IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 7

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 755; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 747; 3. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 674; 4. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 646; 5. Jeffry Sheppard Jr., Golden Valley, Ariz., 619; 6. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 544; 7. Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., 541; 8. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 530; 9. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 505; 10. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 503; 11. Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, 479; 12. John P. Gober, Poolville, Texas, 478; 13. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 473; 14. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 464; 15. Johnny Morris Jr., Queen Creek, Ariz., 456; 16. Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif., 453; 17. Don Earven, Globe, Ariz., 442; 18. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 438; 19. R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif., 428; 20. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 416.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 120; 2. Brian Harris, Davenport, Iowa, 99; 3. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 93; 4. Stephan Kammerer, Blue Grass, Iowa, 91; 5. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 85; 6. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 81; 7. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 78; 8. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 75; 9. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 73; 10. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 72; 11. Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, and Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, both 71; 13. Brian Hunter, Independence, Iowa, and Jason Rauen, Farley, Iowa, both 69; 15. Mike Garland, Morrison, Ill., 68; 16. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, and Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., both 67; 18. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 65; 19. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, Iowa, and Colby Springsteen, Wapello, Iowa, both 64.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 447; 2. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 408; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 373; 4. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 328; 5. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 283; 6. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 269; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 249; 8. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 235; 9. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 234; 10. Regan Hawkins, Troup, Texas, 228; 11. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 222; 12. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 200; 13. Bryson Oeschger, Amarillo, Texas, 199; 14. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 198; 15. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 188; 16. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 179; 17. Brandon Long, Wichita Falls, Texas, and George White, Fort Worth, Texas, both 177; 19. Dustin Gates, Haughton, La., 170; 20. Herbert R. Wood II, Kennedale, Texas, 165.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 558; 2. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 529; 3. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 524; 4. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 520; 5. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 480; 6. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 432; 7. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 429; 8. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 427; 9. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 408; 10. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 407; 11. Randy Killen, Des Moines, Iowa, 404; 12. Dustin White, Lamesa, Texas, 398; 13. Cary White, Lamesa, Texas, 393; 14. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 389; 15. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 386; 16. Casey Woken, Ogallala, Neb., and Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, both 371; 18. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 369; 19. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, 365; 20. Steven Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 354.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 495; 2. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, 492; 3. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 490; 4. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 446; 5. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 413; 6. Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan., 407; 7. Leonard Jones, Yuma, Ariz., 397; 8. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa, 392; 9. Leonard Manos, Yuma, Ariz., 374; 10. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 363; 11. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 360; 12. Dustin Griffiths, Ottumwa, Iowa, 358; 13. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 357; 14. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 354; 15. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 346; 16. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 343; 17. Justin Lichty, Waterloo, Iowa, 341; 18. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, 338; 19. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 335; 20. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 332.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 539; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 512; 3. Michael Maraschick, Midland, Texas, 504; 4. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 495; 5. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 433; 6. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 420; 7. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 415; 8. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 390; 9. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 340; 10. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 338; 11. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 323; 12. Levy Galmor, Elk City, Okla., 312; 13. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 299; 14. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 297; 15. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 293; 16. Steve Wade, Waco, Texas, 292; 17. Tanner Houston, Odessa, Texas, 283; 18. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 279; 19. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 275; 20. David Sanford, Abilene, Texas, 271.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 802; 2. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 554; 3. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 553; 4. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 511; 5. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 507; 6. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 492; 7. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 480; 8. Josh Hensley, Atwater, Calif., 433; 9. Lucas James Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 424; 10. Colby Heishman, Brooklyn, Iowa, 418; 11. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 411; 12. Sam Robert Wieben, Dysart, Iowa, 391; 13. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 385; 14. Austin Carter, Jamestown, Kan., 375; 15. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 371; 16. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 366; 17. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 358; 18. Jeremy Hoff, Copperopolis, Calif., 352; 19. Brandon Dale, Memphis, Mo., 349; 20. Corey Clayton, El Centro, Calif., 347.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dalton Kron, Algona, Iowa, 412; 2. Trent Orwig, Wayland, Iowa, 406; 3. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 387; 4. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 370; 5. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 360; 6. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 359; 7. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 353; 8. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 350; 9. Drew Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa, 337; 10. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 333; 11. John Girdley, Wayland, Iowa, 321; 12. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 306; 13. Art Herzog, Hays, Kan., 297; 14. Randy Murphy, Ellis, Kan., 280; 15. Danny Sassman Jr., Fort Dodge, Iowa, 279; 16. Devin Jones, Clear Lake, Iowa, 266; 17. Brandon Lobdell, Solomon, Kan., 263; 18. Kiowa Higdon, Hays, Kan., 260; 19. Danny Sims, Decatur, Texas, and John Whalen, Ainsworth, Iowa, both 252.last_img read more

