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first_imgWesley Warren (left) was champion of the Charger Chassis Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. He is pictured with IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)FAIRFIELD, Texas – Wesley Warren saw a lot of the Texas countryside during his drive to the Charger Chassis Southern Region championship.The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock pilot from Fairfield won nine features, plus 281 Speedway track and Allstar Performance State honors in his third season in the division.“We set goals of winning the region and state this year and we did it,” said Warren. “It was a lot of work so we have a pretty good feeling of accomplishment.”While nearly half his starts came an hour away at Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Warren also logged a dozen 4-1/2 hour trips to Abilene Speedway, while Cotton Bowl Speedway and 281 are both about 2-1/2 hours from home.He was a three-time winner at 281, at Abilene and at Cotton Bowl, and posted 10 top-five finishes at HO’T. His first checkers at Stephenville, on March 26, came in his first race at 281 since total­ing a street stock there during the 2013 season.“I like the Hobby Stocks – they’re a challenge to drive and they’re a lot of fun, plus the competition is unreal,” said Warren, who towed with an open trailer to race frequently with the likes of Jeremy Oliver and regional rookie of the year Larry Underwood.“Jeremy has helped with setup and my driving skills,” he said. “Jeremy sharing his knowledge is the best thing I could have.”Warren finished 10th in the Saturday night Prelude at Boone Speedway and was third in IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s non-qualifier point standings.“I didn’t know if we stood a chance at Boone,” he admitted, “but the competition was awesome and it turned out to be a pretty good trip.”Largely self-funded, Warren is a pipeline operator by occupation and worked a rotating shift every other weekend. He credited his coworkers with filling in on some of the Friday and Saturday nights he went racing.“I’m going to stay in a Hobby Stock next season,” said Warren, one of the division’s biggest backers in the Lone Star State. “I want to help it grow in Texas.”Starts: 41Wins: 9Additional Top Fives: 18HIS CREW: Wife Jessica and children Mason and Haley.HIS SPONSORS: The Cowboy Hypnotist – his father Don – of Weatherford; Hammock Racing Chassis and James Hammock Jr. and Wicked Fast Transmissions, both of Lorena; and Oliver Motorsports of Robinson.last_img read more

first_img The 31-year-old has been the subject of interest from the Canadian club for some time and on Friday morning Spurs confirmed the England international was leaving. The deal will be effective from February 28 meaning Defoe has the opportunity to add to his 142 goals for the White Hart Lane club. Tottenham have announced that striker Jermain Defoe is leaving the club to join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. Tottenham, who Press Association Sport understands were paid in excess of £8million, added on their official website that as part of the move they had agreed an advertising and marketing deal with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment – Toronto’s owners – and a friendly with the club on July 23. “This is a great opportunity for Jermain and he feels it is one that he wishes to pursue,” said Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood. “He has played a big part in the club for many years and we all know he will give his best until his last minute in a Spurs shirt. “We have several attacking options within our squad for the remaining dozen or so games of the season after Jermain departs and we shall keep our options under review. “We also have a goal threat from players in other areas of the pitch including having wide players and attacking midfielders who will enable us to vary our shape when required.” Tottenham have at least nine fixtures to play before Defoe’s scheduled departure and he is hoping to play a full part in them. “Everybody knows how much this club means to me and I will play my heart out for the team and the fans until my last kick for the club,” he said. “I have had a fantastic time here and the fans have always been amazing to me. Press Association “I am grateful for the opportunity for myself and my family to experience living overseas and for me to play in the MLS with a contract that will take me to the age of 35. I have no doubt I shall be coming back as a fan supporting the team in the years to come too.” Defoe’s current spell with Tottenham is his second one, having left in 2008 for a year with Portsmouth. Prior to his first stint with the club he was at West Ham, with whom he made his professional debut aged 16. He has won 55 caps for England scoring 19 goals and will be hopeful of winning a place in Roy Hodgson’s squad for this summer’s World Cup. It remains to be seen how this move will affect him, though. Former Tottenham captain Robbie Keane has remained a regular with the Republic of Ireland since moving to Los Angeles Galaxy, but David Beckham found selection harder to earn after he swapped England for the United States. last_img read more

