Vermont Labor Force StatisticsSeasonally Adjusted There were 2,065 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, as claims spiked over the holidays, from what was a relatively high level. New claims increased 376 from the week before but are still below last year’s total.Altogether 9,866 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 1,116 from a week ago but 3,390 fewer than a year ago. The Department also processed 1,556 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), one more than a week ago. In addition, there were 634 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is 8 fewer than the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external) Vermont’s unemployment rate fell three-tenths to 5.3 percent in November. See story HERE. Total Labor Force363,200362,800360,8004002,400 Employment344,100342,400339,8001,7004,300 Unemployment19,10020,30021,000-1,200-1,900 Rate5.3%5.6%5.8%-0.3-0.5 November 2011 October 2011 November 2010 October 2011 November 2010 Change to November 2011 from
August 15, 2004 Regular News Bar Mails Merit Retention Survey Bar mails merit retention survey Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero III and Justice Kenneth B. Bell lead the list of 24 appellate judges who will be on the merit retention ballot this fall.It will be the first time either justice has appeared on the merit retention ballot. Justice Cantero joined the court in the fall of 2002, Justice Bell in early 2003.Voters will be asked whether the justices and the DCA judges should be retained for six-year terms.The Florida Bar will poll the membership about the judges and justices standing for merit retention this year, as it has in the past, to assist the public with the merit retention process. (Biographical information on the jurists can be found at www.flabar.org.) Ballots are scheduled to be mailed August 27. They must be returned to the Bar postmarked no later than September 17. The results will be published in the News. Since voters approved merit selection andretention for the appellate judiciary in 1976, no judge or justice has lost a merit retention election.DCA judges on the merit retention ballot this year include: • First District Court of Appeal – Judges Michael E. Allen, Edward T. Barfield, Paul Hawkes, Charles J. Kahn, Jr., Phil Padovano, and James R. Wolf.• Second District Court of Appeal – Judges Charles T. Canady, Patricia J. Kelly, Stevan T. Northcutt, Craig C. Villanti, and Douglas A. Wallace.• Third District Court of Appeal – Judges John G. Fletcher, Frank A. Shepherd, and Linda Ann Wells.• Fourth District Court of Appeal – Judges Gary M. Farmer, Sr., Robert M. Gross, and Melanie G. May. & #x2022; Fifth District Court of Appeal – Judges Jacqueline R. Griffin, David A. Monaco, Earle W. Peterson, Jr., Winifred J. Sharp, and Vincent G. Torpy, Jr.
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Comment Nicolas Pepe is yet to score a goal for Arsenal since he joined in a £72m move from Lille (Picture: AP)Robert Pires has insisted that Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe is a ‘great player’ and urged the club’s supporters to back the forward following a difficult start to the season.Arsenal reportedly beat a number of top clubs to the signing of Pepe in August with the Ivorian becoming their all-time record signing in the process, joining in a £72m deal from Lille.Expectations around Pepe were high after he struck 22 goals in Ligue 1 last season, but he has started his Arsenal career slowly, contributing a solitary assist in five Premier League matches.Former Arsenal player and current Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas labelled Pepe’s performance in the 2-2 draw against Watford as ‘dreadful’ but Pires insists he needs time to adapt.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Sep 2019 4:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.5kShares Advertisement Advertisement Pepe was criticised for his performance during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Watford on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Speaking to Reuters at a Global Sports Week launch event in London on Wednesday, Pires said: ‘With Lille, he was fantastic. Last season he was one of the best players, he scored 21 or 22 goals. He’s a great player.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Now he’s playing for Arsenal in the Premier League and he needs to adapt. It’s so difficult, very tough. So I want to say to the fans you need to be patient with Pepe.’Pepe emerged as one of the most sought-after players in European football during the summer after firing Lille to a second-place finish in Ligue 1, providing 22 goals and 11 assists in total.Although Pepe delivered a promising performance on his full debut against Liverpool, he hasn’t looked as accomplished in front of goal so far, failing to score from 13 attempts.