Lady Spartans win home tournament with thriller over West Valley

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff Lady Spartans beat the West Valley Eagles 54-46 Saturday night to claim the Holiday Classic championship trophy.In a game that was close the entire way, the Spartans took an early lead but the Eagles wouldn’t back off, tieing it at 16 in the second period before falling behind again and going into the half down 30-21. The Eagles hung around in the third and took the lead 37-33 with 3 minutes in the period, but the Spartans came back and a three-pointer from Jesse …last_img read more

Exploring Standard Bank’s glass-fronted green building

first_imgStandard Bank’s new R2.5-billion building, completed in late 2013, has been given a five-star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa.Standard Banks new ‘green’ building will house 5 000 of the bank’s staff. (Image: Standard Bank)Lucille DavieYou know you’re the most important person in the building when you’re the only one with a formal office, in an 11-storey, five-star-rated green building.The innovative environment-friendly new Standard Bank building on Baker Street in Rosebank, Johannesburg, is set for full occupation by 5 000 employees at the end of March. Its 65 000 square metres will have only one individual office, for bank chairman Ben Kruger. The rest of the building is entirely open plan, supplemented with dozens of meeting rooms and quiet nooks where staff can gather to discuss business.The R2.5-billion building, completed in late 2013, has been given a five-star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa. The council is an independent, non-profit company formed in 2007 to lead the greening of South Africa’s built environment. Construction experts work with industry bodies, leaders, government departments and professionals to develop green solutions for the property industry. It is one of 92 members of the World Green Building Council.The council rates the sustainability of buildings according to four, five and six stars. Four stars are for “best practice”, five for “South African excellence”, and a six-star rating for “world leadership”. Standard Bank had targeted a four-star rating, so were pleased with the five stars the building received, says Rob Gravette, the head of project management at the bank.Open to the publicStandard Bank has created an attractive public dimension to the place – a green piazza the size of a rugby field open to the people of Rosebank, overlooked by the glass-fronted building. There it has planted 422 trees, all indigenous, as well as flower beds which by next summer will be bursting with blooms. In 2009 the bank cut down a number of established exotic trees on the site, including planes, pin oaks, palms, poplars, jacarandas, and the only indigenous tree, a white stinkwood, which caused a public outcry at the time.A green piazza the size of a rugby field open to the people of Rosebank (Image: Standard Bank)The public can enter the building from the piazza, and grab a meal at the ground floor restaurant. The foyer soars into the sky, with a set of escalators moving quietly up and down, offering views into the striking atrium with its huge hanging Marco Cianfanelli Africa-shaped sculpture, called The Seed, made of plywood stained with different earthy colours.The bank’s head office remains in the Johannesburg CBD, at the southern end of Simmonds Street, which houses 15 500 employees in 200 000 square metres. The dispersed business units have moved into the Rosebank building, although the eighth floor executive level is still to be occupied. This is where the chairman will find his desk.Sustainable constructionConstruction began in May 2010, and by mid-2013 the first bank employees started moving in. The finishing touches are still being applied, but it seems from the relaxed atmosphere inside that people are happy to be there, especially if they’ve come from the cavernous head office in the CBD.Massive triple-glazed glass walls go up 11 storeys, an area equivalent to 50 tennis courts, making optimal use of natural light and giving workers stunning views over the green trees and gardens of Rosebank.The building is in two parts: a nine-storey east wing and 11-storey west wing. And it ticks all the correct green boxes, of course. It has the usual dual-flush toilets, low-flow shower heads and tap aerators. Rainwater is harvested from the roof, reducing potable water demand by 56%. Water flowing into the basement – there are five levels of parking underground – is used for the gardens. There are bicycle lock-up slots for employees who cycle to work, with showers.An energy-saving gas-powered trigeneration plant, installed at a cost of R40-million, runs the building’s lighting, heating and cooling. “Standard Bank Rosebank’s trigeneration plant is South Africa’s second and, at a production capacity of one megawatt of energy, it will significantly reduce the building’s carbon footprint,” the bank said in a statement. There are also five generators, providing the building with full backup power, if needed.A cutting-edge digitally addressable lighting system, or Dali, has been installed in 99.26% of the building. This allows light fittings to be programmed according to use: lights automatically dim or switch off if an area is empty or receiving more sunlight. Lights near windows are dimmer than those towards the middle of the office, where less sunlight penetrates. Each light is linked to a computer, which tracks its performance. “Every light has an IP address,” says Gravette.One of the most impressive features is the windows’ triple-layered glazing, with a shading blind between the layers. The blinds automatically open and close as the outside light changes, taking the glare off surfaces inside the building. More than 65% of the exterior of the building is glass. The system took two and a half years for German experts to develop, says Gravette.Over 60% of the steel used in the building is recycled, while 50% of the timber has been sourced from Forest Stewardship Council certified suppliers. The council is an international not-for-profit organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.At least 20% of the bulky materials used in the construction were sourced from within 400 kilometres of Rosebank, reducing carbon emissions in transporting the materials to the site.And, of course, throughout the building there are recycling bins for office consumables, and others for kitchen and restaurant waste.A studious atmosphereThe large offices themselves have a studious atmosphere, with stacks of white cabinets at the end of each long desk, labelled with the names of those sitting at the desk. Storerooms for files are discreetly tucked away, while air-con grids push out cool air at spaced intervals along the carpeted floor. Light streams in, wherever you sit.Each floor is colour coded, with communal work tables, café-style seating, armchairs and high-backed fabric seating, which is almost sound-proof, allowing for confidential discussions and alternative work spaces.“It’s different, and more relaxing,” says one employee, “I like the view and the office space allows for more interaction. I like to have people close.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Jake Amo: Ghanaian toddler breaks the internet

