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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The manufacturer of the “Official steering box of IMCA” is new this season to the national decal program for IMCA Modifieds.Sweet Manufacturing of Kalamazoo, Mich., will award steering boxes to champions in each of the five regions for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds. Second through fifth place finishers in each region receive $50 gift certificates. Both the national Late Model champion and IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Late Model champions receive a Sweet-made steering rack.Drivers in both the Modified and Late Model divisions must display two Sweet Manufacturing decals on their race car to be eligible for those awards, which will be presented at the national banquet or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Another 10 steering boxes will be given to Modified competitors at Super Nationals and at the Duel In The Desert.Super Nationals recipients include the main event winner and front row starters, a longest tow qualifier, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions winners, best appearing car winner and the top non-qualifier in points. The winner of the Duel In the Desert main event also leaves Las Vegas with a steering box. Sweet Manufacturing is in its sixth season as an IMCA marketing partner. Information about steering boxes and other Sweet products is available by calling 800 441-8619 and at the www.sweetmfg.biz website. “The Sweet program has grown each of the past few seasons and we’re excited to have our brands linked in another very visible way this season,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “They give away thousands of dollars in product and I am grateful for their generosity.”
Former L.V. Rogers Bomber Eric D’Andrea is off with the Vancouver Island University Mariners to the CCAA National Men’s Basketball Championship held this week at Holland University in Prince Edward Island. D’Andrea, in his fifth season with the Mariners, helped the Nanaimo-based squad capture the PACWEST crown for the third straight season with a 94-77 victory over the Capilano Blues recently in the conference championship game.VIU meets George Brown of Toronto in the opening game of the tournament Thursday at 9 a.m. PDT.The Mariners shot 49 percent from the field in the victory and were led by tournament MVP Usama Zaid. Zaid collected a game high 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Bryson Cox was equally impressive scoring 19 points, had nine rebounds and seven assists and was named the player of the game. D’Andrea, attending VIU on a Bacherlor of Arts degree, came off the bench to finish with five points in 13-plus minutes of playing time while shooting 2-4 from the field.D’Andrea averaged 7.1 points per game during the season during 22.6 minutes per game.VIU won the regular season PACWEST title with a 16-2 record.D’Andrea was coached by Ross Naka at LVR during his high school career before heading off to attend Thompson Rivers University.The 6’6” forward later transferred to Vancouver Island University and was part of the CCAA National Champion squad in 2013 and PACWEST silver medalist squad in 2014.George Brown is a wild-card entry into the tournament after losing to Sheridan College in the Ontario College Athletic Association Championship.
COMEBACKING SUNDAY RULES HEADS SUNDAY’S $100,000 SPRING FEVER HANDICAP FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES AT SIX FURLONGS
STATE-BRED FEATURE TO HIGHLIGHT 10-RACE CARD ON SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA SMOOVE IT: Trained by Doug O’Neill, she was second, beaten 3 ¼ lengths in the 6 ½ furlong Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf here on Jan. 28, which marked her first start after being away since late May of last year. Winless in five tries on dirt, this 6-year-old Square Eddie mare is 27-5-6-4 overall with earnings of $371,265. Cuddle Alert–Agapito Delgadillo–119Smoove It–Mario Gutierrez–124Late ‘n Left–Edwin Maldonado–118Kiss At Midnight–Flavien Prat–120Sunday Rules–Tyler Baze–126Allsquare–Santiago Gonzalez–120First post time for a 10-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santanita.com. THE SPRING FEVER HANDICAP WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 10 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT SUNDAY RULES: Trained by Phil D’Amato, this lightly raced 6-year-old mare by Tribal Rule defeated state-bred males three starts back going six furlongs in the California Cup Sprint here on Jan. 30, 2016 and she’s won eight of her 11 starts, including three out of four, at the Spring Fever distance. Fourth as the 1-5 favorite in this race on July 4, Sunday Rules would appear to be the quickest of the quick as she breaks from post five with top weight of 126 pounds. She has earnings of $541,840. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2017)–Idle since July 4, Nick Alexander’s highly accomplished homebred Sunday Rules looms large among a field of six older fillies and mares bred or sired in California in Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap, to be contested at six furlongs over Santa Anita’s main track. Sunday Rules will be facing several sharp distaffers, including Reddam Racing’s homebred Smoove It, who hopes to transfer her recent turf form to dirt.
