Casey’s General Store signs three-year pact to support IMCA Super Nationals, Deery Series

first_imgANKENY, Iowa – Casey’s General Store has signed a new three-year agreement to back both the biggest event in all of dirt track racing and the premier tour for Late Models in the Midwest.The Official Convenience Store of IMCA, Casey’s returns as presenting sponsor for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals, to be held Sept. 5-10 at Boone Speedway, and as title spon­sor for the redraw at all Deery Brothers Summer Series main events.The new pact runs through the 2018 race season. Based in Ankeny, Iowa, Casey’s now has more than 1,900 stores in 14 states and became an IMCA marketing partner in 2013.Both Casey’s and IMCA will donate $10 to Hope for the Warriors on behalf of each heat winner during the week of Super Nationals, adding to the already $15,000 donated the past three Septem­bers.Super Nationals heat winners receive a hat and $20 gift card.Drivers drawing the pole for each Deery Series main event receive $50 gift cards while those with per­fect attendance for the entire season get $100 gift cards.Decal placement is required and gift cards are redeemable at any Casey’s location.“We are very excited about continuing our relationship with IMCA. We know many of our customers are race fans and we’re proud to be part of the racing community,” said Casey’s Vice President of Marketing Mike Richardson. “Hope for the Warriors remains a very important part of this agreement and we look forward to helping make that donation during Saturday pre-race ceremonies at Super Nationals each of the next three years.”The first Casey’s store opened in Boone 48 years ago. Casey’s continues to maintain a very visi­ble presence in the hometown of Super Nationals with a store that opened along Highway 30, just across the road from the Boone Speedway grounds.In addition to selling grocery items, bakery goods and gasoline, Casey’s has grown to become the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States with stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennes­see and Wisconsin.The Casey’s website is www.caseys.com. Information about new promotions is on Facebook.“Our partnership with Casey’s General Store is one that we are extremely proud of, and one of the more high profile programs we can offer our members,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder emphasized. “Their support of Super Nationals has been tremendous, but the recognition they bring to Deery Brothers Summer Series events is equally impressive.”“It is great to get our drivers interacting with each other and enthusiastic IMCA race fans and we’ve had fun showcasing Casey’s famous pizza through that promotion,” he added.last_img read more

Ronaldo unveils ‘new gym concept’

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Cristiano Ronaldo has unveiled his latest off-field project with health club chain Crunch – and shared a seven-step workout with his social media followers to kickstart the partnership.The Juventus superstar fronts a fitness-based “new gym concept” with the US-based company, and had originally teased the concept on Friday. And with a joint announcement alongside CR7 Crunch Fitness, Ronaldo virtually guided fitness fanatics through seven workouts to help them stay in shape during the coronavirus lockdown.Ronaldo had initially collaborated with Crunch in 2017 to open a new gym in the Cuidad Lineal district of Madrid, and had been in attendance to share the secret behind his ripped physique.The 35-year-old revealed he usually trained “four or five times a week with 200 or 300 sit-ups” and has once again joined forces with Crunch to keep his followers active despite the lack of football.An official website has been created for the partnership, with more details expected to follow after Ronaldo’s first update on Saturday.Ronaldo recently urged people to keep busy by inviting fans to take part in a core strength challenge. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid talisman as part of Nike’s Living Room Initiative, performed a toe touch-style ab exercise and recorded an impressive 142 repetitions in 45 seconds.But his return to the training field has been place on hold for two weeks, with Ronaldo having to spend a fortnight in quarantine before gearing up for the return of Serie A.Ronaldo returned to Italy on Monday, but must isolate and adhere to the Italian authorities’ measures concerning the ongoing pandemic.After the Italian top flight was suspended, Ronaldo temporarily relocated to his home island of Madeira and regularly posted fitness updates on his social media platforms.— Tags: CoronavirusCR7 Crunch FitnessCristiano Ronaldolast_img read more

