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RK Metalurg sack coach Damir Stojanovic

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe third powerhouse of Macedonian handball, RK Metalurg Skopje, sacked Serbian coach Damir Stojanovic.The two times EHF Champions League quarter-finalists lost battle in domestic Super Cup against RK Vardar, but three days after they drew with local rival RK Tinex Prolet 26:26 in Super League, which was the reason for management to try to find a new energy on the bench.Stojanovic has overtook team last summer and became the first coach who is “beheaded” early in the season – in the fourth week of September.Here is the exiting finish of the last Stojanovic’ match on Metalurg’s bench. RK Metalurg Skopje with new coach – Danilo Brestovac ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Click to comment Related Items:Damir Stojanovic, RK Metalurg Skopje Belgian playmaker Arber Qerimi to RK Metalurg Skopje TOP 15 transfers of North Macedonian summer 2020: Horvat, Vujin and Mandalinic Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Kyle Busch sweeps stages to win Strat 200 at Las Vegas

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Little would make Kyle Busch happier than a three-race weekend sweep in his hometown. The driver of the No. 51 Toyota took the first step on Friday night, winning the Strat 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.For the second straight week, Busch swept both preliminary stages before taking the checkered flag. In his 2019 series debut last Friday at Atlanta, Busch broke a tie with NASCAR Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday Jr. for most career victories. On Friday, he extended the record to 53.RELATED: Official race results Despite leading 111-of-134 laps, Busch complained of a tight handling condition throughout much of the race.“We fought it in practice a little bit,” said Busch, who now has 196 victories across all three of NASCAR’s national series combined. “We worked on it an awful lot to make it better. (Crew chief) Rudy (Fugle) and these guys did an amazing job on this Cessna Tundra. It was really, really fast. Just kept working on it all night long – every pit stop.“It’s cool to win here in your hometown, being in Las Vegas, starting off a triple weekend. Hopefully, we can keep it going.”Busch, who finished 1.211 seconds ahead of runner-up and reigning series champion Brett Moffitt, will compete in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 Xfinity Series race before trying for his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Las Vegas on Sunday.Busch already has two weekend sweeps to his credit, both at Bristol Motor Speedway, in 2010 and 2017.RELATED: All-time NASCAR national series winsMoffitt had one shot at Busch in the closing laps after gaining ground on the race winner during the last cycle of pit stops. When Busch came to pit road under green on Lap 114, four laps after Moffitt, he lost most of a three-second lead as Moffitt ran those four extra laps with new right-side tires.Moffitt got close to Busch’s rear bumper on Lap 119, but his No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet got loose behind the No. 51 Toyota and fell back. Nevertheless, the second-place finish was a victory of sorts for Moffitt, who recovered from a pit road mistake – the rear air gun hose was trapped beneath the rear tire during a stop under caution on Lap 33 – and worked his way back through the field.“We had to use our stuff up getting back to the front – another pit road mistake,” Moffitt said. “I had one chance to get to (Busch’s) bumper. I knew it was going to be a make-or-break move. Unfortunately, it was ‘break.’” Matt Crafton rallied from early rear end damage to run third. Stewart Friesen, who battled Busch during the second stage and led 20 laps, finished fourth, followed by Harrison Burton. Sheldon Creed, Todd Gilliland, Johnny Sauter, Ryan Reed and Ross Chastain completed the top 10.last_img read more

LAMAR’S FINAL GAMES IN ALABAMA WASHED OUT

first_img Next Up Lamar sports information BEAUMONT ­— Steady rains forced the cancellation of the Lamar softball team’s final two games at the Sand Dollar Classic. The Cardinals, who opened the tournament with a 10-9 win in nine innings over Virginia Tech before falling to nationally ranked Ole Miss and Alabama, finished with a 1-2 record at the event.LU was scheduled to play Georgia Tech and Lipscomb on Saturday.The Cardinals return to action next weekend at the UTSATournament before opening the home season with a doubleheader against fourth-ranked Washington at 2 p.m. Feb. 19.last_img read more

