PAHRUMP, Nev. (Nov. 10) – Randy Thornell enjoyed two long runs at the front of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified field before departing from Pahrump Valley Speedway with a $1,500 paycheck. Thornell led 15 laps before midway of Sunday’s Day After The Duel special before bobbling after a restart and watching Kyle Brown drive by.He stayed close and returned the favor just five circuits later, however, leading to the finish and racing his way onto the ballot for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Thornell’s car, engine and even his trailer are homebuilt. He’s pared back his own racing schedule this season while traveling the go-cart circuit with son Blake. “We won the first night out when this car was new in 2010,” he said. “We experimented more with setup this year and got faster as the season came to an end. We learned a lot of stuff. Sunday night was very sweet.” Tony Kinkade Jr., Jesse Williamson, Joe Wabsis and Jason Pike completed the top five.Ben Kates was the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner.Feature results – 1. Randy Thornell; 2. Tony Kinkade Jr.; 3. Jesse Williamson; 4. Joe Wabsis; 5. Jason Pike; 6. Dan Snowden; 7. Richard Anderson; 8. Cory Sample; 9. Jeff Talley; 10. Rich Horibe; 11. Kyle Brown; 12. John Laughlin; 13. Robert Witmer; 14. Dan Lee; 15. Troy Foulger; 16. Steve Nash; 17. Paul Stone; 18. Dan Fitzgerald; 19. Jon Jensen; 20. Dustin Boney; 21. Dan Neubauer; 22. Chase Hansen. Heat winners were Foulger, Jensen, Stone and Thornell. Brown won the “B” feature.
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Donegal ETB hosted its sixth annual awards ceremony in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny last night in front of a huge turnout. The thirty-four entries showcased the creativity and innovation taking place in ETB schools, centres and Further Education and Training (FET) Service programmes across the county.The judges had a tough job assessing the entries which were competing for an award in five categories: Arts, Culture, Heritage and Irish Language; Further Education and Training; Healthy Living and Wellbeing; Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Donegal ETB Director of Schools, Dr Martin Gormley said: “The projects presented here today are a testament to the excellent teaching and learning taking place every day in our schools, centres and programmes.“This day is all about ‘We’ – We Are Donegal ETB, a family, and every project is a winner here today.”All entrants received a certificate of achievement from Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh and the winners received a plaque to mark their win. The category winners were:Arts, Culture, Heritage and the Irish LanguageCrana College: Cultural Heritage Storybook ProjectFinn Valley College: To the Fallen: Songs and Poems of WW1Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada: Letterkenny & Burtonport Railway Extension BookletFurther Education and TrainingLetterkenny Training Centre: Facebook Video Promo CampaignFET Centre, Donegal Town: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Learning for Living, Inishowen: Make Yourself at HomeHealthy Living and WellbeingDeele College: Deele’ing with your WellbeingFET Centre, Donegal Town: A Healthier YouCrana College: Green WeekInnovation, Creativity and EntrepreneurshipGairmscoil Mhic Diarmada: Wild Atlantic Water Safety for KidsMagh Ene College: Wild Atlantic DressingGairmscoil Chú Uladh: Tóin The TheolaíScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Magh Ene College: Mi-Wi-Fi: An investigation into the high-frequency EM interference between Microwave Ovens and Wi-FiAbbey Vocational School: Rubik’s Cube SolverColáiste Ailigh: Staidéar ar cén glúin in Éirinn atá is gníomhach agus is eolach faoi athrú aeráideDonegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh noted, ‘Looking around at all the entries today, it’s safe to say that the future of our county is in really good hands. It’s just fantastic the way the students and learners are well able to speak and present their projects. They are so innovative and they are re all prize winners.’The awards also included a wonderful singing performance by students from Gairmscoil Chú Uladh.Picture Special: Celebration as Donegal ETB hosts sixth annual awards was last modified: March 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal ETB
Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookDETROIT — Following the Warriors’ 111-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, third-year center Damian Jones received an MRI on an injured left shoulder.It is not immediately clear when the results will available, or how serious the injury might be. But Jones missed the entire fourth quarter because of the injury. He finished with nine points on 3-of-7 shooting and …
Melissa JavanBrand South Africa board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama challenged business leaders to go above and beyond to change society for the better. Speaking at the 2016 In Good Company conference at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria on 30 August, Kweyama said: “It’s only when we create sustainable, durable solutions that we overcome challenges.”Sustainable change can be achieved, she argued, when companies are more creative and are courageous in the way it allocates corporate social investment (CSI) budgets. Far too often companies look at CSI as charitable spending rather than funds that can make real change. “CSI programmes can be invested in growing the country.”Why is enterprise and skills development not funded more often through CSI programmes, she questioned.She urged corporate leaders to show the way forward by being courageous, tenacious and resilient. “Let’s improve the social conditions and build a strong nation brand.”Create sustainable solutionsIn Good Company is part of an ongoing initiative run by Nation Builder, the conference organisers. Nation Builder helps