Meinecke scores Modified win at Stuart

first_imgGilman used the whole track to reel in the leader, but it was not to be as Meinecke went on to the win. Gilman finished second with Brown third.  Meinecke led Cory Sauerman and Josh Gilman when the first lap was scored; Gilman got to second on lap three with Clay Money giving chase. The top three stayed the same until Kyle Brown worked his way past Money on lap 18 for third. Buck Schafroth was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner, by a margin of less than a car length over Bran­don Pruitt. The race was for second as Garrett Nelson checked out early in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod contest.  By Josh Reynoldscenter_img Shannon Anderson worked his way through traffic en route to the lead and the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers. Matthew Meinecke topped the Wednesday night feature for IMCA Modifieds at Stuart Speedway. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline) STUART, Iowa (June 5) – Matthew Meinecke was the IMCA Modified winner on a warm Wednesday night at Stuart Speedway.last_img read more

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Ellsworth swimmers dominate again at Echo Lake

first_imgMOUNT DESERT — For the second year in a row, Ellsworth High School swimmers led the way in one of eastern Maine’s biggest outdoor swims.Ellsworth swimmers swept the men’s and women’s 500-yard and 1.5-mile events Saturday at the Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim at Camp Beech Cliff. Nick Partridge (500-yard) and Sean Hill (1.5-mile) won the men’s events, and Kristy Barry won both women’s races.The 500-yard race saw Partridge finish in 6 minutes, 16 seconds to edge Barry by a mere second for the overall win. Kiera Springer, Peighton Skeate and Ella Montgomery rounded out the top five.In the 1.5-mile race, Hill finished in 37:18 to top runner-up Zane Fitzsimmons’ time of 37:46. Barry placed fifth overall with a time of 39:05, edging Tiffany Twombly (40:35) to win the women’s race.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe swim honors Bill Reeve, a former United States Master Swimmer who swam at the Down East Family YMCA.last_img read more

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CWI receives report from task force for Corporate Governance Reform

first_imgCRICKET West Indies (CWI) is in receipt of the comprehensive and detailed report prepared by the Independent Task Force for Corporate Governance Reform.At the request of CWI, Jamaican Senator Don Wehby headed the Task Force, which also included Sir Hilary Beckles, Mr Deryck Murray, Mr O.K Melhado and Mr Charles Wilkin QC.The Task Force consulted extensively within CWI, the region and internationally; and the 36-page report drew from a wide cross section of expertise – from knowledgeable stakeholders in the West Indies as well as in the global game.Senator Wehby said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of my Task Force for their selfless dedication to the completion of this project, over the past year. Their time, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, has made the finalisation of this report a reality. We would also like to commend CWI president Ricky Skerritt and his Board of Directors for seeing the need for governance reform and giving us the opportunity to make a contribution to the sport we love, and for which we wish the utmost best.”Wehby added: “Our Task Force has met formally sixteen (16) times over the period and we have spent many hours preparing the report submitted (the Wehby Report). We are positive that, if implemented, the recommendations of the Wehby Report will improve the governance of CWI and result in positive effects on team performance.”The Report recognised the enormous cricket talent in the region and the need to harness that talent and promote its growth and presented the significant way in which improved governance will contribute to the process.The Task Force also conducted case studies of cricket governance models among major cricket nations and considered it important, in exercise of their mandate, to highlight those principles of modern corporate governance which, in their opinion, should apply to the Board of Directors of CWI as a corporate entity carrying out a public function.“The principal roles and responsibilities of the Board are organisational and financial planning and reporting, decisions on investments and capital projects, preserving the assets of the company, establishing policy, selecting the executive, general oversight of the executive and exercising other powers given to it by the constituent documents of the company. The membership of the Board should reflect a wide cross section of the skills and competencies required for carrying out its roles and responsibilities.”President Skerritt said: “Governance reform is one of the important promises vice president Kishore Shallow and myself made prior to our election last year. When all is said and done, we expect that the Wehby Report will be seriously considered by the directors and member representatives. The task force and stakeholders can be assured that we will do all we can to ensure the implementation of this report.”The report focussed primarily on the Objectives of the Governance Task Force.last_img read more

