Murray, Murphy and Stanton repeat at Marshalltown

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 20) – After a week off due to weather, Marshalltown Speedway sprang back into action Friday evening and three drivers took home back-to-back wins.Jake Murray repeated his win in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified division, earning $1,000 and a spot on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Trent Murphy repeated in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car class and Eric Stanton made it two in a row by winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature.Murray wasted little time in getting to the front of the field in the 25-lap Modified feature, snatching the lead from Jon Snyder on lap three. Eleventh place starter, Tom Berry from Medford, Ore., hus­tled through the field to grab the runner-up spot.Murphy gained the lead with a handful of laps remaining and then took the Stock Car win by a comfortable margin over Donavon Smith. Jay Schmidt started 12th and came away with third place.Stanton had to run down Gary Pfantz and Nathan Ballard, taking command on lap eight and hold­ing off the field in the 15-lap Hobby Stock feature. Ballard finished second and Pfantz third.Sam Wieben dominated in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main. Randy Roberts chased Wieben most of the race and finished second. Jared VanDeest started 12th and finished third.last_img read more

Penn State : Campus vandalized after students riot in support of Paterno

first_img Published on November 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jon: Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Only a shade of what was done hours earlier remained by 5:45 a.m. Thursday.Two lampposts were still down near College Avenue. Both metal posts were snapped at their concrete bases. One of the posts, across from the Student Book Store on College Avenue, had its glass broken while the other post had its lights on and illuminated a dark morning. Thousands of Pennsylvania State University students flocked the downtown area Wednesday night into Thursday morning to display their anger over the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno, 84.Paterno, who has the most wins of any coach in Division I college football history, was fired Wednesday night in light of a sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Paterno’s lack of action following a meeting with Athletic Director Tim Curley, who was placed on administrative leave earlier this week, resulted in the termination. Paterno was in his 46th year coaching the Nittany Lions.Graham Spanier, the longtime Penn State president, was also removed by the Board of Trustees on Wednesday night.Toilet paper still covered parts of College Avenue. Rocks — which angry students reportedly threw at media members and police officers — were displaced across the sidewalk. Students also flipped over a television news van that was parked along College Avenue. The van was turned upright by 6 a.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPolice officers were forced to use pepper spray to control the crowd.Paterno issued a statement Wednesday night after the news of his firing broke.‘Right now, I’m not the football coach, and that’s something I have to get used to,’ Paterno said, according to the Associated Press.Several media outlets gathered at Paterno’s home at 830 McKee St. in State College, Pa., Thursday morning in hopes that the legendary Penn State coach would answer questions. Although most of the Penn State assistant coaches filed in and out of Paterno’s modest ranch home Thursday morning, he had yet to address the media at 12:15 p.m.jdharr04@syr.edulast_img read more

The Senet Group: UK gambling responsible strategy needs collective business input

first_imgShare Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Gillian Wilmot – The Senet GroupIndustry independent watchdog The Senet Group has published its response to the UKGC’s stakeholder consultation on developing new policy initiatives/directives for the ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy – NRGS’.Seeking to develop a new cooperative framework, the UKGC’s three-year national strategy will primarily focus on i) reducing gambling harms, ii) expanding stakeholder cooperation, iii) improving UK health and community networks’ knowledge and capacity of treating problem-gambling as an illness and social disorder.The Senet welcomes the UKGC’s reduction in strategic priorities, stating that all UK stakeholders will benefit from ‘greater clarity and focus on the shared objectives across the industry’.In its submission, the Senet calls for underlined approach on the development of the strategy with a view of creating key themes and guidance – “without clearly articulated goals, it becomes difficult to assess progress or to focus cross-industry collaboration and action.”Key advice on the formation of the NRGS sees the Senet warn the UKGC of incorporating a ‘wide definition on gambling-harm’, which may strain resources and strategic input from the wider UK health community actors-  “the Commission might look to other sectors, such as alcohol regulation, where too wide a definition of harm has made it difficult to assess the impact of reduction strategies, due to other correlating factors and co-morbidities”.A core Senet recommendation calls for the UKGC to develop a collective engagement  with UK businesses across the make-up of the NRGS’ strategy – “the customer insight business has to offer will be critical to ensuring that harm reduction strategies have the necessary operational and customer behavioural context to succeed”.Closing its submission, the Senet supports the development of an ‘industry data repository’,  as a complex but much-needed project to deliver on, as critical data will support the health stakeholders’ clear research objectives.Updating the market, Gillian Wilmot, Chairman of the Senet Group, said: “Elements of the gambling industry have contributed to an environment of mistrust and frustration in recent years, and delivery against the Commission’s objectives in the last three-year strategy has not been sufficiently coordinated across operators.”“However, companies are now making unprecedented efforts to reduce harms, and it’s critical that the customer insight and interaction they bring is put to good use in ensuring that harm reduction solutions have the operational context necessary to succeed and be implemented speedily.” UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Sharelast_img read more

