Buena Vista Raceway’s Suter Memorial sports $1,000 Stock Car prize

first_imgALTA, Iowa (June 27) – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $1,000 to win at Buena Vista Raceway’s Wednesday, July 2 Kyle Suter Memorial.A minimum of $100 will be paid to take the green flag in the draw/redraw show. North Central Line Service sponsors the pre-holiday special, which also features IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Mach-1 Sport Compacts and BVR Bombers. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded in all divisions.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and free for military personnel with ID and kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $25. More information is available by calling 712 284-2561 and at the www.buenavistaraceway.com website.last_img read more

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Catcher

first_imgThere isn’t much to say about our 2019 catcher rankings. Fantasy baseball owners already know the drill: Don’t overdraft a backstop , especially if you don’t get one of the top guys — and even the top-tier guys might not be all that good this year. There are some homers available, but average and homers? Almost certainly not. The “sleepers”, which are really just some potentially undervalued middle-of-the-road veterans and a few prospects who don’t inspire a ton of hope this early in their careers, aren’t anything to get excited about either. You don’t need a draft cheat sheet as much as you just need to jot a few names down on a Post-It. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN Yes, that’s how weak catcher is — we’re actually highlighting a career .251/.304/.398 hitter as a potential sleeper just because he’ll play an extra game per week. Good luck…you’re gonna need it.DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 cheat sheetFantasy Baseball Rankings: CatcherThese rankings are for standard 5×5, non-keeper leagues. Eligibility based on Yahoo default settings.RankingPlayerTeamOther eligiblity1J.T. RealmutoPhillies1B2Yasmani GrandalBrewers3Gary SanchezYankees4Willson ContrerasCubs5Buster PoseyGiants1B6Wilson RamosMets7Yadier MolinaCardinals8Welington CastilloWhite Sox9Robinson ChirinosAstros10Yan GomesNationals11Danny JansenBlue Jays12Jorge AlfaroMarlins13Francisco MejiaPadres14Mike ZuninoRays15Willians AstudilloTwins16Austin BarnesDodgers17Martin MaldonadoRoyals18Austin HedgesPadres19Chris IannettaRockies20Jonathan LucroyAngels21Francisco CervelliPirates22Tucker BarnhartReds1B23John HicksTigers1B24Kurt SuzukiNationals25Omar NarvaezMariners26Tyler FlowersBraves27Isiah Kiner-FalefaRangers2B, 3B28Brian McCannBraves29Elias DiazPirates30Josh PhegleyA’s31Alex AvilaDiamondbacks32Roberto PerezIndians33Jason CastroTwins34Russell MartinDodgers The No. 1 catcher is a real debate. Many will opt for Gary Sanchez, but power hitters who undergo shoulder surgery are always a worry — especially ones who hit .186 last season. Perhaps he’s fully healthy now and ready to pop 30-plus HRs again, but he’s a risk. Yasmani Grandal might actually be the best bet for homers, and his move the hitter-friendly Milwaukee could easily lead to a career high. However, it’s likely going to come with a sub-.250 average. J.T. Realmuto seems like the safest bet for a solid average and 20-plus homers (and maybe even a few stolen bases). .2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Each teamWillson Contreras is a major bounce-back candidate, and Buster Posey will hit for average and might have one more solid run/RBI season in him, but after that, you’re throwing a penny in a wishing well. Danny Jansen, Francisco Mejia, and Jorge Alfaro are interesting young players, but playing time is an issue for Mejia while Jansen and Alfaro both have limited ceilings this early in their respective careers.2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft StrategyCatcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | CloserOne notable player, at least in weekly leagues, is Detroit’s John Hicks, who’s slated to be an everyday DH. How long that lasts is anyone’s guess, but at a position as thin as catcher, more games can make a difference. (Update: With Josh Harrison now in Detroit, Hicks will likely need an injury to be an everyday DH.)2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300last_img read more

Walda ‘Granda’ Eaton, 70, Wellington: January 22, 1943 – May 7, 2013

first_imgWanda EatonWanda “Granda” Eaton, of Wellington, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at in Wellington at the age of 70.Wanda was born the daughter of Thelma Maye (White) and Robert Eaton on  January 22, 1943 in Wichita.Survivors include daughter, Tonya Acosta of Wellington, sister, Linda Smith and her husband Carl of Wellington, grandson, Tomas Ruben Acosta and his companion Elaine Rausch of Haysville, great- grandchildren, Isahia Acosta and Sophia Marie Acosta both of Haysville, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and numerous loved ones.She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lydia Bollock, children Jimmy Dale Rodgers and Lottie Mae Abernathy.Wanda was a loving mother, friend and giver. She was a professional dog groomer and was notable women in Texas for dog grooming. She made one of a kind handcrafted wind chimes.Memorial services for Wanda will take place at 2:00 pm. Tuesday May, 14, 2013 in the Day Funeral Home chapel, 1030 Mission Rd. Wellington.Memorials have been established in her loving memory with Wellington Humane Society, Box 494, Wellington 67152. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Montserrado Community-based Initiative Eases Measures in Ebola Outbreak

