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first_imgUnited States Air Force Second Lieutenant Dalon Helm will be back in an IMCA Modified over the Memorial Day Weekend. He’s currently stationed in Texas and flying in the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program. (Photo by Ben Pena)SHERRARD, Ill. – Dalon Helm brings a unique perspective on speed to the IMCA Modified division.Second Lieutenant Helm, a Sherrard, Ill., native and graduate of the United States Air Force Academy is stationed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas.Now in the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program, he’s flying a T-6A Texan turbo-prop with a top speed of around 360 miles an hour.He’ll be home over the Memorial Day Weekend and hopes to race with his father Dan at Davenport Speedway and Quad City Speedway, two of the tracks he competed at during his 2016 rookie season.“I had 10 flights in a small plane before I raced a Modified,” said Helm. “I’m going a lot faster now in a T-6 but it’s hard to tell the difference because of the perspective. Having tires on the ground feels faster than when you’re in an airplane 15,000 feet off the ground.”Helm will next train in a T38 Talon, a course that leads to becoming a fighter or bomber pilot, or a T-1 Jayhawk, which leads to flying an airlift or tanker plane.The Talon tops out at around 860 miles an hour, the Jayhawk 530 mph. Regardless of where his Air Force career course takes him, Helm wants to keep going fast on dirt.“It’s a long way to anywhere from where I’m stationed but I’ve been able to make the three hour trip to Abilene to watch the races a couple times,” he said. “I’m definitely looking at where bases are located and where the tracks are located. Racing is definitely something I want to continue. Once you start you get hooked.”Admittedly late to the sport, Helm decided last summer would be the perfect time to start. And with the number of sanctioned tracks so close to home, the IMCA Modified would be the perfect division to start in.“My dad and grandpa Bob had both raced around the Midwest and racing was something I had wanted to do when I was a kid,” he said. “I was at the academy one night thinking about what I wanted to do in the 60 days I had after graduation before reporting to my next duty station. I decided I wanted to race.”After talking that idea over with his father, Helm went online and found a 2014 Forward Chassis. His grandfather had parts stored away in the garage that he could use and Helm was ready to start his own racing career.In less than a month and a half, Helm logged 17 starts at Davenport, Maquoketa Speedway, Quad City and 34 Raceway.His best showing came on his 15th night out, with a sixth place finish at East Moline.“My dad will have the car ready when I get back at the end of the month,” Helm said. “We had a blast racing last summer. It was the most fun thing I’ve ever done and I learned a lot.”last_img read more

first_img“My son is my best competition. The tables have turned and now I’m learning from him,” said Hunt, especially proud to see Mitchell race his way into the Big Dance two years ago. “I’m going to give it my best this week. I know we’re going to be up against the best of the best . We’re going to see what happens.” A Michigan driver who made a long-awaited return to victory lane last weekend hopes to see his new streak continue this week at Boone Speedway. Jerry Hunt Jerry Hunt earned the IMCA Modified win at Thunderbird Raceway over the weekend, along with $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth. He made the tow to Super Nationals with son Mitchell, a third generation driver who was elected to start the upcoming version of that race.  Hunt was retired for more than three years before getting back on the track during the Fourth of July Weekend in a GRT by S & S Motorsports ride bought from Shawn Bearce.last_img read more

first_imgLoretta A. “Pete” Kinker, age 90 of Batesville, died Monday, January 20, 2020 at Morning Breeze in Greensburg.  Born February 17, 1929 in Decatur County Indiana, she is the daughter of Anna (Nee: Duvelius) and Harry Kinker.   She was a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Church Enochsburg Campus and St. Louis Church.Affectionately known at Pete, she was born with Cerebral Palsy. Although she spent quite a bit of her early years back and forth at Riley’s Children’s Hospital, she never let her limitations slow her down. She was the official babysitter for many of her nieces and nephews.  Loretta had a feisty personality and enjoyed rough housing with them.  Able to get them into a headlock, they teased that she had a “mean right hook.”  She treasured time with family.  As her parents aged, she took care of them as well as the chores around the house.  Loretta was very devout, attending church and praying the rosary daily.  Eventually her health prevented her from going to church but, she never missed it on T.V.  Bingo and playing cards were favorite pastimes while sitting on a swing enjoying an occasional glass of wine or a margarita was relaxing.Loreteta is survived by her sister Rosemary Cook of Batesville, brother Louis Kinker of Enochsburg and numerous nieces and nephews who were a significant part of her life.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Julia Pumphrey, Margaret Mollaun, Leona Moeller, Virginia Heck and brother Omer Kinker.Visitation is Saturday, January 25th, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Church at Enochsburg.  Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Riley’s Children’s Hospital.last_img read more

