Crate engine purchase in February is good for $250 rebate from Chevrolet Performance

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – It’s like Christmas in February.Chevrolet Performance is giving $250 rebates to IMCA drivers purchasing GM 602 or GM 604 crate engines during the month of February.Drivers planning to buy a 602 or 604 crate can contact an authorized dealer, such as Karl Perfor­mance, Friesen Chevrolet or Kupper Chevrolet, for Deal Of The Month details and a rebate form.The offer is good from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28; rebate forms must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2018 and it should take six to eight weeks for drivers to receive a $250 debit card.A rebate form and more information about the Deal Of The Month is available at the Chevro­let.com/performance/offers website.last_img

Terry targets top spot

first_img “It’s not only us who have suffered defeats and draws against teams where you would expect us to win. Hopefully we can knock that out of our system sooner rather than later while other teams are still struggling. “Manchester United are still struggling, Cardiff beat Man City, there’s been all sorts of results that have been big upsets. “It’s important like (against Palace), even though you’re grinding it out and it’s difficult, you have to see those games out.” Chelsea play at Sunderland in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night with a place in the semi-finals at stake. Goalkeeper Petr Cech said: “It’s great to be in the position we’re in: we topped the group in the Champions League, we’re two points off the Premier League leaders and we can be in the semi-final of a domestic cup if we win on Tuesday. “All of this, and we know that we haven’t reached our peak, so it’s great.” Mourinho plans to rotate his options at the Stadium of Light and would like to give Terry a night off, if Gary Cahill is deemed fit to play after missing the Palace win as a precaution. “I would like to give John a rest for that match,” Mourinho told Chelsea TV. Branislav Ivanovic is suspended, so Cesar Azpilicueta will switch to his favoured right-back role, with Ashley Cole returning on the left. Mourinho’s men will not be practising penalties, despite the fact the match could be decided on spot-kicks. He added: “I practice a lot and we always lose on penalties. This time we don’t practice.” Tony Pulis has now had four matches in charge of Crystal Palace, winning two of them, and was pleased with the performance at Stamford Bridge. Now Pulis hopes to recruit in the winter transfer window, without detracting from the spirit being fostered among his troops. He said: “It’s tough, because you go into a football club and you’re playing catch up. In the Premier League it’s such a relentless league and you have runs of games where you’re playing against teams like Chelsea where it’s very, very difficult to get points. “The spirit from the players in the past five, six games has been absolutely fantastic. “One thing we must be careful of is that we bring players in with the same attitude of these because their attitude has been absolutely fantastic.” Pulis knows survival remains a difficult goal to achieve. He added: “I’m not coming to the club saying ‘we’re going to definitely stay up’. “All I’ve said is I’ll try and get it sorted out, organised and have a real go at it.” Press Association John Terry is targeting a win at Arsenal to take Chelsea top of the Premier League at Christmas. “We’ve got an opportunity to go away to Arsenal next week and go top of the league,” Terry told Chelsea TV. “They got a bit of a thumping, but they’re a really good side and really good at home as well. “It’s going to be tough, but I think the motivation for us is to go there and beat them and go top of the league, which, just before Christmas, is a really good place to be.” Fernando Torres’ opener was cancelled out by Marouane Chamakh before Ramires scored what proved to be the winner in the first half against Palace. Chelsea had numerous chances to make life easier for themselves, but also might have conceded an equaliser, and Terry knows they are still to find their best form. “We’re clearly not firing on all cylinders at the moment,” Terry said. “I think we’ve got another gear to go, which is still encouraging, being the position we are at the minute. “So we’re not too disappointed, we just know as a group we can get better. The Chelsea captain recognises there is still room for improvement for the Blues, who won 2-1 against Crystal Palace to cut the gap at the top of the table to leaders Arsenal to two points. Consequently, Jose Mourinho’s men travel to the Emirates Stadium on December 23 to play an Arsenal side beaten 6-3 by Manchester City, knowing a win would put them top of the pile heading into Christmas. last_img read more

