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first_img2015 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Points 7854Lynn Starry1085 8728Peyton Taylor2158 357KAndrew Knode1713 248XAndy Hoffman1144 11811XTom Berry, Jr2118 633JPJosh Pfeifer1239 10X9Brad Whitney1820 1019Kelsy Hayes1055 788Josh Long2325 7222BBrian Eppert1092 2052Nathan Wood1728 11010EHEd Turnbull2124 2230CAbe Huls1726 1672LBrett Lowry1219 506CStone Caleb2203 14162Greg Cox2313 9153ETyler Easterday1121 16744XJason Schneiders2037 15Dustin Lynch1266 22275MJustin Medler1544 7322YYancy Shepard2178 7599Dellas Williams1126 2112EMark Elliott2299 127M80Jim Mathieson2109 19975HGarry Hall1964 2425PMike Petersilie2293 434JXJordy Nelson2212 1264CCharley Brown2109 3178XShannon Anderson1142 8335Jeff Emerson2162 5419GMTim Murty2198 307Eric Dailey2266 3110MJeremy Mills2258 1044NJason Noll2323 3348JJacob Murray2233 5350RSRobert Stofer1705 1114TWTim Ward2123 123231Brandon Ostwald1024 2977XCraig Clift1143 14545CLarry Crocheck1536 13477AUFrank Packer551 591Allyn Shively1130 606CCaleb Crenshaw1696 5614WDave Wickman1703 74L72Mike Lineberry2174 9722William Wade1624 27114Chad Palmer1722 6121VConnor VandeWeerd1101 1618Vernon Owens551 705BStefan Sybesma1678 1028Tony Snyder2131 997PJordan Peters1117 1635JJason Morehouse2043 5282Curtis Cook2200 19432Lloyd Henderson1968 94286Kyle Sidles1120 10611Austin Price1051 220XJosh Rogotzke1553 8028KJames Reichart2171 103X70Jason Purvis1114 2128Brandon Geurin1253 9818ZZac Smith1118 96R89Nathan ReFior1119 22222Scott Drake2297 13036HDavid Hoover985 1911Jake Masters1734 6620TChad Ten Naple2185 697P1Curt Peters1127 12SStormy Scott2376 3997Rich Lewerke2217 59545Levi Nielsen2195 15576Brad Smith2088 17643BTommy Belmer2032 2923XDave Moriaty1720 11971ZRonnie Christopher1603 6949WNate Whitehurst1094 5586Cory Rose1107 7315MCarbie McClearen1673 6453TTyler Garst1128 78XXXJesse Rogotzke2173 10577TeJay Mielke646 496*Dillon Pike2205 8122BJosh Beaulieu2170 8985Dusty Masolini1069 5967Christopher Toot1698 8019BBrian Besaw1082 1327VCarter Vandenberg2108 RankCar #Driver NamePoints 338Dakota Sproul1124 2121Ed Thomas1607 8917SJustin Sackett2153 2825Ricky Stephan2291 15755Martin Wampler III985 1089EEric Elliott2126 1164LDanny Brown1606 11464WDustin White1607 9521RRiley Simmons2139 5212MMatt McDonald1131 74138Jon Peed1090 17411WTim Watts2034 630XTyler Clark1128 152501Ronnie Otto1047 9732PJeremy Pittsenbarger1062 6717WDuane Wahrman1128 907CXNate Caruth2152 463Kelly Shryock2208 147137Bill Pittaway2095 997CCole Blake1622 10757Lynn Brockett1050 9723XMerle Bass1118 1721DDaniel Drury1216 11921Josh Blumer2117 9817CCullen Thompson1058 6938CKellie Schmit1678 10831Timothy Judd1050 1792BBrian Blessington1738 18640David Schuster1974 18818RTerry Rentfro1972 511RRod Manthey1242 397Dustin Graham1136 1445MMatthew Meinecke2096 351Keith White2231 12132NMark Norris2114 9212JJustin O’Brien2147 477MJeff Mueller1831 12413GDavid Goode, Sr2111 22755HLarry Hall1479 1481Shawn Primrose1159 3224HKent Haugland1124 4620MPerry Misner1707 6220WA.J. 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Raphoe school and hockey club and LYIT gets €250,000 funding

