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first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) PxHere File Image.WASHINGTON – Negotiations are underway to find a compromise to save a COVID-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill.The debate on Coronavirus relief comes as Congress must also pass a $1.4 Trillion spending bill to avoid a shutdown. That measure must be approved by Friday at midnight to fund the federal government until the end of September 2021.Federal lawmakers are hopeful they can also find common ground on a $908 billion compromise relief plan.But, to get to an agreement with Republicans, Democrats may be forced to scrap $160-billion in federal aid to cash-strapped cities and states. And, Republicans may have to give up on liability protections for businesses faced with potential lawsuits during the pandemic.The relief package is expected to include extended unemployment programs for 16 weeks.The proposal would increase federal supplemental unemployment insurance benefits by $300 a week during that time.last_img read more

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first_img View Comments Casting has been set for Dusty, a new multi-media show celebrating the music of 60’s pop icon Dusty Springfield. Written by Kim Weild and Duncan Sibbald with dramaturg Jack Bradley, the production is directed by Chris Cowey. Dusty will begin previews on May 25 and officially open June 3 at London’s Charing Cross Theatre. The world premiere will play a limited engagement through August 22.Ellie Ann-Lowe will play Mary O’Brien, with Francesca Jackson as Nancy, Stewart McCheyne as DJ Dave Dean, Ben Tolley as Johnny Franz, Leo Elso as Dion O’Brien/Tom Springfield, Joe Vetch as Douggie Reece, Joan Walker as Kay O’Brien, Graham Kent as Gerard ‘OB’ O’Brien, Tristan Pate as Vic Billings, Allyson Ava Brown as Martha Reeves, Danielle Kassarata as Maddie and Arabella Rodrigo as Norma. Rounding out the company will be Bex Leung, Cleo Jaeger and Marianna Neofitou.With original music by Dusty Springfield, audiences will see and hear Springfield on stage using 3-D technology and digital media. Dusty follows the highs and lows of Springfield’s rise from middle class suburban London to the recording of her seminal album Dusty in Memphis. Through the eyes of Nancy Jones, one of Dusty’s childhood friends, and other key figures who accompanied her on her journey, Dusty celebrates the life of one of Britain’s most influential recording artists.The production will feature set designs by Phil Lindley, lighting by Eugene O’Connor, choreography by Lyndon Lloyd and sound by Paul Gavin and James Nicholson. Musical direction is by Dean Austin.Another tuner based on the pop legend, Forever Dusty, closed off-Broadway in spring 2013.last_img read more

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first_imgAugust 1, 2003 Letters August 1, 2003 Regular News I opened my June 15th Florida Bar News to find that The Florida Bar Board of Governors voted to oppose the new ABA ethics rule change (suspending the attorney-client privilege when a lawyer discovers her client is using or has used her services to commit a substantial crime or fraud), because “it would undermine the values of the legal profession.”Excuse me? Exactly what do they think lawyers’ values ought to be?There should be total distrust between a lawyer and a client who intends to use that lawyer to commit a crime or a fraud, knowingly or not. A criminal or clever executive ought to know that he is not going to be able to count on a lawyer helping him commit his crime, and then having to “ethically” remain silent about it. A criminal ought to know that when a lawyer finds out that he has been used to help commit a crime, the lawyer will be able to testify — just like any other witness.If a person planning a crime or fraud were scared to tell the lawyer anything, or use the lawyer for any part of his plan, because the truth could come out, society would have a little less crime and fraud. And the crime and fraud we did have would be easier and less expensive for society to prosecute.Which would be good for societal health?Yet the governors believe that preventing criminals from using witting and unwitting lawyers to assist them in defrauding people would lead “to total distrust between the lawyer and his/her client.”Excuse me? What lawyer? What client? The law abiding citizen and her attorney? The person who needs an after-the-fact defense attorney? The person who needs a corporation, divorce, adoption, or sale of a business? No. Only the person or executive who intends to (mis)use a lawyer in committing a crime or fraud.A primary objective of a civil society is to structure things to avoid a fraud or crime from being committed. It would be absurd for any civil society to organize itself so that its officers of court can be misused to facilitate the commission of a crime, and then have to remain silent about it, while the criminal hires a new unknowing lawyer to facilitate the continuance of his fraud.In a society where law rules, the values of the legal profession ought to be truth and honesty — and the rules ought to clearly support them in that.Martin C. Boire Ormond BeachLawyer Lost From what I read in the papers, a Panhandle lawyer called a judge he disagreed with a lunatic. “I believe the inmates have taken over the asylum” were the words reported. The lawyer says it’s a free speech