Ohio Thunder Sprint Series brings IMCA, RaceSaver to the Buckeye State

first_imgFRANKFORT, Ohio – Fourteen point races are on the initial schedule for the inaugural Ohio Thun­der IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Series. Atomic Speedway at Waverly hosts April 18, May 2 and 16, July 31, Aug. 1 and Oct. 3 events. Jackson County Speedway at Jackson is the site of April 17 and 24, May 8 and 15, June 5 and 19, July 24 and Aug. 21 races. Sponsored locally by Southern Ohio Equipment Company of Frankfort, the Ohio Thunder Series is the first RaceSaver series in Ohio. “RaceSaver keeps everything on a level playing field. You don’t have to spend $50,000 on an engine to be competitive,” Series Director Andy Hill said. “The rules are clear and don’t have any gray areas.” Encouraged by attendance at a meeting held late last year for potential drivers, Hill expects to start the series with 10-15 cars. “We’ll have drivers new to Sprint Cars and we’ll have others who have raced 410’s before,” he explained. “We like the backing we’ll get from IMCA, we like the point funds and we appreciate the help we’ve gotten getting this series started.” A second drivers’ meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Jackson County Speedway owner Chris Smalley’s shop, located at 13706 US Route 23 in Waverly. The last IMCA-sanctioned Sprint Car event held in the Buck­eye State was in 1970. Test and tune sessions are March 14 at Atomic and April 4 and 11 at Jackson. IMCA RaceSaver Sprints are part of Atomic’s Open Wheel Championship special on May 2. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and special series points will be awarded for the first 13 Ohio Thunder Series events; special series points only would be given for the Oct. 3 race.More information is available at the Ohio Thunder IMCA RaceSaver page on Facebook. The series website address will be www.ohiothunder.com.last_img read more

Three changes on Tipp team for Waterford match

first_imgSubs:16.        Darragh Mooney – Éire Óg Annacarty17.        Kieran Bergin – Killenaule18.        Andrew Coffey -Nenagh Éire Óg19.        Conor Kenny – Borris-Ileigh20.        Liam McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney21.        Conor O’Brien – Éire Óg Annacarty22.        Niall O’Meara -Kilruane MacDonaghs23.        Daire Quinn – Nenagh Éire Óg24.        Adrian Ryan – Templederry Kenyons25.        Liam Ryan – Drom & Inch26.        Willie Ryan – Clonakenny Throw-in at Semple Stadium on Sunday is at 3 o’clock.  Tipp FM’s live coverage of the match will be brought to you in association with Alliance Medical, South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel. Seamus Callinan of Drom & Inch makes his anticipated return to the side and will line out at full-forward, Nenagh Éire Óg’s Barry Heffernan makes his league debut at right-half back and Ronan Maher of Thurles Sarsfields makes his first start in the NHL at centre back.The match-day 26 is as follows:1.        Darren Gleeson – Portroe2.        Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill3.        Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy4.        Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields5.        Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg6.        Ronan Maher -Thurles Sarsfields7.        Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields8.        Brendan Maher (Capt.) – Borris-Ileigh9.        Michael Breen – Ballina10.        Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney11.        Dan McCormack -Borris-Ileigh12.        Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha13.        John O’Dwyer – Killenaule14.        Seamus Callanan -Drom & Inch15.        John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleineylast_img read more

Betsson inks new partnership with ibet

first_img Share Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 Submit Online gambling group Betsson AB has strengthened its network of partnerships after inking a new sportsbook B2B deal with ibet ahead of its launch in May.ibet will be launched prior to the Euros by Malta-based Claymore Group whose executive team has also run one of the largest Asian gaming operators, LeTou.Under the terms of the partnership, ibet’s partnership with Betsson will include both a technology platform and odds compiling, with neither party disclosing the intricacies of the agreement as of yet.“This is a milestone for us for many reasons. It does not only manifest that we have a competitive sportsbook product, but also demonstrates how the group’s strong technology platforms can offer new B2B possibilities. We are very proud that the Claymore Group has chosen us as a supplier for their European venture,” said Pontus Lindwall, CEO Betsson AB.Claymore Group Chairman Paul Fox, who is launching western-facing ibet later this year, added: “The Claymore Group has ambitious plans for ibet in 2020 and our partnership with Betsson is of vital importance as we aim to replicate the success we have enjoyed in Asia with LeTou.”At the end of last year, Betsson acquired a 75% majority shareholding in Brazilian racing operator Suaposta, securing an early foothold in Brazil ahead of an anticipated regulated market opening. Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Betsson to appeal ‘hefty’ Spelinspektionen penalty June 12, 2020 Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020last_img read more