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UFC 246: Conor McGregor responds to Donald Cerrone head coach’s remark about his left hand

first_imgLast Updated: 3rd January, 2020 22:39 IST UFC 246: Conor McGregor Responds To Donald Cerrone Head Coach’s Remark About His Left Hand Donald Cerrone’s head coach Jafari Vanier took a jibe at Conor McGregor by stating that the former double champion has got nothing except a left hand. LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT (Courtesy- Instagram)Also Read | UFC: Donald Cerrone’s Top 5 Moments Ahead Of His Clash Against Conor McGregor At UFC 246UFC 246: Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone (More Details)The non-title fight card is going to have Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone as the main-event bout for the first Pay-Per-View of 2020. The fight is going to go live on January 18th, 2020 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  First Published: 3rd January, 2020 22:39 IST Raj Sarkar Also Read | UFC 246: Date, Venue, Fight Card And All You Need To Know About 2020’s First PPVAlso Read | Conor McGregor’s Coach Warns Donald Cerrone Ahead Of Their Main Event Clash At UFC 246 Also Read | UFC 246: Donald Cerrone’s Head Coach Is Wary Of Conor McGregor’s Left HandUFC 246: Conor McGregor has a reply for Donald Cerrone’s head coachAccording to Donald Cerrone’s team, the American needs to avoid Conor McGregor’s left hand and play smart for the first eight minutes of the fight. If Donald Cerrone manages to do that successfully, then he will be walking off victorious. That’s what Jafari Vanier believes.Well, Conor McGregor doesn’t believe so and he feels that his left hand is pretty dangerous for any fighter in the world. The Irish Superstar took it to his Instagram stories and posted a picture of himself with the caption: “A reminder not to mess with the power in @thenotoriousmma’s left hand.” The picture was actually posted by Haute Time and Conor McGregor shared it on his personal Instagram story. Take a look at it before you tune into the main event action of UFC 246. Conor McGregor has a deadly left hand and Donald Cerrone must be worried about it. At least, that’s what the former Double Champion of UFC believes. Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone are slated to go against each other in one of the most highly anticipated welterweight clashes of all time. It’ll happen at the main event of UFC 246. Both teams have delivered their views about each other as potential opponents. Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh claimed that the Irishman is in the best shape of his life. Donald Cerrone’s head coach Jafari Vanier took a jibe at Conor McGregor by stating that the former double champion has got nothing except a left hand. WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Pedestrian struck and killed at Walnut Valley Festival

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Small Businesses Need ‘Soft Loans’

first_imgThe Ebola epidemic is still pounding the Liberian economy as many small, medium size businesses struggle from the impact of the virus. The disease has killed nearly 3,000 people in Liberia alone, but its catastrophic impact on businesses is more of a worry.Many small businesses have shut down due to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, creating further setbacks to the already shrinking Liberian economy.In an interview recently with a local toiletries manufacturer in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia, the Daily Observer Business Desk was told that the company has not only reduced its staff and production, but also faces grim prospects of a strong comeback without soft financial loan or bailout funds.Mr. Fomba Trawally, CEO, National Toiletries, said he can no longer afford to manufacture the quantity of toiletries which he used to produce prior to the Ebola virus outbreak, owing to a number of reasons. One of these is the closure of the borders with neighboring countries, which he said has hampered cross-border importation of raw materials and also the subsequent export of goods available by road to other countries.“We are hurt by the closure of the border because we can no longer bring in the needed raw materials, neither are we able to export our finished products,” Mr. Trawally said in a statement, adding that local sales have plummeted considerably, ever since government began taking measures to restrict travels at the country’s borders, in order to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.“Local hotels and other big businesses have since stopped buying our toiletries and other sanitary materials,” he said, “because border closures with neighboring countries are making a heavy impact on our business. Now we can no longer import a number of much-needed raw materials and finished products from countries like La Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea. We are also not able to sell to our clients in these countries or import materials from other countries outside of Africa, such as Turkey,” Mr. Trawally told the Daily Observer. Fomba has struggled to maintain and grow the small business which he inherited from his mother Madam Kumba Bendu, which he named ‘Kumba Bendu &Sons’. The entity sells imported cosmetics and other products.But since venturing into manufacturing business a few years ago, Fomba, who is also president of Concerned Liberian International Business Organization (COLINBO), has prospects of being one of Africa’s biggest entrepreneurs and has said “My aim is to grow far bigger than what we have here.”With his toiletries business valued at over US$4 million, Fomba said that the Ebola virus outbreak has introduced a fresh challenge he never expected before. “As an individual, the Ebola outbreak placed me in a state of confusion. I did not know how and who to downsize among my small staff.  It made me reduce the time I spent with my family and had to spend more time thinking about how to keep my business running and operational,” he added.Mr. Trawally says he needs a soft loan or financial bailout to rescue his business from the losses being incurred by the Ebola outbreak. “We need a loan or a form of financial bailout which will to a large extent help us to restructure our business. This will help us create new employment opportunities which will subsequently lead to an increase in production,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Women in Business Expo opens

