To ensure delivery of supplies, IATA has urged governments to cut red tape for charter operations, exempt cargo crews from quarantine rules and ensure adequate staff and facilities to process the cargo.In Indonesia, Bayu said the problem lay more in economic viability than bureaucratic red tape, such as in the transportation of medical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and pharmaceutical products.“We have received a regulatory green light to use cabin loading to ship medical supplies. However, the operation isn’t really profitable [for airline companies],” he said.Looking ahead, IATA also forecast a gloomy projection for the air transportation sector as the World Trade Organization (WTO) predicts a 13 to 32 percent slump in global trade in 2020.“The recession will likely hit air cargo at least as severely as it does the rest of the economy. To keep the supply chain moving to meet what demand might exist, airlines must be financially viable,” Alexandre said.In order to maintain airlines’ financial viability, he also underlined that the need for financial relief “by whatever means possible” would remain urgent for airlines. “As most of the cargo is being carried by passenger aircraft and not freight carriers, cargo capacity has dwindled. We grounded most of our passenger aircraft due to COVID-19,” INACA secretary-general Bayu Sutanto told The Jakarta Post in a phone interview on April 29.Indonesia’s decreasing air cargo traffic numbers are in line with global trends, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recording a 15.2 percent decline in global flight demand in March compared to the same period last year, while global capacity fell 22.7 percent.The severe drop in air freight capacity, which has outpaced the decline in the demand, could cause a severe cargo capacity shortfall, which would disrupt shipments, including of vital supplies needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, IATA said.“At present, we don’t have enough capacity to meet the remaining demand for air cargo. The gap must be addressed quickly because vital supplies must get to where they are needed most,” IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac said in a statement on April 28. Topics : Indonesia’s volume of domestic and international airfreight has dropped 39 percent from the average rate as the majority of airlines ground aircraft due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Indonesian National Air Carrier Association (INACA) data shows.The association recorded a domestic freight volume of 13,558 cargo ton kilometers (CTK) and an international freight volume of 111,464 CTK in March.Such numbers are a huge decline from the 2019 monthly average of 45,193 CTK and 159,234 CTK for domestic and international freight, respectively.
European officials warned Wednesday that a feared second wave of coronavirus infections could coincide with the continent’s winter flu season, and urged member states to prepare.EU commissioner Margaritis Schinas admitted the initial response to the epidemic had “not been Europe’s finest hour”, with national capitals responding in an uncoordinated way.But, along with Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, he said both the European Commission and member states had learned lessons and would be better prepared for a new outbreak. “The virus is still with us,” he warned, while adding that public health measures including travel restrictions and lockdowns have won Europe some time “to reinforce our capacity for response”.With new cases already increasing in some areas of Europe, commission officials announced a series of measures to prepare hospitals and set public health policy for the end of summer.”Today we are looking at reducing risks linked to the coexistence of COVID-19 with the seasonal influenza, as of next fall. You know that this will be the first time that these two cycles will coincide,” Schinas said.And Schinas, the commissioner for promoting the European way of life, said: “We do not want to see the lack of coordination that governed the initial reaction of our member states at the beginning of the pandemic.” The commissioners said they did not want to see a return to general social and business lockdowns that have plunged the bloc into recession, but urged caution. “Last month, we saw member states lifting containment measures and citizens returning to what I have always called a new normal much needed by everyone,” Kyriakides said. “However, we know and see that member states are reporting smaller and bigger outbreaks localized in many member states. So we’re here today to say that preparedness is key, especially before the autumn and winter months.”In the initial weeks after the first cases of the novel coronavirus arrived in Europe in February, Brussels struggled to coordinate an EU-wide response and many capitals took unilateral measures.The continent was for a while the worst hit, and Europe overall has now had 203,507 deaths from 2,873,277 cases. Topics :
