Aikey delivers on promise of fifth Super Nationals championship

first_imgLate Models at the 2015 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Jeff AikeyBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10) – After winning a second straight and fourth career IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s title last September, Jeff Aikey promised to return to Boone Speedway and add to his Late Model championship collection.He made good on that promise Thursday night in an epic Deery Brothers Summer Series battle with Justin Kay and Richie Gustin, two other drivers who came into the night looking to race their way into the record book.Aikey becomes the third driver to win five career Super Nationals crowns and the first to win three in a row.“After we came here on Memorial Day, I told my crew we had to make the car faster. We had a fast car tonight, let me tell you,” said Aikey, who’d qualified through his ‘B’ feature and started 15th. “I’ll be back next year to make it four in a row.”The victory, Aikey’s series career 65th, paid $3,510. That amount includes a $510 Speedway Motors Weekly Racing bonus.Kay was second by not much more than half a car length. The defending series champion and current point leader was seeking a record-tying fourth straight win and started on the pole, but surrendered the front spot to Gustin following an early restart.Gustin, the 2011 Super Nationals Modified champion, led Kay, Todd Cooney and Tyler Droste into lapped traffic. Aikey was up to sixth when the caution waved again on lap 16.Tenth starting Todd Cooney charged past Gustin when the race went green again. The two-time Super Nationals king pulled away from the field before getting slowed by lapped traffic and Aikey was first across the stripe when lap 34 was scored.Cooney exited after a lap 39 yellow. Gustin regained with 10 circuits to go and Kay shuffled Aikey back to third, the front three virtually side-by-side-by-side at the end of lap 44.Aikey got the lead back coming out of the final turn on lap 47. Kay edged past Gustin with two to go.“I’ve been racing for a long time. To beat these young guys feels pretty good,” said Aikey, gesturing toward the numbers on the leader board. “I just went where they weren’t. My car could go anywhere on the track. I diced where there weren’t any other cars.”Gustin, Droste and 14th starting Joel Callahan completed the top five. Jason Hahne also advanced 14 spots from his original start and finished sixth; Josh Most, already qualified for Saturday’s Modified main event, ended in seventh.Aikey also won Super Nationals features in 1995 and 2004.The Late Model program at Boone was postponed from Labor Day because of inclement weather conditions and rain forced a delay to the start of the two ‘B’ features on Thursday.The 29th annual series concludes with the Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway.Feature results – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 2. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 3. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 4. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 6. Jason Hahne, Webster City; 7. Josh Most, Red Oak; 8. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland; 9. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 10. Robert See, Webster City; 11. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 12. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 13. Al Johnson, Story City; 14. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake; 15. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo; 16. Jon Passick, Waterloo; 17. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill.; 18. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 19. Todd Cooney, Des Moines; 20. Allan Hopp, Harlan; 21. Sean Johnson, Independence; 22. Greg Kastli, Waterloo; 23. LeRoy Brenner, Aledo, Ill.; 24. Corey Zeitner, Omaha, Neb.last_img read more