first_imgPalm Beach County’s teachers union is asking the school district to keep campuses closed to students when the academic year begins in August.They say that a return to in-person schooling is “a dangerous gamble” with coronavirus cases increasing here.In a letter to district leaders, teachers union President Justin Katz said on Friday that the recent spike in infections makes it nearly impossible to guarantee a safe return, despite social distancing measures.“The dangerous trajectory of COVID-19 cases in Florida has led us to believe that (in-person schooling) should still be offered, but not until a point in time when the on-campus option can be executed in a safe and responsible manner,” Katz wrote. “We no longer believe that is possible at this time.”Katz calls on the school board to “limit instruction to virtual means with no on-campus activity with students until such time that the medical and scientific community are able to convey that it is safe to do so.”The district has been planning to start school Aug. 10.However, the union represents 12,500 teachers, counselors and other educators. Many of those individuals are 60 or older, placing them at greater risk from COVID-19.Tune in tonight for a Virtual Town Hall meeting to hear more about reopening options for this upcoming school year. Please submit questions to the regional offices in advance: https://t.co/Ixha7v9nJ6 pic.twitter.com/mt9Ih3ka6n— PBCSD (@pbcsd) June 25, 2020 District officials said Saturday that the union’s concerns will “receive serious consideration,” although they added that they are surveying parents and their own employees to help with the decision.“It’s important to remember that final decisions that the District will make will be based on a variety of factors including financial, legal, health and other requirements that the District must meet in the best interests of all students, staff and community members,” the district said in a statement.District leaders are still developing school-reopening plans, but intend for students to have an option to learn completely from home or take in-person classes in some form.The school board’s longest serving member, Debra Robinson, has called for delaying the beginning of the school year.A majority of board members said they are open to exploring that proposal.While saying it is theoretically possible that new cases could decline significantly in the six weeks before classes resume, Katz expressed doubt that would happen with enough time to prepare teachers and students for in-person classes on the first day.“We seem to be back on the wrong side of the curve,” he said, referring to recent jumps in the number of coronavirus infections in Palm Beach County and statewide, “and worse off than before.”last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday called for severing all sporting ties with Pakistan in the wake of Pulwama terror attack which left 40 CRPF personnel martyred.Ganguly echoed sentiments of his one-time teammate Harbhajan Singh, saying that not playing Pakistan in one group league tie in the upcoming World Cup will not affect India’s chances.However, Ganguly didn’t elaborate whether the protest should be symbolic for one game or India should forfeit if they happen to meet Pakistan in semi-final or final.“This is a 10-team World Cup and each team plays matches against every other team and I feel if India doesn’t play a match in the World Cup, it won’t be an issue,” Ganguly told India TV.Also Read | Pulwama Terror Attack: Pakistan shooters to not take part in Shooting World Cup“I feel it will be really difficult for ICC to go on with a World Cup without India. But, you also have to see if India has the power to stop ICC from doing such a thing. But, personally I feel a strong message should be sent,” Ganguly added.Ganguly said India should to cut off all ties with the neighbouring country.“And, whatever reactions came from the people of India…was right. There is no chance of a bilateral series with Pakistan after this incident. I agree that after this attack, India should not only stop playing cricket, hockey or football with Pakistan but should cut all ties with them,” Ganguly said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India had defeated Japan in the first round of the tournament.India were boosted by goals from Vandana Katariya (36th) and Gurjit Kaur (59th).India are currently ranked No.10 in the world hockey rankings. highlightscenter_img Tokyo: The Indian women’s hockey team came back twice from a goal deficit to hold world number 2 side Australia 2-2 in a hard-fought round-robin league match of the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo on Sunday. Vandana Katariya (36th) and Gurjit Kaur (59th) scored for India to cancel out strikes from Kaitlin Nobbs (14th) and Grace Stewart (43rd) in their second match of the tournament. India had beaten hosts Japan 2-1 in their first match on Saturday. World number 10 India began the match aggressively, matching Australia’s attacking hockey with their own brand which saw both teams earn penalty corners. However, neither side managed to score. But in the 14th minute, Australia were awarded a penalty stroke after an Indian defender blocked a shot at goal. Nobbs made no mistake in converting from the spot to give Australia a 1-0 advantage.   