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Baghera/Wines Presents Its Upcoming Auction: “Burgundy Fields Forever”

first_imgFacebook Home Industry News Releases Baghera/Wines Presents Its Upcoming Auction: “Burgundy Fields Forever”Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessBaghera/Wines Presents Its Upcoming Auction: “Burgundy Fields Forever”By Press Release – May 6, 2021 79 0 ReddIt Share AdvertisementAn ode to Burgundy, notably including Henri Jayer’s eldest daughter’s Private Collection Lot 141: Domaine Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée “Cros Parantoux” 1er Cru, vertical of 10 bottles from 1982 to 2001Estimates: CHF 130,000 – 260,000Geneva, May 6th, 2021 – Just three years after the historic “Henri Jayer, the Heritage” sale on June 17th 2018, catapulting it to European wine auction leader with a total of CHF 34.5 million, Baghera/wines is offering a new event-sale underpinned by the memory of Henri Jayer. A veritable ode to Burgundy, the next Baghera/wines sale, BURGUNDY FIELDS FOREVER, will be held in Geneva on Sunday June 20th 2021. Three remarkable collections will be brought together on this occasion: one the work of a Swiss collector; the second comprising great Burgundy vintages from the private collection of a renowned Côte d’Or estate; and the third presenting the legendary wines offered by the illustrious winemaker Henri Jayer to his eldest daughter, Lydie Jayer. Once again celebrating the beautiful Burgundy wine region, this Baghera/wines sale proposes a journey in three acts through the heart of the Burgundy Climats.“This is a wonderful anniversary for us to celebrate, a reminder that just three years ago we held the world’s most important wine auction. Today, with bottles from the personal cellar of Henri Jayer’s eldest daughter, Lydie Jayer, we are once again shining the spotlight on the know-how and mastery, as well as the incredible talent of both the long-established and new winegrowers of Burgundy. The ‘Burgundy Fields Forever’ sale is an ode to Burgundy and its artisans. This exceptional region gives rise to rare nectars and the trust demonstrated by its winegrowers enables us to make these vintages available to wine lovers and collectors around the world”, said Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier, founders of Baghera/wines and auctioneers.Act one:Skillfully put together by a seasoned collector, the first collection, coming directly from Switzerland, is composed of impressive verticals spread over several large estates. This passionate Swiss has mainly been captivated by the Côte de Nuits vineyards and has determinedly built up his collection in line with his personal – unquestionably impeccable – tastes. The collection demonstrates an admirable knowledge of Burgundian Climats, and has also been preserved with care and rigorous discipline, resulting in a perfect state of conservation – a crucial factor for Baghera/wines.Lots: Lot 3: Domaine Jean-Yves Bizot, Echézeaux 2006, 6 magnums — CHF 12,000 – 24,000Lot 25:  Domaine René Engel, Clos-Vougeot, 5-magnum vertical from 1996 to 2003 — CHF 9,000 – 18,000Lot 39: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, 6-bottle vertical from 2005 to 2011— CHF 18,000 – 36,000Act two:The second collection, from the private cellar of a great Burgundy wine estate, presents great Côte de Nuits vintages regarded as “mature”, most of which are considered unobtainable. This is a cellar in the traditional sense of the term that has both cherished and preserved these gems from the effects of time. In the purest tradition of winemakers’ discoveries, these bottles have been handed down from generation to generation, with all the usual recommendations and all the winemakers’ know-how, whether it is a question of conservation, storage and very necessary, tasting.Lots: Lot 61:  Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1961, 