Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 597; 2. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 558; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 527; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 506; 5. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 489; 6. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 482; 7. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 469; 8. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 448; 9. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 406; 10. Ryan Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 385; 11. R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., 372; 12. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 351; 13. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif., 350; 14. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 344; 15. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 334; 16. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 314; 17. Michael Jergens, Plover, Iowa, 306; 18. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 300; 19. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 279; 20. John P. Gober, Poolville, Texas, 278.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 226; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 178; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 157; 4. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 152; 5. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 147; 6. Shane Gloeckler, Joshua, Texas, 143; 7. John Carney II, Lubbock, Texas, 136; 8. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 127; 9. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 122; 10. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 120; 11. Nicholas Littlejohn, Weatherford, Texas, 119; 12. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 116; 13. Claud Estes III, Godley, Texas, 115; 14. Tim Crawley, Benton, Ark., 112; 15. Johnny Miller, Burleson, Texas, and Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, both 110; 17. Logan Payne, Dallas, Texas, 108; 18. Jeff Day, Greenville, Texas, 107; 19. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 103; 20. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 100.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 436; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 418; 3. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 362; 4. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 311; 5. Steven Orebaugh, Fort Worth, Texas, 308; 6. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 298; 7. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 283; 8. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 274; 9. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 265; 10. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, 263; 11. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 260; 12. Juston McCullough, Waco, Texas, 258; 13. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., and Joe Haines, Yuma, Ariz., both 257; 15. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 256; 16. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 246; 17. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 239; 18. Zach Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 229; 19. Matt Martinez, Phoenix, Ariz., 211; 20. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 210.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 360; 2. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 291; 3. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 281; 4. Francisco J. Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., 268; 5. Bob Horton, Yuma, Ariz., 253; 6. Harvey Quinn, Yuma, Ariz., 231; 7. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 215; 8. Aaron Norman, Carlsbad, N.M., 214; 9. Richard Bennett, Mesa, Ariz., and Scott Shaw, Red Deer, Alb., both 187; 11. Jay Crowe, Surprise, Ariz., 186; 12. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 183; 13. Merle Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 181; 14. Paul O’Connor, Surprise, Ariz., 168; 15. James Turensky, Tempe, Ariz., 165; 16. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 147; 17. Mark Kilian, Buckeye, Ariz., 142; 18. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 141; 19. Matt Bice, Austin, Texas, 138; 20. Gerald Spalding Sr., Stamford, Texas, 137.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 403; 2. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 361; 3. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 350; 4. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 333; 5. Ray Czumaj, Gold Canyon, Ariz., and Eric Winemiller, Casa Grande, Ariz., both 282; 7. Adolfo Noriega, Yuma, Ariz., 276; 8. Tim Reese, Yuma, Ariz., 259; 9. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif., and Corey Clayton, El Centro, Calif., both 258; 11. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 257; 12. Erik Shaw, Casa Grande, Ariz., 251; 13. Adam Echter, Glendale, Ariz., 230; 14. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., and James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., both 217; 16. Allen Kelley, Kearny, Ariz., 213; 17. Thomas Harrison, Somerton, Ariz., 209; 18. Terry Bahr, Gilbert, Ariz., 197; 19. Levi Kiefer, Bakersfield, Calif., 195; 20. Crystal Hemphill, Sun City, Ariz., 187.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 495; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 468; 3. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 349; 4. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 295; 5. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 226; 6. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 212; 7. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 205; 8. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 189; 9. Paul Scrivner, Hewitt, Texas, 185; 10. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 182; 11. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 176; 12. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 146; 13. Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, 145; 14. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, 138; 15. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 134; 16. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 123; 17. Nathan Arms, Weatherford, Texas, 120; 18. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 116; 19. Bradley Poor, Abilene, Texas, and Tyler Fain, Abilene, Texas, both 115.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Danny Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 145; 2. James Lochabay, Azle, Texas, 142; 3. Jeff Toler, Cleburne, Texas, 135; 4. James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 130; 5. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 120; 6. Daniel Cunningham, Azle, Texas, 109; 7. Brandon Segura, Weatherford, Texas, 106; 8. David Norquest, York, Neb., 103; 9. Nick Lindblad, Beatrice, Neb., 100; 10. Ryan Smith, Beatrice, Neb., 92; 11. Billy Turner, Colby, Kan., 72; 12. Art Herzog, Hays, Kan., and Robert Rutledge, Azle, Texas, both 69; 14. Charles Burrows, Azle, Texas, 66; 15. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., and Jakob Schwien, Russell, Kan., both 65; 17. Ryan Murphy, Colby, Kan., 62; 18. Kyle Benoit, Damar, Kan., Andrew Soderland, Norton, Kan., and Ricky Hentschel, Springtown, Texas, each 60.
