2,958 IMCA drivers get point fund shares

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Point fund checks will be pre­sented or mailed to 2,958 IMCA drivers this year. That number represents more than 40 percent of the licensed drivers competing in 2014. A total of $607,983 will be paid, based on national, re­gional, special series and local track standings. “There isn’t another sanc­tioning body that pays so much to so many differ­ent drivers,” noted IMCA Vice President of Opera­tions Brett Root. “We’re very proud of that at IMCA.” Individual point fund amounts are published in the second section of the November Inside IMCA newsletter.last_img

Osvaldo joins up with Porto

first_img After loan spells at Juventus, Inter Milan and Boca Juniors, Southampton released their club record signing earlier this summer, freeing him up to sign for Porto. The Portuguese side confirmed the switch on Twitter, with a photograph of the Argentinian-born striker holding a Porto shirt and a message saying: “Welcome Osvaldo.” Former Southampton forward Dani Osvaldo has completed a move to Porto, making the Primeira Liga outfit his fifth club in two years. Press Associationcenter_img The 29-year-old Italy international has now moved to a new side, either on loan or for a permanent switch, in each of the last five transfer windows. Osvaldo’s talent, which was epitomised by a sublime goal against Manchester City in 2013/14, has never been in question but he has been dogged by off-field problems that led to him being exiled from St Mary’s. last_img read more

City of Riviera Beach Employee Dies of Coronavirus; Most Depts to Go Remote

first_imgA local government employee has died from COVID-19.The Riviera Beach staff member has not been identified, but City Manager Jonathan Evans confirmed that six to eight other employees have self-quarantined as a result of their colleague’s death.“To the victim’s family and the individuals who work in the organization, it is a horrific day for the City of Riviera Beach. We are certainly doing everything we can to protect the safety and the welfare of our employees and the public,” Evans told our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5. “This is serious and it happened right here at home for us all. It is a painful reminder that we have to listen, and we are going to have to make some tough decision to be able to get through this for better days here in our community.”The city has established a hotline for employees who feel they are developing symptoms.Officials are still investigating whether or not the victim contracted the virus during travel or through direct contact with someone in the community.“The individual had previous health-related issues that certainly, probably exacerbated the issues associated with COVID-19,” added Evans.Completely Remote City Operations https://t.co/vwi9AwrqT4— City of Riviera Beach, FL. (@Rivierabch) April 1, 2020 As a result of the employee death, Evans is asking all departments to go “full-remote” by April 6. The city’s Fire-Rescue, Police and Utilities departments would be exempt from the full-remote order.last_img read more

All Set for 5th Ochei International Wheelchair Basketball

first_imgThe stage is set for the forthcoming 5th edition of the Victor Ochei International Wheelchair Basketball Championship as preparations are in top gear to make it a grand championship.The President of Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria Bukola Olopade had commended the sponsor, Victor Ochei; for his continued sponsorship, disclosed that countries like -Cameroon, Benin Republic, Ghana, Togo among others have signified interest in participating at the championship holding between October 3-8th  in Lagos. Olopade, who also doubles as the vice president of the association for West and East Africa commended Mr Frank Momoh of Fort Group for his support to the association and the game of wheelchair basketball in the country.According to Olopade, a former commissioner for Youth and Sports in Ogun State, he was happy that the sponsorship of the championship by Ochei, which is in the fifth year had helped in the development of wheelchair basketball in the country and had also brought the name of the country to the international level as far as the game was concerned.Olopade said, “the board will like to express its appreciation to Sir Victor Ochei for his continue sponsorship of the championship after leaving office as the Speaker, Delta State house of Assembly, which showed that his love for the game goes beyond spending government money for sponsorship.”He however, assured that this year’s edition would as in the previous edition be well organised and be hitch free.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Reaction pours in as President Trump insults LeBron James’ intelligence after CNN interview