first_imgThe Project Management Team of UNDP’s Ebola Community Based Initiative in Montserrado County has said that mitigating measures were recently put into place in the Popo Beach Community in the wake of a new Ebola Outbreak.News of the outbreak came following an investigation conducted by a team comprising two UNDP Project Management Supervisors-sponsored Community Based Initiative (CBI), Active Case Finders, Contact Tracers, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) in District 16, New Kru Town.It was revealed that there were four clusters of Ebola cases associated with high fatality. According to the report, each of these four clusters had an independent index case. Active Case Finders were able to identify people who had direct contact with a man who was stabbed in the area in October this year.Dr. Mosoko Fallah, Coordinator of the UNDP CBI project, said some residents had alleged that the lover of the man’s wife had stabbed her jilted husband in a rage of jealousy, and that everyone who had direct contact with the man’s body fluid was either dead or sick.According to Dr. Fallah, it was discovered that eight persons who were believed to have had direct contact with the victim’s body fluids died, while twenty-eight persons from this web of contacts escaped to other communities, including Old Road, New Kru Town and Logan Town.He narrated that the Team put into place mitigating measures by immediately identifying and visiting the locations and contacts of those involved and have alerted other Active Case Finders in Communities where escapees might be residing.“We visited the homes of where the cases occurred and interviewed contacts and survivors. We noted with dismay that an entire cluster of households had been deserted and the contacts fled to different communities.”Dr. Fallah also mentioned that meetings were arranged with Heads of households on Ebola awareness to alert them on the prevailing circumstances. He said efforts made by Active Case Finders to document and track most of the cases have contributed to a containment of the situation.Dr. Fallah has, however,  stressed the need, among other things, to intensify health promotion among dwellers in Popo Beach and the rest of New Kru Town, increase the number of Active Case Finders in proportion to the areas of coverage in Popo Beach and other areas of Montserrado, as well as develop and immediately implement a streamlined protocol for providing feedback to families when their relatives are taken away.UNDP has allocated about USD$500,000 of its resources to support Liberia’s National Ebola Response, with a focus on Active Case Findings in Montserrado County. It is a strategic community-based initiative, which seeks to help identify, track and document Ebola related contacts, reduce denial, search for the sick, uncover hidden bodies, and increase awareness.Under this Initiative, over 1,300 Active Case Finder’s volunteers have been recruited and trained to conduct Contact Tracing and Identification in 9 districts in Montserrado County, that are considered Ebola hotspots.Additionally, 100 supervisors (50 community-level supervisors, 50 community based social support/counselling monitors) from the Dogliotti Medical School and Public Health Schools have been recruited.  They are working under the general oversight of a coordinating team comprising of a team leader; epidemiologist; infectious disease specialist; psycho-social support specialist; health promotion/awareness specialist; M&E and IT specialists.It complements on-going support being provided by UNICEF and Medicine Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the area of Social Mobilization in combating the deadly Ebola Virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former Gold Board employees slapped with fraud charges

first_imgA former accountant of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB), Rosanna Ramnarine, 34, of Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara, and 50-year-old Deborah Forbes of Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara, a former clerk of the GGB, were on Monday arraigned before Senior Magistrate Judy Latchman in the Georgetown Magistrates Courts, each charged with three counts of fraud.Former employees of GGB, Rosanna Ramnarine and Deborah ForbesThey each pleaded not guilty to the three charges when it was read to them.The court heard that between January 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017, while they were employed at the Guyana Gold Board, located at Lot 68 Brickdam, Georgetown, they wilfully, and with intent to defraud, falsified documents (payment vouchers) in possession of the Gold Board purporting to show that Clinton Alphonso had received a payment of $436,409.Within the same period, they also allegedly worked together to wilfully, and with intent to defraud, falsify documents in possession of the Guyana Gold Board purporting to show that Brian Chase had received a payment of $436,409.The third charge stated that Ramnarine and Forbes together stole $436,409 in cash from the GGB.Defence Attorney for Rosanna Ramnarine, Nigel Hughes, in a bail application, told the court that his client was already reporting to SOCU on a weekly basis, and is cooperating fully with investigators.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris did not object to either woman being placed on bail, but asked that conditions be applied.The women were granted bail to a total value of $450,000, and were each ordered to lodge their travel documents and to report to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) every Friday until the conclusion of the case.The matter is expected to continue on August 27, 2018.Reports are that SOCU had launched an investigation into an alleged multi-million-dollar fraud scheme at the GGB and the duo were sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of further probes.Further, the duo, each of whom has been employed at the GGB for over 10 years, reportedly managed to skim off portions of the payments.Only recently, Ramnarine was slapped with six fraud charges, and appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore after she was accused of “millions of dollars” in theft through the manipulation of the gold testing system.last_img read more