Individually, Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) has led the women’s team in every race while Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) owns the fastest 6-kilometer time in the Missouri Valley Conference and has twice been honored as the league’s cross country Athlete of the Week. Meet Central 5k Course Map In addition to giving the Bulldogs their first experience against a large field this season, it will also be the first time the men’s team has raced at an 8k distance this season and the second time the women have raced a 5k. Both signal the start of the October portion of the schedule as the team ramps up its preparation for the MVC Championship in a month. Both the men’s and women’s teams have had two weeks of training leading up to the Chile Pepper Festival after last racing on Sept. 16 at the Grand View Invitational where both teams easily defended their team titles. The Drake University cross country teams return to competition on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Chile Pepper Festival, hosted by the University of Arkansas. The Bulldogs’ men’s team will race in a 8-kilometer race at 9:45 a.m. followed by a women’s 5-kilometer race at 10:20 a.m. 8k Course Map Following Saturday’s race, the Bulldogs will train for two more weeks before stepping up to the starting line on Oct. 15 at the adidas Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind. Print Friendly Version Story Links The Chile Pepper Festival is annually one of the largest meets in the country with a meet-record 65 teams from 17 states set to race against the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Topics : The dairy price index dropped 3%, driven by declining quotations and slowing global import demand for skim and whole milk powders, while the meat index fell by 0.6%.The cereal price index fell 1.9%, with rice prices bucking the downward trend, rising for the third month running, buoyed by stockpiling spurred by concerns over the pandemic and reports that Vietnam might introduce export bans.FAO said Vietnam had since downplayed the reports.While FAO lifted its forecast for 2019 world cereal production, its estimate for 2020 wheat production remained unchanged at 763 million tons, close to last year’s record level.”[This] coupled with ample inventories, will help shield food markets from turmoil during the coronavirus storm,” FAO predicted. FAO also slightly increased its forecast for cereal production, predicting a crop totaling some 2.721 billion tons in 2019, up from a previous forecast of 2.719 billion and some 2.4% higher than the 2018 crop.FAO’s sugar price index posted the biggest fall, down 19.1% from the previous month. The drop was triggered by a reduction in consumption linked to the virus lockdowns seen in many countries, and lower demand from ethanol producers due to the recent dive in crude oil prices, the Rome-based agency said.The vegetable oil price index slumped 12%, pushed down by sliding palm oil prices which was linked to a plunge in crude mineral oil prices and growing uncertainty over the impact of coronavirus on the market.”Oil prices have fallen by more than half during the past month, which catalyzes a large downward impact on biofuels, which are an important source of demand in the markets for sugar and vegetable oils,” said FAO analyst Peter Thoenes. World food prices fell sharply in March, hit by a drop in demand tied to the coronavirus pandemic and a plunge in global oil prices, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat and sugar, averaged 172.2 points last month, down 4.3% on February.”The price drops are largely driven by demand factors, not supply, and the demand factors are influenced by ever-more deteriorating economic prospects,” said FAO Senior Economist Abdolreza Abbassian.
Researchers who want to prove that their concepts can be turned into successful products and services are now eligible for support under a $275,000 early-stage funding program established by the province. A successful pilot project at Acadia University is being expanded to include all 11 of the province’s universities and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage announced today, Aug. 19. “This funding fills the gap that exists at the very beginning of the commercialization phase, when researchers need to prove their concepts in order to attract more funding from other partners,” said Mr. Fage. “More than 80 per cent of Nova Scotia’s research is done on our university and college campuses. Helping to advance that research and innovation is important to the economy and our quality of life.” The early-stage commercialization fund is designed to support projects that promote the development of innovative services or prototypes that may provide commercial or socio-economic benefits to Nova Scotia. While researchers’ needs can vary, many need only minimal funding to get a project with commercial potential off the ground. The program will make $30,000 available to each university that wishes to participate. NSCC will also be eligible. Researchers involved in the Acadia pilot project have begun to prove the concepts for six projects. Those projects are expected to demonstrate their full potential within the year. They include work that investigates recycling efficiency, athletic performance in selected sports, intelligent software for business applications, innovative educational products, and a device for use in biology and physics labs. “Doing research with the specific objective of developing commercially viable products opens new possibilities for our faculty beyond their current research activities and creates learning opportunities for our students,” said Dr. Gail Dinter-Gottlieb, president and vice-chancellor of Acadia. “Acadia is pleased to be part of this program and appreciates the support from the Office of Economic Development.” The Acadia projects were competitively chosen from a field of 14 through a selection process that included involvement by InNOVAcorp, the provincial Crown agency dedicated to helping new enterprises.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Wellington head football coach Tyler Ryan said there will be no further disciplinary actions taken from pre-game activities of the Wellington-Andale game.A WHS player was told to sit out for a portion of the Wellington-Andale game after a series of tweets occurred between a player and people in Andale on the social network twitter.com prior to the game.“We had a long discussion about the dangers of social networking with the team on Sunday,” Ryan said. “I have instructed the players not to make anymore tweets that are football related.“I would say that 85 to 90 percent of what comes out on twitter is negative.”Ryan said he would not ban all tweeting for the team because it would be hard to monitor. He expressed disappointment that the incident occurred.Sumner Newscow will not allow comments for this story. If you have comments or concerns e-mail us at [email protected]