first_img…empowerment high on agendaBy Lakhram BhagiratFor over 60 women with small businesses, the slogan “Girl Power” turned into action when they were afforded the opportunity to display their products and services on Saturday, as the third annual Women in Business (WIB) Expo opened at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown.The event is a collaborative effort between the Sonia Noel Foundation for Creative Arts (SNFCA) and the Women’s Association for Sustainable Development. The exhibition concludes today at 20:00h.WIB6- Bow Jay representatives with some of their productsIn addition to the expo, there will be a health, business and technology forum, a charting your course and ‘Inspire You’ events, an evening with Sherry Dixon, a tea party and fashion show, book signing, and a leadership conference.For the more than 60 women exhibiting their products and services, the WIB has served as a launching pad for them as they are building new bridges and collaborating with each other to further expand their reach. One of the women, Christine Profit from the Scrub Hub explained that there have already beenThe ladies of the Scrub Hubcollaborations between the women prior to the opening of the expo. The women have been preparing for the event over the past two months with intense training and development sessions hosted by local designer and the Expo’s founder, Sonia Noel.According to Noel, the expo focuses on small businesses with the aim of allowing persons to gradually increase their operations into medium, large then eventually conglomerates. She encouraged the businesswomen to be conscious of their social human responsibility.Women empowermentThe women of the Mahaica Women’s GroupThe entire idea of the two-day exhibition is to empower women to further develop themselves and not depend on a male counterpart for sustenance.Simona Peters, who owns the Country Style Coconut Biscuit, said that the expo is timely as it culminates with the International Women’s Day month of activities and it showcases the strength of a woman.The Mahaica Women’s Group was out in their numbers to showcase their decorative bottles and locally made scented candles. Representative Debbie Argyle said that the women work in collaboration with each other making candles and other crafts two days per week and that she sees as them empowering each other rather than just talking.New productsProfessional waiters Mariah Barker and Donella Long used the event to launch their brand-new business – The Balance – providing waiter services in Guyana. Long noted that they aim to provide professional waiting services for any event despite the magnitude.Meanwhile, Barker said the WIB Expo was chosen as the launching ground because of the marketing opportunities.A few years ago, Guyana’s first custom-made Bowtie business was founded by then 17-year-old Jenell Pierre and the company, Bow Jay, has been expanding its reach ever since. Like, The Balance, Bow Jay also used the WIB Expo to launch their new line of locally made lip-glosses.First time exhibitor, Autimae Le-Black said she created Delight Treats out of her kitchen after she saw the first Women in Business Expo (WIB). She explained that a few years ago, she graduated the Carnegie School of Home Economics as a certified baker and just left it as that while she took care of her family.She offers a wide variety of cakes, cookies and pastries that can be customised to suit any event.Get more involvedAt the opening ceremony, Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes urged women to stand up, speak out, and get more involved in the workings of society. She used the opportunity to urge women to take up more positions in society since they offer a different perspective on every situation. “Let your voices be heard. We must let our voices be heard. Do not leave the dialogue to a few usual suspects who want to drown out the opportunities we have been given and who don’t want to focus on and take those opportunities on how we prepare to get there. It is against that background that I ask each one of you to use your voices to speak up, speak out and be an agent of change,” she added.The idea of the expo is to coincide with the month of activities to commemorate International Women’s Day observed on March 8. This year it is observed under the theme “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives” with the slogan #pressforprogress.last_img read more

