RFA Says Big Oil’s Fictitious Tales Severely Undermined this Summer

first_imgHome Energy RFA Says Big Oil’s Fictitious Tales Severely Undermined this Summer RFA Says Big Oil’s Fictitious Tales Severely Undermined this Summer Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleKing Amendment Would Not Impact Indiana Animal Care LawsNext articlePlenty to See at Field Day on the Mike Shuter Farm Gary Truitt The Renewable Fuels Association says developments this summer severely undermine Big Oil’s monopoly-protecting narrative. While Congress has been away – RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen says much has happened to set the record straight on ethanol. He says rising gas prices have made the value proposition of ethanol compelling for consumers – with drivers turning out in large numbers to purchase record volumes of low cost, renewable E85.center_img Dinneen adds academics and government officials spoke out on successfully scaling the blend wall, the growing potential for a bin-busting harvest undermined the food versus fuel canard and USDA’s data has proven food inflation isn’t being driven by ethanol and the RFS. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 5, 2013 SHARElast_img read more

Jerovetz renews special events awards for IMCA Modified, Northern SportMod drivers

first_img“IMCA has been instrumental in making our company grow to what it has become today,” Rosenow said. “We look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come and thank all of our IMCA customers across the country for supporting us both.” SUAMICO, Wis. – Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service has renewed its slate of special events awards for IMCA Modi­fied and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod drivers Information about JMSS shocks, shock services and high performance products is available by calling 920 265-2068 or 920 615-2508, at the www.jmshocks.com website and on Facebook. Now in its sixth year as an IMCA sponsor, Jerovetz also carries complete lines of AFCO and QA1 prod­ucts and is a Wehrs Ma­chine and Racing Products dealer.  JMSS is owned by long-time IMCA Modified driver Sean Jerovetz and managed by Ryan Rosenow, and specializes in rebuilding and custom revalving of AFCO, Bilstein, Fox, Penske and QA1 shocks.  The Suamico, Wis., company will give gift certificates good for two free shock rebuilds to a top five finisher at 30 designated specials for the Modifieds and at 15 designated specials for the North­ern SportMods. “The team at JMSS is involved with the top brands in IMCA racing and a great source for gaining quicker lap times, specifically if you are racing a Modified or a SportMod,” noted Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “Tapping into their wealth of knowledge is a great choice for our members.”last_img read more

Roberto Martinez glad Everton could control John Stones saga

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez is keen to consign the John Stones transfer saga to history and insists the impending visit of Chelsea has no extra significance. Last month the Stamford Bridge side made three unsuccessful bids, the last upwards of £30million, which prompted the England defender to hand in a transfer request. However, Everton stood firm and held on to the 21-year-old, and Martinez expects the youngster to approach Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match with the same professionalism he has always shown. Press Association “Any story or any backlash still from the transfer window I am not going to entertain. “Our interest is to look after every player who represents the club, they need understanding and we are going to look after the human being as well as we look after the footballer and in this case we have shown that is what we have done. “Our best interest is to continue developing John to allow him to be a very important footballer for us. “We will do that with every single player in the club.” While the return of players from international duty has not brought any additional injury problems, Martinez has been able to put a timescale on the absence of midfielder Tom Cleverley, who injured his ankle at Tottenham at the end of last month. “The scans revealed it was no fracture and it was only ligament damage and although it will be a long period it is not as bad as feared,” said the manager. “It is hard to tell how long he will be out. With ligament damage you could expect six to eight weeks but knowing how strong and fit Tom is we’re looking at six weeks.” Asked whether his relationship with Jose Mourinho was affected by the summer’s dealings, Martinez said: “Nothing changes. “It is part of the rules. In the transfer window you are allowed to make enquiries and offers for players. “It gives you a bigger feeling of control when you can decide what to do with those attempts. “John has gone from strength to strength in a period of high pressure and has used it in the right way, taking the support of everyone at the club and has performed with incredible maturity and composure. “The way he went away and performed for England in a very natural manner shows the calibre of player we have.” Reports have suggested Stones, who has four years remaining on his existing deal, wants to negotiate a new contract with a buy-out clause in the region of £37million inserted. But Martinez gave that speculation short shrift. “I thought that when the transfer window was over we would be able to concentrate on the games and that is the only thing I am focusing on,” added the Catalan, who joked he had been singing the ‘Can’t Buy Me Stones’ song – to the tune of The Beatles’ Can’t Buy Me Love – in the shower. last_img read more

