David Andahl, 55, Dies; Elected Posthumously in North Dakota

first_img– Advertisement – Mr. Andahl won the endorsement of two of the state’s most influential Republicans, Gov. Doug Burgum and Senator Kevin Cramer, with Senator Cramer telling the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he backed Mr. Andahl “because we need more Trump Republicans in the state legislature.”But at the same time, the deadly coronavirus was surging across the country, especially in North Dakota. Mr. Andahl, who already had unspecified health issues, was cautious about the virus, his family wrote on Facebook. But in late September he became ill and was hospitalized in Bismarck. On Oct. 5, with the election a month away, he died after “a short battle with Covid-19,” the family said. He was 55.At that point, it was too late to take his name off the ballot. On Nov. 3, the residents of District 8, a sprawling rural area north of Bismarck, elected him posthumously to the legislature.- Advertisement – This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.He was known as “Dakota Dave,” a walking, talking billboard for his home state of North Dakota.- Advertisement – This year, he sought to take a step up by running for the state House of Representatives. Mr. Andahl cleared the first hurdle, winning a heated Republican primary in June against a longtime incumbent, state Representative Jeff Delzer, chairman of the powerful appropriations committee. David Dean Andahl was passionate about farming, cattle ranching and racecar driving, a sport he pursued at tracks around the world. He was also president of Dakota Sports Marketing, where he promoted the state’s economic and tourism opportunities.And he was interested in politics. A member of the Burleigh County Planning and Zoning Commission for 16 years, he served as chairman for eight.center_img – Advertisement – A political squabble ensued over how to fill the seat. The governor sought to make an appointment but was blocked by the attorney general. The matter was unresolved and is in court, Loren DeWitz, chairman of the District 8 Republican Party, said in a phone interview. At an outdoor memorial service for Mr. Andahl, he was remembered for being a man of his word; for his love of his dogs, Bear, Zeus and Hank; and for his willingness to lend a hand, whether, as one friend put it, “building a deck, borrowing a tool, hauling many loads of dirt or just being there to drink and listen.” His drink of choice was Glenlivet single malt.Mr. Andahl was born on Oct. 30, 1964, in Bismarck. He obtained his associate’s degree from Bismarck State College and studied animal science at North Dakota State University. His survivors include his parents, Ronald and Patricia Andahl; his sister, Darcy; and his son, Charles (Tia) Lacy.Mr. Andahl was also a partner and general manager of 4T Ranch, which has been in the Andahl family for three generations. As Bismarck grew, developers expressed interest in buying pieces of 4T Ranch. Instead of selling, the family created its own company, 4T Ranch Developers, Inc., with Mr. Andahl as president, and built a rural housing subdivision called “The Ranch.”last_img read more

An action plan for the future sustainable development of Dubrovnik – Respect the city – was presented