Pollock happy with marathon showing

first_img On his debut in the competition, he finished in 21st place with a time of two hours nine minutes 51 seconds – just shy of his personal best. “It was a very hard race, but I definitely think there’s a lot more there, running in temperatures of 30 degrees can add a couple of minutes to your time,” said Pollock. Ireland’s Paul Pollock finished the World Championship marathon as the second fastest European. “The plan was to run the first half conservatively, go through in about 66, 67 minutes. “I went through in about 67:45, felt fairly comfortable. I was pouring water over myself all the way, but I coped okay with the conditions. “Myself and my coach thought we could be top 10 coming in, but that was unrealistic looking now at all the Africans up front. “21st and second European, though, I have to be happy with that. It’s a step in the right direction.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Kuldeep Yadav – India’s chinaman magician creates records in Bay Oval win versus New Zealand

first_imgKuldeep Yadav took 4/39 and 4/45 in the first two ODIs.India on the cusp of winning a series in New Zealand after 10 years.Kuldeep has already taken five four-wicket hauls. highlights New Delhi: Kuldeep Yadav has shown that he is a vital asset to Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team as they build momentum for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They have already made big strides, registering a bilateral ODI series win in Australia for the first time while in the series against New Zealand, they are on the cusp of a series win for the first time in 10 years. In the first two games, India has put in a clinical performance with both bat and ball. With the bat, Shikhar Dhawan has been the star. Among the bowlers, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav have been sensational. The efforts of Kuldeep, though, are worth mentioning as his chinaman has flummoxed New Zealand in both Napier and Bay Oval ODIs.After picking up 4/39 in the Napier ODI, Kuldeep ended with figures of 4/45 in 10 overs as India won by 90 runs. After Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kedar Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal chipped in with wickets at vital times, it was the turn of Kuldeep to once again run through the lower-middle order. The left-armer trapped Tom Latham LBW for 28 with a flighted delivery. Henry Nicholls slogged a flighted delivery to be out caught for 34 while Colin de Grandhomme miscued the slog sweep to be caught at deep midwicket for 3 by Ambati Rayudu. Ish Sodhi was bowled round his legs first ball and he narrowly missed the hat-trick. Although he was carted around the park by Doug Bracewell, he still finished with superb bowling figures. Kuldeep’s two consecutive four wicket hauls made him the first spinner to take two consecutive four-wicket hauls in ODIs in New Zealand. This has also taken his tally of four-wicket hauls to five in just 37 ODIs, level with Harbhajan Singh who achieved it in 234 matches. Anil Kumble heads the list with 12 four-wicket hauls from 269 ODIs. Kuldeep is one of the three Indian bowlers to take a hat-trick in ODIs after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev, having achieved the feat against Australia in 2017 in Kolkata.The 90-run win was India’s biggest in terms of runs in ODIs in New Zealand, having won by 84 runs in the Hamilton ODI in 2009. A win on Monday at the same venue will give India a series win in New Zealand after 10 years.    For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Warriors meet GT students in T&T

first_imgGUYANESE students studying in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) were able to meet their cricket heroes, Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) yesterday. The students who are studying at the University of the West Indies (UWI) – St Augustine Campus, Hugh Wooding Law School and University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) – met with the players during a practice session at Queen’s Park Oval, ahead of GAW’s faceoff with Trinidad’s Trinbago Knight Riders.Although the students were unable to attend the match since tickets for the fiery clash of the two top teams in the 2019 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) were unavailable, the team facilitated the group so they could still show their support. “We are very much committed to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),” GAW Team and Operations Manager, Omar Khan said. He explained that as a Guyana-based team, the aim is to support causes that are good for young people, in particular, and for the overall development of the sport.He mentioned that the team have showed their commitment to giving back to the community in many instances. In Guyana, the team visited few orphanages back home in Guyana to make donations, and even give the children tickets to the matches so that they aren’t left out of the biggest party in sport. The players would have also engaged in cricket training camps in communities and with students in Guyana. “It’s not only our commitment as a team to be playing cricket for Guyana but to be part of the overall development and support (of cricket) and help Guyanese youngsters to be involved in the international support,” Khan said. But this commitment to give back is just not only for the development of the community. In fact, Khan posited that when the team have that sense of “doing good” they are empowered to perform even better on the field. “We love when we go to cricket grounds to see the Guyana flags waving and the Guyanese people there supporting the team,” he highlighted. “It gives us a lot of incentive and a lot of motivation, and it inspires the guys to really go out there and play with greater impetus.”  For the team, the sight of the Golden Arrowhead or the Guyanese fans screaming at official matches or even at practice matches is enough to propel them. And, so far, the Warriors have been unbeaten. Khan noted that he was particularly pleased that the Guyanese students travelled to Port of Spain to show their support to the Warriors as they practised. And come match-day on Monday, September 30, Khan and the team, by extension, hope to feel that Guyanese support.last_img read more