Advertisement Advertisement Martin Keown believes Harry Kane should reject Man Utd and stay at Tottenham (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane to snub a move to Manchester United.Kane, who has scored 181 goals in 278 appearances for Spurs, has emerged as a top target for Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the summer.The 26-year-old admitted last month he could leave Tottenham if the team do not progress because he wants to win trophies ‘sooner rather than later’.But former Arsenal and England defender Keown believes Kane should stay at Tottenham for the time being.ADVERTISEMENTHe told MailSport: ‘How many times did Manchester United try to get Alan Shearer? Had he gone there, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer would have won trophy after trophy.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Between 1996, the year Shearer signed for Newcastle, and 2006, the year of his retirement, United won five titles.‘Yet he stayed tremendously loyal to his boyhood club. Now the question is whether Harry Kane should do the same. ‘The key difference with Shearer is he won the Premier League with Blackburn before heading home to Newcastle. Kane hasn’t had that.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘At 26 years old, he is still waiting for that first taste of silverware. Maybe other clubs are in better positions to tick that box for him.‘But my initial reaction is that, for the time being, Kane should stay at Tottenham.‘He needs nurturing back to his best after his injury. He needs games, the support of those around him and perhaps some patience. He will get that with Tottenham. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 Apr 2020 11:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Comment Arsenal legend Martin Keown tells Tottenham striker Harry Kane to snub Manchester United transfer Kane has developed into one of the best strikers in the world (Picture: Getty)‘Maybe in six months’ time, once he’s back to banging in goals, then we can revisit the topic of his future.‘We can also assess whether Spurs are looking any more ambitious under Jose Mourinho. For now, I say Kane should stay.’Manchester United are also interested in signing England ace Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish this summer.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Manchester United made proposal for Willian Jose before signing Odion IghaloMORE: Bruno Fernandes insists Man United transfer targets must have one key quality
Robin Bailey and her late husband Sean, who died from liver cancer this year. Picture: Annette Dew.THE Ipswich property owned by Brisbane radio personality Robin Bailey has gone under contract.The three-bedroom Barellan Point property on half a hectare of land overlooking the Brisbane River has sold to a middle-aged couple from Springfield after eight weeks on the market.The property at 70 Leichhardt Crescent had been advertised with a $495,000 price tag, but the sale price has not been disclosed as the deal is not yet unconditional.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenEver wondered where some of Sydney’s biggest radio stars live?00:48RELATED: Restaurateur’s mansion dished upThis property at 70 Leichhardt Crescent, Barellan Point, has gone under contract.It comes after a difficult year for the popular radio personality.Ms Bailey is currently in India on trip to reconnect with her sons following the death of her husband, Sean Pickwell, to cancer in September — five years after her first husband, Tony, passed away.She took to social media to announce the trip and has been posting regularly since.Robin Bailey and her late husband, Sean, who died from liver cancer this year. Picture: Annette Dew.“So today my boys and I fly to India to reconnect as a family of four again and for me to try and push forward through my grief,” Bailey wrote on Instagram.“I want us to experience a completely different culture. I want us to taste, smell, touch and feel things that challenge us but most importantly I want us to realise that despite how shitty the last 5 years have been we are still so damn lucky.”Ms Bailey bought the Barellan Point home six years ago.MORE: Buyers line up for Dooley siteThis property, owned by radio personality Robin Bailey, has just sold.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoIt was the most viewed property in Queensland in 2019, according to Realestate.com.au.Marketing agent Neil Mundy of Ray White – Ipswich said the buyers signed the contract the same day Ms Bailey flew to India with her sons.Despite being on the river, Mr Mundy said the property was unaffected by the floods in 1974, 2011 and 2013.The view from the property at 70 Leichhardt Crescent, Barellan Point.He said there were four offers, but the lucky buyer fell in love with the land, the layout and the views.“The biggest thing for me as an agent is the quietness — there’s no noise,” Mr Mundy said.“You can walk outside in your dressing gown and no one would know.”
