Championship chase continues Saturday at Dodge City

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – Heated championship chase action continues Saturday, May 10 at Dodge City Raceway Park for the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Ryan Heger worked his way up to his second third-place finish in three events this past weekend to move atop the Modified point charts with a 24-point advantage over Cole Traugott. Kale Beavers, Mike Lunow and Kevin Gray round out the current top five in the championship points chase as three different drivers (Van Gemmill, Clay Sellard and Joel Lane) have reached victory lane in as many events thus far in 2014. Jeff Kaup posted his second runner-up finish this past weekend to go along with a win the previous time out, extending his SportMod points lead to 53 markers over Jason Lunow with Austin Walker, Toby Witthuhn and Randle McRoberts in the top five.Perry Misner topped the initial two Stock Car events of the year to open a 24-point advantage over Michael Pepper.Racing gets under way at 7:30 p.m. atop the 3/8-mile oval in southwest Kansas.Sprint Cars will sling the DCRP clay for the first time this year as the United Rebel Sprint Series kicks off its 2014 campaign. Hornets complete the Saturday night card.Tickets are just $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30. For more information, contact the track at 620 225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.last_img read more

Franklin County reports no new cases

first_imgBrookville, IN—On Wednesday, the Franklin County Health Department announced receiving no new positive cases for COVID-19. Officials would like to remind citizens, while no new positives were received, it is vital to continue to stay home as much as possible, continue to practice social distancing, and wear a mask in public when social distancing is not possible.Health officials also announced that the Indiana State Department of Health has selected Franklin County for a drive-thru testing site.  The testing will run May 28 through 31, from 9 am to 6 pm each day.  Testing will be held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds by the block building.  Only one person per vehicle will be tested.  Individuals are to remain in their vehicle.  ISDH announced the guidelines for testing are:  symptomatic healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers and/or are in a high-risk category due to age, weight, or underlying conditions.  This opportunity is also available to individuals that live in the same residence as one of the priority categories and are symptomatic.  All individuals must be an Indiana resident and show a valid Indiana driver’s license or identification.For information on the governor’s program to connect small businesses and nonprofit organizations with PPE to safely reopen, go to https://backontrack.in.gov/ppemarketplace.htm.last_img read more

