BOONE, Iowa – A company that made a big impression with awards at last year’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s recognizes the accomplishments of drivers in two special series in 2016.Motorsports Warehouse Distributors of Boone gives $50 gift certificates to a top five driver in each event in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models and in the Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.Gift certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official race results are received.“Motorsports Warehouse signed on last summer as they moved into a new facility on the grounds at Boone Speedway and this year we’re excited to implement their entire program at the outset of the season,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted. “Late Model and Modified drivers in the Midwest will have the opportunity to get to know one of IMCA’s newest partners in 2016.”Motorsports Warehouse retails high performance parts, tools and safety equipment, and is owned by former IMCA driver Brent Antill.“We are excited for the 2016 season to start. To kick things off, we are having our first annual open house on March 12, which coincides with the Spring Nationals in Beatrice,” said Antill. “The open house is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and will be followed by our race party, with live action streaming from the Spring Nationals.”“In addition to the awards for the Deery Brothers Summer Series and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour, we are looking forward to servicing racers with track sales at both Boone Speedway and Hamilton County Speedway,” he added.More information about products available from Motorsports Warehouse is available on Facebook, at the www.motorsportswarehouse.com website or by calling 855 599-7223.
Mourinho said: “Frank Lampard played at Stamford Bridge (with Manchester City) without any kind of problem and with a good reception. I don’t see a reason for Fabregas not to have the same at the Emirates. “But, if he has some bad reactions, I think he’s one of the players who is more than ready. “He played in Barcelona with an Arsenal shirt. Why can’t he play at the Emirates with a Chelsea shirt? I don’t see a problem.” Arsenal, for whom Fabregas made more than 300 appearances in eight years, reportedly opted out of their buy-back option when it became apparent he could leave the Nou Camp and Mourinho moved swiftly. The Portuguese added: “I know why he chose Chelsea. I don’t know why he didn’t choose Arsenal. “I can’t speak about his time at Arsenal, the decision that made him leave, the decision that stopped him going back. I don’t know if it was the manager’s (Arsene Wenger’s) or if it was his decision. I really don’t know. “I just know that we promised him we’d build a team very adapted to his style of play. That he was going to be an important player in our project. “And that, normally, good projects always end with titles. He was looking for that. That’s all I can say.” Fabregas and Diego Costa, who also joined last summer, have been key to Chelsea’s title charge, with the playmaker laying on assists for the striker. Costa could be fit for Sunday’s match and displace Didier Drogba in the starting XI, while Loic Remy (calf) is definitely out. “Didier for sure is good, is fine. Remy, not for sure. And Diego, let’s make a decision tomorrow,” Mourinho said. Dominic Solanke is in reserve, having missed Chelsea’s under-21 team match on Thursday, and will be on the substitutes’ bench as back-up to Drogba if Costa is not fit. Costa has scored 19 Premier League goals this season, including one in the 2-0 win against Arsenal in October. But Costa has missed the last two matches – wins against QPR and Manchester United – after a recurrence of the hamstring problems which have plagued him. “He’s a very important player for us, but the reality is we are coping with the difficulties of every match without him,” Mourinho added. “We played amazingly well during the most part of the season, scoring a lot of goals and controlling games very well through the quality of our possession. “In the last period we are more strategic, less artistic, but we are having results. I would love Diego to be back, but I trust the other people.” Eden Hazard was also on target in the autumn home win over Arsenal. The Belgium playmaker is expected to be crowned PFA Player of the Year on Sunday, but Mourinho insists collective honours are more important for Hazard. The Blues boss also played down the prospect of Hazard moving to Real Madrid after the 24-year-old’s idol Zinedine Zidane, now a coach at Real, lauded him this week. Mourinho said: “We just signed a new contract with him (until 2021). We didn’t put a gun to his head. He had a lot of time to think about it. “He made a commitment for the future of the team, signing a very good contract. I don’t think he’s interested in going.” Mourinho recently said every player has a price. Asked to put a figure on Hazard, he said: “That’s a good question. I have my idea about it.” Mourinho has an unbeaten 12-match record against Wenger, but played down a personal rivalry. “For me, the achievement is to win on Sunday,” Mourinho added. “Matches are isolated events. No relation with the previous one or the next one. “I respect everyone. He’s not my rival.” Mourinho’s record against Wenger means to many the title is inevitably heading to Chelsea, but the Blues manager is focused on the mathematics. “We need eight points,” he said, dismissing the alternative two-win scenario. Despite their commanding lead, Mourinho insists his side have been challenged this season. Mourinho said: “If we look to the last couple of months, it couldn’t have been harder. Everything was difficult.” A long-running rivalry with Wenger turned physical at Stamford Bridge earlier this season when the Frenchman pushed his adversary. Asked how hard Wenger had pushed him, a laughing Mourinho said: “How hard? Top question. But because I’m always honest in my answers, I cannot answer.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sees no reason why Cesc Fabregas should not be afforded a good reception on his return to Arsenal on Sunday. The former Arsenal captain, who returned to London after three years in Barcelona to join Chelsea last summer, is closing in on his first Premier League title. The Blues are 10 points clear of the Gunners and victory at the Emirates Stadium would mean three more points would secure the title, points which could come next Wednesday at Leicester. Press Association read more
