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Trump campaign ad says his ‘enemies’ are trying to undermine his progress – Washington Post

A new television ad unveiled Sunday by President Trumps reelection campaign committee accuses the presidents enemies of trying to undermine his success in office.

The 30-second spot, produced six months into Trumps term, targets Democrats and the news media, and touts what the campaign says are successes that the president has managed to achieve, including a low unemployment rate and record stock-market closes.

It comes as Trump faces a widespread backlash for not denouncing white supremacists by name for their role in Saturdays violence in Charlottesville.

[White House: Trumps condemnation includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups]

Democrats obstructing. The media attacking our president. Career politicians standing in the way of success. But President Trumps plan is working, the narrator says.

Photos of several Democratic politicians are featured in the spot, including Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) and Senate Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (Md.).

The ad includes a montage of television hosts, including Joe Scarborough, Rachel Maddow and Brian Williams of MSNBC, and Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon of CNN, among others.

The presidents enemies dont want him to succeed, the ad says, but Americans are saying, Let president Trump do his job.

In a statement, Trumps campaign said the ad will air on cable news shows and the Internet.

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St. Louis Cardinals: Great progress, but uphill battle with Cubs – Redbird Rants

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 22: Adam Wainwright

St. Louis Cardinals: At a complete loss for words both good and bad by Dr. Michael D. Miles

We should all be thrilled hope remains for the St. Louis Cardinals playoff performance this year, as the team climbed into a virtual tie with Chicago on Sunday. Its important, however, to examine the landscape of the remainder of the schedule to better judgethe prospects of the competing teams.

In this space, well look at the top two contenders as of today, the Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. Thats not to, in any way, dismiss the potential of either the Milwaukee Brewers or the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, the longtime rivalry between Chicago and St. Louis deserves its own focal point, and no doubt it will form much of the press hype as August and September drone on.

So with all that in mind,there are several distinct advantages that lie with the Wrigleyites, and other factors that remain a bit more ambiguous:

Home versus road: From Aug. 14 on, the Cubs have twenty-six games at home versus only twenty on the road. The Cards are flip-flopped, having only nineteen at Busch where they have played vastly better than they did in the home-win-starved 2016 campaign.They must go on the road for twenty-five of their finalforty-four games.

The Cubs arent quite as strong at home as the Cards.

Each team has 26 losses at home, but by virtue of the Cubs more road-based schedule to date, they have three less wins at home than do the Cards.

On the road, though, the Cubs are a couple of games over .500, while the Cards, with more road than home games remaining, sit four under away from Busch.

Home versus road, Part Two: The other aspect of travel that could have an impact on the race is the length and distance of the remaining road trips for each team. The Cards have both a ten-game and a nine-game trip remaining, with one of them primarily on the West Coast. The Cubs have one trip of ten games, but nothing else longer than six games, and theyre done in the West.

Series versus competitors:Here, too, the Cubs have an edge. Of the series each team has left, the Cards have nine against teams still in serious competition for the postseason, with a total of twenty-seven games. The Cubs? Only seven series, and aslight advantage with only twenty-six against contenders.

Head to head:The Cubs and Cards have seven games left, and on the surface it might look like the St. Louisans have the advantage, with four of those games home at Busch. But the issue is the Cards are an anemic 4-8 against the North Siders to date this season. So achieving even parity will prove a major challenge.

The Big Unknown:What no one knows is which Cards team and which Cubs team will show up for the remainder of the year. While the Chicagoans have never looked like their 2016 championship edition starting pitching deficits and a hugely disappointing Kyle Schwarber have been among the deficits most of the parts remain intact (though the loss of Willson Contreras hurts hugely).

The Cardinals have been a mediocre commodity most of the season, but theyve been All-World in August, riding an eight-game win streak heading into Sunday. So will the remainder of the season emulate the vast majority of the year, with its win one, lose one modality, or the amped up, more recent vintage?

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We have absolutely no clue, of course. But well hope that the August edition can carry through the remainder of the 2017 season. If it does, its possible well see the vaunted Cubs recede into the rear-view mirror.

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Christian Hackenberg shows definite signs of progress in Jets’ preseason opener – NorthJersey.com

Jets QB Christian Hackenberg speaks after the Jets' 7-3 win in the preseason opener on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2017, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Andy Vasquez/NorthJersey.com

Christian Hackenberg (5) in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Saturday, August 12, 2017.(Photo: Michael Karas/NorthJersey.com)

EAST RUTHERFORD The Jets are supposed to be a bad football team this season. Many believe theyll be the very worst in the NFL.

But Saturday night, as the preseason got under way, the Jets looked like something else. A football team that maybe, just maybe, wont be that bad.

The first teamers looked downright good, and quarterback Christian Hackenberg showed definite signs of progress in extensive action as the Jets beatthe Titans 7-3 in thepreseason opener at MetLife Stadium.

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Its silly to read too much into a preseason game, especially the first preseason game. The results dont matter and winning is not the priority. But after a training camp fraught with doom and gloom, this was a night of mostly positives.

Quarterback Josh McCown marched the first team offense down the field for an opening drive touchdown. Defensive end Leonard Williams got a sack as the Jets first-team defense allowed only one first down in two drives.

And then there was Hackenberg, who had a good night by any measure. He completed 18-of-25 passes for 127 yards and looked confident and comfortable as he played the majority of the game.

This was far different than the version of Hackenberg we last saw in game action. This was Hackenbergs first game since Sept. 1, 2016, when he played the preseason finale at Philadelphia. Hackenberg struggled that night, completing only 11-of-31 passes and throwing a mind-numbingly bad interception that he should never have tried to throw in the first place.

Christian Hackenberg (5) throws in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Saturday, August 12, 2017.(Photo: Michael Karas/NorthJersey.com)

But in new offensive coordinator John Mortons system, Hackenberg looked comfortable and poised despite playing only one drive with the first teamers. Playing mostly with the backup offensive line and the backup receivers, Hackenberg proved that hes made considerable progress in the last 12 months.

His two best throws of the night were on his final drive of the night: a 12-yard pass to tight end Jason Vander Laan and a 14-yard pass to Marquess Wilson in the third quarter. Both passes were strong throws to the sideline, leading the receiver perfectly.

But there were also mistakes. Hackenbergs final play of the night was a turnover on a botched snap it was difficult to tell if it was Hackenbergs fault or the centers. He also nearly had a pass intercepted in the first half after it was tipped at the line. But overall, it was a good night.

McCown, who got the start, also had a strong night.

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The 38-year-old marched the Jets offense down the field on the opening drive, going 78 yards in eight plays. The highlight of the night was a perfectly-placed, 53-yard pass to Robby Anderson down the right sideline. Anderson, the Jets presumed No. 1 receiver after the loss of Quincy Enunwa, hauled in the pass at the Titans 2-yard line. Charone Peake caught a four-yard touchdown pass three plays later to get the Jets on the board.

McCown finished 3-of-4 for 72 yards and the touchdown. Anderson had three catches for 71 yards, and Chris Harper, continuing his solid play from training camp, caught two balls for 21 yards.

Jets #15 Josh McCown (15) throws in the first quarter against the Titans at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Saturday, August 12, 2017.(Photo: Michael Karas/NorthJersey.com)

It wasnt all good. Kicker Chandler Catanzaro, who has struggled in camp, missed wide left on a 55-yard field goal attempt. Punter Lachlan Edwards, the only punter on the roster, struggled. One of his punts went only 14 yards, and he failed to pin the Titans offense deep in Jets territory.

Corner Darryl Roberts was burned for a 42-yard gain, and Bryce Petty didnt do much as he played the final quarter and change behind Hackenberg and McCown. Petty finished 2-of-6 for 16 yards and took a hard hit on a sack.