The world number 2 side dominated the second quarter completely, putting the Indian team under intense pressure through multiple attacks and penalty corners. But India’s defence held firm and goalkeeper Savita made a couple of great saves to deny Australia who were 1-0 up at the half-time break.  The third quarter again saw Australia dominate possession and create a couple of goal-scoring opportunities through penalty corners. However, Savita again made fine saves to deny the Australians. India struck on the break as Vandana Katariya finished off a superb move to equalise in the 36th minute. But the lead did not last long as Australia started to look for their second goal.   It was in the 43rd minute that Australia found their second goal through some exquisite team work, which saw Grace Stewart also registering her name on the score-sheet to give Australia a 2-1 lead. It was a tough ask for the Indian team as Australia did not give them enough space inside the striking circle. However, the Indians showed determination as they kept looking for the equaliser in the last quarter.   With moves breaking down, and chances going waste, it looked like Australia would hold onto their 2-1 lead, but with just a couple of minutes remaining on the clock, India won a crucial penalty corner in the 59th minute. And, prolific drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur stepped up and struck a sweet blow into the back of the net to earn India a well-deserved draw.  The Indian women’s team will face China on Tuesday in their third and last round-robin match of the tournament. last_img read more

first_imgFor 12 years, Nathalie Gosset worked for USC’s Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, most recently as a senior director of marketing and technology innovation evaluation. When she was fired in October 2015, she spoke up about a string of abuse that she said had been going on almost as long as she had been working there.Photo courtesy of the American Association of University Women Legal Action FundApproaching arbitration · Nathalie Gosset worked at the Alfred E. Mann Institute until October 2015, when she was fired by the University.“I can tell you I got traumatized by the environment and by [my boss],” Gosset said. “I still have strong difficulties to even drive around USC — I have traumatic reactions [and] fear.”Gosset has filed an arbitration demand against the University claiming that her employment was wrongfully terminated after she reported being sexually harassed by her boss, the executive director of the institute. She initially filed a lawsuit against her former boss and the Alfred Mann Institute on Feb. 23.“He used a lot of sexual terms and imagery in meetings and in one-on-one conversations with me,” Gosset said. “He did not touch me, but the verbal and sexual conversation ended up being strong, severe bullying.”The arbitration demand was filed against Gosset’s former boss, the Alfred Mann Institute’s head of human resources, the institute and USC.USC has since released a statement from Kelly Bendell, the University’s associate general counsel of litigation.“The allegations in the case of Nathalie Gosset are without merit. The university will defend itself and those named in the suit vigorously,” the statement said.Gosset said the harassment started soon after he joined the institute, and that while she attempted to mention it to the human resources department several times, she was disregarded.In February 2015, Gosset finally reported a verbal attack in her boss’ office “that was extremely inappropriate and very upsetting,” she said.The suit states that the executive director supposedly became annoyed with Gosset during a seminar when he was presenting a product idea to the senior management team in the room and she “stepped in to facilitate the questions and answers as she was tasked to do.” After the meeting, the document states, her boss leaned in toward her “in a menacing fashion” and allegedly said, “‘Your intervention in the meeting was blocking me from having an intellectual orgasm. You should be quiet, let me do my thing, and go and take a shower afterward.’”The document also mentions that when Gosset reported his conduct to an HR representative, the representative responded that “her reaction was the result of a fictional annoyance toward the