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IMCA.TV rewards feature winners, earliest Modified entries by state for Super Nationals

first_imgSILVER BAY, Minn. (June 19) – The official network of the International Motor Contest Association makes winning a feature race pay off even bigger for one IMCA driver each month.  IMCA.TV gives a Roku Express streaming device and one-year membership to the winner of a monthly drawing, open to all drivers in all divisions who won sanctioned features.  A schedule and information about upcoming broadcasts is available on the www.imca.tv website. Drawing winners thus far include Chris Elliott, Modified; David Jones, SportMod; Hesston Shaw, Stock Car; and Dennis Spencer, Hobby Stock. In addition, IMCA.TV gives a complimentary pay-per-view six-day America’s Racin’ Vacation package to the first pre-entered Modified driver from each state without a current subscription competing at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.IMCA.TV features live streaming subscription races with replay archives. Viewers can tune in to specials, series and weekly racing events held at tracks across the country on their computer, mobile phone or tablet app, Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV. “It is important that we continue to support the racers that support us,” stated IMCA.TV Executive Producer Bucky Doren. “Getting a victory means more than a checkered flag in IMCA and this is one of many reasons why.” “This is a great program that highlights the IMCA.TV platform and continues to drive viewership,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “With the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s on the horizon we want to help make sure the families and friends of drivers attending can watch their events from home, no matter where that may be.”last_img read more

Kompany set for City return

first_img Pellegrini said: “Kompany is in the squad list and he is travelling with the team. “Vincent is a very important player. He is a very good defender and, of course, we need him. “He is also the captain of the team and he will normally be in the 11 starting. “We have other captains but all the team is happy with the return of the captain. “But I repeat, we don’t have as many problems in defending as the scores say and the results say. “I think we have the third best defensive record in the Premier League. “In the last five (domestic) games just Sunderland have scored one goal (against us). In all the others we have had clean sheets. “So the other defenders can do it as well, but Vincent is always an important player.” Yet it can be argued that some of City’s exhilarating home performances – including 7-0 and 6-0 thrashings of Norwich and Tottenham respectively – have masked defensive deficiencies. These have particularly come to light away from home and City have lost at Chelsea and Sunderland during Kompany’s absence. They were also beaten at Cardiff in August in another game Kompany missed. In all, City have lost four out of six away games – a statistic which contrasts sharply with their 100 per cent home record and is threatening to undermine their title challenge. They will hope to start putting that right this week as the West Brom game is followed quickly by a trip to Southampton, although Pellegrini maintains the approach to all games has been the same. The Chilean said: “Against Aston Villa, against Cardiff and against Sunderland we made individual mistakes that decided the match but we didn’t give the home team five, six, seven (scoring) options each game. “It is important to concentrate more. It is more an aspect of concentration and intensity during the whole match. “This week we play two games away before we play against Arsenal here at home, so I hope we will be the same team we are here in those two games this week.” City’s inability to replicate their home form on the road is puzzling but West Brom, who also have a good reputation for attacking football, will want to test their resolve further. Pellegrini said: “They are a very strong team – a mixed team. Sometimes they play long, sometimes they want to build up short. “They are a strong team in the air and a very strong team defending, so we need to play a good match. “I saw the games they played against Chelsea in London and the draw at home against Aston Villa and they are a difficult team.” The potential return of Kompany is timely, with fellow central defender Matija Nastasic out with a calf injury. Playmaker David Silva and striker Stevan Jovetic also remain on the sidelines with similar problems. The other major selection issue in recent weeks has concerned the goalkeepers, but Costel Pantilimon seems likely to be retained ahead of England’s Joe Hart. Hart did play in last week’s Champions League tie against Viktoria Plzen, but Pantilimon has been the man in possession since the start of November and impressed against Swansea on Sunday. Pellegrini said: “Joe Hart continues to be the number one of England. He is a very good goalkeeper. “But Pantilimon has played seven games – four in the Premier League in which he has conceded just one goal – so that is also important for the team. “They are two important goalkeepers. I trust in both of them. At the moment I am playing Pantilimon, but you saw the other day when Joe Hart played he did very well.” City have declined to comment on a report they have struck a deal potentially worth up to £2.4million for 14-year-old Malaga player Brahim Abdelkader Diaz. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists he has faith in all his defenders – but cannot deny the imminent return of Vincent Kompany is significant. Press Association Kompany, the influential captain and centre-back, is poised to return to action after 10 games out with a thigh injury as City travel to West Brom in the Barclays Premier League in midweek. The Belgian has been missed for his leadership, organisational and defensive skills and will be gladly welcomed back at The Hawthorns, even though Pellegrini believes his deputies have fared well. last_img read more