first_imgWhat happens when the president goes after the King on Twitter?A social media whirlwind.While President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy while tweeting, he struck a nerve in the sports world over the weekend after questioning the intelligence of Lakers star LeBron James. The tweet came on the heels of a CNN interview with Don Lemon in which James criticized Trump of using sport “to divide us.”Trump went at both men’s intellect with this tweet: “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” If Michael Jordan joins twitter just to verbally smack down Trump for mentioning him in a tweet against LeBron James, the NBA should give MJ another ring.— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) August 4, 2018 The timing of Trump’s tweet may not have been accidental: The president attended a rally of his supporters in Ohio not long after firing off at James. But critics targeted Trump for criticizing James just as he was celebrating a philanthropic achievement.Tweeted Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns: “So let me get this straight: Flint, MI has dirty water still, but you worried about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown? Shut your damn mouth! Stop using them twitter fingers and get stuff done for our country with that pen.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers While James didn’t tweet any direct response about Trump or the tweet, Lemon was more willing to engage in kind: “Who’s the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?” This week LeBron opened a school for hundreds of at-risk kids while Donald Trump’s education secretary attempts to undo college loan forgiveness for students who were “knowingly deceived” by their schools and rolls back Obama-era guidelines on discrimination in schools.— TV’s Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) August 4, 2018center_img James has been in the limelight for the past week since opening the I Promise School, a public school for elementary-school age at-risk children in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. Outside of the classroom, the school offers extra supportive amenities: a longer school year, a food pantry for underprivileged families and counseling for issues beyond academics, among others.The LeBron James Family Foundation was the largest donor for the school, and James himself headlined the opening on Monday. His foundation is involved with several other education initiatives, including funding up to 1,000 college scholarships for children to attend the University of Akron. Before LeBron criticized him, @realDonaldTrump was a fan. pic.twitter.com/tAOj5fYcG5— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) August 4, 2018 James’ beefs with Trump are not new. James has referred to Trump as a “bum” in social media, and said earlier this year that Trump “doesn’t give a f*** about the people” in a video interview for Uninterrupted, his own website. That sparked a now-famous comment from conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham for James to “shut up and dribble” — which James vowed again this week that was advice he wouldn’t follow.“I have a voice, I have a platform,” James said in an interview with ESPN. “When you see something that’s unjust and you see something that’s wrong and you see something that’s trying to divide us as a race or as a country, then I feel like my voice can be heard and speak volumes.”For his own part, Trump (a former USFL team owner) has put athletes in his scope more often since his presidency, with notable feuds with NFL players over kneeling during the national anthem to protest police violence. Trump has sparked controversy with the NBA as well, going after the Golden State Warriors after they said they would not visit the White House following their championships. He’s called NFL players “sons of bitches” at a rally, stoking controversies to higher levels.But after Trump directly went after James, even some of those closest to him broke rank. First Lady Melania Trump released a statement to The Associated Press, saying James is “working to do good things on behalf of our next generation.” Michael Jordan, who appeared to be referenced in the final sentence of Trump’s tweet, also released a statement to multiple media outlets saying, “I support LeBron James. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”Lakers owner Jeanie Buss also responded with this statement:“We could not be more proud to have LeBron James as part of our Lakers family. He is an incredibly thoughtful and intelligent leader and clearly appreciates the power that sports has to unite communities and inspire the world to be a better place. Those efforts should be celebrated by all.”Twitter Reaction: Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Chris Froome to miss Tour de France after ‘very serious accident’

first_imgChris Froome will miss the Tour de France after breaking multiple bones in a crash during the Criterium du Dauphine.Froome, a six-time Grand Tour champion, was taken to a local hospital in following the incident prior to Wednesday’s time trial in Roanne, Team Ineos announced. The team said Froome broke his right femur and right elbow and fractured his ribs in the incident and was being airlifted to another hospital for further treatment. “Our primary focus now is obviously on ensuring Chris gets the very best possible care, which he will do, so he can recover as soon as possible,” Team Ineos principal Dave Brailsford said in a release.  “One of our big strengths on this team is coming together in difficult moments, and we will ensure we do everything possible to support Chris and his family.”Brailsford previously told French television Froome crashed in the downhill section of the course at high speed” while scouting the time trial route. A message posted to Froome’s official Twitter account Wednesday afternoon, apparently by his wife Michelle, said the cyclist was in surgery to repair “multiple fractures”. Chris is in surgery at the moment to repair the multiple fractures, please keep him in your thoughts. I hope to be able to share a message from him tomorrow morning – MF— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) June 12, 2019Froome missed the Giro d’Italia to allow himself more time to prepare for the Tour de France, which he had been aiming to win for a record-tying fifth time.The 34-year-old, who won the last of his four Tour de France titles in 2017, had been set to lead Team INEOS in the event, which begins in Brussels on July 6.last_img read more

Officially: Shane Long to miss the Match in Zenica!

first_imgShane Long will not play for the national team of Ireland in the first match of playoffs for the European Champinships against B&H in Zenica. The striker of Southampton, who scored a winning goal for the victory against Germany last month, stayed in his club in order to recover from foot injury. However, the Irish still hope that this player might play in the rematch in Dublin on Monday. “Earlier we have said that we will know more in the next 48 hours. We will have an even more precise view of his injury in the coming hours. He is constantly making progress”, said the coach of Ireland Martin O’Neill. The first match between B&H and Ireland is to be played on Friday in Zenica, starting from 8:45 p.m.(Source: vijesti.ba/ photo sportsport)last_img

Sumner Newscow Weekly Poll: The storming the court question

first_imgK-State fans stormed the court after the KU upset. What is your opinion this morning? I have no problem with it. I think it must be stopped. I think it would be fine if security was beefed up and everyone’s safety was guaranteed. View Results  Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 285 weeks ago You CAN NOT guarantee safety in something like that. Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Charlotte Brooks · 285 weeks ago I know I sound crazy but I have no problem with it. I might change my tune if I or someone I love was hurt during an event. I think people need to lighten up. Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 285 weeks ago Sounds like a job for homeland security. They can get more money and try to control something else. Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 285 weeks ago Show’s the lack of discipline the institution teaches. What else would you expect from an A&M. Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Data: Blacks more likely to face force by Iowa state police