2 bottles — CHF 19,000 – 38,000Lot 68: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche 1959, 6 bottles — CHF 22,000 – 44,000Lot 72: Domaine Armand Rousseau, Chambertin 1959, 1 jeroboam (300cl) — CHF 40,000 – 80,000Act three: HENRI JAYER’S ELDEST DAUGHTER’S PRIVATE COLLECTIONJune 17th,2018 – Baghera/wines made wine auction history with its “Henri Jayer, the Heritage “, totaling more than CHF 34.5 million and making it the largest wine auction in absolute terms to this day.Baghera/wines is keeping it in the family with this latest collection in the Burgundy Fields Forever by Baghera/wines sale on June 20th 2021. Curated by the eldest daughter of illustrious winemaker Henri Jayer, this collection is the work of the maestro himself, who carefully selected these nectars for his daughter and grandson. This journey through the vintages chosen by this virtuoso, his consummate expertise with regards to terroirs as prestigious as Richebourg or Echézeaux leading to the creation of the fabled Cros-Parantoux, are all evident in these bottles which demonstrate his incredible flair and legendary mastery of Pinot. Drawing upon his unique skills and sure instincts, Henri Jayer chose these bottles himself. All are from his own production and carry within them the seeds of perfection.Like the bottles offered at Baghera’s “Henri Jayer, the Heritage ” and despite being from Lydie Jayer’s private cellar, all bottles in this collection have received the same treatment, meaning they were capped and labelled in 2018.Lots: Lot 141: Domaine Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Cros Parantoux“ , an 10-bottle vertical from 1982 to 2001 — CHF 130,000 – 260,000Lot 154: Domaine Henri Jayer, Echézeaux, an 11-bottle vertical from 1970 to 1999 —CHF 65,000 – 130,000Lot 157: Domaine Henri Jayer, Richebourg 1978, 1 magnum —CHF 80,000 – 160,000Key data on the “Burgundy Fields Forever” sale by Baghera/wines:Sale: Burgundy Fields Forever Place: Geneva – SWITZERLAND | Beau-Rivage, GenevaDate: Sunday June 20th 2021Number of lots: 170 Including 195 bottles and 36 magnums from 1959 to 2001 produced by Henri Jayer (Lydie Jayer private collection).Online catalogue: May 6th 2021Print catalogue of the sale: on request, May 2021ABOUT BAGHERA/WINES, EXPERTS IN EXCEPTIONAL WINESEuropean leader in rare wine auctions based in Geneva, Baghera/wines offers a new approach to sales of exceptional vintages by placing conviviality and sharing at the heart of their events. For the past five years, passionate experts Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier have developed a bureau dedicated exclusively to rare wines, and which guides collectors in all aspects of enhancing the value of a collection. In 2018-19, the historic sale of Henri Jayer’s personal cellar, to date the world’s most important wine auction ever (CHF 34.5M), followed by an unprecedented sale exclusively dedicated to the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and then by the final bottles from Domaine René Engel, propelled Baghera/wines to the position of European leader in wine auctions. The experienced team working with Baghera/wines’ experts offers excellent tailor-made professional advice to international collectors passionate about rare fine wines including the organisation of master classes, as well as careful selection of wines for private tastings, dinners and events combining music and wine. In September 2020, Baghera/wines officially inaugurated its new Geneva establishment, incorporating a private club and boutique dedicated to fine wines, within the Beau-Rivage hotel, Geneva.Advertisement Twitter Linkedin TAGSBaghera/wines Previous articleNielsenIQ Launches Retail Analytics for Small CPG Brands Next articleFlorida Wine Academy Celebrates Five Years of Wine Education with Exciting Announcements Press Release Pinterest Emaillast_img read more