first_imgGoalkeeper Oscar Ustari will go straight into the Sunderland squad for Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final clash with Manchester United after signing a short-term deal. Press Association The 27-year-old Argentina international will remain at the Stadium of Light until the end of the season after he and Spanish club Almeria agreed to rescind his contract. Ustari will be Vito Mannone’s understudy, a role which has been filled recently by youngster Jordan Pickford as Keiren Westwood recovers from shoulder surgery. center_img Speaking minutes before the deal was confirmed, Black Cats head coach Gus Poyet said: “I hope he [Ustari] gets over so we can go tomorrow to the game relaxed and having him on the bench to cover us just in case. “We could be in a very difficult position. The kid [Pickford] has never played and being in that situation – imagine if we got to extra-time and penalties. “Yes, he could be the hero, or it could be devastating for him as well.” last_img read more

first_imgWhite man badly beaten by BLM protesters in Portland(Courtesy: The man lays unconscious on a Portland streetKalen D’Almeida / Scriberr News)A series of clips on social media shows the victim being surrounded in his white truck at 10.30 p.m. Sunday as others attacked his wife.  The victim allegedly almost ran over some BLM members trying to save his wife who was punched and even tackled to the ground during the violence.“He didn’t do nothing!” someone could be heard calling as others punched the driver as he sat in his truck, which was also repeatedly kicked.The unidentified driver attempted to flee with the mob chasing him and crashed into a light pole, according to the clips.He was dragged from the truck and repeatedly punched as his wife was pleading with his attackers to stop, pointing out that her husband was bleeding, the videos show.“I was trying to get out the way,” he insisted after crashing his truck, as several in the BLM group punched him in the face and repeatedly called the white driver the N-word.”The victim was then shown bleeding from a large wound in the back of his head as he appeared unconscious throughout another almost two-and-a-half minute clip. His wife was shown sobbing nearby as the mob held her back and appeared to rifle through his truck.  His wife pleading with them not to steal from her husband too. “That’s all he has!” she yelled.Police in riot gear had to assist ambulance crews helping him as they were confronted by “a hostile crowd,” Portland Police said in a release.The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police said. “The incident is under investigation and no arrests have been made,” the force said.All this violence came a day after Portland officials declared a riot as mobs once again brought violence in the name of George Floyd, as they have done nightly for almost two months.Two cops were hospitalized overnight Saturday after protestors hurled a 10-pound rock at them during the 79th night of clashes in the City of Roses, according to reports. Over the weekend in Portland, Black Lives Matter and Antifa militants allegedly forced a white man to crash his truck, and then punched and kicked him unconscious.  The assault was caught on video.last_img read more

