Park Jefferson Iron Cup pays $1,500 to IMCA Modified, Stock Car winners

first_imgPit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. for the third installment of the Arnold Motor Supply Midwest Madness Tour. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.  More information is posted on the www.parkjeff.com website. Also on the card are IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods racing for $700 to win, Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win and the Sprint Series of Nebraska.  The sixth annual Iron Cup is presented by J&J Fitting and the Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. center_img JEFFERSON, S.D. – IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both battle it out in $1,500 to win main events at Park Jefferson Speedway’s Monday, July 1 Iron Cup. Grandstand admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for children ages 6-16 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30. A clubhouse pass is an additional $12 to any grandstand ticket or pit pass.last_img read more

Local custom furniture business to be featured on HGTV tonight

first_imgOsgood, IN— A local, custom-crafted furniture company, Iron Timbers, will be featured on HGTV tonight at 9 pm on the show “Good Bones”.  In May Iron Timbers announced that they have been working alongside  Good Bones for their upcoming Season 5 and will be making several episode appearances.  Tonight’s episode is the first of many to come.  Located in Southeastern Indiana, consider the Hardwood Capital of the world, Iron Timbers uses its passion and experience to create long-lasting and functional furniture for its clients by utilizing 100+-year-old reclaimed lumber, local hardwoods, and high-grade metal materials.last_img read more

David Beckham – what he said

first_img On the famous flying boot incident: ”Maybe it’s one of the things we can recreate. Someone mentioned that to me the other day. We will see.” On Ryan Giggs’ potential management career: ”I have always said that Giggsy has this streak running through him that you see in top managers. I saw it as a player. He is so determined and when you have got someone like that at a club like this, someone who is from this part of the world and knows so much about this club – it’s so embedded into him – it means so much to fans, so I hope that at some point Giggsy does take over. I t might not be for the next five or 10 years but at some point it would be amazing for the fans to have him. To have Giggsy sat on the line preparing himself to become a manager is exciting.” On his favourite Manchester United memory: “It’s hard to pick one moment, but if I did have to I would have to say the (1992) FA Youth Cup final with the players we had and Eric Harrison as manager, Sir Alex Ferguson on the pitch and in the dressing room after. There were 25,000 or 27,000 there. That was my personal highlight.” On the match at Old Trafford, which will take place on November 14: “I am very excited to be back here at Old Trafford. It’s something I am very proud of. I retired three years ago. I never thought I would be getting my boots on again, apart from with the kids, so this is a special occasion and I am really excited and proud about it.” On Ferguson’s return to the dugout: “To have Sir Alex Ferguson as the manager of the team in this game is very special. He’s one of the most decorated managers in the history of the game, and he’s the man who gave me the opportunity to play for a club that I’d supported for so many years.” On the Ferguson fear factor: “The manager still has that hold over all of us that he’s always had. I saw him a few weeks ago and we always went through this as kids. We’d never drink in front of the manager or talk about a night out in front of him. But I found myself in a room with him holding a glass of wine and the manager came over to talk to me, so I started hiding my glass of wine behind my back.” On his relationship with Ferguson: ”My relationship with the manager was always great despite what people say, despite the couple of ups and downs which we had. When you are a kid, you need someone to look up to, someone to aspire to be. I left London at a very young age and I needed a father figure and he was that person. It’s what his reputation is all about – that fear, but he’s also a man that you have so much respect for, that you want to win for and want to play for. I don’t think that will ever go away, that is just how it is.” Beckham will captain a Great Britain and Ireland XI managed by Sir Alex Ferguson against a Rest of the World XI coached by Carlo Ancelotti and led by Zinedine Zidane. Here is what the former Manchester United and England midfielder said: Press Association David Beckham spoke at a press conference at Old Trafford on Tuesday to publicise a UNICEF charity match he is involved in.last_img read more

Lady Mariners Drop Double Header to UMPI

first_img Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio admin CASTINE — The Lady Mariners rocky start to their season continued on Wednesday, as they lost 9-2 and 10-0 to the Owls of UMaine Presque Isle in a non-conference double header at Ritchie Field. Freshman catcher Kayla Higgins (Sullivan, ME) led the MMA offensive attack in the first game with three hits and two RBI’s while smashing her first home run of 2009 over the right field fence. Sophomore outfielder Megan Russell (Peru, ME) went 2 for 4 with a run scored while Mallery Stanley (Standish, ME) collected one hit. Mallery Stanley got the start on the mound for MMA and gave up 9 hits, 10 walks and 9 runs in the loss.Maine Maritime dropped to 0-7 on the season, losing the second game of the double header 10-0 to the Owls. The Lady Mariners and the Owls were tied at 0-0 through four innings before the bats came alive for UMPI scoring 4 runs in the 5th and 6 runs in the 6th to put away MMA. MMA’s mustered only two hits, both coming from their lead off batter Megan Russell. The Lady Mariners were hampered by 2 costly errors and 15 walks on their way to losing in 6 innings.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015last_img read more