Docomo plans 5G ‘trial sites’ for consumers from May

first_img Japan’s largest mobile operator NTT Docomo plans to set up 5G testing environments in two districts in Tokyo from next May to allow customers to try out emerging new services and applications that 5G networks will support.The operator said it will create 5G ‘trial sites’ at Odaiba waterfront and in Tokyo Skytree Town using Ericsson’s 5G radio network gear and Intel’s 5G technology.Docomo plans to use the 28GHz frequency band, one of the candidate bands the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is considering designating for commercial 5G networks in Japan.The operator plans to launch commercial 5G services in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Last year Mobile World Live reported on how its efforts will be split into two phases – tagged 5G and 5G+. It said last month it will expand its 5G trials next year and is confident that average data rates of 1Gb/s will be available by 2020, rising to 4 Gb/s with the future launch of its 5G+ network.Docomo said it will expand the scope of the trials by collaborating with other vendors, with plans to use the 4.5GHz spectrum band.The company will provide an overview of the 5G trial sites during its R&D open house at its R&D center in the Yokosuka Research Park near Yokohama next week.The first ratification of an official 5G standard isn’t expected until 2018, so Docomo’s efforts next year will very much be focused on ‘pre-standard’ 5G technology. Previous ArticleOrange trials LTE-M for low power IoTNext ArticleAlibaba to collaborate closer with Intel on AI, IoT Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 NOV 2016 Tags Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito 5G5G trialsNTT-DoCoMo Relatedcenter_img Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Joseph Waring Author HomeAsiaNews Docomo plans 5G ‘trial sites’ for consumers from May Singtel lights SA 5G network Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more last_img read more

Eight young drivers to compete for spots in NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program

first_imgCONCORD, N.C. — Eight drivers from across the United States have been invited to try out for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program during a two-day combine event March 23-24.The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program, managed by Rev Racing, promotes and trains ethnically diverse and female drivers ages 12-16 to compete in INEX Legend Cars.The combine, which will determine the 2019 youth driver lineup for Rev Racing, will include an on-track evaluation at GoPro Motorplex located in Mooresville, North Carolina. Selected drivers will become year-long members of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity team and compete in the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway, among other events, with Rev Racing.“We are very enthused with the level of talent that we are seeing in our youth applicants,” said Max Siegel, owner of Rev Racing. “The talent pool continues to grow and connecting with these rising stars as early as possible is key. If we have the ability to engage drivers and their families early in their careers, we can prepare, train, and nurture their talents through every step of our program and beyond.”In addition to the youth program, Rev Racing manages the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, which offers racing opportunities in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The program provides selected drivers with equipment, mentoring, and competition experience. The mission of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program is to provide top diverse talent with a path for development through the ladder system, with the goal of being identified as a prospect by NASCAR’s national series teams, sponsors and manufacturers.“We are pleased to welcome a talented group of young, diverse drivers to our first NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Combine under the new program vision,” said Jusan Hamilton, NASCAR director of racing operations and event management. “We look forward to seeing members of this group rise up the ranks within Rev Racing and one day showcase their talent at the NASCAR touring series level.”This year’s participants include a wide variety of driver backgrounds and competitive experiences. Isabella Robusto will have an opportunity to secure a third year with the program. In 2018, the Fort Mill, South Carolina, native finished third in the Young Lions Division at the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout and won the Battle at the Big Top race at Texas Motor Speedway, which was a U.S. Legends National Qualifier.The invitees also include 15-year-old Lavar Scott from Carneys Point, New Jersey, who finished third in points at Airport Speedway in the 600cc Micro Sprint located in New Castle, Delaware, and Rajah Caruth, a 16-year-old from Washington, D.C., who in just nine months earned more than 20 iRacing wins and 157 top 5s in 359 starts.2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Combine participants: Blake LothianWellesley, Mass.World Formula Kart Violet TownsendRavenna, Mich.Cup Karts of North America Rajah CaruthWashington, D.C.iRacing DriverHometown2018 racing experience Laci MintonBeaver Dam, Ken.U.S. Legend Carscenter_img Sarah NaporaPemberton, N.J.125cc Micro Sprints Lacy KuehlSarasota, Fla.Dirt Oval Flat Kart Lavar ScottCarneys Point, N.J.600cc Micro Sprints Isabella RobustoFort Mill, S.C.U.S. Legend Carslast_img read more