first_img Published on October 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+ For the second-straight road game Syracuse led a ranked opponent and for the second-straight game SU blew its lead and left a conference matchup with a draw. No. 24 Syracuse (7-4-3, 1-3-2 Atlantic Coast) tied with No. 21 North Carolina State (8-4-3, 2-3-2) on Saturday night in Raleigh, North Carolina.“I thought our guys were terrific, SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “I thought we did enough to get three points tonight. We didn’t take that chance to score that second goal tonight and we were punished later on.”Syracuse outshot NC State, 19 to 12, and led for the majority of the match. But a late goal by Brad Sweeney equalized the game with 24 seconds left. The strike came off a free kick, adding to SU’s inability to defend set-pieces in critical moments. Earlier this season, SU lost to Notre Dame on Sept. 7 after conceding three set-piece scores.Other than Sweeney’s goal, the Orange utilized physicality on the road. It recorded 19 fouls with Hugo Delhommelle earning SU’s lone yellow card.Sondre Norheim provided SU’s offense when he headed a ball off a Delhommelle corner kick in the fifth minute. The sophomore defender scored his third goal in his last two matchups, bringing his point total to eight. Delhommelle tallied his fourth assist of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(Norheim’s) scored a couple of very important goals,” McIntyre said. “This was a good one. To score on restarts you need a good service and that’s what we got from (Delhommelle).”SU outshot the Wolfpack eight to one in the opening half, but couldn’t create the separation it’s banked on in past games. Syracuse was on a five-game streak of scoring multiple goals which was capped off with a seven-goal outburst against St. Bonaventure on Oct. 16. Yet, NC State’s defense, which entered the contest allowing less than a goal a game, stymied the Orange forwards.The squads traded chances in the second half and neither team found twine before Sweeney executed on a free kick from 19-yards away.“It would’ve been very easy for our guys to feel sorry for ourselves and let that carry over into overtime,” McIntyre said. “I thought our guys bounced back.”Both goalies were called upon in overtime. NC State’s Leon Krapf recorded two of his six saves in the extra periods and Hendrik Hilpert stopped a shot by AJ Seals for his fifth and final save of the night.Syracuse senior Jan Breitenmoser had a chance to win the match with two seconds left but his strike sailed high, confirming the draw.The Orange’s unbeaten streak lengthened to six games with the decision. SU travels to Clemson (5-7-1, 0-6-0) on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in a makeup game that was rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgSecond round matches of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) have now been scheduled to commence on Sunday, May 21, a shift from the earlier date of May 7.The Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company (LMC), Salihu Abubakar, in a notice to clubs communicating the new date, explained yesterday that it was to allow Rangers International and Rivers United complete their rescheduled fixtures.“We also have deemed it right to accommodate states’ Federations Cup finals which obviously will feature some of the NPFL Clubs,” Abubakar added. Following their drop from the CAF Champions League to the CAF Confederation Cup, Rangers and Rivers United had a number of fixtures rescheduled by the LMC and the dates have dragged beyond the midseason break.“We didn’t think it would be appropriate for the clubs to carry over their first stanza fixtures into the second round”, the LMC official noted.Rivers United will tomorrow, May 3 hosts Remo Stars while Rangers play in Enugu against Plateau United in some of the rescheduled games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgAn agreement for the importation of cheap natural gas from Venezuela was signed on Saturday between T&T Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The terms of agreement was between the National Gas Company (NGC), the Venezuelan NGC, Shell and the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (Petroleum of Venezuela).Secure source of gas“We may have been able to save our industry by getting a secure source of gas for the downstream sector. It may over time also allow us to look at the expansion of the downstream sector and investments there, as long as we can show investors we have a secured stream of gas,” Rowley told journalists on the flight back from Venezuela.He also revealed that the NGC has been able to negotiate a tranche of gas for power generation at an even lower price than the rest of the gas to be used by the petrochemical sector.Oil pipeline to be builtRowley said the pipeline carrying the gas from Venezuela’s Dragon Gas field in Eastern Venezuela to Shell’s Hibiscus platform off the North Coast will be built and owned in a joint venture between the NGC and Shell Trinidad.The estimated cost of the construction of the pipeline is over TT$1 billion (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents).During the signing Rowley and Maduro acknowledged that the agreement had come a year and a half after they signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the project.The Dragon field is located within Venezuela’s maritime territory, just off the north-west coast of Trinidad. It is close to the Hibiscus platform, jointly owned by the Trinidad and Tobago government and Shell.Shell is also the operator of Dragon. The deal will hopefully see Venezuelan gas from Dragon transported to Hibiscus and then to Point Fortin, where Atlantic will turn it into liquefied natural gas (LNG).Shell is also the helping the Trinidad and Tobago government develop and process gas from Loran-Manatee, which is off the south-east coast of Trinidad, and spans the maritime borders of Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.The Loran-Manatee field has an estimated 10.25 trillion cubic feet of gas of which roughly 74 per cent belongs to Venezuela with 26 per cent belonging to Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