Micho confirms end of the road with Uganda Cranes

first_img200213-20 22004136 *****FROM THE ARCHIVES EGYPT 201102-21 0 GHANA RELATED VIDEOShare on: WhatsApp CONGO UGANDAcenter_img 0 Micho at the press conferenceFUFA  receives termination letter, wishes Micho wellKabira Club, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevich has confirmed he is leaving the Uganda national soccer team Cranes.Micho told the press in Kampala Saturday that he has got up to nine offers to consinder now. He confirmed he is not going to Libya, is not going to handle a national team but did not confirm speculation linking him to Orlando Pirates in South Africa or Zamalek in Egypt.“Termination of the contract happened last night. I have not cheated, I have not stolen, but I have come here to clear the air, ” he said. (see live twitter feed #Micho & #GoodbyeMicho below)The Serbian football coach said he will announce his next destination soon, and confirmed talks on payment of his salary arrears and allowances of over $64,000 ( about Sh230m) with soccer governing body FUFA had stalled, thus his decision to move on.“It is not easy to be coach of Uganda. My agent and I had seven days of talks with FUFA but all yielded nothing,” Micho, 47, said. “I have not been allowed to take Uganda to the World Cup. They succeeded to remove me.”Micho led Uganda Cranes to their first Nations Cup finals in 38 years. Cranes managed one draw in their first apperance since 1978.Micho concluded the press conference at Kabira Club in Kampala with a prayer in Serbian, and made a sign of the cross.Micho announces his depature from the Uganda Cranes. PHOTOS LOUIS JADWONGFUFA wishes Micho wellA few hours after the press conference ended at 9.00GMT, soccer governing body FUFA confirmed Micho had indeed quit.“FUFA is in receipt of a letter from Mr. Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic terminating his services as Uganda Cranes coach,” FUFA said in a statement. “FUFA wishes Micho the best in his future adventures.”“FUFA would like to thank Mr. Sredojevic for the services rendered to the Uganda Cranes during his time as coach of the National team especially when he guided the country to the AFCON finals in Gabon for the first time since 1978. Ugandans will forever keep those memories with them.”In the statement, FUFA indicated no decision had been taken on the way forward. ” FUFA will keep the public and members of the football family updated in due course on the way forward about the technical aspects of the Uganda Cranes.”#MICHO Tweets#GoodByeMicho Tweets****PREVIEWCranes coach Micho wants outKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | FRIDAY | All indications are that the Micho-FUFA saga will end today, with the Serbian football coach set to announce his next destination.Cranes national team coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevich confirmed to The Independent that he has called a 10.00am press conference Saturday at Kabira Club, just outside the city. He did not give details.The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) headquarters where football press conferences are usually held, is on the opposite side, in Mengo, in the city.It was not immediately clear if FUFA are aware of the Saturday July 29, press conference.  Micho left for a “holiday” on Monday hours after meeting the FUFA executive.At Monday’s meeting, the two parties agreed, according to a statement released after, that a decision on his future will be announced after CEO Edgar Watson meets his agent Ivic Stankovic to resolve his complaint about delayed payment of salary arrears said to be at $64000.Micho has since been linked to South African club side Orlando, at which he had a stint years ago, but more recently to Egyptian giants Zamalek. Zamalek 24 hours ago sacked their coach Augusto Inacio.Egypt would hit two birds with one stone if Micho left Uganda – for Zamalek. He is seen by many football experts as being capable of destabilizing World Cup qualifying Group E that has Egypt, Congo, Uganda and Ghana.Uganda are currently lying second behind Egypt (6), Uganda (4), Ghana (1) and are due to clash on August 31.GROUP E 0 Who is Micho?Whether he leaves or not, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevich’s name will remain etched in Uganda’s football history as the coach who broke the jinx!History will state that in 1978, Uganda Cranes reached the final of the Nations Cup finals, falling to Ghana 2-0. Jimmy Kirunda and Phillip Omondi were some of the great names that Ugandan soccer would talk about for over three decades as players who last featured in the Nations Cup finals.For close to four decades after 1978, Cranes beat all the giants from Ghana, Zambia to Nigeria, but qualification eluded them.Uganda’s sports history will also add that FUFA presidents and coaches came and went but success remained elusive — until Lawrence Mulindwa in 2013. Then FUFA President Mulindwa, decided to bite the bullet and sack coach Bobby Williamson who had done a tremendous job with the team. In came ‘Micho’, and the rest is history.Williamson had come in to replace Csaba László, who resigned in July 2008 to go to Hearts in Scotland, despite a running contract.  Williamson had led Cranes to four CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup trophies since 2008 but failed to secure qualification to the African Nations Cup in his five-year tenure – on one occasion failing on the very final day of qualification. 0 Micho ended the jinx last year as Uganda qualified. He then led the team to Gabon, where Cranes managed a point and seemed to grow stronger thereafter, with a strong performance in their opening two games of the World Cup qualifiers.“FUFA hasn’t received any communication in regard to rumours that Cranes coach Micho has resigned. The Serbian is still under contract,” Federation of Uganda Football Associations FUFA said Saturday.FUFA were reacting to stories that they called mere “rumours” that Micho had said goodbye after his new look Cranes had humbled South Sudan 5-1 in the CHAN tournament second leg – at the Phillip Omondi Stadium.FUFA then met Monday this week with the coach at FUFA House in Mengo, at which they released a statement saying the two parties agreed that CEO Watson talks to Micho’s agent Ivic Stankovic.to resolve any issues between them.ALL SMILES ON MONDAY: Micho (2nd right) after meeting FUFA officials. Micho’s agent now comes into play.Micho, who like Donald Trump usually says it all on twitter, was silent five hours after the meeting ended,  then he tweeted: “48 hours expired I couldn’t come out with final outcome as promised due to human wish that unfortunate situation is sorted in civilised way.”Will Micho face his former side Rwanda?The “rumours” started minutes after Uganda walked past South Sudan at Lugogo on Saturday.Their next CHAN opponents – Rwanda.Micho has handled Rwanda before as well.Micho started his African adventure in Uganda with SC Villa, went via St.George in Ethiopia, Orlando Pirates in South Africa, Al-Hilal in Sudan and Rwanda before coming to Uganda.  He has complained for years about failure by FUFA to pay his salary under the agreed contract.A mutual separation based on the terms of the contract now look inveitable. What Micho called rumours a few days, could become reality at Kabira Club today.EARLIER STORIES TEAMSMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts 21101014last_img read more

CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

first_imgLos Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, right, answers questions during a pregame news conference before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he’ll quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.Parsons made the statement in a trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.“Doc is troubled by this maybe moreso than anybody else,” Parsons said. “If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach.”The NBA has sought to force out Sterling since soon after racist statements emerged on recordings in April.Rivers, who is black, has said he had heard from other Clippers business employees that they didn’t think they would be able to work for Sterling under the circumstances.Sterling has denied he is a racist from the witness stand and vowed he’ll never sell the team, claiming he is the victim of illegally recorded conversations that invaded his privacy.Parsons took over leadership of the Clippers in May during the media blitz surrounding the banishment of Sterling, who seemed to accept the idea of a sale until he rescinded his agreement for his wife to make a deal. By then, she had the offer from Ballmer.last_img read more

Sourav Ganguly urges world cricket to emulate test cricket played in the Ashes

first_imgAdvertisement xcfqd9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3mcbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec0p( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) aWould you ever consider trying this?😱yzlCan your students do this? 🌚l79fRoller skating! Powered by Firework India great Sourav Ganguly has praised the standard of cricket being played in the ongoing Ashes series and has asked the rest of the cricketing world to raise their standards. This year’s edition of The Ashes has produced some exhilarating action in the first two Tests of the five-match series. The former Indian captain tweeted, “The ‘Ashes’ series have kept test cricket alive …. up to rest of the world to raise their standards.”Advertisement Advertisement The 4th Day of the second Test match gave cricket fans round the globe a spectacle as there was a fierce battle between the two great sides. Aussie superstar Steve Smith was at the focal point as he had to deal with two dangerous blows, both of which was bowled by English pacer Jofra Archer. First a hit on the elbow, followed by a deadly hit on the neck which forced him to retire hurt. Cricket Australia later released a statement that Smith had suffered a delayed concussion and was ruled out of the second Test. And on the final day, a Ben Stokes century saw England set a target of 267. The hosts almost got a grip on the match, but in the end, Travis Head and Pat Cummins helped Australia to draw this riveting contest.Earlier in the first test, Nathan Lyon scalped six wickets in the second innings which enabled the Kangaroos to register a 251-run victory. Having won the first Test, Australia is leading 1-0 in the series and both the teams will lock horns for the third Test at Headingley from August 22. Advertisementlast_img read more

Bruh moment of 24th November 2019: Marco van Basten tries to ridicule German host…

first_imgImage Courtesy: FOX SportsAdvertisement yb0dNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsavvxqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E513( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uzWould you ever consider trying this?😱akCan your students do this? 🌚4l1wRoller skating! Powered by Firework So you’re a legend of the game, and appearing on live TV. You think of the most cunning ways to poke fun at your host for not having the best grasp at German, but would never make a remark that is a symbol of racism, and also banned in Germany? Well, Marco van Basten did just that.Advertisement Image Courtesy: FOX SportsThe Dutch hall of fame, who previously managed Ajax and the national team, was present for an interview with FOX Sports, along with Heracles Almelo manager Frank Wormuth. The host, Hans Kraay Jr, was having some difficulty in speaking German, which the AC Milan legend picked up to make fun of.Under the impression that the show is over and his his voice is not being broadcasted over the mic, Van Basten told Kraay: “Not too pretty, sieg heil, pfannkuchen.”Advertisement Remarking the infamous Nazi salute, which is illegal in Germany, the 55 year old realised his mistake after being approached by FOX, and apologised publicly.“I didn’t mean to shock people, I just wanted to ridicule Hans’ German, but I’m sorry.” van Basten said.Advertisement The three times Ballon d’Or winner, who also won 3 Eredivise and 3 Serie A titles, has 58 caps for the national team, and lifted the 1988 European Championship. Advertisementlast_img read more

