Racing back for another year at Taylor Speedway

first_imgDoug Mitchell took the win in the IMCA modified races. Kervin McElderry, Dennis Wurst, and Kaz Nidish took second, third, and fourth respectively.The next races at Taylor Speedway are slated for June 20 and 21. Racers were back on the oval at Taylor Speedway for the first time in 2015 over the weekend. Races were unfortunately cancelled on Saturday because of rain but drivers were flying around the track on Sunday competing in different classes.In the junior mini sprints Carissa Elliott finished first. She was followed by Anthony Seguin, and Colton Beaumont.Cody LeClerc took the win in senior mini sprints. Second was Kaden Beebe, and third went to Tyson LeClerc.- Advertisement -Dylan Beaumont emerged as the winner in the 80 cc mini sprint races. Devon Beebe came in second, and taking third was Austin Kube.In the mini juniors races Chelsea Babcock took the top spot. Behind her were Kale McElderry, and Tyler McElderry respectively.Taking first place in the mini adults races was Heath Thomas. Clint Mason came away with second place, and finishing third was Justin Tackaberry.Advertisementlast_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP adds four members for rural policing

first_imgMeanwhile, the Peace River Regional District says it, along with RCMP, industry and all government agencies are doing everything in their power to ensure saftey within the communities. The Regional District says the bombings will not be tolerated, and are asking anyone with information to visit www.dawsoncreekbombings.comFor the story on the latest threat-letter, Click HereFor a Terrorism Expert’s take on the bombings, Click HereTo see a video of crews dealing with the July 1st bombing, Click Here Meanwhile, Hiebert says the satellite detachment is likely to be located in Tomslake. He says the area will be perfect location for the new RCMP members.[asset|aid=1665|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=485033eeca9b38e568a19922ed11abd7-Wayne Hiebert 2_2_Pub.mp3]Hiebert says the crews will likely be in Tomslake for around six months. Grant says he would like to see the satellite location set up by the fall.On Wednesday, a letter was sent to the Dawson Creek Daily News, which said EnCana has three months to begin shutting down operations, or the bombings will get a lot worse. Advertisement The Dawson Creek RCMP detachment is adding four more police officers dedicated for service to rural communities.The detachment is working with Electoral Area Director of Area “D”, Wayne Hiebert, to find a suitable location for its satellite detachment.Hiebert says after the recent EnCana bombings and threats, the added police force will be welcomed.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1664|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=485033eeca9b38e568a19922ed11abd7-Wayne Hiebert 1_2_Pub.mp3]In a letter addressed from the RCMP to residents of rural communities, Sergeant Stephen Grant says the added crew will provide a dedicated, enhanced policing service to the rural community.Grant says since the beginning of the incidents, the police service have often performed unheralded, but important functions to advance the investigations.Advertisementcenter_img Click on the attachment below for the letter from Sgt. Stephen Grant.Advertisementlast_img read more

Press Pass – Sunday, February 22

first_imgRay Stubbs is joined in the studio by Tom Hopkinson and Jim White to discuss all of the latest sporting action.The guys discuss all of the Premier League action, including Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Southampton, and offer their opinion on racism in football.last_img

Dry winds to arrive by Friday

first_imgIn Los Angeles County, the National Weather Service expects sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph along the coasts and in the valleys on Friday through the weekend. The conditions meet the minimum definition of Santa Ana winds, said National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto. “It doesn’t look like a strong Santa Ana,” Seto said. “The winds at 10,000 feet are not strong enough to really give this thing a big boost like the last one we had.” In San Diego County, winds will be in the 25 to 35 mph range in the passes and canyons this weekend, said weather service spokesman Stan Wasowski. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FIRE DANGER: The gusts are expected to be weaker than before. By Harrison Sheppard Staff Writer SACRAMENTO – Even as firefighters close in on five blazes still burning in Southern California, they also are bracing for a return of moderate Santa Ana winds, with warm, dry gusts up to 50 mph expected Friday and Saturday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The same type of winds were a major factor in the rapid spread last week of massive wildfires that devastated the region, but forecasters said Tuesday the new winds will likely not be nearly as strong as those 75- to 100-mph gusts. Firefighters expect to have four of the remaining wildfires contained by today, with the Santiago fire in Orange County contained by Sunday, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant said. But an offshore system Friday “will bring very dry and warm conditions, with potential strong gusts of up to 50 miles per hour,” Berlant said. “We have augmented our staffing for Southern California and will be preparing for this next system to move in.” Staffing includes an additional 25 fire engines, 14 bulldozers, 28 hand crews and additional aircraft including helicopters and a DC-10 air tanker. last_img read more

