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Panay businessmen: Expressway better than railway

first_imgThe Panay Expressway would not onlybenefit the businessmen and investors, but also the visitors who would like toexplore Panay, she added. “We are very keen on the expresswaybecause the gestation period of the railway takes a long time. We arecontesting with different areas in the country, you can just imagine how longit can take, the feasibility study, detailed engineering study, andprocurement,” she said. The expressway can thus efficientlydeliver goods and reduce the cost of travel, she added. Bacal added that the Department ofPublic Works and Highways-Region 6 Director Lea Delfinado has asked theinfrastructure committee of the Regional Development Council to endorse thePanay Expressway for the conduct of a feasibility study. Bacal said the Panay Expressway, alongwith major projects such as the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Occidental Island BridgesProject, Panay River Basin Integrated Development Project, and the IloiloCommercial Port Project in Dumangas, would transform Western Visayas into aplace most conducive to investors and most attractive to tourists.(With a report from PNA/PN) “When we talked to businessmen, theysaid they are not so keen on the railway because they want door-to-door. Therailway can’t do door-to-door because you have to get the goods from theproduction area and put it (on) a truck and download it to the railway,”Delfinado said. ILOILO City – Businessmen in this regionare pushing for the construction of an expressway that would connect theprovinces of Iloilo, Capiz and Aklan, the National Economic and DevelopmentAuthority-Western Visayas (NEDA-6) said. Ro-Ann Bacal, NEDA-6 director announcedon Feb. 6 that the elevated expressway will function like the South LuzonExpressway and the North Luzon Expressway. It would be a win-win situation, as theexpressway would provide for a metro rail transit (MRT) system in the middle orthe side of the expressway. The Panay Expressway is different fromthe Panay Railway mentioned by President Rodrigo Duterte in his State of theNation Address in 2016. Businessmen in Panay are pushing for an expressway that would connect the provinces of Iloilo, Capiz and Aklan, says Ro-Ann Bacal, Director of the National Economic and Development Authority-Western Visayas on Feb. 6. PNAlast_img read more

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Top IMCA Modified cash at Kegger goes to James

first_imgPOCOLA, Okla. (March 20) – Jeff James couldn’t recall too many details of his one previous visit to Tri-State Speedway, as a spectator some time in the late 1990s.He’s got $2,000 to help him remember his second trip to the Pocola, Okla., speedplant.James led all 25 laps of the Sunday Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event at the Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger, building a lead of as much as a straightaway before pulling away again after a caution bunched the field back up with just two circuits to go.“It was a pretty good way to start off the season,” understated James, who’d earned the pole by winning his Saturday qualifier, “especially considering I’d never raced there before.”The win came in just his third start in a new Skyrocket. James had been 12th and then seventh in outings at Beatrice Speedway’s Spring Nationals.The new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier took the checkers ahead of defending race winner Tate Cole, outside row one starter Richie Tosh, Drew Armstrong and teammate Todd Van Eaton, also in a new Skyrocket.Inclement weather had forced James and Van Eaton to make new travel plans after Junction Motor Speedway pulled the plug on the Mike Chapin Memorial Spring Thaw. With qualifying at Pocola postponed to Saturday, the pair hit the highway for a 400-plus mile tow late Friday night.Kyle Slader was the $800 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner, overcoming a spin five circuits into the 20-lapper that sent him to the back of the field for the restart.Making just his career second start in the sanctioned class, Slader rallied to beat Kris Vaughn across the stripe by less than a car length. Andrew Bohanon, Chuck Smith and Mike Wiseman rounded out the top five.After taking the initial green from inside row two, Slader got the worst of a tangle with another car and spun, resulting in the restart at the back. He went to the top of the track to work his way toward the front, getting the lead by lap 13.Slader ran in three classes over the course of the Kegger and also took home first-place money in the super stock class.“It was an awesome weekend and a pretty good payday, too,” he said.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jeff James; 2. Tate Cole; 3. Richie Tosh; 4. Drew Armstrong; 5. Todd Van Eaton; 6. Brint Hartwick; 7. Johnny Bone Jr.; 8. Jimmy Dixon; 9. Chuck Bumgarner; 10. Troy Schaberg; 11. Doug Jones; 12. Eric Beshoner; 13. Mikey Bell; 14. Jake Davis; 15. Jason Payton; 16. Shannon Reheard; 17. Larry Tounzen; 18. H Palmer.Stock Cars – 1. Kyle Slader; 2. Kris Vaughn; 3. Andrew Bohanon; 4. Chuck Smith; 5. Mike Wiseman; 6. Mark Smith; 7. Keith Heaslet; 8. Kyle Woody; 9. Taylor Hubbard; 10. Tandy Sullivan; 11. Joey Dunn.last_img read more

