069; 10. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,037; 11. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,009; 12. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 993; 13. Dave Riley, Sioux City, Iowa, 977; 14. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 961; 15. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 947; 16. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 924; 17. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 917; 18. Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb., 905; 19. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 876; 20. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 868.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,180; 2. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 1,124; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,082; 4. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 1,021; 5. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 862; 6. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 746; 7. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 733; 8. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 729; 9. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 716; 10. Dustin Leatherman, Muskogee, Okla., 626; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 609; 12. T. J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 583; 13. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 571; 14. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 565; 15. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, and Caden Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., both 546; 17. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 544; 18. Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, 523; 19. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 507; 20. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 477.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,175; 2. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,166; 3. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,162; 4. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,138; 5. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,127; 6. Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D., 1,107; 7. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,101; 8. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,096; 9. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, and Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, both 1,072; 11. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 1,034; 12. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,015; 13. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 1,004; 14. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 966; 15. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 958; 16. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 956; 17. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 948; 18. Brian Davidson, Bennington, Kan., and Cory Rose, Boone, Iowa, both 945; 20. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 936.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,178; 2. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., and Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,119; 4. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,116; 5. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,081; 6. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., and Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,077; 8. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., 1,070; 9. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 1,062; 10. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,044; 11. Randy Nelson, Albion, Neb., 1,036; 12. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,031; 13. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 975; 14. James Roose, Grandview, Iowa, 972; 15. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 958; 16. Cody Van Dusen, Atalissa, Iowa, 941; 17. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 859; 18. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 811; 19. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 802; 20. Daniel Campbell, Muscatine, Iowa, 794.
Robin van Persie has rejected claims he is not happy working under new Manchester United manager David Moyes. Van Persie has not scored since. Indeed, he has barely had a chance of note in the draw with Chelsea and defeat at Liverpool on Sunday, where his only opportunity came near the end, which he slid into the side-netting. And reports have emerged claiming Van Persie is not too impressed with Moyes’ methods. But the 30-year-old Dutchman insists the stories are false. “It’s great working with the new manager David Moyes,” Van Persie told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. “He has his own style and methods and I like them. “I’m happy with Moyes’ style. He does his own training sessions, he’s close with the players and, with his staff, prepares us very well for the next opponent. That keeps us in shape. “Luckily, winning the title last year gave us the hunger for more.” Van Persie was United’s big acquisition last year, but Moyes, who succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm at the start of the summer, almost missed out on a star signing this time. In the end United managed to recruit Belgium international Marouane Fellaini from Everton in the final minutes before the transfer window closed, bolstering their midfield options, but they missed out on targets including Leighton Baines, Ander Herrera, Cesc Fabregas, Sami Khedira and Fabio Coentrao. So eager were United to land Fellaini that they ended up paying £27.5million – £4million more than if they had exercised an option in the player’s contract which expired at the end of July. Golden Boot winner in the last two seasons, Van Persie collected his first Premier League title in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge. The Dutchman started this campaign well too, netting both goals in United’s Community Shield win over Wigan and another double in the comfortable opening-day triumph at Swansea. Press Association