Expo Expansion to Bring Bigger Events to Essex Jct.

first_imgCVE, Nordic Spirit Soccer Club Partner Again to Expand Indoor Facilities ESSEX JUNCTION A new 45,000 square-foot facility for special events, trade shows, conventions and indoor soccer should be completed in January 2005 at the Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE).The $2.5 million building will be similar and adjacent to the Robert E. Miller Expo Centre built in 1999. As was the case in six years ago, a long-term lease commitment by the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club is the impetus for this expansion, explained David Grimm, CVEs general manager. The new construction, which began in mid-September, includes a 26,000-square foot, clear-span building for special events and soccer. A 14,000-square foot connector to the Miller Expo Centre will include 12,000 square feet for offices, conference space, concessions, a prep kitchen and additional dressing and rest rooms. Another 7,000 square feet will be used for storage. The project is being built by REM Development Company, Williston, Robert E. Miller, president. Both the Exposition and the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club are 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporations. Exposition officials have indicated they are looking for a sponsor to dedicate the new building to help underwrite some of the expenses. A commitment by the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club in 1999 was the springboard that allowed us to expand our facilities and capabilities, and strengthen our economic base for the long-term viability of the Exposition, said Jane Clifford, president of the Expositions Board of Directors.For the Exposition, the new facilities will create new opportunities to attract bigger events and conventions and provide additional show space to the Champlain Valley Fair.The 130-acre Exposition provides facilities that are unique to Vermont and the Northeast region, bringing such one-of-a-kind events as the Vermont Balloon and Music Festival, Four-Wheel Drive Jamboree, Everything Equine and Horse 2005, Sportsman Show, Arts and Crafts shows, Recreational Vehicle Jamborees, The Champlain Valley Antiques Festival and home and dog shows to name a few.Additional regional economic impact is derived from national shows that come to Vermont for two reasons the attractions of Vermont and the CVE facilities able to accommodate their memberships needs. The economic impact is widely felt by restaurants, retail shops, gas stations, hotels and tourist attractions when a major national convention comes to Essex Junction and Chittenden County, Grimm said.The National Street Rod Associations annual fall rally which marked its 11th year at CVE in 2004 along with recreational vehicle rallies like the Family Motor Coach Association and other events bring significant tourism and tax dollars to the Vermont economy on a regular, annual basis.As an example, the 2003 Wally Byam Caravan Club Airstream convention, the largest ever for Vermont, would not have happened without the availability of the Robert E. Miller Expo Centre, said Tom Oddy, CVEs director of special events. Equally important is that current user groups such as the Yankee Sportsmens Classic, Vermont Craft Workers and the Boat and RV shows have all expressed a desire to grow their events and are committed to using the new exhibit space, Oddy added.The Expos Champlain Valley Fair remains the largest single annual event in Vermont, drawing 299,168 people during the 10-day event. Add in an additional 100-plus events held at the Expo (trade shows, conferences, music festivals and other specialty events) and the regional economic activity that CVE encourages is substantial approximately $75 million per year!Roger Prescott, president of the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club, said marketplace demands provided the momentum to go to the next level. There exists a great need to have more opportunities for training, practice and greater flexibility in scheduling. This project will double existing capacity in addition to creating winter training opportunities for outdoor spring sports such as lacrosse, rugby and field hockey.The Nordic Spirit Soccer Club currently serves 2,000-3,000 people per week during its winter season. The growth each organization has shared is something of which we can all be proud, Prescott added. Like sports, teamwork can make good things happen.For information about leasing any of the Expositions facilities, contact Tom Oddy, director of special events, at (802) 878-5545 or toddy@cvfair.com(link sends e-mail). A calendar of events at the Exposition is available at www.cvfair.com(link is external).last_img read more

