DES MOINES, Iowa – In a continued effort to provide industry-leading service and support, Victory Chassis will move to its state-of-the-art Karl Performance facility at 5927 NE Industry Drive in Des Moines, Iowa, 50313 effective July 1. All Victory Chassis fabrication, repairs and technical support will be available at the same location as the company’s award-winning machine shop.Regular business hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CST Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Karl Auto Parts and Performance in Boone will continue to provide a full line of racing and high performance products and engines that Central Iowa has relied upon for many years.For more information on the Karl family of companies, visit www.KarlPerformance.com. Phone numbers for Victory Chassis and Karl Performance are 515 963-8788 and 888 771-5574.
Connersville, In. — The Indiana Audubon Society is hosting its annual spring birding gathering at its Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, outside Connersville, on May 4. The event includes a multitude of speakers, field hikes, as well as bird watching field trips to nearby Brookville Reservoir.The Saturday evening keynote speaker will include Tom Swinford, assistant director for the DNR Division of Nature Preserves. Tom will highlight the state’s nature preserves, now over 50 years old, and the great habitats they preserve all around the state, now totaling over 280 properties.Other programs will look at special bird destinations around the state and world, including a birding Cuba presentation. Evening hikes to seek out sanctuary owls will also be offered that evening.Early bird registration for the weekend events are $32.00 through April 14, and include lunch and dinner Saturday. Youth rates are also available. Registration can be found online here.For more information about the weekend festival, call (765) 827-5109. Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is located at 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd, Connersville. To learn more about the Indiana Audubon Society click here.
Press Association “I feel it, I’m very happy and enjoying training with the new manager, and I hope I can improve on the last two seasons.” Mata and the five other Blues players involved in the Confederations Cup – Fernando Torres, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta, Oscar and John Obi Mikel – missed the tour of Asia and joined up with the Blues squad for the remainder of the pre-season fixtures in the United States. The last 10 days have been former Valencia midfielder Mata’s first taste of working under Mourinho, who called him earlier in the summer to assure him he was part of his plans. Mata, who has won the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League in his first two seasons at Stamford Bridge, hopes the current squad can achieve similar successes to those enjoyed in Mourinho’s first spell, from June 2004 to September 2007, when they won back-to-back Barclays Premier League titles and numerous domestic cup competitions. “We’re really looking forward to starting the season with him and we are all excited about it,” Mata added. “Jose did a really great job here a few years ago and I think that we can do it again.” Meanwhile, David Luiz will miss Chelsea’s match with Real Madrid in Miami on Wednesday, the Blues have announced. The 26-year-old returned from a post-Confederations Cup holiday to join Jose Mourinho’s squad for their tour to the United States and played 30 minutes of the match with Inter Milan last Thursday. However, Luiz did not train with the rest of the squad on Tuesday and has been ruled out of the Real match for an unspecified reason. Chelsea wrote on Twitter: “While the other lads trained, @DavidLuiz_4 completed his own workout. He won’t play against Real tomorrow.” Spain playmaker Juan Mata is keen to demonstrate his talent under Jose Mourinho after impressing during his first two seasons at Chelsea. World Cup-winner Mata has established himself as a key figure in the Blues squad, and if he was unsettled by suggestions he would be used as a makeweight in the pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney – claims Chelsea swiftly dismissed – he is now intent on proving his worth. “Everyone wants to feel important for the club,” Mata said.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Austin: Formula One launched a radical, cut-price, slower vision of the sport when a package of new financial, sporting and technical regulations to be introduced from 2021 were unveiled. In a dramatic overhaul revealed in Austin on Thursday, the American owners of the commercial rights, Liberty Media, introduced budget caps, a new car and rules designed to develop closer and more environmentally-friendly racing. It was the first time all of the main parts of the sport and its business had been reviewed and reformed in a single three-part package that was approved by the World Motor Sport Council of the governing body, the International Motoring Federation (FIA) earlier Thursday. Ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix Formula One’s chief executive Chase Carey hailed the successful passage and publication of the package as “a watershed moment”. And FIA president Jean Todt said it would signal a “major change in how the pinnacle of motorsports would be run”. The teams are to be limited to a budget of 175 million dollars per season for their on-track performance – about half of estimated current budgets for the top outfits — with new heavier and slower cars, which will continue to be powered by the current hybrid turbo-charged engines. The season will also expand to a maximum of 25 races, a figure that is sure to alarm many in the sport. The current season has 21 races.Carey said he believed the new rules showed respect for the DNA of F1, which had been a key point of argument during the last two years of talks between the stake-holders with the richest teams preventing a more extreme set of changes. “For the first time, we have addressed the technical, sporting and financial aspects all at once,” said Todt, speaking via video link. “The 2021 regulations have been a truly collaborative effort and I believe this to be a great achievement.” Casey, who was joined at the announcement by F1 motorsport boss Ross Brawn and the FIA’s head of technical matters Nikolas Tombazis, said it had always been their goal to “improve the competition and action on the track and at the same time make the sport a healthier and attractive business for all. ‘Push the boundaries’ “The approval of the rules is a watershed moment and will help deliver more exciting wheel to wheel racing.” Todt said F1 wanted to become a leader in creating much cleaner fuel with a higher level of renewable content, reaching 20 per cent by 2021. “We will continue to work on new technologies to push the boundaries,” he said. The budget cap will not cover drivers’ payments and excludes the costs of the three highest-paid members of a team’s staff, but even that may not be enough to ensure the new package has the backing of Ferrari. Team boss Mattia Binotto said the Italian team, the biggest and most important brand involved, would review their position. Last weekend, he said it would “a shame” to exercise the team’s controversial historic right to a veto. Brawn said that the new financial rules were “the dramatic change” that would have most effect. He said they were essential for the future of the sport. “We’ve tried for these in the past and we’ve not been successful,” he said. “I think the crucial thing about the financial regulations now is that they are part of the FIA regulations. So the sanctions for breaching financial regulations will be sporting penalties of some sort, depending on the severity of the breach.”Also Read | Lewis Hamilton Not Worried As He Nears Sixth Formula One TitleHe added that in the past a resources restriction had been tried. “It was a gentlemen’s agreement between the teams,” he said. “But, well, there’s not many gentlemen in the paddock I’m afraid and so that was a failure. But this has teeth. If you fraudulently breach the financial regulations, you will lose your championship. It has serious consequences…”
49ers sign Benjamin, Compton to one-year free agent deals Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Wide receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive lineman Tom Compton have signed one-year deals with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.Benjamin is a ninth-year pro who has caught 19 touchdown passes and returned four punts for scores in his eight NFL seasons in Cleveland (2012-15) and with the Chargers (2016-19). His 2019 season was cut short by a thigh injury.Also a ninth-year pro, Compton is joining his sixth team in the last six seasons. After playing for Washington from 2012-15, Compton played in Atlanta (2016), Chicago (2017), Minnesota (2018) and for the Jets last year. Compton has played in 101 career games, including 14 for the Jets, five of them starts.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 April 3, 2020 Associated Press
President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde said qualifying for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification was the collective achievement of everyone who has contributed to Guyana’s football and it will take a further joint effort to reap the full benefits.Releasing a full statement today, the GFF boss said that “Qualifying for the men’s CONCACAF Gold Cup is an achievement that belongs to the entire nation. I want to dedicate this moment to everyone in Guyana who loves football: anyone who has ever coached a team, played the game, managed a club, any organisation, company or person that has sponsored or supported football, and anyone who has ever contributed at an administrative level. This is our collective victory. It could not have been achieved without you. So many great football servants have gone before us and we stand on the shoulders of those giants.It is truly a very humbling experience for me to be at the helm of the sport at this time and to share this extraordinary accomplishment with the other dedicated members of the GFF Executive Committee, who contribute in equal measure to the intense work and many sacrifices this qualification campaign demanded of us all. I feel a deep sense of pride for the sport, in particular, which has had its challenges both on and off the field for many decades.The sum of all tourism promotion and advertising cannot surpass the global visibility that the CONCACAF Gold Cup will bring to Guyana. When our boys walk out on to the pitch for their first game, the millions of people that will be watching either live or on television around the world – will Google “Guyana”. I would like to call on all our stakeholders from politics to business to appreciate the magnitude of this opportunity and to work with us to embrace its potential.What action those fans around the world take after that Google search will be vastly influenced by what pops up, so let’s give them good content and a good impression of our nation – its beautiful landscape and wildlife, its investment opportunities, its people, its sporting talent, and its culture. Let’s show our country in the best possible light.There is still a tremendous amount of work required in order to lay a robust and lasting foundation for the sustainable development of our sport. We are finally moving in the right direction, but we need everyone on board as one team to achieve lasting success. The GFF cannot overhaul football without the help of corporate Guyana, the Government of Guyana and other key stakeholders. A well-run sport will produce well-rounded men and women – Guyana wins when football wins.”
