first_imgIf you live in the Shawnee Mission area, you’ve got it about as good as it gets in the state of Kansas, according to a new set of rankings from the website Niche.Eight of the top ten slots in the website’s 2018 Best Places to Live in Kansas rankings are filled with Shawnee Mission area cities. The top ten are:LeawoodPrairie VillageOverland ParkWestwoodFairwayLenexaLawrenceShawneeOlatheMission HillsOther northeast Johnson County cities fared well in the rankings as well, with Mission coming in at spot 11, Roeland Park at 14 and Merriam at 19.Niche based the rankings on a variety of factors, including quality of public schools, crime rates, affordability of house, cost of living and the job market.Niche, a data-driven analysis project originally started out of Carnegie Mellon University, has looked favorably on the Shawnee Mission area in other ranking sets as well, recently naming Overland Park the second best city in the country to buy a house.You can see the full set of rankings of for the 2018 Best Places to Live in Kansas here.last_img read more

first_img ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Sep 10, 2020 NASA Features Belizean Scientist, Emil Cherrington and… You may be interested in… Warnings of high surf, large waves, rip currents and floods have been issued several Member States, but there is no tsunami alert for the Region, contrary to information that has been circulating that some 30 countries are on tsunami alert following a large earthquake in Costa Rica. High tides and unusually large waves were also registered in Barbados, The Bahamas and Dominica. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and… Sep 4, 2020center_img Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Over the past few weeks, the Caribbean has been experiencing unusually high tides, massive waves, flooding and coastal erosion. Even as preparations are underway for the upcoming hurricane season that is predicted to be another active one, concern is high across the Region at the manifestation of the changing climate. Late February, coastal erosion resulted in the collapse of about 18 000 square metres, the destruction of homes and the evacuation of families in Cedros, a seaside area in Trinidad and Tobago. The Trinidad Express in an editorial on 1 March, 2018, said that there were reports that waves from the sea were climbing higher, pounding the shore, and causing severe undermining. In Guyana last week, unusually large waves slammed the sea defence along the West Coast of Demerara, and caused heavy flooding in surrounding areas. Reflections on Climate Resilience in the Caribbean and indications for innovative Approaches(Global Frontier Advisory and Development Services (GOFAD), 13 September) The Bahamas tragedy following the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian has brought into stark reality the unrelenting havoc that natural disasters have wreaked on the Caribbean Region in recent years.  The  Special Report on Climate Change and Land ( SRCCL) from…September 18, 2019In “Indepth”UPDATE on Hurricane Dorian and The Bahamas Tragedy(GOFAD, 6 September 2019) Since this Blog was written on Tuesday September 3, the death toll has risen to 30 and the extend of the damage is captured in the video link below . According to Dr Duane Sands , Minister of Health the mortality rate is likely to be…September 9, 2019In “Features”Stakes high for CARICOM at COP21(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     “Unless we can get the countries that are the major emitters of green house gases to commit to more ambitious reductions, the Caribbean will be confronted with more extreme storms and hurricanes, more frequent and prolonged droughts, dangerous sea-level rise that will wash away…November 28, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 7, 2020 Sep 3, 2020last_img read more

first_imgJessie Menkens, with Alaska Primary Care, says so many of Americans were signing up through the federal marketplace that the deadline for coverage January 1 was extended by a few days… Menkens says the increased interest in coverage this year could be connected with change at the federal level, and the expectation that President-Elect Donald Trump will repeal part or all of Obamacare… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Healthcare navigators are traveling around the Kenai Peninsula, reminding local residents that their services are free and available year-round, focusing particularly on the January deadline to sign up for 2017 health insurance coverage. Menkens: “There’s a lot of concern going right now. We are here to serve Alaskans and to support them with their health. We’re not certain what will be happening with the changes head, but we do know that there is repeal coming and we will wait to see sort of how that unfolds and what that means for Alaskans. This work is non-partisan. We’re here to support everyone and we have a duty to provide fair and factual information, so as things unfold, we are going to continue to be a resource for listeners in this area.” There is just one insurer offering individual plans in the marketplace this year: Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield. Menkens: “It was a December 15th deadline for coverage effective the first of the year; however, due to an enormous response across the nation, that deadline was extended and it just ended, so folks had a little extra time to get enrolled this year. The next big deadline coming up is actually January 15th and that’s for coverage effective February 1st, 2017.” To make a free and confident appointment with a local healthcare navigator, call 262-3119 and ask for a navigator or visit getcoveredalaska.org for online help.last_img read more

