Globally, it is estimated that there are more than 274 million women entrepreneurs!Yet despite this massive influence and spending power of women entrepreneurs, Dell’s Women Entrepreneur #WECities research and the US Senate report on What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive found that women entrepreneurs around the world receive disproportionate access to the resources needed to thrive, including capital, mentorship and technology.As a global leader Dell is committed to helping women-owned businesses scale with the help of technology and other critical resources and has expanded its program this year to further accelerate the success of women entrepreneurs.A Global Network of WomenDell and Springboard Enterprises, a network of innovators, investors and influencers who are dedicated to building high-growth companies led by women, hosted a series of Women Funding Women events across the globe this year, including in Toronto, Amsterdam, Paris, Austin, Sydney and Tokyo.Joined by nearly 900 women entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, government representatives and business leaders, these events shined a spotlight on investments made in women-led companies while encouraging more women to invest. The events helped to foster a global community that supports and invests in women by promoting investment opportunities and encouraging collaboration.We were honored to be joined by a number of other industry associations and companies supporting women entrepreneurs and investors, including, Startup Canada, EY, Accenture, WeConnect International, Incubate, SoGal, Alice, iFundWomen, Anaxago, Startup Delta, and more!You can see photos from all the events here, and stay tuned for details on our next series of Women Funding Women events which will start again in the fall.See You in Toronto for DWEN Summit 2018Although our Women Funding Women event series has come to a close for this year, we are excited to host 150 of the most inspiring female entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives and international media at our 9th annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit in Toronto from July 15-17, 2018.This two-day event will feature inspiring keynotes, collaborative break-out sessions, and unlimited potential to network and connect with other inspiring women. You may even find your next business partner at the event.If you’re interested in joining, please fill out and submit your profile to join the network. Of note, the ideal DWEN candidate is a woman entrepreneur with revenue or funding between $2-3M USD with plans to scale, however there is some flexibility based on a country’s culture and environment for women entrepreneurs. We happily direct startups and entrepreneurship advocates to our partners such as Alice and Springboard if you do not yet meet the network criteria.Invitations to the DWEN Summit, regional events and partner events will be based on your profile. You can see a recap of this amazing event here.
In 1865, 23 years after Notre Dame was founded, the study of science was introduced to the University. To celebrate 150 years of Notre Dame science, the College of Science is hosting a yearlong series of events with the local community and national sponsors, Gregory Crawford, dean of the College of Science, said.“We think it’s important, especially considering the vast expansion of our work and its value for society, to let the rest of the world know about our wonderful inventions and discoveries,” Crawford said. “We’re looking for more ideas from students, faculty and staff to help us celebrate and showcase this remarkable history that has led to where we are today.”Marissa Gebhard, assistant director of marketing and communications for the College of Science, said the celebration will commence during Science Week, which will take place Oct. 6-10, with one event held by each science department during the week.“Chemistry and biochemistry are hosting an ‘ACS [American Chemical Society] on Campus’ event, geared more toward graduate students for networking on October seventh to eighth,” Gebhard said. “The physics department will also host a DVT [digital visualization theater] show on Oct. 8 as well, which would be a great study break.”Gebhard said the week’s schedule includes lectures in applied and computation mathematics and overlaps with the “Math for Everyone” lecture series. Science Week will conclude in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center with a taping of the national radio show “Science Friday,” Gebhard said.“Ira Flatow, the host of ‘Science Friday,’ will be interviewing science faculty on stage about their research,” Gebhard said. “It will be edited, and then it will be broadcast that Friday, the 18th.”Gebhard said early lab equipment, molecule models and fossils from Notre Dame’s science history collection is on display in the Raclin Gallery of Notre Dame History as an ongoing exhibit.“It is very important that Notre Dame, as a leading Catholic university, has a reputation for rigorous scientific research because we are respected when we bring our virtues and values into conversations on issues like bioethics,” Crawford said.The historical milestones of the science department at Notre Dame coincide with breakthroughs in scientific knowledge, Crawford said.“Fr. John Zahm, for example, was an early voice who insisted that the theory of biological evolution was not in conflict with Catholic teaching,” Crawford said. “He was also an early champion of women’s involvement in science.