Greene takes over late, buries Syracuse for 69-57 St. John’s victory in Carrier Dome

first_imgIt didn’t matter that with two and half minutes left St. John’s had hit 7-of-14 3s.Syracuse had erased an eight-point deficit, shifted the momentum to its side and woken up 24,884 fans in the Carrier Dome.But what the Orange didn’t have was coverage on the back left corner of its 2-3 zone, a space which SJU guard Phil Greene IV exploited. Greene sunk three 3s in the final 4:08 and added four more points to help the Red Storm (6-1) pull away for a 69-57 win over Syracuse (5-3) on Saturday night.Greene’s late-game spurt was the culmination of SU’s game-long struggle to rotate to and close out open shooters as the Red Storm overloaded, then kicked out and punished an Orange defense that was too late too often.“There’s no excuse for that,” SU forward Michael Gbinije said. “We definitely should’ve closed him out on that, and we didn’t. And that’s just a one pass, open shot deal and we’re not going to win games doing that.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith 2:30 remaining, head coach Jim Boeheim fluttered his arms at head height before Rakeem Christmas stepped to Sir’Dominic Pointer about 15 feet from the hoop. When he kicked the ball out to Greene, SU forward Chris McCullough just needed to take an extra step to defend the shot that gave St. John’s a 58-55 lead with 2:29 remaining.Instead, he was late coming out from the high post.Just as Michigan did against the Orange in the second half of Tuesday’s loss, the Red Storm had gotten to the high post with relative ease. It made it that much easier for the Wolverines, and now SJU, to draw defenders at the free-throw line before kicking out to an open man behind the arc.“That’s the guards up top,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “And then you fan out and they found the open guy and I mean he made the shot.”It wasn’t just Greene, though. D’Angelo Harrison hit several contested 3s, and St. John’s inside-out approach seemed to be working.The fact that the game was tied with 2:29 remaining despite the visitors having shot 50 percent from 3-point range up to that point was a testament to SU’s success in the offensive paint. But there was a gaping hole on the other end down low.With the Red Storm protecting a three-point lead in the final two minutes, it made sense to give the ball to Pointer again in the high post. SU was in a half-court press with its big men up about 15 feet away from the basket when Pointer caught the ball at the top and center of the paint, waiting for McCullough to step to him.“Dom set the guy up perfect,” Greene said. “We talked about it in the locker room. He was just baiting him so he could just come a little bit so he could kick it to me. And once that happened, I was wide open and I made the shot.”And with Greene’s third 3 of the game’s final 4:08, the game went from one of winnable possession-for-possession action, to a game of foul-and-hope that the Orange would go scoreless in for the final 1:32.Said Gbinije: “Playing from behind you have to gamble and when you have to gamble it gives them opportunities to make plays.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

NBA All-Star 2019: Complete list of participants for 3-point contest, dunk contest, skills challenge

first_imgDennis Smith Jr.’s explosive hops will be returning to the dunk contest as he hopes to claim the title this time. The field of newcomers should make for an exciting performance.The skills challenge features De’Aaron Fox, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, Trae Young and a host of others. Related News Dunk contestMiles Bridges, HornetsJohn Collins, Hawks​Hamidou Diallo, ThunderDennis Smith Jr., KnicksSkills challengeMike Conley, GrizzliesLuka Doncic, MavericksNikola Jokic, NuggetsJayson Tatum, Celtics​De’Aaron Fox, KingsKyle Kuzma, Lakers​Trae Young, HawksNikola Vucevic, Magic NBA All-Star Game 2019: Giannis Antetokounmpo starts with Steph Curry in plotting draft The NBA released the field of participants Tuesday for the 2019 All-Star weekend 3-point contest, dunk contest and skills challenge.Stephen Curry will face off against his brother, Seth, in their hometown Charlotte, North Carolina to headline the 3-point contest. But they’ll have to take down the defending champion, Devin Booker. The trio of events will begin Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET, in Charlotte, North Carolina’s Spectrum Center.Here’s the complete list of participants for all three events:3-point contestStephen Curry, WarriorsSeth Curry, Trail BlazersJoe Harris, NetsDirk Nowitzki, MavericksBuddy Hield, KingsDevin Booker, SunsKemba Walker, HornetsDamian Lillard, Trail BlazersDanny Green, RaptorsKhris Middleton, Buckslast_img read more