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. — Vanderbilt squandered a chance to pick up its first SEC win, falling 19-10 to South Carolina Saturday. Here are five observations from the Commodores’ loss.Turnovers getting worse: The offseason emphasis on limiting turnovers is wearing off. Vanderbilt committed five  against South Carolina after giving up three against MTSU in the previous game. The Commodores now have a turnover margin of minus-9, by far the worst in the SEC. Johnny McCrary has thrown 10 interceptions in 232 attempts, or one pick for every 23.2 passes. He tossed eight interceptions in 152 passes last season, or one pick for every 19 attempts.Defense carries load, again: There doesn’t appear to be any finger-pointing, but the defense continues to outshine the offense by a wide margin. The five turnovers resulted in three field goals and two punts thanks to some stingy play by the defense. The Commodores also contributed two takeaways — Stephen Weatherly’s fumble recovery and Jahmel McIntosh’s interception — but the offense did nothing with either opportunity.Vanderbilt doomed by turnovers in loss to South CarolinaMcCrary is the guy: Heard this one before? No matter what obstacles come, McCrary appears to be Vanderbilt’s quarterback for the foreseeable future. The patience of coach Derek Mason and offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig has been tested, and they’ve stuck with him. At MTSU, they left him in, and McCrary helped deliver a comeback in the final minutes. And when he piled up four turnovers in the second half Saturday, the coaches never flinched. He’s here to stay.Is Sims new “emphasis”? Darrius Sims rushed for a career-high 104 yards on just six carries and added three catches for 22 yards. He had runs of 29 and 41 yards and looked to be more of an option for Ludwig, who promised to “shift emphasis” in his offense in the final seven games. Sims said he learned more of the playbook during the off week and hopes to be utilized in multiple ways moving forward.SPANNING THE SEC: Check in for the latest news, notes, scores and more for one of college football’s best conferences! More receivers not better: Nine Vanderbilt players caught at least one pass for the third time this season, but there were no big individual performances or deep balls. Since having  a Vanderbilt record 240 receiving yards against Austin Peay, Trent Sherfield has been solid, but he was held to just two catches against South Carolina. The Commodores need a big-play threat in the passing game. If it’s not Sherfield, who is it?Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. NEXT GAME VANDERBILT (2-4, 0-3 SEC) vs. MISSOURI (4-3, 1-3) When: 3 p.m. Saturday TV/radio: SEC Network/1510-AM, 95.9 FMVandy’s chance to give Mason first SEC win slips awayVanderbilt coordinator calls plays from sideline Vanderbilt quarterback Johnny McCrary is sacked by South Carolina's Taylor Stallworth (90) and Skai Moore during the first half on Oct. 17, 2015.Vanderbilt quarterback Johnny McCrary is sacked by South Carolina’s Taylor Stallworth (90) and Skai Moore during the first half on Oct. 17, 2015.last_img read more

first_img Ireland complete hat-trick of Pony Nations Cup wins with victory in Hagen Following victories already this year in Belgium and The Netherlands, the Irish Pony (U16) Show Jumping team completed a hat-trick of Nations Cup victories on Saturday, when they came out on top in a tight contest at Hagen Future Champions show in Germany.Gary Marshall’s team were in second place at the halfway stage and overtook leaders France to take the winners trophy at the finish. Francis Derwin and the Clive Swindel-owned Connemara Pony Cul Ban Mistress were the star performers jumping a double clear round. Max Wachman jumped clear first time out with the Coolmore Showjumping-owned Cuffesgrange Cavalidam (ISH), and lowered a single fence in the second round. His brother Tom Wachman and Quaprice D’Astree picked up 7 faults in the first round before a faultless effort second time of asking. Seamus Hughes Kennedy and Rock Dee Jay picked up 8 faults in round one and had a single fence down when last to go.This left Ireland on a two round total of 11 faults – a single fault ahead of France who finished second on 12 faults. Sweden and Germany finished joint third on 16 faults apiece, while Netherlands finished fifth and Italy sixth.Following Ireland’s victory in Germany, Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy said:“I am delighted to congratulate everyone involved in this fantastic Nations Cup win for our Youth riders. It highlights again the exceptionally talented pony riders we have in Ireland and the future certainly looks bright for Irish Show Jumping.” 17 June 2018, 16:09 Tags: Home  »  General  »  Ireland complete hat-trick of Pony Nations Cup wins with victory in Hagen last_img read more

