Mike Jeffcoat Interview: February 13

first_imgPrint Friendly Version #UWFBaseball heads to Spring Hill this afternoon before hosting CBU for the conference opener this weekend. Hear the positives head coach Mike Jeffcoat pulled away from last week’s series at Rollins. #GoArgoslast_img

Stadiums open to the public in compliance with strict measures (ORDER)

first_imgThe facilities are allowed to be filled to 50% of their capacity By order of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, the Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev and the Minister of Health Kostadin Angelov held a consultation, at which it was decided to allow public access to outdoor sports events.The facilities are allowed to be filled to 50% of their capacity, according to an order of the Minister of Health. The maximum number of spectators in a sector is 1,000 people, who must be accommodated through a seat and at a physical distance of one and a half meters between those present.In this way, the presence of supporters in the stands will be allowed for the start of the football championship in the First League. The matches of the new season start this Friday (07.08).READ EVERYTHING ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN OUR COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD HERESubscribe for FREE to the newsletter of nova.bg HEREto receive the most important news of the day in your email.last_img read more

Out-Pace Racing Products renews IMCA Deery Series, Hawkeye Dirt Tour awards

first_imgFREEPORT, Ill. – Champions and non-qualifiers in two premier IMCA series share the wealth of Out-Pace Racing Products’ awards program.The Freeport, Ill., suspension com­po­nent manufacturer and fourth-year sponsor gives prize packages of brackets and bars to champions of both the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models and the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds.Fifty dollar gift certificates go to designated drivers at each event in both series.Rounding out the Out-Pace program are $50 gift certificates for top five finishers at 30 Modified specials and at 15 SportMod specials.The Deery Series is next at Farley Speedway for the Yankee Dirt Track Classic on Sept. 1 and 2 while a July 19 date at Southern Iowa Speedway is next for the Hawkeye Dirt Tour.“Out-Pace Racing Products is honored to support the two IMCA touring series that are based in Iowa,” said company representative Rueben Meyer. “Both the Deery Series and the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour are great ways to support the Late Model Modified drivers who use or potentially will use the products we build for their cars. We would also like to thank and congratulate all the drivers that have won so far on tour using Out-Pace Racing Products.”Information about Out-Pace products is available on at the www.out-pace.com website, by calling 815 297-0221 and on Facebook.“The Out-Pace line of products is great for our Modified, SportMod and Late Model divisions and there is a good chance you’ll run into Rueben representing Out-Pace at many of the events on these schedules,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We certainly endorse what they are providing for our members and hope they’ll support them in return.”last_img read more

