Long Island Featured Events – February 2013

first_imgFEBRUARY 13Matisyahu: Spark Seeker Acoustic Tour @ The Paramount370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. www.paramountny.com. Doors: 7 p.m., Show: 8 p.m. $52.50, $29.50 Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York FEBRUARY 1 Local Natives @ Music Hall of WilliamsburgOn the heels of their sophomore album, Hummingbird, Local Natives play Brooklyn, where the Los Angeles’ indie rockers wrapped up the album with The National’s Aaron Dessner as co-producer. Inspired by the ups and downs of the band, the songs on Hummingbird are powerful and transcendental, mixing tribal beats with orchestral melodies. With People Get Ready. 66 N. Sixth St., Brooklyn. 212-486-5400. www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com. Doors: 8 p.m., Show: 9 p.m. $25; Also Feb. 2 & 3 @ Bowery Ballroom. 6 Delancey St., Manhattan. www.boweryballroom.com. Doors: 8 p.m., Show: 9 p.m. $25The Lumineers @ Terminal 5I belong with you, you belong with me… It’s hard to turn the radio on without hearing the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey,” which hit number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, at least once. The band’s unique brand of heart-on-the-sleeve folk can be heard in its entirety on the band’s first full-length album, due out in March. With Y La Bamba. 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan. 212-582-6600. www.terminal5nyc.com. Doors: 7 p.m., Show: 8 p.m. $35, $30.  Also Feb. 2FEBRUARY 2 Flogging Molly’s 9th Annual Green 17 Tour: Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day @ Roseland Ballroom239 W. 52nd St., Manhattan. 212-247-0200. www.roselandballroom.com. Doors: 7 p.m., Show: 8 p.m. $75, $32All Girl Everything: Feat. Nina Sky, Chippy Nonstop, Njena Rd Foxx, Da The Future @ Revolution140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. 516-208-6590. www.revolutionli.com. Doors: 8 p.m. $15FUN. @ Radio City Music Hall1260 Sixth Ave., Manhattan. 866-858-0008. www.radiocity.com. 8 p.m. $41FEBRUARY 4Heather McDonald @ Book RevueComedian, Chelsea Lately writer and star, and New York Times bestselling author Heather McDonald explains her outrageous attempts to have it all—her way. Heather McDonald will sign her memoir, My Inappropriate Life. 313 New York Ave, Huntington. 631-271-1442. www.bookrevue.com. 7 p.m. Must purchase book on premises.Reel Big Fish @ Brooklyn BowlWith The Pilfers, Dan P from MU330. 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn. www.brooklynbowl.com. Doors: 6 p.m., Show: 8 p.m. $17FEBRUARY 6Mumford & Sons @ Barclays CenterWithThe Felice Brothers, Ben Howard. 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. 8 p.m.$55, $39.99. Also Feb. 12 FEBRUARY 14Love Stinks! The Re-Stinkening… 7th Annual Valentine’s Day Show @ Ripe Art GalleryOne of the most anticipated art shows of the year, Love Stinks is an open submission show drawing local artists working in all types of mediums. An opening reception takes place on Valentine’s Day, from 6-9 p.m. with DJ Lombardo spinning. 67A Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-239-1805. www.ripeartgal.com. Through Mar. 2. The Maccabees @ Bowery BallroomWith Reputante, Gambles. 6 Delancey St., Manhattan. www.boweryballroom.com. Doors: 8 p.m., Show: 9 p.m. $20. Also Feb. 16Valentine’s Day w/Tom Cotter @ Governor’s Comedy90 Division Ave., Levittown. 516-731-3358. www.govs.com. 8 p.m. $55, $25 FEBRUARY 28Swedish House Mafia: Black Tie Rave for Hurricane Sandy @ Hammerstein Ballroom311 W. 34th St., Manhattan. 212-279-7740. www.mcstudios.com. 8 p.m. Tickets through Ticketmaster auction only, $100+ FEBRUARY 22Lady Gaga: The Born This Way Ball @ Madison Square Garden4 Penn Plaza, Manhattan. 