VTrans and ACCD award economic development grants to Brighton, St Albans and Windsor

first_imgRoute 7 runs through downtown St Albans. Vermont Business Magazine file photo.Vermont Business Magazine As part of an ongoing partnership to revitalize community centers and increase transportation options, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) are pleased to announce the Better Connections (BC) Grant Program has funded 3 projects that align land use planning and community revitalization efforts with transportation investments.Grant Winners:The Town of Brighton’s grant will grow the local economy with a plan to improve the streetscape and create more opportunities for residents and tourists to walk, shop and enjoy the scenic beauty of Island Pond. (Joel Cope, Town of Brighton, [email protected](link sends e-mail))The City and Town of St Albans will develop a plan to improve safety and accessibility along Route 7, strengthening the connection between the downtown and its northern commercial and employment centers, and improving transportation options for the region’s most vulnerable. (Carrie Johnson, Town of St. Albans, [email protected](link sends e-mail) and Chip Sawyer, City of St. Albans, [email protected](link sends e-mail))The Town of Windsor will create an action plan to guide downtown commercial and industrial redevelopment, improve housing affordability in surrounding neighborhoods, and explore ideas to reconnect to the Connecticut River – making Windsor a great place to live, work and do business. (Robert Haight, Town of Windsor, [email protected](link sends e-mail))”Vermonters depend upon their transportation system to provide access to work, school, shopping and other activities. We need to collaborate with communities and coordinate public polices and investments in order to grow our economy and improve quality of life for all Vermonters,” said Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn. “This inter-agency collaboration is doing just that by supporting communities to plan and grow in a way that integrates transportation and land use planning with economic development decision making.””This exciting agency partnership aligns state and local transportation investments to strengthen the economy, improve our quality of life and make Vermont more affordable for families and businesses” said Housing and Community Development Commissioner Katie Buckley.Annually, the program grants approximately $200,000 in funding to help Vermont communities plan for future transportation investments that support economic development. For more information, contact Jackie Cassino, at 802-272-2368 or Richard Amore at 822-828-5229 and visit the grant website at http://vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/projects-programs/better-connections(link is external).Source: Agency of Commerce and Community Development 3.10.2017last_img read more

All change for Valley First Challenge Penticton in 2016

first_imgUnder way with race week for this year’s event, Valley First Challenge Penticton has announced changes to the 2016 event – as Penticton prepares to host the ITU World Triathlon and Multisport Festival the following year. As a result, the 2016 Valley First Challenge Penticton will be run across one single distance; the world long-course championship distance of 3K swim, 120K bike and 30K run. Individual and relay events over the new format will also be available.The 2016 edition of Valley First Challenge Penticton, scheduled for 27-31 August, will be expanded to incorporate the Canadian cross-triathlon, duathlon and aquathon championships across a five-day festival. Each of the four national championships will act as a qualifying event for the respective world championship, which will be held the following year in Penticton.The 2017 ITU Triathlon and Multisport Festival is a 10-day event incorporating the world championships for four of the sport’s disciplines. The event is expected to attract as many as 4,000 athletes from across the globe.“Our 2016 race will be the ultimate preparation event for athletes looking to race the world championships in Penticton just 12 months later,” said Michael Brown, co-race director at Valley First Challenge Penticton. “It will be an exciting week as thousands of athletes descend upon the city to test themselves on the world championship course and race other athletes for spots on the national team.”“Triathletes coming to experience the legendary Valley First Challenge Penticton course bring economic activity to our community, which is a big part of our sports tourism strategy and a chance to showcase our region as a premier destination to invest, relax, train and play,” said Andrew Jakubeit, Penticton Mayor.“Challenge Family’s first commitment is to the athletes, and this requires flexibility according to changing environments and markets,” added Zibi Szlufcik, CEO at Challenge Family. “We’re delighted to support the Valley First Challenge Penticton team and the wonderful Penticton community in delivering a successful ITU world championships in 2017.”Registration for next year’s individual or team relay event is open now. Athletes at this year’s event can complete their entry for next year at package pickup or the info booth at the Athlete Village. To save time at registration, athletes can download, print and complete a registration form for the 2016 event. Payment will be taken on site by credit card.Full details of next year’s new events – together with qualifying information and registration for cross-triathlon, duathlon and aquathon national championships will be released soon.www.challenge-penticton.com Relatedlast_img read more

