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Traill county officials are hopeful the third grant application will be a success Two earlier ones were rejected under an Obama administration program the story statedBut a new program called the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development could triple the amount of money available for road bridge and rail projects to $15 billionAccording to the story KLJ Engineering’s Matt Lange told Traill County leaders the revised program could improve the odds of receiving a grant because at least 30 percent of that money will be awarded to rural projects Lange suggested the county gather more information to explain how farmers and businesses are impacted by the bridge’s closing"Instead of the emotional reach (we need) some analysis on some of the truck data and some of the businesses and what those actual losses are" he said "We will need to contact the locals The more information they have the stronger our case will be"Crookston group plansthird Chalk It Up eventCROOKSTON — The Downtown Crookston Development Partnership is planning the third annual Chalk It Up art festival for this SeptemberDCDP member Shirley Iverson recently told the Crookston Daily Times that the group plans to add other art aspects and more partners to help attract even more participants The original event was meant to showcase local student and emerging artists with their chalk creations in the downtownThis year’s event will be Sept 8 to coincide with several other events on the same weekend Those events include the citywide garage sales King of Trails Marketplace Pioneer Day at the Polk County Museum and the Harvest Festival at the Red River Valley Sugarbeet MuseumLocal artist Courtney Olson has signed on as one of the featured artists Iverson said volunteers still are needed to help with the event and for planning People can call Iverson at (218) 280-2854 or send email to [email protected] leaders discuss saving grocery storeMICHIGAN ND — The Michigan City Council called a special meeting after the owners of Michigan Hometown Foods recently announced plans to close the store if a buyer could not be foundThe Lakota American newspaper reported 11 community members attended the meeting to express concerns over how the closing could impact the townMembers of the Michigan Job Development Authority said they want to work with the city on a plan to purchase the storeJDA member Rod Fisk said the organization’s plan would be to buy the store from Bernice Anderson Midstokke and have someone manage it He added the JDA does not yet have a written business plan but it likely would work the same way as the Wagon Wheel Bar and Grill in Michigan dealMayor Lauri Rysavy wanted the city and JDA to do more research before taking any actionThief River Falls approves all-day preschool optionTHIEF RIVER FALLS — The Board of Education for School District 564 in Thief River Falls recently approved an expansion for its preschool program according to a report in the Thief River Falls TimesThe addition of two full-day preschool days comes after a couple of years of discussionAll-day preschool proponent Meg Kolden said there are several reasons to offer all-day preschool including its positive impact on providing a high quality education and its ability to shrink the achievement gapShe said it also better prepares children for learning and social interaction than part-time programsElder statesman and leader of the South-South region Chief Edwin Clark has revealed the identity of top police officers allegedly involved in the raiding of his Abuja residence on Tuesday The officers claimed they had information that he was stockpiling arms in his house Clark who is demanding a full blown investigation into the matter named a Deputy Commissioner of Police Yusuf Kolo Commander of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tactical Squad and Assistant Inspector General of Police Federal Intelligence Umoru Usman as those who instructed the raid and search on his residence This was contained in two separate petitions addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Major-General Mohammed Babagana Monguno (Rtd) In the petitions with reference number KACCL/ PET/KA/76/18 dated September 6 2018 and signed by his lawyer Dr Kayode Ajulo Clark said though he has accepted the public apology from the police he want the matter to be thoroughly investigated The petition reads: “Our client did brief us that at about 12:30 pm on Tuesday September 4 2018 officers and men of the IGP Tactical Squad a unit under the direct command of the Inspector General of Police alongside pressmen invaded and ransacked his Asokoro residence on the pretext that they were in search of arms and ammunitions However despite the siege and search they found nothing incriminating on our client “Our client further briefed us and we confirmed that at the point where officers and men of the IGP Tactical Squad were to commence their search they introduced themselves as acting under the instructions of the Inspector General of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police Yusuf Kolo who is their commander Former SSG Bayelsa State and former Permanent Secretary Ministry of Power Ambassador Boladei Igali who was with our client at the venue of the search put a call through to the Assistant Inspector General of Police Federal Intelligence Umoru Usman Shehu who spoke with the leader of the search party and gave authority to go ahead with the search “Having so searched in vain the Inspector General of Police in the face of the impudent search conducted on the property of our client has publicly denied any knowledge of the said search and has immediately ordered the arrest of the four junior officers who were responsible for the search and tendered a public apology to our client “Taking into consideration the circumstances of the invasion and uncivilized search conducted on his property and the attendant embarrassment caused to our client and what he stands for it is imperative to hold the view that there are serious questions which ought to be determined forthwith and without mincing words “It will be rather unfortunate for junior officers and men of the IGP Tactical squad who were at best acting on the orders of their superiors to fall prey in this regard It beats our client’s imagination that despite the fact that our client has the compliments of the Nigerian Police Force and the State Security Services protecting him his property and overseeing his daily activities such level of conspiracy could be perpetuated against him He wonders what exactly warranted such unfounded suspicion on his person to the extent that a search warrant could be procured against him on the demeaning allegation that he is involved in gun running “Our client appreciates unreserved double apologies by the Nigerian Police; the first which was conveyed by the delegation of the IGP lead by Deputy Inspector General of Police Habila Joshak (Operations) Assistant Inspector General of Police David Ogbodo (Legal) Commissioner of Police Abu Sani (IGP Monitoring Unit) and Commissioner of Police of FCT and the second which was publicly tendered on behalf of the Nigerian Police Force by the Force Public Relations Officer Deputy Commissioner of Police Jimoh Moshood “While our client accepts the apologies it is his sole demand that this case be comprehensively probed and thoroughly investigated to fish out