Jones captures Thunder Hill Modified checkers

first_imgBy Bill Grit MAYETTA, Kan. (July 19) – Jeff Jones started 11th and finished first in the Saturday main event for BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modifieds at Thunder Hill Speedway.Richard Spriggs and then Dave Conkwright set the fast pace as Jones worked his way toward the front. With racing three and four-wide throughout the field, Jones finally got the edge and took the checkers ahead of Conkwright, Brandon Blochlinger, Danny Holt and Mat Stallbaumer. Mike Nichols was the winner in a Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Car feature that ran caution free while Dusty Leonard prevailed in the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Northern SportMod feature.Top Bad Boyz Bail Bonds IMCA Hobby Stock honors went to Adam Armstrong and Austin Um­scheid got his third Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compact victory.last_img read more

LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE UNVEILS SUPERB AUTUMN TRAINING SCHEDULE

first_imgEDUCATION: A countywide series of meetings for creative entrepreneurs are just among some of the brilliant Autumn events and training opportunities being provided by Donegal Local Enterprise Office over the coming months.The training opportunities will also include workshops for writing a business plan, starting your own food business and small business accounts as the Local Enterprise Office continues to engage with and assist businesses across the county. “The role of the Local Enterprise Office is to assist established businesses and start-ups and a key part of that is to communicate with them and help them identify areas where they feel they require assistance.The workshops and training opportunities we provide are designed and made available because they are the things that people in business have asked for,” Michael Tunney Head of Enterprise and Donegal Local Enterprise Office said.He added that they would also be holding a Start Your Own Business Programme over six consecutive Wednesdays, starting on 7th October adding that it is aimed at people thinking of starting their own business or in the early stages of start-up, with a well-researched business idea they are capable of commercialising.Textile artist Michelle McKee who is now based at the Craft Village in Donegal Town, took part in a previous Start Your Own Business programme and found it a very worthwhile exercise. “I guess everyone there had various reasons for being there, but for me in particular I needed to get my head around the financial end of things, to work the projections and the figures and to see if I could make a living from my art.”During the programme Michelle says there were lots of different aspects of setting up a business explained and worked through.“Doing the Start Your Own Business programme with Donegal Local Enterprise Office, helped me realise that I had a viable business idea and now that I have engaged with them and am established, I know I can go back to the Local Enterprise Office for help and advice if I need to,” she concluded.The Small Business Accounts Programme will run for 10 consecutive Mondays starting 5th October and is aimed at owner/managers or accounts staff from small businesses.“The course will cover requirements for self employment, registration and VAT, layout of books, sales invoicing, profit and loss accounts, credit control and the wages and tax system for employees,” said Mr Tunney.He added that the one-day Writing a Business Plan Workshop on Monday 2nd November is aimed at anyone that wishes to write a new business plan or update an existing business plan. “The workshop will provide practical information that will aid in achieving realistic business objectives,” said Mr Tunney.In addition the Local Enterprise Office will host a series of meetings for creative entrepreneurs as work continues to establish networks for creative entrepreneurs.“One of the key components of Donegal’s Creative Strategy is to establish networks where information sharing and peer learning, exchange of ideas and skills enhancement, connection building and collaboration can all happen,” said Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney.To deliver on this he said, Donegal Local Enterprise Office are hosting the four meetings and are hoping that all those interested in building a career in the creative industries in Donegal will attend. Meetings will be held in Carndonagh, Donegal Town, Gweedore and Letterkenny as Donegal Local Enterprise Office works to assist the creative sector in the county to put the groundwork in place to establish the creative networks.For more information and to book your place on any of the programmes or workshops visit the Local Enterprise Office website – https://www.localenterprise.ie/Donegal/News/Donegal-Local-Enterprise-Office-unveils-Autumn-2015-training-schedule.htmlLOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE UNVEILS SUPERB AUTUMN TRAINING SCHEDULE was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Check Out Library Books on Your Kindle