first_img3 November 2016During October, various internet photo memes popped up featuring a Ghanaian toddler absorbed in his art work. The boy became a viral sensation across social networks in South Africa, and now the full, inspirational story behind the photo has been revealed. According to This is Africa, the original 2015 photo of the boy, Jake Amo, was taken by American photographer Carlos Cortes. Cortes was in the country, following renowned Ghanaian artist Solomon Adufah, who was returning to his home country after growing up in the US.The two visited a pre-school in the village of Asempanaye, in the Koforidua region, as part of Adufah’s project to promote art classes in Ghanaian schools, where the image of Jake was taken.Adufah shared one of Cortes’s photos on Instagram in January 2016, to help to promote his project. But it was only in September and October that South African internet users took to remixing the photo into comic memes.But it’s not all about the laughs. Thanks to the popularity of the meme and the story behind it, people have started to contribute to Adufah’s art initiative, Homeland Ghana, raising more than $4 000 within 48 hours for art education in and art supplies for Ghanaian schools.Dear Internet, let’s donate to Jake. The kid we have had fun with. Let’s be as enthusiastic about donating. https://t.co/wYdnKnma2s pic.twitter.com/w1i0cWuS6Q— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) October 27, 2016While initially surprised and somewhat apprehensive by the popularity of the Jake meme, Adufah told the BBC he was happy that it had inspired the world to find out more about his home country and to contribute to the Homeland Ghana project. He said: “This money could make a huge difference to the kids – this could be something really positive going forward.”You: But I was here just 30 minutes ago, do you really have to sign me in again?New Security Guard: pic.twitter.com/E6RzgNUdxd— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) October 24, 2016The memes range from tongue-in-cheek observations on local politics and social absurdities to references to other popular culture. Most are light-hearted and respectful of the image of the young Ghanaian boy.When the teacher asks you to write a list of noisemakers and someone you hate coughs…… pic.twitter.com/0XKdkZQxiQ— Night King (@Omarvelli) October 23, 2016Speaking fondly of the time he spent with the children at the school, Adufah recently addressed the online popularity of the photo on his Instagram profile, along with new photo of Jake.In the post, he writes “everyone say hi to my buddy Jake. These were moments in Ghana during my art workshop with the kids. Each kid received brand new set of crayons, pencil colours, pencils, toys and other wonderful goodies. The expressions on their faces were heartfelt.”Adufah will be returning to Ghana in 2017 with his Homeland Ghana project, where he will continue to work with the children, while providing resources for their art classes. His ultimate goal, he says, is an art school and community centre that will inspire children to follow their artistic dreams.Meanwhile, Jake, who has just turned four, is apparently still unaware of his online fame and is much more interested in continuing with his drawing.Source: This is AfricaSouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