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Williamson makes sun set on Shootout foes

first_imgA three-time champion of the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout, Jesse Williamson raced to his first $1,000 win of the 2017 tour at Sunset Speedway Park Wednesday night. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography)By Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. (June 28) – A three-time champion of the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout got his first win of the 2017 tour Wednesday at Sunset Speedway Park.Jesse Williamson caught Collen Winebarger on the 19th lap, making up distance after Winebarger had gotten into heavy lapped traffic, then led to the $1,000 checkers.Williamson, already a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidate, went on to the win ahead of Winebarger, Ethan Dotson, Aaron Elwess and Bricen James.The main event went non-stop and all 20 cars that started the race were still running when the checkers flew.Winebarger had started from the pole and remained in charge up front before catching up with the back of the field. Williamson maneuvered through traffic to pressure then pass Winebarger.The victory was his career third at Banks and tour leading ninth overall. The fifth different winner in as many Shootout events this year, Winebarger was tour champion in 2012, 2013 and 2015.The Wild West Modified Shootout heads next to Willamette Speedway for three straight nights of action on June 29, June 30 and July 1. It will be the first time the tour will end with a three race finale at the same facility.Feature results – 1. Jesse Williamson; 2. Collen Winebarger; 3. Ethan Dotson; 4. Aaron Elwess; 5. Bricen James; 6. Grey Ferrando; 7. Kenny Miller; 8. Craig Cassell; 9. Jeff Lovell; 10. John Campos; 11. Jeremy Shank; 12. Brian Pearce; 13. Brad Martin; 14. Doug Lockwood; 15. Brian Thompson; 16. Mark Wauge; 17. Steve Moore; 18. Mark Reser; 19. Bubba Foster; 20. Brandon Potter.last_img read more

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Munster facing tough task in Champions Cup quarter-finals

first_imgMunster will welcome Toulouse to Thomond Park, and a win for Rassie Erasmus’s side would see them play either Saracens or Glasgow in the semi-finals.On the other side of the draw, Leinster will be at home to Wasps, and the winners will take on French sides Clermont or Toulon.The dates and kick-off times will be confirmed this week. Connacht agonisingly missed out on a place in the quarter-finals after losing to Toulouse yesterday.last_img

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Fury looks to inflict another blow on bookies

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 In the early hours of Sunday morning British heavyweight Tyson Fury aims to return to the summit of the heavyweight division, when he challenges American knockout artist Deontay Wilder for his WBC Heavyweight Title. The Brit remains a slight underdog against the feared American, however Fury has shown he can overcome the odds before when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in Düsseldorf. A victory that cost bookies dearly. Should Fury repeat his heroics of that night he will cost the bookies once again, with William Hill admitting its worst outcome would be a victory for the former champion on Sunday morning. The operator also revealed that despite the fight’s antisocial start time, it has generated incredible interest from British punters, with it easily being the biggest fight of the year in terms of betting interest, eclipsing Conor Mcgregor’s grudge match with UFC’s lightweight king, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Anthony Joshua’s Wembley title defence over Alexander Povetkin. Nonetheless, should Fury cost the bookies this weekend it could lead to the boxing’s biggest betting event ever, if Fury takes the next logical step and seeks to unify the division against fellow Brit Anthony Joshua next year.Fury has been backed into 6/5 to defeat Wilder, whereas the American remains an 8/11 favourite in the fight. In terms of method of victory betting, Wilder’s knockout power is attracting punters with a Wilder stoppage victory edging a Fury decision in this market. From a round betting perspective, William Hill won’t be beaten on Wilder vs Fury round betting odds between now and its blockbuster WBC world heavyweight title brawl at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.Whereas William Hill punters are backing Fury to utilise his ring craft to complete the job on Sunday morning, Ladbrokes bettors feel Fury has the power to force an early finish, with despite it being the most unlikely method of victory at 11/2, the firm revealed a staggering 50% of all bets placed on how the fight will be won favour the Brit by KO, TKO or Disqualification.last_img read more

