IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 24

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 777; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 650; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 604; 4. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 593; 5. Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif., 542; 6. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 538; 7. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 531; 8. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 524; 9. Glen Hibbard, Eu­less, Texas, 502; 10. Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, Texas, 482; 11. Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif., 475; 12. Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif., 473; 13. Kyle Wilson, Monterey, Calif., 468; 14. Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 466; 15. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 449; 16. Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif., 445; 17. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 433; 18. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 428; 19. Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas, 418; 20. Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif., 417. IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 353; 2. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 333; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 309; 4. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 293; 5. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 257; 6. Logan Scherb, Para­dise, Texas, 235; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 229; 8. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 227; 9. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 214; 10. Herbert R. Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 205; 11. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 175; 12. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 173; 13. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 169; 14. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 167; 15. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 160; 16. Justin Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 149; 17. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, and Shawn Mize, Crowley, Texas, both 138; 19. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 131; 20. D.J. Estes Jr., Mansfield, Texas, 126.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, and Michael Sheen, Lamesa, Texas, both 537; 3. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 517; 4. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 502; 5. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 489; 6. Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 464; 7. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 398; 8. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, and Jeff Bauser, Belton, Texas, both 395; 10. Cary White, Lamesa, Texas, 390; 11. Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas, 381; 12. Keith Cagle, Odonnell, Texas, 343; 13. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 332; 14. Adam Schwarz, Woodway, Texas, 324; 15. Mart Wampler, Snyder, Texas, 316; 16. Kyle Clough, Wallace, Neb., 311; 17. Michael Therwhanger, Seminole, Texas, 307; 18. Steven Orebaugh, Fort Worth, Texas, 303; 19. Dustin White, Lamesa, Texas, 298; 20. Hunter Russell, Midland, Texas, 292.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 529; 2. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 406; 3. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 387; 4. Jerrad Steele, Andrews, Texas, 377; 5. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 334; 6. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, and Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D., both 324; 8. Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M., 320; 9. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 314; 10. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 305; 11. Craig Ebers, Yuma, Ariz., 300; 12. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, and Lee Riley, Lubbock, Texas, both 297; 14. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 289; 15. Jonathan Beard, Waco, Texas, 284; 16. Daniel Van Haitsma, Boyd, Texas, 283; 17. Brian John­son, Yuma, Ariz., 255; 18. Jamie Herring, Killeen, Texas, 254; 19. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, 249; 20. Brandon Gaddis, Snyder, Texas, 238. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 615; 2. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 593; 3. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 459; 4. Wayne Dotson, Bakers­field, Calif., 412; 5. Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., 347; 6. Kyle Griffith, Taft, Calif., 342; 7. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 333; 8. Josh Wood, Yuma, Ariz., 330; 9. Timmy Reese, Yuma, Ariz., 329; 10. Robert Gallaher, San Jose, Calif., 314; 11. James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., 308; 12. Cody Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 307; 13. Al Sotomayor, Morgan Hill, Calif., 300; 14. Keith Smith, Imperial, Calif., 289; 15. Lee Jensen, Bakersfield, Calif., 269; 16. Schannon Mohamed, Brawley, Calif., 260; 17. Levi Kiefer, Bakers­field, Calif., 257; 18. Tina McGowan, Bakersfield, Calif., 255; 19. Sean Callens, Brawley, Calif., 253; 20. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 238. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 573; 2. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 546; 3. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 527; 4. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 512; 5. Allen Montgom­ery, Fort Worth, Texas, 503; 6. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 493; 7. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 436; 8. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 430; 9. Jarrett Roberts, Temple, Texas, 392; 10. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 380; 11. Kevin Green, Robinson, Texas, 360; 12. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 358; 13. Jeffrey Abbey, Coman­che, Texas, 350; 14. Jeff Reynolds, Joshua, Texas, and John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, both 340; 16. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 335; 17. Timothy Cum­mings, Joshua, Texas, 318; 18. Gene Burnett, Leander, Texas, 317; 19. James Holder, China Spring, Texas, 315; 20. Jay Coone, Burleson, Texas, 310. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Danny Jack Bag­gerly, Joshua, Texas, 249; 2. Willard Van Haitsma, Spring­town, Texas, 245; 3. Brant Bachman, Weatherford, Texas, 230; 4. James More­head, Joshua, Texas, 224; 5. Judy Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 213; 6. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 208; 7. Aubra Parker, Paradise, Texas, 206; 8. Michael Burnside, Mineral Wells, Texas, 199; 9. Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa, 198; 10. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 195; 11. Art Her­zog, Hays, Kan., 190; 12. Michael Smith, Stockton, Kan., 188; 13. James Lochabay, Azle, Texas, 184; 14. Megan Lappegard, Spencer, Iowa, 180; 15. Kirk Pfannenstiel, Hays, Kan., 177; 16. Rich­ard Tegethoff, Kirwin, Kan., 175; 17. Kiowa Higdon, Hays, Kan., 174; 18. Jacob Kofoot, Bode, Iowa, 171; 19. Madison Reed, Stockton, Kan., 169; 20. Stephen Covey, Midlothian, Texas, 164.West Coast Super Stocks – 1. Steve Nash, Pahrump, Nev., 133; 2. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Ca­lif., 115; 3. Lonnie Welch, Bakersfield, Calif., 110; 4. Brady Bell, Bakersfield, Calif., 108; 5. Tim Ran­dolph, Santa Maria, Calif., 107; 6. Billy Simkins, Bakers­field, Ca­lif., 101; 7. George Bradburry, Pahrump, Nev., 94; 8. Chad Weber, Santa Maria, Calif., 74; 9. Dustin Chastain, Tonopah, Nev., 68; 10. William A. Stevens, Bakersfield, Calif., 66; 11. Johnny Bedingfield, Bakers­field, Calif., 65; 12. Wayne Coffman, Bodfish, Calif., 62; 13. James C. Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 36; 14. Jim McCoy, Pahrump, Nev., and Dale Daffern, Las Vegas, Nev., both 33; 16. Jon Blackford, Nipomo, Calif., and Cory Little, Pahrump, Nev., both 32; 18. Justin Kramer, Pahrump, Nev., 31.last_img read more

Medical Matters: What is cervical cancer?

first_imgIn this weeks article, Dr Roarty from Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice looks at the topical issue of cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine. The cervix which is often referred to as the neck of the womb is located at the top of a woman’s vagina.There are two main types of cervical cancer and both are treated similarly. It is most common in young women between the ages of 25 and 45 though it can occur in younger and older women.Regular cervical screening where precancerous cells can be detected early has helped reduce the number of cases occurring annually.What kind of symptoms does it cause?Very often there are no symptoms at first. After a time you may experience bleeding in between normal periods, or bleeding after intercourse. Any bleeding in a woman who has gone through the menopause should be checked out by a doctor.Discomfort during intercourse or a malodourous vaginal discharge can also develop and should also be checked out.These symptoms can also be caused by other common conditions so it is worth seeing your doctor if they sound familiar.How is cervical cancer diagnosed?Your doctor will examine your cervix if you report symptoms suggestive of cervical cancer.If cervical cancer is suspected you will be referred to hospital for a more detailed examination and possible biopsy.It confirmed then further tests such as blood tests, CT, MRI and Ultrasound may be used to stage cancer and determine how much it has spread, if at all.This will determine what treatment is required and the likely prognosis.What causes cervical cancer?A tumour begins in one cell which has become damaged and abnormal and begins to multiply out of control.In the case of cervical cancer, the damage to the original cell is usually caused by a virus called human papillomavirus or HPV.Usually, the abnormal or damaged cells are present for years before one of them starts to develop into a cancerous tumour.Other factors that are associated with cervical cancer include smoking and a poor immune system (eg if HIV positive or on immunosuppressant medication).Cervical cancer treatmentAs with many forms of cancer treatment, it may involve surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or a combination of all of these.Which options used will be determined by factors such as the stage of the cancer, your overall health, and whether or not you plan to have children.Your treating consultant will discuss the likely treatment options for your case, the expected success rate, side effects and other important information that you will need to know to help you make an informed decision.Surgery may involve removing the neck of the womb or the entire womb or even adjacent structures if the cancer has spread.Radiotherapy is a type of treatment where high energy beams of radiation are directed at the cancerous tissue to kill the cancerous cells.Chemotherapy involves treatment with medicines which kill cancerous cells or stop them multiplying.What’s the prognosis?As with many cancers, the earlier and therefore more confined the cancer is when detected, the better.If it is confined to the neck of the womb, then treatment is likely to be successful in 90% of cases.The younger you are at diagnosis, the more likely a good prognosis will result.There are new treatments on the horizon and your specialist