Nutrition brand Vega is title sponsor of 2019 IRONMAN World Championship

first_img Related IRONMAN has announced a new partnership with plant-based nutrition brand, Vega, as the title sponsor of the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship. As a specialist in premium plant-based sport nutrition, Vega joins the IRONMAN `Ohana as the Official Recovery Nutrition partner of the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship in addition to its designation as title sponsor.The IRONMAN World Championship represents a pinnacle of endurance racing – with over 95,000 athletes competing to qualify at more than 40 global IRONMAN events each year.Athletes who qualify for the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship will be entitled to a special offer on Vega products. Additionally, Vega products will be available in the IRONMAN Village, on-course and in the athlete recovery zone at the Vega IRONMAN World Championship on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.“We are coming off a historic year in Kona that celebrated 40 years of racing in Hawai`i with our largest international field, record-smashing times and unparalleled live coverage,” said Matthieu Van Veen, Chief Revenue Officer for The IRONMAN Group.“The level of competition rises every year and our IRONMAN athletes are always looking for the best performance nutrition to help them reach top performance. The collaboration with Vega for the IRONMAN World Championship is a perfect fit, bringing a partner dedicated to high performance nutrition that won’t compromise quality.”He continued, “Co-founded by a professional triathlete, Vega offers a vast range of products that focus on meeting the high standards that top triathletes from around the world expect with everything they do to prepare and compete. We are glad to welcome Vega to our `Ohana.” Vega has been a pioneer in the plant-based nutrition industry since 2001. Vega co-founder Brendan Brazier originally developed products that helped him recover between training sessions. Today, Vega has grown to include specialized sport nutrition, providing fuelling options for before, during and after workouts or competition.“We know that nutrition is the key to unlocking athletic excellence and what better way to demonstrate the power of plant-based sport nutrition than at Kona – the pinnacle of endurance sport,” said Samantha Taylor, VP of Marketing at Vega. “While this is a new partnership for us, the synergies between IRONMAN and Vega date back many years when co-founder Brendan Brazier launched Vega at the height of his pro triathlete career.”She continued, “Brendan’s vision for creating a product that enables athletes to feel and perform their best continues to be our driving inspiration today, as more than ever, athletes are looking for a competitive edge in their sport through plant-based nutrition.“Recently having achieved NSF Certified for Sport for our Vega Sport line, we continue to innovate and enhance our formulation to support athlete needs. We’re honoured to be a part of IRONMAN’s `Ohana and we’re looking forward to bringing our premium plant-based sport nutrition to those attending this iconic race.”Two core products in the Vega Sport line include Premium Protein and Recovery, both of which have no artificial flavours or sweeteners and are NSF Certified for Sport, Gluten-Free, Vegan Certified and Non-GMO Project Verified.Vega Sport Premium Protein is formulated to help rebuild muscle after a tough workout and has 30g of plant-based protein, BCAAs, 2 billion CFU of probiotics (bacillus coagulans), and tart cherry to support recovery.Vega Sport Recovery is formulated to help replenish glycogen stores. It includes 16g of carbohydrates, electrolytes and B vitamins.The 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship will enjoy 20 hours of comprehensive live race day coverage globally via IRONMAN NOW on Facebook Watch and through regional television coverage, including NBC Sports in the United States.Last year’s IRONMAN World Championship live coverage included the early morning body marking to the final hour finish-line celebration and saw nearly 20 million total views on Facebook Watch.www.ironman.comwww.myvega.comlast_img

