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Longdale Speedway partners with City of Fairview for Race FANatics Days

first_imgBy Shawn MillerLONGDALE, Okla. – Longdale Speedway is proud to announce a joint venture with the nearby town of Fairview for the Race FANatics Days event on June 17.Fairview, Okla., which is located approximately 13 miles from Longdale Speedway, will host the unique event featuring live music, a race car show, race car parade and more from 11 a.m. until it gets dark at Main Street and Broadway Street.“We are extremely pleased to be a part of the Race FANatics Days event, which will hopefully introduce racing and some of the drivers to the community,” Longdale Speedway General Manager Greg Burgess said. “There will be a lot of activities for families to enjoy and our goal is to mix the community with racing in an atmosphere different from the race track.”In addition to the music, car show and parade, race teams will be selling merchandise and will be introduced to the crowd. There will be food trucks on hand as well as games for children and bicycle races. Businesses can participate in a window decorating contest as well.“Come enjoy what Fairview has to offer on Race FANatics Days on June 17 as our many patrons and businesses look forward to hosting fans and drivers of all ages,” Fairview City Manager Paul Southwick said. “The City of Fairview is fortunate to have the opportunity to share in the hosting of Race FANatics Days with Longdale Speedway in downtown Fairview. It’s sure to be a great event for fans of all ages.”last_img read more

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Big 3 discussing ways to help lower-level players — Djokovic

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Nadal stunned by Schwartzman in Italian Open quarter-finals, Djokovic survives Koepfer Novak Djokovic has been in touch with fellow ATP Player Council members Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal to discuss ways to assist lower-ranked players facing financial struggles amid the novel Coronavirus outbreak, the world number one said on Saturday. Answering a fan’s question during his Instagram live chat with Stan Wawrinka, Player Council chief Djokovic said steps would be taken to ensure that only those players who are most deserving will benefit from any relief plans. “I spoke to Roger and Rafa a few days ago and we had a conversation about the near future of tennis. How we can contribute to help lower ranked guys who are obviously struggling the most,” Djokovic said. “A majority of players ranked between 250 to 700 or 1,000 don’t have federation support or sponsors and are independent and left alone.” The tennis season was suspended in early March due to the pandemic, leaving players in the lower tiers who depend solely on tournament winnings without the chance to earn a living. The plight of players ranked outside the top 100 in singles has prompted the game’s stakeholders — the ATP, WTA, ITF and the organisers of the four Grand Slams — to devise plans to provide some assistance. “Players hopefully will (also) contribute collectively to the relief fund that the ATP (and others) will distribute using models and criteria,” Djokovic added. “You want to avoid giving money to player who fits into this category (low ranking) but does not need the money compared to someone else… hopefully between $3-4.5 million will be distributed to lower-ranked players.” Djokovic, a 17-times Grand Slam champion, said other short-term solutions could include diverting bonus money meant for top players from season-ending events like the ATP Finals into the relief fund. “If we don’t have any events (in 2020), maybe next year’s Australian Open prize money can be contributed to the fund,” the Serb added. “I’m glad the tennis eco-system is coming together. Everyone realises the basis of tennis. These guys ranked 250 onwards are the ones making the future of tennis. “We have to show them they’re not forgotten. We also have to send a message to young players that they can live out of tennis when there’s a financial crisis.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: ATP Player CouncilNovak DjokovicRafa NadalStan Wawrinkalast_img read more

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Sexton set for Wales showdown