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TK Cooper Injured During PROGRESS NYC Show (VIDEO) – Pro Wrestling Sheet (registration) (blog)

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Posted By: Ashley Leckwold August 13, 2017

The tag team title match during PROGRESS Wrestlings New York debut came to an abrupt stop on Saturday night because TK Cooper suffered an ankle injury.

The South Pacific Power Team member was taking a dive to the outside last night when a bad landing caused his ankle to dislocate. The match was immediately stopped and Cooper was carried out by the locker room before EMTs arrived.

PROGRESS co-owner Glen Joseph accompanied Cooper to the hospital where he updated on his condition, tweeting, Hour number 3 in an ER room somewhere in Queens. @PureTKCs foot is on straight again. This is, indeed, progress. Aint out the woods yet as to surgery etc but @PureTKC definitely appreciates the outpouring of support. Tough kid. An idiot, but tough.

Coopers injury was just one of the many speed bumps PROGRESS hit in their US debut. Pete Dunne was injured on Friday before the show, there were reports of the venue being overheated and the entire crew got stranded trying to make it to Boston after the show.

As for TK he tweeted this morning saying, Yo New York, Im hella sorry! I owe you guys big time. Lemme just sort this ankle and Ill be back in a bit.

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Mack Town urges progress on Town Center – Mad River Union

TOWN CENTER This aerial photo shows the boundaries of the town center. Graphic from McKinleyville Community Plan

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McKINLEYVILLE McKinleyvilles advisory committee is asking the county to move forward with the creation of a McKinleyville Town Center.

The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee voted unanimously July 26 to send a letter to the Humboldt County Planning Department asking that it start drafting a McKinleyville Town Center ordinance.

The creation of a McKinleyville Town Center was called for in the McKinleyville Community Plan, approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2002.

However, an ordinance with specific rules for development in the Town Center was never created.

The zone extends from Pierson Park to McKinleyville Avenue, and from Railroad Drive to an area just south of Hiller Road. It also includes the commercial area north of Heartwood Drive where the Burger King and other businesses are located.

Anne Pierson, the owner of the largest undeveloped property in the Town Center, has endorsed the idea.

I celebrate that the community cares because it needs that kind of energy behind it to have the county pay attention, said Pierson, who owns the McKinleyville Shopping Center and the land behind it. The only thing I request in the process is flexibility for creativity.

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BlueIndy makes progress in Indianapolis – Fox 59

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. An electric car-sharing service in Indianapolis is winning over customers after initially angering some business owners.

BlueIndy is increasing membership in Indianapolis,The Indianapolis Starreported.

The company has 280 cars in the city. Its sold almost 5,000 memberships and almost 65,000 rides have been taken. Almost 8 percent of those rides have been to or from Indianapolis International Airport.

The company made a deal with former Mayor Greg Ballard that allowed the company to install its charging stations in public parking spots in 2015.

Some business owners said the loss of nearby parking spots cost them customers.

If theyre like a business, they should buy up empty lots and set their thing up in there, said SoBro Cafe owner Helger Oomkes. Its really damaged my business.

Mayor Joe Hogsetts administration has been negotiating changes to the companys contract. The new 15-year deal gives the city more say over where the charging stations can go.

Residents and businesses now have a 16-day period to object to new stations being built.

The company has agreed to move up to seven stations that were installed during the initial building phase.

There are a very small number of stations where there remains concern and we are actively working with the city to come up with resolution that makes sense for the city, makes sense for BlueIndy and makes sense for those businesses, said James Delgado, the companys general manager.

The company aims to have 100 stations open by the end of the year.

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49ers’ Kyle Shanahan a ‘work in progress’ as first-time head coach – ESPN (blog)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Kyle Shanahan has coached in the league in some capacity since 2004, but it wasn't until Friday night in Kansas City, Missouri, that he got his first opportunity to be the man in charge on an NFL sideline.

As the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Shanahan has gone through the usual laundry list of firsts. Along with that comes a natural process of learning the ins and outs of managing a game and taking care of an entire team. In Shanahan's case, it also means balancing those things while serving as the offensive playcaller.

Put simply, there's a lot on Shanahan's plate, and this preseason will be just as important for him as it will be for his players as he gets acclimated to his new job.

"It is a work in progress," the 37-year-old Shanahan said. "I enjoyed it. It was the same as usual -- calling plays, doing everything I have done down there -- but it was definitely different trying to carry the offense and then having to peek up at the score and having to watch the time and having to watch the defense. I think some series I did it better than others. Also, with so many guys subbing in and out and having to pay attention to how long we are keeping them in and things like that. It was definitely a challenge, but I enjoyed it. I am glad we have three more of them, and hopefully I will get better at it each week."

Throughout the offseason, Shanahan has been refreshingly candid and honest in acknowledging that he knows what he doesn't know. In the spring, he talked about how there were moments he wasn't exactly sure where to be throughout the course of a practice and admitted to having some nerves going into his first time addressing the whole team.

As the days went by, Shanahan clearly got more comfortable and drew positive reviews from players for his attention to detail and ability to answer any sort of football question.

Now, as the regular season approaches, business is picking up and there is a limited amount of time for Shanahan, his staff and his players to make sure everything hums on game day.

In Friday's preseason victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, Shanahan was able to go through a lot of scenarios, such as mass substitutions and clock management, and he even attempted his first replay challenge. To be sure, there were some bumps in the road, including a whopping 17 penalties against his team.

Before that, Shanahan was able to oversee the first road trip of the season for the Niners, their first with him in charge.

Shanahan made it clear Saturday evening that even the tiniest of those details will remain under review moving forward.

We look at everything, from just how we travel from the airplane to the food on the planes to what time we got to the stadium," Shanahan said. "So, theres lots of little tweaks that you look at that I think well be looking at throughout this preseason. Hopefully we get it to exactly where we want by the first game."

For starters, Shanahan was pleased with the game-day process, though it also wasn't lost on him that this was his first time going through it. The biggest difference on his first attempt?

"I cant lie, theres a lot more to think about," Shanahan said. "The defense is up and Im trying to study pictures and get my calls right for the next series, but Im also glancing at them and having to pay attention to the clock when the offense isnt up and thinking about replays and all the situations that are going on."

Making things even more complex is the constant rotation and keeping tabs on a 90-man roster. While that might be difficult now, it's something that should make his life easier when he gets to the regular season and there are only 53 players on the roster and 47 on game day. That got complicated further by some injuries to the likes of defensive linemen DeForest Buckner and Ronald Blair. Going into Friday's game, the plan wasn't to play rookie Solomon Thomas for as many snaps as he did, but that became necessary after those injuries.

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"Youre trying to balance it out, when to get guys in and out of the game," Shanahan said. "Then you have a few injuries happen and youve got to get guys back in the game."

This week, there will be a few more firsts for Shanahan as a head coach. The 49ers will host the Denver Broncos for a pair of joint practices and then have their first preseason home game Saturday, giving Shanahan a chance to fine-tune some things in front of a friendly crowd.

"Its pretty hectic during all NFL games, but especially in the preseason," Shanahan said. "Im glad weve got three more of them. I thought our staff did a pretty good job communicating our first time together. I know we had 12 people on the field that first play in the third quarter for the defense, which is on coaches. That is always a challenge here in the preseason especially. I was pretty pleased with how we did in the first game.

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32-year-old woman killed when car plowed into crowd near Unite the Right rally site – The Daily Progress

Updated, 8:14 p.m.

Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas has been empowered to "regulate, restrict or prohibit any assembly of persons, or the movement of persons or vehicles" on any public property including parks, streets and sidewalks, according to a release from city officials.

The emergency ordinance passed City Council unanimously during an emergency meeting at the Albemarle County Office Building, according to the release.

Mayor Mike Signer was quoted in the release, "The Council's decision to give Chief Thomas the authority to enact a curfew as appropriate was made out of an abundance of caution.We did so, having full confidence in Chief Thomas and regional law enforcement's ability to make the final call.

Chief Thomas has yet to take any action, according to the release.

Updated, 7:25 p.m.

President Donald Trump has offered his condolences to the family of the woman killed when a car slammed into a crowd of pedestrians on the Downtown Mall.

"Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia," he tweeted. "So sad!"

BEDMINSTER, N.J. President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed "many sides" for the violent clashes between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia and contended that the "hatred and bigotry" broadcast across the country had taken root long before his political ascendancy.

Updated, 6:33 p.m.

Charlottesville police Chief Al Thomas says a 32-year-old woman was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters on the Downtown Mall. The death is being investigated as a homicide, and the suspect is in custody, Thomas said.

The identity of the woman is being withheld until family can be notified.

Thomas said 35 people were injured during the Unite the Right rally and protests, adding that none was caused by the police.

It is unclear if two deaths caused by a helicopter crash near Birdwood Golf Course are connected to the Unite the Right rally, authorities said, but The Associated Press cited officials in establishing a connection.

President Donald Trump in a tweet said two Virginia State Police troopers died. "Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today," he wrote. "You're all among the best this nation produces."

Updated, 5:40 p.m.

The organizer of a rally that drew hundreds of white nationalists and other extremists to Charlottesville says he disavows the violence that eroded it.

Jason Kessler said in an interview Saturday evening that whoever drove a car into a group of counter-protesters did the wrong thing. He said he was saddened that people were hurt.

Kessler is a local blogger and activist who described the event as a pro-white rally. He planned it to protest the citys decision to remove a Confederate monument.

He also criticized law enforcements response to the event, which was dispersed before speakers could take the stage.

He said they did a poor job controlling the chaos to allow free speech.

- The Associated Press

A vehicle plows into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

A vehicle plows into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

A vehicle plows into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

A vehicle plows into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

A vehicle reverses after plowing into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

This car, stopped on Monticello Avenue, was seen plowing into people on the Downtown Mall.

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Clergy members link arms in front of Emancipation Park before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Members of Vanguard America stand at the edge of Emancipation Park before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Militia members position themselves between people attending the Unite the Right rally and counter-protesters at Emancipation Park before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Cornel West sings with clergy members outside Emancipation Park before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

People attending the Unite the Right rally enter Emancipation Park before the scheduled start in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Counter-protesters arrive at Emancipation Park before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Members of the National Socialist Movement arrive at Emancipation Park before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

People attending the Unite the Right rally arrive at Emancipation Park before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

People attending the Unite the Right rally clash with counter-protesters before the scheduled start of the rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Alt-Right protesters hold shields at the entrance to Emancipation Park before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Alt-Right groups clash with counter-protesters outside Emancipation Park before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Jason Kessler walks with supporters to McIntire Park after the gathering at Emancipation Park was declared at unlawful assembly by police before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Augustus Sol Invictus walks with supporters to McIntire Park after the gathering at Emancipation Park was declared at unlawful assembly by police before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Alt-Right protesters arrive at McIntire Park after the gathering at Emancipation Park was declared at unlawful assembly by police before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Alt-Right protesters arrive at McIntire Park after the gathering at Emancipation Park was declared at unlawful assembly by police before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Police walk the Downtown Mall after the gathering at Emancipation Park was declared at unlawful assembly by police before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Police maintain a perimeter around Emancipation Park after an unlawful assembly was declared before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Respect, tolerance, peace and love are written in chalk on the steps of Emancipation Park which is empty after an unlawful assembly was declared by police before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

Counter-protesters march through the streets around the Downtown mall after an unlawful assembly was declared by police before the scheduled start of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

A vehicle plows into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

A vehicle plows into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

A vehicle plows into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

A vehicle plows into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

A vehicle reverses after plowing into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

This car, stopped on Monticello Avenue, was seen plowing into people on the Downtown Mall.

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

Protestors and counter protestors take to the streets after the Unite the Right rally was declared unlawful by Virginia State Police Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress

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32-year-old woman killed when car plowed into crowd near Unite the Right rally site - The Daily Progress

Two killed in helicopter crash near Birdwood Golf Course – The Daily Progress

Two people were killed late Saturday afternoon when a helicopter crashed into a wooded area near a home close to Birdwood Golf Course on Old Farm Road in Albemarle County.

President Donald Trump in a tweet said two Virginia State Police troopers died. "Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today," he wrote. "You're all among the best this nation produces."

No one on the ground was injured, police said.

State police would not say if the helicopter had been involved in monitoring the clashes between alt-right demonstrators and counter protesters ahead of the scheduled Unite the Right rally downtown.

The Associated Press reported that officials said the deaths have been linked to the violent white nationalist rally earlier in the day.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. State police are on scene with Albemarle County police and fire units.

Neighbors said the helicopter hovered low over houses before going into nearby woods.

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After snapping Big 12 losing streak, Jayhawks look to make further progress in 2017 – FOXSports.com

LAWRENCE, Kan. David Beaty fought back tears last season when Kansas, after enduring a winless and disheartening debut season under him, finally beat lower-level Rhode Island for his first win with the Jayhawks.

If that represented a baby step, a legitimate grown-up step came later in the season.

The Jayhawks had lost 19 straight Big 12 games when Texas rolled into town. They hadnt beaten the Longhorns since 1938, and trailed 21-10 in the fourth quarter. But a spirited comeback forced overtime, and a field goal gave them just their second conference victory in 29 tries.

It was the highlight of a 2-10 season and a crucial building block for the future.

Obviously, we werent satisfied last year with our record, Beaty said, but were extremely encouraged by the progress that our team has made. Weve got a lot of work to do, but I love the energy and enthusiasm this team and our coaching staff shows.

The rebuilding job Beaty inherited from Charlie Weis was arguably the most challenging in major college football. Kansas was well below scholarship limits, and many of those on scholarship hardly had Division I ability. The result was lopsided losses just about every time they took the field.

But after a few painstaking years on the recruiting trail, where Beaty mined not only deep contacts in talent-rich Texas but also the transfer market, the Jayhawks finally have a legitimate Big 12 roster.

They have legitimate Big 12 expectations now, too. Qualifying for a bowl game tops the list.

This team knows that it has to earn everything that it gets. Nothings going to come easy in this league, Beaty said. It never does because its one of the finest leagues on the face of the planet. But these guys that we have, theyre committed to getting better every day.

The biggest question heading into the Jayhawks opener Sept. 2 against Southeast Missouri State is who will be under center. Carter Stanley had impressive moments as a freshman last season, but Washington State transfer Peyton Bender has been neck-and-neck with him throughout the offseason.

Making the battle even more interesting is that Stanley and Bender are roommates.

Its been really a lot of fun, Stanley insisted, and I think obviously its amplified since weve been in fall camp. Every day youve got to bring it, because you know Peyton is a great player and I know hes going to bring it.

There are plenty of other competitions across the roster, from running back to wide receiver to the secondary, where five of the top six defensive backs from last season are gone. But whereas that would be reason to cringe in the past, these days it is merely a reason to be intrigued.

Thats another sign of just how much deeper the Jayhawks are this season.

We have that same drive and passion some guys that went through that (0-12 season), obviously trying to prove a lot of people wrong, defensive tackle Daniel Wise said. Coach Beaty does a great job instilling in us that never-quit mentality, not only that we help instill it in each other.