212-465-6741. www.thegarden.com. 8 p.m. $205, $54.50. Also Feb. 23Cradle of Filth @ Irving Plaza17 Irving Pl., Manhattan. 212-777-6800. www.irvingplaza.com. 7 p.m., $26 FEBRUARY 9The Break Contest Official Skate & Surf Festival Battle of the Bands @ RevolutionPreliminary Round. 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. 516-208-6590. www.thebreakcontest.com. Doors: 11:30 a.m. Also Feb. 10, 23 & 24 FEBRUARY 8Lez Zeppelin – Unplugged: Stripped Down & Strapped On @ Highline BallroomFounded in 2004 by guitarist Steph Paynes, the New York City-based all-girl band, has gained worldwide acclaim for the musicianship, passion, and gender-bending audacity it brings to the music of Led Zeppelin. 431 W. 16th St., Manhattan. 212-414-5994. www.highlineballroom.com. Doors: 6 p.m., Show: 8 p.m. $45, $20 FEBRUARY 27Flyleaf @ The Paramount370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. www.paramountny.com. 8 p.m.  $50, $24.50, Also Feb. 28 @ Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl., Manhattan. 212-777-6800. www.irvingplaza.com. 7 p.m. $24.50 FEBRUARY 16Marc Anthony @ Barclays Center620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. 8 p.m.$183.50, $63.50. Also Feb. 16Toby Walker @ YMCA Boulton Center37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. www.boultoncenter.org. 8 p.m. $30, $25Maroon 5/Neon Trees/Owl City @ Madison Square Garden4 Penn Plaza, Manhattan. 212-465-6741. www.thegarden.com. 8 p.m. $99.50, $29.50 FEBRUARY 23DTWS’ Kelly Monaco & Val @ Brokerage2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. www.brokeragecomedy.com. 11 a.m. $75Artie Lange @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694. www.thetheatreatwestbury.com. 8 p.m. $61.50, $51.50Raisin’ Cane feat. Jasmine Guy @ Staller CenterStony Brook University, Nicolls Road, Stony Brook. www.stallercenter.sunysb.edu. 8 p.m. $34. Lil Monsters Heavy Metal Disco w/Lady Starlight & The Dirty Pearls @ Gramercy Theatre127 E. 23rd St., Manhattan. 212-614-6932. www.thegramercytheatre.com. 11 p.m. $15 FEBRUARY 24Academy Awards @ Cinema Arts CentreWatch the Academy Awards on the big screen in the Sky Room Cafe. This much-anticipated annual event includes an event tote bag, ballot contest wine from Bottles & Cases, a Taste of Huntington dinner, Herrell’s Ice Cream, auctions, trivia prizes, bar and buffet. 423 Park Ave., Huntington 631-423-FILM. www.cinemaartscentre.org. 6:30-11:55 p.m. $50, $40Head Dweller @ The Cup Coffee HouseAn exhibit curated by Lisa Be, bringing together the visual creations of Brian Smith and the DJ stylings of Quiett Dog, while addressing insomniatic obsession in the art process. 3268 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 6 p.m. Rufus Wainwright: A Rare & Intimate Evening @ YMCA Boulton CenterAs singer, songwriter, author, composer, and even screen actor, Rufus Wainwright  has eight CDs under his belt and has been called “the greatest songwriter on the planet”  by Elton John. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. www.boultoncenter.org. 8 p.m.  $110, $105FEBRUARY 12Dead Kennedys @ Gramercy Theatre127 E. 23rd St., Manhattan. 212-777-6800. www.thegramercytheatre.com. 6:30 p.m. $22.50 FEBRUARY 17Chris Young @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694. www.thetheatreatwestbury.com. 8 p.m. $29.50. Also  Feb. 15 @ Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway, Manhattan. www.bestbuytheater.com. 8 p.m. $30, $26.50FEBRUARY 21The Who @ Nassau Coliseum1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. 631-920-1203. www.nassaucoliseum.com. 7:30 p.m. $124.50, $30.50last_img read more