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Ivory Coast international was deployed alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the attack against Watford but struggled to make an impression as Arsenal drew 2-2.Speaking about Pepe’s performance, Nicholas said: ‘Nicolas Pepe was dreadful against Watford. How Emery took Mesut Ozil and Dani Ceballos off ahead of him [Pepe] was beyond me.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Robert Pires urges fans to remain patient with Nicolas Pepe after underwhelming start at Arsenal
Construction work in Queensland rose only modestly in the September quarter. Picture: Stewart McLean.CONSTRUCTION work has risen for a second straight quarter in Queensland, but at a slower pace than other mainland states and territories.Nationally, the value of construction work done in the September quarter jumped 15.7 per cent to $61.9 billion, bolstered by a 33 per cent surge in engineering work, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Western Australia led the gains nationally, with a 64.7 per cent surge in construction work completed during the quarter, followed by the Northern Territory, the ACT, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Construction work jumped nearly 16 per cent in the September quarter. Picture: Brendan Radke.CommSec senior economist Ryan Felsman noted private new home building work increased only modestly, weighed down by surprise a drop in renovation work. “The construction pipeline in the south-eastern states of Australia remains very strong, supported by record low interest rates,” he said in a note to clients.“Population is rising, more homes are being built and economic activity is being sustained by construction-dependent companies and sectors. “This is further supported by public infrastructure works focused on road and transport related projects.”CommSec expects the next move in interest rates to be up, although not until late in 2018. Construction work spiked nationally during the September quarter.Tasmania was the only state to see a decline in construction work of 10 per cent.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoConstruction work in Queensland during the period rose a modest 0.5 per cent, on the back of a 2.1 per cent rise in the June quarter.Nationally, total building work on homes and non-residential buildings such as offices and shops fell 0.4 per cent during the quarter. RECORDS TUMBLE AS COAST SURGES BRISBANE’S PROPERTY HOTSPOTS PETER BEATTIE SPOTTED ON HUNT
The German government has come to a long-awaited decision regarding discount rates, or Rechnungszins, used to calculate pension liabilities under local accounting standard HGB.It extended the period from which the rate can be calculated from the previous seven years to the previous 10, to include pre-crisis years with higher interest rates.It has also given companies the option to apply the new HGB provision to their 2015 annual reports.The new regulations, however, include a ban on increasing dividend payouts that could be afforded as liabilities go down. According to consultancy Mercer, the amendments to the calculation period will set the discount rate at 4.1% for 2016 instead of 3.37%.The consultancy, however, argued that “companies are not profiting” from this new regulation.It deemed the new regulation “a bad compromise” that would “considerably increase stress among those preparing balance sheets”.It pointed out that the extension of the calculation period was “considerably weaker” than the industry expected, as the original draft contained an extension of 15 years, while the government had been considering a 12-year extension for some time.Mercer warned that companies would now have to make two parallel calculations applying discount rates calculated on a seven-year period and on a 10-year period.Over the last 12 months, many industry representatives have called on the government to come to a decision on the issue, in light of the low-interest-rate environment.In November, pension fund association aba published calculations estimating that the discount rate companies can apply to their pension buffers would fall below 3% by 2017 from currently just over 4%, if no action were taken.This, in turn, would have meant companies with on-balance-sheet pension obligations would have had to pay an additional €35bn-45bn in total annually over the next three years to offset this decrease.