The academies of RCD Espanyol de Barcelona are now on every continent

first_imgAdvertisement 2zNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4f0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E45v3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9275Would you ever consider trying this?😱hxi4Can your students do this? 🌚hfq7wRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Catalan club is growing its global brand through international academies, the latest of which is in Australia. In addition it has created football camps programme with 29 events already held this year.Advertisement Advertisement The academy of RCD Espanyol de Barcelona is not just a breeding ground for future talent but an extension of its brand. Beyond its seven training centers across Spain, the club has invested in the creation of a global model, opening centers around the world that will introduce the club not just to new players, but to potential new fans.Advertisement This internationalization model kicked off in the 2016/17 season with the launch of two academies and the growth has been gradual since then, reaching the current position of 11 RCDE Academy sites.As Albert Saus, the manager of the club’s schools and academies department, explained: “We work to create quality local projects around the world and the academy is at the heart of that. We have now reached Oceania, in the city of Brisbane, through an academy that will start activity at the beginning of February 2020.” Global academies and football campsThe objective of these academies is to take the identity of RCD Espanyol de Barcelona academy to new territories, where boys and girls between the ages of four and 15 can improve their skills and the 119-year story of the club can be shared.With the academy in Brisbane, the club is now present across all continents. In addition to Brisbane, RCD Espanyol de Barcelona is also based in Algiers and Tizi Ouzou (Algeria), in Saitama (Japan), in New Jersey (USA), in Baghdad (Iraq), in Helsinki (Finland), in Stockholm (Sweden) and in Shanghai, Shouguang and Hunan (China).The numbers from the beginning of this current season show that 1,085 boys and girls are training with the club.Associated with the academies, there has also been major growth of the club’s RCDE Football Camps, standalone training events designed to engage new playing talent around the world. When this project started three years ago, the club held six camps abroad. This year, 29 have already been held. Extending its global reach further, these camps have been carried out in the USA, Canada, Colombia, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Kazakhstan and Japan among others.All of this growth means that RCD Espanyol de Barcelona is the LaLiga team with the second-most academies that are supervised by club directors. Growth in ChinaWith three of its international academies in China, this country holds a particular relevance for the Catalan club. Alongside its Chinese ownership, this year’s signing of Chinese forward Wu Lei has helped to boost the club’s standing and presence here. It opened its third academy in China in the months following the signing as interest in the club grew rapidly. In addition, a new RCD Espanyol de Barcelona fan group was created in Shanghai.As Saus explained: “Since Rastar Group arrived at the club, our international presence has accelerated, although not only in China. The signing of Wu Lei helped us on the pitch and he also became an ambassador for the club in China. This goes in tandem with the three club academies in China.” Consolidation in North America and other opportunitiesOutside of Asia, the club maintains significant ambitions for growth and is working on consolidating the club’s presence in North America in the near future. At the same time, it is also studying opportunities in areas of growing interest such as India or Central Africa.For Saus, this expansion through youth football is helping to bring people from around the world closer to the club. “We want to build brand identity through our youth football because that helps to generate a sense of belonging,” he says. “We are seeing more and more members of our international programmes joining our club in Spain or becoming fans, which increases our global network significantly.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Local State of Emergency Declared in Oceanport

first_imgWHEREAS, the aforesaid laws, ordinances and/or resolutions authorize the promulgation of such orders, rules and regulations as are necessary to meet the various problems which have or may be presented by such disaster/emergency: and NOW, THEREFORE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH the aforesaid laws, we do hereby promulgate and declare that (a) a health and safety emergency exists within the Borough of Oceanport as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, (b) the entirety of the Borough of Oceanport is hereby declared to be subject to a State of Emergency, (c) the terms and conditions set forth in the Governor’s Executive Order No. 103 (2020) and Executive Order No. 104 (2020) (a copy of which is attached hereto) are hereby adopted in full by the Borough of Oceanport and shall be operative, implemented, observed and enforced within the Borough of Oceanport effective immediately and (d) the Borough of Oceanport shall be permitted whenever necessary in order to combat the COVID-19 virus to purchase, acquire or retain goods and/or services which are not available under contracts currently in existence with the Borough of Oceanport without having to comply with the mandates of the New Jersey Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40:11-6 et seq.) To all citizens and persons within the Borough of Oceanport, New Jersey, and to all departments, divisions and bureaus of the Government of the Borough of Oceanport: WHEREAS, serious conditions currently exist throughout the Borough of Oceanport as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus which pose a clear and immediate danger to the health, safety and welfare of the people of Oceanport; and The following is a message posted to the Oceanport government website Monday, March 16: WHEREAS, the Borough of Oceanport has already undertaken measures intended to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus within Oceanport and to combat the spread of it in the municipal workforce; and WHEREAS, pursuant to the powers vested in me by Chapter 251 of the Laws of 1942 as amended and supplemented, N.J.S.A. App. A-9-30 et seq., N.J.S.A. 40-48-1(6) and any and all municipal ordinances enacted pursuant thereto, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-1 et seq., and whichever law or laws of the State of New Jersey apply, and by ordinances adopted and resolutions passed by the Borough of Oceanport, I have declared that a local disaster/emergency exists within the Borough of Oceanport: and WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020 the Governor of the State of New Jersey issued Executive Order No. 103 (2020) declaring a statewide Public Health Emergency and a State of Emergency; WHEREAS, it is imperative for the Borough of Oceanport to be able to act quickly in following the guidance and recommendations made by public health officials in order to successfully combat the impact of the virus upon the residents and workers of the Borough of Oceanport; and WHEREAS, it has been determined that the entirety of the Borough of Oceanport should be declared a disaster/emergency area, and further that certain measures must be taken to ensure that the authorities will be unhampered in their efforts to maintain law and order as well as an orderly flow of traffic and further to protect the persons and property of the residents affected by the conditions attendant to the spread of the COVID-19 virus; WHEREAS, the Mayors of the “Two River Council of Mayors” have consulted with each other, examined the facts attendant to the COVID-19 Virus crisis and agreed that the member municipalities would be best served by making individual declarations of a State of Emergency consistent with that which is set forth in Executive Order No. 104 (2020); Proclamation-OPT-Virus-2020_FINAL-1Download WHEREAS, on this date the Governor of the State of New Jersey issued Executive Order No. 104 (2020) wherein the terms and conditions of Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency are set forth with particularity; andlast_img read more