As the Jayhawks prepare for a new season, here are some of the other story lines:

RUNNING BACK BATTLE

Junior Taylor Martin and sophomore Kahlil Herbert are the front-runners to take over the starting job from the departed Keaun Kinner, but there are plenty of others nipping at their heels. Colorado State transfer Deron Thompson, JUCO star Octavious Matthews and three-star freshman Dom Williams have all looked good this offseason.

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WHAT ABOUT WIDEOUT

Beaty dismissed veteran LaQuvionte Gonzalez for violating team rules, but there is still plenty of talent at wide receiver. Daylon Charlot is a transfer from Alabama and JUCO transfer Kerr Johnson Jr. has been working into the mix during fall camp.

CALLING THE SHOTS

Which running backs and wide receivers get the ball will be decided in part by Doug Meacham, the Jayhawks new offensive coordinator. He was plucked away from TCU to run the Air Raid offense that Beaty installed upon his arrival.

BIG BOY BALL

Wise and Dorance Armstrong Jr. give the Jayhawks perhaps the best defensive tackle tandem in the Big 12. They combined for 30 tackles for a loss and 13 sacks last season.

SCHEDULE SITUATION

After their opener, Kansas plays Central Michigan before visiting Ohio, where it will try to snap a 40-game road losing streak. Big 12 play begins Sept. 23 at West Virginia.

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Rookie Progress Report: First gameday in the books – Giants.com (blog)

A look at the Giants' rookies performances against the Steelers:

Preseason in the NFL means different things to different players.

For the young guys, it means getting an opportunity to prove the stage is not too big and that your teams assessment of you was justified. The New York Giants got a good look at their young players on Friday night when they kicked off their four-game preseason schedule against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

TE Evan Engram

Depth chart: TE2 Preseason Week 1: 2 TGTS, 1 REC, 11 YDS

Coach Ben McAdoo, a former tight ends coach in Green Bay, recently asked his rookie first-round pick to play faster and not think too much. The Ole Miss product responded with some big practices in training camp, including catching a touchdown to win a two-minute drill, but Friday night was all about translating it to game speed. Engram is currently listed on the depth chart behind veteran Rhett Ellison, whose blocking complements Engrams playmaking ability at the position. While Ellison tied for a team-high three receptions for 20 yards, Engrams first and only catch was an 11-yard gain late in the first half. He was targeted twice overall.

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This stuff, you cant put into words, Engram said. This feeling, this dream come true. And to be out here with these guys, it was really exciting. I cant honestly put it into words. It was just a really unique and amazing feeling. I felt really at home out there. I felt really at home, I felt comfortable and I cant wait to just keep building on tonight for the rest of the season.

DT Dalvin Tomlinson

Depth chart: RDT2 Preseason Week 1: 4 TCKLS (2 SOLO)

Tomlinson was drafted to help fill one of the few holes on an elite defense, which was created by the departure of Johnathan Hankins in free agency. On the first unofficial depth chart, Jay Bromley was listed on the first team opposite All-Pro Damon Harrison. Tomlinson was behind Bromley, and Robert Thomas trailed Harrison. While the competition continues, you can expect to see each of them plenty as defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo rotates the big men in and out. While Bromley staked his claim with three tackles, including one for loss, Tomlinson held his own and recorded four tackles while Pittsburgh managed just 10 first downs on the night.

I feel like [being the starter is] the long-run goal, the long-term goal, Tomlinson said after this first preseason game. As of right now, Im just trying to improve and get better each and every day, and then hopefully I can get the starting job when the season starts.

In the meantime, he has a talented group on defense to mentor him.

Its kind of like the brotherhood back at Alabama, he said. Just to come here, be with a great defense, and have the older guys just keep helping you get better each and every day, its just a great feeling.

QB Davis Webb

Depth chart: QB4 Preseason Week 1: 8/16, 67 YDS, 61.2 RTG

The third-round picks practice reps have been limited mostly to a seven-on-seven drill called opportunity, which is designed to give younger players a chance to show what theyve got. While his team reps have been scarce, Webb did get a shot at running the two-minute drill in the final full practice before the preseason opener. Webb is playing behind Josh Johnson and Geno Smith, who are competing to be Eli Mannings backup. Manning got Friday night off, resulting in a start for Johnson. Smith took over late in the first half, and Webb anchored. Entering with 6:39 left in the game, he led the final two drives, which resulted in 58 yards on 17 plays.

I thought he had some ups and downs in there, McAdoo said. He competed nicely, came out of the pocket, had some chances to make some plays. He did fairly well.

RB Wayne Gallman

Depth chart: RB5 Preseason Week 1: 5 CAR, 11 YDS; 1 REC, 4 YDS

Gallman, who left Clemson as one of the most productive running backs in school history, is part of a backfield now headed by second-year pro Paul Perkins. The new-look group managed 73 yards on 23 carries (3.2 average) on Friday night. Gallman had a long run of seven yards in his debut and also notched a reception for four yards.

Hes everything that I expected, Perkins said of Gallman earlier in camp. Hes awesome, has tremendous burst, speed, agility, vision. He has long arms to keep defenders off of him. Hes a smart guy, so a student of the game, truly.

DE Avery Moss

Depth chart: RDE4 Preseason Week 1: 2 TCKL (1 SOLO)

Despite leaving Tuesdays practice with a shoulder issue, Moss was able to make his debut. While fellow defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had the night off, the Giants recorded six tackles for loss, including three sacks. Moss is looking to become a key part of the rotation of pass rushers to give Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon a breather or two throughout the course of a game.

OT Adam Bisnowaty

Depth chart: RT2 Preseason Week 1: Replaced Bobby Hart in 2nd quarter.

As a whole, the Giants allowed seven sacks and gained 73 yards on the ground against the Steelers. After the starters played the first quarter, the second-team offensive line came in. That included sixth-round pick Adam Bisnowaty, who has been backing up Bobby Hart at right tackle all summer. McAdoo likes the competition building from that second group, particularly on the right side. Meanwhile, undrafted rookie Chad Wheeler is working behind Ereck Flowers at left tackle and got a chance to run with the first team this past week in practice.

They are two scrappy, young guys, McAdoo said. Wheeler is a natural player out there, he moves his feet very easily. Bisnowaty is a physical player. He works hard in the run game. He needs to improve his techniques in the passing game.

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WWE UK champ Pete Dunne pulled from this weekend’s Progress shows due to injury – Cageside Seats (blog)

Well, this is a bummer.

WWE United Kingdom and Progress World champion Pete Dunne was set to be featured on Progress shows in New York today (Aug. 12) and Boston tomorrow. However, the Bruiserweight suffered a cut which required 11 stitches while working a Battle Pro event in Brooklyn on Friday night. The injury, which is above his left eye and happened during what was described as an errant belt spot in his match with Darius Carter, is serious enough that he is not medically cleared to work this weekend.

PWInsider reported WWE was considering pulling Dunne from the Progress shows earlier this morning, and the co-owner of that promotion confirmed it a short time ago in this Twitter video:

Dunne was scheduled to defend against Raw and 205 Live Superstar Jack Gallagher on the New York show in one of two bouts WWE was co-promoting fairly heavily. Jim Smallman didnt say for sure that Gallagher will still be competing, but theres no reason to think he wouldnt be - or that Dakota Kais planned tag match would change. He does confirm Dunne will still be appearing even though he cant wrestle.

This is definitely a disappointment for the promotion, wrestlers and fans, but sounds like an injury Pete can recover from fairly quickly - and Progress has enough talent and a track record of great storytelling, so they should be able to work around this, too.