Lakers trending upward, front office must look forward

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThere will be ways to clear cap space in the offseason if they are able to sign more than one maximum free agent, although with Paul George increasingly content in OKC and DeMarcus Cousins on the mend with a torn Achilles, it’s a scenario that seems less likely than it once did.Despite a nine-game losing streak that carried into January, the Lakers posted a winning record last month and are back on track to finish with the best record of any Lakers team since 2012-13.With their stunning 108-104 win in Oklahoma City on Sunday, the Lakers improved to 21-31. The Lakers led by just three when reigning Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook checked back into the game with 8:09 left.Prone to late-game collapses, the Lakers did not relent, and pushed their lead to as many as 12 points before escaping with the win despite a preposterously bad final minute that featured two turnovers and three missed free throws.It was their sixth win in 10 games without Lonzo Ball. Things were already looking up when the Lakers left home for their longest road trip of the season. Beating the hated Celtics tends to lift the spirits of folks around here. The fact it was the Lakers’ third consecutive win made it all the better.A dozen days and five games later, the Lakers are back and their trajectory has continued to point upward. Three victories in five road games is encouraging for a team that has won fewer than a third of its games over the past four-plus seasons.It’s a strange time for an identity to come sharply into focus, what with several players on the roster facing murky futures.The league’s trade deadline is Thursday, and while the Lakers have long been expected to be among the league’s most active teams – dangling Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, most notably – there is nothing that says the Lakers must swing a deal. “We’re a resilient group of guys,” Randle said. “Defensively we got back to who we are, for the most part. The two losses that we had (in Toronto and Orlando), we weren’t great on the defensive end, but for the most part we did what we were supposed to do, just unselfish and sharing the ball.”The Lakers have as many wins with 30 games left on the schedule as they did last year with six games remaining. Their record stood at 21-55 on April 2, before rattling off wins in five of their last six games to finish the season with 26 victories.Even with their breakout month, the Lakers remain on the outside of the playoff picture. Entering Monday, they were 6.5 games out of the eighth seed, with the veteran Clippers (26-25) and Utah Jazz (24-28) still ahead of them.The Lakers’ record may have less bearing on what they’ll do at the trade deadline than the way they are playing. Even if it won’t lead to their first playoff series since 2013, it would be of value to continue to build on the foundation the Lakers have established.How distant 30 wins felt over the past five years, yet how attainable now.The organization, with its novice front office of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, also can’t afford to waste any opportunity to look to the future – be it by acquiring draft picks, cap space or developing players – for the sake of a few more wins.The road, as they say, is long and winding. It was as true in the Lakers’ five games away from home as it has been over the past five years.And the Lakers were far from perfect in their five games away, but there is something to be said for this group of young stars and short-term veterans whose primary purpose coming into the season was to bridge the gap until a top free agent came to town.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Safety Mitchell excited about joining Steelers

first_imgNewly acquired Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell, right, stands with team president Arthur J. Rooney II, left, before a news conference at the NFL football teams headquarters in Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mitchell signed a five-year deal with the Steelers. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Mitchell grew up in the Cincinnati area, so his youth was spent as a fan of the Bengals.Mitchell also was aware of their division rival, the Steelers, and the safety quickly found out more about them and their fan base after he signed a five-year contract with the club when free agency began this week.“I’m big on Twitter, and I read a lot about what people say,” Mitchell said Thursday. “I made the announcement at 6 o’clock, and I’ve already gotten close to 10,000 more followers. So the Steelers Nation definitely is alive and going strong. And you can feel it.“I feel very welcome, and people want to see me do good. So I can’t wait to get to work with my teammates. . My agent was fielding a lot of phone calls, and he was running off a list of teams. (But) as soon as I heard the Steelers, growing up around the Cincinnati area, that was a team you knew about. And being a Bengals fan when I was a kid, you were afraid of them.”Mitchell clearly isn’t afraid anymore, and his physical brand of football appears to mesh well with the club’s defensive philosophy. So, he jumped at the opportunity to play for the Steelers.“I know what the franchise is about, and the way that they play football here I really think fits my personality,” Mitchell said. “It’s very hard-nosed and the division, the AFC North, is very physical.“So there were just too many things to pass up, and I immediately identified them as a team that I definitely wanted to go to. And I think the feeling was mutual. My family and I are extremely excited, and we’re very happy to have this opportunity.”Mitchell played his first four NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders and was a spot starter. His career blossomed as a primary starter last season for Carolina. Mitchell had 66 total tackles with 50 solo stops, 3 1-2 sacks, eight pass breakups, four interceptions and two forced fumbles during his only season in Carolina.Mitchell took a chance and signed a one-year contract with the Panthers. It paid off this week with a five-year Steelers contract for $25 million. The deal contains $5.75 million guaranteed, a $4.75 million signing bonus and first-year roster bonus of $500,000. His base contract this season is $750,000. It jumps to $2 million next year, plus a $2 million roster bonus due in March 2015. He will make $5 million from 2016-2018 and be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Sustainable and Resilient: Getting from Point A to Point B

