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HJC continues awards for IMCA national champions, special events drivers

first_imgCERRITOS, Calif. (May 6) – Awards for IMCA national champions and special events competitors have been renewed for a sixth season by HJC Motor­sports.The helmet and accessories manufacturer and retailer, located in Cerritos, Calif., gives SA2010 AR-10 helmets to national champions in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact divisions.Helmets will be presented during the national awards banquet in November.A designated place finisher at each of 30 Modified special events will receive $50 product certificates, which will be mailed from the IMCA home office after official race results are received from the track.Information about helmets and other products available from HJC is available by calling 562 407-2186, on Facebook and at the www.hjc-motorsports.com website.“With the addition of the SA2015 helmet certification this season, everyone should check the date of their current helmet,” recommended IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Anything rated SA2000 and older is not legal in competition and if you are in the market for new headgear it would be worth checking out what HJC has to offer.”last_img read more

Into the championship stretch at Dodge City Raceway Park

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – With another successful Lewis Automotive Group Driver Appreciation Night in the books at Dodge City Raceway Park, another pair of events are on the docket for this month at the state-of-the-art facility in southwest Kansas as the final portion of the 2018 season kicks into gear.The most recent card atop the 3/8-mile clay oval on July 27, played out before a packed grand­stand with Brendon Gemmill coming up just two positions short in the “Back to the Front Chal­lenge” that would have awarded a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu to a lucky race fan.Had he pulled off the win from the 20th starting position, some lucky race fan would have driven home with the new car. However, a caution-free 25-lapper didn’t allow Gemmill enough rounds to get to the front of the IMCA Modified feature as defending track champion Clay Sellard reeled off his third consecutive win.Other Driver Appreciation Night winners included Mike Roach in the IMCA SportMods, Dusty Witthuhn in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Lyle Russell in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.After a couple of idle weekends, the track fires back into action with the first of three consecutive Saturday nights beginning with the fifth annual SportMod Mayhem event on Saturday night, Aug. 18.The special card offering up a $1,000 winner’s share for the SportMods also includes champion­ship chase action for sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks.A full card of championship chase action follows seven nights later on Saturday, Aug. 25, in­cludes all four IMCA divisions.A third consecutive Saturday night of racing once again featuring a full slate of championship chase action will follow on Sept. 1 to lead the way into the Sept. 15 sixth annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event that wraps up the 2018 title chases.last_img read more

Marc Marquez wins Australia MotoGP thriller as Vinales crashes

first_img Press Trust Of India WATCH US LIVE World champion Marc Marquez secured his 11th victory of the season at the Australian MotoGP after disaster struck fellow Spaniard Maverick Vinales, who crashed on the last lap. The Monster Energy Yamaha rider had dominated all weekend at Phillip Island and was leading for much of the race until Repsol Honda’s Marquez darted past in the dying stages. In desperate bid to retake the lead, Vinales pushed too hard and skidded out to hand his gifted rival, who clinched his sixth MotoGP world title in Thailand this month, a fifth win in a row. Britain’s Cal Crutchlow, who suffered career-threatening injuries at Phillip Island last year, came second on his LCR-Honda with Australian Jack Miller third on a Ducati. Italian veteran Valentino Rossi, racing in an amazing 400th Grand Prix, was eighth. First Published: 27th October, 2019 13:53 IST “It was an incredible, incredible victory because today we were not the fastest on the racetrack,” said Marquez, who became Honda’s most successful ever premier class rider with his 55th win surpassing Australian great Mick Doohan. “Maverick was fastest but I was waiting for him… and I did a strong move to pass, it was the only chance for me. “The whole weekend has been crazy,” he added, after qualifying was called off on Saturday due to strong winds and instead run on Sunday morning. Asked about becoming Honda’s most successful ever rider, he said: “They are the biggest manufacturer in the world, so I’m happy and just enjoying the dream.”  Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 27th October, 2019 13:53 IST Marc Marquez Wins Australia MotoGP Thriller As Vinales Crashes World champion Marc Marquez secured his 11th victory of the season at the Australian MotoGP after disaster struck fellow Spaniard Maverick Vinales, who crashedcenter_img READ | Manika Batra praises PM Modi’s efforts to empower women”Very special”It was a crushing loss for Vinales, who won in Australia last year and started from pole, having reigned supreme through practice and qualifying. He had a terrible start, slipping to sixth as Rossi powered to the lead before and disaster for exciting French rookie Fabio Quartararo in an incident-packed first lap. Quartararo, who was second to Marquez in Japan last weekend, and Danilo Petrucci collided, crashing out at turn two.READ | Tiger Woods widens lead at Zozo ChampionshipIt was a sobering end for the 20-year-old, who was second on the grid after having to go through preliminary qualifying (Q1) for the first time following a nasty spill in Friday practice. By lap four Crutchlow had moved into the lead, but Vinales and Marquez were starting to apply pressure and by lap 10 Vinales was in front with his rival stalking him. They began to put the hammer down and pull clear of the field as it turned into a two-horse race, leaving the rest in a dog fight for third.Marquez was riding on the limit, giving everything he had to stay in touch and finally edged past Vinales at the start of the final lap before the late drama as drops of rain started to fall. Crutchlow was ecstatic about making the podium after the horrors of last year, when he fractured his ankle and had to undergo surgery. “Crashes don’t normally phase me but that one has haunted me all year,” he said after his best result of 2019. “I was not happy coming to this Grand Prix thinking about it, about what could happen, so to have a podium back here is very, very special.” READ | Rowers sparkle with gold in Asian Championship on a Diwali DayREAD | Boxer Deepak wins silver, Balaji claims bronze in Military World Games FOLLOW US COMMENT WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV 10 months ago Marquez keen to atone for chequered Australia historylast_img read more

