On April 1st, 2019, Nashville, TN’s Bridgestone Arena will host an all-star birthday celebration concert for iconic country singer/songwriter Loretta Lynn.The star-studded event will include performances from Alan Jackson, Brandi Clark, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Jack White, Little Big Town, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Trisha Yearwood, and many more.Margo Price shared her excitement in an Instagram post, as she explains, “Loretta Lynn told me a while ago she was planning a special show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville because ‘people always do tributes for artists after they’re dead and I want to be alive so I can have a say in who does it.’ Beyond honored to be a part of her birthday celebration April 1st.”Tickets for the special event go on sale this Friday, January 18th at 10 a.m. (CST) here.
Justin Kay became the first driver to win IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Model and Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour Modified features on the same night Tuesday at West Liberty Raceway. (Photo by Mike Ruefer)WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (June 13) – Justin Kay’s first trip to victory lane Tuesday night at West Liberty Raceway put $1,000 in his pocket.His second put him in the record book.Already of the winner of the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds, Kay became the first driver to win Dirt Tour and Deery Brothers Summer Series main events on the same night when he followed with a convincing run to the $2,000 IMCA Late Model tour checkers.“Winning both races is always the goal. We were really close one night in Tipton (in 2015) when we won the Deery feature and finished second in the Dirt Tour feature,” Kay said. “It’s really cool to be the first driver to win both events on the same night but I don’t think I’ll be the only one who does it.”The Deery win was Kay’s second straight and fourth of the season. Seven of his career 23 tour wins have come at West Liberty.The two-time series champion reeled in current point leader Jesse Sobbing for the lead at midway. The two swapped lanes and the lead while running in traffic before Kay got a five-car length advantage in the blink of an eye.His lead was half a straightaway on lap 30 and no one had anything for Kay in the final 10 circuits.Sobbing settled for second and Denny Eckrich, winner of the April event at West Liberty, was third. Matt Ryan and Kyle Hinrichs completed the top five.Curt Martin was the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing winner. Nick Marolf, Chad Holladay and Kay were $50 Malvern Bank heat race winners.Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 3. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 4. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 5. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 6. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 7. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 8. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 9. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 10. Ron Boyse, Kalona; 11. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb.; 12. Nick Marolf, Wilton; 13. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 14. Rob Moss, Iowa City; 15. Curt Martin, Independence; 16. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 17. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine; 18. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 19. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 20. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill; 21. Dave Wada, Wilton; 22. Kevin Kile, West Liberty.1st heat – 1. Marolf; 2. Ryan; 3. Callahan; 4. Boyse; 5. Andy Eckrich; 6. Kile; 7. Schroeder; 8. Moss.2nd heat – 1. Holladay; 2. Brauns; 3. Denny Eckrich; 4. DeFrance; 5. Martin; 6. Carter; 7. Wada.3rd heat – 1. Kay; 2. Dolan; 3. Sobbing; 4. Hinrichs; 5. Neal; 6. Hurst; 7. Tharp.
Kevin Cassidy has sensationally claimed that Jim McGuinness’s ‘tunnel vision’ cost Donegal the opportunity to win more All-Irelands.Kevin Cassidy has risked the wrath of Donegal GAA supporters by claiming Jim McGuinness COST Donegal more All-Ireland titles.Cassidy believes some of the decisions McGuinness made and some of the stances he took, ultimately hurt Donegal and cost them the opportunity to win more All-Ireland titles.He accused McGuinness of having tunnel vision and feels the fall-out Rory Gallagher and the departure of Mark McHugh from the squad could’ve been handled a whole lot better. In his Gaelic Life column Cassidy said, “Some will say that surely this must be a strength but, in the modern game, everything cannot always be black and white.“Situations and events will arise and you must show compassion and deal with individuals differently.“Leaving my own situation aside, I feel that the fall-out with Rory Gallagher (former assistant manager) and the loss of Mark McHugh could have been deal with a lot better.“I do feel that decisions and stances he took denied Donegal the opportunity to win one if not two more All Irelands. CASSIDY -“DECISIONS MCGUINNESS MADE COST US MORE ALL-IRELANDS” was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:All-IrelandsGAAgaelic lifeJim McGuinnessKevin CassidynewsSportTunnel Vision