Bloomberg Campaign Shoots Down Hillary Running Mate Rumors

first_imgDrudge also reports that Bloomberg could be considering moving his permanent residence to one of his homes in Colorado or Florida “since the electoral college makes it hard for a POTUS and VPOTUS from the same state.”Indeed, the 12th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that candidates for president and vice president on the same ticket “shall not be an inhabitant of the same state.”According to Fox News, an unidentified source close to Clinton says that she “wants back in” to politics following her loss to Trump in the 2016 election. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign is downplaying reports that the billionaire is considering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to serve as his vice presidential running mate.“We are focused on the primary and the debate, not VP speculation,” Jason Schechter, the campaign’s communications director, said in a statement over the weekend.That statement came in response to a tweet earlier on Saturday from right-wing news aggregator Matt Drudge:EXCLUSIVE: BLOOMBERG CONSIDERS HILLARY RUNNING MATESources close to Bloomberg campaign tell DRUDGE REPORT that candidate is considering Hillary as running mate, after their polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force… https://t.co/XH3TJA9nas pic.twitter.com/wBwRh1hVJH— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) February 15, 2020last_img read more

St. Stephen’s finishes at the top of group D

first_imgAS the Smalta 11 and Under football tournament group stage came to end yesterday,some 8 teams will move forward to the quarterfinals.In group A, North Georgetown finished at the top of the group despite being tied with West Ruimvedlt on 7 points. North Georgetown had a goal difference of plus 7 to West’s plus 6.In the rest of the group,Winfer Gardens and Smith Memorial finished on 0 points and both had no contests since matches weren’t played.In Group B, St Agnes, St Pius and South Ruimveldt all finished on 6 points but only St Agnes and St Pius moved forward since both had a goal difference of plus 6 to South’s plus 2. St Gabriel’s finished at the bottom of the group with 0 points.In Group C, Enterprise and St Angela’s both qualified with 7 and 5 points respectively. F.E Pollard and Stella Maris finished at the bottom of the group with Pollard finishing on 4 points and Stella Maris on 0 points.It was St Stephen’s that finished on top of group D with 9 points after winning all their games with a goal difference of plus 6. St Margaret’s, Tucville and Redeemer all finished on three points with St. Margaret’s qualifying with a goal difference of minus 2 to Tucville’s minus 4.St Stephen’s also finished on top of all the groups with their excellent performances.last_img read more