Former Premier League Manager To Take Scotland Role For ONE Game Former Premier League…

first_imgFormer Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is to take charge of the Scotland national team for one game after the departure of Gordon Strachan on Thursday.Mackay,  who is Scottish FA performance director, will take the team for the November 9 friendly with the Netherlands at Pittodrie.He is expected to combine the job with his role as Scottish FA performance director.Scotland became managerless on Thursday after Strachan’s 4-year reign ended by “mutual consent”.He led the team that narrowly missed out on a World Cup play-off place.Relatedlast_img read more

Russian athletes ‘want to compete in Olympics’: official

first_imgSofiya VelikayaMoscow, Russia | AFP | Most Russian athletes want to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang despite a ban on the country’s team, the head of the athletes’ commission at the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said Monday.“We have talked to all the athletes in all the winter sports. The majority of these want to take part in the Games,” said fencer Sofiya Velikaya.“The scientific commission supports the position of those sports figures who have decided or may yet decide to compete with neutral status, as well as respecting the position of those who won’t participate.“Athletes are fully aware that there won’t be a flag or the Russian colours, but they will be representing Russia whatever happens,” she added.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week decided to ban Russia from the 2018 Games that run from February 9-25 over its state-sponsored doping programme. It said it would only allow “clean” Russian athletes to participate under strict conditions and under the Olympic flag.Russian President Vladimir Putin said in October said that it would be a “humiliation” for Russian athletes to compete under the Olympic flag.He has subsequently softened his stance, however, saying Russia will not boycott the Games and will not stand in the way of athletes who hope to compete as individuals.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Stats show how Chelsea loanee Ampadu starred in RB Leipzig’s win over Spurs

