DODGE CITY, Kan. – The United Rebel Sprint Series National Points Chase starts this weekend with the URSS Series visiting Dodge City Raceway Park for two nights of racing Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2 during the Boothill Showdown.The Showdown features the Rebels vs. the DCRP Sprints. Friday’s preliminary feature is a $500 to win, $125 to start payout with Saturday’s feature a $2,000 to win, $250 to start with non-transferring drivers guaranteed $100.Look for a stellar field of the Midwest’s best 305 Sprints Cars to make the trip to the 3/8’s mile oval to run for bragging rights. Luke Cranston is the current URSS Kansas Region point leader with Zach Blurton, Steven Richardson, Jed Werner and Jeff Radcliffe rounding out the top five.The weekend kicks off the 2016 URSS “Month of Money” with more than $100,000 in purse money up for grabs. Eight of the 13 races are for national points and are guaranteed to bring out the cream of the crop drivers in the Midwest Region.Cars from Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma will be attending this event. Races start at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets to the Boothill Showdown, featuring the Steve King Memorial are $25 with children 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30 each night.The Rebels then make their sixth appearance at WaKeeney Speedway on Sunday. The five races held there have produced as many different winners … Blurton, Richardson, Cranston, Jake Martens and Werner have all visited victory lane this season.Racing action starts Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Man Utd hero McGrath blasts Pogba: No graft in a United shirtby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul McGrath has called out Paul Pogba over his behaviour this season.McGrath wrote for the Irish Independent: “I don’t like having a straight-out go at a lad who is still actually a young footballer – but Paul Pogba now owes a debt to Manchester United.”He’s a world champion. And I’m sorry, but it is not as simple as saying that with France last summer he was surrounded by class acts with who it was easy to play – Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, N’Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi and Raphael Varane, etc.”It doesn’t matter who you are playing with. I saw Paul Pogba chasing back, heading balls out of his own penalty area, tackling, covering, grafting, when France were under real pressure protecting a 1-0 against Belgium in the World Cup semi-final.”That was nothing to do with the quality of his team-mates.”It was Pogba wanting to be the best player and team-mate he could be, to be a winner, not the player of the last two months at Manchester United.”Pogba is not alone in not producing his best. There are others.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Additionally, the Minister said the NHF has been instructed to expand its pharmacy outlets to further boost client service delivery. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the National Health Fund’s (NHF) Vital, Essential and Necessary (VEN) drug list is being revamped as part of cost saving measures. The Minister noted that the NHF currently has over 1,000 categories of drugs on its VEN list, equating to approximately 60 that treat each ailment for which clients source medication. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the National Health Fund’s (NHF) Vital, Essential and Necessary (VEN) drug list is being revamped as part of cost saving measures.He said the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will assist the agency, which falls under his portfolio, to develop a benchmark that guides the purchasing of the requisite quantity of medications to treat ailments.The Minister noted that the NHF currently has over 1,000 categories of drugs on its VEN list, equating to approximately 60 that treat each ailment for which clients source medication.Dr. Tufton said that with the benchmark, this number is expected to be reduced to between six and eight categories per ailment, pointing out that “we could save as much as 25 per cent on the cost of drugs.”Additionally, the Minister said the NHF has been instructed to expand its pharmacy outlets to further boost client service delivery.He was speaking at the NHF’s inaugural open day at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Friday, July 28.Meanwhile, Dr. Tufton announced that a national health insurance policy is to be introduced next year.He indicated that the NHF will play a pivotal role in the policy’s development, adding that details are expected to be unveiled by the 2018/19 fiscal year.The NHF’s open day was used to acknowledge top performing employees and showcase the agency’s achievements. Story Highlights
On February 19, actress and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson Freida Pinto joined Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris to host a D.J. Night at the newly reopened Teddy’s at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. The evening, in support of the global education campaign, 10×10, featured performances by some of today’s hottest D.J.’s, including Ms. Nix and D.J. AcE.Notable attendees included the evening’s host Freida Pinto, D.J. AcE and D.J. Ms. Nix, along with Vanity Fair Vice President and Publisher Edward Menicheschi and guests Will Smith, Dev Patel, Chloe Grace Moretz, Paul Haggis, Jessica Lowndes, Jason George, Alex Morgan, Debby Ryan, Zoe Lister Jones, and more.10×10 supports the education of girls around the world through film and advocacy. The fulcrum of 10×10′s campaign is the groundbreaking feature film, Girl Rising, which spotlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the life of a girl — and the world. Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins, the film tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries. It is written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses, including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Alicia Keys, Chloe Moretz, and Selena Gomez. Actress Freida Pinto, the night’s host and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson, also appears in the film.D.J. Night has always been one of the hippest parties of Vanity Fair’s Campaign Hollywood, now in its 14th year, and this year was no exception. Guests had the opportunity to enjoy touch-ups at on-site L’Oréal Paris makeup stations, take a photo in the L’Oréal Paris photo booth, and view the new 2013 Fiat 500 on display throughout the evening.Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris’s D.J. Night was part of Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood, the magazine’s annual week-long series of events and one-of-a-kind moments in support of charitable causes leading up to the Academy Awards.