… disease outbreak suspected, Agri Minister unaware of situationBy Andrew CarmichaelThere could be a possible poultry disease outbreak in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), as some 800Some of the dead birds in the penbirds have reportedly died at a poultry farm in the ancient county.The deaths of the birds have prompted Regional Chairman David Armogan to call on the Agriculture Ministry to investigate the mysterious disease, which has so far claimed the lives of hundreds of chickens at a farm on the East Bank of Berbice.More than 800 birds died over the past week at the chicken farm, and to date, the Agriculture Ministry is slow to respond to the situation. This falls on the heels of a similar incident where a farmer at Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) reported that 300 birds also died from a mysterious disease at the Linden farm.Dead bird in BerbiceThe farmer stated that this could be an outbreak which could cripple the countries poultry industry. According to farmer, the birds started dying on June 19 when he discovered that more than 200 had passed overnight and a similar amount seemed to be affected.The Ministry was contacted and extension officers visited the farm and took samples from some of the dead birds. They also took away birds which seemed to also be affected and others that appeared to be healthy.“Sunday morning when I get in there, one of the guys mentioned that these birds looking as if they sleepy. I picked about 30 birds dead. So we say we would look at the pen on Monday and when I go back about 100 birds were dead. So I called a vet and two of them came and they took nine birds; two that seemed healthy to them, a few that seemed sick and some that were dead,” the farmer said.According him, the group of birds was examined and samples were taken by the officers. He said he was advised to burn the dead birds as opposed to burying them.As the week went on, more birds died and the farmer waited on a response from the extension workers who are attached to the Agriculture Ministry.On Monday, he said the death toll had passed 800. Hamilton took samples of water from the pen to get them tested at a private laboratory.“The lab mentioned that they are not doing water sampling so he took it to UG [University of Guyana] and at UG they say that they are not doing test. So then we went to the forensic lab and they say that they are only doing tissue tests. So I told my brother to go to the Ministry of Agriculture in Georgetown and meet the Minister. When he go there, the Minister of Agriculture is in a meeting so he take it to the PS [Permanent Secretary]. The PS told him that they don’t have the equipment to do testing. He offer to leave it there so that they can take it wherever they have to take it even if it is out of the country to get tested but the Permanent Secretary say that if it is left there, it will be discarded because no one will pick it up to ensure that it gets tested,” the frustrated farmer explained, while noting that the samples had to be returned to Berbice on Monday afternoon.On Monday, the matter was brought to the attention of Regional Chairman David Armogan who said the Agriculture Ministry needs to act before the entire region is affected.“I think this matter should be investigated promptly knowing that it could be the outbreak of a disease and it needs to be contained if it is.”However, the farmer said he had already lost millions of dollars and has been refusing to sell live birds to customers over the past week.He is calling on the Head of State to ensure that the issue is addressed.“The President is saying that every village should become a hub. It means that we should invest the little money we have. Now we invest a few million dollars into chickens… We do everything on our farm, we even have foot wash basins before you go into the pen; you step into disinfectant water and then you can go into the pen. I don’t know if the weather has brought on a strain of bacteria that we don’t know of,” he said.Armogan is blaming the agriculture extension workers, who he said, are not very prompt to act whenever farmers experience difficulty and need their help.“Even in the Black Bush Polder area where farmers have been having problems with their animals and they have not been attending to these things in a prompt way.”Meanwhile, when contacted on Tuesday, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, who had just left a Cabinet meeting, told Guyana Times that he was unaware of any such report.
