Reinhart Memorial is Sunday at Quad City Speedway

first_imgEAST MOLINE, Ill. – First place in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature pays $1,000 at Quad City Speedway’s Sunday, May 25 Gary Reinhart Memorial.The 21st annual special is a 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and pays a minimum of $150 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State, but no local track points will be awarded for the draw/redraw show. Pit gates at East Moline open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. The draw ends and the drivers’ meeting starts at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:15 p.m. with racing to follow.Entry fee is $40 and pit passes are $30. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Also on the program are IMCA Late Models, 4-cylinders and mod lites, racing for all applicable points. More information about the Reinhart Memorial is available at the www.qcspeedwayracing.com website by emailing [email protected]last_img read more

Sevilla, Leverkusen cruise into Europa League quarter-finals

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Sevilla made light work of AS Roma when first half goals from Sergio Reguilon and Youssef En-Nesyri gave them a 2-0 win over AS Roma and sent them into the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday.Sevilla’s win, in a tie reduced to a single match played in Germany, after the first leg was called off at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, earned them a meeting with Olympiakos or Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday. Former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui’s side went ahead when Reguilon flew past Bruno Perez and scored with an angled shot, which squeezed between goalkeeper Pau Lopez’s legs.Roma, who finished fifth in Serie A after winning seven of their last eight games, appeared to be coming back into the match when Sevilla struck again.The La Liga side broke up a Roma attack, Lucas Ocampos was set free down the right and pulled the ball back for En-Nesyri to turn into an empty net shortly before halftime.Roma had Gianluca Mancini sent off in stoppage time.The last eight will be played in four German cities as part of the mini-tournament, with the final on August 21 in Cologne. Bayer Leverkusen joined Sevilla in the quarter final ties by beating Rangers 1-0 at home to complete a 4-1 aggregate win in a tie played over two legs.Moussa Diaby struck the winner in the 51st minute, controlling Charles Aranguiz’s through ball before thumping his shot into the roof of the net.The Bundesliga side will meet Inter Milan on Monday.Reuters/NAN.Tags: AS RomaEuropa LeagueSEVILLAYoussef En-Nesyrilast_img read more

Double award success for Sanchez

first_img The Chile international was named as PFA Fans’ Player of the Season on Tuesday afternoon, beating Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to the accolade. Sanchez soon had another trophy to add to his cabinet after being announced as Player of the Year at the inaugural Facebook Football Awards. More than one million votes were cast across the globe, with the Arsenal forward taking the award ahead of Hazard and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. Tottenham’s Harry Kane was named Young Player of the Year at the Facebook Football Awards, while Arsene Wenger was voted best manager and Arsenal were chosen as best club in what was a north London-heavy vote. The 26-year-old has slotted in seamlessly since swapping Barcelona for th e Emirates Stadium last summer in a deal reportedly worth £35million. Sanchez has netted 16 goals and provided eight more in his first Premier League season – form which has been recognised by fans. Alexis Sanchez’s impressive first year at Arsenal has been recognised by two different supporters’ awards. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Gayle, Pollard power Karachi Kings into playoffs

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC) – Opener Chris Gayle finally found his touch while West Indies teammate Kieron Pollard once again had a crucial role with the bat, as Karachi Kings won their second game in as many days, to power into the playoffs of the Pakistan Super League here Sunday.Their dramatic last-ball victory over Lahore Qalanders on Saturday seemed to give the struggling side the impetus they needed and they mustered another courageous effort to pull off a five-wicket win over Dwayne Smith’s Islamabad United with a ball remaining at the Dubai International Stadium.The victory was enough to push them above Qalanders into fourth in the five-team standings, to take the final playoff spot.Set 124 for victory from 15 overs, the left-handed Gayle put his poor form behind him to crack 44 off just 17 deliveries, with the consistent opener Babar Azam hitting 27 and Pollard, an unbeaten 20.Gayle, with a measly 59 runs from six previous innings, blasted two fours and five sixes as he added 64 for the first wicket with Babar.His entertaining innings ended when he attempted to heave off-spinner Saeed Ajmal through the leg-side for his fourth straight six of the sixth over but ended up skewing his shot into the safe hands of third man.Four wickets then fell for 28 runs to leave Kings requiring 32 from the last 24 deliveries but Pollard stroked two boundaries in a 13-ball knock at the end, to see Kings home.Earlier, Smith top-scored with 49 off 36 balls as Islamabad United managed to get up to 123 for seven off their 15 overs, after they were sent in.The former Barbados and West Indies opener faced 36 balls and counted seven fours and a six, holding the innings together until he perished in the penultimate over to a brilliant one-handed catch by Pollard off left-arm seamer Usman Khan.last_img read more