first_imgMinister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has heralded sports funding worth almost €250,000 for a new hockey pitch at Royal & Prior Comprehensive in Raphoe and gym and training equipment at Letterkenny IT.“The Royal & Prior and Raphoe Hockey Club have a strong tradition producing top sports talent, including Olympians,” Minister McHugh said.“A grant of €112,500 has been approved – a huge reward for the school and the community. Now they have got the green light for special resurfacing works to the hockey pitch as part of funding through the Regional Sports Capital programme. “I want to thank Minister for Sport and Tourism Brendan Griffin and the Department for seeing the benefits of this project especially as this comes on the back of €1.4m for dozens of clubs in the first round of Sports Capital last week.”Some €112,500 funding was approved under the Regional Sports Capital Programme for Royal & Prior and Raphoe Hockey Club while Letterkenny IT was approved for €98,000.The Minister said: “This is a huge boost for LYIT as well, providing new gym and outdoor equipment for the teams, clubs, students and everyone else using their facilities.“In the long run it will help keep people involved in sport, encourage more people to keep fit and train.” Minister McHugh added: “Hockey is riding the crest of a wave with our women’s team going from strength to strength and bringing players from across the island to compete in the green shirt and set their sights firmly on Olympic glory in Tokyo 2020.“I hope the investment on the ground in Royal and Prior will reap more rewards by providing a top quality surface to help the current crop of players excel and to encourage more young people to take up the sport.“Raphoe and the Royal and Prior have a brilliant sporting tradition with the likes of Richard Eaton and Sabrina Barnett in hockey, Olympic badminton star Chloe Magee and family not to mention all those behind the scenes, coaching and playing sports and knows where these top class facilities will take the school and the local team. I wish you every success.”Fine Gael election candidate Councillor Martin Harley said: “This is tremendous news for the area. There is a big community in the county who are so supportive of the sports at Royal & prior and the Raphoe Hockey Club. It is a great boost for everyone associated with hockey and with only a small number of applications being approved it’s a sure sign of how the Government will support sports in the regions.”Raphoe school and hockey club and LYIT gets €250,000 funding was last modified: November 20th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Honeydewds, Arcata Tire/Murphy’s Market win division championships

first_imgThe Honeydewds completed their quest for a Mad River Softball Association Division A Championship with a 6-3 win over Ironside, Tuesday Sep. 11 at the Arcata Community Center fields. Hop Sullivan and Dane Grytness went 3-3 for the Honeydewds in the win.The Honeydewds, shortly after their Mad River Softball Association Division A Championship win. (Contributed/Richard Marks)Arcata Tire/Murphy’s Market claimed the Mad River Softball Association Division B Championship with a 7-2 win over …last_img read more

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Annan praises African progress