“Fr. Julius Nieuwland discovered the basis for synthetic rubber and worked with DuPont to carry the idea into commercialization, an early example of the kind of innovation and translation that is an important part of our work today. In 1904, Fr. Nieuwland, who was also a botanist, established the irreplaceable collection of 268,000 specimens in our herbarium in our Museum of Biodiversity.”Crawford said the University’s involvement in research for the atomic bomb was due in large part to its investment in and commitment to new technologies.“Research for the Manhattan Project during World War II was conducted on campus because we had one of the most advanced accelerators in the country,” Crawford said.Science was an integral component of Fr. Sorin’s vision for Notre Dame, Crawford said.“Science is obviously a necessary component of any well-rounded education, and Fr. Sorin’s vision to become a force for good in the world called for such a curriculum,” Crawford said. “Of course, science has become even more important today as we look for answers to big human problems in such fields as health, energy, and the environment.”For the updated information on events planned for the 150th College of Science, visit http://science.nd.edu/events/150Tags: American Chemical Society, bioethics, College of Science, Ira Flatow, Math for Everyone, Science Friday, Science Week
Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise line, reached a settlement with federal prosecutors to pay $20 million because its ships have continued to pollute the ocean despite being convicted of a similar pollution charge previously. Carnival pled guilty to violating terms of probation stemming from a 2016 criminal conviction for discharging oily waste into the ocean and then covering it up. Carnival was fined $40 million and placed on probation for five years. In the years since the conviction, however, Carnival has admitted to dumping gray water in protected areas, such as Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and knowingly discarding plastic in areas where marine life is threatened. They also admitted to falsifying compliance documents, among other things. Some of the changes that Carnival has been ordered to make including additional audits to check for violations, improving the company’s compliance program, and improving their waste management practices. An all-white panda has been photographed for the first time at a nature preserve in the Sichuan province of China. The albino animal lacks the usual black markings of a panda and has red eyes. The preserve said that the panda is 1-2 years old based on its size and appears to be physically strong, indicating that its albinism has not affected its health. This is the first time that albinism has been recorded in wild species of pandas. The condition is caused by a rare mutation in one or more genes that control the production of melanin, which pigments the skin. Animals suffering from albinism are often more sensitive to light and susceptible to skin cancer, eye problems, and predators. Carnival will pay $20 million because of its polluting cruise ships Since the beginning of 2018 there have been at least six pipeline blasts caused by landslides in Appalachia. The explosions are increasing in number just as companies are installing a new batch of pipelines across the region. The blasts have federal pipeline safety regulators worried and are instilling fear in residents that live in the path of the pipelines. “We have those same steep slopes,” Tina Smusz told E&E News, referring to an explosion along the Leach Xpress natural gas pipeline in Moundsville, W. Va that was triggered by a landslide. “I don’t know what they’re thinking. This is such a setup for ruptured pipelines.” The pipeline industry admits to the dangers of building pipelines in the mountains but maintains that they can build them safely. Regulators, however, have found that pipeline builders often take shortcuts, increasing the risk of conditions that can lead to pipeline explosions. Fears of explosions near natural gas pipelines grow in Appalachia A rare, all-white panda is spotted in China
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jennifer Laud Jennifer is a credit union marketing consultant and the owner of Jennifer Laud Consulting. She has a background in strategy and a passion for positioning credit unions to find their … Web: www.jlaud.com Details We’re closing in quickly on the final quarter of the year, which tends to be a time for reflection. This has been anything but the typical year, so we’re going to need a bit more than some tweaks to the old goals and rules – we need a rewrite.It’s a big list of big things we’re responding to and grappling with: a pandemic, an energized movement for social justice, natural disasters, a presidential election… And all of these have an impact on our business and members. These major moments should push us to become better. In fact, to thrive in these changing times, we will need to be better. Here are a few nudges and thoughts for consideration while you’re reflecting on this year and planning for next. Ethical and Inclusive MarketingWe are expected, and required, to provide the truth in our marketing. As our starting point, we should be clear and transparent in details of our products and services, fees and terms. Beyond those basics, there is more we can do to make sure that our marketing and design is fair. Do you know what barriers exist for your member groups? This information can help you understand if the pricing of your products, the way you describe them, and the channels you’re using to make them available, are appropriate and fair. It doesn’t help to have a great product that is hard to access, or a