Petron goes for closeout victory over F2

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Petron is hoping that a three-set victory in Game 1 will provide enough momentum for a title clincher in Thursday’s Game 2.“For sure they will come back,” said Delos Santos, who is looking to give Petron its second conference title this season. “We want to see how F2 will play in Game 2.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkF2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus said “we failed our test in Game 1,” right after the match and made it clear that “we need to give our 100 percent in Game 2. That’s it.”Delos Santos was understandably a bit more articulate, saying their game plan worked perfectly against the Cargo Movers, who tend to start slowly before steadily working their way into the match. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Can Petron turn Game 2 into a title celebration? —SHERWIN VARDELEONPetron coach Shaq delos Santos has already put the team’s Game 1 victory over F2 Logistics last Tuesday in the archives.The veteran mentor is very much aware that the Cargo Movers are highly capable of coming up with major adjustments for Game 2 of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix finals at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Filipino sure to gain World 9-ball q’fnals MOST READ That was also a major key when the Blaze Spikers dominated the Cargo Movers for the All-Filipino Conference title early this year.“We know how they play, and tonight we showed just how much we prepared against them,” added Delos Santos, referring to the masterful 25-14, 25-21, 25-16 triumph in Game 1.With a full arsenal at his disposal, Delos Santos has managed to whip his team to strong starts behind heavy-hitting imports Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley and some deft setting by Rhea Dimaculangan, who tossed 25 excellent sets.F2 Logistics can hold its own in terms of talent—with Venezuelan star Maria Jose Perez and Kennedy Bryan in tow—but its ball distribution couldn’t keep up with that of Petron.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Liberia ‘Ebola Heroine’ Dies of Cancer

first_imgOne of the many African medical practitioners who came to Liberia to help save lives during the height of the nation’s Ebola crisis, Dr. Atai Annae Omoruto, has died of pancreatic cancer, the New Vision, a local Ugandan daily reports.Dr. Omoruto passed away at 3a.m. Thursday at the Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, New Vision said.Dr. Atai, as she was affectionately known in Liberia, was at the head of a team of Ugandan medical specialists comprising two doctors and seven nurses who came to the country in June 2014 during the height of the deadly Ebola virus epidemic. She, along with her colleagues from Uganda and several Liberian medical practitioners, helped to save many lives when they began operating the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), a 35-bed Ebola facility located at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor. Looking at the rate of infection at the time, she had told our Health Correspondent in June 2014 that the disease would still be around up to December that year. The disease was still around, even though its rate of infections dwindled. The Ugandan, who was a practicing family physician, and her team were later moved to the Island Clinic ETU on Bushrod Island, where many lives were also saved because of their intervention. She and her colleagues departed Liberia following the drastic reduction of the virus’s transmission. Speaking with the Daily Observer, Ms. Liliane Luwaga, a Ugandan working with the World Health Organization (WHO) office in Liberia, said: “Dr. Atai was among the first brave ones who came to Liberia when most people were running from this country. “Dr. Atai was very courageous; she had a selfless spirit. She had the passion to help save every sick Ebola patient that she came across. She trained many Liberian health workers. We are going to miss her. Africa, including Liberia, will miss her so dearly.”Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah stated that her loss is a global loss to the public health and medical arena because of her vast experience in handling infectious diseases such as Ebola, Yellow Fever and Marburg disease.He added: “Her experience in dealing with viral hemorrhagic diseases is something that would be irreplaceable for a very long time.” He also praised her for working closely with the Ministry of Health in saving “hundreds of lives at the Ebola treatment units in JFK compound and Island Clinic.”He lamented that the African medical community had lost a “very resilient health worker, an Ebola guru,” adding that she will be greatly missed.Mr. Nyenswah disclosed that Dr. Atai was “a very strong advocate for Ebola healthcare workers to be treated with respect and dignity.”Her profile posted by the Public Health Department of the Makerere University said: “Dr. Atai Annae Omoruto was the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. She was also the Chair of the Community Health Department at the adjoining teaching hospital, Mulago National Referral Hospital. “At the College of Health Sciences, Dr Atai-Omoruto and team ran the postgraduate program in Family Medicine leading to the award of Med Family Medicine and Community Practice, and supervised students throughout the program. “As well as being a founding member of the Association of Family Physicians of East Africa, Dr Atai was President of the Association of Family Physicians of Uganda. “She participated in various forums for the promotion of the discipline of Family Medicine in the Medical Schools in Eastern and Southern Africa region in conjunction with the Belgian Association of Family Medicine Departments (VLIR) and the South African Family Medicine Consortium (FAMEC). “She also conducted research in the field of infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, HIV and malaria.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bruins clinch Pac-10