first_img3 July 2006United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan has praised Africa and the African Union for progress it has made in various aspects during the past decade.He said although not as “forcefully nor as consistently as desired”, Africa had been growing in prosperity over nearly ten years.“The AU itself is in many ways the most eloquent testimony of that progress, in development, in security, in human rights – the three interlinked pillars on which the human family must build its future,” he said.Heads of State SummitAnnan was addressing the 7th session of the AU Heads of State and Government Summit in Gambia, which took place over the weekend.He said in the past five decades Africa had been through a series of “momentous” changes.These included decolonisation; apartheid; the first attempt at nation-building as well as a “disappointing” era often marked by civil wars and the tyranny of military or one-party rule.He also cited economic stagnation as a result of corruption, weak governance, inadequate regulatory systems, state-sanctioned theft and unchecked external interference.The progress made included, he said, Africa’s achievements in development of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).Millennium goals“Today, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have had a galvanising effect on governments throughout Africa. This summit is rightly focusing on regional integration, while there is broad agreement on the need to build national strategies around the MDGs. I am proud to say that the UN is assisting Africa on both fronts.“This Union has recognised that Africa’s partnership with the rest of the world must be based on solid achievements, and on monitoring of both donor and recipient performance. You know that making development happen relies on a shared sense of responsibility and a reciprocal sense of trust,” he explained.Annan acknowledged that there were still huge obstacles to be overcome if Africa was to reach all the MDGs but said progress on some of the individual goals was “deeply encouraging”.These included progress on human rights, the goal of achieving universal primary education, fighting HIV and AIDS, promoting peace and security, reducing maternal mortality and providing safe drinking water, among others.“And not all progress is equally difficult. Fighting malaria with bednets, or empowering farmers with improved seed varieties, can bring dramatic change relative to the cost,” he said.‘Betting on Africa’s future’On the economic front, Annan pointed out that 27 African countries were projected to grow more than five per cent in terms of Growth Domestic Product (GDP) next year and that the inflow of direct investment to African countries increased by more than 200 per cent in the past five years.He said more than 30 000 trades took place daily at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) compared with 5 000 a decade ago and that the combined value of all companies listed there was higher than those on any of the stock exchanges in Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore or Mexico.“South Africa is now the fastest-growing investor in the African continent after the UK and China. It is betting on Africa’s future, and I encourage others – African and non-African – to do the same,” he said.Meanwhile, African heads of state were reportedly meeting behind closed doors currently, discussing a human rights report and the establishment of human and people’s rights courts.Annan is also reported to have met with the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to discuss the situation Darfur.This as the AU peace keeping mission in Darfur is ending in September but it had suggested that the UN take over the task.Ivory CoastOn Sunday, Annan met with President Laurent Gbagbo to discuss the situation in the Ivory Coast.“This is part of a series of consultations that we have been carrying out in our determination to ensure that we stick to the time table that we established for elections in Cote d’Ivoire,” Annan told the media.He said they had to continue the consultations in the Ivory Coast on 5 July.“I, and some of the leaders here, will join the five Ivorian parties, including the Prime Minister and the President to continue our discussions and to see what further assistance we can provide them in implementing and sticking to the Road Map that all of them had agreed to,” he said.The summit is also focusing on regional economies and integration and is held under the theme: “Rationalisation of Regional Economic Communities and Regional Integration”.Some of the key issues include the use of a model of collective action to address Africa’s challenges and accelerating the pace of integration to keep up with global trends.The leaders were also scheduled to consider reports on the Draft African Charter on democracy, elections and governance, including a review of the Lome Declaration on unconstitutional changes of governance in Africa.The meeting was also scheduled to receive reports on economic issues such as the integration of Africa into multilateral trade, the establishment of an African Commodities Exchange and the rationalisation of regional economic communities.BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Google Integrates BigQuery with Google Apps Script and Google Spreadsheets

first_imgklint finley How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? “Assuming it does what it says on the label, this opens up a lot of technology problems to bootstrapped startups that previously required serious funding to tackle,” big data expert and frequent ReadWriteWeb contributor Pete Warden told us when BigQuery and the Prediction API were first announced at Google IO last summer.For more information on BigQuery, check out Rohit Garg’s First look at Google BigQuery. Garg explains how it works and what some of the limitations are.Google also recently updatedGoogle Refine, a tool for cleaning up messy datasets. Together BigQuery, Prediction API and Refine could make a powerful toolset for big data analysis. Google is integrating its BigQuery web service with Google Apps Script and Google Spreadsheets. BigQuery enables developers to use Google’s infrastructure to run SQL-like queries on very large datasets. By combining BigQuery with Apps Script and Spreadsheets, users will now be able visualize big data. Unfortunately BigQuery is still in a preview stage, with access limited to a few test users. However, when this stuff hits the public it could go a long way towards the democratization of big data. Tags:#hack#Tools 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

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The Gates Foundation Invests in a Facebook App for College Students