Taylor, Vikes take aim at NCAA Regional Tournament

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsGranite Pointe’s Lauren Taylor and the rest of the Portland State Vikings team take to the Washington Golf Club in Auburn, WA. Thursday to compete in the NCAA West Regional Women’s Golf Tournament.Taylor is joined by Big Sky Championship teammates Britney Yada, Tiffany Schoning, Kalyn Dodge and Alexia Brown.The Vikes enter the 24-team, 54-hole tournament, as the 20th seeded team.The competition at the West Regional will be a huge test of Portland State as some of the top-ranked teams in the nation, including Pac-10 Champion, USC, will be among the competitors. Other top-25 nationally-ranked teams playing in the regional are Virginia, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee, Pepperdine, Iowa State and UC Davis.The top eight teams from the West Regional will advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament, May 18-21, at the Traditions Golf Club in State College, TX.Taylor, 19, enters the NCAA Regional with some of the top freshman numbers in Portland State University history.The L.V. Rogers Bomber grad won two tournaments this season on the Big Sky circuit in California — Cal State Fullerton Folino Invitational and UC Irvine Anteater Invitational.Those accomplishments did not go unnoticed as Taylor earned Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year accolades — the first freshman from Portland State to claim the honour.Taylor also was named to the All- Big Sky Conference Team with Schoning and Yada. Dodge was named to the second team.All-Conference honors are based on national player rankings.Taylor’s scoring average of 75.80 is the best ever by a PSU freshman. She also tied a school scoring record for a 36-hole tournament with an even par 144 at the Folino. Taylor is a two-time Big Sky Conference Golfer of the Week.Taylor tees off Thursday at 1:25 p.m., Friday at 8:55 a.m. and Saturday at 1:25 [email protected]last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — U9 Champs Romania

first_imgTeam Romania includes, from left, Eliza Jefferson, Ollie Gyr, Tao Crawford, Tyler Walmsley, Odin Elris, Jasper Elris and Levi Taylor. It took a shootout for Team Romania to be crowned champs of the Kootenay Co-op U9 Division at the Soccer Quest Indoor facility.Team Romania needed the tie-breaker to advance past a stubborn Team Argentina in the final of the U9 category.Staff at Mallards wants to salute Team Romania for the heroics with Team of the Week honours.last_img

City Soccer crowns champs this weekend at Lakeside PItch

first_imgThe final ion the Leo’s Men’s Open is Saturday at 3:45 p.m.Meanwhile in the Jackson’s Hole Masters League, Club Inter lost in shootout to Bia Boro.Club Inter held a 4-2 lead before Bia Boro rallied back to tie up the match and win it in shootout.Bia Boro meet Real Nelson in the final after the latter edged Jackson’s Hole 1-0. Vic Commandeur scored the lone goal in the game.The two teams meet Sunday at 3:45 p.m. to determine bragging rights in the Jackson’s Men’s Masters League.Lily Whites tackle Selkirk Eyecare for all the marbles in the Finley’s Ladies Rec League Sunday at 2:15 p.m.Lily Whites defeated Red Dog 3-1 while Selkirk Eyecare outlasted Fire Balls 4-1.All games are played at the Lakeside Pitch. There will be no repeats in the men’s side of the Nelson City Soccer Leagues.Both Old Dogs FC and Club Inter were eliminated during semi final action as the City Soccer League winds down.Old Dogs FC looked really old as Kootenay Co-op blasted the defending Leo’s Open Men’s Champs 6-0.The result was a bit of revenge for Co-op, which lost 1-0 to Old Dogs FC in the 2012 final.Co-op meets regular season champ Innkeeper, which advanced to the final by scoring a 3-0 shutout of Nelson U17 Selects.last_img read more

