RACEceiver returns as official one-way radio of IMCA

first_imgGAINESVILLE, Ga. – RACEceiver returns this season as the official one-way radio of IMCA, renewing awards given in eight divisions and at two of the biggest events on the sanctioning body’s schedule.Designated as the official one-way radio of IMCA through the 2019 season, RACEceiver again gives Fusion Plus custom driver packages to the runners-up in national point standings for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.The same awards go to second-place finishers in all main events at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and the RaceSaver Sprint Car Nationals in September.“It’s a great pleasure to be partnered with IMCA again this year. We find there are so many benefits working with such a well-run organization,” sad RACEceiver’s Joe Vinson. “One of those benefits is the great feedback we get from IMCA and its racers, which help us develop new products and offer better service. We are looking forward to being a part of the IMCA family for years to come.”Information about all RACEceiver products is available by calling 866 301-7233 and at the www.raceceiver.com website.“RACEceiver is the name people trust when implementing this technology and they’ve been active in making sure IMCA racers have access to the best units on the market,” stated IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’re grateful for their support and we’ll continue to ensure their use at every opportunity.”last_img read more

How the Premier League’s top six stand at the halfway stage

first_imgHere, AFP Sport looks at how the Premier League’s top six have fared so far this season and what they can aspire to come May.Liverpool (1st, 51 points)Despite manager Jurgen Klopp’s demands for Liverpool fans to remember it is still only December, the anticipation that their time has come after nearly three decades without a title is growing with every game.Still unbeaten with their only dropped points coming in creditable draws with City and away to Chelsea and Arsenal, it is an incredible defensive record — conceding just seven goals in 19 games — that has turned Klopp’s side from entertainers into title contenders.“What we wanted to do all the time (was) create a situation, a basis for the rest of the season and now the first part of the season is over,” said Klopp after thrashing Newcastle 4-0 on Boxing Day.“What we said as well is that we want to create our own history. We are the first Liverpool team in the Premier League to be unbeaten in 19 matches.”More history beckons for Klopp if he can be the first Liverpool manager since Kenny Dalglish in 1989-90 to win the league.Tottenham (2nd, 45 points)Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has inspired his side to second in the Premier League despite a myriad of off-field problems © AFP / Glyn KIRKNo new stadium, no new signings but so far no problem as Mauricio Pochettino’s burgeoning reputation as one of the world’s top coaches continues at Tottenham.The question remains whether Spurs’ squad has the stamina to keep going with the demands of four competitions in the new year.But they show no sign of slowing down having scored 11 goals in their last two games to thrash Everton and Bournemouth.“Over the last six months we haven’t complained about anything,” said Pochettino. “The one thing we have kept is the belief and being positive and we have created a bubble. We are in this position because we have worked a lot and the players really believe.”Manchester City (3rd, 44 points)Defeat at Leicester on Boxing Day was Manchester City’s third in four Premier League games © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYUntil mid-December, City seemed the same side that steamrollered all before them to win the title with a record 100 points last season.But a shock run of three defeats in four games has left the champions desperately needing to beat Liverpool at home on January 3 to haul themselves back into the title race.However, Pep Guardiola believes matching their points tally from the first half of the season will still give City a fighting chance at becoming the first team to retain the Premier League in a decade.“In a normal situation we are fighting to be champions,” said Guardiola. “If we make the same number of points in the second part of the season we are fighting to win the Premier League.“But the reality is there are another two teams and they are better.”Chelsea (4th, 40 points)It has been a mixed start to life in England for Maurizio Sarri © AFP / Ben STANSALLMaurizio Sarri’s revolution of Chelsea’s style brought immediate results as the Blues kept pace with Liverpool and City in the early weeks of the season before three defeats in six games by Spurs, Wolves and Leicester.Chelsea do remain well-placed to at least return to the Champions League next season in fourth, but with Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata failing to win Sarri’s trust, they could do with another striker in the January window to ease the goalscoring burden on Eden Hazard.Arsenal (5th, 38 points)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored a league-leading 13 goals so far this season © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONUnai Emery could not have asked for a tougher start to the task of replacing Arsene Wenger after 22 years in charge of the Gunners with defeats by City and Chelsea in his first two games in charge.However, the Spaniard quickly won the confidence of the Arsenal fans as a 22-game unbeaten run in all competitions followed to propel them back into the fight for a top-four finish.There remain some defensive deficiencies for Emery to iron out as defeat at Southampton and a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Boxing Day illustrated, but Lucas Torreira looks like the sort of tough-tackling midfielder Arsenal have been lacking for some time and they also boast the league’s top-scorer in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Manchester United (6th, 32 points)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has restored some optimism to Old Trafford © AFP / Oli SCARFFFrom the moment Mourinho started lashing out at the quality of his squad and his superiors in pre-season it seemed like he was again set to implode in his third season in charge of a big club.By the time the axe finally fell, United were already 19 points off the top and 11 behind fourth place.Solskjaer’s appointment was one made with the aim of making everyone, not least their own players, remember what Manchester United once were and so far it has worked.Far tougher tests lie ahead for the Norwegian than Cardiff and Huddersfield, but there is at long last an air of optimism around Old Trafford.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000History beckons: Jurgen Klopp is on the brink of delivering Liverpool’s first league title since 1990 © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – A congested festive fixture list can often prove decisive in determining the destination of the Premier League title, but an action-packed Boxing Day also marked the halfway point of the league season with Liverpool surging into a six-point lead at the top.Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal have also shone at different stages of the season so far, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as caretaker manager has even offered some hope for Manchester United after the dismal final days of Jose Mourinho’s reign.last_img read more