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Progress continues on Lakeland Elementary School project – West Central Tribune

From a distance, large gaps in the exterior might make people question the progress, but the interior's a busy place. Crews are working their way through classrooms finishing and painting walls and mounting white boards.

On a tour of the new PK-5 school this week, senior project manager Stephen Plantenberg explained the timeline for the school, which is scheduled to open in January. Lakeland is in southeastern Willmar along Lakeland Drive, east of the Kandiyohi County YMCA.

Superintendent Jeff Holm and School Board member Justin Bos joined the tour. Plantenberg works for RA Morton Construction Managers of St. Cloud, hired by the school district to oversee the largest of the referendum projects.

The building was to have opened this month, but bad weather and other issues caused delays. It's now scheduled to open in January. "I don't see any reason why that won't happen," Plantenberg said.

The school is the largest part of a $52.35 million building program approved by voters in a 2015 bond referendum. Bids on Lakeland construction so far have totaled about $20 million, and it is within budget. The budget includes building furniture and equipment for two playgrounds.

Plantenberg said casework and terrazzo flooring will arrive soon, and contractors plan to have major construction finished by Oct. 15. Final finishing, cleaning and mechanical system testing will take place after that. Some time-consuming projects, like the curing of the wooden gym floor, could take a bit longer.

Plantenberg led the tour through the education wing, where each grade will have a pod of classrooms surrounding a commons area for group activities. Crews are working their way through the rooms, finishing and painting walls and installing rest room tiles.

"It definitely feels good to see the progress," Holm said. "It's easier to visualize the final product."

Bos said he thinks most people are excited to see the school open, "just like we are." Residents are excited to have a school opening again in that part of town.

The building will be built to last. For example, "all the piping is soldered, not crimped," something that takes more time but should last longer, Plantenberg said.

Workers poured the last of the concrete for the floor in the school's commons/cafeteria area this week. In the gym, workers were on scissor lifts, installing duct work in the ceiling.

Throughout the building, ceilings are open, revealing what appears to be miles of pipes and wiring.

Installation of kitchen equipment hasn't started, but the plumbing and wiring is ready for it.

Outside the construction zone, grasses and weeds nearly waist high cover the school site.

Plantenberg said landscaping and playground preparation is scheduled for fall. The entire site will be fenced, too.

The fence will keep children away from a drainage ditch at the eastern boundary of the school site. "That ditch rarely has water in it, but it is quite steep," Holm said, and fencing will keep adventurous students in sight.

Plantenberg said many local contractors have worked on the building, and he's been pleased with their dedication to the project and the quality of their work.

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QuickLogic: Progress In Progress – Seeking Alpha

On Wednesday, August 9, QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) reported uneventful F2Q2017 results, but forward guidance for 3Q 2017 was disappointing due to delays in new product ramps at some of its customers, in particular the continued delay by Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) on its Gear Fit Pro device. As such, contrary to guidance from 90 days ago, QuickLogic's management stated that it is not on track to achieve 50%+ revenue growth for full-year 2017 that was dependent upon a material new product revenue ramp starting in 3Q 2017 and accelerating into 4Q 2017. In addition to the further Samsung delay, anticipated smartphone business has been pushed back 1-2 quarters. Management is now saying a revenue ramp will likely start in 4Q 2017 and build from there as 2018 unfolds and that the company thinks it can achieve its margin model in full-year 2018, including 10% operating margin.

Management delivered a comprehensive post-earnings conference call that covered a lot of bases in terms of served markets, company-specific fundamentals, and comments about an increasing number of design engagements and actual design win activity. With that said, given how long the QuickLogic saga has lingered, I suspect most people will react by thinking - gosh, this is just another disappointment from this company with a bunch of mumbo-jumbo commentary. Same 'ole, same 'ole...

However, if investors pay close attention to what the management said and grasp, the fundamental building block nature of the commentary including breadth of market, product uniqueness, relative newness of the design environment, the value and contribution of ecosystem partners, an increasing engagement funnel, an increasing - albeit nascent - design win funnel, and the fact that certain customers (Samsung and the two new Chinese firms) are, or plan to broaden the use of EOS S3, plus building momentum for eFPGA, there is a potentially compelling story creeping out of the weeds. Green shoots one might say.

If the initial new product (EOS S3 and eFPGA) revenue ramp materializes in 4Q2017 as management is now guiding, and then accelerates in 1Q2018 and beyond, I think investors will likely look back and say wow, that mumbo-jumbo was pretty detailed and made sense. So then in future calls, people may be inclined to place more value on managements words and its credibility will grow. Most investors who have been following QuickLogic for a few years or more would probably argue that management credibility is low. So clearly the story is at a credibility inflection.

Also, assuming it materializes, once design-win momentum and revenue growth are both ramping, the stock will likely return to discounting more future growth potential "on the come" again versus the "show me" mode it is in now.

It is my belief that the current and relatively new management team (CEO Brian Faith and CFO Sue Cheung) as the Top Dogs anyway - is building the foundation for steady and sustainable revenue growth and is very conscious of and concerned about shareholder interests and being credible. With that said, while I am getting a bit impatient to see the money (i.e., revenue growth), I do think the initial material new product revenue ramp push back to Q4 2017 from Q3 2017 isnt QuickLogic managements fault. Its due to customer delays. Now the obvious response to that statement is if it had more customers, it would come out in the wash. That is true, but this is early days of the EOS S3 and eFPGA new product ramp. It is the plan that the customer base and product exposure will be more diverse in the future so certain delays and push-outs can be absorbed as revenue and earnings continue to ramp.

I have been focused on three themes of late:

1. Multiple End Markets - In my view, it is good that QuickLogic is targeting and actively cultivating multiple end markets, specifically wearables/hearables, eFPGA, smartphones, and IoT, as serving many customers with multiple products. This reduces the likelihood of a scenario where a small number of huge design wins increases the risk of round trip revenue if the company doesnt hold its socket positions from generation to generation, for example, with a large smartphone maker - although I would like to see some of that action. In the end, a larger base of customers with multiple products overlapping from a commercial perspective reduces customer concentration risk and should enhance the stock multiple. In particular, while the chances of a moon shot are diminished by not being able to generate discrete sensor processing business in high volume smartphones, being at the core of designs for a spread of products over four broad end markets increases the usable value of all facets of the EOS S3 device and drives more upside value pricing. In the Q2 2017 call, management indicated it is looking at better pricing and margins in the profile described above versus being a discrete sensor hub in smartphones for ultra low power but little else relative to the multiple blocks of functionality in the EOS device.

2. Broad Customer Base Support - A key challenge for the company in a broader and deeper served markets scenario, as described above versus a concentrated smartphone customer base, is the fact that QuickLogic will have to serve a larger number of small, medium and large customers from a human resources, sales, marketing and technical support perspective. However, management stated on its call that its open system approach where customers can easily use proprietary, QuickLogic provided, or third-party software with its EOS S3, combined with recently commercialized and substantially more functional design tools from the company, allows a multitude of customers to handle their own system design needs with minimal if any participation from QuickLogic personnel. This is good, and as more client design engineers get used to the design tools and implement their proprietary software into more and more products, it helps QuickLogic achieve stickiness with its customers, or stated otherwise, a potential sustained competitive advantage.