SAN FRANCISCO — The search for Bruce Bochy’s replacement will garner significant attention this offseason, but the manager position is not the only high-profile job the San Francisco Giants are attempting to fill.President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is also interviewing candidates to become the Giants’ next general manager.In previous years, the general manager position belonged to the Giants’ top baseball executive, but CEO Larry Baer’s decision to hire Zaidi last fall and install …
16 August 2013 State oil company PetroSA has opened a state-of-the-art geoscience collaboration, visualisation and technology centre that will help guide its oil and gas explorations while providing a training ground for South Africa’s next generation of upstream professionals. Built at a cost of R15-million and equipped with the latest visualisation and collaboration equipment, the Ulwazi Collaboration and Visualisation Centre takes seismic and geological data and translates them into detailed, 3D views of subsurface formations. The facility in Cape Town, the first of its kind in the country, will be used by PetroSA’s upstream asset teams in their search for and development of oil and gas prospects, enabling them to make quicker and better informed decisions on how to develop the company’s upstream assets. It will also be used on a daily basis to monitor and guide drilling operations for Project Ikhwezi, PetroSA’s flagship initiative to secure additional feedstock reserves from its southern offshore gas fields in order to sustain its Mossel Bay gas-to-liquids (GTL) refinery. Energy Minister Ben Martins, speaking at a ceremony to mark the opening of the centre in Cape Town on Friday, said the centre’s findings would also assist in government policy making, while helping to promote maths and science education in the country. “PetroSA should invite learners and students from primary schools, high schools and tertiary institutions to visit the centre,” Martins said. “In the long run, exposing young people to this innovation will contribute to skills development in the technology sector, which is the driver of a modern economy.” PetroSA Group CEO Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo said the facility would ensure that “collaborative, multi-disciplinary evaluations of new drilling information and drilling events are done efficiently prior to responding to the event. “Collaboration between our multi-disciplinary sub-surface teams in Ulwazi furthers our understanding and description of geological structures and reservoirs, which lead to improved decision-making in areas such as well placement, field development planning and reserves estimates.” The Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) manages the country’s commercial assets in the petroleum industry, including the world’s largest commercial gas-to-liquids plant at Mossel Bay in the Western Cape. SAinfo reporter
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Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Jamal Murray scored 19 of his 30 points in the second half, Plumlee dished out eight of Denver’s season-high 40 assists and the Nuggets cruised to a 133-107 victory over the banged-up Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Called out by Malone after a lackadaisical performance in a loss at Golden State last week, the Nuggets responded by playing with more intensity. It was the first time they’ve had 40 assists since April 6, 2013.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“The message was delivered. The guys embraced it, accepted it, owned it and went out and played tonight at a very high level,” Malone said.Paul Millsap finished with 23 points, including a buzzer-beater from half-court to end the third quarter. Jokic added 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help Denver snap a two-game slide at Pepsi Center. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy USING THE HEARTBREAKThe Timberwolves beat the Nuggets in overtime last season in the final game of the season to earn the last playoff spot. Minnesota coach Ryan Saunders believes that’s been a big catalyst for Denver.“A lot of times through any type of pain or hurt, good can come out of that if you come together as a group,” Saunders said. “They’ve done a good job this year … of staying together and really pushing themselves to a new level.”UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Utah on Thursday.Nuggets: Host Dallas on Thursday. The Nuggets have won five straight at home against the Mavericks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. At practice Monday, Malone had a heart-to-heart with his squad. He asked them what they wanted to achieve as they march toward their first postseason appearance since 2012-13 — simply settle for getting in or challenge for the top seed. At 28-6, the Nuggets have the best home record in the Western Conference.“I didn’t give them a chance (to answer),” Malone said. “I said I’m tired of talking. All we do is talk, talk, talk — let’s start doing.”Malone’s message was taken to heart.“We need to just get back to playing together, screening for each other, playing for each other, passing,” Jokic said. “Just to play for someone else.”TIP-INSTimberwolves: PG Tyus Jones had 16 points.Nuggets: G Torrey Craig hurt his left arm while blocking a shot with 14 seconds remaining. … The starters for the Nuggets were a combined plus-78. This after going minus-95 against the Warriors.NO THOMASMalone shortened the rotation and guard Isaiah Thomas didn’t get into the game.