Women’s Golf Finishes Tied For 14th-place At Cardinal Classic

first_img“I’m proud of the effort the ladies showed this weekend. We still had some big holes, but we stayed in it and battled back to keep our rounds going,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “To shoot 305, 313 and 305, makes us feel like we didn’t even play that great and shows how close we are to break through as a team.”The Bulldogs recorded a 305 on the final day of the 54-hole event for a total score of 923 (305-313-305), tying with Bowling Green for 14th-place.  Print Friendly Version Story Links The next time Drake hits the links is when it hosts the Bulldog Invitational on Oct. 9-10 at Echo Valley Country Club. Final Results Junior Grace Dunn was the Bulldogs top scorer for the third-straight tournament after shooting a 75 on the final day for a total score of 224 (74-75-75), finishing tied for 27th-place. Sophomore Sigurlaug Jonsdottir led the team in the final round with a two-over par 74 for a total score of 232 (78-80-74). Senior Madison Glennie carded her best round of the tournament, shooting a 77 for a total score of 236 (80-79-75). Freshman Sam Paulak posted a total score of 238 (75-84-79), while sophomore Aimee Gerschke recorded a 239 (78-79-82) to round out the team’s effort. YORKTOWN, Ind. – The Drake University women’s golf team finished tied for 14th-place out of 19 teams at the Cardinal Classic on Monday at The Players Club in Yorktown, Ind.last_img read more

SA legal firm in UK outsourcing deal

first_img“Discussions with our UK office started in December 2009 about the drafting of leases for a major UK based client, who had requested that this service be outsourced in order to cut costs,” Sven Laurencik, a partner at the Johannesburg office that is managing the joint venture in South Africa, said in a statement this week. “This is different to the outsourcing concept followed by many organisations, where work is mainly outsourced because it only requires low-level skills,” Laurenick said. Low-cost centres “Eversheds operates internationally as one, and it makes sense for us to use our network of offices to move work from higher-cost centres to lower-cost centres, giving clients the benefit of a high-quality service, but delivered cost- effectively.” “We provide high-quality professionals and the same quality of legal expertise as our UK office with good turnaround times at lower rates than the UK, simply because overheads for legal services are lower in South Africa and the exchange rate is in our favour.” This initial project acted as a catalyst in developing discussions to provide services for other clients, from February 2010 onwards, in a joint venture between the firm’s UK and Johannesburg offices. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “The key is to build trusted relationships with clients and, once these are established, we will review the success of the pilot,” Laurenick said.center_img 25 January 2010 “The manner in which legal services are delivered is in the process of undergoing enormous transformation worldwide and we are excited to be trendsetters for this new outsourcing concept,” said Eversheds South Africa chairman Terry Mahon. Legal firm Eversheds South Africa is to pilot an innovative joint venture with Eversheds UK to provide a range of outsourced legal services more cost-effectively to the firm’s UK clients. “In addition, the firm has an excellent infrastructure that allows us to take on high volumes of additional work at a higher level of complexity than the type of work that may be outsourced to other ‘low-cost centres’. During the pilot, two associates from Eversheds’ Johannesburg office will be sent to Eversheds’ Cardiff office to acquire an understanding of their clients’ requirements. Once they move back to South Africa, after about six months, they will continue to liaise directly with the UK clients, while still reporting to their team leader in Cardiff, UK. The new services will include high-volume work such as mortgage repossessions and insurance recoveries on a case-ownership basis, while personal injury claims and employment tribunal work may be taken on at a later stage.last_img read more

All the Details on Apple’s iPad 2: Specs, Pricing, Release Date

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Apple CEO Steve Jobs took to the stage in Cupertino today to announce the second version of the iPad, the follow up to the first version that’s sold over 15 million units. As the press has long speculated the iPad 2 will be thinner and faster, will come equipped with two cameras, and will boast the same 10 hour battery life. It will also feature the next version of the iOS that will boost the device’s performance.The iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available on March 11 in the U.S. for a $499 for the 16 GB model, $599 for the 32 GB model and $699 for the 64 GB model. The 3G will cost more: $629, $729 and $829 respectively. The device will be available on March 25 in Mexico, much of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.The Hardware SpecsOn stage, Jobs touted the new design for the iPad 2:It’s 33% thinner and 15% lighter than the original iPad, but the screen size remains the same.Apple says the battery life will be unchanged – up to 10 hours.It will feature a dual-core A5 processor.The iPad 2 will have two cameras. The front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and a rear-facing camera that will capture 720p HD video.The new device will come in 2 colors. Oh yes. The mythical white iPad will be available on the first day of sales, says Jobs.The iPad 2 will run on both AT&T and Verizon’s 3G networks.It includes a new Smart Cover that offers screen protection and doubles as a stand.A built-in gyro.HDMI video mirroring, which will let you mirror your iPad screen on an HDTV. The Operating SystemThe iPad 2 will come with iOS 4.3, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Its features include:Faster Safari mobile browsing performance.iTunes Home Sharing (finally).Better AirPlay.The choice to use the side switch as either a mute button or to lock the screen rotation.A personal hotspot to share an iPhone 4’s data connection over Wi-Fi (provided it’s supported by your carrier, of course).New AppsApple introduced two new apps for iPad too: iMovie and GarageBand. Both will cost $4.99 and will bring the movie and music editing capabilities to the mobile device.Is all this enough to make you want to buy the iPad 2? Our poll of ReadWriteWeb readers shows they aren’t so sure. Tags:#Apple#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J7 (2017) full specs and prices leaked