first_imgLATEST CHELSEA NEWSLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipSAMU’LL DOChelsea turn attention to Villarreal’s Chukwueze as United edge closer to SanchoJESUS HEISTChelsea talks with Jesus Corona confirmed as agent reveals ace open to transferGossipLIAN HEARTWillian wanted by PSG on a free with Arsenal in hunt ahead of deal running outPicturedBUL OVEREx-Chelsea man Bulka wrecks £200k Lamborghini in horror crash in Poland lockdown”Nineteen years old putting in a UCL masterclass after only playing seven games, I want him back next season as a back-up.”Another added: “Biggest game of Ethan Ampadu’s career. Probably one that defines his career as far as Chelsea are concerned.”And one claimed: “Ampadu would be far better than Jorginho at Chelsea. No doubt about it.”Jose Mourinho feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as strikerless Tottenham fail to break down Leipzig ETHAN AMPADU left Chelsea fans begging for him to return to Stamford Bridge after his masterclass against Spurs.Incredible statistics show the impact of the 19-year-old during RB Leipzig’s 1-0 win in the Champions League.1Ampadu proved his potential as Timo Werner’s penalty piled the pressure on Jose Mourinho’s injury-hit side.The Welshman had the most touches of the ball, completed the most passes, made the most interceptions and had the highest pass accuracy of 95 per cent.He only made one tackle, but Tottenham’s attack without Son Heung-min and Harry Kane struggled to test Leipzig’s defence.Leipzig tweeted a picture of the Chelsea loanee with the caption: “@ethanamp4 ran the show at the back last night.”Eagle-eyed pundit Gary Lineker posted: “He certainly impressed last night. Very talented and was organising and bossing his team-mates through the 90 minutes.”Ampadu – who cut his dreadlocks off in December – made a memorable return to London after being shipped out on loan to the Bundesliga side last summer.After the match, he confirmed that he is on a mission to force his way back into Frank Lampard’s side.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the BluesThe former Exeter City star said: “I am always watching Chelsea and seeing what is going on.”It is good to see the young players are shining at the moment.”They are in the top four so fingers crossed they can hold on to that.”I would like to go back, I aim to, but right now I am focused on Leipzig and finishing the season.”Chelsea fans on Twitter pleaded with to return to London permanently next season after his impressive performance.One said: “If Dayot Upamecano put in that performance against Spurs then the whole of Twitter would be going crazy, so I’m going to do the same for Ethan Ampadu.Most touches 👟Most passes attempted 👀Most passes completed ✅Most interceptions ⛔Highest pass accuracy 🎯@ethanamp4 ran the show at the back last night 💪🔴⚪ #DieRotenBullen #TOTRBL pic.twitter.com/LjP94zcl0W— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) February 20, 2020last_img read more

Granero, a Second B in the ideal Eleven of the Europa League

first_imgFascinating is little To define Esteban Granero’s trip this season, in an elevator that moves at a frenetic pace. If the course ended today it would be capicúa: what began with the continental illusion at Espanyol culminates with his inclusion in the Ideal Once of the Europa League made by the specialized WhoScored portal. And that the ‘Pirate’ plays since the beginning of February in Second B. Not for nothing, Barn abandonment voluntarily Europe and the fight for permanence in the First Division aboard Espanyol, in which he was one of the captains, to go down two rungs and fight for promotion to Second A with a Marbella that before this forced stop he was second classified from Group IV, tied on points with the leader, Cartagena. And the ‘Pirate’ has remained undefeated since he debuted. Is his penultimate approach. In this alignment, does not count with no another spanish player Neither from Seville nor Getafe, the other two LaLiga teams that participated in the competition (the one in charge is Manchester United, with Harry Maguire, Fred and Bruno Fernandes, and the parakeet exporter Giedrius Arlauskis, now in the Cluj) also appears, taking into account the two assists from the midfielder at Espanyol-Ludogorets, the one that gave three key passes per game and that two times was considered ‘Man of the Match’ by the publication. And all this, alone in the group stage, since for eighth in the end he was already a militant in Marbella.last_img read more