Elizabeth Riley appointed CDEMA Executive Director (Ag)

first_img St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 16, 2020 Ms. Riley has over 20 years experience in the area of disaster management at the regional and international levels in various capacities. As Deputy, she held overall responsibility for the Agency’s technical programming and provided strategic guidance in the areas of Preparedness and Response, Mitigation, Recovery, Education and Training and Information Management. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Bridgetown, Barbados, 1 May, 2020 (CDEMA) – The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Honorable Ralph Higgs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Riley as Executive Director (Acting) of the Agency with effect from May 1, 2020. CDEMA participates in Rotary Clubs of Barbados, UNDP Model UN ProgrammeBridgetown, Barbados (CDEMA) –  The Deputy Executive Director (DED) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ms. Elizabeth Riley, hosted two secondary school students at the regional body’s Coordinating Unit (CU) on Wednesday, 15 July, 2015, as part of the Agency’s contribution to this year’s Mini Model United Nations (Mini…July 20, 2015In “Barbados”Building Disaster Resilience in Caribbean’s Culture SectorThe significance of culture in the lives of communities and individuals serves as an anchor for identity and belonging. In times of climate disasters and their devastating impact for Caribbean Small Island Developing States, such as Irma, Maria, and Dorian, cultural heritage is at risk, and thus the loss of…March 27, 2020In “Associate Member States”CARICOM coordinates provision of essential COVID-19 supplies for Member StatesAmid global challenges by small states accessing COVID-19 essential medical supplies, CARICOM Member States have received a significant donation from the World Health Organisation, the Jack Ma Foundation and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The supplies, worth over US700,000, arrived just over a week ago in Barbados – the home…August 7, 2020In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Read more at: CDEMA Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 15, 2020 Ms. Riley joined the team at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in 2001 and has been the Deputy Executive Director since April 2012. She also acted in the Deputy position between 2009 and 2012. At the operational level, Ms Riley has played a leadership role in the coordination of regional responses to Hurricanes Ivan (2004), the Haiti Earthquake (2010); Tropical Storm Erika (2015), Hurricanes Joaquin (2015), Matthew (2016), Irma (2017), Maria (2017) and Dorian (2019). Her field experience includes the leadership of CDEMA deployment teams in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma (2017) and Dorian (2019). Ms. Riley is currently playing a leadership role in the coordination of the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct 16, 2020 You may be interested in…last_img read more

mm-Wave Circulator IC to Transform 5G Networks, Self-Driving Cars and Virtual Reality

first_imgA team of researchers from Columbia University’s Engineering division, led by Harish Krishnaswamy, in collaboration with Professor Andrea Alu’s group from UT-Austin, have developed magnet-free non-reciprocal components in modern semiconductor processes. At the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February, the group unveiled a new device: the first magnet-free non-reciprocal circulator on a silicon chip that operates at millimeter-wave frequencies (frequencies near and above 30 GHz).Most devices are reciprocal i.e. signals travel in the same manner in forward and reverse directions. Nonreciprocal devices, such as circulators, on the other hand, allow forward and reverse signals to traverse in different paths and therefore be separated. Traditionally, nonreciprocal devices have been built from special magnetic materials that make them bulky, expensive, and not suitable for consumer wireless electronics.The team has developed a new way to enable nonreciprocal transmission of waves, using carefully synchronized high-speed transistor switches that route forward and reverse waves differently. In effect, it is similar to two trains approaching each other at super-high speeds that are detoured at the last moment so that they do not collide.The key advance of this new approach is that it enables circulators to be built using conventional semiconductor chips and operate at millimeter-wave frequencies, enabling full-duplex or two-way wireless. Virtually all electronic devices currently operate in half-duplex mode at lower radio-frequencies (below 6 GHz), and consequently, we are rapidly running out of bandwidth. Full-duplex communications, in which a transmitter and a receiver of a transceiver operate simultaneously on the same frequency channel, enables doubling of data capacity within existing bandwidth. Going to the higher mm-wave frequencies, 30 GHz and above, opens up new bandwidth that is not currently in use.This mm-wave circulator enables mm-wave wireless full-duplex communications and this could revolutionize emerging 5G cellular networks, wireless links for virtual reality, and automotive radar.The implications of this technologyy are enormous. Self-driving cars, for instance, require low-cost fully-integrated millimeter-wave radars. These radars inherently need to be full-duplex, and would work alongside ultra-sound and camera-based sensors in self-driving cars because they can work in all weather conditions and during both night and day.The Columbia Engineering circulator could also be used to build millimeter-wave full-duplex wireless links for VR headsets, which currently rely on a wired connection or tether to the computing device. For a smooth wireless VR experience, a huge amount of data has to be sent back and forth between the computer and the headset requiring low-latency bi-directional communication. A mm-wave full-duplex transceiver enabled by this CMOS circulator could be a promising solution as it has the potential to deliver high speed data with low latency, in a small size with low cost.The team, funded by sources including the National Science Foundation EFRI program, the DARPA SPAR program, and Texas Instruments, is currently working to improve the linearity and isolation performance of their circulator. Their long-term goal is to build a large-scale mm-wave full-duplex phased array system that uses their circulator.last_img read more

