Chager maintains lead in Top Fry Classic

first_imgCarl ‘Flash’ Tundo, who recently equalled Shekhar Mehta’s record of five wins, dipped quite a bit on the first stage but was back in the groove when he won the second stage to salvage his fortunes.Chager widened his lead with a massive 13minutes over Alastair Cavenagh on the opening stage which was another long drive in Laikipia County.Cavenagh was incidentally fourth fastest on the first stage, a clear indication that his Porsche 911 will be a car to watch.Chager, a three-time former Kenya champion, cleared the opening stage in 1:40.43 ahead of Kabras Sugar Racing team-mate siblings Onkar and Tejveer Rai who came in second and third fastest.Cavenagh, who is driving a Vipingo Ridge Porsche 911, was fourth fastest on the first stage to settle for second as at the opening stage of the day.The going wasn’t that rosy for Tundo who dipped from second to 17th after returning 23rd fastest which was quite detrimental to his campaign.Multiple Kenyan champion Ian Duncan restarted the rally after an excruciating Day 1 which saw him run into early gremlins.-Opening Day 2-Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo. Photo/ATTEXAfter a grueling run on Friday, the cars had an overnight at Sweetwaters in Nanyuki.On Saturday, drivers will take a deserved rest after which they will resume action in tomorrow morning.During the rest day, crews will spend some time trying to repair their machines ahead of the final two legs which will now run in Baringo.The cars will again overnight at Sweetwaters on Saturday and after the perc ferme out, cars will refuel at Naibor before tackling the 94.63km stage all the way from Naibor to Posta.The second refuel zone will be situated at Tangalbel. This will precede 66.03km of competitive mileage all the way from Tangible to Loboi. The cars will then pull in at Lake Bogoria Lodge in Baringo for the perc ferme and overnight.The Top Fry Safari Classic Rally is set to be bigger and better than 2016’s event, with over 1,500kms of competitive track, running over a 5-day period, through uniquely stunning expanses of Northern Kenya.Other drivers taking part in the event include the legendary Jayant Shah who incidentally is a former three time Kenya champion but based in Tanzania.Two-time former Kenya champion Cavenagh savored a returnat the wheel of a Porsche 911 posting fifth fastest on the opening stage.The Top Fry Rally is one of the three events introduced to the 2017 KMSF Motor Spots Calendar with a possibility of running a full championship next year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Navigated by Ravi Soni, Chager in a Kabras Porsche 911 won the opening long and grueling stage to stay ahead of the pack for the second day running. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 – Rallying star Baldev Chager increased his chances of clinching a first ever Top Fry Classic Safari Rally title after sustaining his lead on Day 2 in Laikipia County on Good Friday.Navigated by Ravi Soni, Chager in a Kabras Porsche 911 won the opening long and grueling stage to stay ahead of the pack for the second day running.last_img read more

Experts to gather for third annual Energy Expo

first_imgThe Expo will feature a variety of relevant workshops regarding the current energy industry, including speakers from different energy companies such as MNP, Enform, CAPP and Driving Force.Admission to the Expo costs $25 per ticket at the door, or $100 for five tickets.The event will also be featuring an Expo Dinner, which will be held at the Pomeroy Hotel and will be emceed by former NHL star Lanny McDonald. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and tickets cost $75.- Advertisement -The Expo will run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, and for more information call 250-793-0272.last_img read more

James Bond in the studio and weekend preview with…TRUMP?! – Alan Brazil Podcast

first_imgListen back to the best bits of another top week on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.This week’s highlights include James Bond himself, Sir Roger Moore, live in studio, while Karl Robinson chats to talkSPORT the day after his departure as MK Dons manager.PLUS – US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s take on the weekend’s football.Yep, you read that right.Listen to the Alan Brazil Best Bits podcast above!last_img