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0By Ramsey Zimmerman We hear a lot about being “Sustainable”.  Most of us have some vague notion about that meaning living our lives without using up too many resources so that people in the future can live good lives too.  When I think about sustainability, I think not only about those distant relatives seven generations from now … I wonder what it will take just for US to make it through the next 10, 20 or 40 years.  That is where the concept of being “Resilient” comes into play alongside the notion of being sustainable … as resources get scarce and changes happen without warning, how do we continue to live productive, meaningful and steady lives?In 1987, the United Nations Brundtland Commission defined Sustainable Development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.  Back in 1987 (when Guns ‘N’ Roses released Appetite for Destruction, one of the greatest musical achievements of all time, in my humble opinion), practically no one wondered if there would be enough gasoline or electricity or wheat to go around.  Sure, there was lots of income and wealth disparity, there were “have’s” and “have nots”, but no one thought we were pushing up against any limits to growth or that natural resources or natural systems had any scarcity.Today, we’ve got green this and green that and rainforest certified toothpicks and soup spoons made out of corn starch that you can eat when you’re done with your Chunky Noodle.  Everyone is thinking about green and sustainable, whether or not they are actually taking it seriously.  Gasoline prices spiked above $4 a gallon more than once, and hang out north of $3.50.  American muscle cars are beaten off the line of stoplights by Japanese hybrid electric cars that are practically silent instead of throaty, growling things.  Meanwhile, “Global Weirding” has left the pages of Thomas Friedman’s books, made a devastating stop in New Orleans, and now hurricanes are cancelling Broadway Shows (hurricanes are NOT supposed to hit New York, people!).   Slash is still wearing his black top hat and rockin’ out, but don’t get me started on where Axl Rose has slid down to.The point is that we’re living it right now and those “future generations” that we’re supposed to ponder and pity and maybe save some scraps for might be our own kids or maybe even our own selves in a decade or two.Which brings me to being Resilient.  In this context, “Resilience” is a term that comes out of Ecology, and refers to the extent to which a system is able to withstand unexpected shocks or disturbances without being thrown off or losing its functionality.  A resilient business is one that is energy efficient, has diversified revenue streams, multiple suppliers, back-up systems, and disaster preparedness plans in case of catastrophes like natural disasters, computer hackers, or vicious competitors.  A resilient government is one that has evacuation plans, local food supplies, a vibrant local business and cultural scene, and engagement with people so that they can respond to whatever the world comes up with next.   A resilient person is one who rolls with the punches, or who can effectively adapt to a new situation, or even read a blog entry written by a so-called professional who likes to reference completely random things like hard rock bands without completely losing the thread of the points being made.Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not an alarmist.  I just want to make sure that we can collectively make it from Point A to Point B.  Sustainability is great.  By all means, let’s preserve resources for future generations.  And at the same time, let’s make sure that we can continue to function well and without interruption on our way to those future generations.last_img read more

Real Madrid returned: staggered arrival, individual work …

first_imgIn Valdebebas every part has been taken care of intimately to keep away from contagions after the primary assessments confirmed the excellent news that there was no constructive within the template. A number of fields are getting used to stop greater than six gamers from exercising on the identical grass … At all times, holding the principles of the protocol ready by LaLiga and accredited by the CSD. What was not appreciated, in precept, is that the gamers arrived modified with the coaching garments from their houses.On this begin, it has solely been tried to proceed the conditioning that every one of many gamers was doing individually of their houses. This workload had been elevated in latest days with this return to follow in thoughts. The principle concern now could be that no accidents seem. There’s a nice danger that that is the case and it’s most popular to go calmly. Sixty days after the constructive of Thompkings that pressured Valdebebas to shut Real Madrid has returned to work this Monday. There may be already a return date for LaLiga. Introduced it Javier Tebas, it’s June 12. In order that has allowed the bodily coach, Dupont, give you a precise preseason schedule. In Madrid everyone seems to be already working. The primary post-stop coronavirus session started at 10:00 am. However already from 9 within the morning the primary nice work group started to reach in Valdebebas: Ramos, Kroos, Lucas Vázquez, Modric, Hazard, Casemiro, Bale, Carvajal, Nacho, Altube … It’s what dictates the protocol. Solely individual work is allowed, with out contact between the gamers … There was time to do little, only a session of simply over an hour, eminently bodily. Every footballer had an individualized work plan … At eleven o’clock the second nice group of gamers started to reach, together with soccer gamers resembling Mariano, Asensio, Rodrygo, Mendy and Valverde. Their entry coincided, even, with the departure of a few of the first who had arrived at 9 within the morning. All of them had been collaborating within the coaching that served because the beginning gun for a brand new period. They even obtained to do workouts with the ball. From the pictures that Maadrid posted on its web site, it was famous that the gamers, scattered on the sphere, didn’t work with a masks, however that the technical employees and utilleros did put on it.last_img read more