Maradona reflects on cocaine and alcohol addiction after joining Mexican club

first_imgDIEGO Maradona has a new job and, with it, a new life.The Argentine football legend has begun work as manager of Mexican second-division club Dorados, whose Sinaloa state base is home to one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels.The World Cup winner has made no secret of his struggles with cocaine addiction and alcoholism and now hopes his continued recovery allows him to make up for lost time.Maradona, who left UAE second-division club Al Fujairah in May after failing to secure promotion, insists his dark days are over with his new role.“I want to give Dorados what I lost when I was sick,” he told reporters in Culiacan at his official presentation.“I was sick for 14 years. Now I want to see the sun, I want to go to bed at night. I never even used to go to bed. I didn’t even know what a pillow was. That’s why I accepted the offer from Dorados.”Maradona was forced to reassure fans over his health during the World Cup in Russia after drinking “all the wine” as Argentina beat Nigeria.last_img read more

Hardy to undergo MRI in Baltimore on Tuesday

first_imgDealing with a lingering back issue for over a week, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will fly back to Baltimore to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam on Tuesday morning.The 32-year-old was not in Monday’s lineup for the opener of a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox and hasn’t played since Friday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. Hardy originally left last Monday’s game against the Minnesota Twins due to a lower back spasm and has played in only one game since then.Hardy told reporters in Boston that he is still dealing with soreness despite not experiencing further spasms. He added that he would likely try to play under different circumstances, alluding to the Orioles enjoying a 9 1/2 game lead in the American League East entering Monday.The veteran took part in some baseball activities earlier in the day in Boston before discussing the idea of undergoing an MRI with manager Buck Showalter. The Orioles remain hopeful that he’ll return to the lineup for Friday’s doubleheader against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards.last_img read more