‘Hole in roof’ gang member pleads guilty to €60k Letterkenny jewellery theft

first_imgA MAN has pleaded guilty to the theft of almost €60,000 of jewellery after breaking into a Letterkenny shop through a hole that had been specifically cut in the roof.Costel Rosloveanu (29), a Romanian national, was part of a gang that targeted McCullagh’s Jewellers at Letterkenny Shopping Centre on October 2, 2017. Goods to the value of €57,432.45 were stolen in the midnight raid. €26,244.04 worth of damage was caused after the gang-of-three cut five holes in the roof of the building.CCTV footage showed the gang on the roof of the building for a period of two hours and 15 minutes.Rosloveanu (29) with an address at Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, County Laois was charged with a count of burglary contrary to section 12 of the criminal justice, fraud and theft act and a count of criminal damage contrary to section 2.1 of the criminal damage act 1991. Speaking through an interpreter, Rosloveanu pleaded guilty to the charges when he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court.Garda Stephen McGonagle told the court that CCTV footage showed three men climbing onto the roof just after midnight on October 2, 2017.At 00:57, two men left and came back carrying a ladder. One of the ladders – believed to have been taken from a service area near the Shopping Centre – was later found lowered into a roof space above another shop in the centre. Letterekenny Shopping Centre. (North West Newspix)Two of the men were seen causing damage to the roof and ceiling structure of the building while the other man acted as a lookout.Goods to the value of €56,909.45 were recovered and deemed re-sellable. €6,000 worth of damage was caused to display cases in the shop. Gardaí recovered an axe and a sledge hammer upon examining the scene. Glass was scattered over the flood and the alarm box was smashed.  Gardaí believe the axe was also used to damage the roof.Gardaí were contacted by the shop owner whose alarm system alerted his mobile phone. Officers searched wasteland near the Shopping Centre and located a number of items, including a jacket in which they found a wallet and a Romanian ID card bearing Rosloveanu’s name.A rucksack containing a number of tools, a mobile phone and a torch was found while a black bin liner full of jewellery was recovered, among other items.Members of the Gardaí proceeded onto the roof of the building and found five holes had been cut in the felt covering, relating to three business premises, included a 53x57cm hole above McCullagh’s Jewellers. Rosloveanu has several previous convictions in Italy, Romania and France for offences including attempted murder, theft and burglary.Rosloveanu was previously served with a deportation order arising out of a matter for which he is serving a three-year sentence at Cloverhill prison.  Judge Johnston ordered that Rosloveanu be deported and remain out of Ireland for ten years once the sentence has been completed in 2020. Letterkenny Courthouse. (North West Newspix)Patrick McGeath, SC, Barrister for Rosloveanu, asked that any sentence run concurrently.“He had a modest upbringing in a poor area of Romania close to the Moldovan border,” Mr McGrath told the court. “He has been married since 2014 and he has a five-year-old son. He only spoken to his son via video link and he is anxious to return home as soon as possible. He has every intention to take the earliest opportunity to leave and stay out of the country.”Judge John Aylmer remanded Rosloveanu in custody at Cloverhill Prison and adjourned the matter until November 6 for sentencing.‘Hole in roof’ gang member pleads guilty to €60k Letterkenny jewellery theft was last modified: November 1st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Costel RosloveanuJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit CourtLetterkenny Shopping Centre.Romanialast_img read more

Warriors report: Draymond Green formally ruled out on trip

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookATLANTA — Despite expressing optimism earlier last week, Warriors coach Steve Kerr definitively decided otherwise on the chances Draymond Green will return from a right toe injury for any of the team’s remaining three road games this week“He’s not going to play on this trip,” Kerr said following morning shootaround on Monday. “But he is making some strides and had a good …last_img

Fishing for Darwinian Stories

first_img51; Stickleback fish can learn from each other where the best food sources are.  This proves you brain’s remarkable learning abilities have their roots in fish heads, according to science news sources this week.  Science Daily said the findings by UK scientists “show that the cognitive mechanisms underlying cumulative cultural evolution may be more prevalent in nonhuman animals than currently believed.”  Live Science used the E-word evolution three times in its coverage.  And the BBC News told its readers that “the findings contribute to the understanding of brain evolution and the types of brain required for certain cognitive functions, both in humans and animals.”    The Science Daily entry said something that may cast doubt on the common assumption that brain size matters.  “The findings show that big brains, like those in humans, are not necessarily needed as a pre-requisite for cumulative culture.”  What does that say about human evolution research?    However that controversial question shakes out, the three articles were overcome with awe at how these fish mimic human intelligence.  The BBC News called them the geniuses of the fish world.  Live Science quoted Jeremy Kendal [U of Durham] claiming that with evolution, pressure alone can give rise to wisdom: “What we’re finding is that it’s not necessarily how closely related a species is to the human [that’s the] defining feature of how cognitively complex you might be; it can also be your local ecological circumstances which provide selective pressures favoring evolution of these cognitive facilities.”If what Kendal said were true, fire would become more intelligent when water is sprayed at it.  Or is he claiming that matter in motion acts differently in life than it does in fire?  On what basis would he propose the distinction?  Vitalism is out in their philosophy.  You can’t produce cognition by putting pressure on atoms and molecules.  You can select out all the non-intelligent atoms you want till the cows come home, putting “selective pressure” on them, and you won’t ever get intelligent molecules.  All you will prove is that it takes intelligence to select things.    How long will it take before the Darwinians realize they are making utter fools of themselves with their continued storytelling about selective pressures producing all the wonders of biology?  It doesn’t “contribute to the understanding of brain evolution” unless you are already drunk on Dar-wine and having hallucinations.  Drunkards are convinced they are the smartest people in the world.    Zechariah wrote of a time when false prophets would be too embarrassed to show their faces in public (Zech. 13:2-6).  They wouldn’t wear a prophet’s robe, and they would lie about what they did for a living.  Would that day would come for the Alumni Association of the Darwin Fake Science University.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Gauteng relaunches Bontle ke Botho