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CDC funds tests to sort seasonal, avian flu

first_imgJun 17, 2008 (CDIRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded two contracts worth a total of $12.9 million to develop influenza tests, with the aim of making it possible to distinguish seasonal from avian flu viruses within 3 hours.Contracts worth about $6.5 million each were awarded to Nanogen Inc., San Diego, and Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC, Gaithersburg, Md., the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week.The contracts are for “initial phased development,” HHS officials said in a news release. Possible additional funds under the contracts could bring the total for Nanogen to $10.4 million and the total for Meso Scale Diagnostics to $12.1 million over 3 years, the statement said.Testing for H5N1 avian influenza now can take up to 24 hours, according to HHS. The contracts will support the advanced development of tests that could be used in hospital or commercial laboratories and “would expedite the diagnosis of large numbers of patients,” the agency said.”The early detection of emerging pandemic influenza is critical to the nation’s pandemic response,” HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt said in the HHS news release. “Early detection will aid in improving patient survival, overall health outcomes, and use of containment measures in the event of an influenza pandemic.”Nanogen, in a Jun 5 news release, said it would use the funding to develop “a fast molecular test that simultaneously detects and differentiates” influenza A and B, the seasonal influenza A subtypes H1N1 and H3N2, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). In addition, the contract provides for a secondary test for avian flu subtypes H5N1, H7N1, and H9N1, to be used for samples that test positive for influenza A but negative for seasonal flu.The company said it would develop the tests in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin and HandyLab Inc.Nanogen and Meso Scale were among four companies that received CDC contracts in December 2006 to develop 30-minute tests specifically for H5N1 influenza. At that time the CDC said it hoped a test could be ready and licensed within 2 to 3 years. The other companies that won contracts were Iquum, of Marlborough, Mass., and Cepheid, Sunnyvale, Calif.See also: Jun 12 HHS news releaseDec 4, 2006, CIDRAP News story “CDC funds work on rapid tests for avian flu”last_img read more

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Video of Anies supporter claiming flooding ‘always occurs on day off’ under ‘pious governor’ goes viral

first_imgA video showing Betawi Association (Bamus Betawi) deputy chairman Rahmat HS asking Jakartans to be grateful for the prayer of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan that major flooding usually took place on a day off went viral on social media shortly after massive flooding once again hit the capital on Tuesday morning.“We should be grateful that the big floods always happen during the holiday. If this had not been because of Anies [Baswedan’s] prayer, our pious governor, these floods could have happened on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,” Rahmat said during a TV interview with TVOne on Sunday.  The latest major flooding took place on Sunday when water displaced more than 600 families and inundated dozens of major roads in the capital. Before that, a major flood took place on Jan. 1 — which was a day off.Rahmat said he empathized with the flood victims but claimed that Anies was doing a better job than his predecessor, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, in preventing flooding. “For flood handling, the public can assess themselves. I am a part of society and I am the society’s representative. We agreed that Anies’ work in handling floods is much better.”Critics of Anies, however, have slammed the governor for failing to take the necessary actions to mitigate flooding during the rainy season. (roi)Topics : “If [floods] happened during the holiday, it would not disrupt working [activities] and public services,” he added.A clip of the video went viral on Tuesday morning when widespread flooding disrupted traffic and train operations in Greater Jakarta, leaving commuters stranded.One Twitter user, Ilham Khoiri, noted: “Greetings to Mr Mustache. [Now] he said that flooding in Jakarta always happens on days off, thanks to the prayers of the pious governor. Before his words have [faded], on Tuesday today, [during] working hours, Jakarta is flooded. Many employees can’t get to work in Jakarta because it’s flooded.last_img read more

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This is one of the largest homes in Brisbane’s premier suburb

first_imgA FIVE-BEDROOM home in blue chip Brisbane suburb Teneriffe has all the bells and whistles to wow families.The three bathroom, two car space home at 55 Kingsholme Street, Teneriffe, has been set to go to auction at 9am on May 27 on site.Comfort and opulence abounds at this house, which blends polished hardwood floors and high ceilings with contemporary elements including ducted airconditioning.Its striking street presence of trees, a gated driveway and single-gable facade is matched by a timber-framed glass door inviting entry into the ground floor where a series of stairways and wide hallways separate living areas. 55 Kingsholme St, Teneriffe.At the back of the floor, the main bedroom is an idyllic retreat with two walk-in wardrobes and an extravagant ensuite boasting a double marble vanity, freestanding spa bath and a shower with mosaic tiling. To the far left of the upper level are a family room and the kitchen, which exudes class with granite benchtops, Gaggenau appliances and ample cabinetry. Near here, a formal living and dining room has a bay window looking to the front yard. 55 Kingsholme St, Teneriffe.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThe games room has a floating TV cabinet and full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and glass shelving, while the back decks feature a built-in barbecue area and electric awning, along with views over a grassy yard and a pool with an Orient-inspired cabana and water feature. Back inside and up a level, a void with a chandelier divides the bedrooms and upstairs living spaces. Three carpeted bedrooms with built-in wardrobes occupy the front corner of the level, near a bathroom with a bathtub and glass shower. Two of these bedrooms also have access to a deck with neighbourhood views. 55 Kingsholme St, Teneriffe.A bedroom with a built-in wardrobe is positioned one side of the house, next to a gym and wine cellar. Across the hallway, an office sits beside a bathroom, a two-car garage and a laundry with a drying courtyard. At the rear of the level, rumpus and games rooms connect to a rear covered deck via bi-fold doors. 55 Kingsholme St, Teneriffe.Agent Judy Goodger of Place called this a highly adaptable house with excellent proximity to public transport, schools, shopping centres and the CBD. “Epitomising style and functionality, this residence is a family-friendly abode in the heart of one of Brisbane’s most desired suburbs,” Ms Goodger said.last_img read more