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Amazon#E-Books#web audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Despite some of the challenges of lending library books in digital formats, many libraries are exploring the e-book option. However, although there are a number of choices for e-readers and digital content providers, the list of devices that let you check out library books hasn’t included the most popular e-reader of all: the Kindle.That is, until today, with the announcement from Amazon this morning that it is launching a Lending Library “later this year” that will let Kindle owners check out books from their local library.The details of how the program will work are scant, but Amazon does say that the program will launch with the participation of over 11,000 libraries in the U.S. To do this, it’s working with OverDrive, a company that provides digital content to many schools and libraries. This likely means that OverDrive will begin to offer the Kindle format as an option to libraries. Libraries will still have to decide whether or not to purchase licenses for e-books from the publishers, and after the recent HarperCollins decision to make e-books “self-destruct” after 26 check-outs, many libraries are notably concerned about how e-book lending will work.Amazon says that its lending feature will work with Kindle devices, as well as with Kindle apps. It’s also adding a pretty cool new feature: the ability to actually make margin notes in your library books. You’ll be able to take notes, store them privately – in other words, the next library patron won’t see them – and then access them again should you check the book out again or purchase it in the future.Although Kindle users have been able to lend e-books to one another since December of last year, that process restricts a loan to just once per book. With this new Kindle option available, will you check out e-books from your library? That’s a question that libraries and publishers – and now Amazon – are very interested in seeing answered.last_img read more

Now’s the Time to Install Solar

first_imgThis summer is a great time to get a good deal on a solar water heating or solar-electric (photovoltaic) system for your home. While I argued a few months ago in this column that the 30% federal solar tax credit has some flaws–key among them being that it’s based on the dollar value rather than performance and that there’s no cap on the cost of the system (and credit you can earn)–these aren’t reasons not to take advantage of it.While the solar tax credits are scheduled to be in place until 2016, I won’t be at all surprised to see them scaled back or eliminated well before then. If you haven’t noticed, the political pendulum is swinging, and incumbents who supported the stimulus funding are now being cast as reckless spenders and are losing primaries. I think we’ll see a growing focus on deficit control–and that could well include scaling back on incentives like the solar tax credits. The bottom line is that now’s the time to benefit from the solar tax credit.For most homeowners, installing a solar water heating system will have a more rapid return on investment (ROI) than installing an electricity-generating photovoltaic (PV) system, so I’ll focus on the former. Most solar water heating systems for typical homes have two flat-plate solar collectors. Either water or an antifreeze solution is pumped through the collectors during the day and heat is transferred from the absorber plate to that fluid. A glass cover plate on the collector, insulation behind the absorber plate, and pipe insulation all help to improve efficiency and direct more heat into the circulating fluid.While the collectors sit on your roof (or on a separate rack outside the house), there are also solar water heating components inside the house. Most systems have a separate solar hot water storage tank in the basement or utility room that serves as a preheater for the standard water heater. A heat exchanger in this tank transfers heat from the fluid circulating through the collectors into the storage tank. Rather than a preheater tank, some systems have a single tank containing both the heat exchanger from the solar collectors and a standard heating element.Controls and a pump round out the system. The conventional approach is to have a differential thermostat that senses temperatures both in the collectors and storage tank, and then switches on the circulator pump when the collectors are warmer than the water in the storage tank. Some systems, however, now use a simpler control system: a separate PV module powers the circulating pump, operating only when the sun is shining.Solar water heating systems vary a great deal in their cost, depending on the size, type of system, added features like digital monitoring, and challenges of the installation. The typical price range for a residential system is $5,000 to $8,000, installed. With new construction, costs can be lower, especially if a lot of identical systems are being installed on multiple tract homes.To function efficiently, solar panels must be installed on a good site. The sun traverses the southern sky during the day, rising in the east and setting in the west, so the best site for solar is a south-facing roof. The pitch of the roof isn’t critical. A steeper pitch will be a little better in the winter (when the sun is lower in the sky), while a shallower pitch is better in the summer (when the sun is higher in the sky), but most standard roof pitches will work all right. There should be as few obstructions as possible, so cutting or pruning nearby trees is often an important part of a solar installation.A properly sized and well-sited solar water heating system should satisfy most of your hot water needs during the summer months, but it may provide less than half in the winter, when there is less sunlight. To maximize the percent of hot water provided by the solar system, you should carry out appropriate water conservation efforts, such as installing low-flow showerheads and washing laundry in cold water.Contact a local or regional solar installer for more information and to schedule a site visit. Be sure the contractor you pick is more interested in a quality, reasonably priced installation than on maximizing the tax credit. (Be aware of scams in which roofing or other costs unrelated to the solar system are added into the installation price so that Uncle Sam will pay you more–an indicator that the contractor’s motivations are misplaced.)I invite you to share comments on this blog.Alex Wilson is the executive editor of Environmental Building News and founder of BuildingGreen, LLC. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feeds.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar trains amidst injury concerns in Southampton