first_img British and Irish Lion Sexton has been widely hailed as the world’s form fly-half as Ireland have swept to a record-equalling run of 10 consecutive Test victories. The 29-year-old limped out of the closing stages of Ireland’s 19-9 victory over England in Dublin on March 1, with Irish bosses admitting only on Monday that he still had to prove his fitness. Joe Schmidt’s side can take a giant leap towards a first Grand Slam in six years with victory over Warren Gatland’s Wales in Cardiff this weekend. Sexton’s return to fitness hands Ireland a huge boost in the quest for back-to-back Six Nations titles for the first time since 1949. Ireland skills coach Murphy admitted Sexton is yet to go through goal-kicking drills at full tilt, but backed the peerless playmaker to ease through the rest of the week. “He’s dealing with the rehab guys really, so they have him on a programme bringing him through that,” said Murphy. “He kicked a couple of balls on Sunday, did a little bit more yesterday and more again today. “So he’s in a good place, he trained fully and was running at 100 per cent today. “He will be ready for the weekend. “His kicking drills, he’s probably not hitting them 100 per cent yet, but today’s Tuesday, Saturday is a long way away. “And he’ll be ready to go.” Gordon D’Arcy has been overlooked for Ireland’s 36-man training squad to close the Six Nations, but Murphy backed the stalwart centre to force his way back into the World Cup reckoning. The 35-year-old Leinster centre chose to press on when long-term partner Brian O’Driscoll retired last summer, in a clear bid to feature in the 2015 global battle in England. Ireland coach Murphy insisted Schmidt would continue to monitor the 81-cap midfielder’s form with Leinster closely, leaving an open route back into the Test squad. “I think Gordon has had a little bit of a broken season through the odd injury and this and that,” said Murphy. “He’s a fantastic player and he’s been brilliant for Ireland and Leinster over something like 15 years, so the door is definitely not closed. “He’s a class act and a guy that we’re going to keep a very close eye on towards the end of the season to see where he’s at.” Number eight Heaslip has been on the comeback trail after suffering a fractured vertebrae in his back, while O’Brien and Payne have both proved their fitness after concussion. “Johnny took full part in training this morning, he has done all the team stuff and trained well,” said Murphy. “Everyone else has come through, Jamie trained Monday and Tuesday so he’s fit and healthy and ready to go. “And the two boys, Jared and Sean O’Brien both passed their return to play protocols. “They have done contact today so as long as there’s no reaction over the next 24 hours they are both fit and ready to go. “It looks like a full deck to pick from, and everyone is very upbeat. Everyone enjoyed that session this morning, the intensity was right up there. “Having everyone fit and healthy is a massive thing for the squad because it puts pressure on everyone. “The environment gets a nice little buzz off that.” Johnny Sexton has been passed fit for Ireland’s pivotal RBS 6 Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. Assistant coach Richie Murphy confirmed that Ireland’s lynchpin fly-half trained fully on Tuesday, after recovering from hamstring trouble. Murphy said Ireland now have “a full deck to pick from” with Jamie Heaslip, Sean O’Brien and Jared Payne all cleared to face Wales this weekend. Press Associationlast_img read more

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PDM reviews to improve accountability synergy says Premier

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 21, 2017 – Reviews of Statutory boards and overhauls of systems are a focus of the new PDM Administration and in speaking to Magnetic Media this past Saturday, during the Middle Caicos mini regatta, the Premier said her team is pushing the procurement process which has seen changes for the swifter granting of tenders.“We are yet to commission a major one on the statutory bodies, but there are reviews going on with individual statutory bodies, a large number of them fall under me, so we are looking at them individually.  And then we look at them collectively to control expenditure and to make sure that we are all in sync and that we don’t have little governments that are functioning alongside national government, and that’s where we are.  But it is along the line of making sure that it functions properly, and also to control expenditure and to do what it is set out to do, and people are going to feel us in that area.”The Budget Communication, said Premier Sharlene Robinson, who is also the Finance Minister will come before the constitutional deadline of July; it will be presented in the House of Assembly in May.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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Rationalizer bracelet tells traders when theyre stressed

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Philips Electronics and the Dutch bank ABN AMRO have joined forces to develop a “Rationalizer” bracelet system that detects stress levels and displays a warning to help day-traders avoid making hasty decisions. Professor: ‘Depression is like the worst disease you can get’ (Video) Explore further Citation: ‘Rationalizer’ bracelet tells traders when they’re stressed (2009, November 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-11-rationalizer-bracelet-traders-theyre-stressed.html Dialogues Incubator Director Paul Iske said the Rationalizer was an example of the innovative ideas being developed to add value to the customers. In this case the device should help traders look at their transactions more objectively, and warn them when irrational or unwise decisions are likely.Senior Director at Philips Design, Clive van Heerden, said emotional sensing was becoming more important in today’s digital world. He also believes there are many other possible applications, such as game controllers, intelligent cameras to interpret social situations, or even dating sites that enable you to tell who is attracted to you. © 2009 PhysOrg.com Day trading can be a hazardous occupation and rash, irrational decisions can lose the trader a lot of money. Philips and ABN AMRO decided to solve that problem by inventing a device that senses the emotions of the wearer and warns the investor to wait and carefully consider any decisions on the next transaction.The concept device was developed by Philips Design and ABN AMRO’s Dialogues Incubator, with the assistance of the VU University in Amsterdam, after research confirmed that day traders sometimes act irrationally because their actions are affected by their stress level and powerful emotions such as greed or fear. The Rationalizer consists of an “EmoBracelet” and an “EmoBowl” and incorporates sensors and signal processors designed by Philips. The EmoBracelet’s galvanic skin response sensor measures the level of emotional arousal in a similar way to a lie detector. The result is displayed on either the bracelet or the EmoBowl as a light display that intensifies and changes to reflect the wearer’s intensifying emotional arousal. At the highest emotional stress level the display has a greater number of elements moving at higher speed, and the color changes to a warning red. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more