Temple men’s basketball wins two of three games at Orlando Invitational

first_imgSenior guard Quinton Rose dribbles the ball down the court during the Owls’ game against La Salle at the Tom Gola Arena on Nov. 16. | NICK DAVIS / THE TEMPLE NEWS Cowan scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Terrapins while shooting 11-of-19 from the field and 4-of-8 from behind the arc. Smith added 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Temple University men’s basketball (6-1) won two of its three matches at the Orlando Invitational Thursday through Sunday. Rose was only one assist away from a triple-double as he recorded 14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Temple will return to the Liacouras Center to play against the University of Missouri (4-3) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Temple rebounded from its loss against Maryland with a 65-42 win against Texas A&M University (3-4) on Friday. The Owls then went on a 25-7 run to end the game and held the Aggies to only one field goal in the final 12 minutes of play. Overall, Temple’s defense held Texas A&M to 22.4 percent from the field. The Owls then came out of halftime on a 17-6 run in the first eight minutes of the second half. The Wildcats’ shooting went cold in the second half where they only scored 20 points. They shot 25 percent from the field and only made one three-point shot out of 15 attempts. Temple jumped out to a 16-7 lead early in the first half after junior forward J.P. Moorman II hit two threes and a two-point shot. Mayland eventually tied the game at 26, but Temple went into halftime with a 34-29 lead after Moore stole the ball and made a driving layup at the buzzer. The Owls were up 60-57 against the Terrapins after senior guard Alani Moore II hit a three-pointer with seven minutes and six seconds remaining in the game. After that, Terrapins senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. scored five points and assisted on a three-pointer by sophomore forward Jalen Smith to put the Terrapins up 65-62 with two minutes and 35 seconds left to play. After Smith’s three-point shot, the Terrapins kept the lead. Temple-Texas A&M The Aggies came out in the second half with a 14-2 run to cut Temple’s lead to 40-35 with more than 10 minutes remaining. Aggies senior forward Josh Nebo was the only player to score in double digits for the Aggies. Nebo led the Aggies with 12 points. Junior guard/forward Savion Flagg scored all nine of his points on threes. Flagg shot 3-of-10 from the field.center_img Junior guard Nate Pierre-Louis led the Owls with 15 points while making 5-of-10 shots from the field. Pierre-Louis also added seven rebounds. Temple concluded its tournament with a 66-53 win against Davidson College (3-5) to finish in fifth place. Temple lost to the University of Maryland (8-0), 76-69, in its first match of the tournament on Thursday. The Terrapins are ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Temple-Maryland Temple started off slow in the first half. The Owls only shot 39 percent from the field and made three shots from behind the arc on 11 attempts. The Wildcats made 46 percent of their shots from the field to take a 33-30 lead into halftime. Moore led the Owls with 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Moore also made six of his 10 three-point shots. Moorman added 14 points and nine rebounds while shooting 4-of-8 from the field. Senior guard Quinton Rose contributed with nine points and nine rebounds. Sophomore forward Jake Forrester scored six points in 12 minutes in his Temple debut. Forrester had his transfer waiver cleared by the NCAA on Tuesday. The Aggies had an 11-8 lead with 11 minutes and 28 seconds remaining in the first half, but the Owls went on a 24-4 run over the next nine minutes to take a 32-15 lead. The Owls took a 32-18 lead into the locker room. Temple-Davidson Rose led the way for the Owls with 19 points. Rose added six rebounds and four assists while shooting 6-of-14 from the field. Moore scored 14 points while shooting 4-of-9 from the three-point line. Redshirt-junior guard Monty Scott scored 11 points off the bench. Scott also made two three-pointers on four attempts while shooting 4-of-9 from the field. Wildcats sophomore forward Luka Brajkovic led all scorers with 16 points while shooting 7-of-9 from the field. Junior guard Carter Collins added 12 points on 3-of-11 shooting from the field and 2-of-9 from the three-point line. Junior guard Kellan Grady scored 11 points while shooting 3-of-13 from the field. Grady only made one of his six three-point attempts. The rest of the Wildcats scored only 14 points combined. Forrester also scored in double digits, making 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting off the bench. Forrester also recorded four rebounds. Scott added eight points and five rebounds off the bench while making two of his four three-point shots.last_img read more