first_imgThe project ‘Respect the city’ was presented in Dubrovnik, by which the city administration wants to ensure the sustainability of Dubrovnik tourism and avoid a situation in which it will ‘become a victim of its own success’.Unbearable summer crowds and literally congestion of the center and the old town have plagued the City of Dubrovnik for years, but given the constant growth of tourist arrivals (last year Dubrovnik had the highest number of overnight stays in Croatia, and is among the cities with the highest tourist growth), the situation has become such that CNN ‘advertises’ Dubrovnik as one of the 12 destinations to be avoided and UNESCO has threatened to revoke its World Heritage status.In order to prevent further congestion and spontaneous development of mass tourism, and – as they say – the degradation of identity and cultural and natural values, the City decided to act urgently and launched the Respect the City project aimed at a series of short, medium and long term measures and solutions. improve the positive effects of tourism and reduce its negative effects.”We bring a three-year action plan with a clear goal of sustainable development and management of Dubrovnik as a tourist destination in agreement with all relevant stakeholders. This is not a tourism development strategy, but a project that will in the future combine a tourism development strategy, a historical core management plan and other strategic documents. The project will include short-term goals that we can achieve in this and the coming years, but also long-term goals of sustainable tourism ‘, said the Mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Franković and pointed out that this must not be a project of the current city government but must be binding on all, which is why they called on all political parties, businessmen, all institutions and institutions to be part of the project.Although the project consists of three phases, and the third refers to 2020, the first results should be visible this summer because there are already some solid solutions to the problems of Dubrovnik tourism that have not been implemented so far. Among the measures planned for this year are the regulation and coordination of arrivals and departures of cruisers, tourist buses and stationary guests and citizens of Dubrovnik, supervision and management system of visits to the old town, and stronger security measures for citizens and visitors.The project manager, Ranko Milić from the Eupolis Group, said that the problem of excessive tourism and insufficient management is not only a problem of Dubrovnik, but also of the richest cities in the world. “This is a pioneering challenge. So far, a lot has been invested in marketing and little in management. There will be ‘fire’ measures, but we want to work systematically and integrated. We want to gather people who wish this city well, so that together we can design and implement priority tasks with the aim of sustainable development of Dubrovnik. Good governance is the core of sustainable development, and it is through the action plan that we want to solve the problem of Dubrovnik as a destination. This project cannot be implemented without the cooperation of the local community. ” said Milic.The goals of the project are sustainable development of tourism, sustainable use of the resource base and sustainable development of people, economy and community, and the whole project consists of three phases.  “The result of the implementation of the action plan should be Dubrovnik as a brand of different tourism, without negative connotations. We expect to achieve optimal visitor distribution by 2020. We will implement the first phase of functional destination management. It will be a great challenge, it will cost a lot, but there are enough sources of funding, primarily through EU funds. ” concludes Milić.Three phases of project implementation – Respect the city  In the first phase, defines a project team of experts with many years of experience in designing and implementing sustainable development and sustainable tourism projects, implementing and supporting social innovation and sustainable, socially responsible entrepreneurship, cross-sectoral local development partnerships, addressing urban development challenges, and providing external sources of development funding through the EU and other public and private development funds at the local, national and international levels. At this stage, this team has the task of facilitating the process of creating concrete solutions to defined urgent problems, and working on securing funding sources, but also turning solutions into sustainable business models. The goal of this is to position the city of Dubrovnik not as a problem city, but as a pro-active global leader in the development of sustainable and responsible tourism. In parallel, an advisory body is being established at this stage, which had its initiative meeting on 19 February 2018. This body includes relevant local, regional, national and international stakeholders who will jointly define the priority short-term, medium-term and long-term goals of sustainable development. development of tourism, but also the city of Dubrovnik as a whole. The advisory body will also propose the creation of sectoral working groups that will offer measures to address urgent problems (eg congestion of the most vulnerable parts of the city as early as 2018).In the second phase of the project in 2019, the goal is to continue development by designing, testing and establishing medium-term measures and to provide sources of funding for destination management models and solutions involving stakeholders. The cross-sectoral project partnership will include the best Croatian and world scientific-research, socio-economic and development-innovation profession.In the third phase, it is planned to realize targeted priority investments in improving critical infrastructure, testing and optimizing an intelligent destination management system, building stakeholder capacity, developing and promoting sustainable and responsible tourism products and services, and establishing an international center for knowledge and technology transfer of sustainable and responsible tourism. In this way, it is planned to specifically contribute to preserving and improving the reputation of Dubrovnik as a world attractive, but also organized, well-managed and well-organized tourist destination which, in addition to its beauty, culture and history, can offer the world relevant solutions, knowledge and innovations. value both for visitors and for all its citizens, including children, young people, families, the elderly and other groups at risk of exclusion. last_img read more

NASCAR rain delay updates: Tracking Charlotte weather forecast for Thursday’s postponed Cup rac