Jazz are respectful of players’ feelings on national anthem issue

first_imgI do think it’s very important that our players are socially aware and are good citizens and have opinions. No matter where your opinion comes out on the national anthem issue, you can be highly patriotic, yet balance it, and that’s a very important balance for our organization. – General manager Dennis LindseySALT LAKE CITY — When the Utah Jazz take on the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night at the Moda Center in the first exhibition game for both teams this season, the national anthem will be played before the game, as it is before every NBA game.But it will be the first time the anthem will be played for these two teams since it took on a new significance after San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand during the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner” at an exhibition football game in August. Since then, athletes from all over the country from pros to colleges to high schools and younger have joined Kaepernick, usually by taking a knee, to make a statement about social injustice in this country.The protests have partly come in response to shooting deaths of blacks by police officers in recent months, and with nearly 75 percent of the players in the league being African-Americans, some sorts of expression wouldn’t be unexpected this season.It’s not known whether any Jazz players plan to express themselves by kneeling or making another gesture during the national anthem Monday night or any time in the near future. Not every player has been asked and a couple that have been asked didn’t have a clear answer.However, both general manager Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder addressed the issue and said the Utah franchise will be sensitive to the issues of social justice and to players’ individual feelings.Synder addressed the anthem question twice during the week and emphasized both times that the Jazz are a “close-knit” team who will be open about the issue.“I’m pleased with the culture that’s here that is introspective and does value both unity and social justice,” he said. “The important thing to our team is the recognition that there has to be a collective effort and an awareness to make progress within a community and society at large.”He added, “I think the context is important and you can be reverent and respectful to the flag and also be sensitive and aware and things in this country that have to improve, race relations being one of them. So it’s something our guys everyone can handle and talk about individually.”Lindsey noted that the Jazz try to be sensitive to civil rights causes, as the team makes a point to visit the Martin Luther King Museum in Memphis and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., when visiting those cities.“I do think it’s very important that our players are socially aware and are good citizens and have opinions,” Lindsey said. “No matter where your opinion comes out on the national anthem issue, you can be highly patriotic, yet balance it, and that’s a very important balance for our organization.”Speaking to a roomful of reporters and Jazz officials, Lindsay said, “If you were to poll the room here, you would probably get 50 different iterations of what it means to be patriotic or what it means to be socially aware. Those are all very important issues and we’ll make sure we address those on the team.”So what happens if a Jazz player does decide to make a personal statement during the national anthem?Snyder preferred not to speculate when asked if one or more of his players might want to express themselves in some way during the national anthem.“You’re trying to create a hypothetical situation and there isn’t one for us right now,” he said. “I think everyone’s got an opinion and perspective and it’s not something I want to get into analyzing beyond that.”Lindsay indicated that the team wouldn’t do anything to keep players from expressing themselves.“We are not the thought police and we want our players to have their individual feelings about social issues because they’re coming from much different backgrounds,” Lindsay said. “It’s important that we all respect those differences.”Two players who were asked about the national anthem issue didn’t have anything specific to say and talked more in general terms of what members of the team might do.“It’s a touchy subject,” said Derrick Favors. “We’ll just come together as a team and decide what to do if we do decide to do something.”“I think we’ve done a good job already with Dennis and Quin addressing some of the issues,” Gordon Hayward said. “First and foremost they want to educate us as to what’s going on so everybody knows we’re all on the same page as to what’s going on. It’s a very delicate subject and obviously very emotional but I think we’ll be educated.”last_img read more

Council ponders hiring a pro to do the listening task

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesTo remedy that, Zine proposed that the council hire an ombudsman who would direct the public to a council member or a city office for help. “Every constituent who takes time out of their day to be heard by the City Council deserves to have their problems resolved by their council member or the proper city department,” Zine said. In addition to limiting time, the council further restrained public comment with the rules formally approved Tuesday to ban “personal, impertinent, unduly repetitive, slanderous or profane remarks,” as well as “loud, threatening, personal or abusive language.” The rules also prohibit “whistling, stamping of feet or other acts which disturb, disrupt or otherwise impede the orderly conduct of meetings.” The speaker will get a warning for the first offense and be ejected from the meeting for the second. Even as the City Council unanimously approved final wording Tuesday of rules for what it calls “decorum,” a move was afoot to help members of the public get their voices heard – albeit in hushed tones. Councilman Dennis Zine said he believes the council still needs to help citizens who want to be heard, although their remarks might be restricted by a new time limit. The council allows 10 minutes for public comment at each of its Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday meetings. But the council – frustrated by activists and gadflies who use their time to chastise and shout at council members – has reduced individual public comment time from two minutes to one minute on busy days. “Unfortunately, due to the large number of speakers in attendance and the short length of public comment, sometimes constituent concerns are not fully heard,” Zine said. The American Civil Liberties Union and other free-speech advocates have warned that while the rules might be legal, the council needs to be careful about such restrictions. For their part, residents have complained that the comment period is inadequate and that council members, while calling for decorum, display rude behavior themselves – typing on laptops, talking on cell phones, lobbying each other for votes or simply ignoring the public speaker. Zine offered few details of his proposal for an ombudsman. A report, including potential cost, will be prepared for the council for a decision later. “We need to empower our residents, not discourage them from creating unity in their communities and solving their neighborhood problems,” Zine said. [email protected] (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more