first_imgSamsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) was launched sometime around April last year. Both the smartphones were quite appealing and a lot improved in terms of both software and hardware as compared to its predecessors. Well, Samsung is in full power and is currently working on the successors of the last year’s Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016), which will be called Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017). Ahead of the launch, both the J series smartphones have been subjected to several leaks, and now the complete specs sheet of both the devices have been reportedly leaked.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy J5, J7 2016 editions quick review: Same old feeling back againPress renders of both the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) leaks in the wilds and shows both rear and front panel of the smartphones. If the rumorus are to be believed, both the Samsung smartphones will bring major upgrades when compared to its predecessors. Apart from the images of the devices, the full specification sheet of both the smartphone have also surfaced online. The sheet reveals a lot about the device and highlights almost all the key features that the upcoming Samsung phones are expected to boast. This was first spotted on Galaxy J5 (2017)The smartphone is expected to come with a metal body design and sport a 5.2-inch HD AMOLED display. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) will run on Android Nougat software and will further juice its power from a 1.4GHz octa-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. On the camera front, J5 (2017) will come packed with a 13-megapixel camera on both front and rear panel. The front camera of the phone unlike its predecessor that boasts 5-megapixel selfie snapper will come with a LED flash feature as well. That being said, this year’s J5 receives major upgrades. The Samsung phone is also going to deliver an excellent battery backup when compared to the J5 (2016). Upcoming J5 (2017) is expected to come with a 3100mAh battery. As per the pricing, Galaxy J5 (2017) will be priced at EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 19,800).advertisementRead the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) review here. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)This year’s Samsung Galaxy J7, like the J5 (20170 will also come with a metal body design as well. However, the other specifications see major differences. In terms of specs, Galaxy J7 (2017) will sport a 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED display and also run on Android Nougat operating system. Further, the smartphone will be powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The smartphone is expected to deliver a good battery life and is rumoured to come with 3600mAh. As per the pricing, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is expected to be priced at EUR 339 (roughly Rs. 24,000).Also Read: Samsung unveils Galaxy J5, J7 2016 editionsRead the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) review here . Both specifications and pricing details of both the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and J7 (2017) should be taken with a pinch of salt until Samsung confirms then all. Furthermore, to recall, J5 and J7 (2016) edition phones were launched back in April last year. However, this years J5 (2017) and also J7 (2017) is seeing a bit delay like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The recently launched Galaxy S8 and S8+ were supposed to launch a few months before it was actually announced, however Samsung delay those smartphones as well. Similar will be the case with the upcoming Samsung J5 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) as well.last_img read more

Jaiprakash Associates to issue new FCCBs this month

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) Debt-ridden Jaiprakash Associates has fixed November 28 as the effective date for restructuring of its USD 150 million foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) maturing this year.Recently, the companys finance committee approved cashless exchange of existing FCCBs due in 2017 with those maturing in 2020-21. Earlier this month, the RBI had approved the proposal.In a filing to the BSE today, Jaypee Groups flagship firm Jaiprakash Associates said “the restructuring effective date is expected to occur on November 28, 2017.”The exchange bonds would be allocated to the holders of the existing bonds on the record date, which is three business days prior to the restructuring effective date, it added.In June, Jaiprakash Associates had said that bondholders agreed to exchange outstanding existing FCCBs worth USD 150 million. The bonds were issued in September 2012 with maturity in 2017 and a coupon rate of 5.75 per cent.As per the proposal, the bondholders agreed to exchange their current bonds with FCCBs worth USD 38.64 million bearing the same coupon rate with maturity in 2021 and amortising bonds worth USD 81.69 million with coupon rate of 4.76 per cent and maturity in 2020.Jaiprakash Associates will issue 1,10,400 Series A bonds having principal value of USD 350 each carrying a coupon rate of 5.75 per cent per annum with maturity on September 30, 2021. It will also issue 1,10,400 Series B bonds having principal value of USD 740 each at a coupon rate of 4.76 per cent per annum and maturity date of September 30, 2020.The company will pay USD 27.6 million upfront.Both series of the bonds would be listed on Singapore Stock Exchange Securities Trading Ltd.advertisementJaiprakash Associates, a diversified infrastructure company engaged in segments like engineering, construction and real estate development, cement manufacturing, hospitality and sports management, is selling its assets to repay debt.Jaypee Group firm Jaypee Infratech has been taken over by a National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)-appointed IRP (Insolvency Resolution Professional) for recovery of bad loans. The group is facing huge protest from home buyers due to significant delays in delivery of projects. PTI MJH ABMlast_img read more

