Sobbing, Drueke, Baumli, Stallbaumer win U.S. 36 Raceway openers

first_imgOSBORN, Mo. (May 8) – After a long wait for racing to return to the high banks of U.S. 36 Raceway, more than 100 IMCA entries hit the track on opening night Friday, May 8.  Tyler Drueke dominated the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature, leading every lap and cruising to West­fall GMC Victory Lane. Stuart Snyder finished second, with Cincinnati, Ohio driver Saben Bibent in the third spot.  By Jacob Blair  J.J. Baumli made quick work of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field, jumping to the early lead out of the fourth starting position. Mike Albertsen ran second most of the feature but never could run down Baumli. Mich Ross came from a ‘B’ to finish in the third position. Thursday rains left the race in question and after many hours of work to roll the track and pits in, officials made the decision to race.  In the IMCA Modifieds, Kelsie Foley, out of Tucson, Ariz., led the first half of the feature. Jesse Sobbing lurked behind as he methodically worked his way through the field. Using the high line, Sobbing worked around Foley and led the remaining laps to win the opening Modified race of 2020. Chad Andersen charged from a ‘B’ feature and 15th place starting position to finish second, with Foley third.  The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod race became the Stallbaumer show as both Tim Stallbaumer and Luke Stallbaumer paced the field for much of the race. Luke Stallbaumer led early before Tim Stallbaumer made the pass for the lead in the back half of the race and drove to the eventual win. Derek Hall drove from the 10th starting position to finish third. Tyler Drueke got his weekend started with the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature win at U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday, then added the Saturday checkers at Bethany Speedway. (Photo by Judy Staley) Up next at US 36 Raceway is a visit from the Sprint Series of Nebraska on Friday, May 15. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are also racing.last_img read more

Several schools receive sports gear

first_imgSEVERAL schools and communities were the recipients of sports gear compliments of the National Sports Commission (NSC) on Friday at the NSC building on Homestretch Avenue.The La Grange Primary School, Mahaica Community, Central High School, Festival City Community, Ptomeley Reid School of Rehabilitation and Avocado Square were all on the receiving end. The donations were in keeping with the NSC’s desire to fulfill its mandate to ensure sports for all.Speaking at the handing over was Assistant Director of Sport Brian Smith who stated that NSC would continue to provide gears and technical assistance for sport around the country.According to Smith “The National Sports Commission will remain committed to the development of sports across the country and will continue to provide gears and technical assistance to this end.”last_img read more

York, Eaves meet for 2006 rematch

first_imgWhen Wisconsin’s hockey team took the ice for the 2006 Frozen Four title game against Boston College, one of the players responsible for getting them there was nowhere to be found. A right-ankle injury sidelined junior defenseman Joe Piskula for the final game of the regular season and all of the playoffs. Piskula was able to join his teammates on the Bradley Center ice after their title run was complete — but something will always be missing for him. “It was definitely hard not being on the ice for [the National Championship game], but the guys still made feel like I was a part of it,” Piskula said. “Just playing all season and missing the playoffs, it was so hard to be in the stands for that game.”When Boston College (2-1-0) faces off against Wisconsin (3-1-2, 2-1-1 WCHA), it will be a match-up of preseason No. 1-ranked squads, as well as a rematch of last year’s National Championship game. But for Piskula, it will be an opportunity to show the Golden Eagles something they didn’t see in last year’s title game.”It’s a totally different situation, but hopefully I can bring what I have to the table and help my team do well,” Piskula said. “We got a little rematch going, and I didn’t get to play against them so it will be nice for me to give [Boston College] a little something — it’s not the championship, but it is still the same guys over there.”Piskula and the rest of the experienced-rich blue liners will surely be tested this weekend against BC’s potent offensive attack. In four of their five games this season, the Golden Eagles have scored five goals, the only exception being a 7-1 rout at the hands of Notre Dame. Nevertheless, the Badgers will be up to the challenging task.”We know what they’re going to do, but we got to come out hitting, taking the body and show them we are not going to back down, and that we’re going to set the tempo,” UW assistant captain Jeff Likens said. “We just got to play our style on defense, we have our systems and we know what they are going to do inside the zone and out, and we just got to shut them down.”Another matchup to keep an eye on this weekend will be the head coaches — Wisconsin’s Mike Eaves and Boston College’s Jerry York.Although Eaves was victorious in the 2006 Frozen Four championship game, it is York who is a 35-year veteran behind the bench. In his illustrious coaching career, York has won 751 games and two national championships, including his first with Boston College in 2001. Eaves, on the other hand, has emerged as the premiere young coach in collegiate hockey after the Badgers’ championship run a season ago. Eaves is no stranger to York, or his coaching style, as two of his sons played for the legendary coach. Eaves admitted to sharing a nice moment with York following last year’s championship game.”That speaks to the relationship we have through our boys, and it speaks to the kind of person he is,” Eaves said. “It really made it a more enjoyable evening, [as] we can talk openly about the [championship game] and be rivals on the ice but share a moment about how our teams handled themselves after the game.”When the puck drops Friday, Wisconsin’s lineup will feature a number of underclassmen who did not participate in last year’s championship game. Regardless of their inexperience, this young Badger squad will have to compete with the emotions of the Golden Eagles that will no doubt be flying high, hoping to exact revenge for last year’s Frozen Four loss.”They are a great team, and they didn’t lose too many guys from last year, and nobody likes to lose in the national championship,” freshman defenseman Jamie McBain said. “They’re going to come with a little something extra, but we got to match it and overcome it.” Despite Eaves’ attempts to keep his team focused in treating this weekend just like any other series, players and coaches alike sense the added energy that goes along with a championship game rematch.”They’re excited to play Boston College, I mean they know they are a top team and when you play a top team you get excited, and the fact that we have a recent history with them only heightens the excitement,” Eaves said. “You know you have to defend your title against everyone,” Piskula added. “And maybe a little bit more against the runner-up from last season.”Injury ReportKyle Klubertanz practiced Thursday, and Eaves is confident the veteran defenseman will be in the lineup this weekend. …Forward Jack Skille participated in skating drills, but will be inactive for at least the next four weeks. …Ross Carlson, who was also injured against North Dakota, will be sidelined for the next three to four weeks.last_img read more