issue. If the report is true, The Florida Bar has two choices. Either censure the lawyer or change the Rules of Professional Conduct. If we do the latter, I suggest we change the rules for judges, too. We could then call some lawyers unctuous, self-aggrandizing, greedy, unprofessional morons, without fear of censure. All in the name of free speech.Senior Judge Nath Doughtie Gainesville Guardians of Freedom The Florida Bar lost a former employee and dear, dear friend recently. Just recently, our office received the tragic news that Gregg Wenzel died in a car accident in Africa. Gregg worked in the Miami Branch Office of Lawyer Regulation as Bar counsel from 1998-2001.Wenzel had been in Ethiopia working for the U.S. government when this tragedy occurred. To anyone who knew him, it seems surreal. Wenzel did more in his 33 years than many people do in a lifetime. Wenzel enjoyed athletics (he participated in numerous Ironman triathalons and marathons), photography, and traveling, amongst other things. He was involved as a coach with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, and through this organization, he helped many to raise money to cure these diseases, as well as reach their goal of running a marathon.When he worked with the Bar, he would routinely step up to the plate to assist others during trial. He was a deeply spiritual individual who always left others with a smile. Wenzel did not know the meaning of the words “I can’t do it” or “I’m not able to.” Without a doubt, he lived life to the fullest.If there is a message that any of us can take from this tragedy, it is simply that we must live our lives in the here and now. I just ask that each one of us take a moment to pray for the family at this time of unspeakable sorrow.Bill Mulligan Miami Free Speech During 45 years of law practice I have harbored the assumption that it is our profession that acts as guardian of personal freedom.We stood silent when we should have protested in the 1940s and when we abandoned our duty to speak as the government imprisoned thousands of American citizens merely because they were Japanese. Confronting the hysteria of the communist threat in the ’50s, we stood mute during the McCarthy witch hunts and congressional inquisitions.The country faces a real and obvious threat from fanatical groups. Again the government reacts like Keystone Cops rushing around, turning over every stone in search of hidden terrorists. The public is treated to a meaningless technicolor extravaganza of measured degrees of imminent disaster.The threat is real, but it can be managed without surrender of our fundamental legal rights.We have more to fear from an attorney general lobbying for more invasive authority to hold suspects incommunicado indefinitely before trial and without judicial review or guarantee of due process. The government has usurped the authority to intercept e-mail, phone accounts and wiretap journalists in pursuit of the public’s right to know.Are we safer because some CIA hack is skulking in the basement of the Pentagon reviewing our library use and book-buying habits?Under the guise of the so-called “Patriot Act” the government is making egregious infringements upon the prerogative of a free press. When the press is intimidated, censored, and spied upon by the government, the most effective protection from the excesses and ambitions of shallow men exercising governmental power is gone.In Germany of the ’20s the legal profession stood silent while the patriots of the time confronted the crisis of the day by destroying individual rights under the guise of meeting the pending threat in the name of national security.I would hope that the voice of our profession would be heard this time and that it may act as some restraint upon the overzealous who would abandon the best of the law under the rationale that the means are justified by the ends.R.G. Petree OrlandoAttorney-Client Privilegelast_img read more

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first_img continue reading » The headline seemed newsworthy: Bank Credit Union Merger NewsThe problem: it was not accurate. Credit unions and banks cannot and do not merge. The brief story did state that a credit union had completed its acquisition of a bank. But then the story continued the fiction by stating “this is the seventh merger of a bank into a credit union this year.”Why the Misstatement?Writers have a point of view. In this case the post was to promote the idea that banks and credit unions are much alike. So much so that bank/credit union mergers are not that different from the several hundred merger transactions occurring between credit unions annually.However, these transactions are purchases in which credit unions pay cash to the owners of the bank in order to acquire the selling bank’s assets and liabilities. They are whole bank acquisitions. These sales are negotiated, often with the help of brokers, accountants, lawyers and other third-party experts to navigate both the business details and the regulatory approvals. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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first_imgHe added, however, that given the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, such mass rallies posed a large public health risk. “We do not want you who feel like warriors to go home sick. Everyone should be healthy,” he said. “We have heard you. Now everyone, you and I, should go home to our respective homes and follow the developments from there.”He closed his remarks by asking the protesters to sing the patriotic song “Padamu Negeri” (To You, My Country) with him.Read also: Facilities set ablaze as clashes break out in Jakarta during jobs law protest Thousands of protesters, mostly university students and laborers, held rallies at two main points in Central Jakarta: near the State Palace and at the House of Representatives compound in Senayan.Protesters who were trying to reach the State Palace clashed with police on Thursday afternoon as police closed the main access points to the landmark.The Transjakarta station at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle was also set on fire.Students and workers in other regions across the country have also staged large demonstrations as part of a three-day national strike in protest against the Job Creation Law, which started on Tuesday.All the protesters demanded that the law, which many experts and activists have said is detrimental to labor rights and environmental protections, be revoked immediately. The government, meanwhile, has insisted that the law is necessary to improve bureaucratic efficiency and cut red tape, particularly in regard to business permits and investment. (sau/kmt)Topics : Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan called on those protesting against the controversial Job Creation Law to disperse on Thursday evening, shortly after meeting with protesters at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta.Anies said that every citizen had a right to express their opinion and that he would pass on the protesters’ demands to the central government in a meeting scheduled for Friday. “I guarantee that what you said will be passed on tomorrow,” Anies told a crowd of rallygoers.last_img read more

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first_imgNew South Wales and Victoria have emerged as the front runners for investors looking to get into the property market, with a surge in interest across the two states in first quarter of the year.Parramatta, in Sydney’s west claimed top spot in realestate.com.au’s Investor Hotspots list. The top ten was dominated by suburbs in Sydney’s west and a mix of inner-city and suburban areas of Melbourne.The trend for inner-city and suburban areas was replicated across most states. In Queensland, investors are searching in inner-city areas in south Brisbane and West End, where multiple new apartment developments are being built.In South Australia, investors are looking to the inner north and coastal areas, while WA investors were keen on areas to the north and south of Perth.Realestate.com.au ranks each hotspot by taking the number of searches a suburb receives on realestate.com.au’s Invest site through the search tool and map function.Top Ten Investor HotspotsParramatta (NSW)Point Cook (VIC)Carlton (VIC)Blacktown (NSW)Glen Waverley (VIC)Penrith (NSW)Frankston (VIC)Auburn (NSW)Brunswick (VIC)Liverpool (NSW)Nathan Sahyoun, Principal from LJ Hooker Parramatta says investors are looking towards New South Wales and Victoria on a national scale as these areas are the most developed and offer financially secure investment.Sahyoun adds that from a national perspective, New South Wales is leading the charge in the economy, education and employment sectors of Australia.“With the New South Wales Government investing in Sydney’s west, it’s no surprise investors are interested in these areas. The increasing living opportunities as well as a growing arts and culture hub is truly cementing long-term capital growth in the area. With a second airport planned for Sydney’s west, I suspect investors will continue to flock to Parramatta for many years,” Sahyoun says.Paul Wolff, Director from Porter Davis Melbourne explains that location is the big draw card attracting investors to areas in Victoria.“Driving from Point Cook to Melbourne CBD only takes about half an hour which is really short compared to other investment areas including Werribee and Hoppers Crossing. The proximity to the city is not only attracting investors, but also foreign and second and third home buyers,” Wolff says.Find out the results from your state:NSWQLDNTWASAVICACTTASNew South WalesParramatta is the shining star of the west, attracting the most interest from investors in New South Wales and also across the country. These are the ten most searched for areas in the Northern Territory on realestate.com.au/invest:Stuart ParkNightcliffGunnRoseberyLarrakeyahDarwin CityDurackParapRapid CreekAlice SpringsDuring January to March this year, inner city areas and suburbs in the Palmerston region attracted the most interest from investors.David Oliver from Elders Real Estate has seen the property market in Stuart Park significantly develop over the past ten years.“Stuart Park is located on the fringe of the city with both city and harbour views, making it really popular for those that want easy access to the centre of Darwin. This established area attracts both tenant and purchaser inquiry giving confidence to investors looking for a great return on their investment. The future is bright for investors as the tenant demand is high with new homes also being developed,” he says.Oliver says Stuart Park has a diverse mix of property including properties from both old and new Darwin.