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National FFA CEO Explains Why Indianapolis is the ‘Right Choice’ for…

first_img National FFA CEO Explains Why Indianapolis is the ‘Right Choice’ for ConventionNational FFA CEO Mark PoeschlIndianapolis will remain the home for the National FFA Convention and Expo for the next 13 years. The National FFA Organization, which also calls Indianapolis home, made the announcement last week that it had committed to Indy from 2025-2031 over Atlanta. National FFA chief executive officer Mark Poeschl said in a Facebook Live video that there were a number of considerations that went into this decision.“We look at all sorts of things. Safety and security, availability of hotels, types of hotel rooms, cost for our guests to come to the hotel, the traffic, where they were going to have to stay in proximity (to the convention center), the amount of new hotels that were being built, where we could hold career leadership development events, if we could have a rodeo, do they have a state fairgrounds. Of course, we use all those. So, when we presented the proposal to our board of directors, they were quick to agree that Indianapolis was the right choice.”Poeschl said they needed to round up just 56 more people to reach 70,000 attendees of the 2018 convention. He expects the event to only get bigger.“We got to the point where, with the size of our event, we kind of have to look at Super Bowl type cities with those kinds of facilities. Also, thinking toward the centennial in not too many years, I don’t think it’s outside the realm of possibility we could have 100,000 guests come to our convention in 2028.”Poeschl was joined by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana FFA state officers for the Facebook Live video explaining the decision to stay. We’ve shared the video and you can find it at the Hoosier Ag Today Facebook page. SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Dec 18, 2018 Previous articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Making Your Organic Soil Matter PayNext articleKevin Kalb Again at the Top in Corn Yield Contest Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter National FFA CEO Explains Why Indianapolis is the ‘Right Choice’ for Convention SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News National FFA CEO Explains Why Indianapolis is the ‘Right Choice’ for Conventionlast_img read more

Big Ten Champs!

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)?Big Ten Champions.?That was the chant from the crowd of students that floodedthe floor after the final buzzer. That was the message the Kohl Center videoboard boldly proclaimed. That?s what the Wisconsin Badgers are.?It?s absolutely awesome. Point blank. ? This is why weplay,? Brian Butch said.?It?s just as good the third time,? head coach Bo Ryan saidto the roaring approval of the frenzied mass of fans.?This team, they truly are a team,? UW Athletic DirectorBarry Alvarez said as Michael Flowers darted around the court, showing off hischampionship T-shirt while his fellow seniors took turns being hoisted on theshoulders of the celebrating fans. ?No individual stars. I think the coachingstaff did a terrific job of coaching. ? That?s why they?re champions.?In complete control of its destiny in the Big Tenchampionship picture after Purdue lost to Ohio State Tuesday, Wisconsinemphatically took care of business Wednesday night, scoring a 77-44 win overPenn State on Senior Night at the Kohl Center to clinch at least a share of theconference crown for the third time since Ryan arrived in Madison seven yearsago and the 17th time in school history.?I think it still kind of seems surreal,? center GregStiemsma said after the team had cut down the net. ?I don?t know if it is fateor what it is.?The way the Badgers have been playing of late, fate hasnothing to do with it. Wisconsin is peaking at the perfect time, playing itsbest basketball at the end of the season when it is paramount to do so, andperforming at as high a level as any team in the country.With a win over Northwestern Saturday, the Badgers canclinch the outright title.?They keep playing like they have, they can go a long way (inthe NCAA tournament),? Alvarez said.?I thought they?d be good, but to win the championship, no.?This one was never close. The Badgers raced to a 34-17halftime lead over the Nittany Lions and extended it to as many as 37 points inthe second half thanks to an early 14-3 spurt that got the offense going againand coasted the rest of the way to a blowout victory.The score was tied 7-7 a little more than three minutes intothe game after Penn State?s Andrew Jones converted a jumper. But from thatpoint on, the Badgers would more than double the Nittany Lions, outscoring PennState 70-34 over the final 36 minutes. It was perhaps UW?s best game of theseason.Wisconsin first put some real distance between itself andPenn State with a 12 minute 20-5 run that pushed the lead to 27-12 with 4:46left in the first half that was capped by a Flowers 3-pointer off an assistfrom Trevon Hughes.It was only fitting that on Senior Night, UW?s seniors keyedthe run, as Flowers, Butch and Stiemsma combined to score 14 of the 20 points.Stiemsma scored six of his season-high 10 points in the run,including a vicious dunk off one of Flowers? game-high nine assists.After the Nittany Lions cut the lead back to 10 points at27-17, the Badgers closed out the half scoring seven unanswered points to takeall the momentum with them into halftime.Marcus Landry helped put the game totally out of reach atthe beginning of the second half, scoring eight points and grabbing tworebounds in the first six minutes as UW extended its lead to 28 points after a14-3 run.?Those are the types of starts I like to have,? Landry said.?Every game, whether it?s defensively or offensively, I think I can contributeto the team in a lot of different ways. The start we had wasn?t just from me,it was from the whole team.?As the final minute ran off the clock, the only suspenseleft resided in whether or not the Grateful Red would join the championshipcelebration by rushing the floor.The students did, and Big Ten Deputy Commissioner BradTraviolia presented the Badgers with the conference championship trophy, a newtoy Wisconsin has no intention of letting anyone else enjoy.?You never want to share anything. It?s never fun,? Butchsaid.last_img read more