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‘Overwhelming’ response to new Herston development

first_imgColliers International associate director (residential) Rachel Hutson, who is marketing the project on behalf of developers Ention, says the inquiries since the September launch have been “overwhelming”. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Strong demand for new house and land near North Lakes The Spar Architects-designed development will deliver 13 new residences.Ms Hutson said if she had to pick just one thing that stood out above other new projects coming onto the market, it would be the size.“The average size of the apartments is 170sq m, well above the average for a three-bedroom apartment,” she said.“It was important to the developers, Ention, in designing the apartments, that they catered to real people and how they live, with generous spaces, plenty of natural light and storage throughout, and two car parks for each. “The terraces are also very large — each over 200sq m internally — totalling over 280sq m, on average.”Ms Hutson said Ention recently completed the luxury Emyrean apartments at Wooloowin and had developed a signature style of delivering oversized floor plans and using high-end materials created from natural elements. MORE: Redevelopment to be one of Brisbane’s most diverse precincts “We have sold the crowning penthouse for just over $1m, and have received more than 170 registrations of interest on the remaining 12 properties that we’re currently working through.“We expect that these will sell quickly due to the uniqueness of the properties.”Ms Hutson said Sparc Architects had designed Ciel Residences, which would deliver nine apartment residences and four modern Queenslander terraces.“They are designed to reference the traditional Queenslander home, celebrating features such as weatherboards and vertical join with generous spaces and simple, clean lines softened by the use of timber and natural stone,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“These properties are so unique in their composition and location that it’s hard to narrow it down to just one thing that sets them apart from others.“There’s nothing else like this on the market, and certainly not in this area at the moment.” MORE:center_img Developer adopts a keen local focus “Each of the luxury apartments within Ciel Residences is singular in its design, from the sprawling homelike courtyard apartments to the crowning penthouse, with generous spaces and clean, modern lines framing leafy northeast facing views,” she said. Ciel Residences has nine apartment residences, and four modern Queenslander terraces, designed to reference the traditional Queenslander home.“The majority have come from local downsizers and professional couples who love the area and want to stay local but, until now, haven’t been able to find high-quality new properties of this size to suit their needs,” Ms Hutson said. The development celebrates traditional features such as weatherboards and vertical join with generous-sized spaces and simple, clean lines.An innovative new project was launched on the market last month, offering 13 new residences in the heart of historic Herston. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

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New Paper: Assisted Suicide Is Not Compassion

first_imgCharlotte Lozier Institute 28 April 2015As an increasing number of states weigh the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, a new paper released by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) elaborates the arguments against the practice, citing numerous abuses. Award-winning author Wesley J. Smith examines how assisted suicide impacts the states and countries where it has been legalized, particularly legalization’s effect on medical ethics and patient care. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and a consultant to the Patients Rights Council.Smith writes:“Assisted suicide and euthanasia would profoundly change—are profoundly changing—the ethics of medicine and cultural views about the value and worth of people with difficult lives, whether caused by illness, disability, or mental anguish. And it is hurting many of those who strive to cope with these conditions, but repeatedly are told that their lives are not worth protecting from suicide, and indeed that, if they want to die, society will allow doctors to provide the means.“…legalizing assisted suicide would be dangerous and reckless. With our dysfunctional health care system, high rates of elder abuse, already alarmingly significant suicide levels, pronounced economic uncertainties, divisions of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, class, and immigration status, and the concomitant lack of mutual trust, legalizing assisted suicide would be bad medicine and even worse public policy.”“Assisted suicide practices in Europe have become so permissive that doctors are now routinely euthanizing adults, infants, and children – without consent. Such a radical devaluing of the human person naturally has a profound impact on medical ethics and the doctor-patient relationship. ” said Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute. “Wesley Smith’s paper is a must-read for lawmakers and voters considering legal approval of this practice.”https://www.lozierinstitute.org/assisted-suicide-is-not-compassion/last_img read more