Hughes: Big Ten media day notebook

first_imgCHICAGO – It may not be as popular of a nickname as “Windy City” or “Second City,” but Chicago is sometimes called the “City of the Big Shoulders.” And there are plenty of them walking around for the Big Ten football media days.After listening to the dozen of Big Ten coaches (as well as the commissioner himself) field questions from a ballroom of reporters. Here’s a little notebook of highlights from day one:Bielema denounces NCAA violatorsThe increasing amount of schools getting tied up in NCAA violations was a topic that kept reappearing all day Thursday and when it was Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema’s turn to comment on the matter, he expressed a no-tolerance policy – and an extreme distaste – for those who willingly and knowingly commit infractions.“When you consciously break an NCAA rule, to me the only way to deter that is to get rid of people, or seriously hold programs accountable,” Bielema said. “That’s probably the number one thing I would love to see happen in the world of college football.”“If someone knowingly and willingly violates a rule, I don’t see anything wrong with a substantial penalty. What that [penalty] is, I’ll let other people decide.”Although he didn’t venture a specific kind of sanction, Bielema was the most candid coach to speak on NCAA violations. I think the amount of scandals that have been revealed over the past couple years (in football and basketball) has made many college sports fans second-guess the integrity of their favorite teams. And given Bielema’s stance on the matter, however non-specific it may ultimately be, it would seem like he has nothing to hide.You don’t see many coaches of BCS schools speaking that way, so hopefully we don’t catch him hiding any emails in the future. He’ll be eating his own words if he does.Wilson update Bielema was unable to speak much about the progress of Wisconsin’s new transfer quarterback Russell Wilson, since, per NCAA rules, he has not been able to coach him yet. But after talking to wide receiver Nick Toon and safety Aaron Henry, who accompanied their head coach to Chicago, Bielema was able to report that Wilson formed a bond with Henry and that he attended summer workouts with diligence.“Everybody told me… he just showed up and went to work and worked as hard as anybody else to prove he was a valuable member of our team,” Bielema said.Bielema also remained insistent that, despite the excitement surrounding Wilson, the quarterback position is, as of this moment, entirely up for grabs.“I haven’t seen Russell Wilson compete one snap competitively in practice,” he said. “I think I might know what will happen, but until it happens, that’s where we’re at.”Delany casts a warning In reaction to the violations recently exposed at Ohio State, mixed with Michigan’s run-in with the NCAA involving unofficial practices prior to the 2009 season, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany informed the media that he held a meeting with all 12 conference coaches Thursday morning to “make clear to them what our expectations are.”Delany called the two above-mentioned violations particularly “embarrassing” for the conference. And with so much misconduct – 14 incidents, by Delany’s count – coming to light in the past year across the nation, he referenced the shadow of doubt it has placed on all other schools.“I think that the 14 struggles that have come under scrutiny in the last year raise legitimate questions in people’s minds about who is sponsoring these [athletic] programs and what do these programs stand for,” he said. “I can’t remember a period of time where we’ve had more questions about various programs, where it be on the agent side, the recruitment side, or the academic side. We’ve had two of them in this conference, and that’s two too many, as far as I’m concerned.’Delany’s stern voice made it sound pretty clear to me that he’s done with shenanigans.Fickell braces himself Where once stood The Vest now stands Luke Fickell, Ohio State’s interim head coach following the tattoo fiasco.In addressing the media, he didn’t appear nervous at the podium, just well prepared for the room of reporters to get their pecks in. Over the last few “crazy” and “emotional” months, he said he hasn’t had “a whole lot” of contact with the ousted Jim Tressel and has not received any instruction, implied or up front, about avoiding him.After facing a public relations nightmare and with the hammer of the NCAA looming above his inherited program (if only for a year), a few phrases kept popping up as Fickell answered questions. Phrases like: “stability,” “foundation,” “moving forward,” “starting from day one,” and “focusing on what we can control.”It’s about as much as you can expect from a guy in his situation.Elliot is a senior majoring in journalism. Are you licking your chops for the new-look Big Ten season to begin? Let him know at ehughes@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