4. They have the negotiation skills to get you the best price 1. They can bid on your behalf at auction 2. They can search for the ideal property for you What is a buyers’ agent? Metropole Property Strategists director and buyers’ agent Brett Warren said the increase in demand for buyers’ agents in Brisbane was a sign of the market changing.“People are wanting someone to help them; whether it’s at auction or private treaty,” Mr Warren said.“I think a lot of people are starting to understand what buyers’ agents do after seeing them at auctions.”And Mr Warren believes it is only a matter of time before buyers’ agents become commonplace.“That’s what happens in America. It’s very rare for someone to rock up to a home inspection on their own,” he said.“I think it’s starting to head that way here. “People are increasingly time poor, they don’t have the patience to go to three months of open homes and continually miss out.” More potential buyers are using buyer’s agents to help them secure a home. Layne Stephens and Thomas Schnieder just bought their first property together with the help of a buyers’ agent.Ms Stephens said it was unlikely the couple would have been able to afford their three-bedroom, post-war house in Camp Hill without help.“We were looking for an investment-grade property in a very popular suburb,” Ms Stephens said. “It would have been difficult for us to afford a place there if we weren’t able to get it off-market.“We’ve been able to buy-in at the floor of the market and there’s a lot of upsides for us in terms of having the opportunity to invest in a renovation or look at long-term options to possibly remove the house and build a new home.”Ms Stephens said hiring a professional was worth the money because it took the stress out of the process, saved them time and helped them come up with a proper investment strategy.“They’re 24-hours a day dealing with the local markets that you’re wanting to buy in to. They know those markets inside out, to a level of detail that you would never get on your own if you were just attending open homes,” she said.“Because of the relationships they have, they can bring you opportunities that might be off-market or pre-market, which was a big drawcard for us” An increase in the number of vendors wanting privacy when it comes to selling their home is also driving demand for buyers’ agents.Ray White Albion real estate agent Jamie Charman recently started a buyers’ agency in Brisbane in response to an increase in vendors wanting to sell their properties off-market.“I have met a lot of sellers over the years who are private people and don’t want to put their home on the market or go through the public sales process,” Mr Charman said. Ray White Albion real estate agent Jamie Charman has started his own buyer’s agency. How much does it cost? A buyers’ agent generally offers two levels of service — full and auction only.A full service means an agent will help a buyer from the day of initial consultation to the day a property contract is signed (and sometimes beyond this point). Using a client’s criteria, they will search for the ideal property (this could include off-market prospects) and negotiate the purchase of the property, whether by private sale or auction.Buyers may also enlist the help of a buyers’ agent purely to bid for them on a home they have already chosen at an auction. The price varies from agent to agent. Some will charge an engagement fee before they begin the search for a home, while those getting the ‘full service’ will usually pay a flat fee or a percentage of the property purchase price (usually about 1 per cent to 2.5 per cent).To use a buyers’ agent to bid at an auction only on your behalf costs less.Bear in mind that you will already have to fork out thousands of dollars for stamp duty, lawyer’s fees, building reports and mortgage costs. Do your due diligence and be sure the agent you hire holds a real estate licence and is acting solely on your behalf. What does a buyers’ agent do? A buyers’ agent is a licensed professional hired by a potential homebuyer to alleviate some of the stresses that come with buying a property.They can help search, evaluate and negotiate a property on behalf of the buyer.While a traditional estate agent works for the seller of a property, a buyers’ agent works for the buyer. Layna Stephens and Thomas Schnieder at the Camp Hill home they bought with the help of a buyer’s agent. Picture: Annette Dew.MORE home-hunters are turning to buyers’ agents to help them find the perfect property in the latest sign the Brisbane housing market is running hot.Buyers’ agents were a rare breed in the river city only a few years ago, but a rising appetite for auctions, increasingly stiff competition at open homes and busy lifestyles have changed that.Time-poor buyers fed-up with spending their weekends house-hunting are hiring licensed professionals to help them search, evaluate and negotiate the purchase of a property on their behalf. A buyer’s agent can bid on a buyer’s behalf at an auction. Image: AAP/Julian Andrews.Scott McGeever, a spokesman for the Real Estate Buyers’ Agents Association (REBAA), started his own buyers’ agency 21 years ago and said the number of people using buyers’ agents had grown five-fold in the past decade.Mr McGeever said public awareness of buyers’ agents was rising as people became increasingly fed up with tackling the challenges associated with buying a home in the current competitive market.