companies channel it’s CSI into initiatives to make the most sustainable change in South Africa. Founded by the Muthobi Foundation, Nation Builder is a community of businesses and individuals dedicated to changing their communities through action.Keri Paschal, executive director of the Muthobi Foundation and trustee of Nation Builder, said it can be achieved “through the sharing of practice, lessons learned and the development of collaborative tools to equip all of us to achieve better results in our Good Giving, both individually and within our business.”Paschal explained that they have benchmarked charities and created tools and resources that help businesses gauge the success of their CSI projects.Research conducted by Nation Builder Trust has found that R8.1-billion is channelled annually through CSI budgets. It is estimated that that investment, if spent wisely, could generate R25-billion worth of economic activity.Informal traders, the invisible matrixGG Marc Alcock, author of Third World Child and KasiNomics, used the novelty of food trucks (entrepreneurial businesses that can generate between R25 000 and R100 000 a month) to explain how the country’s informal traders are contributing to the economy.When he noticed that employees were willing to spend R35 for a meal from a food truck when meals at the staff canteen were cheaper, he wondered why.“The food truck’s food doesn’t stay overnight. It is fresh,” was the answer.It gave Alcock important insight: businesses need to look at unique ways of meeting needs. It was the same with hawkers selling fruit and vegetables – customers bought it because it was fresh.“What about your neighbour being your competition?” Alcock asked the hawkers who sell the same products but sit next to each other. One answered: “I have my own customers, just like she [the neighbour] has her own.” Alcock said it showed that relationships are important in business.The value of spaza shops and spazarettesAlcock said that South Africa’s economy is being sustained by the informal sector. “We need to recognise the role the informal sector plays.”For example, there are 70 000 spaza shops, defined as a hole in the wall shop that sells basic necessities to customers, each could generate between R30 000 and R80 000 per month turnover. A spazarette is just a bigger version of a spaza shop, where customers buy weekly goods.He added: “Although they are below the tax bracket in terms of their profit, they pay VAT anyway when they buy their goods.”Alcock said the informal sector helps the unemployed earn a living. “We [as corporates] need to enhance, and support these businesses.“They are the invisible economic matrix, their businesses surround us, but we don’t see them.”Other speakers included Mike Schussler, director of Economists.co.za, and Francois van Niekerk, founder of the Mertech group and co-founder of Atterbury properties. Van Niekerk spoke about the marriage between business and purpose, while Schussler’s talk was titled We ignore the good news about South Africa at our peril.Conference host and actor Eric Miyeni said CSI should begin the day you start your business. “Most people think CSI is outside. You can start with your first employee, your first partner or yourself.“CSI is about being good to your fellow citizen.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info material
The government on Monday said it was ready for a debate in Parliament on Sports Minister Ajay Maken’s statement on CWG – which had blamed the NDA government for the appointment of sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi – appealing the Opposition to “allow Parliament to function”. The appeal came after the Opposition moved a privilege motion against Maken for allegedly misleading the House. Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal asserted that the government was ready to discuss Maken’s statement on CWG in the House. He, however, said that the Opposition must not hold Parliament to ransom. “We want the House to function under any circumstances. The constitutional process must be followed. All political parties should contemplate. We are for discussion,” Sibal told reporters in Delhi. The government said “parties can have conflicting views”, but the House must be allowed to function. “It is important that the House is allowed to run. Many important bills are pending. We are all responsible to the people of India. We request the opposition to raise the issue inside Parliament,” Sibad said, adding, “We are very happy for any debate.” The Group of Ministers on media also met to firm up government response to the criticism saying, “we expect the media to regulate itself”. Law Minister Salman Khursheed said, “Let’s strengthen the democracy. Let there be an open debate and the country will decide who is right and who is wrong.” “It is not about a person. During NDA’s regime no one said that BJP leader should resign so that House should function,” Sibal added. Earlier, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan kumar Bansal also met leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun jaitley. The government, however, asserts that it will not accept the privilege motion against Maken.advertisement