Uptown update plans mulled

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Inam delivered his report during a public meeting Thursday. The meeting was the kickoff of a process that will culminate in a specific plan for Uptown. “This will be a new plan that will help foster growth for the Uptown area and put in place a blueprint for the next 15 to 20 years,” said Jeff Collier, director of community development for the city. Inam said he heard good and bad about Uptown. “It’s a real downtown,” he said. “It has an excellent grid of streets, blocks and alleys. It has historic buildings, churches and trees. There seems to be a sentiment about these assets and quality of life that should be maintained.” But merchants and residents also spoke about problems with Uptown, Inam said. WHITTIER – Uptown Whittier has historic buildings, churches, and parks. But the same area also has safety concerns, parking problems, no public restrooms, graffiti and not enough activities for families. Those were many of the things learned by representatives from Moule and Polyzoides, a planning and architectural firm that will design a new plan for Uptown Whittier. Its representatives during the last several weeks have talked to merchants, residents and others who have an interest in the Uptown area, said Aseem Inam, project manager for Moule and Polyzoides. “There’s a perception about the lack of safety,” he said. “Some people mentioned being intimidated by youth in Uptown. It seems to be unsafe after work.” People also want more desirable stores, such as a book store or market, he said. “There is a desire to make Uptown more of a destination place where people would come for a few hours and spend time,” he said. But there are no public restrooms, he said. “That seems to be a big issue for retailers and customers, especially for those who want to spend a few hours or the whole day shopping, eating and going to a movie,” Inam said. Parking is another issue. “We heard many times that there’s not enough parking and it’s in the wrong place,” he said. The homeless also were discussed. “We were told there is great Quaker tradition of taking care of the needy and providing social services,” he said. “The flip side is some homeless drink and are belligerent. That discourages families from visiting the Uptown.” With Thursday’s meeting completed, the next public steps in this process will occur the week of June 5. Moule and Polyzoides will conduct public presentations from noon to 1 p.m. June 5-8 and then a review of progress from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the same nights, both at the Crystal Marquis, 13007 Philadelphia St, Whittier. “Every day they will have specific topics they will talk about,” Collier said. “One day they will talk about parking and transportation. Another day they will talk about form-based codes. It’s designed to provide education and then formulate a plan.” The group at 2 p.m. June 9 will present a conceptual plan that should be about 90 percent completed, Collier said. During the summer and fall, the company will complete the plan, prepare an environmental impact report and go through other state-mandated processes to prepare for a public hearing in either December or January, he said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

It adds up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s official. The San Fernando Valley counts at the federal level and will be broken out for the first time in the U.S. Census with data released next year. This is the fruition of a long struggle to get the Valley recognized as a distinct population center that has its individual needs, separate from the greater city of Los Angeles. And it’s due to the hard work of many people who struggled to make this section of the city count. This is the first step to getting counted. The next will take using the statistical information to help the area receive its fair share of federal, state, county and city funds.last_img read more

Python 380 alpha 1 is now available for testing

first_imgYesterday, the first alpha of Python 3.8.0 was announced in a Python blog post. The most important change in this version is the addition of Assignment Expressions. This is the first alpha, three more are yet to be released. Keep in mind that the features are raw and not meant for production use. Some changes in Python 3.8.0 alpha 1: Security changes When spawning child processes, the command line option -I to run Python in isolated mode is now copied by the multiprocessing and distutils modules as well OpenSSL is updated to OpenSSL 1.1.0i for Windows builds The thread safety of error handling is fixed in _ssl A small fix to prevent buffer overrun in os.symlink for Windows Changes in core and builtins PEP 572: This introduces a new way which assigns values to variables in an expression by using the NAME := expr notation Parenthesis are made optional for named expressions in a while statement. Python initialization is reorganized to get exceptions and sys.stderr early. A small memory leak is fixed in pymain_parse_cmdline_impl. For unbalanced parentheses in f-string, the syntax messages are better. End line and end column position information are added to the Python AST nodes During the Python initialization, the Python filesystem encoding is read faster Library changes Shared memory submodule is added to multiprocessing in order to avoid serialization between processes The KeyError exception when using enums and compile is now fixed help() on metaclasses is fixed The raise(signum) is now exposed as raise_signal Building enums by value are now faster These were a select few changes in Python 3.8.0 alpha 1. For a complete list of changes, you may go through the changelog. Read next Introducing RustPython, a Python 3 interpreter written in Rust EuroPython Society announces the ‘Guido van Rossum Core Developer Grant’ program to honor Python core developers pandas will drop support for Python 2 this month with pandas 0.24last_img read more