first_imgYoungsters clean up the streets of Diepsloot in the north of Johannesburg during a recent clean up campaign. Littering affects all so try to recycle as much as you can. (Image: Shamin Chibba)The Gauteng provincial government is doing more than paying lip service to cleanliness and greening the environment; it is relaunching its Bontle ke Botho (BkB) campaign.BkB will be relaunched on Sunday, 31 January at Alexandra Stadium, in the township of Alexandra in north-eastern Joburg, a stone’s throw from the well-heeled economic hub of Sandton. Alexandra, which was once also known as Dark City, knows very well the effects of illegal dumping.Bontle ke Botho is Gauteng’s clean and green campaign; its aim is to address littering, waste management and greening issues. It is a social mobilisation programme and provincial strategy to heighten environmental awareness and encourage sustainable environmental action among residents to ensure that the environment is clean and protected for present and future generations.The relaunched campaign will be held under the theme: “My neighbourhood, my community, my environment”.According to the provincial government, unsustainable waste management is a big challenge in Gauteng. This is evidenced by littering and illegal dump sites in residential areas. Greening is also a challenge as some residential areas are green while others are not.“Working together, a clean Gauteng is possible,” said Lebogang Maile, the MEC for agriculture and rural development. “Combined efforts at different sources can make a huge difference in keeping our environment clean.“We want to mobilise everybody to not only form part of a BkB campaign, but to also understand the need to love our environment enough to want to keep it clean. In addition, separation at source then becomes another critical part of this campaign as it also addresses the need to recycle.”OBJECTIVESThe objectives of BkB include:Heightening environmental awareness at all levels of society and deepening the understanding of environmental issues and the importance of a clean and healthy environment;Empowering communities to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to enhance their capacity to effectively address environmental challenges;Embarking on clean and green activities across the province to improve and protect the environment;Mobilising all sectors of society to participate in the protection of the environment;Ensuring compliance and enforcement to create a clean and green province;Creating green jobs and encouraging entrepreneurial activities through waste management and greening activities with a view to reducing unemployment; and,Fostering mutually beneficial partnerships across all sectors of society for the promotion and implementation of the campaign.Are you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Adamson gets 2nd wins, trumps NCAA champ Arellano

first_imgAteneo snatches top spot, FEU humbles La Salle in men’s PVL E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson remained undefeated and ran Arellano aground in straight sets, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16, in thePremier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Falcons, who recorded their first win streak under head coach Air Padda, remained undefeated and topped Group B with a 2-0 record while the Lady Chiefs slipped to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Padda, who started her Adamson tenure in 2016, said their win over Arellano was quite an accomplishment considering the stature of their opponents.“This could be really small for other teams but this was huge for us,” said Padda. “Arellano is the NCAA champion and when we play against higher teams the girls usually get timid but today the girls were focused.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I wasn’t expecting this and what I expected was that Arellano would give a better fight.”Jema Galanza reigned high for the Lady Falcons putting up 18 points while Christine Soyud added nine points.center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Jovielyn Prado led the Lady Chiefs with 11 points. MOST READ Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

Maliksi regrets early exit after tough stand against Meralco

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City PBA IMAGESBlackwater was 12 minutes away from history.After a forcing top seeded Meralco into a do-or-die with a 92-91 stunner in Game 1, the no. 8 Elite had a real chance to advance to the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals against Star.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img View comments Blackwater even had the upper hand early in the rubber match but Meralco just showed its class, outscoring the Elite 31-19 in the fourth quarter en route to the the semifinal clincher.Maliksi, who finished with 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting and six boards, was disappointed he couldn’t lead his new team to greater heights.“I feel bad about myself because the trust of the coaches is there,” said Maliksi who only came to the Elite a couple of games before the eliminations ended. “My teammates trusted me and I feel bad because there were opportunities I know I’ve wasted.”ADVERTISEMENT Tasked to guide the Bolts, Amer drops 31 in crucial game BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ All Blackwater needed was one more strong quarter to prove that a small franchise could make it big in the PBA.The Bolts, however, had other plans and that came in the form of a 104-96 win that ousted the Elite in a heartbreaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“All of us want something to prove, we can’t call this overachieving if we played just the quarterfinals,” said a dejected Allein Maliksi Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Of course you want to win the championship. So, I think there’s a reason why we were put in this situation.”“It’s that we have to learn from this and apply whatever we need to do next conference, next season.” Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more