first_imgBCS will be using My Race Pass pre-registration for this event, which is now available by visiting https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1151/registrations/2726.  VINTON, Iowa – Four IMCA divisions will be on the track, on the big screen and on pay per view when Benton County Speedway opens for the season this Sunday, May 24.  The main fairground gate will open at 2 p.m. for the Drive in Theater.  Restrooms and limited concessions will be available, but no beer sales, so bring your own cooler.  The pits will close and everyone must exit by one hour after the last race. Pit passes are $30 or $12 for youth ages 12 and under when accompanying a parent or guardian. Reserved stalls will be honored. Pits open at 1 p.m. with hot laps at 4:30 p.m. and racing to follow.  A maximum of 10 people will be allowed per vehicle. Cost will be $8 per person or $25 per vehicle and season pass holders will be individually honored.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and state, but no track points will be awarded. Modifieds race for $100 to start, Stocks and SportMods both $60 and Hobbies for $45.  No grandstand seating will be sold and a maximum of 10 people admitted with each car in the pit area. Security will be on the grounds to enforce social distancing. All social distancing guidelines must be followed. Face masks are optional.  IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 and a spot of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot at The Bullring while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both chase $400 top checks and the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature pays $300 to win.  Vehicles must be parked six feet apart and fans will be allowed to sit in lawn chairs in front of their vehicle while maintaining the same social distancing from other groups.  IMCA.TV broadcasts the event, which features the first All-Star ballot qualifier of the year in Iowa.  A portable Drive in Theater will be set up in front of the grandstand entrance in the grandstand parking area. The race program will be live shown live on a jumbo screen thanks to Shadoe Vogt at Cedar River Billboard and track officials will have an FM transmitter for fans to tune their car radio and hear the announcer. last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Ahead of their World Cup opener against South Africa on Wednesday, India were dealt a major injury scare when skipper Virat Kohli hurt his thumb during a training session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Kohli was practicing in the net when he hurt his right thumb. The injury looked serious in nature and physiotherapist Patrick Farhat had to rush to attend the star cricketer.The physio first used magic spray on the injured thumb and then applied a tap on it. Later, Kohli left the field with his thumb dipped in a glass full of ice. The extent of Kohli’s injury was still unclear as the Indian team management didn’t come out with any official statement.India, tipped as tournament favourites by experts, has been hit by injuries in the run up to the World Cup. While Kedar Jadhav is still nursing the shoulder injury he sustained during the Indian Premier League and missed India’s both warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh.Another key player, all-rounder Vijay Shankar also sustained injury and had to sit out of the warm-up game against New Zealand. Shankar injured his elbow during the training session. India will play South Africa in its opening mathc of the ICC cricket world cup 2019 on May 5, Wednesday.  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img(L-r) Assistant Registrar General Clifford Robinson and Registrar General, Prince Decker, The Assistant Registrar General for Copyright, Clifford Robinson, has been accused of attempting to forcefully take over as the acting director general of the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO). But Robinson has refuted the claim.“It’s a lie,” he told the Daily Observer.The agency’s director general, Atty. Roosevelt Gould and his two principal deputies, K. Rufus Moore and Fanta Barclay lost their jobs after the Executive Mansion issued a release relieving the heads of ministries and agencies, and ordering the human resource directors to run the affairs of such entities until new heads are appointed.The allegation against Robinson was corroborated by Ernest C. B. Bruce and K. Rufus Moore, board chairman and former deputy director general for industrial property, respectively. They said on Tuesday and Wednesday, Robinson took about six men with him to the office informing the staff that he was now the acting director general of the agency.They said he did not show any letter of appointment from the Joint Presidential Transitional Team (JPTT).“His attitude is deeply disturbing and has caused confusion among the staff. When I approached him about it, Robinson told me that he is not obligated to report to me and if I need clarity, I should call the president,” Bruce explained.But Robinson told the Daily Observer that the allegation against him is false and misleading and is intended to tarnish his reputation.“This is a CDC government, and no one should question the decision. These people are afraid that I’m qualified and may be appointed to the position by the government. I did not take anyone to the agency’s headquarters in an attempt to install myself as its new head. I have worked at the agency and know the line of succession,” said Robinson.However, Prince Decker, the registrar general of LIPO who, per agency leadership structure, is the acting director general, said Robinson attempted to impose himself as the agency’s head.“We have not received any communication from the Joint Presidential Transitional Team appointing him as the acting director general for the agency. Until then, he remains in his position as Assistant Registrar and Registrar General,” Decker said. “I’ve instructed the staff not to take instructions from him and the public not to do business with him.”Decker added that if Robinson is appointed as director general by the President, the staff will welcome him with open arms.“Mr. Robinson’s act is not only uncivilized, but also unspeakable; it’s disgusting. I am sick in my stomach to hear of such behavior in this modern day and age,” Decker added.Meanwhile, Fanta Barclay, director general for copyright, said she is shocked to hear that Robinson tried to impose himself as the head of the agency.“While I was at the office on Tuesday, I saw him entering the building with a few people. But I don’t know what happened at the end since I left earlier,” she said.LIPO is the agency that formulates policies on intellectual property rights and/or intellectual property regulations and grants applications for patents, including utility models, copyright/related rights, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications and layout-designs (topographies) of integrated circuits, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more