… Number of international stars expectedA TEAM of cricketers from Suriname will battle a Berbice Super Squad XI in the DJ Stress’ Champions T20 Cup, set for Sunday September 11, at the Albion Sports Complex. The game, which is set to commence at 16:00hrs is the curtain-raiser ahead of the 20:00hrs feature clash.The feature match includes Guyanese Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan. The pair of former West Indies captains join overseas stars Darren Sammy, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Mohamed, Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Rayad Emrit and Kieron Pollard.Hometown boys, Shimron Hetmyer, Assad Fudadin, Gajanand Singh, Veerasammy Permaul, Devendra Bishoo, Jonathon Foo, Anthony Bramble and Gudakesh Motie, will also be a part of the feature game.Dave’s West Indian Imports will sponsor Chanderpaul and former Guyana Under-19 batsman Akshay Homraj who now resides in the USA.The 20-year-old right-hander played for Guyana Under-19s in 2013 and 2014, and says he is excited to return home, and once again play at Albion, a club he represented when he lived at Number 48 Village, Corentyne. read more
(Miami, FL) — An Amber Alert is out for an endangered autistic Miami-Dade County boy. The FDLE says two black men in a light blue four-door car abducted nine-year-old Alejandro Ripley last night at a Home Depot in Miami, and officers believe the boy is endangered. Alejandro is described as white Hispanic, non-verbal, four-foot-eleven, 120 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a scar on his left leg.
Fostering growth To date, AfDB has approved a total of nine private sector operations amounting to approximately $1.2-billion in South Africa, and two regional projects amounting to $105-million. State power company Eskom has secured a 20-year loan for US$500-million (about R5.08-billion) from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to fund a capital expansion programme that seeks to increase South Africa’s electricity generation capacity and strengthen the country’s transmission and distribution grid. “The foundation for this relationship is all the more entrenched due to the two institutions’ critical developmental mandate both in South Africa and the region.” The first of Medupi’s six generating units will be commissioned by early 2011, with the last unit scheduled for commissioning by January 2015. The first of Kusile’s six generating units is scheduled for completion by 2013, followed by the completion on an additional unit after every eight months. In September, Eskom began construction on the Kusile coal-fired base load power station near Witbank in Mpumalanga province, while work on the Medupi coal-fired base load power station near Lephalale in Limpopo province began in April. In a statement this week, AfDB vice president Mandla Gantsho underscored the importance of the development bank’s commitment to assisting its regional member states in improving their electricity capacity. SAinfo reporter 11 November 2008 The loan agreement, which was signed in Johannesburg this week, is the largest ever granted by the AfDB’s private sector operations division. Eskom is spending billions on rehabilitating South Africa’s electricity network and doubling generation capacity to support economic growth in the country and region. In October, Eskom released a list of 23 national and international developers to be unconditionally pre-qualified to produce electricity under the utility’s multi-site base load independent power producer programme. “The extent and timing of the AfDB loan reinforces the extent to which institutions based on the continent can provide support which fosters growth,” said Eskom finance director Bongani Nqwababa. “By supporting Eskom’s expansion programme, the AfDB will seek to address not only the energy problem in South Africa, but also the whole sub-region, as Eskom is expected to play an important role in some key regional programmes,” he said. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material read more
We live in an era when Bollywood has understood the power of branding as opposed to box- office super- stardom.To be in the limelight, simply delivering hits is no longer enough. A Bollywood star needs to grab a larger slice of celebrityhood, beyond simply living up his status as a phenomenon on the big screen.In today’s time, stars are increasingly trying out various other avatars to remain newsmakers. Strategies at augmenting brand power have lately included entrepreneurship – buying a cricket or a football team being a coveted ploy – that requires a whole managerial team behind the star. More common ways at diversification have included playback singing, appearing in reality TV shows and turning producers.From buying sports leagues to recording their own songs and producing films, actors are no more just about their hit films.The Bollywood celebrity as a brand started happening sometime in the early 2000s with the rise of the Khan triumvirate and the resurgence of Amitabh Bachchan.Soon enough, Shah Rukh, Salman, Aamir Khan and Big B started taking