Alternative explanations for the evolution of monogamy and sibling cooperation

first_imgShare on Facebook Share The textbook “monogamy hypothesis” argues that monogamy favors the evolution of cooperation by increasing sibling relatedness, since helpers are as related to the full siblings that they care for as they are to their own offspring. So under certain circumstances helping can be as, or even more, successful in getting genes passed on as reproducing. But in an Opinion, published May 3 in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, two experts in social and reproductive behavior say that the proof isn’t all there.In their paper, Professor David Westneat and his graduate student Jacqueline Dillard–both at the University of Kentucky–present three alternative explanations:Monogamy and sibling cooperation co-evolved, so that one trait increased the benefits of the other.Ecological pressures selected for both monogamy and sibling cooperation simultaneously, so that one trait does not depend on the other.The evolution of monogamy created new physiological and behavioral adaptations that may also be useful in sibling cooperation.“This is a case study demonstrating the importance of not boiling organisms down to simple traits,” says Dillard, who studies a socially monogamous group of Bess Beetles. She notes that the classic monogamy hypothesis considers a single link between the high occurrences of sibling cooperation in monogamous species, when a number of factors could be in play. Share on Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Email LinkedIn For example, from beetles to birds to humans, both monogamy and sibling cooperation tend to occur where the value of caring for young is high and the opportunities for mating are low, so environmental changes that increase the benefits of care, such as food scarcity, or reduce likelihood of reproducing, could promote both traits.Physical and social adaptations, such as increases in the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin, that enable monogamy could also pre-adapt species to cooperation. “If you are living with a social partner, evolving to live in that environment requires a lot of tolerance; these sorts of things can come in handy later on when you want to cooperate with another individual,” Dillard says.Dillard is now developing comparative and experimental studies that can measure the relative contributions of these variables. However, Dillard and Westneat believe that a more systems-level approach to studying monogamy and cooperation will be necessary to answer longstanding questions about the evolution of these traits.last_img read more

IMF approves US$65.6M in COVID-19 financing – CARICOM Business News

first_imgPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 Tourism in Guyana enjoys record growth – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business, 19 July 2019July 22, 2019In “Agriculture”OECD warns COVID-19 could halve global growth – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices.March 10, 2020In “Barbados”Visitors to Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda to be tested for COVID-19 – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM-Business-12-June-2020DownloadJune 15, 2020In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak CARICOM-Business-1-May-2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 15, 2020 You may be interested in… CARICOM-Business-1-May-2020Download St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… last_img read more

American Trucking Associations Welcomes Karla Hulett as New CFO

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. ARLINGTON, Va. – American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves has announced that the federation has hired Karla Hulett as the group’s new chief financial officer (CFO).   “I’m incredibly pleased that we’ve been able to bring someone with Karla’s extensive experience to American Trucking Associations,” Graves said. “As we navigate this economic recovery, I can think of no one better suited to keep ATA’s fiscal house in order through these challenging times.”   Hulett comes to ATA with more than three decades of experience in tax and revenue administration, most recently with Accenture.   Prior to her time at Accenture, Hulett also worked in the private sector for Microsoft Corp. and Computer Sciences Corp., and served more than 20 years in the Kansas Department of Revenue, ultimately as secretary of the department under then-Gov. Bill Graves.   “I’ve very excited to join the ATA family,” Hulett said. “In my career, I’ve had the chance to explore the challenges and opportunities of both the public and private sectors, and now I’m eager to do the same in the not-for-profit sector. I’m confident that my experience as a financial administrator will serve ATA’s members and professional staff well as the federation works to promote the industry’s goals. Also, I look forward to working with former Gov. Graves again.”   Hulett replaces Dave Bearfoot, who retired in January.     AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Nabs Zhuhai Project (China)

first_imgOn December 21, CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Co., Ltd. won the bid for the main channel project in Gaolan zone of Zhuhai Port, with a contract value of 1.03 billion yuan and a construction period of 18 months.The project is located at Gaolan zone of Zhuhai Port. The main channel has a full length of 16.25 kilometers, a designed depth of 19.46 meters to 20.26 meters, a maximum width of 290 meters and a total engineering dredging quantity of over 30 million cubic meters.After the project is completed, Zhuhai Port will have the most important main channel in Guangdong Province, which is conducive to giving full play to the function of Zhuhai Port and promoting the sustainable development of the economy of the port hinterland.[mappress]Press Release, January 13, 2014last_img read more