Day Motor Sports backs IMCA special events drivers

first_img“Day Motor Sports is proud of our 16-year association with IMCA and look forward to providing IMCA racers with quality parts and same day shipping with free freight on most items for years to come,” said Joe Francis. “Feel free to contact us at 800 543-6238 or”  The Tyler, Texas, circle track warehouse and 16-year sponsor again gives $50 gift certificates to top five finishers at 80 designated specials for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Rac­eSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMods, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. “Year in and year out, Day Motor Sports consistently supports drivers all across the country with top five finishes in some outstanding IMCA special events,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “It is through their support that we are able to recognize drivers for some great accomplishments.” Day gift certificates are mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results are received. TYLER, Texas – Drivers competing in IMCA special events this season are in the running for awards from Day Motor Sports.last_img read more

Cricket News ICC ran out of patience with Zimbabwe cricket: Flower

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former batsman Grant Flower says the ICC perhaps wanted Zimbabwe Cricket to be more responsible by suspending them for government intervention but doubted if the global body interpreted the SRC action in true sense. The ICC recently suspended Zimbabwe Cricket for violation of its constitution after the current elected members of the Zimbabwe board were suspended by the Sports and Recreation Committee (SRC).Flower said ICC may have wanted ZC to put its house in order but actually the current board members were “good people”.“I think over time, the ICC have just been worn down by all the corruption, fraud, and the problems with Zimbabwe cricket not being able to get its house in order. Maybe they thought a jolt to their system would make some people realise what was expected of them,” Flower told ESPNcricinfo.“They would have reasoned Zimbabwe needed to understand that at some stage, you’ve got to put your house in order, and we can’t keep propping you up like we have been doing over the years. I can understand the player’s frustrations, but unfortunately with Zimbabwe cricket, it sounds like the ICC have just had enough.”“….We can go back so many years to when things were very badly run. It’s pretty obvious what was happening at the time and the people responsible who were involved. And I think the current crop of players and the interim board, who are really good people, are being punished because the ICC felt they needed to take a stand.”Zimbabwean Cricket has been in turmoil for many years now. In fact, 14 members, including Flower, had walked out of the system in 2004 when then skipper Heath Streak was dismissed for disagreements on racial quotas in the squad.However, things seemed to get better after former Olympic swimmer and Zimbabwe’s most famous sportsperson Kirsty Coventry was appointed Sports minister.Flower said SRC is a public body and he didn’t seem to agree with the way the ICC has interpreted government intervention in this case.“My understanding is the SRC is a public body and not exactly government. I think there’s quite a big difference there and I’m surprised the media hasn’t picked up on that. The SRC now is slightly more transparent,” he said.“Regarding government intervention, it’s curious how the ICC have decided to interpret that. There are other countries where it’s publicly stated that some of the times that certain things will be discussed and decided at government level. So I think there’s quite a big contradiction there from the ICC,” Flower added.Flower believes ICC decision will prevent Zimbabwe from playing cricket altogether.“Even when we were leaving, there were a good bunch of youngsters coming through that could get the country’s cricket going. But that’s not the case anymore, with even the domestic competitions unable to take place.“For it to be stopped until October at the very least, the guys are probably going to go and play in the leagues, seek a future elsewhere to try and look after their families, So yeah, I certainly think this is far worse.”Flower, who is currently working as Pakistan’s batting coach, sympathised with the current crop of players, and the interim board, who have strived to clean up the mess.“The scapegoats are the players and some of the good administrators. I saw this thing on Twitter about Harare Sports club, it’s a beautiful ground and at the moment it’s just going to waste because no one is being paid and the staff have left,” he said.“It is a sad day, and maybe some of the players are going to move on. Most of the players are still quite young, like Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis, who left their county to return to Zimbabwe. They could still ply their trade elsewhere; it’d be a pity it won’t be for their country of birth.” last_img read more