“People just get sick of looking and sick of missing out on properties,” Mr McGeever said.“A lot of the time they’re missing out because other people are paying more. “It’s about being informed when it comes to a property’s value.”REBAA, the largest national body representing professional buying agents, increased its membership from 12 in 2007 to 84 in 2020.There are about 200 businesses operating solely as buying agencies registered nationally.And that number is growing with REBAA receiving about 40 new membership inquiries each month — more than double what it received three years ago. REBAA Queensland spokesperson Scott McGeever. Picture: Peter Wallis.Universal Buyers Agents director Darren Piper said it was common for a buyer to fall into the trap of putting their trust in real estate agents, forgetting that they worked for the seller — not the buyer.“A buyers’ agent works with a homebuyer to ensure they get their dream home for the best price possible,” Mr Piper said.“With an extensive knowledge of the property market and expert negotiating skills, a buyers’ agent is able to leave emotions at the door, often saving the buyers thousands of dollars in the long-run.”Mr McGeever, who is the director of PS Property Advisory, agreed that a benefit of hiring a buyers’ agent was that it took the emotion out of the process — particularly when it came to bidding at auction.“A lot of buyers walk into an auction without a strategy and that sets them up for failure,” he said. “People think it’s really easy to buy a property; reno shows make it look so easy, but it’s not. “Those going out there on a Saturday looking for property can get massively confused with what something’s worth.” BENEFITS OF USING A BUYERS’ AGENT 5. They know a good property from a bad one 3. Inside knowledge of market trends and access to off-market and pre-market properties Your Property Your Wealth director and buyers’ agent Daniel Walsh said he had noticed an increase in clients from Brisbane looking to invest across the country.“For us, the majority of our clients use a buyers’ agent because they are time poor and they want to invest in the right locations that have solid growth fundamentals,” Mr Walsh said. “As we buy Australia-wide we’re not restricted by location or dwelling type, and a lot of our clients’ aims are to build property portfolios and diversify them across Australia, where the growth is at the time. “Most clients aren’t confident to buy interstate on their own if they’re not familiar with the location — they are worried they will make a costly mistake by buying in a location that doesn’t achieve capital growth.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago
while its renewal bid remains pending at the Congress. He clarified, however, that no law governs the rights and obligations of a person or entity similar to ABS-CBN “which has already been granted a legislative franchise previously and has fully operated for many years, has applied for the renewal of its franchise long before the expiration, but for reasons not attributable to said person or entity, the legislature has not yet acted on the renewal of said franchise”. “In the present case, the subject company had already been granted a franchise and a license to operate, albeit subject to further deliberations for its renewal,” Guevarra said. “The DOJ stands by its position that there is sufficient equitable basis to allow broadcast entities to continue operating while the bills for the renewal of their franchise remain pending with Congress,” DOJ secretary Menardo Guevarra said in a statement on Monday. Guevarra said existing laws provide that a person who wishes to operate a radio/television station must first obtain a legislative franchise and thereafter a license to operate from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). ABS-CBN Convergence’s franchise expired last March 17 while ABS-CBN Corp.’s franchise ended yesterday, May 4. Guevarra said in several similar situations in the past, Congress allowed the status quo, without urging the NTC to issue a temporary or provisional permit, in consideration of the equities of the situation. MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) maintained that media giant ABS-CBN Corp. can still operate Solicitor General Calida, who filed a quo warranto suit before the SC questioning the broadcasting firm’s use of its franchise, earlier cautioned the NTC against granting provisional authorities (PAs) to operate broadcasting services, to ABS-CBN Corporation and its affiliate, ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc., despite the absence of franchises from Congress. The Office of the Solicitor General is the NTC’s statutory counsel. (With PNA/PN)