This is very similar to the programmable logic business models that companies like Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) and Altera (NASDAQ:ALTR) were so successful with in the 1990s and 2000s and the analog business model companies like Maxim (NASDAQ:MXIM) and Linear Tech (NASDAQ:LLTC) employed. All four of those companies had stocks with above-average multiples relative to the average semiconductor stocks of the day. Additionally, the eFPGA high-margin licensing business should also be a higher-than-average stock multiple enhancer. So the key to success for QuickLogic to replicate this success, even if it is on a more modest level, is to penetrate as many customers and products as possible and get those customers hooked on the design environment and the versatility and uniqueness of the EOS and eFPGA functional blocks.

3. Multiple Products Per Customer (meaning, the need to expand the customer base and broaden the number of products and or product platforms QuickLogic serves at each customer). As I mentioned in my last article, the two Chinese ODMs (original device manufacturers) that designed EOS S3 into initial products in June plan to use them as the basis for product platforms and thus multiple end products or flavors of products. Also, QuickLogic stated on its 2Q 2017 call that the Tier One smartphone maker that is poised to ramp its first fitness wearable (which I believe to be Samsung with its soon-to-be-released Gear Fit Pro product) is designing two more wearables utilizing EOS S3 for a currently expected mid-2018 ramp, actually a hearable and a wearable. It would be nice if the wearable turns out to be the next generation Samsung smartwatch.

So to conclude on the above, while initial and significant new product EOS S3 and eFPGA revenue growth has been pushed to 4Q 2017 from 3Q 2017, there does appear to be material progress in progress brewing behind the scenes that could drive sustained revenue and earnings growth once a broader portfolio of design wins emerges and converts to production ramps.

A few words regarding the Samsung Gear Fit Pro, which should be one of the larger initial volume designs to enter production starting in 4Q 2017. QuickLogic's management stated on its call that it is now engaged with production people at Samsung, not just designers, so that is a clear indication a launch is getting closer. There was also some news about a week ago that the Gear Fit Pro just received Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth Special Interests Group, which also implies an impending release. This is in addition to mid-July news that the Gear Fit Pro showed up at the FCC for approval. So the smoke signals are seemingly getting more frequent.

The story is that Samsung wants to take fitness wearables to the next level in terms of accuracy and battery life, as well as functionality and value I presume. As such, Samsung is taking its time to get this right, and much of the delay has been driven by a spring decision to change a major sensor on the device that drove the need for another round of human trials which should be wrapping up now. Hopefully the new sensor works according to plan. The EOS S3 was never in question as the core SOC in the product as a key sensor was changed. Also, wearables do not have a standard seasonal introduction cadence like the Galaxy and Note phones that are typically introduced in 1Q and 3Q, respectively.

QuickLogic has built up some inventory for Samsung in case it turns on fast intra quarter, perhaps even in the current 3Q 2017. However, given the need to back off 2017 revenue growth prospects, QuickLogics management is reluctant to suggest 3Q 2017 revenue from this product as it is not officially announced but did say it should contribute meaningfully in 4Q 2017. Ill be glad to see it finally happen and I am also glad to hear Samsung likes it enough to use it as a core device in two more upcoming products.

QUIK's share dropped $0.07 to $1.31 on Thursday, August 10th, the day after 2Q 2017 results, which was modest, and I think the market crush on North Korea-related tension was as more to blame than the QuickLogic-specific 2017 revenue guidance disappointment. Also playing into this theory is the fact that QUIK's shares were up modestly to flat for the first hour of trading. They didnt open with unusual pressure.

With that said, my best guess is the stock is in a $1.00-1.50 range as a place holder until we see up Q4 2017 revenue guidance - or not - with variables likely driving either end of the range being the macro market environment and any unexpected company-specific news flow.

I continue to believe this story is likely to play out and I also continue to believe it is going to be a slow burn higher until multiple customers in all four of the companys primary served markets begin to ramp simultaneously, which should catalyze a revenue growth acceleration point sometime in 2018. As such, I think the stock should be accumulated in the low to mid $1 range over the next 90 days, with no need for a panic buy, as QuickLogic typically has limited intra quarter news flow. Also keep in mind this stock should not be a major core position given its high-risk profile, but it does have the potential to deliver significant Alpha if the fundamental story unfolds.

I maintain my $4 stock price target. I originally set it as a 12-month target in November 2016 and it is highly unlikely that it will be achieved by November 2017. With that said, I believe it is very doable by late winter or spring 2018 assuming a revenue ramp actually begins in 4Q 2017 and builds momentum throughout the first half of 2018.

My target is predicated on the beginning of a material commercial ramp of the EOS S3 and eFPGA products, leading to improving visibility on revenue and positive earnings growth as 2018 unfolds as opposed to a specific P/E off of specific EPS potential one or two years out. I hope/plan to get more specific on that once an actual ramp starts. In reality, QuickLogic is a public startup or turnaround story and QUIK shares will likely represent a barometer of short- to medium-term fundamental success more than a going concern valuation perspective during the initial ramp phase.

The primary downside risks to the QuickLogic story and thus QUIK shares are a failure to execute broad-based new design win penetration with the companys flagship EOS S3 sensor processing device and to attract a broad array of eFPGA licensees.

Disclosure: I am/we are long QUIK.

I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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What the Raid on Manafort’s Home Tells Us About Progress in the Russia Investigation – Newsweek

This article first appeared on the Just Security site.

Alex Whiting has already written an excellent clarifying post on Wednesday mornings news that the FBI had conducted an early morning raid of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manaforts home late last month.

But the story is extraordinary enough that I thought it worth a brief follow up, even at the risk of some duplication.

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The first and most obvious thing to note is that having obtained a search warrant entails that Robert Muellers inquiry has turned up at least some concrete evidence of specific criminal conductenough, at any rate, to persuade a judge that there was probable cause to believe a search of Manaforts home would uncover evidence of a particular crime or crimes.

That makes it much more difficult to claim that the inquiry is nothing but a witch hunt, as Donald Trump likes to say, a boondoggle thats stretched on for months without turning up any evidence of wrongful conduct.

Probable cause, of course, is still a far cry from proof beyond reasonable doubt, but theres evidently at least some sort of there there.

Paul Manafort, former chairman of Trump's campaign, at the Mayflower Hotel April 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty

The more common approach of issuing Manafort a subpoena, by contrast, wouldnt necessarily imply much beyond official curiosity, requiring only that the documents sought have some relevance to a legitimate inquiry.

(For a variety of reasons it seems very unlikely this search was conducted pursuant to a FISA warrant, but in the case of a U.S. person like Manafort, that too would require a probable cause showing of potentially criminal conduct.)

Moreover, realpolitik considerations make it likely that this warrant application would have received particularly exacting scrutiny.

It is not hard to find horror stories about drug raids gone wrong because some magistrate rubber stamped an application based on a dodgy tip and ended up sending a SWAT team into some terrified grandmothers bedroom in the middle of the night.

But everyone involved in this case is well aware that theyre working the highest-profile investigation on the planet, targeting a seasoned political operator with plenty of cash to throw at white-shoe law firms and the president of the United States on speed dial.

Flubbing this would be professionally damaging for all concerned, undermine confidence in the broader inquiry, and perhaps even provide Trump the pretext he so clearly desires for cashiering the special counsel.

It is difficult to imagine the necessary parties signing off on this if the evidence were not compellinglikely more so than would be demanded for a less media-saturated investigation.

The timing also merits comment: By default, warrants are supposed to be executed during ordinary daytime hours unless theres a showing of good cause that an exception must be made, normally either from safety considerations or to prevent the destruction of evidence.

(Here, again, judges are often laxer about authorizing no-knock warrants than I would like, but the same considerations above make a rubber stamp seem less likely in this instance.)

Since we can probably safely rule out fears that Manafort might attempt to reenact the ending of Scarface, it seems reasonable to infer that the good cause in this case concerned the potential for destruction of evidencepresumably some kind of digital documentary evidence that might be very rapidly erased or damaged beyond recovery.