Midlands South title for Elizabeth Mallett

first_img Girl international Elizabeth Mallett underlined her fine form when she scored a six-shot win in the Midlands South regional women’s championship at The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club. Elizabeth, who was joint top qualifier at the European girls’ team championship, also won the junior category. In addition, together with her sister, Victoria, and Lisa Barton (Brandon Wood), she won the team shield for Warwickshire. The Malletts both play at Sutton Coldfield Ladies’. The championship runner-up was Lucy Walton of The Worcestershire. She also returned the best net score of the championship (72+70=142) but the voucher was awarded to Charlotte West (Harewood Downs, 72+75=147). Earlier this season Lucy became possibly the youngest-ever county champion – at the age of 12. The intermediate category, for players aged 18-25, was won by Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough). The championship attracted entries from all six counties in the England Golf Midland South region: Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire & Herefordshire. Competitors were able to play in mainly dry conditions but there had been several days of very heavy rain before the event. Leading scores Kings Course, SSS 73, CSS 76, 75.   149 Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) 74 75   154 Lucy Walton (Worcestershire) 78 76 156 Nicole Whitmore (Woburn) 84 72 157 Charlotte West (Harewood Downs) 77 80 160 Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough) 79 81 161 Claire Howells (Moor Hall) 79 82 162 Victoria Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) 78 84 27 Jul 2012 Midlands South title for Elizabeth Mallett last_img read more

KIJHL suspends BV head coach for three games

first_imgThe long and the short of last weekend’s  Beaver Valley/Trail Smokies bus incident resuts in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League president Bill Ohlhausen handing Hawks’ skipper Terry Jones a three-game suspension and a small $100 fine.BC Hockey conducted an investigation into the matter but it seems the final decision on discipline was left up to the KIJHL, handing down the suspension.Jones and his players stood in front of the Trail bus Saturday, January 5 to protest the handling of Ryan Edwards by the Smokies coaching staff.Edwards left the Smokies in December and was suspended for 30 days by the BCHL club.Jones thought the suspension should end 30 calendar days after Edwards went onto the inactive list and not from December 6 to January 6. Wanting Edwards back on the ice to play in two key home games last weekend — Saturday against Kimberley and Sunday versus Revelstoke — Jones went the Smokies coaching office to discuss the matter with Birks before the team was to leave Saturday for a game in Merritt against the Centennials.Not getting an answer by Birks he wanted, Jones and the players then stood in front of the bus and would not let it leave.Jones will miss Saturday’s away game in Spokane and Sunday’s home contest versus Grand Forks as well as a home game Friday, January 18 against Spokane.He is scheduled to return to the Hawks on Saturday, January 19 against Spokane.Edwards has since joined the Nitehawks.See related story: read more

Brand South Africa calls on humanitarian support for the Kathrada Park Community

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 06 August 2018 –  Johannesburg Emergency Services’ Mr Robert Mulaudzi has reported to the media that in the early hours of Monday morning, 50 shacks caught fire at Kathrada Park, an Informal Settlement in Claremont just West of Johannesburg, with about 100 – 120 people  displaced.Mr Mulaudzi, further adds; “At this stage, there are no injuries or fatalities which have been reported, however, we just want to encourage all our residents throughout the city’s 189 informal settlements to exercise caution with  all  heating devices and not leave paraffin and stoves unattended to prevent fire incidences like this one.”Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer,  Mrs Linda Magapatona-Sangaret said, “It is unfortunate that we as a nation still wake to news that many people are left displaced due to fires.”“Thank you to the firefighters who were prompt in their response and were able to spare the many lives caught in the disaster. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. The greatness of a nation can be judged by  how it treats its less fortunate citizens. It is, therefore, important that  all citizens  unite and play their part in helping in any way possible”, concludes Mrs Magapatona-Sangaret.Added to this terrible incident,  the province is expected to be experiencing a cold front in the next few days, citizens are called upon to assist by donating and dropping off resources for the displaced families at the Sandton Fire station; Grayston Drive, Sandown, Johannesburg. Resources required;Non-Perishable FoodsWoodCorrugated Iron Sheets (Amazenke)MattressesBlanketsClothes, toiletries, sanitary pads, diapers, and toysThe Sandton Fire station can be reached at 011 375 5911.last_img read more