Organizer Kim Large says that while a zombie walk is fun to attend and watch, it’s also held with a cause in mind. “It typically is to raise funds for a charity,” she explains. “Most of them it’s a food bank, because it’s kind of funny to have zombies getting food for the food bank. So basically it’s to raise non-perishables for your local food bank, and just to have fun!” Non-perishable food donations will be collected when the walk begins at 4 p.m. in Centennial Park, as well as through a drop box in front of Dollarama in the Totem Mall. Food items will also be accepted as admission for the two zombie movies that will be shown after the walk at Aurora Cinema around 5 p.m. ParaNorman will be playing for the kids, while the remake of The Evil Dead is the Rated R option. Large expects there to be plenty of little zombies running around, as in the past more than half of participants have been families. – Advertisement -“People that are really, really into this genre… there are a lot of people that are into zombies and horror, and then there’s people that are really necessarily into it at all,” she says. “They just thought it was something kind of cool to do. The parents come with the kids and it’s really cool.” Leaving from Centennial Park, the risen will make their way to the Totem Mall. Spectators are welcomed with open arms, but the safety of brains is not guaranteed.Advertisement
An entire apartment complex in Donegal is to go under the hammer for just €190,000 next month.Burnside apartments in Letterkenny.The apartment complex in Letterkenny consists of seven different two bedroom units at Burnside Park at Lower Main Street.The apartments have an average asking price of just €27,000 each but must be sold as a collective. The block is just one of seventeen properties across Donegal which will come up for auction at the All Sop Auction in Dublin on July 8th next.The other properties include a variety of houses from Killybegs to Carndonagh.Another apartment at Riverside View in Letterkenny has a reserved tag of just €20,000.A large house which is semi-completed in Burnfoot has a reserve of €50K while an old schoolhouse in Ballysahnnon has a reserve of €50K. There are also a number of parcels of land for sale in Donegal in the commercial section of the auction.One includes a parcel of land at the rear of the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny which ha a reserve of between €170K and €190K.ENTIRE DONEGAL APARTMENT BLOCK TO GO UNDER HAMMER FOR JUST €190K was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:All Sopapartment blockauctiondonegalfor saleletterkenny
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Exactly what is required in maintaining a valid Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship as described in the Veterinary Feed Directive?A veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) is defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association as the basis for interaction among veterinarians, their clients, and their patients and is critical to the health of your animal. A VCPR means that all of the following are required.1. The veterinarian has assumed the responsibility for making clinical judgments regarding the health of the patient and the client has agreed to follow the veterinarians’ instructions.2. The veterinarian has sufficient knowledge of the patient to initiate at least a general or preliminary diagnosis of the medical condition of the patient. This means that the veterinarian is personally acquainted with the keeping and care of the patient by virtue of a timely examination of the patient by the veterinarian, or medically appropriate and timely visits by the veterinarian to the operation where the patient is managed.3. The veterinarian is readily available for follow-up evaluation or has arranged for the following: veterinary emergency coverage, and continuing care and treatment.4. The veterinarian provides oversight of treatment, compliance, and outcome.5. Patient records are maintained.The practical explanation is that it is a formal relationship that you have with a veterinarian who serves as your primary contact for all veterinary services and is familiar with you, your livestock/animals, and your farm operation. This veterinarian is referred to as your Veterinarian of Record (VoR), and both the VoR and the client should sign a form to document this relationship. You can download a VCPR template developed by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Drug Use Task Force at: https://vet.osu.edu/extension/general-food-fiber-animal-resources.This can be thought of as similar to having a primary “family doctor” where that individual is the one whom you consult with regarding prescription needs, changes in health status, or specialized services. Because the VoR somewhat regularly provides veterinary services to you, they may be able to approve prescriptions and provide consultation over the telephone. Having an established VCPR is important to help protect consumers and avoid residues in meat and milk. This becomes even more crucial to a farm operation with the changes regarding the purchase of antibiotics and the Veterinary Feed Directive.
Two former Big 12 rivals will square off in the Sweet 16 Thursday evening with an Elite Eight berth on the line. In case you missed it, the No. 3 seed Texas A&M Aggies, now of the Southeastern Conference, are in this game thanks to the largest comeback in the history of college basketball. Senior guards Alex Caruso (25 points, nine rebounds) and Danuel House (22 points, eight rebounds) spearheaded A&M’s improbable rally.Second-seeded Oklahoma, meanwhile, survived against No. 10 seed TCU, 85-81. Senior guard Buddy Hield was lights-out as usual, pouring in 36 points.The winner of this matchup will face either fourth-seeded Duke or top-seeded Oregon for the right to go to the Final Four. Date: Thursday, March 24Time: 7:37 p.m.TV Channel: TBSLocation: Anaheim, CaliforniaAnnouncers: Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForceOpening Betting Line: Oklahoma – 2Prediction: On paper, this game projects to be an outstanding one. Both sides have veteran stars and dynamic backcourts. The Sooners have the best player (Hield), while the Aggies probably have a slight advantage in size and bench scoring. An A&M win would put the program in the Elite Eight for the first time in program history, while an OU victory would clinch the Sooners’ first Elite Eight since 2009.We’re going to ride with Buddy Hield to keep Oklahoma’s season going with another huge performance.