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Danny L. Calihan, age 67

first_imgDanny L. Calihan, age 67, of Blooming Grove Township, Franklin County died suddenly, Sunday, January 17, 2016 in the Emergency Room at Fayette Regional Health System in Connersville, Indiana.Born August 14, 1948 in Whitesburg, Kentucky he was the son of the late James & Wanda (Hogg) Calihan. On May 25, 1986 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Peggy Doerflein, and she survives.Danny retired from the former Visteon in Connersville in 2005, and then went to work for A & R Security at J & J Packaging where he worked as a supervisor until his passing.He was a member of the Scipio United Baptist Church, and had attended the Blooming Grove Family Worship Church. He was also a member of the Connersville Gun Club. A dedicated family man, his leisure time was spent enjoying the company of his grandchildren friends and extended family.Besides Peggy, his loving wife of 30 years, survivors include two daughters, Tina Calihan of Hamilton, Ohio and Gina (Britt) Davidson of Brookville, Indiana, a granddaughter, Sierra Davidson; and later in life he became a father to Cheyenne & McKenzie Williams, and grandfather to Tristen & Jayden. He will also be missed by his sisters, Cora (Jerry) Wells of Guilford, Indiana and Karen (Raymond) Clark of West Harrison, Indiana, as well as many nieces & nephews whom he loved dearly.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Devon C. Bader.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Tom Marshall of the Blooming Grove Family Worship Church will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M., Friday, January 22, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will follow in Scipio Cemetery in Morgan Township, Ohio.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Oncology Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Calihan Family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

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Xtreme Motor Sports starts third season as title sponsor for IMCA Modified division

first_imgGREAT BEND, Kan. – Divisional title sponsorship by Xtreme Motor Sports pays off again in 2015 for IMCA Modified drivers.Top 10 drivers in official Modified national standings earn shares of a $25,500 point fund. This is the third in a four-year agreement with the Great Bend, Kan., chassis manufacturer providing a sizable portion of that payout.Builder of 1st Class Modified and Northern SportMod chassis, Xtreme also gives $100 product certificates to each of the top 10 finishers nationally and $50 prod­uct certificates to each qualifier in the Modified main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.“We doubled our sales again so we had another good year in 2014,” manager and Modified vet­eran Mike Petersilie said. “We’re also building Chubby Chassis Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks now. We bought that line from Perry Misner and he now works for us.”Xtreme will be well represented at local tracks with house cars running at Dodge City Raceway Park, Oberlin Speedway, RPM Speedway, Salina Speedway, Thunder Hill Speedway and WaKeeney Speedway throughout the season, as well as at area specials, the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and the Duel In The Desert.All Xtreme checks and certificates will be presented at the national awards banquet or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Race tracks in 26 states and Canada, matching the record number established in 2001, will fea­ture the sanctioned division in weekly and/or special series competition this season.More information about Xtreme Motor Sports-built chassis, as well as parts and service, is availa­ble by calling 620 796-2290, on Facebook and at the www.1stclasschassis.com website.“The 1st Class Chassis is a great Modified and SportMod brand and with the addition of the Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks, Xtreme has really diversified their platform,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “However, building cars really only scratches the surface of the resources available to IMCA racers. Xtreme Motor Sports is one of the largest IMCA marketing partners and we’re very proud to continue our relationship.”last_img read more