over every aspect of popular imagination.This, without solely depending on the roles they acted out on the big screen.The first stop for the big four was advertising, with SRK and Big B leading the race. Indeed, if Shah Rukh emerged as numero uno of the 2000s, the boost his brand power got through endorsements airing constantly on television was a major reason. Around the same time, Big B gave his fame a twist by taking the decision to host Kaun Banega Crorepati on television. In an era when glamour had started becoming synonymous with visibility, endorsement overdrive and television were instant hits.advertisementActors turning producers has been another trick, triggered off by the industry’s Khans and followed by almost every other actor subsequently.SRK has also showed the smart route of entrepreneurship by purchasing the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. Lately, Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan and John Abraham have also bought teams in the Indian Soccer League while Abhishek Bachchan has gone for a Kabaddi team.Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt & Shraddha Kapoor have taken to singingPriyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor have taken to singingBrand basics: When Sridevi sang the super- hit title song of Chandni in the late 80s, the one- off gimmick worked wonders for the film. In the years that have followed, not many actresses have recorded songs for themselves.Priyanka moved beyond the obvious, releasing three singles one after the other in the international market in an attempt to be a pop star.Newbies Alia and Shraddha have been less ambitious, sticking to Bollywood basics in music. Alia sung Sooha Saaha for Highway and Samjhawan for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania while Shraddha recorded Galliyan in Ek Villain . The idea sets them apart amid a slew of new women who have flooded the film industry lately.Amitabh Bachchan debuts in a daily TV soapBig B will feature in a daily TV soap Yudh.Brand basics: TV has already proved to be a game changer for Big B once before when he made his TV debut as the host of KBC in the 2000s, at a time when he was reeling under box- office failures.After becoming a phenomenon on the big screen with his acting skills and raw glamour, Big B has now extended his art to the small screen with Anurag Kashyap’s Yudh, which will mark his debut as a TV actor. The idea is more than just an experiment. It’s about choosing the right role, never mind the size of the screen.Shah Rukh Khan starts the trend of venturing outSRK has also showed the smart route of entrepreneurship by purchasing the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders.Brand basics: Ever since starting his career on TV, King Khan SRK has often appeared on the small screen as either host of KBC or Wipeout . He even owns a production company but he ‘ ventured out’ of the entertainment industry when he bought the Kolkata franchise of the IPL in 2008.John Abraham, Salman Khan & Ranbir Kapoor turn entrepreneurs as football team ownersJohn Abraham, Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor turn entrepreneurs as football team ownersBrand basics: John has always projected an off- screen image of a sporty hunk.Adding a football team to his already existing Delhi Waveriders hockey team lets him boost that image further.For Salman, owning the Pune franchise in the same league is a great new way to jack up his brand image after social activities through Being Human, a film production house and as host of reality show Bigg Boss.advertisementRanbir has been known as a huge football fan, and his buying share in the Mumbai franchise of the Indian Soccer League has helped increase his connect with the youth.Anushka Sharma & Ranbir Kapoor have taken to film productionAnushka Sharma is producing NH10 while Ranbir is producing Jagga Jasoos..Brand basics: An actor turning a producer is often considered his/ her first step into the B- Town ‘ power lot’. After all, when you can amass the moolah to produce your own film, you earn the right to dictate terms in the process of film- making. While almost every major male superstar has a home banner, it was only a matter of time that Ranbir too would take to production.His first production Jagga Jasoos opens next year. Ranbir has also hinted that his next step could be direction.The scene is pleasantly more surprising for Anushka. Barely six- year- old in the industry, she is already on her way to producing a crossover thriller called NH10, all by herself. read more
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 May 2015 – Back to school for the country’s Permanent Secretaries, so to speak, as the Deputy Governor reports that since earlier today the UK Civil Service College is in country with a three day training called the Technical Assistance Program. The DG, Anya Williams said the trainers were brought in to deliver a program designed to: Support the processes and principles of good government and to contribute to well-founded and effective policy and decision-making; take a more strategic view in relation to planning, organisational development and resource management and the achievement of key outcomes and priorities and to translate what they have learned into effective leadership and actions which are practicable and achievable in their own context.” So far this program has provided support to Immigration & Border Control and Customs and continues to provide support in many areas including Public Financial Management, EU Funding and Refinancing. Related Items:anya williams, civil service college, EU funding, permanent secretaries TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Recommended for you Dames is first Hospitality Hero Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES. read more