Tiger Woods hopeful a 5th Masters leads to more majors

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “The only thing I can promise you is this, that I will be prepared,” Woods said in his first extensive comments since leaving Augusta National with a fifth green jacket.“Now whether or not it all comes together … because you need to have mind, body and soul come together for those four days. That doesn’t always happen,” Woods said. “If you think about it, I’ve been out here what, 23 years or so? It’s only come together 15 times.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWoods spoke to Discovery-owned GOLFTV in a 27-minute interview Thursday as part of his endorsement role to provide exclusive content to the global video streaming service.Nicklaus set the gold standard in golf with 18 professional majors. Woods won his 14th major in 2008 in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines when he was 32, and breaking the record seemed inevitable until a fourth surgery on his left knee, and then four surgeries on his back in a three-year span. View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles He also gave credit to his caddie, Joe LaCava, for persuading him to arrive at Augusta National on the Sunday afternoon before instead of Monday. Woods said he was working so hard on his game that he wasn’t about to play, so instead he took a wedge and a putter for nine holes.“That nine-hole session on Sunday set the tone for my mind being opened up to see the amount of break,” Woods said.Woods said he had been thinking about the Masters for six months. Now he faces a quick turnaround — the PGA Championship starts in three weeks at Bethpage Black, where Woods won the U.S. Open in 2002. He last played it in 2012 during the FedEx Cup playoffs, which is when he first complained of a sore back.He says he will lean on experience of past preparations, such as his three straight majors in 2000 that he won in a span of 66 days.For now, he has done very little. Woods compares this Masters to his first one in 1997 because it took time for the magnitude to sink it.“I haven’t got to the point where I’m willing to put in the hours yet and do the dirty stuff to get the body ready, to put in all the hours of hitting golf balls and putting,” Woods said. “I’m doing all the visual stuff, but I haven’t put in the physical work yet. But it’s probably coming this weekend.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)WEST PALM BEACH, Florida— Tiger Woods hopes winning the Masters to end 11 years without a major will be a spark in his renewed pursuit of the record held by Jack Nicklaus.Even so, Woods tells GOLFTV it will take “special moments” like his one-shot victory at Augusta National.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES “I always thought it was possible, if I had everything go my way,” Woods said in the interview. “It took him an entire career to get to 18, so now that I’ve had another extension to my career — one that I didn’t think I had a couple of years ago — if I do things correctly and everything falls my way, yeah, it’s a possibility.”Woods believes his Masters victory — his first major when he was trailing going into the final round — began last summer when he briefly held the lead Sunday at the British Open, and then pushed Brooks Koepka to the end in a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship.“Those two major championships allowed me to have this one,” Woods said. “And hopefully, this one will allow me to have a few more.”He attributed a big part of his Masters victory to a swing key leading up to the week that allowed him to hit draws with his driver. Woods conceded he no longer has the length that allowed him to hit 3-wood off several tees, which he could hit right-to-left more easily.“I’ve lost a little bit off my fastball, so I’ve got to rely on the driver,” Woods said. “And so I found something in my game when I start feeling comfortable turning it.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img ‘Kid was depressed’: Naomi Osaka in first clay quarterfinal after ‘rough months’ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Arsene Wenger open to international role after Arsenal reign

first_imgArsenal manger Arsene Wenger is focused on managing the Premier League club but is not ruling out taking over an international team in the future.Wenger has led Arsenal to three league titles and seven FA Cup trophies during his 21-year tenure and signed a new two-year contract at the north London club in May.Media reports have linked the 68-year-old to several national team managerial roles, including England and France, on multiple occasions.”Maybe, yes, I will do it at some stage but until now I like to be involved every day in the life of a club because the real test is there…,” Wenger told beIN Sports.”But I will not always have the physical strength to do that so maybe I will move into (international coaching). It’s a fact my life is linked with football, in what way will be linked to my physical state.Asked whether he could be on the bench at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he said: “Maybe, you never know.”Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.last_img read more