The 12th Nigerian Dredging Summit and Exhibition is set to take place from September 24 – 28, 2018, in the Rockview Hotel in Abuja.Nigerian seaport operations have made tremendous strides in recent years although the main challenge now includes adaptations for pre-eminence amongst rival West Africa ports.Since 2017, problems arising from traffic gridlock at Apapa – the major port gateway city of Nigeria – have beset the promising future of Nigeria’s maritime trade.If not well-handled, this could truncate the natural position of Nigerian ports, in the long-run, as the preferred ports for the huge Nigerian market, in favor of competitors such as ports in Cotonou, Lome, Tema and Abidjan.This problem is the main theme of the 12th Nigerian Dredging Summit and Exhibition.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo and teammates not to settle for the point that would guarantee their progress to the Champions League next season when the Red Devils travel to Leicester. United sit third in the Premier League table deading into the final day of the season, but defeat at the King Power on Sunday would see them fall to fifth should Chelsea avoid losing at home to Wolves. “We’ve given ourselves a good chance of being in the Champions League next year but we can’t go into a game thinking about what the outcome can be,” Solskjaer said on Friday. “We’ve just got to go and perform and perform at a high enough level and standard so we can get a result. “We want to go there and dominate the game. We wanted to get this position to be able to go to Leicester and having to beat them and we’re not going to change our approach. We want to go there and try and win the game.”Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Of The Most Powerful Women Across The GlobeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowThe Rarest And Most Valuable Card In The Whole WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThese Guys Are Turning 50 This Year. Feeling Old Yet?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Read Also: Premier League start date for 2020-21 season revealed“Mentally I think we’ve shown more robustness, resilience, when we’ve lost the first goal in games, for example, but we’ve also shown the heights when everything’s flowing, which you can’t expect every time.“I’m delighted with how the development looks.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Solskjaer’s men have overturned an eight-point deficit to Leicester in eight games since English football’s return from a three-month hiatus, but have looked low on energy in recent games as they crashed out of the FA Cup to Chelsea last weekend and were held 1-1 at home by West Ham on Wednesday. However, the Norwegian insists he is still delighted with the progress that has been made this season with his side on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league stretching back to January. “We’re going to go into it with a strong frame of mind. It’s not job done, we have got to this point and we have one more game in this season,” added Solskjaer. “That’s this season, this is a journey for this team. This is one extra step on the journey for this team, which we’ve come a long way. Loading…
Super Eagles target Eberechi Eze says he is ready to provide Crystal Palace’s spark after making his Premier League debut in the win over Southampton on Saturday . The Nigerian-born England U21s midfielder – who was introduced from the bench at Selhurst Park to make his first appearance in the top flight – is the most expensive signing Palace have made during Roy Hodgson’s tenure and has been brought in to add some creativity and flair to last season’s second lowest goalscorers. Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Eze is quite the creative talent on the ball, and showed as much when his late introduction lifted Palace for a late flurry of chances after Wilfried Zaha’s first half goal had given them a one goal lead. Hodgson, though, likes his charges to be disciplined and hardworking off the ball – something the midfielder has been working on since his time at QPR. “I’m expecting him to kick on even further from the run of the seasons he has had with QPR,” said Hodgson. “He’s been a real star in the Championship – everyone has recognised this, and we were not the only that looked at him and thought, this young man is going to be a very good player and we would like to sign him, for our team. Read Also: Ronaldo engagement ring for Georgina tops footballers’ list “I’m expecting him to work hard and continue to progresses career and show the same level of ability in the Premier League that he has shown in the Championship. “He’s a confident young man, because he does have a lot of ability. And I thought that was pretty obvious today even in that 15 minutes. It was a tough ask to come on then. If he had made a bad mistake which would have cost us an equalising goal, people would have pointed that out. He was very diligent in his defensive work, but he knows and I know that if he is going to be able to produce the level of diligence and understanding that people like Andros and Jeff [Schlupp] have done after three years work with us, we have got to do some work with him as well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… At 22 it is some task, but one Eze is relishing. “Yeah of course, it is a great privilege to be at a club like this and be at such a level and be in such a team,” he said when asked if the pressure was something he would enjoy. “There are some really good players here. It is a great platform to show what I can do and prove myself in the big leagues. “The intensity is obviously a bit higher and you can tell that people think a lot quicker. It was more about adapting to that and doing my best to cope.”
BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 15) – Pre-entries for the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s are running ahead of numbers for last year’s event. More impressively, the increase from two years ago is now a robust 25 percent. At of the end of the business day on Thursday, 333 drivers had completed the early registration process. That’s up from the same date each of the last two years. By division, 2014’s early entries include 129 Modifieds, 69 Stock Cars, 54 Hobby Stocks, 68 Northern SportMods, two Late Models and 11 Sport Compacts. Super Nationals is Sept. 1-6 at Boone Speedway. Another 132 drivers have already reserved pit stalls. In all, pre-registered and confirmed drivers hail from 26 states and Canada.The latest lists of drivers registered and confirmed to compete at the 32nd annual event, by division, now include:Modified Pre-Entries Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas; Coty Albers, Wellsburg; Mike Albertsen, Audubon; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Jamie Anderson, Mason City; Jacob Anson, Albion, Neb.; Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; Randy Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Bob Aspenleiter, North Platte, Neb.; Robert Avery, Des Moines; Brody Bowser, Stanton, Mich.; Trevor Baker, Beatrice, Neb.; and Shawn Bearce, Sioux City. Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D.; Brian Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.; Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; Eric Center, Mesa, Ariz.; Rob Charapata, Oconto, Wis.; Jim Cole, Sioux City; Sam Cox, Flower Mound, Texas; Tony Cox, Boone; Kent Croskey, Polk City; Eric Dailey, Armstrong; Scott Davis, Madrid; and Russ Dickerson, Boone;Randy Dolberg, Mills, Wyo.; Jeff Dolphin, Britt; J.P. Dowell, Killeen, Texas; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; Tyler Droste, Waterloo; Darin Duffy, Urbana; Brian Efkamp, Ankeny; Greg Elliott, Webster City; Shannon Farrar, Downsville, La.; Cole Ferguson, Dexter; Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y.; Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; and Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas; Josh Gilman, Earlham; Wayne Graybeal, Springfield, Mo.; Mark Griffin, Canton, Pa.; Clay Hale, Cameron, Mo.; Garry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah; Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls; Tyler Heetland, Bancroft; Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; Jared Hoefelman, Columbus, Neb.; and Scott Hogan, Vinton; Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif.; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski, Wis.; Wayne Johnson, Minot, N.D.; Paul Jones Jr., Casper, Wyo.; Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, Texas; Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; Ed Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; Dustin Kraklio, Durant; Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan.; Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; Cody Leonard, Sinton, Texas; and Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Nicholas Link, Rolla, Kan.; John Logue, Boone; Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn.; Jim Lynch, Bloomfield; Tyler Madigan, Peosta; Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; Mike McCarthy, Hutto, Texas; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Matthew Meinecke, Madrid; Chad Melton, Springtown, Texas; Dan Menk, Franklin, Minn.; Jeremy Mills, Garner; and Jason Morehouse, Evansdale; Levi Nielsen, Mason City; Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; Scott Olson, Blairsburg; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Bill Pittaway, Corpus Christi, Texas; Ron Pope, Mason City; Chad Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; David Pries, Medaryville, Ind.; Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Craig Reetz, Dunlap; and Buck Reid, Sheridan, Ark.; Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif.; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev.; Jason Schneiders, Sioux City; Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan.; Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; J.J. Scott, Iowa City; Clay Sellard, Ellis, Kan.; Todd Shute, Des Moines; Tom Silver, Glenwood, Minn.; Dustin Smith, Lake City; and Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood; Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas; Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; Caleb Stone, Hobbs, N.M.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; Greg Taylor, Sioux City; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Jim Thies, Mapleton; Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; and Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; Mike Van Genderen, Newton; Mike Wadel, Garden City, Kan.; A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; Ryan Watnem, Humboldt; Mike Weikert Jr., Muscatine; Kirk Westring, Columbus, Neb.; Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas; Austin Wonch, Stanton, Mich.; Cory Wray, Jamesport, Mo.; and Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo. Others Confirmed Chris Abelson, Sioux City; Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; J.D. Auringer, Waterloo; Robert Avery, Des Moines; Melvin Bailey, Mayetta, Kan.; Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; David