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Blues move interests Falcao

first_img Press Association Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, though, feels the Premier League did not see the best of the 29-year-old last season, and t he Blues are in need of some frontline reinforcement following the departure of Didier Drogba. The question of his future was put to Falcao when he spoke to reporters following Colombia’s victory over Brazil at the Copa America in Chile, and the player suggested a resolution was not far away. “I am just thinking of the Copa America and the squad, my staff are taking care of this,” he said. Asked if the reports linking him with a loan move to Chelsea were correct, Falcao added: “It can be, you will know soon.” Chelsea are expected to strengthen the squad which last season won the Premier League by eight points. Uruguay defender Diego Godin and Spanish midfielder Koke at Atletico Madrid are reported targets, along with Real Madrid’s French international centre-half Raphael Varane and Belgian international Toby Alderweireld, who was on loan at Southampton last season. Those transfer moves look set to also include a goalkeeper, with veteran Petr Cech appearing ever closer to an £11million switch across London to Arsenal and Asmir Begovic of Stoke said to be a potential recruit as back-up for number one Thibaut Courtois. Winger Gael Kakuta, meanwhile, has joined Sevilla, the Spanish club confirmed, following several loan spells away from Stamford Bridge. Colombia forward Radamel Falcao expects his future to be resolved soon and indicated a potential loan move to Chelsea can be done. Midfielder John Obi Mikel is another said to be open to a move, with Fenerbahce in Turkey a possible destination for the Nigeria international. Mourinho, meanwhile, is confident Chelsea can expand their dominance on the pitch following plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge into a 60,000-seater stadium. Chelsea’s plans are still several years away from completion, with an exhibition of ideas for the changes to be held from June 30 to July 2, and there are many potential problems to overcome given the constraints of the surrounding area. ” I think it is the next step for Chelsea,” Mourinho said in an interview with the BBC. “Chelsea won four Premier Leagues in the last decade, we have become a huge club. Stamford Bridge is always full and we feel that need [to expand]. “I trust Mr [Roman] Abramovich and the board. I don’t think too much about these details – my focus is the work on the pitch. We will have capacity for more fans and I think that is what Chelsea are waiting for.” The Barclays Premier League champions are w idely reported to already have reached an agreement with Monaco to sign Falcao for next season, although there has yet to be any official confirmation from either club. Falcao scored only four times in 29 appearances for Manchester United , so the Red Devils decided not to take up an option to sign the forward on a permanent deal. last_img read more

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Cricket News New Zealand stun Pakistan by four runs in Abu Dhabi Test – Thanks to this spinner from India

first_imgNew Delhi: Whenever India achieves victory over Pakistan in cricket, the entire nation celebrates with glee. On Monday, India along with New Zealand had a reason to celebrate the win in the Abu Dhabi Test against Pakistan. The reason being 30-year-old Mumbai born player Ajaz Patel, who picked up 5/59 in the fourth innings to help New Zealand beat Pakistan by four runs, their narrowest margin of victory in terms of runs ever.  Patel, who migrated with his family to New Zealand in 1996, was coached by former spinner Dipak Patel and had a great run in domestic cricket for Central Districts which resulted in his call-up for the Test series against Pakistan.Read More | India in Australia: First whitewash, ODI glory and historic twin tonsHowever, Patel’s match-winning haul is not the only factor behind New Zealand’s win. It is their culturally diverse cricket team that has provided them their best moment. In the entire Test match, 15 off the 20 wickets have been taken by players who are originally not born in New Zealand. In addition to Patel, Colin de Grandhomme, born in Harare, picked up two wickets. Neil Wagner, born in Pretoria, South Africa picked up three wickets while Ish Sodhi, born in Ludhiana, Punjab took three wickets. Trent Boult was the only natural-born Kiwi to take four wickets.Read More | Maninder Singh’s advice to India in Australia: Read conditions wellPatel was the star on the fourth day as Pakistan was chasing 176 on a difficult Abu Dhabi wicket. They had made a great start on day 4, racing to 37/0 but immediately, Patel removed Imam-ul-Haq for 27 with Sodhi getting rid of Mohammad Hafeez for 10. After Sodhi got rid of Haris Sohail (4), Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq strung a 82-run stand for the fourth wicket and it seemed the game was up for New Zealand.Read More | Virat Kohli’s India side have golden chance to break Australia jinxHowever, Wagner got rid of Shafiq for 45 and when Babar Azam, who had scored a vital 65 in the first innings was run-out for 13, New Zealand had a glimmer of hope. Azhar notched up a fighting fifty but at the other end, Pakistan panicked and threw their wickets away. Sarfraz Ahmed (3), Bilal Asif (0) and Hasan Ali (0) all departed in quick succession. When Yasir Shah fell to Wagner for 0, all hopes hinged on Azhar. However, Patel had other ideas. With four runs needed, Azhar played down the wrong line and was adjudged LBW. Pakistan took the review and replays showed ‘umpire’s call’ on impact and New Zealand had sealed a thrilling win.After winning the Man of the Match award, Patel credited the relaxed environment of New Zealand cricket under skipper Kane Williamson, who himself played a big role with a gutsy 63 in their first innings total of 153. “A lot of credit goes to the environment we have; it is a very relaxed environment we have and we look to keep things nice and simple,” Patel said.The next Test is on November 24 at the Dubai International Stadium. New Zealand will be gunning to seal the series, but in Abu Dhabi, it was a celebration of diversity and New Zealand’s own ‘rainbow culture’ of cricket. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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