first_imgThe No. 2 Bruins put on an offensive and defensive clinic in the second half, holding off No.13 Washington State 53-45 in front of 11,618 fans to win the Pac-10 title outright for the second straight season, and keep the Cougars without a conference crown since 1941. Next on UCLA’s agenda is Saturday’s trip to Washington, where the stakes are securing the West Region’s No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, which tips off in less than two weeks. PULLMAN, Wash. – The energy on the Palouse was unrivaled, with the locals talking about the biggest game in at least two decades, and some calling it the biggest in Washington State history. It made for a memorable Thursday night at Friel Court, one filled with chanting students, tension and the Pacific-10 Conference’s two best men’s basketball teams. Bruins wing Josh Shipp scored 12 points and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 10. Washington State was led by Kyle Weaver’s 14 points, but leading scorer Derrick Low was nearly shut out. He was averaging 13.9 points per game, but was held to two points. With Afflalo doing much of the defending, Low was 1-of-8 from the field, with the lone basket coming on a 12-foot bank shot from straight on. “UCLA did not take possessions off,” Cougars coach Tony Bennett said. “A lot of teams in our league, us included, will take possessions off and play for the big run, or the big swing.” UCLA trailed 23-22 at the half, as the Cougars matched West Virginia in holding the Bruins to their lowest first-half scoring output. But UCLA started the second half quickly to take control. Josh Shipp navigated traffic for a lay-in to begin a 9-0 UCLA spurt to take a 31-23 lead. UCLA also tightened its defense as Washington State missed its first six shots of the half. The Bruins made 12 of their first 15 shots in the second half, dissecting Washington State’s defense with sharp feeds to the low post as Alfred Aboya and Mbah a Moute began scoring easy baskets. Of UCLA’s first 12 baskets of the second half, nine were lay-ins or dunks. While the Cougars struggled to get solid looks at the basket, the Bruins were surprisingly efficient in building a 47-37 lead with nine minutes to play. “We were running, and I thought Darren did a good job of hitting the guys on the slips,” Howland said. “They were really overextending, so sensitive to Arron in particular, with him coming off of jump shots, that Darren did a great job of reading that.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I’m very happy,” said junior guard Arron Afflalo, who led the Bruins with 14 points. “This is another year we establish UCLA as a premier team. The whole thing is to be consistent with that, and get it back to the golden days.” The Bruins (26-3, 15-2) now own 29 conference titles, and are the top seed in next week’s Pac-10 tournament. Washington State (23-6, 12-5) claimed second place in the league, matching its best finish in Pac-10 play. “We’re really, really happy to get this win, which gives us sole possession of the regular-season Pac-10 championship, which is an important goal for us,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “I think Washington State is just outstanding. This is a great gut check.” One thing missing from this postgame celebration was a Gatorade shower for Howland. Last season he was drenched upon entering the locker room at Stanford after the Bruins clinched the title outright, but this time he met the media bone-dry. “I think he’s used to this by now,” said UCLA point guard Darren Collison, an Etiwanda graduate. “He’s real focused on winning a national title. We’re that good. Even though we appreciate that we won the Pac-10 championship, we still want to go and look forward.” last_img read more