S’Africa in Dakar for Senegal Clash

first_imgBafana Bafana arrived in the Senegalese capital of Dakar in the early hours of Sunday to start preparations for the final FIFA World Cup qualifier against the West Africans.The two teams met on Friday evening at a packed Peter Mokaba Stadium where the visitors capitalised on two errors to walk away with a precious 2-0 win. “When one plays for the country, there is nothing like fulfilling the match. There is nothing like dead rubber matches. We are going into Tuesday’s game intent on winning it and that is what we will go for,” said coach Stuart Baxter.The team left Polokwane on Saturday after a two-hour regeneration exercise at the match venue and flew straight to Dakar in an eight-hour journey from OR Tambo Airport to the bustling Senegal capital.They completed a late practice session on Sunday and rounded up preparations at the match venue yesterday evening. The match will take place at 8.30pm Nigerian time.All of Africa’s FIFA World Cup qualifying matches are to be concluded at the same time today in a competition which has produced some amazing results and football.FIXTURESB’Faso Vs C’VerdeSenegal Vs S’AfricaIreland Vs DenmarkRussia Vs SpainGermany Vs FranceEngland Vs BrazilPortugal Vs USAShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

MCC Community Theatre Presents “Hamlet in the Hood”

first_img(MIRAMAR, Florida – The City of Miramar is excited to present the Community Theatre Program – Shakespeare in the Park. The performance entitled, “Hamlet in the Hood” is scheduled for Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:00PM.It is an original music production written and directed by JoMarie Payton (TV personality, Singer, Actress Director) from the hit TV show, Family Matters, and featuring students from the program. JoMarie will be available for interviews before the performance.Miramar Community Theatre is structured as 10 week sessions where students will engage in hands-on-participatory activities that culminate in the development of a full stage production. This learning through the arts initiative encourages creative thinking, breaks down barriers and builds self-confidence while honing both on stage and behind-the-scenes skillsets.Our dedicated Community Theatre youth will present Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet in the Hood produced by JoMarie Payton! Enjoy an afternoon in the park and watch the Miramar Community Theatre put on a one of a kind free performance filled with comedy and fun for the entire family! Come 30 minutes early and enjoy free face painting for children 12 and under! Don’t forget your lawn chairs!This event is FREE and open to the Community! RSVP at https://mccshakethepark.eventbrite.com . Your support of this show is also support for the preservation and progression of Cultural Arts for future generations!last_img read more

Florida man uses dating site to lure woman to park before raping her

first_imgPolice in Miami-Dade have arrested a 21-year-old man who reportedly used a dating site to lure and a woman to a park and rape her.According to the report, Joanka Ortiz and the victim reportedly became acquainted through the dating app in January and decided to meet up.The two met at Black Point Park & Marina and sometime during the encounter, Ortiz reportedly bent the victim over a table under a park pavilion and forced her to have sex with him.According the police, the victim then pushed Ortiz off of her and asked to go home.When authorities contacted Ortiz about the incident he confessed to the crime.He has since been arrested and is facing a sexual battery charge. A judge has set his bond at $5,000 and has requested that he be placed on house arrest after his release.Officials also say Ortiz was arrested in March after was caught using his phone to video tape up a woman’s skirt when he worked at a Pet Supermarket.last_img read more

Çolak ‘redebuta’, mark and self-expel in 25 minutes

first_imgEmre Çolak He has starred in one of the images of the week in Spanish football. On the day of his debut, the attacker He scored the second goal of Deportivo de la Coruña against Racing de Santander and subsequently, He was expelled for celebrating the goal with the fans of Riazor. The Turk took the ball and, after trimming several defenders, dropped a whip against which nothing Luca Zidane could do. He could have euphoria, given the great goal and how important it was for a team at the bottom of the table, and jumped advertising to hug with followers. After that, Ávalos Barrera showed him the second yellow leaving Deportivo with ten.The soccer player did not give credit to what was happening and He was retiring from the grass making a gesture of apology to the public of the sports fief. Despite having experience in LaLiga, Çolak was not aware that its celebration would have consequences. Three minutes before I had seen the first yellow for a rifirrafe with Yoda.last_img read more