(One aspect Ill admit doesnt quite compute: If you think theres incriminating data Manafort would be prepared to destroy at the sight of an FBI badge through the peephole, wouldnt you expect him to have done so already? This seems less odd if they were interested in recent or ongoing conduct as well as historical records, though probably there are alternative explanations Im not thinking of.)

At this point I should probably stress how unusual this is.

It is always, of course, the case that the target of an investigation has some incentive to suppress or destroy potentially incriminating documents, yet the normal procedure here would nevertheless be to issue a subpoena, not execute a residential searchlet alone a search timed to catch the target asleep.

Some of the reporting about the raid has speculated that this far more intrusive approach was chosen as means of intimidationa way of sending a messagebut, again, the near certainty that the investigators will have to defend their decisions under extraordinary scrutiny would seem to caution against employing such abusive tactics, at least in the absence of some additional, more publicly palatable, rationale.

An alternative hypothesis, then, would be that investigators encountered specific evidence that Manafort had not been, as his attorneys invariably say, giving his full cooperation. (One does not, as a rule, conduct predawn raids of persons one believes to be cooperating fully.)

The search, after all, occurred at a point when Muellers investigation had already been underway for some time. News that the team was probing Manaforts potential involvement in money laundering had surfaced a week prior, but that was hardly the first time the possibility had been broached, and Manafort had already been named as a focus of the FBIs investigation long before Muellers team took over.

Which is to say, the resort to a physical search was almost certainly not a first step, but rather a choice made well into the investigation. Such a drastic move might seem justified if, for instance, documents provided by Manafort did not seem to square with what investigators had obtained from other sources, such as financial institutions.

Whatever the details, the right question to ask is probably not Why did Mueller obtain a warrant rather than just issuing a subpoena? so much as What changed what new information came to lightthat motivated them to switch their approach?

Public reports thus far suggest that the search was primarily focused on obtaining financial and tax records. Thats in line with what Ive expected all along : Collusion is media shorthand, not a defined criminal offense, and in any event fiendishly hard to prove unless your conspirators are boneheaded enough to create a permanent record of themselves colluding in explicit terms.

When two people have a conversation in person, the only available evidence of what they said is normally the recollection of the parties. Large amounts of money, by contrast, are hard to move around without leaving a paper trail.

As many have pointed out, building a financial crimes case against Manafort could be meant as a lever to induce greater cooperation, but it would also be relevant to the broader aim of untangling Russias influence on the presidential election: not only as evidence of a willingness to flout the law, but also as a potential form of Russian leverage over Manafort and, by extension, the campaign.

Finally, an interesting though possibly coincidental tidbit: A few hours after the raid on Manaforts home, Trump launched into one of his trademark Twitter sprees, most notably shocking the Pentagon by announcing a ban on military service by transgendered persons, but also delivering an apparently unprompted attack on (then) Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

Perhaps it wasnt quite as out-of-the-blue as it seemed at the time.

Julian Sanchez is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and contributing editor for Reason magazine.

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Newtok relocation effort making progress – KTUU.com

NEWTOK, Alaska (KTUU) - Earlier this week, a dozen federal agencies released research saying that Alaska is warming twice as fast as the global average, and perhaps there's no community that that better understands the reality of climate change, than the Yup'ik village of Newtok.

"Tip of the spear," said Andrew John, Newtok Tribal Administrator. "We definitely are the tip of the spear. I don't know if it's climate change or not, but I do know the river is eroding and we have to move, because if we don't move, we're going to lose homes."

As a result of erosion, thawing permafrost and flooding, the small the community voted back in 1996 to relocate the village, but only recently did that effort start to gain traction.

On Thursday, several state and federal agencies gathered in Newtok for a celebration. There was singing, dancing and a trip, 9-miles across the Ninglick River, to the villages new town site of Mertarvik. The purpose of the trip was to update the community about the progress being made in the effort to relocate, and hold a ribbon cutting, marking the beginning of construction on a new road that will connect the town site to a gravel pit, which will be used to lay the foundation of the village.

"There is running water now at Mertarvik," said Romy Cadiente, Tribal Relocation coordinator for the Village of Newtok. "We're in the process of building four homes right now. We're also in the process of building roads and everything at Mertavik."

Construction on the new homes and roads began in May. It's phase of the construction plan that Cadiente hopes to have completed within the next 3-5 years, at a cost of roughly $300 million to completely relocate the entire village of Newtok.

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Progress isn’t preordained we must fight for it – St. Louis American

I recently spoke at the Gateway Democrats meeting at a Communications Workers of America hall in St. Louis County. Addressing the broad coalition of Democratic groups in the room, I recalled that the inside of Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City includes an engraving of the words Progress is the law of life.

However, if the Republican officeholders who control that building have demonstrated one thing, its that unfortunately those words are not true. Progress isnt a guarantee. Republican extremists will use their offices to push us backwards.

Thats also why Ive never been prouder to be a Missouri Democrat. Were the only party fighting for progress for working families. That progress means more jobs, higher wages, quality healthcare and strong public schools.

Absolutely integral to our vision of progress is the empowerment of women.

While the Republican Party is gutting employment protections for women and people of color via Senate Bill 43, the Democratic Party is proactively pushing equal-pay solutions to close the gender pay gap. Access to healthcare, including sexual and reproductive health, is central to expanding economic opportunity to all Americans and fundamental to economic security for women and families.

The majority of Missourians including Democrats, Republicans and Independents support Roe v. Wade and believe the government should not prevent a woman from making her own private reproductive health decisions.

The Missouri Democratic Party is fighting to protect Planned Parenthood funding, to ensure that women have access to the critical health services they need.

Democratic candidates are welcome to their personal views on abortion, but the Missouri Democratic Party will never advocate that they use an elected office to limit or take away a womans ability to make her own reproductive health decisions including the right to a safe, legal abortion.

In order to advance this vision of progress that protects and empowers women, the Missouri Democratic Party is reaching out to every community in Missouri. As chair Ive held events in over 60 counties, from the City of St. Louis to rural Holt County on the Nebraska border. The Missouri Democratic Partys platform committee has held dozens of listening posts all across our state.

Weve also opened up our candidate recruitment process to Democrats around the state by encouraging any candidates, potential candidates, or individuals with tips on who might be a good candidate to email Run@MissouriDems.org.

Its important that all of us work together to find strong candidates that will fight for progress because our vision for a better Missouri isnt an inevitable law of life.

We need to fight for it.

Stephen Webber is chair of the Missouri Democratic Party.

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Progress report on Miami Hurricanes defensive line, which could be one of the nation’s best – Palm Beach Post (blog)

UMs DE Chad Thomas (9) and DL R.J. McIntosh (80) at the University of Miamis first day of football practice for the 2017 season on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 in Miami, Fla. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

CORAL GABLES The Hurricanes strongest unit, by any reasonable projection, is a defensive front loaded with NFL talent.

Senior endChad Thomasand junior tacklesRJ McIntoshandKendrick Nortoncould be drafted after this year. SophomoreendJoe Jacksonis talented enough to be a high pick in the 2019 draft. Add the potential of freshman endsJonathan GarvinandDJ Johnsonand the steady play of veteran endsDemetrius JacksonandTrent Harrisand UM has a group that opponents could treat with fear and envy.

Craig Kuligowskis defensive lines at Missouri were some of the best in the nation, year-in, year-out. The school promoted itself as D-Line Zou, a play on D-Line U, and it was Kuligowskis eye for talent and player development that made it happen. The defensive line coach produced four first-round NFL draft picks from 2009-2015. It probably wont be long before hes got another.