Student raises $1 million to fund startup

first_imgBrian Conyer, a part-time business administration student at the USC Marshall School of Business, has raised $1 million to fund GIBLIB, the startup he founded to help surgeons learn from each other online.The company aims to partner with academic institutions, where each institution would have its own channel with medical lectures or surgical videos of different areas.GIBLIB will enable the surgeons to do a live surgery so that other people can have either a 360-degree or a split-screen view of procedures. This way, prospective physicians will be able to see the surgery along with what is actually happening inside the body.“This is a great way for medical students and physicians to access information from the thought leaders in the field,” Conyer said. “It is digitizing the conference experience and giving them a safe place to have clinical discussions.”According to Conyer, the goal of the startup is to connect the global community of surgeons who wish to communicate with each other but otherwise lack the ability to do so.“Not everyone has the same resources and access to top medical schools and top surgeons,” Conyer said. “This will now give them access to that content.”Conyer got the idea for GIBLIB while working in the sales department at Intuitive Surgical, a company that manufactures robotics surgical systems.“My job was basically to convince surgeons about the use of robot as a new technology,” Conyer said. “I noticed that they were passing videos and flash drives between each other and spending hours on YouTube, trying to find good videos. So I quit my job and decided to build this centralized platform for them.”Conyer received the funding for his startup from an angel investor group of healthcare executives and doctors residing on the East Coast after a long period where Conyer struggled to receive funds.“It was a very long process,” Conyer said. “I was frustrated with the lack of progress in the fundraising.”However, after pitching his idea to an acquaintance he met at his sister’s restaurant, Conyer found the support he was looking for.“From there, it just went ahead, and we got our funding from his group,” Conyer said.Conyer’s team consists of several USC alumni such as Jihye Shin, Marshall MBA class of 2014, and Annie Chi So, a Viterbi School of Engineering graduate of 2008. Director of Neuroradiology at Keck School of Medicine of USC Meng Law, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Keck Gabriel Zada, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Keck Daniel Oh and Associate Professor of Engineering Practice at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Ashish Soni are on the advisory board.Conyer emphasized the role that USC had in helping him begin building his startup.“Being [an MBA candidate] got me thinking as an entrepreneur,” Conyer said. “After meeting the speakers [Marshall] brought from USC alumni, I realized that they had the same backgrounds. It gave me the confidence to get out of my comfort zone, quit my dream job and pursue this.”Conyer also received support from the team that worked to develop GIBLIB from start to finish.“I think this product is exciting, but mainly it is because of the investors, advisors and everyone who jumped on board as a team, which made it a success,” Conyer said.The Beta version of GIBLIB will be out by the end of this month and can be found online.last_img read more

Trojans tip off season at Utah St

first_imghttp:// In signing new head coach Andy Enfield away from Florida Gulf Coast University on April 1, Athletic Director Pat Haden hoped that the splashy hire would turn around a men’s basketball program in dire need of an injection of excitement. After being overshadowed by crosstown rival UCLA for years, Haden’s hire of Enfield was at least more successful in building buzz than the Bruins’ tabbing of Steve Alford.Steady · Junior wing Byron Wesley has started every game except for one during his career at USC, and averaged 10.2 points last season. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanFriday will be the first chance to see if the new-look Trojans can carry over that success to the court. USC heads to Logan, Utah to take on Utah State in their first regular-season game under Enfield on Friday at 6:05 p.m.Enfield will look to become the second coach in USC’s history to win his first game as head coach, with Kevin O’Neill in the 2009-2010 season being the only one to accomplish that feat. Enfield hopes to continue his past coaching success, which begins and ends with being the first coach in NCAA history to lead a No. 15 seed to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament, in one of the strongest top-to-bottom conferences in college basketball.“I want our players to be confident and think about what they’re doing now, not what happened in the past,” Enfield said. “As far as the old coaching staff, I give them a lot of credit because we have very good players on our team. I understand the nature of this business. Sometimes there is change, and I walked into a situation where there was change. So I’m very sensitive to that, but also I want our players to focus on the future and what we’re trying to do right now.”USC finished last year with a 14-18 record, including 9-9 in Pac-12 play, an improvement after finishing 6-26 and setting a school record for losses the season before. The team had big conference wins over UCLA and Arizona on the road, as well as a 7-8 record after O’Neill’s firing on Jan. 15, giving a glimpse of a team ready to turn things around.Despite the big coaching change, the Trojans are projected to finish 11th in an extremely deep Pac-12, ahead of only Washington State. The Pac-12 features three teams ranked in the AP Top 25 in No. 6 Arizona, No. 19 Oregon and No. 22 UCLA, while Colorado, Arizona State, Washington and Stanford all received votes.“Most of our team is new anyways, so no one knows anything about our players, and no one knows how we’re going to play,” senior center Omar Oraby said about the projections. “We have a whole new coaching staff and a whole new style, so that doesn’t really mean anything to us because no one knows anything about us yet.”USC’s nonconference schedule is a little more manageable after their game against the Aggies, but still features games against Villanova and Boston College, which both received votes in the AP poll. The most interesting date on the nonconference schedule will be Nov. 29, when the Trojans could potentially square off against No. 5 Kansas in the Bahamas in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. The Jayhawks also made a big splash in the offseason by signing No. 1 recruit and projected No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins.“We have a challenging schedule right now,” Enfield said. “Our first game is probably one of the toughest games on our schedule.”The Aggies finished last season with a 21-10 record, finishing fourth in the Western Athletic Conference with an 11-7 record. They lost 83-78 in the WAC Quarterfinals to UT Arlington in their final season in the WAC, and are now playing in the Mountain West Conference for the first time. The Aggies are slated to finish fourth in the Mountain West this year in the preseason media poll, which projects well for Utah State since the conference sent five teams to the NCAA tournament last season.“They’re a great team,” senior guard Pe’shon Howard said about the Aggies. “They’re picked second in the Mountain West, so people know about them. They’re a very experienced team and they can shoot the lights out.”Utah State returns its top three scorers from last season, led by guard Preston Medlin’s 16.3 points per game. Center Jarred Shaw averaged 14.2 points per game and led the team with 8.4 rebounds per game, while swingman Spencer Butterfield averaged 12.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.“It’s a tough way to start the season, but as a basketball player, this is why you come to ’SC, for big games,” Howard said. “That’s a great way to start our season off and just take advantage of the opportunity.”USC is 6-4 all-time against the Aggies, with a 52-50 loss in the Maui Invitational in 1999 being their last contest.“Utah State’s an experienced team with a lot of seniors and juniors,” Enfield said. “They’re one of the best teams on our schedule, regardless of what conference they’re in. We have our hands full. They win about 90 percent of their home games, and they have one of the best coaches in the country.”Their coach, Stew Morrill, has a record of 324-103 (.759) in 15 seasons with the Aggies, including a 193-13 (.937) record at home.After their match against the Aggies, the Trojans will return to the Galen Center for a four-game homestand. They’ll play their home opener on Tuesday at 8 p.m. against Cal State Northridge, followed by matchups against Northern Arizona on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m., Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. and West Alabama on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Bahamian government minister charged with extortion