The wildlife checkpoint was held on U.S. 421 in Napoleon Sunday afternoon.RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. – Conservation officers conducted a wildlife checkpoint on U.S. 421 in Napoleon Sunday and discovered multiple hunting violations.The roadblock was intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws.Officers say they checked a total of 354 hunters, 199 deer, 6 coyotes, 1 squirrel and 2 snapping turtles.Common violations documented were improper or no transportation tags, improper or no affix of metal check station tags, falsification of license status, purchasing license after the taking of wildlife, processing deer before checking into State check station and possession of deer without proper documentation.Other violations discovered by Officers at the checkpoint were operating while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday, June 27, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home. Mr. John L. Lock, age 86, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on September 1, 1929 in Switzerland County, Indiana, the son of the late, Walter S. and Ethel (Covington) Lock. He was raised in Switzerland County where he attended school. John was united in marriage on January 3, 1948 to Hilda Jewell and to this union arrived a son, John Dale to bless their home and she passed away in 1983. John was inducted into the United States Army on October 28, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Korean War. John earned the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Ribbon with 1 Bronze Campaign Star. John was honorably discharged with the rank of Private on September 29, 1954 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. John was later united in marriage on July 12, 1986 by Bro. Bob King at the Vevay Church of Christ in Vevay, Indiana, to Nina Peak. John and Nina shared nearly 30 years of marriage together until his death. John was employed for Dow Corning in Carrollton, Kentucky, retiring in 2004 after 10 years of service. He was also employed for Slawson’s Implements in Vevay, Indiana for 11 years and for Phillips 66 in Vevay, Indiana for 9 years. John was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He was a lifelong resident of the Switzerland County community. John was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting. John passed away with his loving family by his side at 12:10 pm, Saturday, June 25, 2016, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana.John will be dearly missed by his wife of nearly 30 years: Nina (Peak) Lock of Vevay, IN; his son: John Dale Lock and his wife: Kimberly of Lafayette, IN; his step-daughter: Sherry Ann Wainscott of Vevay, IN; his step-sons: Gene Ray Scudder and his wife: Duvon of Florence, IN, Harlan Dale Scudder and his wife: Chandra of Vevay, IN, Randy Paul Scudder and his wife: Peggy of Vevay, IN, Monte Scudder of Florence, IN and Shaine Chatham of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren: Shawna McClure and Brittany Lock and his numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter S. and Ethel (Covington) Lock; his step-son-in-law: Richard R. “Rick” Wainscott; his brother: Leonard Lock and his sister: Naomi “Nan” Lorch.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Howard Wade at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — Greensburg police are investigating multiple gun related 911 complaints.Late yesterday morning, Greensburg police along with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched close to the Greensburg Community Schools for multiple complaints of gunshots.None of the reports referenced the gunshots on school property.Greensburg schools were made aware of the situation and measures were taken on the schools end to keep the students safe.While police were investigating the gunshots complaint, another 911 call was made, this time referencing a Silver SUV pointing a firearm out the window at an individual near the City Park near State Road 3.Greensburg Police, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police responded and began an investigation.An off duty Greensburg police officer heard the call and responded to the area, and located the vehicle that matched the description given in the complaint.The off duty officer stopped the vehicle on the US 421 overpass over Interstate 74.The driver was detained and put in custody, but the name has not been released as the investigation is still ongoing.At this time, police do not believe that the 2 incidents are connected.
