$700 to win features for IMCA Modifieds at Red River Valley’s Dakota Cat special

first_imgWEST FARGO, N.D. – IMCA Modifieds race for $700 to win both nights of Red River Valley Speed­way’s Thursday and Friday May 25-26 Dakota Cat 100 special.A minimum of $100 will be paid to start and $100 hard charger awards will be given for both 42-lap features.Non-qualifier pay is $50 and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points, but no track points, will be awarded for both shows.There is no entry fee and pit passes for the draw/redraw special are $30.Drivers will pass their helmets to raise funds toward medical expenses incurred by Mike Bruns Sr., long-time driver of no. 42 modified and late model race cars.Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. both days. The draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. There will be no hot laps.Grandstand admission is $13 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under.The track phone number is 701 388-6637. More information is also available at the www.redrivervalleyspeedway.com website.last_img read more

Sars return to training following weekend County victory

first_imgFormer Sars star Redser O’Grady says its time they pushed on for provincial glory.That Munster quarter final will be played at a Waterford venue on the weekend of October 29th. Thurles Sarsfields will be back to the training ground tonight following their impressive County final win over Borrisoleigh at the weekend.Having won four Premier titles in a row Sars will now be turning their attention to the Munster Championship.Their opponents will be the Waterford champions whoever that turns out to be…..Sars beat Deise side Ballygunner in the provincial quarter finals last year before losing to Ballyea of Clare in the semi’slast_img read more

White House Organizes Social Media Summit Without FB, Google, Twitter

first_imgThe White House has scheduled a social media summit for Thursday afternoon, but representatives from the industry’s largest platforms are not expected to be in attendance.According to reports, Facebook, Twitter and Google’s Alphabet were not invited. YouTube, which is owned by Google, apparently did not receive an invitation either.Based on the confirmed list of attendees, the event will most likely focus on exploring and discussing recent allegations of censorship and anti-conservative political bias by the aforementioned outlets.These are the confirmed attendees:Prager U: a conservative political nonprofit that produces short videos. Prager U filed a lawsuit against YouTube for allegedly censoring its content and discriminating against the organization, after YouTube put more than 100 PragerU videos on its restricted list for content that allegedly violates its terms of service.Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe: He is known for exposing alleged corruption on the left using undercover interview tactics.The Heritage Foundation: A conservative think-tank.The Media Research Center: A media bias watchdog which has a self-described mission to “expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media.”Turning Point USA: A conservative youth organization.Additionally, cartoonist Ben Garrison was reportedly invited and then uninvited to the summit. The White House rescinded the invitation due to criticism that his cartoons were anti-Semitic. In response, Garrison defended his cartoon, and added that his presence “would be a media distraction from the President’s message.”President Trump has repeatedly threatened to take legal and regulatory actions against various internet platforms, including Facebook and Google, as he believes they are attempting to influence voters against him leading up to the 2020 election. He has also accused Twitter of encouraging users to stop following him because he is a Republican.The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission both recently opened investigations into Google and Facebook.Also, the White House launched an online reporting tool last May that allows social media users to report incidents of alleged political bias.last_img read more

Catholic schools in Palm Beach County to reopen in the fall

first_imgCatholic schools in Palm Beach County and across the Treasure Coast are planning to reopen for in- person classes in the fall.Superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Palm Beach Gary Gelo, made the announcement on Wednesday stating:“It is the intention of the task force to have students back in the classroom come” the start of the new school year, August 10th.While many schools in Palm Beach County have opted to continue distance learning, Gelo reported that he and his task force of seven principals say their decision to resume classes were based on suggestions from health officials and the results of the parent survey into their reopening plan:“The task force reviewed much of the science provided by epidemiologists, pediatricians, state and local health departments, the CDC, and others, ” Gelo said.“We also used the parent survey results from early June, which indicated that more than 74% of our parents wanted students to return to their classrooms. Ultimately, this became the goal of the task force: return students to the classrooms, where learning is maximized through teacher and student interaction.”The schools plan to reopen in line with the Florida Education Commission’s recent order to resume classes, but say that they are also prepared to “pivot” and ” adapt to an ever-fluid situation,” which may include further at home learning.Many of the schools under the plan include:St. Ann Catholic School, St. Luke Catholic school, Sacred Heart School, St. John Paul II, and Cardinal Newman High School. Click here for the full list.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, April 29