That in mind: how does the talent on this Miami D-line stack up with some of the ones hes coached?

I like em, Kuligowski said, laughing. I like em a lot. I think they can be really good. I dont think therell be too many people in the country that can line up and say they have better people than us. Hopefully I can get them trained to do the right things.

Updates on the units progress, followingFridays practice:

* In the spring, Kuligowski was extremely high on Garvin, commenting that his first five practices were as good as Ive ever seen from a freshman. It seems hes carried that to the fall. [He] has looked more like an upperclassman than a true freshman, Kuligowski said of Garvin, who set a Lake Worth High record for sacks in a season (25) last year. Were very happy we had him in the spring, had him all summer to train. I think hell be able to really contribute some good things for us this year.

Kuligowski said Garvin, 6-foot-4, is close to his listed weight of 235 pounds.

Fellow freshmandefensive endDJ Johnson,listed at 6-4, 240, is not at his listed weight. Hes 30 pounds heavier. Kuligowski likes what he sees.

Hes been great, Kuligowski said of Johnson, who arrived in July from Sacramento and is working as a third-team end. The big thing about the freshmen is they come out here, theyve got to learn how to stretch, where we eat, go to meetings. Were making them work harder than theyve ever worked in their lives. Its a shock and awe factor that goes on. The big thing is just get better one day at a time. I think hes really done that. Hes a guy that weighs 270 pounds, can really fly. Once he learns what to do with it, who knows what can happen.

Kuligowski said he doesnt envision Johnson growing into a tackle. Hell be defensive end, Kuligowski said. If he keeps eating to 300 pounds

* Kuligowski on defensive tackleJon Fords arrival: Were looking forward to it. God willing, itll be soon. UM is hopeful Ford, the only player in UMs 2017 signing class yet to arrive, will qualify by next week.

* What about defensive tackle depth behind starters Norton and McIntosh? Kuligowski wasnt asked aboutGerald Willis situation the redshirt junior, who is taking a leave of absence, has been in the Los Angeles area training; Mark Richthas deemed it a personal matter and declined to comment. But Kuligowski said converted end Pat Bethel, a sophomore, has done a great job. Hefeels seniorAnthony Motenis a starting-level of player. Hell get a lot of time. Redshirt freshmanTyreic Martin and redshirt sophomoreRyan Finesare doing good. Theyre going to contribute for sure this year.

* Whats the next step for Thomas?

To be an All-Conference player. To be an All-American type of player. Hes got the talent. Hes got the ability. He needs to be a leader, he has shown great leadership quality all throughout (fall drills), all throughout the summer. Kuligowski said Thomas was more of a shy mouse, back-of-the-line type of guy when Richts staff arrived last spring, but is now leading out front, giving great effort, being a dominant player.

* Though he put together an impressive freshman year (team-high 8.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss), Joe Jackson was challenged by Kuligowski andManny Diazto improve against the run. Hes showing them he has.

Joe Jackson is a much better player at this time than he was last year at the end of the season, he said. You talk about getting better every day, and that kid has really focused on his weaknesses and gotten better at it. He wants to be the best player on our team, wants to be the best player in the country and hes working himself toward it.

CANES CAMP 2017

Day 11 Richt still weighing QB options for scrimmage Progress report on Miamis top-tier D-line Practice notes: Scrimmage prep on Greentree

Day 10[no practice] Miamis new green, black alt jerseys are out

Day 9 Is Garvin UMs 2017 Joe Jackson? Perry working on poise; Brown talks offense Practice notes: LB Perry injured Video: Porters recap

Day 8 Secondary has primary concern: turnoversVideo: Meet Dee Delaney Practice notes: Cager returning punts? Porters video recap, live chat

Day 7 Porters video recap Linder transferring; Njoku, Pinckney, Irvin updates Practice notes: Njoku (knee) out

Day 6 [no practice] Walton weighs in on QBs, RBs, coaches

Day 5 Video, story: Richt updates QB race Notes: Richards, Pinckney, Irvin, penalties, U Network Porters video recap, live chat at Lake Osceola

Day 4 Video: Dugans excited by freshmen Porters video recap, live chat Richt unsure about QBs being hit Richards, Pinckney, Irvin injury updates Practice notes: AAs, QBs and TEs (and photos)

Day 3QBs still need to face the heatYoung Homer, Thomas turning headsPractice notes: Newcomers in the return gameMiami ranked 18th in the coaches poll

Day 2 Porters video recap, live chat Diaz goes in-depth on 2017 defense Video: Miami D has reason to be confidentPractice notes and thoughts

Day 1 Perry a passer, not just a thrower Injury updates: Burns could miss opener Video: Perry runs through first drills Porters video recap, live chat Day 1 practice notes: Perry batting third Photos, videos: Practice footage, field under construction 10 big storylines, how to follow camp

In-depth position previews QB|RB|WR|TE|OL DL|LB| DB|ST

Other fun stuff CanesFest set for Aug. 12 Analyzing the 2017 schedule The Guide to Watching Miami Football A visual history of Miami football stadiums UM jersey numbers have meaning The Glossary of Canes player nicknames Thomas produces music for DJ Khaled Fun facts from the 2017 media guide Projecting Miamis 2018 draft class Miamis over-under: 9 wins UM picked to win the Coastal Porters preseason All-ACC ballot, predictions

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Progress on schedule at NCSD – Newton Daily News

Newton Community School board members will be busy putting the finishing touches on the 2017-18 school year at their meeting Monday night. Progress is moving swiftly on several projects, and teachers and administrators are excited to welcome students back to class when the school year begins on Aug. 24.

Numerous construction projects are nearing completion, with many already completed. Asbestos abatement work at Berg Middle School has been completed, with most of the carpet removed from the building. Work at Berg was done in hopes of paving the way for the new building, and including stripping the asbestos based mastic from the original tiles and removing carpet. This process will allow the school to demolish the building as soon as the new facility is completed.

Phase one is completed, and school administrators said they expect to start a second phase of asbestos abatement during the summer of 2018.

Progress is also moving along at the softball field, which is being constructed at a cost of $600,000. The project, which will include bleacher seating and a scoreboard is being constructed. The infield has been completed and is ready for the application of the infield, the foundations for the dugout and equipment room are being poured this week. Superintendent Bob Callaghan said he expects the project to be completed by Nov. 15.

Were on target and on track with this project, Callaghan said.

At Newton High School the parking lot project is also in the final stages. Asphalt work has been completed and crews are working on striping the parking lot this week. Callaghan said the upgrades will transform the lot, which was badly in need of repair.

The last time this parking lot had any work was 40 years ago, Callaghan said.

The wooden bridges that students used to traverse to reach the building have been eliminated, curbing was added, and drainage issues were addressed as well. Callaghan said that workers started fresh, stripping the old parking lot all the way down to the base before laying 4 inches of fresh asphalt.

Technology upgrades are also happening across the district, with the installation of 20 new interactive projectors. Previously the district had installed an initial 20 projectors, with five going to each of the four elementary schools. Now, with each elementary receiving five more projectors Callaghan likened each one to the magic wall that television weather reporters use, and said their interactive ability is enhancing learning opportunities in the district.

Were excited for the kids to return, were ready to start another year, Callaghan said.

Contact David Dolmage at 641-792-3121 ext. 6532 or ddolmage@newtondailynews.com

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York County’s Pennies for Progress site updated; no more ‘long paragraphs’ – The Herald


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The site features two interactive GIS maps where residents can locate Pennies projects to find out information about each site plan. The most recent phase of Pennies for Progress is the largest and most expensive roads-fix plan ever proposed in York ...

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