Trackside Live is bringing fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway a patriotic weekend with shows on Saturday, May 26 (post-NASCAR Xfinity Series race) AND Sunday, May 27 (2:30 p.m. ET).The Saturday show was scheduled for 4:15 p.m. ET but wet weather and a delay in the Xfinity Series race pushed that show to be approximately 15 minutes after the Xfinity race ends.WATCH: Trackside Live | MORE: Full schedule for All-Star weekend | Buy your ticketsDon’t miss your chance to meet your favorite drivers and have some fun along the way. Watch the video above and get excited for the historic Coca-Cola 600!Enjoy!
Liverpool’s German-born Cameroonian defender Joel Matip (L) tries to hold off Sheffield United’s English-born Scottish striker Oliver McBurnie (R) during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Liverpool at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on September 28, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images) Liverpool’s German-born Cameroonian defender Joel Matip (L) tries to hold off Sheffield United’s English-born Scottish striker Oliver McBurnie (R) during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Liverpool at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on September 28, 2019. (Photo credit PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)Cameroon and Liverpool defender Joel Matip was on Monday named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Premier League Player of the Month for September.Matip, 28, beat five other players in an online vote. The contenders were Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, Leicester City’s Ricardo Pereira and Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez.Matip featured in Liverpool’s three Premier League games in September, against Newcastle United, Chelsea and Sheffield United, all of which they won.Matip won 25 aerial duels and made 213 accurate passes.German Bundesliga side Schalke 04, Matip’s former club, joined other Liverpool fans in congratulating the Cameroonian for his accolade.Matip missed Liverpool’s last two games, one in the UEFA Champions League and another in the Premier League, due to a slight knock during the game against Sheffield United.Related Salah wins English PFA Player of the Year award Joel Matip out for rest of the season Mohamed Salah named PFA Player of The Month for March
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Though as coach Jamie Joseph pointed out, the final 30 minutes belonged to the visitors as Japan’s discipline faltered and its game fell off the pace, before it regrouped to prevent any further scores.“The game played out as we expected,” Joseph said. “On one side of the ledger you had big guys playing a set-piece-orientated game that put us under pressure. And we played our style and fortunately we came out on top.“It was clear and evident that when we get our game going we look good. But when we were put under pressure we did not execute our roles as well as in the first half. When you drop your guard at this level, teams come back and hit you.”Japan captain Shota Horie said, “Romania showed their strengths but we were able to adapt and finish well.”On a hot and muggy day in Kyushu, Japan took awhile to warm up and some sloppy mistakes allowed Romania to take an early lead with Florin Vlaicu banging over penalties from 48 and 30 meters out.But the hosts slowly played themselves into the game as they upped the level of tempo led by Tanaka.It was a quick line-out from the scrumhalf in the 12th minute that eventually saw the ball in the hands of Timothy Lafaele and his inch-perfect grubber kick was picked up by Akihito Yamada, who sprinted over from 35 meters out.Ogura added the extras from out wide and then slotted over a brace of penalties as Japan went 13-6 up with 23 minutes on the clock.An exchange of penalties between Vlaicu and Ogura was then followed by Japan’s second try with Kenki Fukuoka making the most of a good long pass from Derek Carpenter to go over following some good ball retention from both backs and forwards.Ogura was once again on target from out wide as Japan went into the break leading 23-9.“The heat and humidity was a big factor,” said Romania coach Lynn Howells. “The players found it very difficult to speak in the first 30 minutes and our communication and defense suffered.”And it took just 90 seconds of the second half for the Brave Blossoms to increase the lead with Leitch picking a superb angle from a delayed pass from Ogura to bisect the visitors’ defense before his pace saw him home from 30 meters out.“If there is such a thing as an X-factor in the forwards it was that try,” Joseph said of the blindside flanker’s effort.Ogura’s impressive display with the boot continued with the conversion and a fourth penalty in the 53rd minute stretching the lead to 33-9.But with indiscipline creeping into the Japan game, the Romanian power game took over with Mihai Macovei and Fonovai Tangimana both crossing the chalk as the Oaks pulled back to 33-21 with 13 minutes remaining.Romania threatened time and time again to close the gap to just one score, but Japan then regrouped and defended its line and maintained its 12-point lead to the final whistle.“We need to be more disciplined and trust each other so players don’t feel they have to do things that get them penalized or shown a yellow card. It’s too hard.” said Joseph.“When we were back to 15 players we got control back of the game and should have scored right at the end.” KUMAMOTO – Japan’s pace got the better of Romania’s brawn on Saturday as the Brave Blossoms downed the Oaks 33-21 at a packed Egao Kenko Stadium.With Michael Leitch and Fumiaki Tanaka showing all their experience and Ryuji Noguchi and Jumpei Ogura highlighting the growing competitiveness of Japan’s young players, the Brave Blossoms were in a different class for about 50 minutes. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOS Kenki Fukuoka scores a try against Romania on Saturday in Kumamoto. The Brave Blossoms beat the Oaks 33-21. | AFP-JIJI Romania, Brave Blossoms, Japan, Fumiaki Tanaka, Michael Leitch, Shota Horie, Jumpei Ogura, Ryuji Noguchi KEYWORDS
Share This!Get ready to throw everything you knew about Epcot out the window! The theme park is slated to undergo a massive transformation. The idea behind the park’s refurbishment is for Guests to be able to imagine the future that we can all create together.The park, which has such deep personal connections to so many of us, will (when completed) celebrate the Magic of Possibility, of Hope and Wonder. It will feature more attractions, more family experiences, and yes, more shade.The transformation of Epcot is the biggest transformation of any Disney park, with a goal of making it more Disney, more family, more timeless, and more relevant. The beginning of that transformation starts with letting go of the idea of just two sections, Future World and World Showcase. Instead, soon, Guests will have four different sections of the park to go explore.©DisneyThese four neighborhoods are inspired by aspects of our world. Where Future World currently sits, there will eventually be three new neighborhoods called World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature, and yes, Guests will still be able to visit World Showcase around the lagoon.These neighborhoods will be filled with new experiences that feature authenticity and innovation, taking you to new destinations, where the real is made fantastic in a celebration of curiosity, hands-on wonder, and the magic of possibility.©DisneyFor those who want more details about what we can expect to experience with the transformation of Epcot, you can visit Odyssey Events Pavilion to experience this exhibit called Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience. Inside Guests will be able to discover interactive exhibits that allow you to step inside upcoming park overhaul, as well as see some never-before-revealed details of Epcot’s transformation. The doors of this new exhibit open on October 1.