speaker at the seminar” and “abused Gosset with a campaign of disdain and adverse employment action.”In an HR meeting following the incident, the executive director allegedly said that he could not guarantee that he would be able to contain his “sexually bullying behavior because the bully was in his blood,” according to the document.Gosset said that for months after the HR meeting, her boss treated her coldly and refused to speak to her, impairing Gosset’s ability to do her job. When Gosset talked to the HR representative about the rough treatment and distant behavior, the representative allegedly said that her worries were projections of “unresolved father-daughter issues,” which she needed to sort out.In October 2015, Gosset was relieved of her position.“I was presented termination papers on the grounds that my job function was eliminated,” Gosset said.Gosset’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, has built her case on the grounds that USC failed to adequately handle a sexual harassment complaint.“We allege that USC failed to comply with its own written policy, because when Nathalie complained about being sexually harassed by her boss, USC failed to investigate [and] failed to protect her,” Bloom said. “In USC’s written policy about sexual harassment, it says that USC is supposed to do a prompt, thorough investigation within 60 days -— well, 60 days came and went; they didn’t do anything, [and] Nathalie got fired.”Bloom said that they wrote a letter after Gosset retained Bloom and her law firm, but USC still failed to investigate the matter.“They did nothing but delay and delay, told us they had other priorities and [said that] they just couldn’t get around to Nathalie Gosset who they had terminated,” Bloom said. “We then sued them, and only then did they claim to do an investigation. Of course they found that nobody did anything wrong, even though in their investigation they failed to even interview Nathalie Gosset, the complainant.”Bloom hopes for a multimillion dollar compensation for Gosset, or at least an amount based on Gosset’s lost earnings, lost benefits and “substantial emotional distress.”“This should be something that’s very significant and should require USC, when it gets a complaint like this, to take it very seriously,” Bloom said. “[USC needs] to make women’s careers a priority, and to stop telling women that these issues are not important, [that] everything else is going to come first, and ‘We’ll get around to it when we get around to it.’”The case will be heard in court in June of next year.last_img read more

first_img Published on December 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Related Stories Dylan Donahue, Brandon Mullins and Ben Williams earn preseason All-ACC honorsDylan Donahue, Ben Williams and Brandon Mullins earn preseason All-American honors Syracuse’s schedule was released on Tuesday afternoon and the Orange will face five of the top seven teams in Inside Lacrosse’s preseason poll. SU is ranked eighth.Syracuse’s season opens on Feb. 13 at home against Siena at 1 p.m. SU then plays two more home nonconference games the following two weekends before beginning Atlantic Coast Conference play. Syracuse hosts No. 11 Albany on Feb. 21 and Army on Feb. 28.The Orange then plays the toughest stretch of its season at No. 7 Virginia (March 4), home against St. John’s (March 12), at No. 6 Johns Hopkins (March 19), at No. 3 Duke (March 27) and home against No. 1 Notre Dame (April 2).Syracuse then visits Hobart on April 5, plays at Cornell on April 12, and hosts No. 5 North Carolina on April 16 and Binghamton on April 20.The ACC tournament is slated for April 29-May 1 in Kennesaw, Georgia.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s final regular-season game is on May 7 against Colgate in the Carrier Dome.Here is the entire schedule:Feb. 13 — vs. Siena, Carrier Dome, 1 p.m.Feb. 21 — vs. Albany, Carrier Dome, 4 p.m.Feb. 28 — vs. Army, Carrier Dome, 4 p.m.March 4 — at Virginia, Klöckner Stadium, 5:30 p.m.March 12 — vs. St. John’s, Carrier Dome, 4 p.m.March 19 — at Johns Hopkins, Homewood Field, 4 p.m.March 27 — at Duke, Koskinen Stadium, noonApril 2 — vs. Notre Dame, Carrier Dome, 5 p.m.April 5 — at Hobart, Boswell Field, 7 p.m.April 12 — at Cornell, Schoellkopf Field, 7 p.m.April 16 — vs. North Carolina, Carrier Dome, 4 p.m.April 20 — vs. Binghamton, Carrier Dome, 7 p.m.April 29-May 1 — ACC tournament, Kennesaw, GeorgiaMay 7 — vs. Colgate, Carrier Dome, 1 p.m. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgAndrew Ayew’s worldie: #SWABRE pic.twitter.com/yHPr3PQkLl— Dan〽️ (@dmlnkv) July 26, 2020 The Premier League’s Top 4 and relegation battles might have dominated the headlines on Sunday but one Ghanaian in the Championship might have scored the goal of the weekend.Ghana captain, Andre Ayew scored a fantastic goal on Sunday to give Swansea a slight advantage in their Playoffs semi against Brentford.The Black Stars captain had earlier missed a penalty for the Swans as the Welsh side looked to take an important lead into the second leg.With the game seemingly heading to a stalemate Ayew pounced on some great build-up play from Gallagher and Fulton to fire home a magnificent winner.His effort was beautifully hit on the half-volley and flew into the back of the net.It sparked wild celebrations from the home players and fans who had scraped into the playoffs on goal difference.The Swans will now take their slim lead into the second leg at Brentford with both teams aiming to reach the final which will be played at Wembley.The winner of that final will take the final Premier League spot for next season.Take a look at the magnificent strike below:last_img read more