Olympiacos Piraeus welcomed back a couple of familiar faces and went on to hold off visiting Fenerbahce Istanbul 71-62 on Thursday night at Peace and Friendship Stadium. The win improved Olympiacos to 10-5 and a share of the second place at the halfway point of the regular season, while Fenerbahce dropped to 9-6. Former Olympiacos players who helped the team to back-to-back EuroLeague titles in 2012 and 2013, Kostas Sloukas and Pero Antic, were honored at center court before the game. Olympiacos pulled away early behind Khem Birch, before a series of three-pointers had the hosts up 40-21 at halftime. Olympiacos built a 23-point lead in the third quarter, but Fenerbahce rallied behind Luigi Datome and Bobby Dixon, however the Reds held on. Birch finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds, 7 of which were on offense. Matt Lojeski netted 14 points, Ioannis Papapetrou had 12 and Erick Green nailed 3 of 4 shots from downtown and finished with 11 points. Jan Vesely amassed double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds for the visitors, but did not get much help until the final quarter when Datome and Dixon stepped up. Datome scored 10 points, Sloukas had 10 points and 6 assists, and Dixon finished with 9 points in defeat.Olympiacos started strong defensively and did not allow Fenerbahce to score in the opening three minutes. Sloukas from downtown and Antic inside gave Fenerbahce a 4-5 edge, but Birch was everywhere for Olympiacos. He grabbed 3 offensive rebounds and scored 8 points. With help from a Kostas Papanikolaou three-pointer, the hosts opened an 18-9 advantage after 10 minutes. Lojeski and Green hit three-pointers from each corner to extend the margin to 26-13 in the second stanza. Aside from one free throw each from Sloukas and Ekpe Udoh, it was Vesely as the only player who managed to score for Fenerbahce in the final 15 minutes of the first half. Vesely tallied 14 points in the first two quarters, but the hosts kept pulling away. Green hit 2 more threes, Papapetrou added one, and Vangelis Mantzaris banked in another one, extending the margin to 40-19 entering the final minute. Olympiacos led 40-21 at halftime, and the hosts continued where they left off after the break. Papapetrou and Mantzaris made triples, and Birch fought on the offensive glass, opening a 48-25 margin. Fenerbahce got it started offensively with a triple from Datome. Udoh and Sloukas scored inside, and Antic hit from the outside, but Olympiacos did not allow the lead to slip away. The Reds were up 58-40 after three quarters and in complete control. Dixon cut the margin early in the fourth. Lojeski hit a corner three to make it 63-49, but Datome answered from downtown, and Dixon’s three closed the gap to to 65-61. Dixon had a shot to cut it to 1 point, but missed an open three, before Spanoulis banked in a tough runner with 63 seconds left and Olympiacos held on.Source: EuroleagueTweetPinShare0 Shares
Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba fit to face Rochdaleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is fit to face Rochdale in the Carabao Cup tomorrow.United host the League One side in the third round of the Carabao Cup and will be boosted by the return of Pogba, who has missed the last three games against Leicester, Astana and West Ham.Solskjaer said: “He’ll probably get some minutes against Rochdale. “But we definitely think he’s ready for Arsenal.”Also returning is 17-year-old striker Mason Greenwood, fresh from his match-winning goal against Astana in the Europa League on Thursday. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Mumbai: The fast-moving consumer goods industry is likely to grow at a slower pace of 11-12 percent in 2019, almost 2 percentage points lower than in 2018, primarily driven by the steeply falling rural demand due to the lingering farm distress, says a report. The industry is also expected to grow at 12-13 percent in the June quarter, market research agency Nielsen said in a report Wednesday. The sector grew at 13.6 percent in the first quarter. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalBut there is a softening of volume growth to the tune of 100- 200 basis points, still helping to grown in double-digits in the first half. More importantly, the second half will see more strain leading to high single-digit growth, it said. The volume growth which peaked in 2018 to 11 percent is expected to be healthy but lower at 8.5-9.5 percent in 2019, the report added. It said this is not surprising as similar fall is seen in the economy as a whole which grew at a lower 6.6 percent in the December quarter, against an expected 6.8 percent. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostInflationary pressure is also seen mounting in recent months from a little over 2 percent in January to 2.9 percent in March 2019, the report added. While there is only a slight drop in urban volumes, there is a significant softening of demand trend in rural markets which has been dampening the overall industry growth from the third quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019. Historically, rural markets has been growing 3-5 percentage points faster than their urban counterparts and the recent slowdown in rural growth has brought growth rate closer to the urban level, the report added. The overall drop witnessed in rural growth is majorly driven by slowdown in packaged food category, it noted.
Mumbai: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday said it has inked an initial pact with Gulf-based Emirates for code-share partnership, a move that will give wider connectivity to its passengers on the latter’s network across the US, Europe, Africa and Middle East. In turn, Emirates’ passengers will enjoy unhindered access to SpiceJet’s 51 domestic destinations — 10 through direct connectivity and rest 41 through connecting flights, the airline said in a release. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalSpiceJet’s first code-share partnership with Emirates, which is subject to regulatory approvals, assumes significance in the back drop of the temporary grounding of domestic carrier Jet Airways, which has investment from Emirates’ rival carrier Etihad. Before grounding all its flights to and from Etihad’s hub Abu Dhabi on March 18, Jet Airways had sizeable operations to the UAE capital city. “I am delighted to announce that as part of SpiceJet’s international expansion strategy, we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a code-share agreement with Emirates. This new partnership should immensely benefit passengers travelling on both airlines,” SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh was quoted as saying in the release.