Panama and Colombia Suspend Negotiations on FTA without Setting New Date

first_imgBy Dialogo October 29, 2010 Panama and Colombia suspended negotiations on 27 October on a bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA), due to the fact that “complex” issues remain unresolved, officials from both countries said without announcing a date for the resumption of talks. “We’ve concluded that the most prudent thing to do at the moment is to suspend the process of negotiations between Panama and Colombia,” said the Panamanian deputy trade minister and chief negotiator, Francisco Álvarez de Soto. The fifth round of negotiations began on 25 October in the Panamanian capital and had been expected to conclude on 29 October. “We’ve reached a moment of the suspension of negotiations, something that frankly represents a challenge for the future,” declared the chief Colombian negotiator, Santiago Pardo. Prior to the present, 21 of the 25 issues under negotiation have been closed, but major stumbling-blocks remain, such as access to markets for agricultural and industrial products. Panamanian organizations of beef, pork, milk, corn, and textile producers fear an invasion of Colombian products, while Colombian business believes that part of the smuggling that disadvantages its producers comes from the foreign-trade zone of the Panamanian city of Colón. “We have to be very sure that everyone is adequately taken care of in the final balance and conclusion of a treaty,” Álvarez de Soto told Panamanian state television channel SerTV. “There are issues remaining that are complex, and logically, decisions, evaluations, and reflection are needed on both sides,” Pardo said. Colombia and Panama began to negotiate the treaty at the beginning of 2010, expecting to finish in a maximum of four rounds. In 2009, Colombia exported 258.3 million dollars in goods to Panama, while imports from that country came to 15.7 million dollars.last_img read more

Elvis On Long Island: The King and L.I.