More than a bucket of bolts

first_img“We certainly find lots of things when we acquire these homes, but nothing like this before,” said City Manager Fred Latham. “In this case, it has a significant level of value.” The Model T, painted in the standard black, is in nearly perfect condition, city officials said. Two kerosene lamps are affixed near each of its two doors. A small lever manually controls a single windshield wiper. A larger lever connected to the car’s engine cranks up the motor. The Model T’s retractable top is also intact. And while its body needs some polishing, the car is otherwise in good working condition, officials said. “It’s just got a few oil leaks,” said Tod Gordon, a city fleet mechanic, who spent last week fine-tuning the car and learning to drive it. The vintage car reaches a top speed of 45 mph, he said. “It’s in incredibly good condition when you consider that this car is 90 years old,” said Paul Ashworth of the city’s Planning and Development Department. Officials said the car is currently appraised at $12,000. On Wednesday, City Council members approved money from the city’s general fund to purchase the Model T from the homeowner. Ashworth said the Motel T’s last owner was a longtime Santa Fe Springs resident who was a vintage car aficionado. When he recently died, his widow and family sold their home to the city. Model T Ford Club International Inc. board member Frank Fenton, 64, of Texas said the car is not very rare, compared to other, pricier vintage autos, but it is “priceless” as a piece of history. “When it comes to something like that, it’s hard to establish a value. You can’t replace that particular piece of history,” he said. City officials said they plan to repair the car, then either display it at Heritage Park, or sell it to an antique car dealer. Latham said the city also might use the car in its 50th anniversary parade on May 12. Even if the Model T never gets on the road again, restoring it means preserving a piece of American history, Ashworth said. “I just think it’s cute,” he said. “It sputters and coughs, but once it gets going, it sounds like a Model T.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Video: 1917 Ford Model T “Runabout” • Slideshow: 1917 Ford Model T “Runabout” SANTA FE SPRINGS – When the city took ownership of a home recently, officials found a piece of history sitting in the garage. There, covered in dust, was a 1917 Model T Ford Runabout. And it was in running condition. last_img read more

Ibrahimovic signs for Los Angeles Galaxy – reports

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to sign for LA Galaxy, according to US media reports © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLos Angeles, United States, Mar 22 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for the Los Angeles Galaxy and could make his debut for the Major League Soccer side this month, US media reported on Thursday.The Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated both reported Ibrahimovic had inked a deal with the Galaxy shortly before Manchester United confirmed the Swedish star had been released from his Old Trafford contract. Sports Illustrated said Ibrahimovic’s move to California would be officially announced in a full-page advertisement in Friday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times.MLS rules allow clubs to sign three designated players who are not subject to salary limits, a rule introduced when David Beckham arrived in the league in 2007.However, because the Galaxy have already signed their designated players for the 2018 season, Ibrahimovic’s salary will be limited to around $1.5 million (1.2 million euros) according to the Sports Illustrated report.That represents a fraction of the reported £19 million ($26.8 million, 21.8 million euros) a season Ibrahimovic was paid after signing for United from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016. The Galaxy have a history of luring ageing stars to America with Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane among those to have made the move to Los Angeles. Former England international Ashley Cole is the club’s current captain.Ibrahimovic, 36, hasn’t featured at all for Jose Mourinho’s United side since being substituted at half-time in a 2-2 draw with Burnley on December 26.The Swede scored 28 goals in 46 appearances during a stunning first season in England before tearing knee ligaments in a Europa League tie against Anderlecht in April.His form was rewarded with an extension of his contract for a second season, but the £75 million ($105 million) signing of Romelu Lukaku saw him slip down the pecking order at Old Trafford.In a statement on Thursday, United said Ibrahimovic would leave the club with their blessing.“Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with immediate effect,” United said.“Everyone at the club would like to thank Zlatan for his contribution to the team since his arrival and wishes him well for the future.”Ibrahimovic’s reported arrival in MLS comes at a time when clubs are increasingly turning away from the recent practice of signing veteran European stars already into their 30s.Several clubs have instead found success by looking to sign younger players from South America who view the league as a potential springboard for a move to Europe.Although the Galaxy are the most successful club in MLS history with a record five championships, their fortunes have dipped sharply in recent seasons.Last year the club finished bottom of the Western Conference with only eight wins from 34 games.It was only the fourth time the club had failed to reach the playoffs, and the first time it finished with the league’s wooden spoon.The Galaxy’s aura has also been diminished by the arrival this year of expansion side Los Angeles Football Club — who could potentially be Ibrahimovic’s first opponents when they play the Galaxy in a derby clash on March 31.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps official Aidan Campbell has urged the Donegal sporting public to make an effort to get to Finn Park tonight for their crucial FAI Cup quarter-final replay with Avondale.Harps were held to a 1-1 draw in Cork on Sunday, but are quietly confident they can overcome the dogged intermediate side and book a place in the last four.Campbell believes Harps chances of progression would be boosted if a big crowd descended on Finn Park, but appreciates the timing of the fixture isn’t great. Campbell told Donegal Daily, “I’d love it if people could make an effort to get to Finn Park tonight and give the lads support for what is an absolutely crucial match.“A place in the cup semi-final is up for grabs, and they don’t come round too often.“I know with Donegal in the All-Ireland final on Sunday, people will be trying to save for that, but I hope soccer supporters all over the county make a genuine effort to come out and support,The last time Harps reached a semi-final was in 1999, they defeated Galway United to set a final meeting with Bray Wanderers. Campbell believes the management and players deserve a big crowd, and praised their efforts throughout the season.“The management and players deserve a big crowd, they’ve all put in a heroic effort all season, the effort and commitment has been top class.“They deserve a big crowd to come out and support them, a place in the semi-final would be fantastic for the club, and hopefully we can get over the line tonight.   OFFICIAL URGES PUBLIC TO COME OUT AND ROAR HARPS INTO FAI CUP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Avondalefai cupfinn harpsnewsReplaySportlast_img read more

