10-year sponsor Sweet Manufacturing gives IMCA Modified, Late Model awards

first_imgThe Modified winner at the Duel In the Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November also receives a steering box.  Manufacturer of the Official Steering Box of IMCA, the Kalamazoo, Mich., company is in its fifth season as part of the national decal program for Modifieds and drivers in both the Modified and Late Model divisions are required to display two Sweet decals on their race cars. KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Sweet Manufacturing marks a decade of IMCA sponsorship this season, renewing a contingency award program that benefits Modified and Late Model competitors.  Recipients of steering boxes awarded at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s include the Modified champion, plus the three Modified front row starters, longest tow qualifier, top non-qualifier in points, and Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational winners.  The Late Model champion earns a steering rack while the RaceSaver Nationals champion receives a sprint car steering box. center_img Information about Sweet-manufactured steering boxes and other steering products is available by calling 800 441-8619, on Facebook and at the www.sweetmfg.biz website. “The Sweet steering box is a staple in the IMCA Modified division and we will distribute quite a few of them in 2019,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “They have shown great loyalty in their decade of sponsorship and we’re already making plans for another ten years of support.” Champions in each of the five regions for Modifieds and the top driver in national Late Model point standings earn steering boxes; second through fifth place finishers in each Modified region receive $50 gift certificates.  last_img read more

March 12, 2019 Police Blotter

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Swim team set for annual meet with Wisconsin

first_imgThe men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are already ranked nationally and are looking to continue their success in Tuesday’s meet against Wisconsin that will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Uytengsu Aquatic Center.The Women of Troy (5-1) are heading into their season ranked No. 4 nationally. They are currently 5-1 and will be facing a No. 16 ranked Wisconsin.The No. 17 ranked men’s team (5-1) will also face stiff competition in a Wisconsin squad that is ranked No. 15. Both Wisconsin teams are 2-1 overall but competed against the Trojans in last month’s Texas Invitational. USC will be facing Wisconsin for the fifth year in a row.The Women of Troy have been undefeated against Wisconsin in the past five years, and the men are 3-1 after Wisconsin handed them their first loss of the season a year ago.The men’s team won their first conference title since 1979 last season finishing with a record of 6-2 overall and 4-1 in conference meets. The women’s team finished third in the Pac-12 but had a strong showing at the NCAA championship, finishing eighth. The Women of Troy are one of only four schools to finish in the top eight of the NCAA in each of the last six years.The men’s team will return four All-Americans and the women will return five All-Americans led by captain Kendyl Stewart.The Women of Troy are already heating up the national rankings in specific events as well, having met ‘A’ time qualifications for the 200y, 400y and 800y free relays as well as the 400y medley relay.Junior Chelsea Chenault is leading USC in three events: the 200y and 500y free and the 200y fly. Her times in these events are also on the national board in the ‘B’ range. Her other ‘B’ time comes in the 100y free.The men are led by junior Reed Malone who owns a ‘B’ time in both the 200y and 500y free.Both teams are led by head coach Dave Salo who is entering his tenth season as the head of the swimming program. Salo has over 30 years of collegiate, club and national coaching experience and was elected into the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010.The diving team is led by coach Hongping Li who is in his 17th season at the helm of the USC program. Li himself is an NCAA champion and two-time Olympian but has seen significant success coaching as well. Li has twice been named NCAA Coach of the Year and has received Pac-12 Women’s Coach of the Year 11 times.Both teams will compete in the Bruin Diving Invitational over the weekend before starting off Pac-12 competition with swim and dive meets against Cal on Jan. 29 for the women and Feb. 5 for the men.last_img read more

10 months agoBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope delighted with winning return

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope delighted with winning returnby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope was delighted to be back in action for their FA Cup win over Barnsley.The Clarets stopper made his first appearance for the club since the Europa League tie in Aberdeen when he kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 FA Cup third round win over Barnsley on Saturday. “It was great to be back out there with the lads and pick up a good result,” he said.“I’ve been back in training a few weeks now so I felt ready to play. The lads came away with a clean sheet and a win.”And Pope is now targeting a return to Premier League action.Asked if he needed a few more games before being considered for a regular starting spot, he said: “You’re asking the wrong guy. Who knows? I’m happy with today and I played a reserve game as well so I’m well on the way. I’m happy with where I am. I feel good.” last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,347.98, down 5.48 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up $1.02, or 7.57 per cent, to $14.50 on 22.6 million shares. CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED) (up $3.02, or 8.69 per cent, to $37.79 on 811,894 shares) says its truce with rival medical marijuana company Aurora Cannabis will continue past the original Monday deadline. The Saskatoon-based company has been fending off a hostile takeover by Aurora, which wants CanniMed to abandon its friendly takeover of Newstrike Resources Ltd.ProMIS Neurosciences Inc. (TSX:PMN). Medical diagnostics and research. Up 17 cents, or 48.57 per cent, to 52 cents on 17.8 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.64 per cent, to $3.15 on 13.6 million shares.Royal Nickel Corp. (TSX:RNX). Miner. Up 2.5 cents, or 7.69 per cent, to 35 cents on 10.5 million shares.Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. (TSX:PNE). Oil and gas. Unchanged at 38 cents on 8.3 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down six cents, or 0.68 per cent, to $8.75 on 4.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Retail. Up 28 cents, or 1.10 per cent, to $25.78 on 322,863 shares. Grocery-subsidiary Sobeys Inc. is the latest Canadian grocer to wade into e-commerce after last year’s arrival of Amazon into the nation’s competitive grocery industry forced incumbents to improve their online offerings. Sobeys signed a partnership deal with Ocado Group for the British company to help build the grocer’s online shopping business, which they expect to launch in the Greater Toronto Area in about two years.last_img read more