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The lights dimmed and suddenly the packed Nassau Coliseum resounded with the opening chords of the 2001: Space Odyssey theme. Elvis Presley was in the house.The fans roared as the King of Rock and Roll took center stage. Their camera bulbs sparkled like diamonds in the arena darkness and radiated off Elvis’ rhinestone jumpsuit.“I remember all the lights flashing as he was coming out,” says Ellen Granelli, who was one of the lucky ones. “He had the audience in the palm of his hand for the entire time.”Granelli, who works at the Northport library, saw Elvis at Madison Square Garden in June 1972—the only time he ever played in Manhattan besides the Ed Sullivan Theater—and both times he came to Uniondale in June 1973 and July 1975. The three shows basically followed the same set list, but she didn’t mind “because it was Elvis! You wanted to be there!”Making a fashion statement all his own, Elvis Presley basks in the adoration of his fans at his Nassau Coliseum concert on July 19, 1975. his next show there was set for 1977 (see unused ticket at right).(Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)Granelli was in her 20s then—today her three kids are in their 30s. She had tickets to see Elvis in August 1977 with her new husband as well as her girlfriend Mary Jo, who’d been her companion at the previous concerts. They never got the chance. She and her husband were driving through the mountains of Maine on vacation when Elvis was all they heard on their car radio. Strange, they thought, since he hadn’t had a top 10 hit in quite a while.“This isn’t good!” Granelli remembers thinking. Sadly, she was right.“I was talking to my children the other night…and I said I saw the older Elvis, and then I stopped myself!” she says. “Older Elvis! He died at 42—that’s not old!”On Aug. 16, 1977, less than a week before Elvis was to appear at the Coliseum—his first venue on the next leg of his tour that year—his girlfriend at the time, Ginger Alden, found him lying face-down on the shag carpet of his bathroom at Graceland, his famous mansion on Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis.Somewhere in Granelli’s Northport home are her unused tickets. Her kids tell her they’ve seen them there and she’s sure she hasn’t thrown them away. Her Elvis collection, which includes “every album” (some 33 recordings by her reckoning), is up in the attic, but she doesn’t play his songs much these days, in part because they’re on vinyl. Unlike a later TV generation who endured Elvis’ egregious movies broadcast in the Sixties, Granelli got her first look at “Elvis the Pelvis” (as the puritanical press pilloried him at the time) when he appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956.“I was a little girl—I was only nine,” she says with a laugh. “That’s where it all started. From the earlier years I thought he was just magnificent, charismatic and very talented.” But she had to wait to see Elvis perform live, and she grabbed every chance she could get, even though it was obvious that the Elvis of the Seventies wasn’t the same performer who’d set the rock and roll world ablaze in the 1950s.“He had a magnificent presence, even at that stage, that just kind of drew you in and took you to another place,” she says. “It was still Elvis, and it was still his voice.”She and her girlfriend never made it to the front of the stage where Elvis would ceremonially shed scarf after scarf to the adoring female fans reaching out to him, but it didn’t matter to Granelli. “If you’re a true fan, you understand that you can be in the zone in the last seat in the last row,” she says.On that fateful August morning in 1977 Steve Prisco—today Sam Ash Music’s marketing director—was driving to a ticket-scalper on Long Island to get front-row seats for the Nassau Coliseum show when he heard the news: The King was dead.A young guitarist growing up in Huntington Station, Prisco had acquired a taste for rockabilly music after looking through his older brothers’ record collections and getting turned on to the tracks Elvis had recorded at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios in Memphis.“The power of that music really grabbed me,” he says. “Up to that point, Elvis was just the guy in those afternoon movies.”Prisco’s first guitar teacher was from Tennessee and had moved in right across the street. “He was a real good ole boy,” Prisco recalls. The teacher asked him who his favorite guitarist was. Prisco had read that the Young Rascals’ guitarist Gene Cornish had revered Scotty Moore, so Prisco repeated the name. “He looks at me, like, ‘Really?!’” Prisco recalls. “I had no idea who Scotty Moore was.” A few years later, he learned that Moore was the great sideman in Elvis’ Sun sessions, and so those seminal riffs he’d been learning in Huntington ran very deep indeed.ALL SHOOK UP: Steve Prisco (top) strikes a chord at the recent Elvis Show in Bay Shore while Chris James, in shades, hits the high note, Jenna Silverman croons with that special feeling, and Paul Schmitz (bottom) does it in style. (Photos by Ken Farrell)These days, through the New York Roots Music Association—NYRMA for short—Prisco has been the front man for “The Elvis Show,” Long Island’s longest-running Elvis tribute and charity event, which has raised more than $50,000 for food pantries over two decades. For the last three years in a row, they’ve sold out the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bay Shore.Prisco got the idea for the first show when he realized that his rockabilly trio was going to be playing on Elvis’ Jan. 8th birthday.“We had a lot of friends who’d come down to see us—friends from other bands—and I always enjoyed having people come up on stage,” he says. “So that night I spread the word around that ‘Hey, we’re going to do a bunch of Elvis stuff, so come on down and come up and sing a song.’”It clicked, and the next year he decided to ask people to bring canned food to donate to local pantries for the hungry and homeless. And so the event grew from a little bar in Huntington to where it is today—with a hiatus in the ’90s—and it’s been going strong eight years in a row with dozens of performers. But it was always about Elvis and his songs. The cardinal rule, Prisco said, was: “No Elvis impersonators!” He understands that some fans fixate on the “whole mythology and campiness and that whole insane side” of the Elvis image, and that “the impersonators play into that,” but, for Prisco and his peers, it’s about being “true to the vibe.”No matter how his career was going on stage, Elvis always had his standards, according to his wife, Priscilla Presley, who divorced him in October 1973. As she wrote in her memoir, he “couldn’t abide singers who were, in his words, ‘all technique and no emotional feeling,’ and in this category he firmly placed Mel Torme and Robert Goulet. They were both responsible for two television sets being blown away with a .357 Magnum.”The recent NYRMA event in January delved into Elvis’ “deep catalogue and some odd-ball stuff,” Prisco says, but the music could stand on its own. “I think if you didn’t know it was an Elvis show, you would still have enjoyed it because of the level of the performances and the musicianship.”They did the King proud—and, in that spirit, it’s worth recalling how much the New York Times’ then-top music critic, John Rockwell, appreciated seeing and hearing Elvis himself when he last performed on Long Island almost 40 years ago.“Mr. Presley can still rock, and he felt like rocking a refreshing lot of the time Saturday at the Nassau Coliseum,” the critic wrote on July 21, 1975. “When this observer last saw Mr. Presley, it was also the Nassau Coliseum, two summers ago. Then he was fat, lazy and ineffectual. On Saturday he was still fat—fatter than ever, a blown-up cartoon of his spare 1950s toughness. But he wasn’t lazy, and he most certainly wasn’t ineffectual.”Granelli, who was also there that day, would no doubt agree with Rockwell’s assessment.“It appeared to me he had the same charisma that he had in the ‘50s and the early ‘60s but he was almost a caricature of himself in the performance,” she says. She blamed his management, Colonel Tom Parker in particular. “I don’t think [Elvis] was any longer true to who he really was,” she says. “He was what they were telling him he had to be.”Like many an Elvis afficionado, she believes he had tremendous talent but no coping skills to fend off the freeloaders.“He was the son of a sharecropper,” she says. “Where would he have learned any business acumen? So once Colonel Parker got into the picture, I think that started out to be a good thing but ultimately destroyed him.”Prisco says that though Parker took 50 percent of Elvis’ share, the performer never lacked anything he wanted—and he shouldn’t be held blameless for decisions that in retrospect limited his career, let alone his life. As for what Elvis achieved, Prisco believes that rock and roll really began when Elvis recorded “Mystery Train” in 1955.“That was it,” Prisco says. “Nothing had sounded truly like that before.”As Elvis profoundly changed American music, so too has the industry changed irrevocably—and Prisco believes there’s no going back to the days of “those big bangs—Sinatra, Elvis, the Beatles and, some people will say, Michael Jackson—that’s not going to happen anymore the way everything’s so fragmented now and so immediate. He’ll always have that.”Elvis has left the building, never to return, but his music is still rocking the halls.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events December 24 – 30