Anthony Joshua is world IBF and WBA heavyweight boxing champion

first_imgIt is the most significant heavyweight fight ever to be held in Britain and will reportedly earn the pair upwards of £10 million ($13 million, 12 million euros) each.Britain’s largest attendance for a boxing event since 1939 is expected beneath the Wembley arch, with millions more watching on television in over 140 countries.Yet Joshua, the London 2012 Olympic gold medallist, does not even see this as being the most important fight he will ever have.“I don’t think so, because it won’t be the end of my career,” said Joshua, who was born in England to Nigeria-born parents.“When he gets beat, that could be the end of him. That’s why it could be defining for him.”– ‘Crumble like a cookie’ –Joshua was seven years old when Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) turned professional in 1996 following his Olympic gold medal success in Atlanta earlier that year.The Ukrainian was last seen in a ring in November 2015 when he was outboxed in a defeat by Joshua’s burly compatriot Tyson Fury, ending his nine-and-a-half-year reign as champion.Klitschko, who saw Fury twice pull out of a re-match, is banking on his greater experience being a decisive factor.While Joshua has never been beyond seven rounds, Klitschko has fought 12 rounds nine times.“Experience is something that you cannot buy in a shop. You gain it over the years,” Klitschko said.“People could be in great preparation and great spirit and I’ve seen that they crumble like a cookie right before the first bell.”Klitschko is bidding to become a three-time world heavyweight champion like his older brother, Vitali, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Muhammad Ali.Joshua tipped the scales at 17 stones 12lbs 2oz (113.4 kg) — 10 pounds more than Klitschko and his heaviest ever pre-fight weight — at Friday’s weigh-in.It prompted Klitschko to compare him to an over-muscled body-builder.“I’ve never seen AJ as big as he is right now,” he said. “He is as big as Arnold Schwarzenegger at his best.”Klitschko even went as far as predicting the partisan British crowd will be cheering for him by the end of the bout.“I was booed at the beginning (of his open workout), but cheered at the end, when I finished,” said the Ukrainian.“I’ve seen it with my brother (Vitali) and Herbie Hide here years ago. If you perform well, people will accept you with cheering.”Share on: WhatsApp Britain’s Anthony Joshua (L) throws a jab at Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko during the seventh round of their IBF, IBO and WBA, world Heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium in north west London on April 29, 2017. AFPJoshua defeats Klitschko in world heavyweight epicLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s Anthony Joshua defeated veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic at Wembley on Saturday, taking victory on an 11th round stoppage.Joshua added the WBA title to his IBF belt but only after being knocked to the canvas by the 41-year-old Klitschko in the sixth round.The Ukrainian was also on the floor in the fifth round and twice more in the pivotal 11th as the 27-year-old British fighter took his record to 19 wins in 19 fights. *****FIGHT PREVIEWLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s Anthony Joshua says he is prepared to play the waiting game in his world heavyweight super-fight against veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday.Joshua, 14 years Klitschko’s junior, is expected to attack the 41-year-old with the same explosiveness that has seen him win all 18 of his professional contests to date.But while many observers believe the longer the fight goes on, the more it will play into Klitschko’s hands, Joshua says he is prepared to wait for his moment.“He’ll probably start fast because he won’t be able to keep up the pace,” said Joshua, who hopes to add the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) title to his International Boxing Federation (IBF) crown.“Father Time is a genetic thing. It’s something no-one can deny and it’s just part of life. I don’t think he’d be able to cope in my training camp.“How I’ve been taught to win is to box off the line, set it up, and then come forward, defend, and try and come forward again.“So it’s what opportunities are there, rather than being aggressive and missing shots because I’m just hungry for a knockout.“I just have to create opportunities and when they come, I’ll explode then and take him on.”Joshua, 27, will confront Klitschko, the former world heavyweight number one, in front of 90,000 fans in the biggest fight the division has seen in years.last_img read more

Real reason why the NCA refused to conduct a fitness test for Jasprit Bumrah…

first_imgAdvertisement 1qmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs56ozsmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E95l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) u5jdWould you ever consider trying this?😱ad8Can your students do this? 🌚7jlalnRoller skating! Powered by Firework NCA’s refusal at conducting a fitness test for the speedster, Jasprit Bumrah has been making headlines for the last few weeks. Apparently, India team’s fast bowler wanted the NCA to conduct a fitness test for him and declare him fit, but the NCA refused to do it. Questions have been directed at the Director of National Cricket Academy (NCA), Rahul Dravid, but he has not opened about the issue yet. But another source has come out into the open and shed some light into Bumrah’s case.Advertisement The source, he wanted to remain anonymous, claimed that Rahul had no problem conducting a fitness test for the young cricketer, Jasprit Bumrah; he had instead told him to bring his physiotherapist from the India team to conduct the test at the NCA. The problem was not in conducting the test but the consequences that the NCA would have to face later on. Bumrah was allowed to use all the facilities at the NCA, but Dravid denied his request of a recruiting the NCA staff to conduct his fitness test. Since Bumrah was treated by a different physiotherapist in the India team, his case was not known to the NCA staff. None of the staff had worked with him prior to the injury or immediately after the injury, so they were not at the position to conduct a test at the very last minute and declare him fit. IF he gets injured again in the same place, then the NCA and Rahul Dravid will be blamed.Advertisement “He was told to get whoever he wanted and do the test here. Last-minute, you land up and ask us to conduct fitness test (but) how can we? Nobody knows his case. NCA trainers have not trained with him even one day, they have not treated him for four months. How can they be asked to conduct the test? Please don’t recruit the NCA staff to give the test and pass you. Because what happens is if something goes wrong, again the NCA will be blamed. No professional will agree to do this,” he said.The NCA has been blamed before for declaring Hardik Pandey fit to play in the Test Series last year. The source further revealed the NCA’s physiotherapy department was pressured from the top to make such a declaration.Advertisement Sony Sports Weekly Listings | 23rd December to 29th December 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more