Little line takes Gottschalk to big Fall Nationals payday

first_img“I didn’t know if I had a chance midway through but I found a little line and made it work,” said Gottschalk, who passed Tanner Black and Cody Laney for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory. “I don’t get real emotional but that was probably the most excited I’ve ever been after taking the checkered flag.” Walt, Shay Simoneau, Tyler Watts and Luke Stallbaumer were next across the line. A caution late in the 40-lapper helped open the door as Gottschalk topped the $5,000 Saturday night main event. Schwien was the $400 Mach-1 Sport Compact winner, outrunning the 13th start­ing Chris Destefono. Once in front, he pulled away on the white flag circuit and took the win half a se­cond ahead of Black, who’d raced his way up from 14th starting. “Winning this race back-to-back, especially after starting 14th, is awesome,” he said. “With luck and people to help you, that’s what it takes.” Thompson passed defending race winner Blaine Walt for the lead.  Feature Results Other Saturday night winners at Hays were Mike Nichols, for the fifth time in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars; Cody Thompson in the Northern SportMods; Brady Bencken, for the third time in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks; and Toby Schwien in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  Bencken had to come out of a last-chance race, started 14th and completed his charge to the front following a restart near midway. The Fall Nationals crown was his second consecutive and third in four years. Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols; 2. Troy Burkhart; 3. Hesston Shaw; 4. Casey Woken; 5. Eric Rempel; 6. Daniel Hilsabeck; 7. Barrett Wagoner; 8. Jason Rog­ers; 9. Tyler Tipton; 10. Kyle Pfeifer; 11. Dominic Thyfault; 12. Colin Heim; 13. Mark Zorn; 14. Bryan Rigsby; 15. Mike Petersilie; 16. Michael Pepper; 17. Jer­emy Zorn; 18. Sterling Sorensen; 19. Adam Goff; 20. Tanner Portenier; 21. Tren­ton Kleweno; 22. Derrick Brown; 23. Dusty Blake; 24. Jordan Grabouski. Nichols’ $3,000 win came from ninth on the original grid. He made a beeline to­ward the front from the bottom groove and had the lead before halfway. “We broke last year at Fall Nationals and DNF’d,” said Gottschalk, who started seventh this time around and wheeled a Slider Chassis. “This year we found some extra speed. This was our last race of the season and we’re ending on a high note.”  After starting on the front row, breaking and not completing a lap at each of his last two Fall Nationals, Thompson made the most of the topside in getting from row three to the front of the $2,000 to win Northern SportMod headliner.  Hobby Stocks – 1. Brady Bencken; 2. Cody Williams; 3. Taylor Huss; 4. Leevi Runge; 5. Mike Kennedy; 6. Brendon Stigge; 7. Tony Slothower; 8. Josh Barn­hart; 9. Drew Barry; 10. Tanner Jones; 11. Michael Wade; 12. Brooke Russell; 13. James Hart; 14. Trevor Schmidt; 15. Brian Stich; 16. Hunter Wergin; 17. Zach Olmstead; 18. Nate DeSive; 19. Curt Kennedy; 20. Landon Runge; 21. Tathan Burkhart; 22. Tristan Grape; 23. Connor Hansen; 24. Austin Rhoades.center_img Daniel Gottschalk took $5,000 to the bank after winning the IMCA Modified main event at RPM Speedway’s Fall Nationals. The season-ending victory put him on the ballot for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. (Photo by Carl Larson) The Fall Nationals win was Gottschalk’s career second. He’d also paced the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods in 2016.  Modifieds – 1. Daniel Gottschalk; 2. Tanner Black; 3. Cody Laney; 4. Jeff Taylor; 5. Jordan Grabouski; 6. R.C. Whitwell; 7. John Hansen; 8. Tripp Gaylord; 9. Ed­die Belec; 10. Clay Sellard; 11. Jacob Hobscheidt; 12. Marlyn Seidler; 13. Casey Arneson; 14. Justin Gregg; 15. Jared Hoefelman; 16. Jeremy Frenier; 17. Bren­don Gemmill; 18. Jimmy Reeves; 19. Steven Bowers Jr.; 20. Ethan Braaksma; 21. Kyle Rohleder; 22. Clay Money; 23. Anthony Roth; 24. Dylan Sherfick.  Bradyn Blackhart, Billt Turner and Ted Trumbo ran third through fifth, respec­tively. The $1,500 win came ahead of Cody Williams, Taylor Huss, Leevi Runge and Mike Kennedy. “We’ve been trying some new things,” he said. “We threw the kitchen sink at it and everything worked.”  Laney, Jeff Taylor and defending race winner Jordan Grabouski completed the top five. Runner-up was Troy Burkhart. Hesston Shaw, Casey Woken and Eric Rempel were scored next. He’d also won Fall Nationals in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2017. “Every restart I concentrated on hitting my marks,” he said. This is probably one of the biggest races I’ve won.”  Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson; 2. Blaine Walt; 3. Shay Simoneau; 4. Tyler Watts; 5. Luke Stallbaumer; 6. Lance Borgman; 7. Hunter Longnecker; 8. Tony Gregg; 9. Cory McGann; 10. Kelly Henderson; 11. Josh Everhart; 12. Jasen Gray; 13. Arie Schouten; 14. Bryan Bowers; 15. Patrick Donovan; 16. Lance Yox­simer; 17. Jacob Olmstead; 18. Dillon Schultz; 19. Matt Firme; 20. Monte Nordyke; 21. Adam Weber; 22. Clayton Feik; 23. Shannon Maughlin; 24. Ryan Kirchoff. HAYS, Kan. (Oct. 5) – After finding a little line, Daniel Gottschalk took the big check at RPM Speedway’s Fall Nationals. Sport Compacts – 1. Toby Schwien; 2. Chris Destefono; 3. Bradyn Blackhart; 4. Billy Turner; 5. Ted Trumbo; 6. Alison Bird; 7. Robert Clanton; 8. Madison Reed; 9. Brianna Maughlin; 10. Zachary Cardwell; 11. Otto Schutte; 12. Weston Groth; 13. Monte Honas; 14. Tim Bouchey.last_img read more