Hoosier daddy? UW drops 83 points on IU

first_imgFreshman running back James White ran for 144 yards and scored 2 touchdowns Saturday. UW gained 346 total yards on the ground.[/media-credit]As an opposing team, if Wisconsin fourth-string quarterback Nate Tice is on the field, you’ve done something wrong during the course of the game.If he scores a 17-yard touchdown run? That’s a whole different can of worms.Yet Tice did just that, juking his way into the end zone on a naked bootleg to put Wisconsin up 83-20 over Indiana with 1:50 in the game, which held up as the final.Read that again if necessary.UW tied the modern record for points in a Big Ten game and it came on a run by Nate Tice. Even head coach Bret Bielema was surprised by the play.“When Coach Chyrst called a naked, it brought a variety of different laughter on the headset, to put it mildly,” he said.Laughter was the theme of the day for the Badgers.In his first start of the season, sophomore running back Montee Ball put up 145 rushing yards and three touchdowns – in the first half. He finished with a career-high 167 yards on the ground. Fellow tailback James White returned after missing the Purdue game due to a knee sprain and had 144 yards with two scores.All said, nine Badgers contributed to touchdowns, six scores coming on the ground and four through the air. Quarterback Scott Tolzien was 15-for-18 for 181 yards and three touchdowns and backup Jon Budmayr even connected on a 74-yard touchdown pass to receiver Jared Abbrederis.“It was a lot of points, I couldn’t believe it… I thought when it was the third quarter, I thought it was the fourth quarter,” left tackle Gabe Carimi said.Lost in the 598 yards of offense and the fact UW scored on every possession it had was the score of the game at 14:12 of the second quarter: 10-10.Indiana got a 48-yard field goal from Mitch Ewald to tie the game early, but from there, Wisconsin just took over. Ball capped a 49-yard drive with a touchdown run to put the Badgers up 17-10.On IU’s next drive, Ewald missed short from 52 yards out and it took UW all of two plays to score again, as Ball rushed for 36 yards and White finished it off with a 30-yard scoring run. Wisconsin’s offensive line dominated the game, paving the way for 346 rushing yards and giving Tolzien ample time to throw.“Those holes were huge, anyone could have ran through them, so I give credit to them for working hard up there,” Ball said.The real nail in the coffin may have been when Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell left the game with an injury during the second quarter. Chappell came into the game leading the Big Ten in passing yards per game and the IU offense looked lost without him. Backup quarterbacks Dusty Kiel and Edward Wright-Baker combined to go 3-for-10 for 86 yards, 62 of them coming on a late touchdown pass by Wright-Baker.Wisconsin’s defense took over at the end of the first half, with defensive end J.J. Watt stopping Trea Burgess for a loss of four yards – one of two tackles for loss by the junior. Watt also recovered two fumbles on the day, one of three takeaways by the Badgers. Safety Aaron Henry added an interception return for a touchdown, the second game in a row Wisconsin came away with a pick-six.“That was our goal, all day, is to rattle the quarterbacks and make it difficult for them,” Watt said.With the way the offense was rolling for the Badgers, the defensive line could have had a tea party instead of rushing the passer and UW still would have won comfortably.UW’s first drive went 65 yards and five plays, and consisted solely of runs by Ball. That drive set the tone for the day, as the Badgers were unstoppable on offense, going 7-for-10 on third-down conversions and making their only fourth-down conversion.Receiver Nick Toon got his first touchdown catch of the season, while tight ends Jake Byrne and Lance Kendricks also had touchdown grabs. Phillip Welch had two field goals on the day, in the first and fourth quarters and got a workout, kicking 11 PATs and kicking off 14 times.The big win could help the Badgers in the BCS standings, where they currently rank No. 7. After a slow start against Purdue last week, Wisconsin came out firing Saturday and made sure to make a statement at the expense of Indiana. Bielema wouldn’t admit that was the goal though.“I don’t think Wisconsin will ever get accused of trying to be sexy or [put up] style points,” Bielema said. “We outscored Bo Ryan today.”last_img read more

“Konadu is the architect of current Kotoko team”- Kotoko CEO George Amoako

first_imgAsante Kotoko CEO, George Amoako, says that Kotoko new head coach, Maxwell Konadu should not have any issues handling the team because of his familiarity with the players.Konadu was unveiled on Wednesday after he signed a 2-year contract on Tuesday to run the team as Kjetil Zachariassen’s successor.Amoako reveals that Konadu had a major say in putting the current team together and so, there should not be any issues of managing the team and meeting expectations.“About 90 percent of the current Kotoko team was recruited based on the recommendation of Maxwell Konadu.It is interesting to note that 7 players from the team were in his Black Stars B team. It shows that this is Konadu’s team and he is coming to take over his team.We can only expect the players to perform very well and we want him to move the team forward. That is what I expect of him.However, The fans and management will have to give him the needed support in order for him to succeed.”Konadu has been given the target of winning the Ghana Premier League and by extension, get the team to play in the CAF Champions League competition.Kotoko, like the other Ghana Premier League teams, are getting ready for the start of the league which is set for December 28.last_img read more