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Acclaimed hip-hop/neo-soul band The Roots groove The Paramount on Dec. 26!School’s Out! Holiday CampThese full-day programs during school vacations get kids involved in hands-on science experiments and explorations with opportunities to explore 17 acres of natural wonders, see live animals, conduct experiments, and take part in science shows and demonstrations conducted by a staff of professional science teachers. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. cstl.org $55-$65 per day. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. December 24-31.Holiday Ho-Ho-Ho HikeOver the river and through the woods, a-hiking we will go! This 10-mile trek on Christmas day is just what the doctor ordered to burn off all that holiday fruitcake, eggnog and corruption cake! Take in the best nature sights Long Island has to offer as you traipse through wetlands and meadows, and yes, these trails actually do go over rivers and through the woods. Blydenburgh County Park, Smithtown. ligreenbelt.org Free. 10 a.m. December 25. Evening Lighthouse Tower TourIs there anything more picturesque than a glorious moonrise over the lapping ocean waves viewed from atop the majestic Fire Island Lighthouse? No, there isn’t. See the last full moon of 2015 and all the wintertime constellations from a new perspective. Don’t forget your list of wishes–you want to be ready when those shooting stars streak by! Come early for a tour of the lighthouse, and bring your flashlight for the walk back to the parking lot.Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses Causeway, Bay Shore. nps.gov/fiis $15-$20. Sunset is at 4:31 p.m. December 26. Patent PendingHometown pop-punk heroes are making the long drive from their native Mt. Sinai to Amityville for their latest show to remind all the emo kids to cheer up and smile. Warming up the crowd are This Good Robot, The Cavalry Is Us, Older Than Oceans, The End Period and Mint State. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $15. 6 p.m. December 26Christmas Day Skate PartyStart this night off with laser-light skating before the DJ takes over at 9:30 p.m. to pump up your favorite jams for dancing-while-you-skate. Games, contests, prizes and more, this beats going to the movies on Christmas night. Hopefully you asked Santa to bring you new skates for Christmas! Man, that Skate-O-Saurus can move! United Skates, 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford. unitedskates.com $11 plus $5 rental fee. 6:30 p.m. December 25. The RootsThese hip-hop neo-soul juggernauts from Philadelphia have been wowing fans and critics across the country with their irresistible style and infectious grooves. Many know the acclaimed group as Jimmy Fallon’s house band on Late Night and The Tonight Show, and expect them to severely rock The Mountler on this special night! Not to be missed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $65-$110. 8 p.m. December 26.The Gospel According to JazzGrammy Award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum continues his annual “A Gospel According To Jazz Christmas” tour, bringing excellent holiday entertainment to all. This year’s celebration will feature Gerald Albright, Norman Brown and female vocalist Sheléa. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org $45-$75. 7 and 9:30 p.m. December 26.Joe DevitoA veteran of more than 100 TV and talk show appearances, this comic’s dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at the top comedy clubs in New York City and across the USA. His performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival was rated “9.5 out of 10” by The Montreal Gazette. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $17. 7 and 9:30 p.m. December 26. Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim VanbebberDirector Victor Bonacore will be presenting his latest film on the inaugural night of this new film series, Cult Cafe! The documentary follows his life from his early super-8mm films to his strange days in Hollywood. It features interviews with an eclectic group of artists, such as Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Richard Kern (Trangressive film director), Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), R.A the Rugged Man, Heidi Honeycutt, Stephen Biro, Damon Packard, Jessie Sietz and many more. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave. Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $7 public, $5 members. 10 p.m. December 26Thomas GoldTouring in support of his latest drop, Thomas Gold vs Lush & Simon – Morphine, expect ultra-lush synths, uber-heavy bass, and a soundscape that simply washes over each and every audience member with mega-waves of all-cleansing, all-healing, melodic fury. Yes! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25-$35. 10 p.m. December 26.Mrs. Claus Saves the Day!Ever wonder what Mrs. Claus was up to on that foggy Christmas Eve when Rudolph became famous? This play tells the classic story from Mrs. Claus’ point of view. This heart-warming show will delight audiences of all ages. Bayway Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. broadhollow.org $11. 2 p.m. December 26, 12 p.m. December 27. Joe Roberts TrioSunday afternoons were made for smooth jazz tunes and sipping on Chardonnay. Or Cabernet. Or Pinot Noir. There’s plenty of choices at this award-winning North Fork winery and vineyard, so come chill out with Joe Roberts on piano, Dave Ice on bass and Rob Lamonica on drums. You won’t regret it! Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead. marthaclaravineyards.com 1 p.m. December 27. Kung FuThis concert, billed as the “Save Montauk” event, aims to raise awareness of opposition to a federal beach project underway at the tip of the South Fork, and is a fundraiser for the eastern Long Island chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group. Aside from the nu-funk band headlining the show, opening acts include The Montauk Project and Soundswell. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $17.50-$35. 7 p.m. December 30.O.A.R.The Maryland-based indie rockers headlining this show will play all their hits, undoubtedly including “This Town” and “Shattered (Turn the Car Around).” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. December 27.A Little Bit of Folk: From Activism to LyricismJoin host film archivist Bill Shelley for a celebration of the incredible musicians and the powerful social messages that made folk music an inspiring vehicle for change. This program will concentrate on much-loved musicians and the social causes that informed their music. As 2015 comes to a close, let us always remember that the power of music can change this world for the better, a good reason to celebrate this uplifting genre. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. December 29.CandleboxThe Seattle-based hard rock band known for their hits “You” and “Far Behind” will play an acoustic performance. Opening the show will be The Infinite Staircase, Midnight Mob, Sharks In The Shallows and Year Of The Locust. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $15. 7 p.m. December 30. Harlem GlobetrottersThose amazing, bedazzling b-ball-handlers extraordinaire, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, will hold court in New York during the holiday season, when Knicks fans could well use an extra bounce in their step. These legendary athletes and consummate entertainers have spread their skills and comedic timing around the world, delighting everyone from popes to presidents to paupers to people who don’t have a clue what a three-pointer is. The team will be sure to bring their A-game. But will the Washington Generals finally pull off an upset? Come on! No matter who wins, it’s a slam dunk everybody will have fun. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex, Hofstra University, Hempstead. hofstra.edu $21-$104. 2 and 7 p.m. December 30.–Compiled by Desiree D’orio, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback

first_img Loading… Read Also:Dakar Rally: Spanish driver wins for third time“But if you ask my family, my loved ones, they’ll tell you I’m not that different. I’m still that passionate young man looking for the moon.”McGregor and Cerrone both weighed in at 170 pounds on Friday for their welterweight bout.McGregor fought at welterweight previously when he went 1-1 against Nate Diaz in 2016 while Cerrone went 6-4 during a welterweight run between 2016 and 2018.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearReal Faces Of The Women From World Famous Paintings8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthTruly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese Soil7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Outrageous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously Rich7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon after a 15-month absence seeking – he says – to leave controversy behind him.Advertisementcenter_img The Irish star takes on experienced Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – where Wednesday’s final press conference offered a remarkable display of respect from a fighter as famed for his trash talk as his formidable left hook. “It’s hard not to respect Donald,” McGregor said of the 36-year-old American, who boasts a record of 36 wins, 13 losses and holds the record for the number of knockouts (20) in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) – where victories are often won by submission and decision.However, Cerrone appears to be on the wane, considering his last two losses last year to Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.“He’s a good fighter,” McGregor said. “But I can read Donald like a children’s book. I know his moves and I know what he’s planning. I have the advantage of speed, I’m well prepared, there’s no one to touch me.”McGregor claimed his last victory – his 21st in 25 bouts – in 2016.Since then, McGregor has been battered into submission by arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in a contest that was marred by a massive brawl at ringside and been knocked out by boxing great Floyd Mayweather in a cross-combat superfight in Vegas in 2017.Away from the ring, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion has been charged with two assaults in the United States and, according to reports in the New York Times, remains the subject of two sexual assault investigations in Ireland.“I’ve made mistakes,” McGregor said in the buildup to the fight. “And I have been man enough to admit them and correct them. I’m more mature and more experienced. These experiences have helped me improve as a man.last_img read more

SportMod Stampede at East Moline pays $2K to win

first_imgEAST MOLINE, Ill. – Two thousand dollars is the top prize at the inaugural SportMod Stampede this Sunday at The Bullring at Rock Island County Fairgrounds. The Aug. 30 headliner at East Moline pays a minimum of $100 to start with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance Illinois State points at stake. There’s a $50 entry fee for the draw/redraw show.  More information is available on Facebook. The SportMod Stampede will be broadcast by Done Right TV. Pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Racing follows 5:30 p.m. hot laps. center_img Rounding out the card are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, running for national, regional, state and track points.  Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for kids ages 9-15. Pit passes are $30 or $15 for kids.last_img read more