convenient product that doesn’t really solve the right problem. Additionally, whether you’re lucky enough to have pictures of actual members or you need to rely on stock photos, be inclusive and sensitive in the portrayal of member groups. To help you find issues with how you use imagery, check to see what assumptions you’re making and if your opinion is colored by biases. When you make an assumption, is it because of a stereotype, or because you’ve done the research and talked to your audience about a problem they have to solve?Understand Your Members’ New NeedsWhen revisiting what you know about your member segments, check in on their major pain points. How have they changed this year and has anything gone from a relatively minor inconvenience to a major crisis? The way we care for children or elderly family members, the way we shop, and the way we work may look incredibly different for the foreseeable future. This means a change to members’ challenges, but also an opportunity in new priorities or preferences. To fill in the new picture, look at your data and survey your members. Transactional data, like the types of accounts or services that members are using, can help you provide support while using something new or suggestions for adding complementary services. Behavioral data, like topics being searched, can help you determine what’s top-of-mind and what information you should be providing. Really look at your products, services, and competencies. Where can you offer unique value? By looking at your membership’s specific needs, you may be able to identify solutions that are not currently being offered.Make Your Shift to DigitalIf you haven’t done this yet, it’s time. Make sure your plan incorporates social marketing, SEO and content, and email messaging. You can also add influencer-led campaigns, particularly if you have strong connections in the community or with a subject-matter-expert. Start with an audit of your website and social pages to make sure they are accurate and working correctly. Next, look at all the places where your major member groups are spending their time online, what they are reading or where they are interacting. This will help you identify what kinds of content you should create, where to place messaging and what keywords to use.Like many credit unions, if you’ve always prided yourself on your in-person interactions, this shift can be a challenge. But technology is making it easier and easier to develop very personalized digital interactions. Use the data you have, paired with what you know about each of your members, to help guide your conversations. Many tools allow you to create dynamic content or insert a relevant piece of your contact’s information. Work on making each digital interaction personalized and packed with value for that individual, just like you would do if they were standing in front of you. Stay Nimble & EngagedThink back to where you were in March; things have changed so much in the last six months. And there’s almost certainly more to come. It’s incredibly important to find flexibility when the world around us is in this constant state of change. For marketers, engaging our teams and finding creativity looks a bit different these days. Find tools that work for you, that get your brains working and allow for collaboration. It could be as simple as starting your zoom meetings with a quick innovation activity or sharing a digital inspiration board. As you’re planning out your next moves, think a little more like a futurist. What are some different routes the next 6/12/18 months could take? You may choose to create a few plans that incorporate things like a COVID-19 vaccine, changes to small business needs due to the holidays or seasons, impacts from the upcoming election, etc. What would make a big impact on your community and how could you position yourself to respond in the way you’d like?Credit unions have always had their members’ best interest at heart, and that is incredibly important right now. Push yourself and encourage your team to rise to the new challenges so you can continue to provide meaningful value to your members.
In South Korea, which reported 191 cases, its biggest daily jump in 70 days, the government began fining people who don’t wear masks in public, The Associated Press reports. Here’s a roundup of restrictions in all 50 states.What else we’re followingWhat you’re doingWell, what a fabulous 14 days here in Melbourne! Zero new Covid-19 cases and zero deaths. We are all close to tears with joy. After a horrendous error with quarantine issues for residents returning from other countries infested with the virus a few months ago, which caused an enormous outbreak of Covid-19, we are now in a wonderful position. It took 115 days of lockdown, mandatory mask wearing (still imposed for the foreseeable future) and social distancing. The figurative steel band around Melbourne has now been lifted, and we can all dance in the sunshine around the state. — Deborah McMillan, Melbourne, AustraliaLet us know how you’re dealing with the pandemic. 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Resurgences – Advertisement – Cases surge, and states go into lockdownThe fall coronavirus surge in the U.S. is at a dangerous inflection point, with cases spiking across a wide swath of the country.“What separates this moment is both the breadth of the struggle right now around the country, as well as the suddenness with which case numbers are going up,” said our colleague Mitch Smith, who tracks the coronavirus for The Times.