MERCED, Calif. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,700 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $1,000 to win at Merced Speedway’s Saturday, June 15 Ed Parker Memorial. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and military, $5 for students ages six to 12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $40. A Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth is at stake for the Modifieds, who race for a minimum of $100 to start. SportMods taking the feature green earn a minimum of $60. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:45 p.m. with racing to follow. There is no entry fee for the draw/redraw show. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, E3 Spark Plugs State and track points will be awarded in both divisions. Modifieds also contend for Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region points. More information about the second annual event is posted on the www.mercedspeedway.net website.
The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Tuesday, April 23, and Saturday, April 27. Crimes against a personAt 1:41 A.m on April 27, a student reported that a suspect punched him in the eye when he attempted to intervene in an argument outside Sigma Delta Tau sorority. The suspect then fled on foot and could not be located during a subsequent search of the area by DPS officers.Crimes against propertyAt 4:22 P.m. on April 27, loss prevention officers monitoring Superior Market observed a student pick up two bottles of alcohol and place them in a bag containing other items he had already purchased. The officers detained the student when he exited the store without paying for the alcohol and he was taken into custody by DPS officers who responded to the scene. The student was then arrested and transported to 77th Station for booking.at 7:33 A.m. on April 23, a manager at Del Taco reported that he observed several subjects dumping sand bags in the restaurant’s trash bins. The subjects drove away in a truck when the manager attempted to talk to them, but he was able to obtain a vehicle license plate number, which he subsequently provided to DPS officers for further investigation.Miscellaneous incidentsat 7:47 P.m. on April 26, DPS officers responded to a student who collided with a university vehicle while riding his bicycle near Gwynn Wilson Student Union. The student was not injured and there was no visible damage to his bike or the university vehicle.at 7:35 P.m. on April 25, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspicious unattended bag outside Fluor Tower and while they were investigating, an RA advised them that it was a laundry bag that was dropped off for the building’s faculty advisor. The officers then cleared the scene. read more
Black Stars midfielder Andre Ayew has promised a massive victory over Egypt in next Tuesday’s 2014 World Cup play-off first leg in Kumasi.The Olympique Marseille Star arrived in Accra on Monday alongside his junior brother Jordan, Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien and a host of other players for preparations ahead of the game.Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah and his team will begin training on Tuesday at the Accra stadium before they depart for Kumasi on Thursday.Ayew who so instrumental in Ghana’s last game against Zambia where the Black Stars won 2-1 to make it to the play offs in interview with Joy sports stated that they are ready to humiliate Egypt.“Anytime I wear the Black Stars Jersey I try to give my best and always try to let my country go far and hopefully on Tuesday we will have a great game and we will win massively,” the winger said. “It was just normal for me when I heard we have been paired against Egypt because all the teams that have reached this stage are good and I think when you get to this level of the qualifiers it is a do or die affair so whoever we play definitely will be tough. “We should not even think about Egypt, we need to think about ourselves because if everybody plays his football there is no reason we can’t make it.” read more
They also say that if all residents who had participated in last year’s Earth Hour continued their power saving for an hour every day, the power authority would save enough electricity to be able to provide power to an additional 2,200 homes over a year.Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Last year, around 1.3 billion people in 128 countries participated in the event.For more information about Earth Hour, visit www.EarthHourCanada.orgIf you’re doing anything for Earth Hour that you think should shine, let Energeticcity.ca know by emailing [email protected] Advertisement Everything just might look better in the dark.Tonight, British Columbians are being encouraged to switch off their lights for an hour, joining millions of Canadians and more than one billion people around the world for the fifth annual Earth Hour.- Advertisement -The worldwide event is hosted by the World Wildlife Federation and supported by B.C. Hydro within the province. This year’s theme is “Beyond the Hour.”The event begins at 8:30 p.m. in every time zone around the world. Residents are encouraged to turn off all unnecessary lights and appliances for an hour.In Fort St. John, the Northern Environmental Action Team will be hosting an event at Whole Wheat & Honey Café. Residents can listen to live music while celebrating Earth Hour. Tickets for the event are available for $15 at the door and the event will run from 7 until 10 p.m.In 2010, B.C. Hydro officials say they measured a more than one per cent drop in consumption across the province throughout the hour.Advertisement read more