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Detective charged for trying to fraudulently sell house lot

first_imgA detective, who was arrested during a sting operation after he allegedly attempted to collect money from a woman he reportedly tried to fraudulently sell a house lot to, was on Friday charged.Twenty-eight-year-old Gladwin Abrams of Lot 16 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and pleaded not guilty to the charge.It is alleged that on July 18, 2019, at Brickdam, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he attempted to commit a felony by attempting to collect $100,000 from Dina Malcolm by falsely pretending that he was in a position to grant her a house lot.The prosecution’s case contended that the detective, who is stationed at the Providence Police Station, messaged several persons via Facebook Messenger offering housing lots for sale ranging from $100,000 to $1 million.However, persons became suspicious and contacted another Police officer.The court heard that Abrams made arrangements to uplift the money from the Virtual Complainant on South Road, Georgetown. It was during the handing over of the cash that he was nabbed in the sting operation.He was nonetheless released on $50,000 bail. The case will continue on November 1, 2019.last_img read more

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Motorcycle bandits strike again, rob welder of US$5000

first_imgTwo motorcycle bandits on Wednesday attacked and relieved a welder of US$5000, along Princes and Chapel Streets, Georgetown.Twenty-six-year-old Richard Shaw of Lot 9-B Albouystown, Georgetown, was reportedly driving his motorcar PHH 9410 at about 21:15h and as he negotiated a speed bump, he was attacked.The two perpetrators, according to information received, rode up alongside Shaw’s vehicle on a white XR motorcycle and pointed a gun at him. Fearing for his life, Shaw stopped the car and it was then the men demanded that he hands over his wallet.Not satisfied, the pillion rider dismounted the motorcycle and commanded the victim to hand over a black plastic bag which was in the back passengers’ seat of his car. That bag, according to the victim, contained the money.After being given same, the two men got back unto the motorcycle and quickly escaped South on Princes Street. A report was made at the East La Penitence Police Station and an investigation was launched.No arrests were made.last_img read more

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Tallawahs begin to arrive ahead of Warriors clash

first_imgWith action in the ongoing Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) set to return to Guyana beginning on Saturday, the Jamaica Tallawahs began to arrive for their return clash with hosts Guyana Amazon Warriors.Just a few members of the squad have arrived on Monday with the rest expected on Wednesday to prepare for the return clash on Saturday.There is a three-way tie with defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Tallawahs with 10 points each with only the net run rate separating them as was much of the tournament.All three teams have confirmed their places in the play-off phase of the tournament and are now playing for placements along with last year’s finalist St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.FORT LAUDERDALE, UNITED STATES- AUGUST 18: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Shimron Hetmyer of Guyana Amazon Warriors plays a pull shot during the Hero Caribbean Premier League match between Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors at Central Broward Regional Park on August 18, 2018 in Florida, United States. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shimron HetmyerThe Warriors with one more clash on the road on Wednesday against TKR in Port of Spain will finish the league stage at Providence with the two heated clashes.On Saturday the Andre Russell-led side will take to the field against the Amazon Warriors who won two of their previous matches at home.Against the Tallawahs in Florida, the Warriors won easily by 71 runs after Shimron Hetmyer smoked a classy century.However, Russell and speedster Oshane Thomas have been in ripping form with the ball and are leading the bowling charts with 14 wickets apiece.It’s all to play for on Saturday from 20:00h when both teams will look to win to finish the league stage in the top or second spot to have an easier passage to the final.After the preliminary rounds, the first and second play-off matches featuring the four teams will be played right at Providence on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.last_img read more

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