- Advertisement – The governors of California and Washington urged their residents today to avoid all nonessential interstate travel, while the mayor of New York City warned that public schools could close as early as Monday.Elsewhere in the country, as case numbers reach terrifying heights, states, counties and cities are considering economically devastating lockdowns to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.The health care system in particular — as Ed Wong of the Atlantic reported today — is under intense strain.“The country, for many months, has seen consistent transmission, consistent infection, consistent suffering, and consistent death,” Mitch said. “But what we haven’t seen, in a widespread way, is not being able to fully help people. And given what we’re hearing from doctors and governors, I fear that’s where we could be heading.”How rules are changing in your state Sweden, where a second wave is beginning take shape, registered 4,658 cases yesterday, just under the daily record it set last week, Reuters reports. As cases have exploded in the U.S., governors have undertaken a flurry of actions to try to slow the spread of the virus. Just this week, Utah and Ohio, both states led by Republican governors, have mandated masks statewide. The governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, has long resisted a mask mandate, but this week she ordered that masks be worn at large gatherings. “If you look at the bar charts of cases in different states, a lot of them right now look like straight upward lines,” Mitch said. “And we don’t know where that goes.” – Advertisement – In Illinois, where more than 75,000 cases have emerged in the past week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker suggested that he could soon impose a stay-at-home order, and he scolded local officials for not enforcing mask rules and restrictions on businesses. Mitch told us he was most fearful for the Midwest, from Nebraska north to Canada and east to Chicago. The near future looks incredibly dark for cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Omaha, Des Moines and Minneapolis, where hospital beds are filling up and cases continue to rise.- Advertisement – The New York Times is tracking coronavirus restrictions on the state level, including which businesses are open or closed — and whether officials require masks or recommend or order staying at home. Here are the latest rule changes in your state.Giving thanks, safelyHealth officials are dreading Thanksgiving this year, as the surging virus threatens to become even worse because of interstate travel and large family gatherings.The Times has assembled guidance on how to navigate this year’s holiday season if you plan to travel, from the types of coronavirus tests available for travelers to how to choose the safest seat on a plane. If you’re visiting relatives, you should expect to go into quarantine, with strict statewide requirements. (As a reminder, experts generally suggest two weeks for a safe quarantine. So for Thanksgiving, you should have started yesterday.)For college students, who may not have the option to stay on campus, it’s crucial to isolate themselves even if they test negative for the virus before traveling. “Their arrival on Wednesday with plans to see grandma on Thursday could pose a huge risk,” David Rubin, a pediatrician and public health expert at the University of Pennsylvania, told our colleagues.The actual Thanksgiving meal should look significantly different this year, experts advised, with lots of fresh air (through open windows or by hosting the meal outside), a small guest list and as short a celebration as possible. The Times’s Tara Parker-Pope writes that all guests should wear masks whenever they’re not eating and should all use separate utensils.You might be weighing whether to skip the family gathering altogether, and how to break that news to a disappointed relative. That conversation should happen as soon as possible, experts told the Times’s Christina Caron. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, told Tara that his three adult daughters had decided to skip the holidays this year to avoid putting him and his wife at risk. “You don’t want to be the Grinch that stole Thanksgiving,” he said. “But this may not be the time to have a big family gathering.” Puerto Rico will activate the National Guard to help enforce a curfew aimed at curbing the virus, The A.P. reports. Last Wednesday, the U.S. topped 100,000 daily cases for the first time. Eight days later, that number was up to more than 163,000. Thirty-seven states set weekly case records in the last few days, and 32 states — from Alaska to New Hampshire — hit that mark again yesterday. As far as bright spots, there really aren’t any, Mitch said. The only positive development, if you could call it that, is that populous states like Florida, California and New York are not deteriorating as rapidly as other places — although the situation in those states is also getting worse.In his first public address since losing his re-election bid, President Trump made no acknowledgment of the incredible surge in coronavirus cases gripping the nation. Because of the vacuum of leadership at the federal level, local elected officials across the country are begging residents to change their behavior, instituting fresh restrictions and warning of more changes on the horizon.Gov. Kate Brown placed Oregon in a partial lockdown for two weeks, shuttering gyms and restaurant dining and capping social gatherings at six people. In New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a “stay at home” order, asking people to shelter in place except for essential trips, beginning Monday and lasting two weeks.