TORONTO – Allegations of price fixing in the bread aisles of major grocers are “shocking” and “bizarre,” analysts said Wednesday as more companies came forward to reveal they are co-operating with an investigation by the country’s competition watchdog.Grocer Sobey’s Inc. confirmed Wednesday that the watchdog was present at its offices in connection with search warrants regarding pricing related to commercial bread dating back to 2001.“They arrived in our Stellarton and Ontario offices (Tuesday),” said spokeswoman Jacquelin Corrado in an email. “We are co-operating to support the investigation and have advised employees internally of the process underway.”The Competition Bureau said late Tuesday that the Ontario Superior Court in Ottawa granted search warrants “based on evidence that there are reasonable grounds to believe that certain individuals and companies have engaged in activities contrary to the Competition Act.”Spokeswoman Marie-France Faucher said the bureau was conducting the searches and gathering evidence to determine the facts, but that there has been no conclusion of wrongdoing at this time and no charges have been laid.Faucher added that she could not reveal more details, as the bureau is required to conduct investigations confidentially. The application and search warrants are also sealed.Canada’s Competition Act prohibits agreements that “prevent or unduly lessen competition or to unreasonably enhance the price of a product.”That could include agreements between competitors to fix prices, or to restrict production of a product by setting quotas or other means that would be considered cartel activities. Penalties for price fixing could include fines of up to $10 million, imprisonment to a maximum term of five years, or both.However, the bureau says price-fixing conspiracies are, by their nature, difficult to detect and prove.“Suspicions and evidence of identical prices are not enough to prove a criminal offence,” the bureau says on its website.The country’s other big grocers, Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Metro Inc. have said they are fully co-operating with the probe but would not comment on whether their offices were searched.George Weston Ltd. (TSX:WN), which owns a controlling stake in Loblaw as well as the Weston Foods bakery, has said it is co-operating with investigators, as have Canada Bread Co. Ltd., which is owned by Mexican company Grupo Bimbo, and Walmart Canada.Canada’s major retailers have many measures in place to guard against price fixing, a practice that prevents or weakens competition through agreements to set prices at artificial levels, said retail analyst Bruce Winder.“It seems a little bizarre, because all the grocers and all the big companies have fairly strong policies, compliance programs and training for employees not to do this,” said Winder, the co-founder and partner of Retail Advisors Network.John Williams, a partner at retail consulting company J.C. Williams Group, called the probe “shocking” given that Canada’s major retailers are governed by very well-defined codes of ethics.He also noted that the bread industry has been in “turmoil” as consumers look for healthier or artisan versions of the food staple, pushing producers to innovate with new varieties to stay competitive.“It now has almost become a fashion item… Huge aisles of white bread are slowly shrinking,” Williams said.Bread also remains a “high-profile item that grocery stores use to drive people in, much like milk,” said Winder.Meanwhile, the sector has faced intensifying competition, with the entry of discount retailers such as Walmart into the grocery space and Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods.“The margin pressure in groceries is astronomical… Competitors are looking for anything to try and get an edge,” Winder said.The Competition Bureau has been cracking down on pricing practices in Canada in recent years.In February, the watchdog moved to sue Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) over alleged deceptive pricing practices, an accusation the retailer denies.The bureau also conducted an investigation into e-book pricing, and reached a deal in 2014 with four major e-book publishers that forced them to drop their practice of stopping retailers from offering discounts on the digital reading material.
TORONTO, O.N. – Walmart Canada is buying more Tesla semi trucks as it aims to reduce its carbon footprint by having its entire fleet powered by alternative energy by 2028.The Canadian subsidiary of the U.S.-based retail giant says it will acquire 30 of the 18-wheeler semi-trucks on top of the 10 ordered last November.The additional rigs, which hold the promise of eventually being switched to autonomous operation, will help Walmart Canada meet its initial goal of electrifying 20 percent of its fleet by 2022. The first 20 Tesla Semis will be used out of Mississauga, Ontario.The remaining half will operate from Walmart’s distribution centre in Surrey, B.C., set to open 2022, which will be the company’s first fully electric fleet base in the world.Delivery dates for the vehicles over the next five years haven’t been finalized.“We are always looking for innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and lead the industry in the drive for sustainable change,” stated John Bayliss, senior vice-president, logistics and supply chain.Walmart will have one of Canada’s largest Tesla Semi fleets. Other companies that pre-ordered the $232,000 electric trucks include Toronto trucking firm Fortigo Freight and Loblaw Companies Ltd.Tesla says the semi-trucks will offer a better experience for truck drivers, increase safety and significantly reduce the cost of cargo transport. The company says the vehicles, with a range of about 800 kilometres, will consume less than two kilowatt-hours of energy per mile at highway speed, earning 50 percent more per mile than a regular truck.Walmart says it will be able to convert from diesel quicker because the travel distance per charge is in line with its current fleet that consists mainly of single-day round trips.Vehicle cameras will help detect objects and minimize blind spots, while other safety features include automatic emergency braking, automatic lane keeping and lane departure warning.Walmart Canada operates 410 stores in Canada, serving more than 1.2 million customers per day.