Aboriginal Business Centre and Nenan hosting reconciliation and healing conference in April

first_imgNenan’s Board of Directors stated that the organization is excited to co-host the Walk in Balance Five Wellness Conference in the spirit of healing and support.Registration fees are $200 per person and includes a variety of workshops, keynote presentations, three lunches, two breakfasts, and one ticket to the Comedy Evening. Registration forms will be available after March 1st, 2018 on-line at www.bizzybody.ca or can be picked up at NEABC. Registration is limited to 200 seats. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre and Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services will be co-hosting a conference on reconciliation and healing this Spring.The “Walk In Balance Five – Reconciliation and Healing” Conference will take place in Fort St. John from April 17-19 at the Northern Grand Hotel. The schedule includes Traditional and Medicine Leaders, Healing Guides, Comedians, Spa Practitioners and inspirational locals. Shell Canada is also sponsoring a “Healing through Humor” comedy event.“In the spirit of reconciliation, we will gather to learn cultural ways to reconcile and heal,” said Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre Executive Director Paulette Flamond. “True reconciliation begins with YOU. Come and join in the celebration of culture and connect with one another”.Organizers say the conference will support the development of healthy First Nation communities by encouraging the integration of aboriginal culture and modern approaches to wellness. The focus is to provide individuals with the tools and/or processes to make positive changes in their lives, to find inner strength to improve their lifestyles and to feel inspiration and motivation from their circle.last_img read more

Peace Region mayors meet in Ottawa to discuss LNG with Feds

first_imgOTTAWA, ON – The Peace Region was well represented in Ottawa last week by five local mayors.The Mayors of Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge had scheduled meetings last week in Ottawa to discuss the importance and value of an LNG export industry in each community. The five local majors were also joined by the mayors of Kitimat and Terrace.Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead said the meetings went extremely well. The Mayors meet with a variety of officials including the Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, and Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The Mayors focused on driving home the message of how vital the LNG export industry is to the northern communities, BC and Canada as a whole. It is estimated that the proposed LNG Canada facility in Kitimat will produce seven billion annually in GDP. As well, the project would create and sustain sixty-five thousand jobs per year and would provide six billion in taxes to the federal government annually.As well, the Mayors lobbied to have to the tariff regarding fabricated industrial steel components by-passed for the construction of the LNG project. The tariff was created to reduce an influx of cheap fabricated steel produces created by the Asian Market and protect the Canadian producers. Ultimately, a mass amount of large fabricated industrial steel components must be purchased and installed to make the LNG modules. Without the relief of the tariff, the cost of the project will increase by upwards of five hundred million dollars. Bumstead said he was hopeful leaving the meetings. “All of the meetings went very well and we faced support from all members of the government. They all realised how important LNG Canada’s investment actually is and what positive things it could do for the communities it affects and the country as a whole.”A final investment decision is expected in the fall by the four partners of LNG Canada; Shell, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation, and Kogas.last_img read more

String of school shooting threats cause Fort Nelson School District to bolster

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The latest of a trio of school shooting threats against students in Fort Nelson this year has caused officials with School District #81 to bolster security measures at area schools – measures that will be making a sizeable dent in the school district’s budget.Back in February, the School District sent a letter sent home to parents saying that it had received reports of graffiti that contained an alleged threat that a shooting would occur at the school on February 6th. Last month, another threat of a school shooting was found to have been graffitied on the side of R.L. Angus School, which said a shooting would occur there on May 7th and 8th. The School District said it responded to both occurrences by calling the RCMP, who maintained an increased presence at the schools in the days following both instances.This past Wednesday, the School District sent home another letter to parents from Superintendent Diana Samchuk, which says that graffiti was found at Fort Nelson Secondary threatening that a school shooting would take place on June 20th – the final day of classes for the school year. Samchuk said that the RCMP are currently investigating the graffiti, while Safer Schools Together – the company that delivers the provincial violence Threat Assessment – has also been contacted. She said that the District has also locked all of the school’s doors, meaning everyone will have to use the front door until the end of the year, while police will also be increasing patrols of the area.The District sent home another letter to parents outlining alternative arrangements it has made for students writing their final exams on June 20th.Samchuk added that over the summer, the District will be upgrading security at all of its schools by adding more security cameras, installing windows into all classroom doors, and updating door locks. She said that the cost of those extra security measures will cost the District approximately $25,000.last_img read more