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Gill crowned champion as Jackalope Open hits 21

first_imgThe Emcee took to the stage and after thanking all the golfers it was straight into the prize presentations.First to receive an award was Rooster nearest the pin on A-3, Dave Stockman, nearest the pin A-6, the aforementioned Gordon Rhind for his ace on B-3, and finally Pattaya’s gentleman around town, Mr Simon Philbrook nearest the pin on B-8.Long drives for all divisions were up next, and none of the ladies managed to land their ball on the fairway, so no ladies winner this year. Rabbits Long Drive went to Dennis Themack, Men’s 3rd Division winner was Tony Rodriguez, 2nd Division winner was Alan Abernathy, and 1st Division winner Geoff Boyzz.Mark Gorda organizer of the 21st Canadian Jackalope Open holds the main trophy as all the winners gather for a happy group photograph.The Longest First Putt on B-9 along with a prize of 20,000 baht was won by Chris Oxley, and after a quick phone call to Mr. Oxley the entire 20,000 baht was donated to the charity purse, well done Chris!On to the division winners, 2nd place in the Ladies flight was Lek Granatke with 28 points, and the 1st place prize went to Noodle Russell with 38.Winner of the 50/50 draw receives her winnings from Bernie Tuppin.In the Rabbits division, 3rd place was occupied by Bill Trainer with 31 points, 2nd was Mick Jones with 33 and 1st place winner of the Rabbits was Jason Manley with 38.Men’s 2nd division 3rd place was Lumpy Russell who won on countback with 36 points, 2nd place went to Paul Ovens with 37 and 1st place in Men’s 2nd division was Stuart Banks with 38 stableford points.Mens 1st division 3rd place was won by Steve Moray with 35 points, 2nd place went to Paul Greenaway with 36 and the winner was Jeff Acheson with 38 points.Winners all at the Jackalope Open.The Low Gross of the day was posted by none other than Simon Philbrook, who shot a 78 off the stick, and the overall Men’s Champion with a total of 39 stableford points was Gareth Gill.After a short speech by Lewis ‘Woody’ Underwood and Paul from the Camillian Centre in Rayong the 50/50 draw was started and a total of a dozen prizes were given out, including several bottles of premium liquors, two complete home exercise sets kindly provided by SEARA Sports, a Jackalope golf bag, one month free car rental courtesy of Jon Fox at Q-Cars, and a 6,000 baht labour and materials voucher for keeping a swimming pool clean and healthy, kindly donated by Paul Bodkins at Pool Masters.The following is a list of the kind-hearted individuals who donated time, money, or goods in order to make this event happen: Mike O’Hallorhan, Bill Simonic, Wild Bill Freeman, Ae and Eddie Behr for providing the pulled pork burgers from RMPM ‘The Shack”, Bernie Tuppin, Woody from TQ and The Jesters, Neil Sandilands, Bobby Clarke, Mike Handley from Tinnie’s, Stacey O’Toole, Richard Murphy, Justin Rabb from Just Burgers, Stewart and Randy Sherwood, John Emmerson, Clayton, Jake and Bobby Taylor, Douglas Jaster, Joe St. Laurent, Jack Levy, Thai T-shirts for boot bags, Jon Fox from Q-Cars, Richy Rhodes from Nirvana, Stephen Beard from The Haven, Peter Malhotra from the Pattaya Mail, Jason Manley from One bar, Dennis from the Mexican Cantina, Steve Mascari from Sawasdee Cup, Stewart Fraser from Fraser’s Restaurant, Indian by Nature and Jack and Dave’s tailors, Andrew from Seara Sports Equipment,  Paul Bodkins from Pool Masters, Richard Murphy, Rick and Todd Moren, and last, but certainly not least JD Crowley.Although we didn’t raise as much money as we have in the past, we still did raise a respectable amount and that will go directly to the Camillian Centre in Rayong.Ready to get underway after the morning refreshments.Players came from far and wide to support the event.On to the next hole! Gill crowned champion as Jackalope Open hits 211 of 47 Jackalope Emcee Mark Gorda (left) poses with overall champion Gareth Gill (right) and Low Gross winner Simon Philbrooke (2nd right).Due to the current tough economic times the field was limited to 71 entrants for the 21st annual Canadian Jackalope Open charity golf tournament, held at Burapha Golf Club on Friday, August 2. Unfortunately, one of that number couldn’t even peg it up as he was still a little ‘full’ from the night before, so before the starter sounded his horn for the traditional 12 o’clock start, one cart driven by a young Thai lady, with a snoring passenger, left the field, leaving 70 players to tackle Burapha’s American Woods and British Links 9’s.Pre-tournament refreshments were supplied by Nike Handely who prepared two big trays of Aussie sausage rolls to ensure that every golfer had a bite to eat before teeing off. Once out on the course, the players were closely shadowed by the traditional refreshment vehicles, fully laden with teeth-cracking cold amber liquid, or as the sign on the fronts of all these four carts said, ‘Aiming Oil’.Lewis ‘Woody’ Underwood and Paul Baird volunteer at the Camillian Center Rayong speak about Care 4 Kids as Bernie Tuppin shows pictures of the children under their care.There was just enough room for one group per hole, so those that did play got around in right around 4 hours. The highlight of the day came on the 133-yard par-3, B-3 hole, where Gordon Rhind took a mighty swing with an 8-iron, his ball faded onto the green, bounced twice and had just enough on it to roll in the hole for the first ever hole-in-one in Jackalope history.The last group of golfers made it into the clubhouse shortly after 4 o’clock, and after a refreshing shower they proceeded to the main hall where Ms. Wattana’s crew had laid out another mouth watering feast, which every golfer ate enough to fill their bellies.last_img read more