will give more exact information in your case.HPV and cervical cancerThere are a lot of types of HPV but two types ( 16 and 18) are involved in most cases of cervical cancer.They are usually passed on during sexual intercourse but they do not usually cause any symptoms, so you may not know that you have become infected.In some women these two strains of viruses affect cells at the neck of the womb causing them to become abnormal and later (usually years later) they may become cancerous.It is worth noting that in 90% of women, the body can clear HPV infection and therefore most women who have been infected with HPV will not develop cancer.What is this Cervical Cancer Vaccine?The HPV vaccine is given to girls (and soon to boys) usually in the first year of secondary school. It has been given to millions of children worldwide and is very safe and effective at stopping cervical cancer developing in later life.What about cervical screening?Cervical screening, better known as a smear test looks for abnormal cells before they become cancerous and thus has helped drastically reduce cases of cervical cancer.Cervical cancer is one of the few cancers where treatment can begin before cancer develops.The above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns please contact your doctor.Dr Ciarán Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasound is a full-time GP at Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny, Tel 0749164111.Scallys.ieMedical Matters: What is cervical cancer? was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Natural fibre takes off

first_imgThe Airbus A380 touches down at OR Tambo International Airport in November 2006. The A380 is the world’s biggest passenger aircraft. (Image: Airbus) The aeronautical use of crops such as kenaf, a member of the hibiscus family, will be explored by Airbus and the CSIR.Janine ErasmusThe South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and international aircraft manufacturer Airbus have entered into a partnership to develop new natural fibre-based composite materials for use in aircraft interiors.The project started in October 2007 and will extend over three years, taking place in two phases of 18 months each. The initiative is under the guidance of a consortium comprising Airbus, the Pretoria-based CSIR, the science faculty at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in the Eastern Cape, and the Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics at Cape Town University.Airbus is also consulting with the CSIR on research in the field of computational fluid dynamics, it was announced earlier in 2008. The CSIR is now an accepted member of Airbus’s global research and technology network, and aeronautical engineers from the CSIR are to help develop specialised mathematical software to aid in the design of cleaner, smarter, next-generation aircraft.South Africa is poised to become a major global player in this specialised and highly competitive field. “Computational mechanics is an extremely exciting field where the sky is no longer the limit, but the next frontier,” said CSIR principal computational aerodynamics researcher Dr Arnaud Malan. “To us, this contract says that the CSIR and South Africa are viewed as holding expertise and technology on par with the best and brightest in the world.”International partnershipSouth Africa’s national Department of Science and Technology has a memorandum of understanding with Airbus in research and technology and has a number of projects under way with the France-based aircraft manufacturer, including the project on computational fluid dynamics.The department awarded the composite materials project to the CSIR, which already has expertise in the use of natural fibres in the automotive sector, under its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy programme.The project will focus on the aeronautical use of natural fibres in composite materials, which are engineered materials made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties. The constituent materials do not blend or dissolve into each other and are therefore easily identifiable within the composite.The use of natural fibre in composite materials instead of glass fibre offers a number of advantages, among them a weight-saving benefit, lower raw material price because of its natural origin, and no adverse effect on the environment. The most commonly used natural fibres in composite materials are flax, hemp, jute, kenaf and sisal.Hemp, jute, flax and sisal fibres are already used in the automotive industry, which is under pressure to develop environmentally friendly cars, as a substitute for glass fibre in interior plastic components. These may be polypropylene, polyester or polyamide, with the incorporation of natural fibres. None of these components is load-bearing – as would be the case for components manufactured for aircraft, such as ceiling and sidewall panels.CSIR chief researcher on the project, Dr Rajesh Anandjiwala, says natural fibre composites may provide answers to some key challenges faced by the automotive and aerospace industries. Anandjiwala and three senior colleagues are currently conducting research into natural fibres at the CSIR’s Materials Science and Manufacturing Centre in Port Elizabeth. This facility, says the organisation, is one of the top four in the world.Opportunities for farmersIncreased demand for natural materials such as sisal and kenaf, a member of the hibiscus family, is good news for South African farmers, especially in the Eastern Cape where such crops are produced extensively.“These crops are attractive to us because they are low-density, biodegradable, recyclable, carbon-dioxide neutral, non-abrasive, low-cost and widely available, although they also have some properties that restrict their application in aircraft,” said Airbus’s senior vice-president for research and technology Axel Krein.