first_img Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Share Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Submit The ninth edition of the International Women in Gaming Diversity Awards has taken place at The Savoy Hotel London, with a number of winners lauded throughout the night.Amongst them was Kindred Group, more specifically it’s legal team, who were crowned ‘Team of the Year,’ being recognised as “a team that has delivered change in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion in their company.”Stating that “diversity and equality are key parts of Kindred’s sustainability framework.” which sees it’s legal team consist of 12 employees represented by a 70%-30% female to male split, also consisting of more than seven nationalities, the group states a number of initiatives have been undertaken to drive this area of the business forward.Amongst them was it’s link-up with the All-in Diversity Project, an industry-driven initiative to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion for the global betting and gaming sector, which it joined as a founding member. Henrik Tjärnström, Chief Executive Officer at Kindred Group, commented: “Equal opportunities lie at the heart of the entire employee journey at Kindred and it remains a key focus for the Group to improve on diversity and equality. “We are proud of the women and men who continue to drive our business forward and this award is a great testament to the hard work our legal team delivers everyday.”Liv Biesemans, Head of Legal Kindred Group, added: “I am extremely happy and proud that my team is recognised with this award. This team’s expertise and dedication drives our business’ success, makes us a true leader in the industry and contributes to Kindred being a great place to work.” Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

first_imgView this post on Instagram Learning from some of da best @marshmellomusic & @steveaokiA post shared by Rob Gronkowski (@gronk) on Mar 27, 2017 at 9:48am PDT”He was just yapping at me the whole time. That’s why I took him and threw him out of the club. I was the bouncer, picked him and tossed him out of the club on that one touchdown.”Colts safety Sergio Brown’s apparent verbal jibes saw Gronkowski shove him off the field when blocking for one New England touchdown in 2014.”All the linemen are sexy, they’ve got that sexy body and everything. They did a great job. They’re the ones who should get laid tonight, those linemen.”Offensive linemen are often the forgotten men in the NFL. Not for Gronkowski, who was sure to make sure they got some love after a win over the Bills in 2014.”Sean, need some help?”White House visits became a regular occurrence due to the Patriots’ multiple Super Bowl wins and during one trip in 2017, Gronk crashed the daily briefing of then-press secretary Sean Spicer to see if the under-pressure official needed some assistance.”I’m a shark expert. I heard there’s some great whites out there. I haven’t seen any great whites yet. They don’t know me yet. I only swam with tigers. So maybe I’ll go say, ‘Hi’ to my friends.” But Gronkowski was remembered for more than just being one of Tom Brady’s favorite receivers.Here, we take a look at some of his most memorable quotes.”I’m addicted to working out. Before I go to bed, I’ve got to hit my sit-ups and push-ups. While I’m watching a TV show, I do push-ups. I even watch SpongeBob still, so there we go.”Gronkowski’s physicality set him apart in the NFL — and it turns out a cartoon character helped when he needed to get the reps in. View this post on Instagram Rob Gronkowski was not just an All-Pro tight end, he was also a self-declared chick magnet, shark expert and SpongeBob SquarePants aficionado.The 29-year-old announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, bringing an end to a nine-year career spend entirely in New England that included three Super Bowl victories with the Patriots. Happy Easter everyone! Just crafting up my giant Easter Egg!A post shared by Rob Gronkowski (@gronk) on Apr 1, 2018 at 9:32am PDT”My screen name in fourth grade on AIM was ‘chickmagnet4life’, so it started in fourth grade…and that’s for life!”Renowned for his offseason partying, Gronkowski claims his reputation as a ladies’ man was cultivated early on.”My drink is usually vodka with water because it gets you hydrated and drunk at the same time.”Gronk has partied on buses and boats, yet he seemingly never forgets to stay hydrated.”At one time I wanted to be a WWE wrestler. I still do. I want to go in the ring once and mess around and jump off the ropes and do a Stone Cold stunner.”A dream was realized at WrestleMania 33 when Gronkowski entered the ring and shoved over Jinder Mahal after he had taunted the Patriot. A more prominent role in the WWE could be on the cards now he has left the NFL.”In high school I was scared to dance. I was shy at dancing. I practice at home, I was practicing in the mirror. Dancing everywhere.”The “Gronk Spike” was the tight end’s customary celebration, though he was never afraid to show off his “moves,” which apparently needed honing at home first. Last offseason Gronkowski went swimming with tiger sharks, which made him the perfect player to talk to when great whites were spotted in the local area.”That little nutcracker dude that’s guarding the house! I like how he just sits there and stays still.”That was Gronk’s description of a member of The Queen’s Guard, who he was trying to emulate with his endzone celebration at Wembley in 2012.last_img read more