From the Mailroom…

first_imgNow it’s your turn, geocachers! Who, what, where, when, how, and why do you geocache? What would answers would you suggest to Bannack? From Cathy:There are too many amazing geocaches in amazing places to pick just one, so I’d say go to visit GCK25B, Geocaching HQ. It is a unique experience to visit HQ and there are many, many excellent geocaches nearby to experience as well. The cache I am looking forward to finding one day is GC2B034 Necropolis of Britannia Manor III in Texas. I will get there someday!GCK25B Geocaching HeadquartersGC2B034 Necropolis of Britannia Manor III Share with your Friends:More Should I go to the Geocaching Block Party this year?From Andrea:Absolutely. The 2015 Block Party on Saturday, August 15, will be our 6th and last, to give us more opportunities to focus on other ideas and projects. You’ll get to see the HQ cache and get/trade some great trackables. I also recommend signing up for one of the HQ tours. Then on Sunday, don’t miss the Going APE Mega-Event up north.From Cathy:YES!GC5G4X5 2015 Geocaching Block Party__________________________________________________________________________I’m posting this to our blog to give the geocaching community a chance to share their answers to your questions, too. These will be included in my letter back to you. Happy caching!Best,Andrea Original post written by Andrea HoferWe recently had the pleasure of receiving the following letter from Bannack of Cave Creek, Arizona. Here’s an excerpt:Hello, my name is Bannack and I am a geocacher from Cave Creek, Arizona. I would like to say thank you for everything about Groundspeak and the geocaching because if it wasn’t for this, I wouldn’t be seeing amazing places, going on treasure hunts, and meeting great people. You have made my life change in a good way. I would like to ask some questions about geocaching to help me with my geocaching career. A few of us here at Groundspeak/Geocaching HQ answered with some of our thoughts:Hi Bannack,My name is Andrea and I have worked at Geocaching HQ for 2 years. Through geocaching, I have met many wonderful people, yourself included! I’ll do my best to answer your questions with the help of a few friends at Geocaching HQ…If I had to pick only one geocache to go to in the U.S. where do you think I should go?From Andrea:I personally am excited for my upcoming trip to find the very first geocache. It’s near Portland, and it’s called GCGV0P Original Stash Tribute Plaque. One day I’d like to hike the Zion Narrows in Utah to find Earthcache GCZ5YD Zion Narrows.GCGV0P – Original Stash Tribute PlaqueGCZ5YD Zion Narrows From Derek:My favorites are EarthCaches, but it’s hard for me to pick just one. I’m looking forward to finding GC1F7W3 A Dynamic Earth, on the summit of Mt. St. Helens, this summer!GC1F7W3 A Dynamic EarthWhich mega geocaching events have the best trackables and geocoins to trade and keep?From Annie:At just about any event I’ve attended, I’ve found at least one geocacher showing off their personal trackable collections or offering up their personal trackables for trade. However, if trackables are your passion, you won’t find a better place to embrace that passion than at a Geocoinfest event. These events typically happen twice a year – once in the United States and once in Europe and they draw diehard trackable enthusiasts from all over the world. You’ll have the opportunity to browse the latest and greatest in Geocoin designs from vendors or find new friends willing to trade. Just make sure you set a budget before leaving the house when attending Geocoinfest – all the beautiful new coins or rare collector coins may be hard to resist.Geocoins!From Cathy:Geocoinfest – there are lots of trackables traded at every event, but nothing comes close to this.From Derek:Every Mega I’ve been to has had tons of trackable trading. Although, I bet the Giga events in Germany have even more since so many people attend. SharePrint RelatedThe Seanachai: Keeper of the Old Lore, Reviewer of the New CachesMay 6, 2015In “Community”Teaching Geocaching and a Lackey to Complete a 5/5November 22, 2011In “Community”Geocachers make history at Geowoodstock 2018June 29, 2018In “News”last_img read more