Uganda records mixed results at FIBA Africa U16 championships

first_imgThe Junior Silverbacks lost their opening game at the Championships. (PHOTOS/AGENCY)FIBA Africa U16 Zone V ChampionshipWednesday, 12-06-2019Kigali, Rwanda-Uganda 63-55 Rwanda-Rwanda 96-36KIGALI – Uganda’s participation in the 2019 FIBA Africa U16 Zone V championships is so far bitter-sweet.The girls’ team has been in scintillating form, winning both of their first two games but for the boys, lost their first game on Wednesday.After defeating Tanzania 58-39 in their first game, the Gazelles registered a come-back victory over Rwanda in their second game on Wednesday.The Gazelles started slowly, trailing 14-17 by the end of the first quarter. By halftime, Rwanda increased their lead to four (33-29), after taking the second 16-15.However, Uganda wiped out Rwanda’s four-point advantage, taking the third 13-09 to ensure they head into the last 10 minutes level at 42-42.In the fourth, the Gazelles blew away Rwanda, taking it 21-13 and in the end sealing a 63-55 victory.Maria Najjuma stared for the Gazelles as she registered a double double of 31 points and 36 rebounds, shooting 14-31 from the field.The Junior Silverbacks have now won both of their two games at the champions.Regina Ajuna and Shilla Lamunu scored 11 points each in game 28-94 from the field and outrebounded Rwanda 75-60. Ajuna added 12 rebounds to her good tally.For the Boys, they endured a very disappointing start to the championship as they lost 36-96 to Rwanda.Rwanda started brightly, taking the first quarter 26-06. They continued their brilliant start to the game, taking the second 25-05 and went into the break leading by 40 points with the scores 51-11.The third was also another blow out as the Junior Silverbacks lost 12-28.Uganda put up a spirited performance in the fourth but ended up losing it 13-17. In the end, Rwanda triumphed 96-36.Jonathan Kasilimbi, scored 10 points, was the only Uganda player to reach double figures in terms of scoring. Joseph Lokol and Joseph Angucu managed six points each in a losing effort.The teams – Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda – are fighting for a single ticket (one each for boys and girls) to the 2019 FIBA Africa U16 Championship.The upcoming fixtures:Thursday, 13-06-2019Girls: Tanzania vs RwandaFriday, 14-06-2019Girls: Uganda vs TanzaniaSaturday, 15-06-2018Girls: Rwanda vs UgandaBoys: Uganda vs RwandaComments Tags: FIBA Africa U16 Zone V ChampionshipJunior GazellesJunior Silverbackslast_img read more