VANCOUVER – The 2017 wildfire season in British Columbia set records as the most destructive in the province’s recorded history. Here is a look at the season by the numbers:12,164 square kilometres: Area burned, equivalent to more than a third of Vancouver Island. The worst level of destruction since 1958 when 8,560 square kilometres burned.$562.7 million: Estimated cost of fire suppression. The previous record was $382 million in 2009.45,000: Approximate number of people displaced at the peak of the fires.65,000: Total number of people displaced over the entire wildfire season. The previous record was in 2003 when about 45,000 people were forced from their homes.70 days: Duration of the state of emergency that was declared on July 7. The last time wildfires prompted the province to announce a state of emergency was in 2003, which lasted 43 days.1,351: Total number of wildfires.176: Number of fires that started over a single 48-hour period on July 7 and 8.4,700: Approximate number of personnel deployed at the height of the wildfires, including firefighters and support staff. The tally encompasses the more than 1,200 personnel from outside the province or Canada and the more than 2,000 contractors who helped out.300: Approximate number of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who assisted.236: Aircraft deployed, including planes and helicopters.Zero: People who died in the fires.Source: BC Wildfire Service
OTTAWA – American and Mexican trade negotiators are discovering one more disadvantage to the breakneck pace being set for renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.Unable to block book a large number of rooms in one centrally located hotel on short notice, the Canadian government, which is hosting the third round of NAFTA talks, has housed the visiting negotiators in a variety of hotels around the national capital and even across the river in Gatineau, Que.It used yellow school buses to transport them Saturday from their hotels to the venue for the talks.And it served them boxed lunches.The negotiations, which continue until Wednesday, are the first to be held in Canada.In each of the first two rounds, held in Washington and Mexico City respectively, the visiting countries’ negotiating teams were put up in the same hotel at which the talks took place.That allowed them easy access to each other and to restaurants and bars within the same facility.In Canada, the negotiations are being held in Ottawa’s former city hall, which is now part of Global Affairs Canada’s turf.While the building is in a scenic location on Sussex Drive at the junction of the Ottawa and Rideau rivers, there are no hotels in the immediate vicinity.Nor does the building have a restaurant or other amenities to cater to the negotiators. And there are none nearby. It does have a small cafeteria but it’s closed on the weekend.Canadian officials say it was a scramble to get a conference site and hotel rooms for all the members of each country’s delegation after the dates for the third round were confirmed just two weeks ago.There are some 200 people in the U.S. delegation and 160 in Mexico’s. This being their home turf, Canada’s delegation numbers almost 300 this time, but they at least are able to sleep in their own beds.Whereas there are typically months between rounds in most trade negotiations, the NAFTA rounds are being held roughly two weeks apart in a bid to reach a deal by the end of the year — a deadline many trade experts believe it will be impossible to meet.In what may be a subtle reminder to the Americans that Canada has other trade options should President Donald Trump follow through on his threat to rip up NAFTA, a large banner is hanging in the corridor through which the negotiators must walk.It trumpets the success of the Canada-European Union free trade agreement, which went into effect last week, and is covered with celebratory messages from Canadian trade officials who were involved in those protracted talks.“At last!” reads one message, signed by Steve Verheul — who just happens to be Canada’s chief NAFTA negotiator.While the venue in Ottawa might be inconvenient, it’s no doubt more pleasant than the chaos the Mexican team left behind in Mexico City, which was hit by a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, and another 6.1-magnitude temblor on Saturday.“It’s been a traumatic experience for the country but we haven’t had any impact in terms of the negotiation,” Kenneth Smith Ramos, Mexico’s chief negotiator, said Saturday.“Fortunately, all of the negotiating teams and their families are OK.”
CALGARY – Trinidad Drilling Ltd. says it has struck a deal to sell its three drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia for about $114 million instead of moving them to the United States as it announced earlier this year.The Calgary-based drilling company says it will realize about $69 million from the sale of the rigs, with the rest payable to a partner.Trinidad says it will upgrade three wholly-owned rigs already in the United States for about $16 million to meet customer demand in Texas, in lieu of the Saudi-bound rigs.Trinidad had wanted to move the rigs to the U.S. to take advantage of high demand there but CEO Brent Conway says selling is a better option because the funds can be used for its capital program or to repay debt.The company is in the midst of a review of strategic options to create additional value for shareholders.