“Definitely talked to him. I’ll keep that conversation between I.T. and myself,” Malone said. “Not an easy conversation, but that’s my job. … Isaiah is a pro and was into the game, supporting his teammates.” Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, left, knocks the ball away from Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray as Minnesota guard Jerryd Bayless defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Denver. The Nuggets won 133-107. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Mason Plumlee was completely surrounded under the basket when he tossed a no-look pass over his head to teammate Nikola Jokic for an easy score.Now that’s more to the liking of coach Michael Malone, who implored his players to return to their selfless ways after a bumpy stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed The Nuggets are hanging on to the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. They are 5-4 since the All-Star break.“We’re focused on the bigger picture right now,” Plumlee said. “There’s a chance to do something special.”Karl-Anthony Towns had 34 points and 10 rebounds to pace a Timberwolves team that’s fading from playoff contention. Towns did a little bit of everything to keep the Timberwolves close until Denver pulled away in the third quarter. He had one play where he quickly applied the brakes to shake free from Jokic and then stepped back to hit a long jumper. Towns grinned on his way back down the floor.“In boxing, Mike Tyson said, ‘Everybody has a game plan until they get punched in the face,’” said Towns, who was back after missing a game with knee inflammation. “When we punched them in the face, they stuck to their game plan. We got punched in the face, we started getting erratic, started speeding ourselves up.”Minnesota was light on guards with Derrick Rose (right elbow), Jeff Teague (left foot) and Andrew Wiggins (left quadriceps) all sidelined. The depleted guard situation meant more court time for Cameron Reynolds, a rookie out of Tulane who recently signed a second 10-day contract. He had 12 points in 25 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Bad day for No. 1s: Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka upset at Indian Wells View comments
It was another massive day of exciting Touch Football action at the 2016 National Touch League on day three, with finals places determined across all divisions. Finals day on Saturday is shaping up to be an incredible day, with close to 12 hours of finals to entertain the crowd as well as our friends watching live from home. In the Mixed Open division semi finals at 10.50am, the Brisbane City Cobras and Sydney Mets will meet in semi final one, with the Sydney Rebels, vying for their sixth straight title, to meet the South Queensland Sharks. The Menâ€™s T League will see the Cobras meet the Sharks, with the Central Queensland Bulls to play the Mets, with both games to tap off at 9.00am. Last yearâ€™s Womenâ€™s T League winners, the Hunter Western Hornets, will meet the Sharks in the semi finals in a replay of last yearâ€™s grand final, with the South Australia Heat and Victoria to battle it out in the other semi final, with both games to commence at 9.00am. The Womenâ€™s 27â€™s grand final will be played at 9.55am, featuring the Sydney Rebels and South Queensland Sharks, while the Menâ€™s 30â€™s grand final at 12.40pm will see the Sydney Scorpions also face the Sharks. The Womenâ€™s 35â€™s is another division which has already determined its grand finalists, with the Hornets to meet the Sunshine Coast Pineapples at 9.55am. The Menâ€™s 40â€™s division semi finals will see the Cobras meet the Mets, with the Hornets to play the Sydney Scorpions at 9.55am. The South West Queensland Swans and ACT Raiders will meet in the first Womenâ€™s 40â€™s semi final, with the Hornets to play the North Queensland Tropical Cyclones in the second semi at 9.55am. In the Menâ€™s 45â€™s division, the Sharks will play the Cobras, with the Scorpions to meet the Raiders at 9.00am. The Sharks and the Hornets will meet in the first Menâ€™s 50â€™s semi final, with the Scorpions to play the Pineapples, with both games to tap off at 9.00am. The Menâ€™s 55â€™s semi finals will see the Cyclones and Raiders battle it out, with the Mets and Southern Suns to meet in the other semi final at 9.00am. The Senior Mixed semi finals will be contested by the Sharks and Cobras, and the Suns and Scorpions.Stay tuned to the TFA website and social media channels on finals day for the latest results and information: Website â€“ www.touchfootball.com.au and www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comFacebook â€“ www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter â€“ www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram â€“ www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksNTL Day Three
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Why Klopp so specialby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson admits he loves playing for manager Jurgen Klopp.The 26-year-old has been full of praise for his new boss Klopp, who he has labelled as one of the best in the world.“His passion for football, for winning, for doing the right thing,” he said.“He does the best for the club and the players. Not just the players but all the staff, everyone involved in the football club.“He has this passion that he transmits to us that we then take on the field.”I believe that is the most important [characteristic] — that and his intelligence.”