Esperance first to reach CAF Champions League quarters

first_img0Shares0000Trophy-holders Esperance of Tunisia became the first qualifiers for the CAF Champions League quarter-finals after a 2-0 home win over Horoya of Guinea in Group B Friday. © AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 9 – Trophy-holders Esperance of Tunisia became the first qualifiers for the CAF Champions League quarter-finals after a routine 2-0 home win over Horoya of Guinea in Group B Friday.Malian Hamed Assoko conceded an own-goal midway through the first half to put the three-time African champions ahead at the Stade Olympique in the Tunis suburb of Rades. Esperance needed a second goal to be sure of success and it arrived seven minutes from time through Cameroonian midfield enforcer Franck Kom.Victory for the Tunisian outfit maintained the last unbeaten record in the competition this season and guaranteed they will top the final standings.The disappointment of Horoya was diluted by news from the other end of the continent that Orlando Pirates of South Africa were surprisingly held 2-2 at home by FC Platinum of Zimbabwe.Pirates’ failure to win in Soweto means they must take maximum points from an away fixture against Horoya in Conakry next Saturday to overtake the Guineans and finish second.The top two finishers after six rounds in the four groups advance to the quarter-finals stage of the Champions League, the elite African club competition.Esperance have 11 points after five rounds, Horoya seven, Pirates six and Platinum just two from their first group-phase appearance.Horoya centre-back Assoko has scored four goals in the Champions League this season, but two have been own-goals with his latest misfortune coming in Tunisia.Kom, a midfielder more accustomed to preventing goals than scoring them, netted his first of the campaign to ensure Esperance of a third consecutive two-goal home victory.– Little chance –Given a bye to the group stage because of fixture congestion, the Tunisian club are hoping to become the first club since Al Ahly of Egypt in 2013 to achieve back-to-back titles.A Platinum side without a win in six qualifying and group matches were given little chance of dodging defeat away to Pirates, the 1995 African champions.But after Nelson Tigere missed a penalty, he put the Zimbabwean outfit ahead and Rainsome Pavori doubled the lead before half-time at Orlando Stadium.Platinum retained the two-goal advantage until nine minutes from time when unmarked Thembinkosi Lorch beat goalkeeper Petros Mhari at his near post with a low drive.The goal galvanised the Soweto Buccaneers and Zambian Augustine Mulenga slammed a loose ball into the net on 87 minutes to raise hopes of a dramatic victory.Platinum survived a late onslaught, however, to end a run of three straight losses despite having centre-back defender Kevin Moyo red-carded.Meanwhile, Group C leaders CS Constantine of Algeria surprisingly fell 1-0 at home to Club Africain of Tunisia and surrendered an eight-match unbeaten record.Ismaily of Egypt dropped out of contention for a quarter-finals place after being held 1-1 at home by five-time champions TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo.Constantine (10 points), Mazembe (eight) and Africain (seven) are in the running to make the knockout phase with the odds favouring the Algerian and Congolese clubs.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fulham v Norwich in pictures

first_imgSee also:Two for Petric in Fulham rompFulham v Norwich player ratingsJol rues ‘awkward’ Dempsey stand-offDempsey is ready to move on – and so are FulhamA selection of images from Fulham’s 5-0 thrashing of Norwich at Craven Cottage. (Click on an image to start slideshow) Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

JSE lists Berkshire Hathaway SSFs

first_imgThe other IDX products trading on the JSE currently include blue-chip companies such as Nokia, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, BP, Vodafone, GlaxoSmithKline and Apple. Rand hedge While retail investors and corporate entities do not have any exchange control restrictions, institutional investors do have to comply with foreign portfolio regulations. Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. South African investors can now trade one of the world’s most successful investment companies – without using their R2-million foreign allowance – through the listing of a single stock future (SSF) on Warren Buffet’s company Berkshire Hathaway. “This offers investors hassle-free international exposure cost effectively on a trusted trading platform with none of the counter-party risk associated with over-the-counter trading.” 22 July 2009 International derivativescenter_img “With this listing the JSE is able to offer South African investors increased opportunities for portfolio diversification through exposure to world class companies,” said Investec equity derivatives head Adam Myers. The company’s core business is insurance, including property and casualty insurance, reinsurance and specialty nonstandard insurance. It also owns a diverse range of businesses, from sweet manufacturers and jewellers to several regional electric and gas utilities. “Like the other international derivatives (IDX) listed on the JSE, the Berkshire Hathaway SSF can be purchased through any JSE-registered broker in the same way one would purchase local derivatives products,” JSE derivatives trading head Allan Thomson said in a statement this week. Contracts are priced and settled in rands – if the rand depreciates, then the local investor will benefit, allowing IDX products to be used as a rand hedge. The JSE will charge an initial margin of R50 000 per Berkshire Hathaway contract, excluding brokerage charges. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more