Habitat ReStore Selects Local Artist to Design Wall Mural

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has found their artist to help beautify part of their storefront. Local artist Chad Joseph Szatkowski will combine two of his entry designs from the mural competition. ReStore Manager Nichole Keyes played a pivotal role in helping select the next artist. For Keyes, Szatkowski was an easy decision.“It brings to life to the building itself which has been sitting here old and grey for years and so to see that beautiful vibrancy of colors mixed with how he interpreted of what Habitat means to him and the community,bringing groups of people together, arms that are holding each other together, lifting each other up” said Keyes.Habitat for Humanity allowed artist from all over Northeast Michigan to submit drawings with the theme of Habitat’s core values. The mural will be installed on a 14′ by 17′ canvas that will be visible to folks walking on Chisholm St.Preparation of the wall begins once the snow melts. Szatkowski is still working on some final renderings. The project is expected to be completed by Fall.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Family Preps for Annual Fundraiser ‘Sam’s Gift’Next State Rep. Sue Allor upcoming visit to townlast_img read more

Angels sign veterans Chris Young, Chris Carter for depth

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels signed veteran outfielder Chris Young to a one-year, $2 million deal on Sunday, likely filling their fourth outfielder spot.The club also agreed with former home run champ Chris Carter on a minor-league deal, getting depth to replace traded C.J. Cron.Young, 34, spent last season with the Boston Red Sox. He hit .235 with a .709 OPS. Young can play all three outfield positions, so he seems likely to be the backup to Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Kole Calhoun. Before the deal, non-roster invitees Eric Young Jr. and Rymer Liriano were the leading candidates to win that job.Young can make an additional $500,000 in incentives based on plate appearances. Carter, 31, led the National League with 41 homers with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016. Last year, though, he struggled to find a job as a free agent and eventually played 62 games with the New York Yankees, hitting .201 with eight homers.Carter has hit 158 homers in parts of eight major league seasons, including stops with the Oakland A’s and Houston Astros.If Carter makes the team, he will reportedly earn $1.75 million, with an additional $600,000 possible in incentives.Carter could find a spot with the Angels if there is an injury to one of the primary infielders: Albert Pujols, Ian Kinsler, Andrelton Simmons or Zack Cozart. Luis Valbuena plays first and third, and Cozart plays third, shortstop and second, so those two provide the primary backups at the four infield spots. If someone gets hurt, the roster shuffle would create a spot for Carter.The Angels traded Cron because they couldn’t afford to keep a player who played only first base as one of their likely three bench players. Cron, however, did not have options, so they couldn’t keep in the minors as insurance. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

29th round of BiH Premier League finished

first_imgThis Saturday, matches of the 29th round of BiH Premier League were played with all matches being played at 5 p.m.Radnik and Olimpic played a match without goals, while Čelik defeated Gradina with 2:1, and Rudar and GOŠK played 1:1.Zvijezda defeated Široki Brijeg with 2:1 and Slavija defeated Velež with 2:0.In Banja Luka, Borac and Travnik played 2:2 and Željezničar defeated Leotar in Sarajevo with 4:0 and Zrinjski and Sarajevo played 2:2.First ranked team is Željezničar, followed by Sarajevo, Olimpic, Borac, Čelik, Slavija, Široki Brijeg, Zrinjski, Zvijezda, Leotar, Radnik, Velež, Rudar, and Travnik, GOŠK, who are fighting for survival in the League and Gradina which is most certainly leaving the League.Next, the last round of BiH Premier League will be played on 26 May and all matches will be played at 5.30 p.m.(D.J.)last_img read more