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Steelers’ Harrison mentoring LB Jones

first_imgJarvis Jones (AP Photo/File)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is making the most of his wrist injury, getting mentored by 12-year veteran James Harrison.A five-time Pro Bowler and 2008 NFL defensive player of the year with 70 career sacks, Harrison signed to a one-year contract after Jones suffered a broken right wrist Sept. 21 at Carolina. Harrison retired Sept. 5, but the club needed someone to step in who knew the defense.“Right now, Jarvis is trying to be a student of the game, because he’s hurt, and he’s working hard to try to get back to being healthy,” Harrison said Friday. “But he’s always asking questions, why I’m doing something one way or another, and he’s taking notes to try to get as much information as possible.”Jones, the Steelers No. 1 pick last year, started eight of 14 games during an uneven rookie season. After an intense offseason program, Jones appeared ready this year to secure the right outside linebacker spot Harrison vacated when he signed a free-agent contract with Cincinnati in 2013. However, any progress Jones made was stunted when he was injured in Week 3.Jones had the cast removed Monday and has begun the rehabilitation process. There are still medical hurdles to clear, but Jones is on his way. He can begin practicing as early as the Steelers bye week, which begins after a Nov. 17 game at Tennessee, and then the club has three weeks to either activate him or put him on injured reserve for the rest of the season.“I’m mostly just doing some things to improve range of motion,” Jones said. “It was pretty stiff when I first got the cast off, but it’s slowly improving. I really can’t do anything to try to strengthen it, because I’m just four days out of my cast. Maybe I can do that next week, so I just hope to continue to get better.”If Jones can quickly get into shape and pick up near where he left off, the Steelers would be loaded at the linebacker position. Either Harrison or Arthur Moats, who has started the six games on the right side since Jones was injured, will have their playing time cut. While Moats has been solid, Harrison has made a bigger impact with four sacks in the past two games.Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) yells at an official from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)“I’ll be ready when my number is finally called, but as long as we’re winning it doesn’t matter who gets the most snaps,” Jones said. “If it’s me, I need to maintain the standard, getting sacks and making big plays.”Until then, he’ll continue to learn from Harrison and assistant coach Joey Porter, the Steelers starting right outside linebacker before Harrison.“Those guys played this game very hard, and they were very productive,” Jones said. “If I even come close to what they accomplished, I’ll have played a long time. So, I can’t wait to get back on the field and get started.”Notes: SS Troy Polamalu (knee) ILB Ryan Shazier (right knee), CB Ike Taylor (right forearm), S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) and S Ross Ventrone (hamstring) are out this week. . The other only injured players are probable. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) and OLB Jason Worilds (abdomen) practiced on a full-time basis Friday.last_img read more

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Two Reeves Middle School Students Serve as Pages in Olympia