Kodak Chevrolet Lumina used to win 1991 Daytona 500 is featured at Countryside

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kodak Chevrolet Lumina, driven by Ernie Irvan, that made him the 1991 Dayton 500 winner is being featured at Countryside Motors in Wellington.The Lumina, which came to Wellington on June 19, will be on hand for viewing in the showroom for the next couple of weeks.Believe it or not it has been 24 years since Irvan finished his 200 laps in first place winning $233,000 prize money. He finished the race at 3:22.30, besting second place finisher Sterling Marlin. The average speed for the car during the race was 148.148 mph in front of 145,000 fans.Today, the Lumina is for show and one Sumner County NASCAR enthusiasts can see firsthand for the rest of the month.“Come see a racing legend in our main showroom,” said Jeff Jesina of Countryside Motors. “You can take pictures and get up close with the actual Chevy NASCAR winner.”Ernie IrvanIn 1991, Irvan coasted to the checkers to become the first Californian since Marvin Panch in 1961 to win the Daytona 500.The 1991 Daytona was a dramatic one with newly pit rules implemented at the time and late race drama.First of all, the race began a series of changes to pit road procedure after the death of a Melling Racing rear tire changer in a pit road accident at Atlanta the previous November. There was a series of new pit procedures that changed the complexity of the race. But the rules were so restrictive that they were eventually alleviated by the next April.At the time in the Daytona 500, teams considered it too time consuming to change four tires since it had to be done under the green flag.It would adversely affect the race, as Kyle Petty ran the entire 500 miles on the same left side tires.The race also had plenty of late race drama.With 16 laps to go, Richard Petty and off-road racer Robby Gordon tangled on the backstretch. Polesitter and leader Davey Allison pitted with the leaders, allowing Rusty Wallace to take the lead. He was quickly shuffled off the lead on the restart and was touched by Kyle Petty in Turn 4. Four other racers were also caught up in the mayhem.Leader Dale Earnhart was passed by Irvan when the green flag returned, after which he spent several laps battling Allison for second.Irvin retired from American stock car racing in 1999. He was named one of NASCAR’S 50 greatest drivers in 1998.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

49ers vs. Falcons: Five keys to winning as NFC leader

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Seven years ago, the 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons for a Super Bowl berth.Sunday, beating the Falcons would lock up merely a playoff berth, and that starting point is certainly welcome after the 49ers’ five-year postseason drought.“We’re in a good spot as a team,” quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said. “I like where we’re sitting and everything, kind of control our own destiny. That’s where you want to be in December.”The 49ers (11-2) survived a Superdome thriller last Sunday with …last_img read more

Growing degree days and emergence timing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.A great deal of field work has been done over the past few weeks. As corn is being planted across the eastern Corn Belt and another growing season has begun, it will be time to walk and scout fields. Once corn is planted, the next critical event will be uniform emergence. Many producers have read or heard that it takes about 100 to 120 Growing Degree Days (GDDs) for corn to emerge, but what does that mean?A GDD (also referred to as Growing Degree Units) is a calculation based on daily high and low temperatures. This calculation helps to predict stages of growth in corn based on an accumulation of heat units or GDDs. The basic formula for calculating GDDs is: add the daily maximum temperature to the daily minimum, divide by 2, then subtract 50. The value calculated by this formula is the total number of GDDs accumulated in one day. It is a fairly simple equation with a few limitations: The highest maximum temperature that can be used in the equation is 86 degrees F (even if actual temps are higher) and the lowest value for the low temperature that can be used is 50 degrees F (even if actual temps are lower). The reason for these limits is that corn growth and development is significantly reduced and/or stopped at temperatures above 86 degrees F and below 50 degrees F.When daily accumulations of GDDs (accumulated after planting) add up to a total of 100 to 120GDDs, corn seedlings should be emerging. While watching fields for corn to emerge this spring, keep in mind that daily temperature fluctuations will play a significant role in determining the period of time between planting and emergence.last_img read more

Manila to host four ONE events in 2018

first_imgFILE – ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPouncing on the mixed martial arts boom in the country, ONE Championship is set to stage four events in the Philippines next year.ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong bared the development on Thursday as the Asia’s biggest mixed martial arts promotion announced its full 2018 calendar.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Four of ONE’s 24 fightcards next year will be held in Manila after hosting two events in 2017.“We have 24 massive shows planned for all sports fans in Asia and will continue to showcase the absolute best in martial arts, delivered by our homegrown martial arts superheroes. 2018 is going to be an epic year of action and I can’t wait to get things started,” Sityodtong said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutONE events in Manila will be on January 26, April 20, July 28, and November 16, with the venues still yet to be announced.The promotion will stage one more event in the country this year, with ONE: Legends of the World set on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena. /je LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Floyd Mayweather flaunts new $26M mansion in Beverly Hills Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

a month agoNevin: Kante, Rudiger as important to Chelsea as Van Dijk, Salah to Liverpool

first_imgNevin: Kante, Rudiger as important to Chelsea as Van Dijk, Salah to Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePat Nevin says Chelsea losing N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger is similar to Liverpool without Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.Kante has missed most of the season with injury, but made his return in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Reds at Stamford Bridge, while Rudiger remains sidelined.And former Blues winger Nevin thinks their absence has impacted the team heavily, just as the loss of van Dijk and Salah would hinder Jurgen Klopp’s side.He wrote on the club’s website: “N’Golo and Toni Rudiger would have been handy to call on obviously but when you add Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, it just underlines how harsh it has been. “Look at Liverpool for example, they seem to go close to season after season with scarcely a long-term injury to any of their recognised starting 11 players.”The analogy would be if you took Liverpool’s best defender Van Dijk out of the team the way Rudiger has missed the start with us, and then removed their world-class player Mo Salah like we have had to do without Kante. “What sort of difference do you think it would make to their team? I just cannot wait until Frank has every single one of his top players fit, available and on form and I bet he can’t too.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more