Missouri’s plan to reopen campus for fall gives hope college football can return

first_imgThe question is far too narrow, however. The much more consequential consideration is whether college students around the country will be able to return to campus life: staying in dorms, absorbing lectures (or, on a bad day, sleeping) in classrooms and grabbing a pizza at the best joint in town. If these activities cannot resume because of the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, universities across the country will have far greater concerns than whether they’ll be able to continue funding the golf team.MORE: Will COVID-19 affect college football?And the communities around these colleges will face significant economic hardship over and above what they might be feeling now.And so it was worth noting Wednesday when University of Missouri interim chancellor Mun Y. Choi announced in a letter to the Mizzou community the school’s plans to “bring our beautiful campus to life once it is possible.”Choi said Missouri anticipates returning to “in-person operations and classes this fall.” The university will not just throw open the gates and go back to habits and practices in place through 2019; social distancing practices that will affect how classes, meetings and research are conducted are being developed. The campus is being thoroughly cleaned while closed.“Of course, the situation demands continued flexibility based on the evolving public health situation and in the best interests of students, faculty and staff, but we are looking forward to the fall semester,” Choi wrote.This does not assure intercollegiate athletics will return in the autumn. No one can be certain what course the coronavirus will follow in the months to come. Mizzou did become the first major NCAA Division I university, though, to declare an intent to return to campus life in the fall. This is an essential step toward the possibility of college football being played in the fall, whether on schedule or delayed by a bit.There will be no athletics if campuses are not open. A Power 5 athletic director told Sporting News exactly this in a recent text exchange.MORE: Cincy’s reason to drop men’s soccer more a product of conference revenue than COVID-19If campuses are open, though, it may be difficult to justify not competing, regardless of it’s in an empty stadium. You can have a few dozen or a few hundred in a classroom but not 22 on a football field? That seems somewhat illogical. Lots of college sports are played with minimal attendance, merely because spectators don’t have great interest. It might not be so revolutionary to limit or eliminate the audience at football games for the sake of public safety. We may not know the immediate future of college football until midsummer. One person who works with university admissions told SN many universities will not make a final decision about reopening campus until July. Which is all the better. Make the decision on the latest information and experience, rather than rushing into something regrettable — one way or the other.There has been much conjecturing about what might occur in intercollegiate sports, including an awkward declaration from the University of Connecticut president Tuesday that brought headlines he later sought to deescalate.One thing is certain, though: In so many ways, the issue of resuming college is more important than resuming college football. No matter which we care about more, it’s best to understand which comes first. In my corner of the world, our corner of the world, the discussion is framed in only one way: Will we have real, live college football in the autumn of 2020? Not replays of classics contested in years gone by, but games between two opposing teams of young men wearing colorful uniforms and their school’s logo on the helmet.It is an important consideration, because a lot of college athletics depends on the funding generated by this one, most popular sport.last_img read more

Watch: Hardik Pandya apologises to brother Krunal after almost knocking his head off in…

first_imgAdvertisement l5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6o157Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4gq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ihrpWould you ever consider trying this?😱8e7Can your students do this? 🌚jy4eRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Pandya brothers have been selected in the squad for the three-match T20I series against South Africa which starts on 15 September at Dharamshala. And the duo appears to be working very hard to deliver their best. In a video shared by Hardik, the brothers are seen to be enjoying their practice session until Hardik smashed the ball so hard that Krunal narrowly escaped from being hit on his head.Advertisement On Wednesday, Hardik posted a video on Twitter from the practice session in which he can be seen smashing his spinner brother all around the park. During one such instance Hardik tried to dispatch the ball straight down the ground, and Krunal, the bowler had to quickly move away from in order to save himself from the hit.Advertisement “Pandya vs Pandya in training I think I won that round big bro @krunalpandya24 P.S: Sorry for almost knocking your head off,” Hardik wrote.Krunal in response, tried to troll his younger brother as Hardik wasn’t able to manage one of his ball in another video.“Hahaha it’s all cool bro but why didn’t you upload this video?” Krunal tweeted. The younger Pandya has been brought in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the upcoming series against The Proteas after being rested for the recently concluded West Indies tour. Advertisementlast_img read more