“There are businesses, medical amenities, gyms, schools and parklands. It’s no surprise this area is tightly held. Investors have realised that buyers are not moving out of this area which is great news for them.“Darwin is a hub for future business with quite a high number of interstate investors interested in this area. Our rental market has performed so strongly, especially Stuart Park that I expect a 5.5% net rental return for the location.”West AustraliaPotential investors are jumping online for properties in Victoria Park when looking out west. These are the ten most searched for West Australian suburbs on realestate.com.au/invest:Victoria ParkBayswaterSouth PerthScarboroughMaylandsComoBaldivisMount LawleyCanning ValeWembleyDuring the first quarter of 2015 areas to the north and south of Perth attracted the majority of interest from investors looking online.Shane Vasile from Acton Victoria Park lives and breathes the lifestyle this area offers – He and wife Kym live in the suburb and run their business in Victoria Park. He describes it as their own piece of investment property.“Victoria Park offers two main benefits; diversity of housing stock and affordability. Both keep increasing in demand. The proximity to the CBD and popular café strip that has sprung up over the past five years also makes this area a hotspot for locals and overseas investors,” he says.Vasile says Victoria Park has a large education quarter attracting a high number of renters and students to the area.“Curtain University and the Technology Park which is the digital hub in West Australia are within close proximity to Victoria Park. Overseas investors are buying these properties for their families who are studying in the area. The proliferation of low-cost restaurants is also attracting the student market. This influx of students is certainly positive from an investor’s point of view.”As one of the first test suburbs for the National Broadband Network, Victoria Park is certainly an investor’s delight, offering plenty of value.South AustraliaNorth Adelaide has come out on top as the most searched suburb in South Australia.These are the ten most searched for South Australian suburbs on realestate.com.au/invest:North AdelaideProspectNorwoodMawson LakesMile EndKlemzigGlenelgBromptonHenley BeachParksideFrom January to March this year areas around the inner north and the coast were the pick for investors.Being privy to the property market for the past 28 years, Catherine Crease from Ouwens Casserly Real Estate says North Adelaide has always been highly sought after and thrives because of its character.“North Adelaide is close to the city and fits within that cosmopolitan lifestyle. People want to live in this area as it also boasts proximity to the parklands, restaurants, cafes, the new Adelaide Oval, beautiful cathedrals and plenty of art and cultural attractions. Everything you want is here,” Crease says.“There are cute cottages, grand mansions, multi-storey apartments, townhouses and beautiful heritage buildings – everything is within easy walking distance. Investors see North Adelaide as a great investment because they know in the next five to ten years, the popularity in this suburb will continue to grow.”Crease explains that there is a high number of people looking to move into this area including downsizers and retirees, giving confidence to investors about their potential return on investment.“People are attracted to the low maintenance lifestyle and want to live here. Capital growth has consistently been strong in this area because of the demand from buyers wanting to live here.”VictoriaIt looks like the majority of potential investors are pointing at Point Cook, hoping to secure a property in this area. These are the ten most searched for Australian Capital Territory areas on realestate.com.au/invest:YarralumlaCraceBraddonBruceFranklinKingstonO’ConnorTurnerLynehamGungahlinDuring January to March this year, inner and outer northern areas had the lion’s share of interest from investors.Maria Selleck, Director at Maria Selleck Properties has seen Yarralumla become one of Canberra’s most desirable and high-performing residential suburbs in recent years.“Yarralumla is now home to over 3,000 people and is the main precinct for diplomatic missions and official residences in Canberra.  This area will definitely continue to represent very good value for money for owners because of its wide leafy streets, attractive lakeside setting and central location,” she says.“This area offers an attractive lifestyle in established surrounds. Being located on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, there is access to swimming and rowing facilities as well as parklands making it a desirable place to live.”Selleck says redevelopment of properties has been ongoing creating new investment opportunities. She also highlights that the ACT Government plans to create medium and high density unit blocks resulting in around 1,600 new dwellings and transforming the area into an urban renewal project over the next decade.“Yarralumla appeals to families because of the schooling facilities as well as young couples and downsizers. Properties in this area are generally snapped up quickly with demand from investors increasing aggressively over recent years.”TasmaniaPopular Sandy Bay has attracted the most interest from potential investors who are recognising the golden opportunities this area offers. These are the ten most searched for New South Wales suburbs on realestate.com.au/invest:ParramattaBlacktownPenrithAuburnLiverpoolCastle HillCampbelltownSt MarysEppingBaulkham HillsSahyoun says investors are realising the growth potential western areas offer and its value in comparison to inner city suburbs.