Clutch hitting boosts Syracuse to a 4-0 victory over Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Senior Alicia Hansen tossed her ponytail behind her head as “Astronaut Kid” by NBA Youngboy boomed through the loud speaker. She wasn’t nervous — she’d been situations like this too many times to allow nervousness affect her swing. Even as the Orange had yet to record a hit through the first 4.2 innings, the senior remained confident that she was the one who’d break the no-hitter. “I knew that I was going to get a hit,” Hansen said. “There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to hit the ball hard somewhere.”She crushed a two-out single past the Duke second baseman and into right field. Assistant coach Vanessa Shippy slapped her helmet as the tie-breaking runner strolled into second base.Syracuse (18-20, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) was no-hit through the first four innings by Duke (21-23, 8-8 ACC). But after the third inning, head coach Shannon Doepking and the coaching staff adjusted to Duke pitcher Peyton St. George’s sinking changeup. SU batters stood farther back in the box and choked up further on the bat. This helped SU erupt for six hits in the fifth and sixth inning, all coming with two outs, in the 4-0 victory.“We didn’t have to hit the change-up as much,” Doepking said. “We got some pitches that we could handle a little bit more.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough the first three innings, Syracuse couldn’t decipher St. George. When the Orange expected an off-speed pitch, she tossed a fast ball. When they waited on the changeup, she would beat them with a faster pitch up high. So Doepking decided to counter by placing SU further back in the batter’s box.  St. George was forced to throw faster pitches up higher — a low breaking ball might not make the strike zone. This gave Syracuse a consistent stream of balls elevated in the strike zone. “Once we moved to the back of the box, she was struggling with her changeup,” Hansen said. “You could also see her pitches a lot better from the back of the box.”One batter after the first Orange hit of the game, freshman Alexis Kaiser had an opportunity to break the scoreless tie. As she stepped to the plate, Kaiser glanced down at her feet in the middle of the batter’s box. She immediately remembered the adjustments that Doepking had preached only one inning earlier: stand back in the box and choke up on the bat. Kaiser took two steps towards the catcher and raised her hands higher onto the black grip of the bat. After waiting through five pitches, Kaiser smacked the sixth pitch into right field. Holmgren scampered home and just touched the plate just before Duke catcher Jazmine Moreno could tag her out. “Getting hits in those clutch situations, that’s what you live for,” Kaiser said. One inning later, Hansen had another opportunity for a clutch hit. Two batters after St. George was relieved for sophomore Amelia Wiercioch, the Orange had a two run lead with Holmgren and sophomore Gabby Teran on second and third. Hansen smashed a double just inside the left field foul line. Teran and Holmgren sprinted home, providing the Orange with a four-run lead, one it would never lose. Hansen has routinely provided SU with game-changing hits. On March 30 against Notre Dame, she doubled home the game-tying RBI double and singled home another runner. The next day, she tripled home three runs to extend the Syracuse lead to four. Facing Duke, the senior once again had two vital hits to push Syracuse to victory. “I actually enjoy those pressure situations a lot more than they’re being no one on and no one out at the beginning of the game,” Hansen said. “Those pressure situations kind of motivate me.” Comments Published on April 12, 2019 at 5:58 pm Contact Adam: | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