Pay TV also suffers alongside soccer

first_imgLaLiga is raining down on threats from all sides. The effects of the coronavirus have already forced him to stop the competition sine die, have pushed Barcelona, ​​Atlético, Espanyol, Alavés and several Second Clubs to run an ERTE and the rest of the professional entities to make cuts in their staff. But there is more. Television also has presidents on edge.According to sources consulted by AS, if the competition were not restarted, the clubs would lose 549 million of the 1,915 that they had planned to bill this season for the audiovisual item (57% for national rights and 43% for international rights). They have already charged 90% of the course, being the third of the four payments in advance, but 10% is on the wire and they would have to return another 18% (28% in total) if the competition is not restarted. The fact that operators are experiencing a leak of subscribers or the request for discounts on contracted packages does not help peace of mind and conditions the future.The blow is hard. LaLiga was in full struggle to cut differences with the Premier in the dispute of the television cake. Sky has 13 million subscribers between the United Kingdom and Ireland, while in Spain there were 6.8 million in January with a 2.1% rise in the interannual rate. It is located in income above public television, with 90% of user satisfaction to pay television and in the intention of renewing contracts, according to several studies.Nevertheless, it’s time to rethink the strategy: the objective is to lose the least faithful possible and maintain the penetration of the existing 53.8% of pay TV according to the EGM, double that in 2015. To try it, LaLiga and Mediapro, with soccer rights until 2022, will have an added problem: bars and restaurants, which are the epicenter of sangria.Both partners worked for a long time in a two-year plan to recover subscribers in these establishments, but not only are there fewer and fewer (180,000, 200,000 in 2010), but many are now requesting termination (there are no official data) when having to close due to the Alarm State without knowing when they will be able to register again. Subscribers in bars have fallen in the last 15 years from 85,000 to 50,000. And even so, they contribute about 100 million euros to Spanish clubs, for the 600 of the Premier. The plan was to put 250 euros on the rates and modulate them according to the surface of the premises and the billing. To all this we must add piracy; a crime that, according to LaLiga, costs clubs 400 million euros a year.Opinions.Movistar and Orange, who have all the football, are being the most affected with casualties that have benefited companies that do not offer sports on their menu. Customer service is not enough. Operators do not offer data, but their vision does. “At the moment with the partners as LaLiga we are working to offer contents, as part of eSports or historical content, and in seeing scenarios for the return of the competition “, they tell from Telefónica. And they add: “The competitions are postponed, not canceled. The only thing that has happened is that they are moving a little. We are not in the scenario of not resuming the competition again. We are expecting. They will resume and be broadcast. “ DAZN, who lives on live shows, analyzes it this way: “We offer flexible customer service: they can pause or cancel their subscription whenever they want. In the meantime, we are focusing our efforts on continuing to deliver new, quality content. DAZN is backed by shareholders committed to the long-term project, although obviously We cannot deny that the impact of COVID-19 on the sports industry and the world at large is unprecedented. The current scenario is full of uncertainty and we prefer not to speculate on what could happen “. Orange asks for calm: “The competitions have been postponed by LaLiga and UEFA. Once we are informed we will transfer itClients, as in other channels, can unsubscribe without affecting the rest of the contracted product.Gol summarizes the general spirit: “We have adapted to confinement. The result on the air is not comparable to that of months with active competitions, but our goal was to keep the channel operational to offer sports fans a sports entertainment alternative. The channel remains attractive 24/7 on the open. ” from Mediaset Spain (mitele PLUS) also respond. “The quota for football content stopped being collected since the matches stopped. Football being a great driver from the development of mitele PLUS, the platform was in itself a necessary and timely investment in our audiovisual business for the evolution in this and other content. “FACUA-Consumers in Action warned on Monday through his spokesman Rubén Sánchez that the suspension of football could lead to returns for users as they cannot enjoy content that they have contracted. “If a package had a higher price for soccer, the user could claim a refund of the difference. It would be necessary to compare this package with another that has the same channels with the exception of football, “he specified. FACUA considers that articles 1256 and 1258 of the Civil Code would be applicable in this situation and that the situation falls within an assumption contemplated in the text consolidated of the General Law for the Defense of Consumers and Users, Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007.Intrahistory: Telefónica and Orange, pending the escapeTelefónica, according to El País, lost more than 18,000 mobile lines and 25,000 fixed and broadband users in the first twenty days of March. Orange, 40,100 and 7,300 respectively. And that is why the Government prohibited changing companies during this crisis due to the collapse of portability and the threat of lawsuits in the sector.VodafoneOn the contrary, it has not been harmed, since for 20 months it has not included the League or the Champions League (they had 40,000 football fans out of the 1.3 million subscribers) by turning to movies and series and, even so, It has grown by 35,000 subscribers.Movistar has had the mattress of the extensive programming that supports it: “We have filled those spaces with other content. We are not in the scenario of not resuming the competition again. We’re on the lookout, meanwhile giving more content, special sports stuff, fiction, giving away gigs, to help people get through this exceptional time. Those who are sport clients are also clients of other things. Here normally those who are sport clients have contracted an entire package that includes other content and services. And one thing is clear. Here there is no permanence and you can place yourself in the package you want. To unsubscribe would be to unsubscribe from everything, “they argue.last_img read more