first_imgThe other members include Kenred Dorsett, who is facing four counts of bribery, four counts of extortion and one charge of misconduct in public office. Frank Smith is facing 13 counts of extortion as well as one count of attempted extortion and one count of bribery. A Bahamian Shane Gibson was released on US$40,000 bail after he appeared in court. He is due to return to court on October 3. Granted bail Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson granted bail to Gibson, who is charged with 16 counts of bribery, 15 counts of extortion, two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery. He is also charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit extortion and one count of misconduct in public office. Another magistrate had earlier denied him bail. Gibson is alleged to have extorted a total of US$610,000 during the period January 2 and April 30 from a private citizen. He is also accused of conspiring to extort US$500,000 from the same citizen. Gibson is the fourth former member of the Bahamas’ Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government to be arrested following the May 10 general election. Fourth government member arrestedlast_img read more

Nyantakyi and the GFA must focus on the league now – Odotei

first_imgFootball administrator, Vincent Sowah Odotei says Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwasi Nyantakyi must cut short celebrations over his election to the CAF Executive Committee and focus on the domestic game.He said the GFA needed to provide leadership and direction to develop the local league.Newly-elected CAF Executive Committee member, Kwasi Nyantakyi himself said Ghana is likely to benefit from his new position through decision making at the continental body.Kwasi Nyantakyi arrived in Accra from Sudan last Saturday to a heroes’ welcome.He said though he may not be able to turn things all of a sudden in favour of Ghana, the country certainly has a voice on the continental body.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img