A record number of delegates will take part in the 2013 New South Wales Touch Association’s State Conference on Saturday, 19 October and Sunday, 20 October at Bankstown Sports Club. 181 delegates will be involved in the annual conference, with four affiliates involved for the first time – Hawkesbury, Taralga, Rosemeadow and Dural. The delegates will attend the Vawdon Cup quarter finals at Tempe on Friday night before the conference takes place on Saturday and Sunday. The conference will see administrators learn across many areas, from the Touch Football Australia and National Rugby League Strategic Alliance explained in further detail, to workshops on Touch Football Online by Fox Sports Pulse, Member Protection Information Officer accreditation, judiciary matters as well as interactive sessions for affiliates. The NSWTA referee, coach and selectors panels will also use the weekend to meet. The Saturday night will see the annual Blues dinner held, which recognises the athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers that help make our sport what it is. 37 people will be awarded Blues Awards at the event, while the Rod Wise Medal for Volunteer of the Year sees Victor Baptista, Les Bouveng, Greg Eggins, Mandy Moore, Kerry Campbell and Tim Kitchingham nominated for the prestigious accolade. For the first time a Team of the Year award is also up for grabs, with the New South Wales Country Mavericks Elite Eight side, the Wollongong Men’s Premier League team, Easts Women’s Premier League side and the Bankstown Jets 18’s Boys side all up for the award. The dinner will also see inspirational Paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley as guest speaker.Kurt Fearnley is a multiple Paralympic medallist on both the track and road, and a double Paralympic and World Champion in the wheelchair marathon. Born without the lower portion of his spine, Kurt took up wheelchair racing when he was 14. His wheelchair racing career is as impressive as it is extensive.With 31 international marathon victories to his name, he has won the Sydney Marathon six times, the New York Marathon three times consecutively and has posted victories in Paris, London, Seoul and Chicago, including 10 wins in 2007. He has also won three gold, six silver and two bronze medals across four Paralympic Games.In 2009, Kurt captivated the Australian public when he successfully crawled the 96km Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. Just this week, Fearnley finished second in the Chicago Marathon Men’s wheelchair race, less than one metre behind winner Ersnt Van Dyke. For more information about the NSWTA State Conference, please visit the www.nswtouch.com.au. Related LinksNSW State Conference
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Middlesbrough targeting Huddersfield winger La Parraby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMiddlesbrough are interested in signing Rajiv van La Parra in the January window.According to Sky Sports, the Championship side want to take La Parra on loan for the rest of the season.The Huddersfield winger has seen little game time, having only started five games all season in every competition.The report claims the 27-year-old is a key target for Boro, who want to improve the side as they push for promotion to the Premier League.Boro are currently 4th in the Championship.
Winnipeg Police are asking Calgarians to keep an eye out for a man wanted on a first-degree murder charge in the Manitoba city.Matthew Marjanovic, 29, is considered armed and dangerous.He is wanted in connection with the death of a man in August 2017.Marjanovic is described as a white man, about 5’6″ with numerous tattoos. Police believe the suspect could be in Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver. Anyone who spots Marjanovic, or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers. Police caution to not approach him.