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — State statistics show that Black residents in Iowa are far more likely than whites to face the use of force from officers working for the state police agency. Blacks make up about 4% of Iowa’s 3.2 million residents. But data show they accounted for 24% of those who had force used against them by officers with the Iowa Department of Public Safety in 2018 and 2019. Blacks accounted for a similar percentage of those who were visibly injured or complained of being injured during those interactions. The disparities are found in reports covering 2018 and 2019 on force used by officers with state police agencies.last_img

Abilene Christian Nabs Three Gold Medals in Day-Two Action

first_img Sam Houston State 18.0 9. Lamar 16.0 Men Points Women Points New Orleans Day Two Champions Team Standings After Day Two Lamar Central Arkansas Men’s Triple Jump Chris Welch Houston Baptist 15.74m /51-7.75 37.0 2. Abilene Christian 62.0 32.0 3. Northwestern State 50.0 Women’s Heptathlon Migle Muraskaite Lamar 5,221 25.0 5. McNeese 25.0 Event Name School Distance/Time 6.    Stephen F. Austin 19.0 T7. Sam Houston State 19.0 8.    Houston Baptist 18.0 T7. Southeastern Louisiana 19.0 26.0 4. Incarnate Word 38.0 NATCHITOCHES, La. – Sam Houston State overtook the top spot in the men’s standings, while Stephen F. Austin remained atop the women’s side as eight events were finalized Saturday at Walter P. Ledet Track Complex in Natchitoches, La. Stadium records also fell throughout the day after Central Arkansas’ Gracie Hyde breezed to a 10:27.55 first-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The women’s triple jump event also provided impressive marks as four competitors toppled a previous stadium record of 40-00.0 (12.9m), before Incarnate Word’s Sarea Alexander earned a gold medal with a 43-02.50 (13.17m) mark.After recording 40 points on day one, Stephen F. Austin continued their dominance on the women’s side with 25 more points in day-two competition. The Ladyjacks were boosted by a second-place finish from Brittany Innis (10:42.04) and a third-place finish from Taryn Surratt (10:55.03).Abilene Christian sits three points behind SFA in the women’s standings after a 24-point performance in day two. The Wildcats grabbed a bulk of their points in the shot put as Kayla Melgar registered 10 points on a first-place 52-08.0 (16.05m) mark. Annina Brandenburg finished in third place on a 51-10.5 (15.81m) throw.Sam Houston State registered 24 points in the standings to climb up the men’s leaderboard and overtake Northwestern State at the top spot. The Bearkats were led by Michael Nichols and Aaron Akens in the shot put as the tandem combined for 12 points in the event. Nichols finished second overall with a 58-06.5-foot (17.84m) toss on his fifth of six attempts, while Akens claimed fifth-place honors on a 58-06.5 (16.83m) heave. The SHSU men have compiled 47 points through seven events.Abilene Christian also holds the second-place position in the men’s standings with 37. The Wildcats logged 16 points in the shot put Saturday afternoon. Kai Schmidt boosted the ACU men with a first-place performance after delivering a (18.55m) throw in the shot put.The third and final day of competition opens up Sunday morning at 10 a.m. CT, beginning with the men’s javelin finals event. Field events will conclude with the women’s high jump at 12:30 p.m. Running events begin at 12 p.m. with the women’s 4x100m relay. The 2019 Southland Conference Championship will conclude with the men’s 4x400m relay, set to begin at 3:35 p.m.Live video streaming of the 2019 Southland Championships will be available through the Southland Conference Digital Network. Broadcasts can be found via southlanddigitalnetwork.com and on Southland Conference apps. 10. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 14.0 10. Houston Baptist 13.0 19.0 6. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 20.0 Women’s Triple Jump Sarea Alexander* Incarnate Word 13.17m / 43-2.5 Women’s Shot Put Kayla Melgar Abilene Christian 16.05m / 52-08.0 Men’s Decathlon Rodney Littlejohn Incarnate Word 7,248 Men’s 3,000m Steeple Ryan Cleary Abilene Christian 8:53.71 47.0 1. Stephen F. Austin 65.0 Abilene Christian Northwestern State 11. McNeese 12.0 11. Central Arkansas 12.0 Men’s Shot Put Kai Schmidt Abilene Christian 18.55m / 60-10.5 12. Southeastern Louisiana 6.0 T12. New Orleans 6.0 T12. Nicholls 6.0 Women’s 3,000m Steeple Gracie Hyde* Central Arkansas 10:27.55 Incarnate Wordlast_img read more