first_imgVijay Shankar attended India’s training session and had a good warm-up amidst injury concerns ahead of Afghanistan clash.India have already been dealt with a serious blow when Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the World Cup with a thumb injury.BCCI tweeted a video with the caption, All-rounder @vijayshankar260 is just happy he got to bat a few balls in the nets. There is something more coming soon from VJ.In the video, Vijay Shankar said that he loved today’s training session and got proper warm-up before India’s next match against Afghanistan.All-rounder @vijayshankar260 is just happy he got to bat a few balls in the nets . There is something more coming soon from VJ.Watch this space for more #TeamIndia #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/bgKctQDCLS BCCI (@BCCI) June 20, 2019Vijay Shankar is said to have suffered an injury scare after being hit on a toe on Wednesday during a rain-hit training session. He was forced to skip Thursday’s session. During Wednesday’s training, a Jasprit Bumrah yorker hit Shankar flush on his toes and he was apparently in pain.With Bhuvneshwar Kumar out for two games due to a hamstring strain, Shankar’s injury will only increase tension for the team management.As of now Bhuvneshwar will not be bowling for eight days and will only be in contention for the England game (June 30) in Birmingham.Vijay Shankar made his World Cup debut against Pakistan and stole the show with the ball, picking up a wicket off the first ball in his World Cup campaign.advertisementShankar, replacing an injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar as early as the 5th over, got the ball to swing back into Imam-ul-Haq and had the Pakistan opener trapped in front.He made a handy contribution with the bat, scoring 15 runs in as many balls as India posted a mammoth total of 336 for 5 in 50 overs.Also Read | Rishabh Pant likely to make World Cup debut against AfghanistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Team India warms up in style ahead of Afghanistan clashAlso See:last_img read more

Report: Sevilla 2 Spartak Moscow 1

first_imgSevilla 2 Spartak Moscow 1: Lenglet and Banega complete revenge mission Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 05:38 11/2/17 EduardoBerizzo - cropped Getty Images Clement Lenglet and Ever Banega starred and scored as Sevilla tasted sweet revenge by defeating Spartak Moscow. Sevilla got their revenge on Spartak Moscow with a 2-1 win that gets their Champions League campaign back on track, just two weeks on from suffering humiliation in Russia.Eduardo Berizzo’s men incredibly lost 5-1 in the teams’ reverse fixture to put their hopes of reaching the knockout stages under threat, but Spartak were outclassed on Wednesday.Clement Lenglet and Ever Banega got the goals to ensure Sevilla move back into the qualification places in Group E – a point behind pool leaders Liverpool, but crucially now two clear of the Russian champions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Spartak had been unbeaten in 13 matches in all competitions, but they paid the price for a slow start as Lenglet netted before the visitors had forged any sort of opening at the other end.While Sevilla were comfortable for large periods and doubled their lead through Banega’s brilliant 20-yard strike, Spartak substitute Ze Luis’ 78th-minute goal ensured a nervy finale that the home side saw out.¡¡¡FINAL DEL PARTIDO EN NERVIÓN!!! #SevillaFC 2-1 @fcsm_official #vamosmisevilla #UCL pic.twitter.com/TdpiHo1T5M— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) November 1, 2017Berizzo made only one change to the Sevilla side thrashed at Otkrytiye Arena and they immediately set about making amends.Banega dragged an early right-footed shot wide after ghosting into the penalty area, before Alexander Selikhov parried Nolito’s powerful drive to safety.Nolito sent a cushioned volley just over as the home side kept the pressure on and then, after half an hour, the breakthrough arrived. Banega delivered a corner from the left and Lenglet rose highest to nod into the bottom-right corner from six yards, securing a deserved lead.Spartak had offered nothing as an attacking threat up until that point, but only a smart Sergio Rico stop kept Fernando from firing an instant equaliser with a curling free-kick.A marvellous Lenglet pass, from deep inside his own half, should have created a second Sevilla goal shortly after half time, but Nolito dragged his finish wide after running from left to right.The classy centre-back could also have doubled his own personal tally but, after seeing Selikhov charge from his line and drop a set-piece, Lenglet awkwardly nodded a difficult chance off target.It was Banega who looked to have made the game safe, though, shimmying onto his left foot on the edge of the area to curl high past the goalkeeper and into the top-left corner.And only a desperate goal line lunge from Dmitri Kombarov kept Wissam Ben Yedder from supplying the third, with Selikhov beaten by a tame prod.The failure to get that goal looked to be very costly indeed when Spartak quickly pulled one back. Rico dashed from his line to block off Denis Glushakov’s effort, but succeeded only in nudging the ball into the path of Ze Luis for a simple tap-in.The visitors then ended the game on top, but a defence marshalled by the excellent Lenglet kept them at bay to seal three crucial points in the race for a last-16 spot. read morelast_img read more