Chris Hughton on talkSPORT: Everything at Brighton is geared for Premier League

first_imgBrighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has told talkSPORT the club is ready for their first ever Premier League season, both on and off the pitch.The Seagulls’ promotion from the Championship was confirmed on Monday, after their 2-1 win over Wigan was followed by rivals Huddersfield Town dropping points in a 1-1 draw with Derby County.There was a party atmosphere at the Amex Stadium following the news, with fans flooding onto the pitch to celebrate with their players.And Hughton, who has worked wonders since taking charge midway through the 2014/15 season, insists everything at the club is geared for top flight football.“This club has Premier League facilities – the stadium and the training ground are exceptional,” the Seagulls boss told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Tuesday morning.“But of course, it’s ok having the facilities, you’ve got to be a Premier League team. That’s the hardest bit, but it’s something we’ve achieved now.“Brighton is a wonderful place for people to come and the support base has been exceptional this season – we’ve seen crowds grow, we’ve probably had more full houses this season than any other season, and that’s testament to what the players have done and to what the supporters have enjoyed.“The Premier League is where you want to be. The aim was to put ourselves within an opportunity to get promotion, and we’ve managed to do that earlier than what we thought.“Now we’ve got to refocus again. We’ve got a very big game on Friday and an opportunity in these three games to do what we’d like to do, which is to win the league. That’s our focus now.”Many are anticipating a busy summer for Brighton, whose chairman Tony Bloom has invested heavily in a new stadium and top of the range training ground.But Hughton insists there will be no wholesale changes to his squad.“We’ve got a very competitive squad who will all want an opportunity to play in the Premier League,” he added.“We’re not able to make wholesale changes because we know what has got us there, and what has got us there is spirit and the quality we have in the team.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Chris Hughton IN FULL now!last_img read more

Chelsea to appeal after FIFA imposes transfer ban for two windows

first_imgChelsea will appeal against FIFA’s decision to place the club under a transfer ban for the next two windows.The club have been found guilty of breaching rules relating to the signing of 29 players under the age of 18. REVEALED FIFA rules prevent clubs from bringing in foreign players under the age of 18 unless their parents have emigrated for reasons not connected to football or both player and club are located within 50km of a national border.It is understood one of the key cases in FIFA’s long-running investigation against Chelsea was the signing of Burkino Faso forward Bertrand Traore.Traore, who now plays for Lyon, officially joined the Blues in January 2014 but played in a number of youth team games when he was 16. huge blow REVEALED 5 The signing of Bertrand Traore has come under scrutiny RANKED Chelsea have already completed the signing of Christian Pulisic In a statement, the west London club said: “Chelsea FC categorically refutes the findings of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and will therefore be appealing the decision.“The club wishes to emphasise that it respects the important work undertaken by FIFA in relation to the protection of minors and has fully cooperated with FIFA throughout its investigation.“Initially, Chelsea FC was charged under Articles 19.1 and 19.3 in relation to 92 players. We welcome the fact that FIFA has accepted that there was no breach in relation to 63 of these players, but the club is extremely disappointed that FIFA has not accepted the club’s submissions in relation to the remaining 29 players. Chelsea have been hit with a two window transfer ban Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Chelsea will appeal the decision Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid were both handed two-window transfer bans for similar offences in early 2016.Both clubs appealed the decision, and while Atletico’s ban was upheld, Real’s was halved.Crucially though, the appeals saw the punishment pushed back, allowing them to sign players in the summer of 2016. 5 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice BEST OF Chelsea were the subject of a long-running FIFA investigation “Chelsea FC acted in accordance with the relevant regulations and will shortly be submitting its appeal to FIFA.”FIFA handed the Blues a £460,000 fine, while the FA has also been fined £390,000 after being found guilty of breaking rules in connection with minors.The world football governing body said in a statement: “Chelsea was found to have breached article 19 of the Regulations in the case of 29 minor players and to have committed several other infringements relating to registration requirements for players. Meanwhile, the FA also announced their intention to appeal. A spokesperson said: “The FA notes the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee published today.“The FA has cooperated fully with FIFA’s investigations, although we have raised some concerns with FIFA regarding its disciplinary processes.“The FA intends to appeal the decision. We will however continue to work with FIFA and Chelsea in a constructive manner to address the issues which are raised by this case.” MONEY “The club also breached article 18bis of the Regulations in connection with two agreements it concluded concerning minors and which allowed it to influence other clubs in transfer-related matters.“The disciplinary committee sanctioned Chelsea with a ban on registering new players at both national and international level for the next two complete and consecutive registration periods.“This ban applies to the club as a whole – with the exception of the women’s and futsal teams – and does not prevent the release of players.” 5 5 5last_img read more