Cavaliers expect Isaiah Thomas to play by January

first_imgView comments Thomas has begun running and doing on-court activities as he rehabilitates the injury, which prematurely ended his postseason with the Celtics. Cleveland acquired him in a trade that sent All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to Boston, its biggest challenger in the East.Thomas doesn’t need surgery. While the Eastern Conference champions have been encouraged by his recovery, they will not rush him back. While he gets healthy, Derrick Rose, another summer acquisition, will start at point guard.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 shutoutThomas averaged 28.9 points last season for the Celtics, who sent him along with forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round draft to Cleveland.The Cavaliers were concerned with Thomas’ injury, so the Celtics added a second-round pick to complete the deal. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Adamson coach unsure of Galanza’s availability for UAAP after brutal injury LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:37Protesters 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 When they introduced Thomas at a news conference, the Cavaliers were vague about a timeline for his return, mainly because they hadn’t yet worked with him. It’s now possible Thomas could be back and playing by Christmas, when the Cavs visit Golden State.Thomas is only under contract for the upcoming season and has said in the past he wants a maximum contract. INDEPENDENCE, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Isaiah Thomas is introduced as a Cleveland Cavalier at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 7, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Isaiah Thomas could be running the point for Cleveland by the end of the year.The All-Star point guard, acquired from Boston this summer in a blockbuster trade, has made progress with his hip injury, and the Cavaliers expect him to be playing games by January.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Etheridge’s time has come

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Former England international Danny Murphy, who is one of the analysts on MOTD, said Etheridge has shown that he is now used to the demands of playing in the EPL.Murphy and Etheridge were teammates in Fulham’s first team from 2008 to 2012.“He’s learned a lot from Mark Schwarzer when he started at Fulham,” said Murphy. “I’m sure he wanted to play [in the Asian Cup], but for Cardiff there will be times in games that they will be under pressure and they need their goalkeeper to keep them in the game. He’s (Etheridge) very vocal and very confident and is a good physical presence.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Bianca-Jed rules nat’l doubles am BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Playing his first season in the EPL, Etheridge has shown he belongs in the world’s most prestigious league. He now leads the Premier League with most saves at 78, although Cardiff has conceded the second most number of goals with 38 from 20 matches.His three penalty saves this season is also the most by any goalkeeper in the EPL.“Neil’s improving all the time,” Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock said.Etheridge’s exploits was a major talking point on the Match of the Day of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the longest-running football show in the world, with host and former England international Gary Lineker joking that Warnock should thank Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson for not taking Etheridge to the Asian Cup.“He was exceptional tonight,” Lineker added.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Omitted from the Philippines’ Asian Cup-bound squad so he can focus on his club commitments, the 28-year-old who traces his roots in Tarlac proved his worth with six big saves that kept Cardiff in the match against a squad that just beat Chelsea and Manchester City during the past two weeks.Etheridge’s biggest stop came with 20 minutes remaining when he denied James Madisson’s penalty kick, before teammate Sol Bamba cleared the rebound. Victor Camarasa then struck the winner for Cardiff in second half stoppage time, boosting the Welsh side to four points clear off the relegation zone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionCardiff has 18 points for a tie of 16th spot. The bottom three clubs in the EPL by the end of the season all go down to the Championship, which Cardiff came from a season ago.“It’s a massive win,” Etheridge, who has 62 appearances for the Philippines, told the Inquirer after the match. “A first win on the road and what a feeling to keep a clean sheet. The team was amazing.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño From struggling to find a club four years ago, to toiling in the third division of English football for a couple of years and a stellar season in the Championship, Filipino international Neil Etheridge is now making a strong case as one of the best goalkeepers in the world’s most competitive football league.Etheridge delivered another heroic performance as Welsh side Cardiff City stunned 2016 English Premier League champions Leicester City, 1-0, at King Power Stadium on Saturday night for its first away win of the season in the EPL.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Celebrities Participate In MPTFs Reel Stories Real Lives