Castro’s Relevance to Africa

first_imgOn the early morning of Saturday, November 26, the world awoke to news of the death of Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, whose demise actually occurred on Friday morning, November 25. Fidel left public life in 2006 due to ill health, leaving power in the hands of his brother, Raul Castro. Following the news of his death, US President-elect Donald Trump, according to BBC, described Castro as a “brutal dictator who suppressed his own people during his tyrannical regime”, a comment that set off diverse views on the leadership of the late Cuban leader. The BBC also reported that dissident Cubans in Florida in the United States, upon hearing of Castro’s death burst into joyous celebration, with some expressing regret that he was not prosecuted in a criminal court for his alleged brutal regime.United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, quoted by the BBC, however, acknowledged Castro’s leadership in making Cuba one of the most recognized literate societies with a resilient health care system providing universal free health care to its citizens.Russia and China have expressed remorse over Castro’s demise on grounds that he was a communist and a true revolutionary leader who stood by his decision and principles to defend the communist ideology and his country.Amid diverse reactions from around the world over the death of Castro, how impactful was his style of leadership on Liberia and other African countries?During the Ebola crisis in 2014 in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, Cuban doctors were sent to the sub-region to help contain the disease.According to the Cuban Embassy near Monrovia, over 48 Liberians have benefited from training in medicine in Cuba, which Chargé d’Affaires Yordenis Despaigne Vera says solidifies Liberia-Cuba relations.Liberia and Cuba have been in mutual diplomatic relations since the 19th century especially when Liberia pleaded for lifting of the economic blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.At the continental level, Dr. Stephen Wilkinson, Editor of the International Journal for Cuban Studies, told BBC in his analysis that many African countries benefited from Castro’s regime despite the economic blockade on Cuba.Dr. Wilkinson said Fidel Castro’s regime identified with liberation movements in Africa and during their struggle for independence on the continent, Castro helped many of them with military aid.Among countries that received military aid from Cuba are Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, the Congo, Algeria, and Ethiopia.During the Angolan civil war that was fought between the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) between 1975 and 2002, Castro supported MPLA with military aid against the US backed UNITA rebels.His regime also condemned the inhumane treatment perpetrated against black South Africans; and since 1996, South Africa benefitted from “Cuba Medical Internationalism.”During the Mozambican civil war that started on September 25, 1964 and ended with a ceasefire on September 8, 1974, Cuba was among countries, including the defunct Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and China, that supported the Mozambique Liberation Front (otherwise known as the FRELIMO). In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s crisis during the fight for independence, a Cuban Expedition Unit led by Che Guevara trained Marxist rebels to fight against the weak central government of Joseph Kasa-Vubu along with the forces of Mobutu Sese Seko.South African President Nelson Mandela visited Cuba after he left office in 1991 and extended gratitude to Castro for standing by the suffering black South Africans.Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano early Saturday morning expressed his condolences to the people of Cuba for Castro’s passing, remembering the revolutionary role he played during that country’s struggle for independence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GECOM Chair will have to make a decision – Jagdeo

first_imgGeneral and Regional Elections…The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has been circling around distant timelines among other factors, which have influenced their inability to announce a date for elections. But Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has asserted that Chairperson, retired Justice Claudette Singh will have to rise above these inhibitions and make that very important decision.GECOM Chairperson Claudette SinghOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoThis was the position he shared on Friday, as he recognised that the GECOM Chair must be in a very difficult position of having to consider every possibility before making an announcement. He stated that she is fixed in a position where Government Commissioners are pushing to stall the process while the technical advisors are presenting protracted timelines.He expressed, “I’m trying to picture the job of the Chairperson…It must be very difficult for her to find an accommodation because I’m sure she doesn’t want to dismiss their concerns just like that….At some point in time, she will have to make the tough decision, which is, we are going to respect the Constitution and stop the prevaricating by the Commissioners to delay things. She has to say to the Secretariat: ‘We’re getting this done by this date. You better go and work now to ensure that the timelines fit in.’”The Opposition Leader also indicated that they retracted from protest actions to allow GECOM and its new leader to execute their functions effectively. However, the elections body is still confined by deceptive data and slothfulness.“We ended the protest for a while because we wanted to give the Chairperson an opportunity to familiarise herself with what’s going on but what you have in there is a Commission that has to overcome the legacy of the illegalities and the sloth of the past. Even now, being trapped by that activity and the misinformation,” he said.The decision on an elections date, he noted, can be achieved in a short time if all Commissioners and other staffers work with the intention of upholding the constitutional deadline. The deadline for elections is September 18, three months after the Caribbean Court of Justice’s ruling that the David Granger-led Administration toppled with the valid passing of the No-Confidence Motion.“If they put their minds to it, they can get things done quickly without compromising quality. At some point in time, she has to say that.”When asked for a date which the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is willing to accept, he responded, “We believe way before the end of the year, it is still possible.”MergerSince the announcement to merge the data gathered from the incomplete House-to-House Registration exercise, there have been reservations about the accuracy and extended timeline surrounding this activity.At a recent press conference, the Opposition Leader said that the plans to merge the data with the existing database will push the hosting of early elections to 2020. He argued that there is a much simpler way of ensuring that everyone, including new registrants, gets on the voters’ list.The Opposition Leader explained that of the 285,000 registrations that were obtained during the H2H exercise, only approximately 2000 are new registrants.As such, instead of adding the more than 280,000 registrations to the existing National Register of Registrants database which would have massive repetition, Jagdeo said GECOM should filter out those new registrants and have them re-register at their local divisions.“With this merger, the optimistic scenario is to go to Claims and Objections in November because the merger will make about three months and then elections on the 27th April, next year. So you understand this merger will not improve the database. It’s a delaying tactic once again,” he stated.last_img read more