first_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels REAL vs FAKE GOLD Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017center_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. By Wally Downes in Las VegasROUND 1”We are Sparta” Fury roared as he left the dressing room flanked by his security guard, brothers and corner team.Dressed like a Poundland king, complete with Burger King crown, he was carried out on a throne pushed along by beautiful women dressed as very glamorous gladiators.The song the avid mental health campaigner emerged to was Crazy by Patsy Cline, the lyrics alone were starting to worry some people.In the starkest possible contrast, Wilder made his ring walk looking like Teenage Mutant Turtles enemy Shredder had been dragged through a diamond mine and was fuming about it.Fury kept to all of his promises, he dashed across the ring and threw close to a dozen big right hands and lead left hooks.Wilder warned him off with two of his won but the Brit dominated the rounds and always made the champ box on the backfoot where he is least comfortable with.It was a dream start.ROUND 2Even Fury’s jab was spiteful, Wilder had his head jolted back by one of the stiffest he has ever thrown as soon as the second started.But the American fired off two rights that calmed the crowd that had begun singing the challenger’s name and abusing Wilder with cries of “You Big Dosser”Both men landed firm one-two straight combinations and Fury ended the stanza well on top, barrelling Wilder into the corner and wrestling him briefly.ROUND 3Fury kept it up as the third started, Wilder had almost never looked so vulnerable.A looping Firy right hook had the one-sided crowd going again, all of Fury’s doubters were eating their words.And he smashed him to the floor in round three, it was amazing.A jab and right hand to the temple dropped Wilder to the deck. His senses were scrambled and he was back on the canvas secondsRef kenny Bayless called it a slip but he was still stunned from the Fury masterclass and rocking all over the MGMROUND 4Fury started the round well with a right uppercut on the inside but Bayless split up the grappling again.A hapless Wilder was back down again in the fourth but it was called another slip, this was Bambi On Ice, a deer to the slaughter. Yes he was unbalanced as he skated aimlessly around the ring but he was also battered and bruised and in too deep. Wilder still in a fog, his skinny legs betraying him.One late right hand in the session reminded Fury of the danger but he was still so groggy from going down that it was an off-balance lunge more than a trademark punch.ROUND 5Fury roared out again in sensational style, landing a big right hand. Wilder was totally defenceless, it was almost unfair, this terrifying champion was being slaughtered.And he was dropped again with a perfect left hook to the body, the drowning champ beat the count easily but he was spent.Fury was now toying with his food, leaning all over him and pummelling him so freely. Wilder was a ghost.The Gypsy King was old-manning the beast three years his senior then Bayless warned Fury over holding and leaning over his prey.ROUND 6Another instant serving of Fury genius, Wilder back on the ropes getting slapped and mauled and manhandled but the three stone stronger.Fury had every right to chill out, to get on his bike and score points from afar, he could have coasted. Instead he was relentless, nasty, sensational.The shot that ended the round was another Fury left hook that had Wilder using the ropes to hold himself up almost tragically.ROUND 7In the break, before the seventh, you could see how horribly Wilder’s ear had swelled from a right clouting.Trainer Jay Deas was surely warning him he was close to being pulled out of his one-sided hammering.One chopping Wilder right grazed Fury’s shaved head but that scorching power had now vanished.Wilder was then pulled out, the white towel of surrender hurled in soaked in Wilder’s blood.The place erupted. It was magnificent.Wilder and all of Fury’s doubters were battered from pillar to post.Wilder’s team were left nursing a man with a string of injuries from the same man he had constantly accused of being pillow fisted.It was everything Fury had promised and so much more. Omg this is awesome 🙂 Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

first_imgIRVINE, Calif. – Nine sets of pistons and more than $9,000 worth of product certificates will be awarded to IMCA drivers racing built engines again this season by JE Pistons.Champions in each of the five Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified regions and both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions, as well as national IMCA Late Model and IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car champions all receive pistons from the Irvine, Calif., manufacturer.Product certificates valued at $400, $300, $200 and $150, respectively, will be awarded to eligible second through fifth place drivers in regional Modified and Stock Car, and national Late Model and Sprint Car standings.“Everyone at JE is a proud supporter of the IMCA and circle track racing,” said Director of Marketing Sean Crawford. “We’re happy to support the racers and help keep their engines running strong and on the race track.”Awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.JE Pistons returned to the IMCA marketing partner ranks last season.“We are in our sixth season overall partnering with JE Pistons and it is a pleasure to work with aftermarket engine parts manufacturers who continue to support IMCA racers,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Modified drivers racing a claim engine, and all drivers in the other divisions have a shot at high quality sets of pistons through this program and we hope they support JE at every opportunity.”Information about JE-manufactured pistons and piston kits is available by calling 714 898-9763, on Facebook and at the www.jepistons.com website.last_img read more