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Washington House DemocratsRep. Sam Hunt with Page Raeauna Watkinson; March 1, 2016. Photo credit: Washington State Legislative Support ServicesTwo students at Reeves Middle School in Olympia served as pages during the first week of March in the Washington State House of Representatives. Raeauna Watkinson and Ellie Glock spent the week getting a firsthand look at the legislative process.Sponsored by state Rep. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia), Raeauna is the daughter of Kathy and Laurence Watkinson.Ellie, the daughter of Jenna and Kirk Glock, was sponsored by Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.Chief Clerk Barbara Barker with Page Ellie Glock; March 4, 2016. Photo credit: Washington State Legislative Support ServicesPages perform a wide variety of responsibilities, from presenting the flags to distributing amendments on the House floor. In addition to contributing to the efficient operation of the Legislature, pages receive daily civics instruction, draft their own bills, and participate in mock committee hearings.last_img read more

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Madang FC welcomes the Komolong Brothers

first_imgAlwin Komolong is the bigger brother and the PNG under 23 captain in the recent Pacific Games in Port Moresby while Felix plays on the backline and is one of the top backliners along with his brother up front in the Pacific Games.The two brothers returned from studies in the USA and New Zealand respectively and are now in camp with Madang FC team.Madang FC assistant coach Amos Romo told PNG Loop that the two brothers have joined the team and resumed training on Monday.“We are more than happy for them to join the team, and they add more experience and bonus into the team.“Our last game against Lae City Dwellers, they were with us in Lae, but were on the bench and this week Monday we resume training after one week off and they are coping well,” Romo said.Romo added that Alwin was the captain of Madang FC last year and lead the team into its first grand final against Lae City Dwellers and his return to the team has boosted the morale of players and team management to aim high.He said they are a complete team now and looking forward to round two of the NSL season.Photo: File picture. Photo taken during the 2015 Pacific Games.last_img read more

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Achraf wants minutes to return to Real Madrid

first_imgThe Erasmus Achraf Hakimi (21 years old) is being most productive. Not only is he enjoying what he was looking for when he left on loan to Dortmund (minutes) but he is uncovering as a versatile band player on both sides. In June, when you finish your second and last year of assignment in the Rhineland club, you will have to assess your future and your Real Madrid options. There are more than three months left for that moment, but the baggage is outstanding. “I want to continue growing where they give me the opportunity, as they are doing here in Germany. I am demonstrating the type of player I am and, above all, I am enjoying,” he said in The spar of the SER Chain after the victory (2-1) of his team against PSG in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. In Madrid they estimate his return to stay. An assessment accentuated by the versatility with which it would return, specifically for the two lateral positions in the rear. But as will happen to other players in the plan to renew Odegaard, Reguilón or Ceballos, the final decision will depend, depending on the case, on Zidane’s opinion and on the position of the players involved. Super Cuponefifteen00 German Cup313100 Bundesliga221,775two9 Sources: Opta and Transfermarkt.At the end of the season, his future will be considered. “In June, everything can happen and we will see what the summer holds,” he said in the SER night sports program, where he expressed his desire: “In my head what I have is that I want to play and keep growing as before.” That is his aspiration, although when Manu Carreño asked him if he would accept a substitute role, he did not rule out scenarios. “We should see it too,” he replied laconically. Champions762240 CompetitionPjMin.GoalsAssist TOTAL332,54369 But its performance goes beyond numbers. His coach, Lucien Favre (62 years old), has made Achraf an indispensable piece while versatile in his scheme. Last season the Swiss coach alternated him as a side by both flanks and this has advanced his position. He first tried it as a left interior and in recent months he has relocated it as a versatile left interior in his functions within the ‘mutant’ drawing of Favre.Achraf numbers in the 2019-2020 season The adaptation of the Real Madrid squad to German football has been almost perfect. A last injury prevented him from putting the finishing touch to a season last year in which he played 2,349 minutes spread over 28 games, scored three goals and gave seven assists. This season has become omnipresent. He has participated in all official matches of Dortmund (33). He has only been a substitute in six and has played full 23. Completed two thirds of the campaign, he has already surpassed all his records from the previous one. He has 2,543 minutes played, has scored six goals and given nine assists. Of his half dozen of so many, four have been in double doubles in Champions to Slavia Prague and Inter Milan.last_img read more

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