In its 62-17 victory over Purdue Saturday, the Wisconsin football team’s offense returned to the high-powered attack fans saw in September and early October, while the defense enjoyed an improved game as well, allowing just 284 yards of offense.But the special teams still appeared to be stuck in the rut they first dug themselves against Michigan State.Wisconsin’s special teams didn’t concede a blocked punt or give up any crucial points this time around, but they certainly played a role in allowing the Boilermakers to hang around for one quarter and test the Badgers.Following Wisconsin’s first score of the game – a 2-yard touchdown reception by Jacob Pedersen – Purdue’s Raheem Mostert returned the ensuing kick 49 yards to the Badgers’ 41-yard line. That helped set up a 30-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Caleb TerBush to tight end Crosby Wright two plays later.After trading possessions, Wisconsin scored again, this time on a 5-yard reception by wide receiver Jared Abbrederis. And soon after, Wisconsin’s seven-point lead was threatened by a 74-yard kick return by Mostert to the UW 16-yard line.Lucky for the special teams, the Wisconsin defense stopped Purdue after it had already moved inside the UW 5-yard line. At the end of the first quarter, Wisconsin held just a 14-10 lead.Although the gap began to widen in the second quarter, special teams allowed Wisconsin’s opponent opportunities to keep the game close, however brief it actually was. Mostert later returned another kick 40 yards.On the day, Mostert fielded five kickoffs for 206 yards, an average of 41.2 yards per.“I think we just have to give some credit to them, they just had some stuff schemed up with what we were doing, so I don’t know if we’re going to change some stuff here in the future,” said fullback and co-captain Bradie Ewing, who is also employed on kickoff and punt coverage units. “They were executing their blocks and we were just getting out-executed. We’ll get that fixed this week.”Purdue’s execution on special teams was so thorough that at one point in the first half when kicker Philip Welch kicked the ball out of the back of the endzone, the Wisconsin student section let out a sarcastic cheer.But the day wasn’t a total loss for the unit. Welch nailed a 52-yard field goal, tied for fifth-longest in school history, on the last play of the first half.It was Welch’s fourth career kick from 50-plus yards, a team record.“I saw Phil hit one from 64 to 65 (yards) in pregame warmups going that direction; there was a strong wind,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “When our offense was taking the field I said, ‘Hey, we get to the 40-45 yard line, I’m going to let him take a swing.’ Phil is feeling very confident.”Ball ties recordIn the annals of Wisconsin football, there’s a long list of running backs with stellar numbers and records, and the current back, junior Montee Ball, is steadily approaching them.Ball tied Brian Calhoun’s single-season touchdown record of 24 Saturday in his 223 yard, three-touchdown performance. He’s also three touchdowns away from breaking the Big Ten single-season touchdown record.Considering the fact that Ball has scored multiple touchdowns in 13 consecutive regular season games and there still remains four games to be played this season, those records shouldn’t last too long.Ball is also second on UW’s career touchdowns list with 45, while the record stands at 71, held by Ron Dayne.Ball isn’t the only member of the Badgers that find those numbers rewarding. They reflect well on the offensive line, too.“It’s great, you can’t keep him out [of the endzone],” guard Kevin Zeitler said. “That means we’re doing something right. Hopefully we can keep this trend going and he can go on to even bigger records.”For the first time in his career, Ball also surpassed the 1,000-yard mark against Purdue, bringing his season-total to 1,076 yards.Ball said after the game that hitting the mark was important to him, especially since he missed it by four yards last year. Two of his teammates, John Clay and James White, earned the milestone last year.“[It’s] very important,” Ball said. “I fell shy – really, really, shy last year, and I’m glad to see [it’].”
Members of athletics’ world governing body IAAF voted last night to give the country a provisional ban following allegations of state-sanctioned doping.The World Anti-Doping report also blamed a relaxed attitude of the Russian athletics federation AND the IAAF.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended condolences to Cuba after a Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed on take-off in Havana on Friday, killing at more than 100 people.“The Caribbean Community expresses its condolences and its solidarity with the government and people of the Republic of Cuba following the tragic crash of a plane carrying some 100 passengers shortly after takeoff from the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Friday,” CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque said in a message to President Miguel Díaz Canel.Related: More than 100 dead in Cuba plane crash“The Caribbean Community extends its deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and its sincere wishes for the speedy recovery of those passengers who were injured during this unfortunate aviation accident,’ La Rocque said.There are unconfirmed reports that among the dead could be nationals from at least one Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.Cuban officials spoke of a “high number of victims” after the Boeing 737-400 on an internal flight from Havana to Holguin in Eastern Cuba crashed while taking off from the airport.Initial reports said there were 104 passengers and 8 crew on board, but that figure was later revised after it was disclosed that there were nine crew.Three seriously injured survivors had been taken to hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, but one succumbed to injuries.State-owned media reported that the 26-year-old Boeing 737-400 (I-BPAC), was being operated by Blue Panorama Airlines for Cubana. The aircraft was built in 1979 and leased by Cuban airline Cubana from a small Mexican firm called Damojh, according to the Mexican government.The authorities said they were seeking to identifying bodies. Wreckage of Flight CU972 was strewn over the crash site area, 12 miles south of Havana.President Diaz-Canel said the cause of the crash was not immediately known.In his condolence message, La Rocque said that the people of the Caribbean Community “share the grief of the People of Cuba at this moment of national mourning”.
Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this week as UN Secretary General António Guterres called for a “renewed commitment to a rules-based global order.”Guterres spoke of key themes for discussion during the 73rd session of the UNGA that started in New York on Monday.He said that with 84 Heads of State and 44 government leaders taking part in the debate this week, it showed the UN was still “the world’s indispensable forum for international cooperation.”According to the UN’s provisional list of speakers, the prime ministers of Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados are expected to participate in the General Assembly Debate this week.The vice president of Guyana and foreign ministers from Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Dominica and Grenada will do so in the absence of the president, as in the case of Guyana, and the prime ministers for the others.Most CARICOM countries will take part in the debate on Friday with Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados expected to address the forum.Haiti and Jamaica will address the General Assembly on Thursday; and Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Dominica and Grenada will do so on Saturday.The prime ministers of St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados will also address, on Thursday, the General Assembly’s Third High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).Grenada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Peter David will also address that High-Level Meeting.