Haunting Holocaust exhibition opens in Donegal

first_imgA poignant and chilling photographic exhibition has opened in Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny to mark Holocaust Memorial Month.‘The Devouring’ display features the images of over 30 children who were killed during the Holocaust.Among the young faces in the exhibition are Susanne Ledermann, whose best friend was Anne Frank. Suzanne was killed in Auschwitz in 1944. Donegal County Museum encourages visitors to come along and see for themselves not just a collection of photographs of children from their family albums, but of stories of their lives brutally cut short, stories that never should be forgotten..‘The Devouring’ has been described as a must-see exhibition that will wrench at your emotions. The exhibition runs until Saturday 9th February.‘The Devouring’ Holocaust ExhibitionHolocaust Memorial Day is on 27th January.The Holocaust is the term used for the murder of around six million Jews by the Nazi regime during the Second World War. It also refers to the orchestrated murder of more than 6 million others, including Roma, disabled people, Soviet Prisoners of War and civilians, Polish civilians, homosexuals, priests, socialists, communists and trades unionists, Freemasons and Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Roma refer to this genocide as Porrajmos, meaning “devouring.”  It is estimated that over 1.5 million children were killed during the Holocaust.This temporary exhibition is on loan from and curated by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Heritage and Museum Service. The exhibition uses images from the United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumAdmission is free and all are welcome. Please contact the Museum to arrange group visits: T 074 9124613 E museum@donegalcoco.ieCurrently on display ‘THE DEVOURING’ Holocaust Exhibition- a poignant and chilling photographic exhibition which depicts over 30 children who were killed during the #Holocaust. Admission #free runs to 9 Feburary @donegalcouncil@DonegalCoArchiv @DonegalLibrary @josephamadigan— Donegal CountyMuseum (@Donegalcomuseum) January 18, 2019   Haunting Holocaust exhibition opens in Donegal was last modified: January 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:’The Devouring’ Holocaust ExhibitionDonegal County Museumlast_img read more

Employer-Sponsored Health Plans versus the Potential of a Government-sponsored plan – What’s the Answer?

first_imgAs an HR practitioner with more than 35 years of experience in benefits design, I often wonder if there was an easier way to administer health care in our country.  I quickly talk myself out of that thinking, especially working in California.Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replace efforts are off the table for the foreseeable future, there’s a new health care debate taking shape in the Halls of the Capitol in Washington, DC.  A plan that would mirror a Medicare-for-all is in the works in Congress and is gaining traction among lawmakers.The U.S. has long since been the land of employer-sponsored plans.  California was at the fore-front of the HMO movement, and you can’t move anywhere in California without running into an HMO.  As traditional PPO plans dissolve for the new wave of High Deductible plans (or consumer driven plans), plus as states regulate insurance differently, would the U.S. ever be able to be united in one health care system?  Given that the country is still divided about the overtime provisions, something more complicated like health care would take years (or decades?) to debate, let alone implement.As we think about employer sponsored plans, they are more expansive, have a wider range of coverage, and provide employers with flexibility.  Tailoring coverage to an employee population is one of the hallmarks of choice in employer sponsored health care.  In return employees have choice with regard to providers or primary care physicians and have access that can been seen as over-arching for services from hospital choice and durable medical equipment, i.e. crutches, walkers, and CPAP units.My concern about a government-sponsored or a Medicare-type-plan-for-all stems from watching my own parents now navigate Medicare in their retirement years.  Medicare is not expansive and does not offer comprehensive benefits that is covered in a traditional (or more expansive) employer-sponsored-plan.  I’ve seen my parents and retired employees add Medi-gap coverage (to cover things like crutches) plus a supplemental policy to cover what they traditionally were accustomed to receiving in their employer-sponsored plans prior to retirement, such as low office co-pays.  Frequently, adding a pharmacy plan or increasing coverage in Medicare Part D is necessary as a person ages and require more medical services.  If a person had Medicare only, the number of hospitalization days is shorter, and health care becomes more cost prohibitive because the out of pocket costs can drive a person to not advocate for their own well-being.  Medicare can be bureaucratic where access is granted for some and denied for others.  Appeals can be costly and detrimental.  Ultimately, this will reduce access to health care and discourage Americans from seeking medical attention, until the situation is dire.Finally, who would pay for government-sponsored-health-care, I can only imagine a new type of tax to do so.  What would you prefer?  Me?  I prefer to stay the course with current employer sponsored plans.last_img read more