As one of Brisbane’s most historically significant addresses, Ascot is well-known for having a unique blend of houses and architecture that exude charm and sophistication. Racecourse Road is the area’s original promenade, shopping street and dining hub, and today, it is still a bustling commercial centre. Thanks to the recent completion of Racecourse Village Shopping Centre, the suburb is continuing to offer its residents unrivalled amenity and convenience.With old grand homes on large blocks of land, the area has drawn increased investment in recent times, offering alternative residential options for those wanting to remain in the area. Heritage buildings and historic sites dot the suburb, combining with the new to create a suburb where contemporary melds with classical charm.Contemporary residential offerings sit alongside classical homes in Ascot.Since 1863, Eagle Farm Racecourse has called this area home – with the name Ascot given to the suburb as a tongue-in-cheek reference to Ascot in England and its prestigious Ascot racecourse.It’s no surprise then, that the Brisbane Racing Club in particular, has been an integral part of the community for more than 153 years. Nearly 10 years ago, the club made the decision to invest $1.2 billion in the redevelopment of its land around the Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourses.Its masterplan to build a shopping centre, a sports club and hotel, childcare services, a retirement and aged care facility as well as residential offerings, has further cemented Ascot’s reputation as a premier place to live.Brisbane Racing Club has invested in the redevelopment of the area surrounding Eagle Farm Racecourse.The recent completion of Ascot House – the first stage of the prestigious Ascot Green residential development undertaken by Mirvac – has already drawn significant interest from local buyers.Mirvac Queensland’s general manager of residential development, Warwick Bible, says the first stage of Ascot Green is Ascot House, offering one, two and three-bedroom apartments overlooking Eagle Farm Racecourse.It’s attracting buyers from the local area and surrounds who come from big family homes and want to downsize without compromising on space, style or privacy.“With 90 apartments in Ascot House, the building is geared towards owner-occupiers, as a premium has been placed on ensuring apartments are oversized and with extensive communal facilities for residents to enjoy,” Bible says.Ascot House’s trackside location and incredible amenities has drawn interest from local buyers.He says being trackside means residents benefit from expansive green outlooks, with each apartment designed with oversized balconies.Another drawcard for prospective buyers is the newly opened, $40 million Racecourse Village Shopping Centre, featuring a major supermarket and 18 specialty retail outlets, including alfresco dining and medical services.“Ascot Green residents benefit from the amazing lifestyle amenities on their doorstep including the restaurant-lined Racecourse Rd and the new Racecourse Village retail precinct a mere 700m away,” Bible says.Residents of Ascot House can downsize without compromising on space or style.The Racecourse Rd precinct is packed with an eclectic range of businesses, eateries and services providers. It stretches from Hamilton at the Brisbane River to Eagle Farm racecourse and hosts markets, race day parties, festivals and all manner of community-minded events.Brisbane Racing Club chairman Neville Bell says he’s already seen a visible uplift in visitors to the area, and believes the completion of Ascot House has set the precedent for additional investment in the area.All images supplied by Mirvac.
Share Tweet 36 Views no discussions NewsSports EMPHATIC: WI bowlers dismantle Bangladesh in easy victory by: – March 4, 2011 MIRPUR, Bangladesh, Mar 4, CMC – All proof that West Indies had descended below Bangladesh in the One-day International Rankings was strongly rebuffed on Friday, when they emphatically demolished the World Cup co-hosts by nine wickets. West Indies used just three bowlers – Kemar Roach, left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, and their captain Darren Sammy – and they hardly broke a sweat, as Bangladesh were chortled for the fourth lowest total in World Cup history of 58 in 18.5 overs in the Group-B match to stun a vocal crowd into silence at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.Benn was the most successful of the three West Indies bowlers with four wickets for 18 runs from 5.5 overs, but Roach with three for 19 from six overs, which earned him the Man-of-the-Match award, and Sammy with three for 21 from seven overs were equally devastating. Chris Gayle, defying illness, then coolly anchored the visitors to one of their most emphatic victories in ODIs, with 226 balls remaining. The result meant that West Indies moved into second place with four points. It’s the same number as South Africa, and one more than India and England – and all three have a match in hand.Scores:BANGLADESH 58 off 18.5 overs (Junaid Siddique 25; Sulieman Benn 4-18, Kemar Roach 3-19, Darren Sammy 3-21) WEST INDIES 59 for one off 12.2 overs (Chris Gayle 37 not out)Source: CANA NEWS Sharing is caring! Share Share
Greensburg, In. — Lifelong Decatur County resident and Republican Joshua Marsh has announced his candidacy for mayor of Greensburg.Marsh is a graduate of Greensburg Community High School, Ball State University and is currently pursuing a law degree at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He has managed communications for statewide health initiatives and served as the coordinator for the Attorney General’s Drug Abuse Task Force.In his remarks Marsh said, “I have long believed my education and work experience was intended to prepare me for public service, especially if the opportunity ever came to serve my hometown.”Marsh says his focus is on four key areas.Safer StreetsImproved InfrastructureCommunity InvestmentBetter City CommunicationsMarsh also believes the airport expansion project is an important part of infrastructure and economic development. The airport provides a hub to support existing businesses and an opportunity to welcome potential corporate partners to the community.“Make no mistake about it, we need to preserve Greensburg’s 196-year heritage,” said Marsh. “At the same time, we need to figure out how to develop, retain and attract more talent in our community. I intend to make Greensburg the city where everyone wants to live, work and play.”