all the conspirators who masterminded the invasion of his residence without due cause” Memphis Tenn I was driving along from Alabama to Mississippi the other day with my iPod on shuffle when these three duets came in succession: Rodney Crowell and Kris Kristofferson–My Father’s Advice Carl Perkins and Van Morrison–Sitting on Top of the World (Van’s intensity automatically takes over any duet he attempts) Emmylou Harris and Beck–Sin City (from the Gram Parsons tribute album Emmylou helped to organize) Now I know there are those among you–rational people mostly–who will dismiss this as coincidence But three duets in a row Is it possible that there’s a secret presiding intelligence here an Apple core a Steve Jobs frippery that can discern threads of music or rhythm or–this gets really weird–lyrics to produce tantalizing segues It doesn’t always happen but it does often enough I mean what are the odds that in the 3422 songs I’ve loaded on I’ll get The Rolling Stones’ cover of Love in Vain followed by Robert Johnson’s original Yesterday I shuffled from Sufjan Stevens’ anarchically flutey cover of The Beatles What Goes On to Nelson Riddle’s puckishly flutey arrangement of Witchcraft for Frank Sinatra Very subtle that This I realize can get pretty existential pretty quickly Do I as a human somehow need a ghost within the machine to order the universe for me Over time I’ve developed a relationship with the thing laughing and marveling at its choices bemoaning my fate when it sinks into a slough of despond and offers a series of the worst songs ever recorded by my favorite artists (I know I should cull those songs but can you mess with the received Word) Sometimes it will forsake me amble into randomness Vampire Weekend followed by Sarah Vaughn On Friday it started playing songs from Rodney Crowell’s great album Sex and Gasoline sensing no doubt that I was having dinner with Rodney in Nashville that night Yesterday it was in a funk (and not a funky funk which would have been fine) as we entered Memphis and I prayed for some blues to welcome me into town But no the shuffler was in a quiet mood playing quiet and tame stuff…until we reached Beale Street when–a miracle–Lonny Brooks started singing about tumbling dice Today the music turns live: the great Delta blues historian singer and player Taj Mahal has joined the road trip for a couple of days We’re headed to down the Delta to Greenville Ms for a town meeting with Congressman Bennie Thompson’s supporters But first Taj insisted we have to stop at Lansky’s–“Clothier to the King”–to buy some shirts Contact us at [email protected] Chinese government has unveiled an ambitious blueprint to get 50 million children and adults playing soccer by the end of this decade with the broader objective of becoming a “world football superpower” by 2050 Despite boasting the worlds largest population and excelling at many sports particularly athletics China woefully underperforms at soccer and has only ever qualified for one World Cup A statement published Monday also outlines plans to have at least 20000 soccer training centers and 70000 pitches in place by 2020 Every county should have two full-size soccer fields says the document and every new urban residential compound should have at least one five-a-side court Officials hope this will boost the national teams FIFA world rankings China currently wallows in 81st position sandwiched between Cyprus and Jordan which share barely 8 million people between them A stated interim target is to become one of Asia’s top teams by 2030 The latest proposals come on the heels of a 50-point road map published by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2014 A self-professed soccer votary Xi is determined to fix the embarrassing state of Chinese mens soccer (Chinas womens team by contrast is relatively successful and even made it to the World Cup final in 1999 when they lost on penalties) Xis proclamation has spurred unprecedented investment in the Chinese Super League which spent a net $300 million in the winter transfer window on top foreign players more than Europes top five leagues combined Chinese billionaires clamoring to appear supportive of government policy have poured money into teams around the country Corrupt players and officials have also been purged in an effort to clean up the sports image following a raft of high-profile betting scandals "Whats very different now is that we have President Xi making public proclamations about his love of [soccer] and his ambitions for China" says Simon Chadwick professor of sports enterprise at Salford University in the UK For the Chinese government soccer prowess has become paramount to the nation’s resurgence on the world stage and will hopefully distract China’s teeming population from a looming economic downturn Mondays announcement appears an attempt to meet top-level investment and institutional reform with a grassroots push According to Christopher Atkins a soccer agent based in China "The key to China becoming a top football nation is starting the development of players young and improving the concept of a football culture" However success on the pitch was just a small part of Xis 50-point plan Most steps actually concern building an industry around sport Provincial governments have been tasked with creating "sports campuses" but such facilities have an economic function At one level they are education facilities where students can train at sport and also receive a proper education in a similar mode to the US college sports system On another level they are business parks shared with companies designing and manufacturing sports apparel manufacturers of gym equipment sponsorship agencies and event-management consultancies "This is very much about the local community the grassroots development of football but also education and personal development" says Chadwick who has surveyed plans for one such campus outside the sprawling central Chinese city of Chongqing "It meets the needs of the state while at the same time addresses some of the concerns the families have about their children playing [soccer rather than studying]" Another part of the plan is to make local sports apparel brands like Li-Ning a major global rival to the likes of Adidas and Nike "I can envisage China in 10-15 years being a sports-industry giant in the same way as America currently is" adds Chadwick China is already making its sporting soft power felt globally donating soccer facilities to resource-rich territories (often with less than stellar human-rights records) Dozens of nations across Latin America Africa Asia and the Caribbean have felt the benefit of what has become known as "stadium diplomacy" In 2007 for example Costa Rica broke ties with Taiwan and officially recognized the rival Peoples Republic The next year Chinese workers began construction of the three-tired 35000-seater new National Stadium in the capital San José at an estimated cost of $100 million In 2010 when Angola hosted soccers Africa Cup of Nations four new stadiums were built and paid for by the Chinese Today Angola is Chinas second biggest source of oil "China has used [soccer] as a way of gaining access to mineral resources and exerting influence" says Chadwick That persuasiveness will only increase if China can show that it is as good as playing on pitches as it is at building them Write to Charlie Campbell at [email protected]
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