A double winner at last year’s event, Borgman raced his way back to victory lane on Saturday with Andrews and Shawn Harker in pursuit. April 20 Feature Results Bade made her move to the front late in Saturday’s Sprint Car headliner to earn a $1,000 payday of her own. Grabouski, the defending national champion, topped both $1,000 to win Friday and $2,000 to win Saturday features, an accomplishment that paid off with a $1,000 Twice Is Nice bonus. Shayle Bade got the best of her IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car foes when the Sprint Series of Nebraska opened Saturday during the Ice Breaker Challenge. April 19 Feature Results The leader when the first circuit was scored on Saturday, Grabouski stayed at the front while the rest of the top four spots shuffled behind him. Roth raced his way into second with 12 laps to go, tried high and low and got close to Grabouski but was never able to make a run and repeated as runner-up. Third went to Mike Densberger. Richards led Nick Beckman and Roy Armstrong across the stripe. EAGLE, Neb. (April 19-20) – Two IMCA Modified feature wins earned Jordan Grabouski a bonus while Shayle Bade took opening night honors in the Sprint Series of Nebraska at Eagle Raceway’s Ice Breaker Challenge. Other Friday winners were Shane Stutzman in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Dillon Richards in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Matthew Andrews in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Bade got a great run on a green, white, checkered restart, getting past Tyler Drueke for the lead and holding on for the victory. Toby Chapman was third. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Grabouski outran Anthony Roth and Brandon Spanjer in the race for the opening night checkers in the Auto Trans Matic-presented special. Stutzman regained the lead from Grabouski in traffic nearing the finish line. Third went to Scott Carlson. Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski; 2. Anthony Roth; 3. Brandon Spanjer; 4. Ryan Jenkins; 5. Mike Densberger; 6. Bob Zoubek; 7. Terry Hurt; 8. Chad Andersen; 9. Jacob Hobscheidt; 10. Dan Nelson; 11. Josh Blumer; 12. Rik Gropp; 13. Jesse Skalicky; 14. John Burrow Jr.; 15. Randy Foote; 16. Jaxon Saathoff; 17. Jordy Nelson; 18. Bob Ruisinger; 19. Nate Thompson; 20. R.J. Merchant. Sprint Cars – 1. Shayle Bade; 2. Tyler Drueke; 3. Toby Chapman; 4. Cody Ledger; 5. Joey Danley; 6. Stuart Snyder; 7. Mike Boston; 8. Doug Lovegrove; 9. Ryan King; 10. Kaleb Johnson; 11. Clint Benson; 12. Jason Danley; 13. Josh Riggins; 14. Shon Pointer; 15. Gene Ackland; 16. Ryan Kitchen; 17. Jason Martin; 18. Chad Koch; 19. Terry Richards; 20. Chase Weiler. Young’s Sport Compact victory came ahead of John Martinez and Shawn Hein. Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Andrews; 2. Adam Armstong; 3. Cody Thompson; 4. Lance Borgman; 5. Derek Hall; 6. Jeff Brunssen; 7. Joe Feyen; 8. Cole Wayman; 9. Adam Vrbka; 10. Dion Kovar; 11. Joe Schidler; 12. Brandon Schmidt; 13. Shawn Harker; 14. Gunnar Pike; 15. Lee Horky; 16. Beau Riffel; 17. Nick Morris; 18. Mike Scheinost; 19. Jarred Hackler; 20. Mary Lenz. By Greg Soukup Jordan Grabouski earned a $1,000 Twice Is Nice bonus by winning both Ice Breaker Challenge features at Eagle Raceway’s season-opening Ice Breaker Challenge. (Photo by Joe Orth) Checkers flew Saturday for Lance Borgman in the SportMods and Josh Young in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Hobby Stocks – 1. Dillon Richards; 2. Nick Beckman; 3. Roy Armstrong; 4. David Carter; 5. Jake Harms; 6. Michael Hansen; 7. Ben Becher; 8. Jeff Watts; 9. Brint Lemke; 10. Hunter Wergin; 11. Brandon Wergin; 12. Brian Lemke; 13. Cole Krichau; 14. Khrysta Stransky; 15. Nathan Refior; 16. Daniel Jackson; 17. Chantel Bade; 18. Robert Gould; 19. Tyler Jackson; 20. Jamie Bruce. Stock Cars – 1. Shane Stutzman; 2. Jordan Grabouski; 3. Scott Carlson; 4. Ryan Harris; 5. Kyle Vanover; 6. Eric Rempel; 7. Jeff Whiting; 8. Matt Boucher; 9. Todd Gereau; 10. Aaron Cain; 11. Eric Bartels; 12. John Bruegman; 13. Jason Kreft; 14. Doug Adamy; 15. John Meyer; 16. Michael Sherwood; 17. Paul Burck; Tyler Easterday; 19. Jake McCloud; 20. Greg Taylor. Modifieds – 1. Grabouski; 2. Roth; 3. Densberger; 4. Jenkins; 5. Skalicky; 6. Zoubek; 7. Jordya Nelson; 8. Shane Hiatt; 9. Dan Nelson; 10. Justin Wulf; 11. Burrow; 12. Gropp; 13. Aaron Pella; 14. Hobscheidt; 15. Hurt; 16. Thompson; 17. Spanjer; 18. Chevy Hadan; 19. Johnny Saathoff; 20. Chad Andersen. Andrews had control from the start of the Friday SportMod feature. Adam Armstrong and Cody Thompson ran second and third, respectively. Northern SportMods – 1. Lance Borgman; 2. Matthew Andrews; 3. Shawn Harker; 4. Gunnar Pike; 5. Cody Thompson; 6. Jason Harms; 7. Adam Armstrong; 8. Lee Horky; 9. Jarred Hackler; 10. Cole Wayman; 11. Bobby Draper; 12. Joe Feyen; 13. Rusty Montagne; 14. Dion Kovar; 15. Arie Schouten; 16. Roger Sluka; 17. Derek Hall; 18. Joe Schidler; 19. Paul Donovan; 20. Adam Vrbka. Sport Compacts – 1. Josh Young; 2. John Martinez; 3. Shawn Hein; 4. Dillon Richards; 5. Cole Krichau; 6. Trenten Fugett; 7. Drake Bohlmeyer; 8. Nathan Wahlstrom; 9. Adam Reifler; 10. Noah Boller; 11. Ryan Schwab; 12. Devin Bruce; 13. Tim Horsham; 14. Steffen Oaks; 15. Bryce Walker; 16. Tyler Masek; 17. Kelly Petersen; 18. Michelle Nicholson; 19. Braydon Thornton; 20. Luke Nicholson.