View comments Indian coffee magnate’s body found by river Teen dances to thank Niño for saving her life Pope Francis presides over Way of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum PLAY LIST 01:54Pope Francis presides over Way of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum02:02Pope Francis kisses feet of rival South Sudan leaders02:13Dela Rosa pushes death penalty bill, appeals for understanding from Church03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Cebu has over 200 diocesan priests of which 30 to 35 hold the title of monsignor.The new Vatican policy is not retroactive and those already named monsignors will retain their title.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOBREAK: Suspension of Lotto operations lifted – PaneloNEWSINFODuterte to Cayetanos: ‘Kailan kaya matapos ang dynasty niyo?’NEWSINFOIndian family caught taking items from Bali hotel, sparking criticism onlineThe report was also carried in Ang Bag-ong Lungsoranon, the official newsletter of the Cebu Archdiocese.In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI, upon the request of then Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, conferred the title of “monsignor” on 18 priests in Cebu. Philippines ‘fires off’ diplomatic protest over Chinese vessels circling Pag-asa Island Binghay said the title of “monsignor”may create “division and elitism” which should be avoided.“We may be fortunate to be named ‘monsignor’ but it is not about the title. All of us should not aspire for titles. We should instead work hard for God’s glory even without being called a monsignor,” he said.The pope’s decision was in line with his call for simplicity and the need for clergy members to be close to their flock, especially the poor.Pope Francis preferred to simply be called “Father” even when he was bishop and then cardinal of Argentina.According to the article, the pope is convinced that the name ‘Father’ best reflects the mission that was entrusted to a priest, bishop or cardinal.During his tenure as archbishop of Buenos Aires from 1998 to 2013, Pope Francis never requested the Vatican to confer the title of ‘monsignor’ on any priest in his archdiocese.Of the three grades of monsignor namely “Protonotary Apostolic,” “Honorary Prelate ”, and “Papal Chaplain ,” only the last will be conferred to worthy diocesan priests who reach the age of 65, the CNS reported./Reporter Ador Vincent MayolRead Next Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike PSC: Protocols in place to ensure proper use of P6-billion SEA Games funds Cardi B cancels US show because of ‘security threat’ A priest has to be at least 65 years old to hold the title of “monsignor” in the Roman Catholic Church from now on.Pope Francis’ decision to limit the honor of “monsignor” among diocesan riests to those at least 65 years old was recently announced in a letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State to bishops around the world, the Catholic News Service reported.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Five Cebu monsignors have the title Protonotary Apostolic, the highest among the three grades of monsignor: Msgr. Adelito Abella, Msgr. Esteban Binghay, Msgr. Achilles Dakay, Msgr. Cayetano Gelbolingo and Msgr. Roberto Alesna.MORE STORIESnewsinfo‘Oratio Imperata,’ ringing of bells mark urgency of Church plea vs Negros bloodshednewsinfoBacolod bishop on Duterte push for death penalty: ‘We’re retrogressing’newsinfoIsraeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east JerusalemMORE STORIESnewsinfo‘Oratio Imperata,’ ringing of bells mark urgency of Church plea vs Negros bloodshednewsinfoBacolod bishop on Duterte push for death penalty: ‘We’re retrogressing’newsinfoIsraeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east JerusalemThese priests can administer the Sacrament of Confirmation which was originally performed by bishops.The title of “monsignor” is conferred on priests who have rendered valuable service to the Church. They have privileges in ecclesiastical dress and vestments.Msgr. Binghay told Cebu Daily News he welcomed Pope Francis’ new policy.No reason was stated for the change in the Vatican letter but the Pope has often warned clergy against the temptation of “careerism” and personal ambition.ADVERTISEMENT Bogues on Team USA pullouts: ‘l get some players feel like they’ve already done it’ Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fan mail piles up at grave of French poet Rimbaud