first_imgNASCAR decided to push the Alsco Uniforms 500 back one day to 7 p.m. on Thursday. After 31 laps, the race got put under the red flag due to lightning in the area. Sporting News is tracking the weather updates for the Alsco Unforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 9:17 p.m. — The race is back to green at Lap 35. 9:09 p.m. — Engines are re-fired. About to start back up. 9:03 p.m. — Engines will restart at 9:07. 9 p.m. — One more cell to watch for. Big cell to south moving away from track. One very small cell developing. pic.twitter.com/QjiNgD8kLa— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 29, 20208:57 p.m. — Drivers heading back to the track. Looking at a 9:15 ET restart time. 8:56 p.m. — The lightning hold has been lifted, NASCAR announced. 8:53 p.m. — Approaching an hour long delay. Reports of rain on backstretch and then Turn 4 but NASCAR hopes radar shows it is moving out and continuing track drying. One more cell to south to watch … pic.twitter.com/5Mf4MWS4QX— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 29, 20208:37 p.m. — Some mist on the track. NASCAR reporting light mist as track drying continues … one more cell to the south to watch. pic.twitter.com/hfDSVQoQ5F— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 29, 20208:31 p.m. — Air titans are out to dry the track.The Air Titans have been sent out onto the track at @CLTMotorSpdwy to begin drying efforts, but we still remain in a lightning delay.Continue to stay tuned in to FS1 for further updates.— NASCAR (@NASCAR) May 29, 20208:16 p.m. —  Looks like the severe weather veered east of Charlotte Motor Speedway. The heavy stuff appears to have missed the track … pic.twitter.com/aOzK9QhY9z— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 29, 20208:12 p.m. —  Could be back soon. If no more strikes or rain-will be back at 8:25 https://t.co/yZYfzdtcTP— Steve O’Donnell (@odsteve) May 29, 20208:05 p.m. —  Another update. . @Nascar weather update #nascar #cltwx pic.twitter.com/ogxXPhN8nR— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) May 29, 20208 p.m. ET—  Severe thunderstorm warning for the track. A minimum of a 30-minute delay will be in place. Track is in area under severe thunderstorm warning. pic.twitter.com/yfp1RZDmyC— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 28, 2020MORE: Watch NASCAR races live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)What time does the NASCAR race start today?Date : Thursday, May 28Start time : 7 p.m. ET (7:25 p.m. ET green flag)TV channel : FS1Live stream : Fox Sports Go |  fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Alsco Uniforms 500 was postponed Wednesday and will now take place on Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1. For those without cable, the race can be streamed on Fox Sports Go and fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.According to weather.com, there is a 15 percent chance of rain in the Concord, N.C., area at 7 p.m. ET, as scattered thunderstorms are expected to move through the region. The early afternoon hours at the track featured sun, but more storm systems were expected to threaten the area later in the evening. A NASCAR Cup Series race had been slated to take place for the fourth time in 11 days until the Alsco Uniforms 500 was postponed to Thursday.The abundance of live racing action has been a welcomed return to normalcy — or at least something resembling normalcy — during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has shut down most of the sports world. But the rain has not. Several races have been interrupted or shortened by the rain since NASCAR’s return, and it happened again Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. At 2:15 PM ET, moderate to heavy showers & storms approaching @CLTMotorSpdwy fm SW at 15-20 mph. Coord w/ @NASCAR_WXMAN , fcst remains on track for aft rain chcs, but lower chcs during evening hrs. Rain delays are poss for #AlscoUniforms500 – Odds of Racing 60-70% pic.twitter.com/8SASGCEDrO— RaceWeather – Aaron Studwell, Ph.D. (@RaceWeather) May 28, 2020While not as widespread as yesterday (not tropical system) Storms will be more sct’d this evening @CLTMotorSpdwy – Odds of Racing this evening 60-70% but with a lot more dry openings – working with @RaceWeather #NASCAR— Brian Neudorff (@NASCAR_WXMAN) May 28, 2020Radar at moment looks promising after some rain at Charlotte. #NASCAR Race Hub at 6pm ET on FS1 to get you ready for Cup race. Invocation at 7:05 and green flag at 7:25. Stages 55-60-93. Competition caution Lap 20. Official race Lap 104. #nascar ⁦ @NASCARONFOX ⁩ pic.twitter.com/gNfkicbTjn— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 28, 2020A flood warning is in effect for the Concord area until 9:45 p.m. local time Thursday.NASCAR starting lineup at CharlotteBelow is the complete starting lineup for Thursday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The top 20 spots are an inversion of the top 20 finishers from Sunday’s race, and the bottom 20 spots are simply the bottom 20 finishers from Sunday’s race, with the exception of Johnson.One note: Josh Bilicki and J.J. Yeley are driver changes from Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, so they will drop to the back of the pack before the start of Wednesday night’s race.Pos.Driver1William Byron2Alex Bowman3Michael McDowell4Matt DiBenedetto5John Hunter Nemechek6Aric Almirola7Austin Dillon8Joey Logano9Cole Custer10Erik Jones11Chris Buescher12Christopher Bell13Tyler Reddick14Kurt Busch15Martin Truex Jr.16Kevin Harvick17Kyle Busch18Ryan Blaney19Chase Elliott20Brad Keselowski21J.J. Yeley22Ryan Preece23Corey LaJoie24Ricky Stenhouse Jr.25Ty Dillon26Matt Kenseth27Ryan Newman28Daniel Suarez29Denny Hamlin30Brennan Poole31Gray Gaulding32BJ McLeod33Garrett Smithley34Timmy Hill35Quin Houff36Joey Gase37Josh Bilicki38Bubba Wallace39Clint Bowyer40Jimmie Johnsonlast_img read more

‘There is no room for Olivier Giroud at Arsenal – it’s time to let him go’

first_imgOlivier Giroud’s time at Arsenal is over, according to former Gunner Stewart Robson.The striker has fired 98 goals in 226 appearances for the north London club since his arrival from Montpellier in 2012.But his future is in doubt following the arrival of fellow France international Alexandre Lacazette, and Robson believes a move away from Arsenal is in everyone’s best interests.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Robson said: “With Lacazette coming in, Welbeck still a good player when he is fully fit, I just don’t think there is room for Olivier Giroud.“He gives them something different because he is good in the air but I think it is time for him to leave and Arsenal to let him go.”Giroud is being linked with Everton and West Ham, while there are also reports he is being eyed by Borussia Dortmund.Robson would be surprised to see him join a mid-table Premier League club, though, making a move to Bundesliga giants Dortmund more likely in his mind.He added: “He wants to play as high as he possibly as he can and I’m not sure West Ham are going to be right at the top.“Everton are spending money at the moment… but he has got to find the best possible club for him and they are going to have to pay him a lot of money so it might be difficult for him to move to a mid-table Premier League club.“He will have to go that little bit higher I think.”READ MORE: ‘Liverpool NEED a player like Olivier Giroud – he’d be a great signing’, former Reds striker Dean Saunders tells talkSPORTlast_img read more