first_imgThe sixteen (16) Ghana Premier league sides will discover their opponents as they begin their campaign in the Round of 64 stage of the MTN FA Cup.The draw on Wednesday, December 4 will see defending Champions Medeama SC and fifteen other premier league sides drawing lower division sides for the next round.The team that emerges as winner of the MTN FA Cup competes in the CAF Confederations Cup.Qualified teams for Round of 64 draw:Premier League sides:Medeama, Kotoko, Hearts Of Oak, AshantiGold, Heart Of Lions, Bechem United, Hasaacas, Inter-Allies, New Edubiase, Amidaus, King Faisal Babies, Liberty, Wa All Stars, Aduana Stars, Dwarfs, Berekum Chelsea 1st Division sides:Bazooka, Berlin, Bofoakwa, Metro, Feyenoord Academy, Gold Stars, Tarkwa United, Red Lions, Prestige, Danbort, Okwawu, Istanbul, Nania, Mighty Jets, Real Athletico, Pure Joy, Real Tamale United, Esperance, B.A United, Starke, Guan United, Ajax, Asokwa Deportivo / Dunkwa United, Bolga All Stars / Crystal Palace  2nd Division sides: Bolga Man City, Wenchi United, Kessewa Int., Dolphines, Binduri United, Mepe United, Score, Tumu Happy Stars, Rospack, Right To Dream, Tema United, Kotoku Royals, Bubiashie Charity Stars, Sampa United, Believers, Cape Coast Strikers, Tamale Liberty, Tuobodom Santos, Bagotec, First Klass, DC United, Future Stars, Dahwenya, UCC Youngstarslast_img read more

first_imgRelated Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone THE GAME: With almost all of their regulars playing for the first time this spring and everyone wearing Orange Coast College caps to honor former OCC baseball coach John Altobelli who died, along with his wife and daughter, and six others in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash last month, the Angels beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Tuesday afternoon in Tempe, Ariz. Anthony Rendon had hits in each of his first two spring training at-bats with his new team. He had a single to left and one to right.PITCHING REPORT: Right-hander Dylan Bundy pitched two scoreless innings, with four strikeouts. Bundy gave up a leadoff walk and then struck out the next three in the second inning. … Left-hander Jose Suarez pitched two scoreless innings, working around a hit and a walk in his first inning. “This kid here, once he really gets his major league confidence going on and he knows he can do this, he can be really good,” Manager Joe Maddon said. … The Angels’ starters in their three games so far have combined for six scoreless innings. Suarez is also a starter candidate, even though he pitched second on Tuesday. … Right-hander Keynan Middleton allowed a solo homer in one inning. … Right-hander Noé Ramirez pitched a scoreless inning, with three strikeouts and a walk. … Right-hander Cam Bedrosian gave up a homer in one inning. … Left-hander Jose Quijada pitched a perfect inning.HITTING REPORT: The Angels scored two runs in each of the first three innings, while the regulars were playing. In the first inning, Mike Trout (walk), Rendon (hit) and Shohei Ohtani (hit by pitch) all reached to load the bases. Albert Pujols then drove in two with a single. “Up and down the batting order the at-bats all day were very good,” Maddon said. “The varsity looked really good. They set a great tone and you’re going to see a lot of that during the season.” … Trout just missed a homer in his second trip, with the wind knocking down his drive at the warning track. “I hit that ball good,” Trout said. “A good spring training out.” … Ohtani came out using a modified version of the leg kick he had in his first spring training, in 2018. He abandoned the leg kick just before the start of his rookie season, but now he’s experimenting with a lesser version of the leg kick. “I still need to try both, with and without the leg kick, just try to test each one,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. … Justin Upton had a walk in his two trips in his spring debut. … Taylor Ward homered and tripled, although his triple was a wind-blown pop-up that dropped down the right field line. He drove in three runs.UP NEXT: Angels (RHP Griffin Canning) vs. Dodgers (RHP Josiah Gray), Tuesday, noon PT, Glendale, Ariz. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more