People wonder why Modi insults elders Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi: Hours after BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi announced he had been denied ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that people were wondering why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “insulting elders”. In a series of tweets, Kejriwal said insulting elders was not part of Hindu or Indian culture. “The way Modi insulted his elders — (L.K.) Advani and Murli Manohar (Joshi), this is against Hindu culture. In Hinduism, we have been taught to respect our elders,” the Delhi Chief Minister said. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said that those who built the “house” — a reference to BJP — had been thrown out and questioned the loyalty of those “who are not loyal to their elders”. “Is this Indian culture? People are discussing why Modi is insulting Advani, Joshi and Sushma (Swaraj)?” Joshi, elected in 2014 from Kanpur, has announced that the Bharatiya Janata Party had told him not to contest the Lok Sabha election. The BJP has also denied ticket to Advani and replaced him with party President Amit Shah from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat.last_img read more

Jeremy smashes Youth World record at Asian Championship

first_imgNingbo (China): Former world champion Mirabai Chanu produced her personal best but missed out on podium by a whisker, while Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga went on a record-smashing spree at the Asian Weightlifting Championship here Sunday. The 24-year-old Mirabai lifted 86kg in snatch and a personal best of 113kg in clean and jerk for a total of 199kg in the women’s 49kg event to finish on fourth position. Her earlier personal best total in 49kg was 192kg in the EGAT Cup in Thailand in February. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIn a remarkable performance, 16-year-old Jeremy secured second place in group B of the 67Kg men’s event. During his record-smashing spree, he claimed three world marks. Earlier in the day, Jhili Dalabehera opened India’s medal account, claiming a silver medal in the women’s 45kg category. However, 45kg is not a Olympic weight category. The points gathered from this event will come in handy when the final rankings for 2020 Tokyo Olympics are made next year. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterUnfortunately Mirabai missed the bronze as China’s Zhang Rong with the same total of 199kg (88kg+111kg) finished third under new rules, which came into effect in 2017. Under these rules, the competitor who has a lower clean and jerk result (that means higher snatch result) will be ranked higher in the classification of athletes for total lift. The gold medal went to Hou Zhihui of China who produced an effort of 208kg (92kg+116kg) while North Korea’s Ri Song-gum clinched the silver, lifting 200kg (86kg+114kg) in the gold level Olympic qualifier. After clearing 86kg in her snatch, Mirabai began her clean and jerk with a 109kg and then lifted 113kg successfully. But in her third attempt, the Manipuri could not lift 115kg and that cost her dear. Had she been successful in her attempt to lift 115kg, she would have won a silver with a total of 201kg. Mirabai, however, picked up a bronze in clean and jerk while she was fourth in snatch. In World Championships and continental championships, medals are awarded separately for snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift. But in the Olympics, medals are awarded only for total lift. This was Mirabai’s second international competition in this category after the International Weightlifting Federation re-jigged the weight categories last year. She was earlier competing in 48kg. She had missed the World Championships last year, a gold level Olympic qualifier, owing to a back injury which had also forced her out of the Asian Games in Jakarta. Mirabai returned to action in February, clinching the gold medal in 49kg at the EGAT Cup in Thailand, which was the first of the six Olympic qualifying events for her. Jeremy gave a power-packed performance, smashing the Youth World and Asian records in snatch, clean and jerk and total lift with an effort of 297kg (134kg+163kg) to be placed second in his group behind Pakistan’s Talha Talib, who lifted 304kg (140kg+164kg). The final standings for the men’s 67kg event will be known after group A competition on Monday. Jeremy, in fact, broke 15 records in total, combining national and international marks. He smashed six international records — three youth world and three youth Asian — and nine national records — three youth national, three junior national and three senior national. The Mizoram weightlifter pulled off clean lifts in two of his three attempts in snatch (130kg, 134kg) to set a new youth world record. The earlier youth world record was also in Jeremy’s name when he had lifted 131kg in the EGAT Cup in Thailand in February. Jeremy then lifted more than double his body weight (157kg, 163kg) in two successful attempts in the clean and jerk, and in the process obliterated Kazakhstan weightlifter Saikhan Taisuyev’s youth world record of 161kg. It was Jeremy’s personal best and 9kg more than his 288kg youth world record effort in the EGAT cup, where he won the silver medal. It was his only second international competition in 67kg after the international federation added this weight category last year for the Olympic Games and other events. Jeremy also smashed the 67kg national senior record in snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift. He smashed his own snatch record of 131kg while he erased Gulam Navi’s clean and jerk record of 160kg to better his own total lift record of 288kg. The Asian Championships is a gold level Olympic qualifying event, the points from which will be counted when the final rankings for Tokyo 2020 cut are done. Jeremy had won a gold in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics in October last year in 62kg category with a total lift of 274kg (124+150). Jhilli, a Junior World Championship bronze medallist, lifted 162kg (71kg+91kg) to finish second behind Vietnam’s Vuong Thi Huyen who lifted 168kg (76kg+92kg). The bronze medal went to Mary Flor Diaz of Philippines for her 158kg (69kg+89kg) effort. On Saturday, Muthupandi Raja finished 13th in men’s 61kg category with a total lift of 265 kg (117kg+ 148kg).last_img read more