Maher backs Tipp panel experience

first_imgKilkenny’s Paul Murphy will be hoping to win a fifth All-Ireland winners’ medal at Croke Park in a few days’ time.He’s been impressed by what he’s seen of Tipperary this year.Tipp FM will have full live commentary on the 2016 All-Ireland senior hurling final this Sunday afternoon.  Our build-up to the game – which gets underway at 3.30 – begins at 3 o’clock in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.Ahead of that, Tipperary’s minor hurlers take on Limerick in the minor hurling final….our build up begins at 1 o’clock in association with Gleeson Steel and Engineering. That’s the view of Padraic Maher, who’s hoping to line out for the Premier County against Kilkenny on Sunday.The Thurles Sarsfields players has been a member of the Tipp panel since 2009.He says the know-how he and other members of the panel have picked up over the years got them into the final.last_img read more

Leamy’s contribution to Tipp hurling set-up praised

first_imgSeamus Callanan says the former rugby international has been an invaluable sounding board since he joined the backroom team.The Cashel native won 57 caps for Ireland and since being forced to retire has gained strength training qualifications.Tipp’s ace marksman says he has tapped into Leamy’s vast experience.last_img

Rank Group confirms departure of Ian Burke as Chairman

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Submit Further to publishing its Q3 2018/19 trading update, the governance of London-listed Rank Group Plc has this morning disclosed that Ian Burke will not stand for re-election as Corporate Chairman.Updating investors, Rank informs that Burke has submitted a personal notice informing governance of his decision to end his 8-year tenure as Rank Group Chairman.Rank governance informs that Senior Independent Director Chirs Bell has initiated the process to find Burke’s successor, and will provide an update when appropriate.Ian Burke joined Rank as Chief Executive Officer in 2006, becoming Executive  Chairman in 2011 and Non-Executive Chairman in 2014.Confirming his departure from Rank Group governance Ian Burke, Chairman, said: “I have enjoyed my time at Rank immensely and am extremely proud of what we have achieved as a company. I have decided to step  down as Chairman in the knowledge that Rank has a strong management team and  Board which will take the business forward through its transformation  programme.”Commenting on the update, John O’Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Ian has played a key role at  Rank for many years. I would like to thank him personally for his invaluable support and counsel since I joined the company last year.”In a further governance notice, Rank has disclosed that current CFO Bill Floydd has joined that Board with immediate effect. Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Share Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020last_img read more

Adnan Ćatić landed in Sarajevo, he will be staying in BiH for two Months

first_imgWorld champion Adnan Ćatić landed with his family in Sarajevo yesterday, where he was welcomed by numerous compatriots.The best boxer in the middleweight division by the WBA version arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina where he will be staying for the next two months.Upon the arrival to the homeland, Ćatić was in a very good mood and he pleased everyone who was waiting in the line for a selfie.As a reminder, in February this year Ćatić defeated Fedor Chudinov in Oberhausen and won the world champion title for the fifth time. After the match, he stated that his final fight might be in Sarajevo.Ćatić said that the match could probably not be organized before the winter.(Source: read more

AFE positions itself on the ERTE, the end of the contracts and gives the recommendations for the return