Canadas hostile regulatory environment costing energy investments report

first_imgOTTAWA – Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the federal cabinet was never going to include downstream emissions as a factor when it reviewed the application for the now defunct Energy East pipeline.In a bid to stem political fallout from Energy East’s demise, Carr is on a mission to convince Canadians his government’s policies are not to blame for it.But a new research report suggests the project is just part of a trend of energy investment going elsewhere because of the high cost of additional government regulation in Canada.TransCanada cancelled the Energy East project last week citing “changed circumstances.”In response to a barrage of questions lobbed at him in the Senate on Tuesday, Carr repeatedly asserted those circumstances were not government policies.“The situation had changed dramatically,” he said, pointing to oil prices less than half what they were when the project was first proposed, and the recent U.S. decision to go forward with another TransCanada project, the Keystone XL pipeline.Opponents blame Carr’s government for changing the review process and including things like upstream and downstream emissions — that is, greenhouse gas emissions created by extracting the oil before it flows through the pipeline and those create by refining and burning it after it leaves the pipeline — as part of the evaluations of proposed projects.While the National Energy Board panel decided to look at both upstream and downstream emissions, Carr said the government had only asked that upstream ones be looked at. He said that was done in 2016 when the government approved both the Enbridge Line 3 and the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline projects and it would have been the same for Energy East had it ever made it to cabinet for consideration.If upstream emissions didn’t stop approval of the other pipelines, Carr said TransCanada had no reason to believe it would stop approval of Energy East.But a new research report by the Montreal Economic Institute suggests Energy East’s demise is a growing and worrisome pattern.“People are giving up on Canada as a safe place to invest in natural resources,” said economist Germain Belzile, a senior researcher at the institute.“It’s seen as a very hostile environment now. You have a lot less certainty if you invest here (than) if you invest in many other countries where the regulatory environment isn’t changing as you’re doing things.”Four major projects have now been cancelled in the last two years, including Energy East, the Northern Gateway pipeline, and two liquid natural gas plant proposals, he noted. Together they amounted to $84 billion in investment.Belzile said new regulations in Canada, including things like the carbon price, coupled with a reduction in regulation under President Trump in the U.S. has seen investments leaving Canada and flowing to the U.S. instead.His report shows capital investments in resource projects in Canada and the U.S. rebounded this year but are expected to grow 38 per cent in the U.S. and just 19 per cent in Canada.The Liberals could face political fallout if Canadians think their policies are hurting the investments and job creation that come with them.Pollster David Coletto said Energy East alone is not likely to be the only reason the Liberals lose seats in 2019 but it could be a contributing factor, particularly in New Brunswick, which stood to gain refinery jobs had the pipeline gone ahead.“This fits with a broader narrative that is starting to develop about the government’s position on business development and business friendly policies,” the Abacus Data CEO said.However, he added Energy East could have been a political liability for the Liberals in Quebec, where opposition to it was strong.-follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more

Nunavuts Lupin gold mine fined for not filing environmental reports on time

first_imgIQALUIT, Nunavut – The owner of an inactive gold mine in Nunavut has been fined for filing environmental reports three years late.Lupin Mines Incorporated has pleaded guilty to the charge and faces a $100,000 fine.Daniel Smith, regional director of environmental enforcement for Environment Canada, says the mine failed to produce timely reports on impacts to fish habitat.He says those reports were filed last year and no impacts were found.Smith says the mine did not conduct the study as required for financial reasons.The Lupin Mine opened in 1982 but has been mothballed for more than a decade.The company that owns it is controlled by Mandalay Resources of Toronto.last_img