“One of our primary objectives is to support the continual drive to address the parallel challenges of reducing aircraft weight, improving fuel efficiency and minimising our products’ impact on climate change,” added Krein. “This includes our aim of developing a fully recyclable aircraft cabin interior. In our quest, we are searching for suitable cabin materials which will help us meet these challenges head-on.”Anandjiwala said the CSIR hopes that its scientific research will ultimately lead to the increased industrial use of natural fibres, which will provide vital socio-economic benefits for the Eastern Cape’s large subsistence farming community as well as for commercial agriculture.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ..Useful linksCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchAirbusAdvanced Manufacturing Technology StrategyNelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityCentre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics at Cape Town Universitylast_img read more

D’Angelo Russell delivers in OT to lift Nets past Cavaliers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Pascal Siakam scores career-best 44 as Raptors beat Wizards ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Harris scored 25 points and Carroll had 18 as the Nets improved to 30-29 — above .500 at the All-Star break for the first time since 2012-13.The teams were playing their final game before the break, likely a good thing after going 63 minutes in a contest that saw 23 lead changes.Clarkson, playing a career-high 47 minutes, was 16 of 34 from the field and made 7 of 17 3-point attempts.“We tried to leave everything on the floor trying to get a win knowing we’ve got these days off,” he said. “We didn’t expect to go to three overtimes. But I’m in shape. I’ll go all day.”Collin Sexton had 24 points and Marquese Chriss added 23 for Cleveland.Russell made two free throws with 16 seconds remaining to break a 116-all tie in the first overtime, but Sexton drove the lane and scored to tie the game with 2.8 seconds left.Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sat out to get additional rest following foot surgery. Brooklyn dressed nine players because of several injuries.Chriss, Larry Nance Jr, David Nwaba and Ante Zizic fouled out for Cleveland, which played its first overtime game of the season.The Cavaliers (12-46) were trying to win consecutive games for the third time this season. Cleveland has the third-worst record in the league.TIP-INS MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Nets: Host Portland on Thursday, Feb. 21.Cavaliers: Host Phoenix on Thursday, Feb. 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Russell’s big finish wouldn’t have been possible if Carroll hadn’t shocked everyone with his buzzer-beating shot.The fact the play wasn’t even designed for Carroll made the result even more improbable.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It was for Joe (Harris) or Allen (Crabbe),” he said. “It was a broken play. I saw an opening and I took it.”Cleveland seemed to have sealed the win when Jordan Clarkson, who scored a career-high 42 points, made a go-ahead jumper in the final minute to put the Cavaliers ahead and added two free throws for a 128-125 lead.center_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Brooklyn called timeout and Carroll was double-teamed in the corner after taking the inbounds pass. He took a couple of dribbles to his left and put up the shot. Carroll fell to the floor and was mobbed by his teammates, who stormed off the bench.Russell, who is headed to play in his first All-Star game, had two points in the first half and scored Brooklyn’s first 11 points in third overtime, including two 3-pointers.Russell’s teammates pulled him aside at halftime with a clear message.“They kept pushing me,” he said. “They weren’t letting me get down. I made sure I got the ball.”Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said: “He was really strong in the second half and all the overtimes, but that’s the sign of an All-Star.”ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell (1) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — DeMarre Carroll saved the day for the Brooklyn Nets, and D’Angelo Russell took advantage of the extra opportunity.Russell scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime after Carroll’s desperation 3-pointer in the second OT tied the game, and the Nets outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers 148-139 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Nets: G Spencer Dinwiddle (torn ligaments in right thumb) F Treveon Graham (personal reasons), F Rodions Kurucs (sprained left elbow), F Jared Dudley (strained left hamstring) and G Dzanan Musa (G-League assignment) are out.Cavaliers: F Cedi Osman and C Ante Zizic returned to the starting lineup. Osman (sprained right ankle) missed four games and Zizic (sore lower back) didn’t play Monday. … F Tristan Thompson (sore left foot) is expected to return sometime after the break. He has missed the last 13 games.LOOKING AHEADLove plans to increase his playing time following the All-Star break. The Cavaliers resume play against Phoenix on Feb. 21.“I don’t know minutes-wise what it’s going to be like, but a good progression after that because I will be fully prepared to go,” Love said.“He’s in a really good place right now both physically and mentally,” Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said.STREAK SNAPPERThe Nets, who had lost two straight and five of six, are sixth in the Eastern Conference.“That was one of those weird games before the break,” Atkinson said. “It would have been tough with a loss, but this really keeps our morale up.”UP NEXT View commentslast_img read more