Rugby’s July Tests postponed over virus: world governing body

first_imgThe decision comes as a fresh blow to rugby, with unions suffering a slump in revenues since the pandemic brought professional sport worldwide to a halt.“Extended travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to numerous countries, and concerns over adequate player preparation time, mean that any sort of cross-border international rugby competition cannot be hosted in July,” World Rugby said in a statement.Ireland and Fiji had both been due to visit cash-strapped Australia, New Zealand were to host Wales and Scotland and England were set to visit Japan in what is a key period for the sport. Scotland were also scheduled to visit world champions South Africa.“All parties, including member unions, international competitions, professional club competitions and international rugby players, will be involved in the continued evaluation of potential contingency options with a view to achieving an aligned calendar for the remainder of the year,” World Rugby said.“All decision-making will be entirely contingent on national government travel, quarantine and health advice and important player welfare and hosting considerations in line with return-to-rugby guidance recently published by World Rugby.”last_img read more

Saudi corruption sweep to move to trial with 95 detained

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi authorities are still holding 95 people in a purported anti-corruption campaign that was launched nearly three months ago by the kingdom’s influential crown prince, Saudi press quoting the attorney general reported on Wednesday.A Saudi infographic shared on social media said that detainees who have not agreed on financial settlements to close their case will soon be referred to the Public Prosecution for trial.Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is reportedly among those still being held since early November when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the stunning arrests of top princes, businessmen and officials. The prince is chairman of the publicly traded Kingdom Holding, which has investments in twitter, Apple, Citigroup, and the Four Seasons hotel chain. He is also an investor in ride-sharing services Lyft and Careem.If a financial agreement cannot be reached, the attorney general has previously said that detainees will be prosecuted, investigated further and could face six months or more imprisonment.At least 11 princes were among those detained in the surprise sweep that began Nov. 4. Many of the detainees have been held at the luxurious Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh, which has been closed to the public since. The hotel’s website is taking reservations again starting Feb. 14.While the Saudi public has for decades complained of rampant government corruption and misuse of public funds by top officials, the arrests of top business figures and princes, and the secrecy shrouding who was detained and what their alleged crimes were, have foreign investors worried.State-linked Sabq news website quoted Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb on Wednesday as saying 90 detainees in total have been released after agreeing to settlements involving cash, real estate and other assets. He says a total of 350 people were questioned in the sweep.Among those detained were two of the late King Abdullah’s sons, including Prince Miteb bin Abdullah who was fired from his post as head of the National Guard the night of his arrest. After paying an undisclosed sum, the prince was released and later photographed smiling with his younger cousin, the 32-year-old crown prince, at a horse race in late December. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was even filmed kissing Prince Miteb’s shoulder in a sign of respect.The crown prince heads the anti-corruption committee that was formed by his father, King Salman. The committee has carried out the orders of arrest, investigations and negotiations. The committee has previously said that investigators uncovered at least $100 billion in corruption.Also purportedly detained and released is Ibrahim al-Assaf, a former finance minister under King Salman. He is now leading Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week as a minister of state and member of cabinet.last_img read more