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 Our Brothers Grimm; CLICK HEREFriday, May 24th, 201910:30 am-Noon Coffee Critique; CLICK HERE 7:30 pm – Between the Sheets; CLICK HERESaturday, May 25th, 201910 am to 11:30 am there will be a Public Work Shop at the NPCC.Noon – 1 pm AGM; CLICK HERE4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Coffee Critique; CLICK HERE7:00 pm – Annapurna; CLICK HERE9:45 pm Awards CeremonySunday, May 25th, 2019 10:30 am-Noon Coffee Critique; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It’s that time of year for the Annual Spring Festival to watch live theatre performances by great local talent.What makes this festival special is the opportunity to listen to an adjudicator give a short public critique following each nightly performance and then meet with the cast & crew the following morning for an in-depth chat and “coffee critique”.Ticket holders will be able to observe these sessions. Cost for watching the shows are $10 per show or $25 for all three and can be purchased from npcc.bc.ca or the North Peace Cultural Centre Box Office
New Delhi: It was a different time and a different India. The year, 1989. Nine years after it was established, the BJP with 85 seats was now one of the largest parties in the house. The Left Front government in Bengal seemed invincible and its sway over the state was unquestionable. L.K. Advani, the former deputy Prime Minister, had taken charge of the party. I was on my way to Kolkata for the BJP’s national executive meeting in the Kalka Mail, along with former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. At the time, the BJP would book an entire railway coach and all senior leaders and correspondents would travel together. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers
New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday busted a gang of online fraud racket who has cheated people from pan India, after getting debit or credit card credentials and OTP from the victims. The investigators suspect that the accused had a large amount of bank customer data which is being probed. Police identified the accused as Pankaj (29), Rishabh Saxena (19), Sujit (22), Rakesh Kumar (35).Police said that on March 26, a person named Rocky received a bogus call from an official of a fake credit card division in Noida. The caller told him last four digits of his credit card and offered 20,000 reward points worth Rs. 10,000 to be redeemed on the same day. He further informed that the offer would expire by 04:00 PM. Immediately after that the caller sent three OTP over the registered mobile number of the victim and requested to share the OTPs. “As soon as he shared the OTPs, total three fraud transactions amounting to Rs. 60,000 were done from the bank credit card,” said police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad said that during the course of the investigation, details from a bank where the account and credit card of the complainant exists were obtained. “After analyzing the data the transactions were linked and found that the accused transferred the money into a virtual wallet and later the amount was cashed at a petrol pump,” said DCP North. Police said that initially one of the accused Rakesh was arrested. At his disclosure and instance, the chain was established and Sujit was arrested, who along with Vikas used to make calls to various customers. Police further revealed that Sujit disclosed the data were being provided to him by Rishabh, Pankaj, and Pawan. Rishabh and Pankaj were later arrested in the case. Meanwhile, Pawan, who earlier worked with backend Team of private bank credit cards, along with Vikas is absconding. A joint team of Cyber Cell and local Police comprising SI Devendra Chahar, I/C Cyber Cell North District, SI Jitender Joshi and SI Rajbir of PS Subzi Mandi under the close supervision of Inspector Sanjay Bharadwaj, SHO Subzi Mandi nabbed the criminals.
New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday addressed Delhiites in a rally at Vasant Kunj, launching scathing attacks at the opposition and coming out with praises for Narendra Modi in the same breath. The party supremo claimed that Modi had spent Rs 1 lakh crore on Delhi in the last five years and that whatever has been left wanting is only because of Delhi government’s constant need to put the BJP down.Picking on the all so familiar party lines of praising “development works” undertaken during Modi’s regime as Prime Minister, Shah said that the BJP government has worked for electrification, Delhi Jal Board, and the Poorvanchali population without asking for credit. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesHe said, “The BJP government under Modi has built 200 Chatt Ghats in Delhi for our Poorvanchali brothers and sisters.” Shah went on to say that works on several expressways, including the Delhi-Meerut Highway and Delhi-Mumbai highway, has only been possible because of the strong leadership that Modi provided. Making tall claims, Shah credited Modi for bringing women’s reservation in Delhi Police, spending Rs 11,800 crore on Delhi Metro works, and even spending Rs 200 crore for upgrading GTB Hospital. “What our government has done for Delhi in the last five years, the Congress could not achieve in 55 years,” Shah said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe saffron party’s head also lambasted AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for trying to ally with Congress in the Capital city. He said that Kejriwal had made serious allegations about corruption in the Sheila Dikshit government and then tried to ally with her party. “I want to ask Kejriwal how many cases he has pursued against Dikshit and members of her government,” Shah said. Moreover, Shah went to cite a report from an unnamed NGO, that claimed that AAP has managed to fulfill only three of their 70 promises made in 2015. Meanwhile, Rajnath Singh addressed another rally in Shastri Park, in an attempt to rally support for the BJP and Modi. He claimed that the Central government under Modi’s leadership has improved the economic condition of more than 7 crore families. In addition, the party candidates went about their schedule appealing for the masses to vote for them if they wanted Modi’s strong leadership to lead the nation.