Brown, Kellogg; Kyle Brown, Kellogg; Joel Bushore, Boone; Kaleb Carey, Osceola, Neb.; Alec Childs, Lovelock, Nev.; and Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; Drew Christianson, Minot, N.D.; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; Kenny Cross, Salina, Kan.; Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.; Tim Czarneski, Denmark, Wis.; Bill Davis Jr., Des Moines; Travis Dickes, Columbus, Neb.; Jake Durbin, Perry; Eric Elliott, Boone; Mark Elliott, Webster City; Chad Estes, Troy, Texas; and Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; David Goode, Copperas Cove, Texas; William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Cody Graham, Mesa, Ariz.; Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; Richie Gustin, Gilman; Randy Havlik, Madrid; Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; Racer Hulin, Laurel; Darren Huntley, Ogden; Mike Jergens, Plover; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay, Wis.; and Beau Kaplan, Boone; Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; K.C. Kubichek, Winnemucca, Nev.; Kevin Larkins, Greenwood, Neb.; Adam Larson, Ankeny; Rich Lewerke, Garner; Kelly Lyons, Boone; Jay Marks, Bakersfield, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Jason Murray, Hartford; Jay Noteboom, Hinton; Justin O’Brien, West Union; and Terrance Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Josh Ruby, Lakota; Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; Kelly Shryock, Fertile; Jared Siefert, Luxemburg, Wis.; Scott Simatovich, State Center; Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; Tony Snyder, Readlyn; Clint Wendel, Mason City; Chad Wernette, Sheridan, Mich.; Randy Wilson, Wichita, Kan.; and J.J. Wise, Garner. Stock Car Pre-EntriesDerrick Agee, Huntsville, Mo.; Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn.; Gary Bass, Des Moines; Norm Belew, Granger; Brian Blessington, Breda; Jesse Brown, Nashua; Tom Brumlic, Denmark, Wis.; Ronnie Christopher, Forney, Texas; Blake Cole, Nashua; Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas; Larry Crocheck, Boone; Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis.; Michael Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; and Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M.; David Easterday, Riverdale, Neb.; Cody Frerichs, Bristow; John Frydrych, Austin, Texas; Cory Gansen, Clear Lake; Derek Green, Granada, Minn.; Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas; Dan Hanselman, Algona; Markiss Harcrow, Waco, Texas; John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis.; Ty Hill, Dallas Center; Robert Hoing, Overton, Neb.; Jeff Holstein, New Ulm, Minn.; Michael Jaennette, Newton; and Casey Jones, Sioux City; Ned Kalis, Wells, Minn.; Michael Lang, Lamesa, Texas; Jordan Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; Stoney Leonard, Ladora; Jake Ludeking, Decorah; Les Lundquist, Sioux City; Carbie McClearen, Seminole, Texas; J.P. Minnehan, Churdan; Perry Misner, Garden City, Kan.; Dana Morgan, Kearney, Neb.; Damon Murty, Chelsea; Mike Nichols, Harlan; and Jesse Olson, Mayer, Minn.; Chad Palmer, Renwick; Shane Paris, Muscatine; Michael Pepper, Lakin, Kan.; Corey Piffer, Indianola; Scott Pippert, Elberon; Travis Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Chris Pruitt, Stuart; Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan.; Tony Schlei, Union Grove, Wis.; Allan Schmidt, Holstein; Jay Schmidt, Tama; David Smith, Lake City; Devin Smith, Lake City; and Donavon Smith, Lake City;Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.; Robert Stofer, Jefferson; Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas; Justin Temeyer, Independence; Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Heath Tulp, Belmond; Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; Roger Verdoorn, Sibley; Don Vis, Marshalltown; Matthew West, Kellerton; Jeff Whiting, Gothenburg, Neb.; Mike Wiemann, Webster City; Brett Woznicki, Minot, N.D.; and Jody York, Lubbock, Texas.Others ConfirmedJason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas; Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas; Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; Eric Brown, Boone; Nathan Burke, Minot, N.D.; Cory Bushnell, Madrid; Craig Carlson, Madrid; Norman Chesmore, Rowley; Chad Estes, Troy, Texas; Jerry Gifford, Boone; Wayne Gifford, Boone; and Mike Goldsberry, Runnells;William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Lonnie Hodges, Boone; Jake Masters, Graettinger; Aaron Matthias, Fairbank; Larry Portis, Nora Springs; Bill Richards, Audubon; Cody Scray, Horicon, Wis.; Paul Shepherd, Marengo; Toby Smith, Oskaloosa; Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Dave Wickman, Emmetsburg; Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb.; and Pat Wilson, Harker Heights, Texas.Hobby Stock Pre-EntriesZachary Ankrum, Sioux City; Tim Barber, Story City; Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D.; Nate Bonin, Iowa Falls; Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; Matt Brown, Dysart; Andrew Burg, Adel; Travis Burger, Nebraska City, Neb.; Andrew Claus, Spencer; Shane Collins, Thayer, Kan.; and Eric Gillette, Slayton, Minn.; Ryan Grochala, Pleasant Hill; Tony Harazin, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Austin Hauswirth, Havelock; Jamie