first_imgThe AFE has published a document taking stock of all these weeks without competition, of the averages adopted and with a series of recommendations to footballers by the time they return to training, since the Royal Society has announced that it intends to reopen Zubieta so that its footballers, whoever wishes to, exercise individually and not in groups, something that the CSD has reminded them cannot do still, and after the RFEF also published Consult the complete protocol of measures of the FEF for the return to the competition.With this document, sent to our more than 10,000 affiliates, the Association of Spanish Soccer Players intends to make a balance sheet after the suspension of the competition, at the request of the union itself – letters sent to CSD, RFEF and LNFP on March 9 – and the State of Alarm was decreed, and expose the lines of work in defense of the labor rights of soccer players.With the different stopped competitions, clubs of all categories have adopted economic measures that have affected many and many soccer players. AFE wants to take stock of the current situation and, on the other hand, highlight its lines of work to defend the labor rights of the group we represent.First of all, it is worth remembering the two types of ERTE that are being requested (temporary employment regulation file), which have been applied by different clubs:ERTE to reduce working hours. The salary is reduced in the same proportion as the working day is reduced. The reduction must be between 10% and 70%. The affected workers will receive, on the one hand, the normal salary corresponding to the part of the working day (in charge of the company) and, on the other, the unemployment benefit corresponding to that which has been reduced, which will be paid by the Public Service of State Employment (SEPE). Extra payments are also reduced in the same proportion. The computation of the holidays is not affected.Contract suspension ERTE. The worker is exonerated from going to his job, it is not a dismissal in any case, since once the circumstance that gave rise to the ERTE ends, he joins the job. During the suspension there are no extra payments or vacations.Positioning of the unionAFE’s work is focusing on advising the hundreds of affected workers. A vigilant position is being maintained with the proliferation of ERTEs and with the aim of safeguarding the rights of soccer players. In other cases, participating and making allegations for possible challenges in the procedures, when a nonconformity is shown.The ERTEs declared due to COVID-19, based on article 10.3 of the Royal Decree proclaiming the State of Alarm, have been argued by the clubs based on the closure of stadiums, facilities and not television broadcasts.. All this does not mean that the work activity of the soccer players has stopped in relation to training. And considering that the competition has not been canceled.The position of AFE, by responsibility, is the application of the reduction of working hours, if the ERTE is justified, and to avoid that all the economic impact falls on the public treasury, following what the labor inspection has said: “The motivation, justification and accreditation of the circumstances invoked by the company are considered necessary, all the more so as the assessment of force majeure depends on indeterminate legal concepts (lack of supplies that seriously impede restrictions on public transport and the mobility of people who are duly accredited, etc.) ”.“Therefore, when the employer does not have a decrease in income as a result of the external event, the appreciation of force majeure does not proceed, as this would cause an unjust enrichment of the employer and a damage, both for the worker and for the public purse” .“However, sections 1 and 3 of article 10 of Royal Decree 463/2020 refer to the suspension of the opening to the public, so that those tasks or work that could continue to be carried out while the activity is ongoing will not be affected by force majeure. closed to the public (eg restaurateurs in museums) ”. Given this interpretation of labor inspection, Challenges can be opened in ERTE procedures.End of contractsAFE has consulted the Labor and Social Security Inspection and the General Directorate of Labor in relation to ERTEs and the specificity of sport, in relation to the fact that the specificity of the special legislation is above the general norm .In relation to the systematic extension of a contract that ends on June 30, from the legal point of view there would be a violation of the worker’s rights., if it were not the decision of the signatory parties to negotiate individually, as a single act, each of those contracts. The labor legislation that has been modified has been limited to the ERTEs and not to other facts of the contractual employment relationship.Affirming a common strategy of systematic extension of contracts, would lead to challenges in the courts, also to harm the rights of the soccer players.AFE is aware of this situation that affects us as a society, which logically will have an impact on the economy once the pandemic is overcome.ILO recommendationsTo finish, AFE wants to highlight some recommendations of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in relation to the labor rights of workers due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19.What should employers do during the outbreak?Employers will have the overall responsibility to ensure that all feasible prevention and protection measures are taken to minimize occupational hazards (‘OTI Convention 155 on Occupational Safety and Health and the Work Environment’).What are the rights and responsibilities of workers during the outbreak?Workers have the responsibility to cooperate with the fulfillment of the obligations regarding OSH (health and safety at work) that are incumbent on the employer, complying with the prescribed safety measures, ensuring, within reasonable limits, the safety of others (including avoiding exposing others to safety and health risks) and using safety devices and protective equipment correctly.Occupational health and safety measures should not imply any financial burden on workers. As long as the employer has not taken corrective measures, if necessary, he cannot demand that the workers resume a work situation where there is a continuous and serious danger to their life or health.COVID-19 disease and post-traumatic stress disorder contracted by occupational exposure could be considered occupational diseases. To the extent that workers suffer from these conditions and are unable to work as a result of work-related activities, they should be entitled to monetary compensation, medical care and related services, as established in the ‘Convention on the benefits in the event of accidents at work and occupational diseases’ (1964 / No. 121).How to deal with issues that affect privacy?As regards health surveillance, the ‘Occupational Health Services Recommendation’, 1985 (No. 171) states that provisions should be made to protect the privacy of workers and to ensure that the surveillance of your health is not used for discriminatory purposes or in any other way detrimental to your interests.What to do if a family member is sick?A worker with family responsibilities who has a child -or another direct family member who needs their care or support- should have the possibility of obtaining a permit in case of illness of the family member in their care, in accordance with the provisions of the ‘ Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 165).Can a worker be required to use their vacation?Employers should not unilaterally require workers to use their annual leave in the event it is decided not to attend work as a precautionary measure to avoid possible exposure to contagion. The Holidays with Pay Convention (Revised), 1970 (No. 132) provides that the time at which holidays will be taken shall be determined by the employer after consultation with the worker. When setting the time for vacation, the demands of work and opportunities for rest and distraction will be taken into account.last_img read more

PH secures bronze in women’s pairs lawn bowls

first_imgPolice seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles The Philippines won the gold in the men’s fours, the silver in the women’s fours, women’s triples, and the bronze in the men’s pairs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueescenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Volleyball’s loss is judo’s gain National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) The Philippines captured another piece of hardware in the lawn bowls of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Ainie Knight and Asuncion Bruce’s partnership won the Philippines the bronze medal in the women’s pairs events marking the country’s fifth medal in the sport.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more