first_imgLast week, MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) hosted its sixth annual “Reel Stories, Real Lives” event, a unique evening of powerful readings which told the stories of industry members and their families who have benefitted from MPTF’s services in recent years.Josh Hartnett Attends Reel Stories, Real LivesMatthew Broderick, Josh Hartnett, Chrissy Metz, Jessica Rothe, and Will Fetters served as the storytellers. Each story was written by some of Hollywood’s leading feature and television writers including Dorothy Blyskal, Will Fetters, Seth Grahame-Smith, Monica Macer, and Billy Ray. The evening was hosted by actor/writer Kumail Nanjiani, and included a special piece featuring Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, introduced by Melissa McCarthy in a hilarious video piece.To close the show, Gianopulos shared the story of why he got involved with MPTF back at the organization’s 80th Anniversary event. It was there that he heard Ethel Winant, the first female executive at CBS, talk about how MPTF had been there when she needed them most. Gianopulos shared with the audience, “I have told her story a hundred times in the 16 years since I first heard it and each time it reminds me of the power of storytelling and how one person can make a difference. Ethel did not have to share her story as openly and with such grace and dignity as she did, but by doing so, many of us who had little awareness of MPTF were moved to action.” He encouraged the crowd to take action as well, to each “Play Their Part,” and text “MPTF” to 51555 to make a donation to MPTF.Ford Motor Company continued their partnership with MPTF as a Presenting Sponsor of the event, honoring the organization with a $100,000 grant. The gift will enable MPTF to continue to provide quality care, and other services, to entertainment industry members in need. The check was presented by MPTF’s NextGen Board Co-Chairs Natalie Bruss and Brian Toombs, and accepted by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation. FORD’s relationship with the entertainment industry dates back to the earliest days of film when Henry Ford partnered with silent film producers to feature the iconic FORD Model T in the Keystone Cop movies. Through multiple events and a grass roots campaign, FORD aims to raise awareness of MPTF while driving funds for the organization through a meaningful collaboration. “Reel Stories, Real Lives” received additional support from City National Bank and Delta Air Lines.The event also marked the official launch of MPTF’s “We All Play Our Part” campaign to increase awareness and ensure everyone in the entertainment community knows they can turn to MPTF in times of need. For over 95 years, MPTF has created a legacy of caring for our industry family, which was passed down from Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, and remains MPTF’s guiding principal. From child care, to finding the right health insurance plan, to caring for an aging parent, to retirement living; MPTF helps thousands of industry members at every stage of life who perform every function in the industry. Everyone can play their part by spreading the word about MPTF to anyone in the industry who may be facing a challenge where they could use some extra help.“FORD wants to invest in programs that make the world a better place,” said Alessandro Uzielli, Head of Ford Global Brand Entertainment. “Given our long history of partnering with the entertainment industry, we felt it was important to support MPTF as a way to give back to the community that we have collaborated with for so long. FORD’s contribution will help the myriad of services that MPTF provides, allowing them to continue their mission of taking care of their own.”The evening drew approximately 500 industry leaders and celebrity guests and was produced by Guymon Casady, Julie Darmody, William Gerber, Eric Kranzler, Kevin McCormick, Tendo Nagenda, Karen Rosenfelt, Greg Sills, Courtenay Valenti, and Warren Zavala.last_img read more

Helping youth avoid the bad path

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe number of kids in the Northwest Territories who are using drugs and alcohol is on the rise.How to curb that increase has long been discussed, but there has been little success.APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers fins one school in Yellowknife that is trying program to steer young students to a healthier, happier path.last_img