Fall Should Be All About The Apple

first_imgBy Elizabeth Wulfhorst |Lately pumpkins have been getting all the love, turning up in everything from traditional breads and pies to those ubiquitous lattes and even salsa and pasta sauce. But as much as it seems as if that other fall staple, the apple, has been pushed to the back burner, according to the U.S Apple Association, American apple producers grow, on average, 240 million bushels each year. The wholesale value of the U.S. apple crop annually is close to $4 billion.In fact, the U.S. is the second largest producer of the crispy, crunchy, sweet, tart fruit. There are more than 7,500 varietals of apple, a member of the rose family. While only the sour crab apple tree is native to America, the U.S. now grows more than 2,500 varieties, thanks to European settlers. Gala, a variety that originated in New Zealand in the 1930s is now the No. 1 apple variety grown in America, followed closely by Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji and Honeycrisp. It’s estimated that 52.4 million 42-pound units of Gala apples will be produced in 2018.According to U.S. Apple Association, the national trade association for the apple industry, the first orchard in America was planted around 1625 by William Blackstone in Boston. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both well-known apple orchard cultivators.Apple dumplings, a Pennsylvania Dutch treat, are like round, individual apple pies. Pastry dough is wrapped around whole apples stuffed with cinnamon and sugar and baked to a golden brown.The top three apple-producing states are Washington, New York and Michigan. Two thirds of those apples are grown just to be eaten fresh while the other third is used in apple products like juices, ciders and applesauce. It takes about 36 apples to create 1 gallon of apple cider.And that saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, apple juice was one of the earliest prescribed antidepressants. And apples are a great choice as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. They contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol, are a good source of fiber and a medium-sized apple has only 80 calories.So it makes perfect sense we would sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon, wrap them in buttery dough, cover them in caramel or dip them in peanut butter and chocolate.While eating apples are a personal preference, when baking, certain properties need to be considered. A tarter fruit can balance the sugar in pies and cakes. And certain varieties hold up better to high heat without turning to mush – but those are great for sauce. Some good, readily available choices for baking are Jonagold, Braeburn, Gala, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith and Winesap.How about them apples?Apple DumplingsFor the dumplings:4 apples, pared and cored1/3 cup sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon2 teaspoons butter, dividedPastry for 8” two-crust pieFor the sauce:2/3 cup brown sugar1 ½ cup water2 tablespoons butter¼ teaspoon cinnamonMilk or cream and cheddar cheese, for servingPreheat oven to 425 degrees F.Lightly coat a 9-by-9-inch dish with cooking spray.Roll out dough into a 14-by-14-inch square. Cut into 4 equal pieces. Place one apple on each square. Mix together the 1/3 cup sugar with the 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Fill each apple with 1/4 of the mixture. Bring opposite corners of each pastry square up over each apple to completely encase the apple. Work the dough to cover any holes. Place dough-wrapped apple in the prepared dish.Make the sauce. Heat the brown sugar, water, butter and cinnamon in a small saucepan to boiling. Boil three minutes. Remove from heat and carefully pour around the apples into the dish.Bake for 45-50 minutes, tenting with foil if the crust starts browning too quickly.Serve warm with milk or cream and a wedge of aged cheddar cheese.Adapted from Betty CrockerThis article was first published in the Sept. 20-26, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more