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Nathan Ballard took advantage of a mid-race restart in winning the second of two Hobby Stock qualifyingNathan Ballard topped the second Hobby Stock qualifying feature during the Monday IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program at Boone Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photo)features on Monday, opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Ballard passed Jeff Anderson on the 13th of 25 circuits. The race ran caution-free the rest of the way and Ballard was able to get a bit of breathing room before taking the checkers ahead of Anderson, who had won a pair of Super Nationals titles at Boone Speedway during his storied Stock Car career.“This has to be one of my biggest career wins,” said Ballard, acknowledging both Anderson and his son Shannon, who was runner-up in the evening’s first qualifying feature. “We’ve had a heck of a car all year and it was my kind of track tonight.”The top eight finishers advance to the middle row of Saturday’s main event. Ballard, from Marengo, and Anderson, from Atlantic, were chased across the stripe by Cody Nielsen of Spencer, Chanse Hollatz of Clear Lake, Chad Lonneman of Adrian, Minn., Solomon Bennett of Minburn, Jesse VanLaningham of Beatrice, Neb., and Justin Luinenburg of Reading, Minn.VanLaningham will start the Hobby Stock main for the fifth time in his career, while Ballard is in Nielsen for the third time, for the fourth time, Hollatz and Bennett both the second and Anderson, Lonneman and Luinenburg each for the first.Feature results – 1. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 2. Jeff Anderson, Atlantic; 3. Cody Nielsen, Spencer; 4. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake; 5. Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn.; 6. Solomon Bennett, Minburn; 7. Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; 8. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.; 9. Jason Fusselman, Shelby; 10. Andrew Burg, Carlisle; 11. Kyle Sidles, Algona; 12. Jamie Songer, Ankeny; 13. Seth Janssen, Ogden; 14. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; 15. Parker Larson, Granada, Minn.; 16. Brian Stich, Topeka, Kan.; 17. David Rieks, Eldora; 18. Zach Hemmingsen, Marne; 19. Allyn Shiveley, Lincoln, Neb.; 20. Shaun Wirtz, Boone; 21. Benji Irvine, Oelwein; 22. Paul Menard, Merrill; 23. Bryce Sommerfeld, Fort Dodge; 24. Shawn Slezak, Milligan, Neb.; 25. Devon Gonas, Midale, Sask.; 26. Shane Butler, Scranton; 27. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; 28. John Ross, Rushmore, Minn. Nathan Ballard topped the second Hobby Stock qualifying feature during the Monday IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program at Boone Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photo)
Virginia A Moore, age 83 of Napoleon passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in the comfort of family members. Virginia was born on January 6, 1937, the daughter of the late Albert and Maggie (Cornett) Adams in Letcher County, Kentucky. She grew up along with her brothers and sisters, attending school in Kentucky and enjoying life. In the mid 1950’s life would see her family move to Sunman, Indiana.Early in her work career, during the 1970’s she worked for Phillip Morris in Kentucky. She then came back to Indiana and began to work for Gulf Plastics and Randall Factory in Greensburg. For several years, she worked for Browning’s Campground as a cook and at Napoleon Auction House helping Neil Dean with weekly auctions.She would meet and marry Carl Moore, and the two of them enjoyed their time together whether it be camping, local flea markets, or any type of auction. They enjoyed being on the go.Virginia is survived by step-sons Carl (Becky) Moore of Napoleon, Phillip Moore of Kentucky, and Danny Moore of Kentucky, step-daughter Tresa (Dean) Jones of Montana, brothers Wm. Earl (Gail) Adams of Florida, Floyd (Debbie) Adams of Batesville, Kenneth (Marcia) Adams of Batesville, and Benjamin (Debbie) Adams of Batesville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband Carl Moore, brothers Edward, Harlan, and Woody, and sisters Sue Trent and Lula Mae Vaughn. The family would like to thank special friends and care givers Brandy Lutes, Jenny Reynolds, and Glenda Adams.Visitation will be held on Monday March 2, 2020 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral service will also be held Monday at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.