Chennai: Indian Super League (ISL) title holders Chennaiyin FC on Monday announced the arrival of Spanish-born Italian midfielder Andrea Orlandi on a one-year deal.The 34-year-old joins Chennaiyin on a free transfer after a spell with Italian Serie B side Novara, according to a release. Orlandi, who is set to adorn the No.10 jersey, is naturally left-footed and can operate in attacking midfield as well as on the wings besides being a threat from set-pieces. New signing Orlandi, who had a brief spell with FC Barcelona early in his career, will embark on his first stint in Asia and India.Andreas will join a familiar face in CFC right-back and fan favourite Inigo Calderon, with whom he played in his formative years at Spanish side Alaves and then later at Brighton & Hove Albion in England’s Championship from 2012 to 2014. IANS
DIGICEL yesterday signed on to the first-ever Special Olympics 5km walk, wheel and run race, set for December 4 in the National Park.During a press conference, the company, along with members of the Guyana Special Olympics Committee, briefed the Press on the event which will feature athletes of various classes.“This is the first project of its kind that we have embarked on and we will use it as a stepping stone to be able to better this project, ” said Wilton Spencer, head of the Special Olympics committee.He contended, “We want to encourage athletes to compete in the longer distances and by offering this kind of event, we hope that over time, we will have much more athletes competing in the longer distances.”Assistant Director of Sport, Bryan Smith, added, “The National Sports Commission (NSC) under the Directorship of Christopher Jones has mandated that the body play a greater role in the participation of women and the differently-abled.”He indicated that Governments must join with private sector entities to make this happen and called for more companies like DIGICEL to come on board.Meanwhile DIGICEL through Senior Sponsorship & Events Executive Louanna Abrams stated that they are elated to be on board with the committee, mentioning that it is an initiative stretched throughout their 32 markets.“We have a soft spot in our hearts for our special needs athletes and it is through this soft spot that we have conducted several initiatives at various institutions. We are so excited for December 4 at the National Park,” she added.Male athletes will compete amputees with crutches, while both genders in the blind (B1 and B2) wheelchair users and persons with intellectual disabilities are being registered.First-place finishers will be rewarded with trophies and $10 000, second place trophy and $8 000 and third-place trophy and $5 000. There will be participants from Regions 2, 4, 5, 6 and 10.
New Delhi: Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Saturday lashed out at the International Cricket Council, saying it “has no relevance” without the world’s richest board, which “used to give the ICC seventy-five percent of grants” to run its affairs.Thakur, a union minister of state for finance and corporate affairs, was in the town in connection with the Sansad Mahakumbh prize distribution function.“The ICC has no relevance without the BCCI as it used to give it seventy-five percent of grants to run its affairs,” said Thakur, who is the brother of newly-appointed BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal.He also expressed hope that the Sourav Ganguly-led new body of BCCI would take up the issue with the ICC and get its due.Thakur said the appointment of Arun as the board’s treasurer is a matter of pride for the state and he was hopeful that his brother would do the job honestly.Recently, Arun also said that India not having a “say” in the ICC is a major concern for the newly-appointed treasurer, who has questioned the very relevance of the world body if it doesn’t have the country in a prominent role.Though Thakur is not directly involved in the board’s affairs anymore, he said he is open to guiding the BCCI on certain matters.Earlier, he took part in the Khel Mahakumbh function, which he had started during his last stint as a member of parliament.The tournament started last year and witnessed participation from over 42,700 youth and 1400 teams from the Hamirpur parliamentary constituency.“I firmly believe that sports help in building character, shaping personalities and contributes immensely towards the holistic growth of an individual,” Thakur said.“Sansad Star Khel Mahakumbh was started with intent to identify grassroot-level talent, provide them with a platform and nurture them over the due course of the tournament. I have seen these players grow and some of them have transformed into great athletes and are playing at significant platforms.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
USC’s Alternative Spring Break program hosted students, staff and faculty from March 14 to March 21 to complete domestic and international service learning trips organized by university academic departments and student organizations.The Alternative Spring Break program is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to engage in service learning in communities outside the Los Angeles area.Navajo Nation, the longest-running ASB trip, provides students the opportunity to engage with community service and Navajo culture. Students tutor children at an elementary school, hike the Mesa Verde National Park in Mesa Verde, Colorado, and volunteer with local nonprofits, among other things.Drew Lane, a sophomore majoring in international relations, spoke about his rewarding experience on the Navajo Nation trip.“One day we went on a hike and sat with the high school students from the reservation and talked about their lives and their plans for the future,” Lane said. “A lot of them were so motivated, it was really amazing.”Another trip in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, focused on youth and education. Students specifically had the opportunity to become acquainted with Teach for America, talk to a public official about education in Louisiana and partner with elementary school students in a mentorship program.Pablo Pozas Guerra, a sophomore majoring in industrial and systems engineering, said that there is still a tangible gap between kids who are interested in attending college and others who still dream of professional athletic careers.“So many of the kids I worked with showed an interest in going to college,” Pozas said. “I know when I was in sixth grade I did not show a similar interest. But you could see the other side of it, too. Some kids still had the dream of being NFL or NBA players. That disparity was really eye-opening.”Lane also found that he learned from his experiences with teenagers in the Navajo Nation.“I really learned to get to know people on a deeper level,” Lane said. “That can be so valuable in life.”Pozas said he felt rewarded by the connection he made with both the USC students on the trip and the students he worked with in Baton Rouge.“I really enjoyed being matched up with my buddies,” Pozas said. “They offered a lot of insight into their culture and situation. I understood their lives more than I thought I would. Hopefully I was a role model for them.”Alternative Spring Break trips generally cost between $450 and $3,100 per person. The application period for alternative winter and spring break programs in the 2015-2016 school year will take place at the beginning of next fall semester.In addition to their domestic trips, ASB offers international destinations in Guatemala, India, Mexico and Thailand. Other domestic trips also include Charlotte, North Carolina; San Francisco and San Jose, California; Orcas Island, Washington, and Baltimore, Maryland.“I remember the morning we left, I was second-guessing my choice of going on an alternative spring break,” Pozas said. “I was really missing home and thought this might not have been the best choice for me at the time. In retrospect, this is the best thing I could have done with my spring break. To anyone who is thinking about doing an alternative spring break, do it.”
Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett will take to the start line for one of the sports longest and best known one day classics this weekend.The Bora Argon 18 rider faces into the near 300 kilometre long Milan – San Remo on Sunday.Sport Director Enrico Poitschke says the race would suit the 24 year old but given it’s his first start the distance may be a bit too much so is being advised by the team to use it to gain experience. Bennett picked up a 3rd and 8th place on stages of Tirreno Adriatico which finished yesterday.
HyperX, the gaming peripheral division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., has had a busy week. It has been revealed that HyperX is to be the official keyboard sponsor of the PGL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Krakow 2017. Additionally, HyperX is celebrating a ten-year anniversary with esports organisation SK Gaming. Krakow sponsorshipThe sponsorship of the Krakow Major will see HyperX sponsor 9 of the last 11 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Majors, including the ELEAGUE Major earlier this year. The company will have an onsite booth where fans will have the opportunity to try HyperX accessories, including the soon to be released Alloy Elite keyboard, as well as headsets, other keyboards and mice. The peripherals are also available for purchase. “We are thrilled to partner with PGL for the Krakow Majors to continue our longstanding eSports commitment to the Counter Strike community,” said Annie L. Gerard, Global Strategic Marketing Manager, HyperX. “With PGL’s outstanding history of tournament success, we anticipate this event to be one of the biggest Majors to date. As such, we’re excited to reveal the latest and most luminous product offering yet, the HyperX Alloy Elite Keyboard to complete any gamer’ set up for FPS domination.”“We have found a great partner in HyperX, who understands better than most that at this level of competition, anything less than excellence in tournament competition will just not cut it with players or fans. Their drive to create the best possible gaming experience matches our own drive to produce and broadcast the most entertaining CS:GO event imaginable. We are eager to unite our two brands and deliver on the promise made to fans that the PGL Major Krakow 2017 will deliver CS:GO like they’ve never seen before,” said Silviu Stroie, CEO, PGL.Ten year anniversary with SK GamingThere’s not too many companies in esports that have ten years of history, never mind a partnership spanning ten years. This year, HyperX celebrates ten years of partnership with SK Gaming, one of the leading esports organisations. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team recently took first place at ECS Season 3 Finals in London, Wembley, after an epic final against FaZe. “It is the blueprint of a mutually beneficial partnership. HyperX provides our players with high-quality memory and peripherals, and over the years we gave valuable input for the development of HyperX esports gaming gear,” said Alexander Müller, SK Gaming’s Managing Director. “We were one of the first teams to be sponsored by HyperX. They not only have supplied us with high speed memory and SSDs, but now our teams proudly bring into action HyperX FPS Alloy keyboards and Fury S mousepads in the biggest tournaments around the world.”“Ten years is a major achievement in the gaming industry to be working together and we highly value the collaboration and passion SK Gaming continually brings to the table,” said Ben Malka, esports and communities manager, HyperX EMEA. “We’ve been supporting each other since the early days of esports and we look forward to continuing the relationship well into the future, while wishing them success for the remaining 2017 tournament schedule.”Esports Insider says: Congratulations to HyperX and SK Gaming on ten years together, an incredible achievement. 9 our of 11 CS:GO Majors isn’t a bad record, and Krakow will be the latest. SK Gaming will hold high hopes of taking home another major title.