Herring, Killeen, Texas; Andy Hick, Adel; Derek Hodges, Des Moines; Andy Hoffman, Sioux City; Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake; Trevor Holm, Edgerton, Minn.; Shane Honl, Winthrop, Minn.; and Trevor Hudson, Copperas Cove, Texas; Benji Irvine, Stanley; Darin Johnson, Dickens; Jacob Keiser, Marengo; Mike Kennedy, Goodland, Kan.; Jim Kimmel, Norfolk, Neb.; Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; Chad LeGere, Des Moines; Austin Luellen, Minburn; and Dustin Lynch, Boone; Ross Marshall, Johnston; Derek Moede, Casco, Wis.; Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas; Gary Pesicka, Burt; Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; David Rieks, Eldora; Mark Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; Josh Saunders, Newton; and Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D.; Jason See, Albia; Richard Shields Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas; Jay Sidles, Emmetsburg; Matt Smith, Des Moines; Russ Specht, Hastings, Neb.; Ray Stock Jr., Ankeny; Jesse Totten, Schleswig; Dusty Van Horn, Atlantic; Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; John Watson, Des Moines; and Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger. Others ConfirmedAdam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb.; Dana Brandt, Minot, N.D.; Travis Coop, Portis, Kan.; G.W. Fuller, Tescott, Kan.; Dustin Graham, Boone; Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb.; Matt Hudspeth, Granger; Brent Jochum, Norfolk, Neb.; Bryan Keeney, Nevada; Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb.; Joe Myers, Woodward; Kyle Parizek, Belle Plaine; Brent Schlake, Blue Springs, Neb.; and Jacob Waldron, Beatrice, Neb.Northern SportMod Pre-Entries Shawn Albers, Wellsburg; Josh Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Mike Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Coby Bangasser, Allison; Kaid Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.; Austin Carter, Beloit, Kan.; Trevor Chaplin, Iowa Falls; Levi Chipp, Latimer; Caleb Dennis, Meadville, Mo.; Arron Duvall, Trenton, Mo.; and Bruce Egeland, Marshall, Minn.; Colby Fett, Algona; Joe Feyen, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Nate Ginest, Great Bend, Kan.; Kruz Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kyle Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jared Hansen, Audubon; Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; Curt Hilmer, Dysart; and Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.;Mark Hunziger, Oregon, Mo.; Kevin Hurst, Janesville; Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Brian Konz, LeMars; Jeremiah LaDue, Trenton, N.D.; Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis.; Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa; Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.; Jonathon Logue, Boone; Tim Love, Kelley; Clint Luellen, Minburn; and Tory Mack, Surrey, N.D.;Matt Marquardt, Tekamah, Neb.; Matthew McCahen, Waterloo; Tina McGowan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Justin Medler, Minot, N.D.; Cameron Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; Nick Meyer, Whittemore; Brian Miller, Grand Junction; Brandon Morris, Cedar Rapids; Taylor Musselman, Norwalk; Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; Matt Petrzelka, Norway; and Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Darin Roepke, LeMars; Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D.; Darin Rothfus, Jefferson; Chase Rudolf, Prole; Tim Rupp, Cherokee; Austin Schrage, Cresco; Brian Schrage, Cresco; Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; Doug Smith, Lanesboro; and Tyler Soppe, Sherrill; Mike Stark, West Des Moines; Lynn Starry, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City; Harvey Vande Weerd, Alton; Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb.; Sam Wieben, Dysart; Brandon Williams, Des Moines; Tim Zeman, Muscatine; and Alex Zwanziger, Nashua. Others Confirmed Tyler Afrank, Norfolk, Neb.; Lynn Brockett, Ogden; Eric Cross, Salina, Kan.; Brian Eppert, Ogden; Kamren Gruber, Great Bend, Kan.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; Austin Kaplan, Ankeny; James Lewis, Rochester Hills, Mich.; Tara Longnecker, Woodward; Ty Luellen, Minburn; and Jake McBirnie, Boone;Robert Moore, Maxwell; Steve Moore, Springfield, Mo.; Anthony Onstot, Norwalk; Lukas Onstot, Norwalk; Kurtis Pihl, Lindsborg, Kan.; Rick Ringgenberg, Kelley; Cory Rose, Boone; Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Jacob Salisbury, Waterloo; Ken Walker, Springfield, Mo.; and Bill Wear, Des Moines. Late Model Pre-entries Scott Fitzpatrick, Urbandale; and Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill. Others Confirmed Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; Joel Callahan, Dubuque; Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; Andy Eckrich, Oxford; Justin Kay Wheatland; Jason Rauen, Farley; and Matt Ryan, Davenport. Sport Compact Pre-Entries Austin Becerra, Carthage, Ill.; Jake Benischek, Durant; Luke Benischek, Durant; Skip Brown, Omaha, Neb.; David Christensen, Ashland, Neb.; Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb.; Lori Harvey, Boone; Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; William Michel, Muscatine; Scott Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; and Sarah Totten, Schleswig.