Canes, Justin Faulk end long playoff droughts with postseason berth

first_imgCoupled with the Canadiens’ 2-1 loss to the Capitals, the Hurricanes clinched a postseason berth exactly 10 years to the day after their last one.Faulk, who just a teenager when the Canes selected him in the second round (37th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft, admitted last month that the prolonged drought was a source of frustration.”It’s definitely been tough. It’s actually easier earlier in your career. You’re naïve, and you’re just playing the game,” Faulk said to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski of the Canes’ extended playoff-less stretch. “You don’t necessarily understand what’s going on around you, and you’re just trying to get your feet wet and make a name for yourself.”As it goes on, you’re thinking about it more and more, right? You want success. It’s not fun being on a team that’s not winning. I could tell you that personally. Doing worlds [the IIHF World Championship, where Faulk has played three times for Team USA] isn’t a replacement. It doesn’t make it better.”WE ARE IN! #TakeWarning pic.twitter.com/nhAQ1VsUOh— x – Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) April 5, 2019As recently as late December, the idea of Carolina being in the postseason was almost laughable. On Dec. 30, the team was 15-17-5 and just one game out of last place in the Eastern Conference. It might have been difficult to imagine how an eventual playoff berth would feel.”I don’t think about my feelings too much,” Faulk quipped to reporters after Thursday’s win.Carolina went 30-12-2 over its next 44 games to take control of the first wild card in the East. During that stretch, the team became famous for its “Storm Surge” postgame victory celebrations, being labeled a “bunch of jerks” by commentator Don Cherry and, ultimately, bringing playoff hockey back to Carolina. After a decade without playoff hockey in Carolina, Justin Faulk and the Hurricanes had had enough.Faulk, whose 558 regular-season games entering Thursday were third-most among active players without a postseason appearance, netted the go-ahead goal in his team’s 3-1 victory over the Devils. Just 96 seconds into the second period, Faulk unleased eight seasons’ worth of frustration with a rocket of a slap shot past New Jersey netminder Cory Schneider that gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead. MORE: ‘Storm Surge’ passes: Ranking the best Hurricanes celebrations from 2018-19“We’re not done,” Faulk, the team’s alternate captain, said. “It’s not enough just to get into the playoffs. We have more stuff to take care of.”For now, the longtime Hurricane can revel in the fact that he has clinched a postseason berth ahead of the players with more career games played — Zach Bogosian (617) and a former Faulk teammate who was rumored to want out of Carolina, Jeff Skinner (660).last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Friday, Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013Friday, October 25, 2013 •4:08 a.m. Officers investigated minor in consumption of alcohol by a known suspect in the 400 block S. U.S. 81, Wellington.•Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was referred to Juvenile Court.•10:22 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•12:09 p.m. Officers investigated violation of protection order by a known suspect in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•12:20 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2100 block N. A, Wellington.•3:50 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a IPad in the 1200 block E. Lincoln, Wellington. Saturday, October 26, 2013•1 a.m. Brandon S. Milton, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed stop sign.•2:43 a.m. Priscilla M. Renfro, 52, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving upon a sidewalk.•2:16 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 400 block S. C, Wellington, involving a vehicle operated by Priscilla M. Renfro, 52, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Kenta L. Whitley, Wellington.•11:05 a.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Linda D. Bowman, 61, Wellington and Linda K. Dixon, 62, Wellington.•Linda D. Bowman, 61, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with failing to report an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.•11:08 a.m. Officers investigated leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.•5:15 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 100 block S. Washington, Wellington.•9:02 p.m. Officers investigated possession of a depressant by a known suspect in the 1300 block E. 16th, Wellington.•10:50 p.m. Mark A. Gregg, 46, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of a depressant. Sunday, October 27, 2013•1:06 a.m. Officers investigated obstruction of official duty in the 1100 block S. Washington, Wellington.•1:41 a.m. Jacob R. Gray, 22, Wellington was arrested and charged with obstruction of official duty.•10:37 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a door in the 200 block S. F, Wellington.•1 p.m. Officers took a report of a found golf club in the 600 block S. H, Wellington.•5:56 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to property in the 400 block S. H, Wellington.•6:51 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated battery, criminal threat and assault by a known suspect(s) in the 600 block N. Olive, Wellington.•8:54 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 700 block N. B, Wellington.last_img read more