AFCON: FIFA warn Liverpool over Matip selection

first_imgThat means Liverpool could be without Matip until they play Tottenham Hotspur on February 11 should Cameroon reach the Nations Cup final in Libreville, Gabon.In a statement on Sunday Liverpool said it was their view “that the player should be available for club football during the period of the competition and will continue to work for a speedy and unambiguous resolution”.But the FIFA official warned: “FIFA also indicated that any potential violation of the relevant rules would be the subject of an investigation by its disciplinary commission.”Matip has returned to fitness after an ankle problem.Share on: WhatsApp Klopp will have to do without MatipZurich, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA warned Liverpool on Monday they cannot play Joel Matip unless Africa Cup of Nations participants Cameroon give the Premier League title-chasers permission.The key central defender missed Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday amid a disagreement over his international status and he could be unavailable for the next month.Matip last year announced he no longer wished to be considered for selection by Cameroon and was not named in their Africa Cup of Nations squad.But the 25-year-old, who last played for Cameroon in September 2015, did figure in a preliminary squad list.In a statement a FIFA spokesperson told AFP that Liverpool had been directed to study article five of its rules.It states that “a player who has been called up by his association for one of its representative teams is, unless otherwise agreed, not entitled to play for his club during the period for which he has been released, plus an additional period of five days”.last_img read more

Florida woman catches duo having sex in her yard

first_imgOfficials are reporting that they arrested two people outside of a home in Key West after the resident of the home told officials she caught the duo drunk and having sex in her front yard.The incident was reported Monday afternoon at a home on Margaret st.The resident who was not identified, told police that she heard a commotion in her front yard and went outside to investigate. That’s when she found the two people having sex up against the wall of her house and called the police.When authorities arrived they found 49-year-old Teresa Ann Behan and 36-year-old Stephen James Dean still undressed in the woman’s yard. Behan admitted to authorities that she and Dean had been having sex in yard before kicking and punching one of the officers.Both Behan and Dean were arrested and are now facing charges of indecent exposure and trespassing. Behan was charged with additional felonies for attacking the officers, while Dean was also charged with threatening to kill the officers.last_img read more

Third time’s a charm for Lancashire’s Harris

first_img7 Jul 2019 Third time’s a charm for Lancashire’s Harris It was a case of third time lucky for Lancashire’s Geoff Harris when he won the English Men’s Open Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship at The Leicestershire Golf Club.The 37-year-old, England’s Golf Coast Manager from Formby, finished third at Beau Desert in 2017 and second to Nick Day last year at Long Ashton but this time he finally got his hands on the Logan Trophy after closing with a three under par 67 to pip last year’s winner by a single shot on five-under par 205.Harris started the final round level with Day after opening rounds of 68 and 70 but immediately went ahead with a birdie on the second where he hit an 8-iron into four feet. He dropped a shot with a three-putt at the fourth but then birdied the 10th, 12th and 13th before finishing his round with five straight pars.“I must admit I’m more relieved that anything else,” said the new champion, who won once on the PGA EuroPro Tour back in 2004 before being reinstated as an amateur. “After finishing third at Beau Desert two years ago, and then a distant second to Nick last year at Long Ashton, I was beginning to wonder if my chance had gone.“I played very nicely. The golf course is in fantastic condition but it is pretty firm and fast so you have to be careful where you hit it.“I just tried to keep in the play as best as I could and see if I could get a couple of putts to drop. I only hit one driver today and it worked very nicely. I’m delighted to get my name on a trophy as prestigious as this one.”39-year-old Day, from Henbury Golf Club in Gloucestershire, made left-hander Harris work all the way before finally relinquishing the title he won by nine shots 12 months before. He went into the last round tied with Harris and Pleasington’s Calum Metcalfe after two opening rounds of 69 and went on to birdie both the fourth and the sixth before 12 consecutive pars from the seventh saw him post a 68 which left him one shot behind the winner on four under par 206.David Cook, from Parkstone Golf Club in Dorset, also fired a closing 68 to finish alone in third place on 207 while Metcalfe added a 70 to the course record 65 he carded in the second round to secure fourth place one shot further behind.American William Smith and Oliver Willson from Longcliffe both closed with level par rounds of 70 to finish fifth and sixth respectively while Blankney’s Craig Toyne dropped back to eighth place with a final round of 74.Click here for more information.Photo copyright Leaderboard Photography. Tags: Logan Trophylast_img read more