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Can social networking boost college completion? The education technology company Inigral believes it can. Its product, the Schools App, is built on the Facebook platform and aims to connect university students and boost their integration and involvement in campus life, increasing the likelihood they’ll graduate.And the company can now tout a major backer in that endeavor. It has received $2 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the first direct equity investment by the Gates Foundation in a for-profit company as part of its charitable mission. “We’re excited that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shares our vision for the promise of social media to enhance educational outcomes,” said Michael Staton, Inigral co-founder and CEO. “A college student’s decision to drop out creates a lot of challenges, for that individual’s future and our society at large. Our Schools App can increase a student’s sense of belonging and integration within an institution, lowering the chances of attrition.”Boosting College Completion Through FacebookThe investment will help Inigram develop and market Schools App, currently in use by eleven schools, including Arizona State University, Stetson University and The University of Texas at Tyler. Students use the application to receive and share information about the academic and social environment at their school, as well as to find other students with similar interests, experiences or course loads and to organize face-to-face meetings. The cost for colleges to implement Schools App is based on the number of students, typically running between $10,000 and $50,000 per year. Some college officlals contend that increased social and academic integration can boost student’s learning and promote college completion. “The Schools App finds students where they live – online and on Facebook,” says Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University. “Social media technology can help facilitate the transition to college life and encourage more students to earn a degree.” Speaking to NPR, ASU’s Kari Barlow says “We have some indication that first-time freshmen who opted to participate in the application were highly more likely to be retained for the next semester.”More research needs to be done, however, to establish a clear link between Facebook and graduation. Regardless, college graduation rates in the U.S. have remained stagnant for many years. According to some estimates, when today’s fifth graders graduate from high school, an estimated 63% of jobs will require an education beyond high school. But currently, only 22% of high school students go on to earn a college degree.The Gates Foundation’s investment is part of its support for ways to improve education. Last year, it launched the Next Generation Learning Challenges, earmarking $20 million to fund innovative programs to promote college readiness and completion. Tags:#E-Learning#Facebook#web Related Posts center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos audrey watters Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

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The Actors Fund Celebrates The 2017 Looking Ahead Awards In Hollywood

first_imgThe Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead Program, which helps professional young performers and their families address the unique challenges of working in the entertainment industry, celebrated the 2017 Looking Ahead Awards with a star-studded gala on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, CA.The Looking Ahead Awards honors leaders in the current and former young performer community who continue to inspire the world by living the program’s core values of growth, education, leadership and community service.The fourth annual gala was hosted by Corbin Bleu and featured special performances by Ashley Argota (singing “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”) and The Dream Talent Management Dancers.Holly Robinson-Peete honored her mother, Dolores Robinson, with the Judy and Hilary Swank Award for parenting.Activist Kenya T. Parham presented the Looking Ahead Award for Community Service to the ensemble cast of Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film “Detroit (Laz Alonso, Joseph David-Jones, Nathan Davis Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Austin Hebert, Malcolm David Kelley, Jacob Latimore, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Leon Thomas III, Samira Wiley and Tyler James Williams).Kellie Martin received the Looking Ahead Award for Education from her longtime friend, actress Lindsay Price.“This Is Us” stars Eris Baker, Parker Bates, Lonnie Chavis, Niles Fitch, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Faithe Herman, Hannah Zeile and Logan Shroyer were honored with the Elizabeth Taylor Award for Social Awareness by Elizabeth Taylor’s grandchildren, Tarquin and Naomi Wilding.The legendary Charlotte Rae received The Shirley Temple Award from her “The Facts of Life” co-star Mindy Cohn.The Looking Ahead Program was created in 2003 in partnership with SAG-AFTRA to work with youth between the ages of 9 and 18, helping them develop the values, skills and confidence they need to make successful transitions to fulfilling adult lives. Now serving more than 400 youths, families and alumni, the program aims to create a nurturing environment where young performers get support through individual, family and education counseling, leadership development, community service and social events. Looking Ahead is guided by an Advisory Committee of professionals in youth development and youth-related entertainment, which is co-chaired by actor, director and producer Fred Savage and freelance casting director and former head of casting at Nickelodeon Sharon Lieblein.The 2017 Looking Ahead Awards was generously sponsored by Disney Channel, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, SAG-AFTRA, The Osbrink Agency, HINT Water, Sextant Wines, and Devotion Vodka.last_img read more

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