Previewing the OSU-Kansas game

first_imgIt's going to be another long season for Kansas (USATSI)It’s going to be another long season for Kansas (USATSI)Game: Kansas (2-3) vs Oklahoma State (4-1)Locale: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KSTV: Fox Sports 1 @ 3 CSTOh Kansas football. It’s the anecdotal proof that the universe must always have balance. Want to win 10 straight basketball conference titles? Your football team is going to foot that bill.The fallout of that deal with the devil is Memorial Stadium earning its name every two or three years. This season, Kansas football claimed another victim, which means OSU will be hosted at Charlie Weis Memorial Stadium this Saturday.The Jayhawks’ ineptitude has conditioned the students to support the team by no longer attending games. While hosting Texas two weeks ago, the game that proved to be the final nail in Weis’s XXL coffin, students decided witnessing yet another loss was a poor excuse to miss out on three hours of prime Saturday drinking time. They should add that to their university commercial.“The University of Kansas, number one in time management.”Now it’s former defensive coordinator Clint Bowen’s turn to run out the clock on this season while he peruses on the sideline. He may even conduct phone interviews on his headset. Again, that’s just good time management.What do we know about Bowen? According to Wikipedia, he’s an American football coach, which is an important distinction that previous Kansas coaches may not have earned. He’s a local boy who played a Kansas and has spent most of his career patrolling the sidelines and press box in Lawrence.This makes him an ideal candidate for the job considering he’s obviously an old pro at zoning out during bad football games. While suckers like Mike Gundy are having to stress over every detail, Bowen can formulate a plan for where to meet Bill Self and his entourage on Mass St. after the game.The moral of this story is that almost anything is a better use of time than Kansas football. Just ask the smartest man in Lawrence, Kevin Short. The cornerback cut his losses and bailed on this team in early September and his life is richer because of that decision.Most likely, your life won’t be richer for watching what’s either going to be a blowout or a contest so ugly, it would make last week’s first half against Iowa State look like Miss America at sunset in front of a waterfall.Playing at Kansas is like playing in a sewer. You’ll almost definitely survive but you’ll never understand why you did that in the first place.Jayhawks To KnowThe unnamed QB1. What better time than after the 5th game of the season to open up the QB competition. Montell Cozart has started each game so far and performed up to Jayhawk standards. That means he’s completed less than half of his passes and thrown more interceptions than touchdowns. Mike Cummings could be the next man up and since he’s already completing less than half of his passes in limited duty, he seems poised to grab the reins.Corey Avery and De’Andre Mann, running backs. Their alternate position is listed as ‘offensive bright spots’. Avery, a true freshman, leads the team in rushing and total touchdowns. Mann averages better than 6 yards per touch. These two have been pretty good this season, but perception might be skewed by the fact that most of their plays don’t involve a KU quarterback trying to throw the ball.The defense. Another group managing their time wisely. They only defend 69 plays per game because they give up more than 6 yards per play. That’s working smarter, not harder. There’s not really one individual to single out here, but they’re all true American heroes in my book.Why Kansas Might WinThey just beat West Virginia for a half. You might say Clint Bowen is 0-1 in his head coaching career, but I say he’s got one half won, one half lost.The Jayhawks were shut out by Texas the last time they played at home, but that was also the last time they played for Charlie Weis. OK, the last time they played for Charlie Weis was probably, uh, theoretical.Still, coaching changes have been known to inject life into teams. I’m not sure if that applies to teams that are already legally dead.It is Daxx’s first game action away from Stillwater, however. Let’s imagine that the OSU run game continues to be stuck in the mud and Daxx doesn’t recover from another first half interception party. Even against Kansas, that all too possible scenario is worrisome.Why OSU Might WinThey’re better at every position, their coach has actually won a game, they may even have more fans in the stands.At the current position of these two programs. an OSU loss to KU is unacceptable. Whether you’re playing at home, on the road, on the moon or even in Montell Cozart’s mind.It is, however, an opportunity for youth to gain experience and for a struggling O-line to grow as a unit. There’s a chance growth in the KU game sets the table for a strong finish when the schedule gets tougher. So, maybe, just maybe, a game against Kansas isn’t the worst way to spend your time.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. 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