Athenahealth shares soared Monday after the struggling medical billing software maker received a $5.7 billion cash buyout offer.Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital plan to give athenahealth shareholders $135 per share in a deal that will take the company private. That represents a roughly 12 per cent premium over the closing price of athenahealth shares on Friday.But the latest deal is smaller than a $6.5 billion bid that prominent investor Elliott Management Corp. made in May.Elliott Management made its offer for $160 per share in cash after saying it had grown frustrated with athenahealth’s struggles, which included missed guidance targets and churning through five chief financial officers in the last four years.A month after Elliott made its offer, co-founder and CEO Jonathan Bush said he was stepping down.Athenahealth said Monday that Elliott Management supported the latest deal offer. Evergreen Coast Capital is an Elliott affiliate that invests in technology.Athenahealth, based in Watertown, Massachusetts, makes medical record, revenue cycle and care co-ordination products and delivers most of it through the cloud. On Friday, it reported third-quarter earnings that topped analyst expectations, but its revenue fell short of the average forecast on Wall Street.The latest athenahelath bid offers “a decent valuation for what has increasingly appeared to be a struggling business,” Leerink analyst David Larsen said in a research note.“We believe that following the long and tumultuous sales process it is unlikely another bidder will emerge,” he wrote.Evergreen and Veritas plan to pair athenahealth with Virence Health, which Veritas bought earlier this year. The combination will operate under the athenahealth brand and stay headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts. Virence Chairman and CEO Bob Segert will lead it.Athenahealth’s board of directors unanimously approved the deal, which the company expects to close in the first quarter. Shareholders still have to vote on it.Athenahealth stock jumped about 9.5 per cent, to $131.73 while broader indexes slipped Monday morning.Tom Murphy, The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, B.C. — ICBC says tougher penalties for distracted drivers take effect this month, while the insurance corporation will be introducing a pilot program involving new technologies to help crack down on the high-risk driving behaviour.Enhanced police enforcement on distracted driving will also take place across B.C., including a province-wide blitz today. Starting March 1st, ICBC’s Driver Risk Premium program will include convictions for distracted drivers who continue to put road users at risk by using electronic devices while driving. As previously announced, drivers with two convictions for the use of electronic devices while driving over a three year period will now face added and higher premiums. They could pay as much as $2,000 in penalties – an increase of $740 over the previous penalties –in addition to their regular vehicle insurance premium.“Distracted driving endangers the lives of British Columbians with devastating effects for families and communities,” said Attorney General David Eby. “It also puts significant pressure on insurance rates. Improving road safety is key to creating a sustainable auto insurance system with more affordable rates for B.C. families. We must see cultural shift that sees distracted drivers put down their cell phones and drive.”Two pilot projects exploring how technology can help combat distracted driving in our province are also underway, as announced in the fall. ICBC is working with 139 volunteer drivers from across the province on a three-month pilot. Drivers will share feedback about their experiences with a small telematics device installed in their vehicle which blocks the use of their handheld phone when the participant is driving. “Distracted driving is a preventable behaviour that has caused too many people and their families to suffer,” said Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth. “We’re taking action to make some of the toughest distracted driving penalties in Canada even tougher. The changes to the Driver Risk Premium program mean distracted drivers with multiple distracted driving offences will now face added and higher penalties, over and above their regular vehicle insurance premium.”On average, distracted driving claims 78 lives across the province every year. 13 people are killed in distracted driving crashes in the North Central region.
New Delhi: CPI(M) has moved the Election Commission accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to rouse communal passions in the country and using national broadcaster Doordarshan for electoral purposes.CPI(M) Politbureau member Nilotpal Basu in a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has listed a slew of complaints against the BJP over what it termed were violations of the model code of conduct by the leaders of the saffron party, beginning from the PM’s address to the nation last month announcing that India had shot down a live satellite using anti-satellite missile technology. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Another blatant attempt by the Prime Minster Narendra Modi himself to rouse communal passions by implicitly referring to the outcome in a NIA Court, by equating the accused to the entire Hindu community in an election meeting in Wardha,” he said. An NIA court recently acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the 2007 Samjhauta train bomb blast case. A total of 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, were killed in the bombing. Slamming the Congress for the ‘Hindu terror’ metaphor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday charged the opposition party with insulting “peace-loving” followers of the religion by linking them to terrorism. Basu also raised the issue of the PM allegedly using the national broadcaster to appeal to voters. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”The fundamental question was whether the Prime Minister, who is also a candidate of the BJP, can use the office and the prerogatives to try and influence for the sake of electoral benefit? However, the Commission chose to restrict the question to the role of the DD and gave the national broadcaster a clean chit. “Now, our attention has been drawn to a tweet by Doordarshan News @DDNewsLive for urging people to watch live the PM’s addresses for his #MainBhiChowkidar programme through video conferencing. The print-out of the tweet is appended herewith,” he said. Basu also said the CPIM had also complained to the EC gainst the “unabashed attempt” by the ruling party to use the post Balakot situation and utilise the exploits of the armed forces for electoral purposes. “The Commission had taken note and passed an order to categorically forbid such use of the armed forces in the election campaign. But now in clear violation of that order, the BJP leader and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has referred to the Indian Army as ‘Modi ji Ki Sena’ while addressing a rally in Ghaziabad on Monday, 1st April 2019,” he said, adding that these are “gross violations of the MCC” and has the potential of completely vitiating the social atmosphere in run up to the elections. The Election Commission on Monday took cognizance of Adityanath’s reported remarks and sought a report from Ghaziabad district administration in this regard.