Remote Sellers Will Have Wisconsin Tax Duties Beginning October 1

first_imgBeginning October 1, 2018, Wisconsin will require certain out-of-state sellers to pay sales or use tax. The tax will apply to sales of taxable products and services in Wisconsin. The Department of Revenue will develop rules for administering the tax on remote sellers.Rules to Be Consistent with WayfairThe rules will be consistent with South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., U.S. Supreme Court, Dkt. 17-494, June 21, 2018.In Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court approved a small seller exception for certain remote sellers. The small seller exception applies to those who do not have annual sales of products and services into the state of:more than $100,000, or200 or more separate transactions.Any small seller exception adopted will not apply to sellers with a physical presence in Wisconsin.Additional Information on Collection DutiesAdditional information is available on the department’s website at Sellers – Wayfair Decision, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, July 5, 2018Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

A Guide to the Internet of Things

first_imgClick on image to expand.The “Internet of Things” is exploding.  It’s made of up billions of “smart” devices — from minuscule chips to mammoth machines — that use wireless technology to talk to each other (and to us).  Our IoT world is rowin at a breathtaking pace — from 2 billion objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 2020.Sources: IDC, Intel, United Nationslast_img

Virat Kohli wants to pull people to his level: Ravichandran Ashwin

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin, who finished 2015 as the No.1 bowler in the ICC Test rankings, lauded India’s Test captain Virat Kohli for his astute leadership and his ability to motivate the team.Ashwin finished with 62 wickets from nine Tests this year and was the pillar of India’s series victories over Sri Lanka and South Africa. Kohli, who took over as full-time Test skipper after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement late last year, has drawn praise for his aggresssive tactics on the field.Kohli has also been a clear favourite among his bowlers. The 27-year-old has belives that the bowlers are now key to the side. Ashwin is clearly impressed.”The best part of Virat is that he is an excellent cricketer and motivates the entire team. He wants everybody to be a Dale Steyn, be the best batsman, be the best bowler, best fielder and that attitude helps,” Ashwin told the Hindu.”Predominantly when you see Indian leaders, they want to be on top and as for people under them, they want them to be there. But Virat wants to pull people to his level, that is a phenomenal quality.”Under Kohli, India won five out of nine Tests this year and raced to No.2 in the ICC Test rankings.Ashwin also credited team director Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun for guiding him through a bumper year.The lanky off-spinner, who turned in a breathtaking performance against the visiting South Africans in the four-Test series, also had to endure some tough personal crises this year. When he was busy with the Delhi Test, his parents were struggling in flood-hit Chennai – he had not spoken to them for a whole day but still stood out with both bat (a first innings fifty) and ball.advertisement”I spoke to my parents about two days ago (before the match) and I was talking to them on FaceTime and I saw water getting into the house. What really touched me then was how the community stood up. When I step onto the ground, I forget about anybody else in my life.”If there are two people, who want me to play the game, even if they themselves didn’t exist, it had to be my parents. Even if I didn’t hear about them for five days, I would have played because that is what they would have wanted from me.”last_img read more