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Manchester United appear increasingly confident that they have won their battle to retain goalkeeper David De Gea’s services for at least one more season by offering him a new contract in the region of £200,000 a week. (Independent)Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj is ready to sign a year-long loan deal with Everton at the end of the season. (The Sun)Real Madrid have 48 hours to make a decision on Javier Hernandez as the clock runs down on their first option to buy the Manchester United striker. (Daily Mail)Manchester City face competition from Paris Saint-Germain for Wolfsburg star Kevin De Bruyne. City have identified former Chelsea midfielder De Bruyne as a top summer target but the Belgian’s agent, Patrick De Koster, claims PSG are also interested and that he could cost as much as £42million. (Daily Mirror)PSG have told Manchester United and Arsenal that Edison Cavani is not for sale this summer. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal are in pole position to land Charlton wonderkid Joe Gomez. Manchester City and Manchester United have also made enquiries about the England Under-19 international defender but Arsenal are leading the chase. Charlton are willing to do business and want at least £8million for rising star Gomez. (Daily Mirror)Everton, Newcastle and Stoke have indicated they are ready to meet Yannick Bolasie’s £15million asking price. The explosive Crystal Palace winger is looking to leave Selhurst Park this summer after two-and-a-half years at the club, and will net the Eagles a tidy profit on the player they bought for £300,000. (Daily Mirror)Swansea are set to make a £4million bid for St Etienne full-back Franck Tabanou if the French club miss out on Champions League qualification. (Daily Mirror)John Obi-Mikel’s agent has failed to dismiss reports of the Chelsea midfielder making a shock switch to Real Madrid. (Daily Star)Chelsea will only allow Patrick Bamford to join a Premier League club on loan next season if he is guaranteed regular first team football. Crystal Palace, Southampton, Everton and Aston Villa are among clubs showing an interest in the striker. (London Evening Standard)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Arsenal two or three players away from turning into title winners, claims Harry RedknappExclusive – Liverpool MUST ‘spend big’ to catch Premier League rivals, claims former RedExclusive – Southampton chief claims ‘signs look good’ Nathaniel Clyne will pen new deal‘England’s best young manager’ Howe is going nowhere, Bournemouth chairman tells talkSPORTExclusive – Harry Redknapp hails Bournemouth’s ‘amazing’ rise to the Premier LeagueTransfer blow for Man United! Bayern Munich enter race for Borussia Dortmund starReports – Arsenal target contacted by Inter Milan about £30m moveArsenal transfer blow? Inter Milan and Juventus ‘want Dybala the most’, says Palermo presidentManchester United move ahead of Chelsea in chase to land £22m-rated Brazilian starletAtletico Madrid ready new deal for Bayern Munich and Chelsea targetEverton and West Ham target announces he will leave current clubPSG president claims club ‘won’t even consider any offers’ for Manchester United targetBoost for Tottenham! Italy striker’s agent admits summer move is a possibilityChristian Benteke’s agent rubbishes Aston Villa exit rumoursWest Ham join Liverpool and Newcastle in race to sign French hitman on a free transferlast_img read more

MOLAR ROLLERS HIT THE ROAD FOR DONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARE

first_imgBETTY HOLMESON SATURDAY as part of an awareness raising programme surrounding head, neck and mouth cancers, 10 members of Dublin Dental University Hospital’s bike club, the ‘Molar Rollers’, will cycle the 149 miles / 240 km from Dublin to Letterkenny in aid of Donegal Action for Cancer Care.The 10 members of The “Molar Rollers” will leave tomorrow morning from Dublin Dental Hospital.On their journey they will stop overnight in Monaghan and continue their journey to Donegal on Sunday arriving at the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny at approx. 4pm. “It is a very busy weekend in Donegal but DACC hope that people will come out to welcome the 10 cyclists when they arrive at the Mount Errigal Hotel,” said Betty Holmes from DACC.“Please let’s ensure they get a true Donegal welcome remembering that they through their own work & voluntary cycles support Donegal cancer patients,” she added.Such is the importance of raising awareness surrounding head, neck and mouth cancers, members of Dublin Dental University Hospital’s bike club, ‘Molar Rollers’, wish to ensure that Donegal is included.The “Molar Rollers” have supported DACC in the past having made a donation of €5000 a few years back. DACC felt encouraged to continue with their voluntary work for Donegal cancer patients when their work was recognised by the Dublin Dental University Hospital & the Molar Rollers. By funding such projects, the Dublin Dental University Hospital hopes to reduce the incidence of oral cancer by promoting its early detection, diagnosis and treatment. In addition to raising professional and public awareness of cancer issues, the team also hopes to influence health-policy makers to continue to improve the delivery of cancer services in Ireland.Mouth, head and neck cancers are largely preventable as the two major risk factors are consumption of tobacco and alcohol. Early diagnosis and treatment could save lives and people are being actively encouraged to contact their dentist or doctor if they have any concerns in this regard, whether now or in the future.The money raised by the Molar Rollers is of great benefit to the head, neck and mouth cancer causes and is used to fund a variety projects, which will be assessed by a board of trustees chaired by Mr John Hammond who will, in turn, agree and monitor the distribution of funds All dentists at Dublin Dental University Hospital are trained to detect mouth cancer through an examination of the oral cavity – in fact the vast majority of patients with potentially malignant lesions are referred to the hospital by dentist and doctors alike.Mouth, head and neck cancers are largely preventable as the two major risk factors are consumption of tobacco and alcohol. Early diagnosis and treatment could save lives and people are being actively encouraged to contact their dentist or doctor if they have any concerns in this regard, whether now or in the future.Please come out and welcome the “Molar Rollers” Donations to this great effort can be made on http://www.mycharity.ie/charity_fundraiser_list.php?charityID=709MOLAR ROLLERS HIT THE ROAD FOR DONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARE was last modified: May 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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

What to expect from Steph, KD and Klay at all-star festivities

first_imgWith the NBA all-star festivities starting Friday evening, most of the Warriors’ players and coaches will take time off to recharge for the final stretch of the regular season and playoffs.That will not be the case for the Golden State’s three all-stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who will be making their 10th, sixth and fifth appearances, respectively.What might we expect from each this weekend?(Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)Stephen Curry: Charlotte’s MayorWhile …last_img read more

SOA is a Long Tail Enabler?

first_imgChris Anderson coined the term ‘The Long Tail’ in a Wired magazine article of October 2004.  The idea is that being able to sell just a few copies of each of many products having low demand or low sales volumes can be just as profitable as selling many copies of a single blockbuster product.  Anderson sees the Internet, because of its reducing storage and distribution costs as being an enabler of The Long Tail sales strategy, being able to provide wide selection of many niche-value items.An article by ZapThink‘s Ronald Schmelzer notes that IT moved from centralized mainframe model to a decentralized client/server one and then back to a centralized model based around the web.  But Web 2.0 and technologies like SOA and Web Services with more participatory and collaborative capabilities can push the overall computing model back towards decentralization.In this model, individual business units can easily sponsor and pay for low-cost Web Services that expose niche interest information while centralized IT continues to spend the bulk of their resources on ‘best sellers’.  Tools and products to publish and consume Web Services are making it easy for business units to create specialized data mashups tuned to their niche needs. Schmelzer predicts application development to gradually move from being the responsibility of a centralized IT to one that is shared by different groups throughout the enterprise.  The role of IT then shifts to one of governance and standardization of the components and business processes that emerge and maintainer of overall infrastructure.  He sees this trend as changing the way budgets are defined and projects are managed, developed and deployed.One example for how this is unfolding are Web Service-enabled content repositories like that offered by Formek.  Business units can publish their unique documents and other content securely both internally and externally.  Content-based Web Services can be set up to provide data feeds that can be consumed and channeled into portals and business processes within the enterprise.last_img read more

How to Read Histograms

first_imgIs your image too dark or too bright? Your histogram will let you know.If you taking pictures or video you probably have at least seen a histogram. Simply put, histograms are a visual representations of the tonality of your image. White pixels on the right, black pixels on the left and mid-tones…well you get the idea.Practically speaking a histogram will tell you if an image is underexposed or overexposed. The goal is to create a hump in the middle with the falloff not touching the left or right side of the image. The following video will give a quick rundown on how histograms work and how you can use them to become a better photographer/filmmaker. The video covers:Reading HistogramsSetting Up HistogramsUnderstanding the LayoutIf you shoot on a Nikon camera finding the histogram can be a little tricky. To avoid issues check out Nikon’s post on histograms.This video was first shared by CreativeLive on their YouTube channel. If you are interested in learning about other exposure/color scopes we recommend checking out our post on Vectorscopes and Waveforms.Have any recommendations for working with histograms? Share in the comments below.last_img read more