Patricia Ann Foster, 85

first_imgPatricia Ann Foster, 85, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her residence in Greensburg.  Born, February 24, 1934 in Decatur County, she was the daughter of Robert Joseph Wright and Catherine (Wilson) Shafer.  Patricia married Donald L. Foster, Sr. on August 28, 1950, and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2012.  Patricia worked for James River and Crown Zellerback in Greensburg for over 30 years.  She was a member and very active in the Faith Baptist Church in Greensburg before it closed and most recently attended the Greensburg Wesleyan Church in Greensburg.  Patricia loved crocheting and spending time with her family.  She is survived by one son; Donald L. Foster, Jr., Greensburg, three daughters; Georgia (Harry) Wright, Greensburg, Barbara (Jim) Smith, Lexington, IN, Sherry (Chris) Hersley, Greensburg, two brothers; Jerry (Darlene) Wright, Greensburg, Eddie (Sara) Wright, Arizona, one sister; Marcie (Ernie) Stephens, Greensburg, sister-in-law; Sharon Wright, Ft. Wayne, 14 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Donald L. Foster, Sr., brother; Robert Joseph “Bud” Wright, two sisters; Jackie Shafer, Nancy Olds, and grandson; Lonny Moore.  Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg from 9-11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 followed by funeral services at 11:00 am with Rev. Forest Hamilton officiating.  Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.  Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Read Terrel Hunt’s letter to the NCAA

first_img Published on January 26, 2016 at 11:29 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Former Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt sent this letter to the NCAA asking for a sixth year of eligibility to play football at SU. His junior year was cut short five games into the season due to a fractured fibula and his senior season lasted less than one game because of a torn Achilles. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img

Galtee best in the West after victory over Éire Óg

first_imgIn the Quarter-Finals of the County Intermediate  Football Championship it ended Rockwell Rovers 1-14 Kildangan 0-08 in Templemore.And St. Marys beat Carrick Swans by 2-10 to 1-08 in Group 1 of the South U21 A Hurling Championship.In the North Junior B Hurling Championship it ended Newport 2-08 Portroe 3-08 in Templederry, while Kilruane MacDonaghs defeated Toomevara by 0-17 to 1-11 in their North U21 A Hurling encounter in Moneygall. They beat Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill by 4-06 to 0-07 in today’s final Kickham Park. Elsewhere, Inane Rovers came from behind to defeat Sean Treacys by 2-06 to 0-05 in the County Junior A Football Final in Holycross.Moyne/Templetuohy are now a senior hurling club; that’s after their 1-18 to 0-10 defeat of Thurles Sarsfields in today’s County Intermediate Hurling Final at Semple Stadium.last_img read more

Better Collective unveils Austrian acquisitions

first_img StumbleUpon Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Submit Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion  July 2, 2020 Share Related Articles Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Share In its first acquisition since its recent IPO, Better Collective has completed the purchase of all shares in Austrian based Bola Webinformation GmbH, including its flagship product Wettbasis.com.Bola Webinformation GmbH marks Better Collective’s largest acquisition and allows the firm to expand its already strong presence in German speaking markets.The purchase price has been agreed to €36.3m, of which €30.8m has been paid in cash upon closing and the remaining part will be paid in cash after 12 months.Jesper Søgaard, CEO of Better Collective, commented: “We are truly excited about having reached an agreement with Bola Webinformation GbmH. This is the largest acquisition we have completed, and it is a great first step after our IPO earlier in June, where we raised funds to continue our acquisition strategy. With the acquisition of Bola, we are very pleased that we now take the position as the leading sports betting affiliate in the German speaking markets, a market where we see high growth potential.”Last year, Better Collective acquired Sportfreunde GmbH, including websites sportwettentest.net and wettfreunde.net, both large sports betting affiliate websites also targeting the German speaking markets. When combined with the portfolio from Bola Webinformation GmbH and Better Collective’s other websites (including bettingexpert.com), Better Collective is now positioned as the market leader in the German speaking markets.Florian Körner, Founder of Bola Webinformation, added: “Speaking on behalf of the founders of Bola Webinformation GmbH, we are very excited that we have been able to conclude the sale of our company to Better Collective, a company we have known well for a long time. We are very proud of the company we have built over the years, and we are happy to see our employees and our products continue in a well-managed company where values and quality are priorities.”last_img read more