Annual EDGE conference kicks off with 2000 in attendance

center_img LAS VEGAS – Travel Leaders Network’s annual international conference is in full swing in Las Vegas, where more than 2,000 travel professionals from across Canada and the U.S. are participating in workshops and career development sessions.Taking place at Caesars Palace from June 12-16, the five-day EDGE (Educate, Discover, Gather, Evolve) conference features a long lineup of educational seminars, technology showcases and guest speakers. Of the 2,000 attendees, nearly 200 are TL Network Canada Members and suppliers, said Christine James, Vice President of TL Network Canada.“There will be many opportunities to meet with exceptional agents, a lot of learning and professional development into the next several days, along with some exciting entertainment and thought-provoking guest speakers,” she added. “2018 has been dubbed the Year of the Travel Agent and the vibrancy of the agency industry will be highlighted throughout this exceptional annual event.”New this year is a Luxury Forum, where agents who are luxury specialists have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with luxury suppliers. Also new is the Hotel Marketplace, a specialty trade show where agents can interact with hotel properties and learn about their latest offerings.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesMore than 200 workshops during the conference range marketing honeymoons and destinations weddings, selling active and adventure travel, and making money selling air travel, to targeted advertising strategies for social media, effective management and leadership, and organizing successful consumer events. The sol-out trade show will feature nearly 200 exhibitors spanning a wide array of companies from cruise lines, hotels and rental car companies to tourism boards and tour operators.This year’s guest speakers include keynote speaker Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, motivational guru Stuart L. Cohen, and sales, marketing and business author Mike Marchev.But it’s not going to be all work and no play; entertainment highlights include a special performance of ‘Beautiful: the Carole King Musical’, and an off-site event at the Park Theater, a three-level venue within the new MGM Park Resort.“Our annual conference is a unique opportunity for our agents to network with the most prestigious suppliers, tour operators and companies serving the travel industry as well as share best practices in one can’t miss event,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network, which has approximately 6,800 travel agency locations in North America. “EDGE is one of the many advantages of being a member of Travel Leaders Network and the participation we receive from supplier partners and others speaks volumes to the scale of business our travel agents generate and the vitality of the travel agency profession.” Annual EDGE conference kicks off with 2,000 in attendance << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Best of the Best UNIGLOBE honours top consultants in Western Canada

first_img Share Anja Chow, Diana Di Leta, Denise Jimenez Best of the Best: UNIGLOBE honours top consultants in Western Canada VANCOUVER — UNIGLOBE’s top travel consultants across Western Canada were recognized on June 14 as part of UNIGLOBE Western Canada Counsellor Excellence Day.Each year on this day, UNIGLOBE Western Canada celebrates its leading Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum-level travel consultants and marks the occasion with certificate presentations, a special video announcement and a range of agency events, like Champagne breakfasts.“Dedicated a day to recognize the hard work of our travel consultants is important to us at UNIGLOBE Western Canada. After all, it’s their enthusiasm and expertise that has driven us to become the leading provider of travel management services in Western Canada,” said Hank Oostveen, Vice President Supplier & Agency Relations, UNIGLOBE Travel Western Canada.To achieve Excellence recognition, consultants work their way through a series of point-based Bronze, Silver and Gold levels that are based on criteria like professionalism, dependability, productivity, profitability, training and educational advancement.Consultants who achieve Gold-level status for three years in a row are inducted into the Platinum Circle, the highest level of achievement for a travel consultant at UNIGLOBE Western Canada.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyThis year’s Platinum Circle inductees are:Elicia Jump, UNIGLOBE LGI Travel, Edmonton, ABMichelle Alvaro, UNIGLOBE LGI Travel, Edmonton, ABDiana Di Leta, UNIGLOBE Sunburst Travel, Prince George, BCLama Zaystoff, UNIGLOBE Specialty Travel, Vancouver, BCJoanne Pidwerbetsky, UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel, Saskatoon, SKStephanie Afseth, UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel, Saskatoon, SKAnnette Frey, UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel, Saskatoon, SKMichelle Shaw, UNIGLOBE LGI Travel, Regina, SK“It’s clear that we have an excellent team of industry-leading professionals at UNIGLOBE Western Canada and we are very excited about the future,” added Oostveen. “Together with our hardworking Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum counsellors, we are leading the way in the travel industry.”L to R: Jamie, Casie, Kyra, Correna Travelweek Group Deb, Annette, Stephanie Tags: Awards, UNIGLOBE Thursday, June 21, 2018 Posted by Annette, Counsellor of the Year << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more