“Western Sydney has similar features that inner-city suburbs have and is only a short distance from the CBD.  Parramatta is the only area where you are able to get around by all three transport services; road, rail and ferry. We pride ourselves in offering fantastic education opportunities in this area along with the lifestyle benefits and local attractions,” he says.Sahyoun says planned infrastructure including a new light rail and multi-storey high school will be developed in the next five years.“This will be Sydney’s second light rail and we are excited that it will be running through Parramatta. Locals are also really looking forward to seeing the brand new high-rise school being built here. There’s certainly a growing trend of high-rise developments happening in western Sydney which is reflective of trends happening around the world.”QueenslandUp north in Queensland, South Brisbane is dominating investors’ searches.More from newsUp-and-coming suburbs set to boom20 Apr 2015Good news for renters as growth in rental rate slows15 Jun 2015These are the ten most searched for Queensland suburbs on realestate.com.au/invest:South BrisbaneWest EndNew FarmIndooroopillyToowongWoolloongabbaCoorparooSouthportChermsideFortitude ValleyAnthony John Group CEO Shane Bulloch says the proximity to popular South Bank and the CBD is attracting plenty of investors to the area.“The premium location on the Brisbane River, green spaces, educational facilities and employment opportunities makes South Brisbane an investor’s dream. The demand for property in this area is also driven by the many lifestyle amenities on offer and significant infrastructure. There are flexible public transport options including easy access to the trains, buses and ferries,” Bulloch says.He says South Brisbane’s population is forecast to grow, showing a lot of promise for investors in the next 20 years. He says this growth is likely to drive the strong demand for properties in South Brisbane.“Strong demand means strong capital growth and that’s what investors want to see. The location of South Brisbane attracts a high number of renters that want close proximity to the city which makes investors confident that properties here will generate a strong return on investment.”Northern TerritoryIn the Territory, Stuart Park is heating up, attracting the most attention online from potential investors. These are the ten most searched for Victorian suburbs on realestate.com.au/invest:Point CookCarltonGlen WaverleyFrankstonBrunswickSt KildaWantirna SouthPrestonRingwoodRichmondInterest in investment property was spread across Melbourne ranging from inner-city suburbs to areas located close to major train stations.Porter Davis Director Paul Wolff says location is the big draw card attracting investors to Point Cook.“Proximity to the city is really important for an investor when deciding on a location and this is why Point Cook is the top choice for investment in Victoria,” he says.“Point Cook promises huge capital growth along with retail developments, infrastructure and schools in the next five to ten years and the experienced investor knows about this. This area has a lot of promise, emerging as a hotspot for investors. House and land packages are really affordable in Point Cook and the projects happening at the moment in this area will only drive capital growth.”Wolff says Point Cook has a diverse mix of investment properties available from million-dollar homes to affordable units.Australian Capital TerritoryYarralumla was the most search for suburb for investment property this quarter, with northern areas of Canberra also attracting a large number of potential investors. These are the ten most searched for areas in Tasmania on realestate.com.au/invest:Sandy BayLauncestonWest HobartKingstonBelleriveHowrahGlenorchyBattery PointSouth HobartMoonahMike Speakman from Petrusma Property says they receive many rental enquiries about Sandy Bay highlighting this as a dream area for an investor.“Most investors are pretty savvy. They look for two things when choosing an investment property; the income generated from rent and capital growth. There are plenty of investors looking in Sandy Bay as they are hoping to come across units or properties with multiple incomes. These properties usually provide the greatest return on investment.”Speakman says investors will not rush into a decision but are often facing fierce competition from first-home and overseas buyers who want a piece of the action.“Investors are up against first-home buyers in Sandy Bay as these types of buyers can only afford the units that investors are keen to buy. The value of property in Sandy Bay is only going up and overseas investors know this. I recently sold a few Sandy Bay properties to foreign buyers that wanted to buy a place for their children who have moved to Tassie for study. Residents then tend to stay in the area seeking local employment opportunities,” he says.last_img read more

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first_imgRising Sun, Ind. — Fifth generation Ohio County resident Democrat Lane Siekman has kicked off his campaign against incumbent Republican Congressman Luke Messer in Indiana’s sixth district.Siekman is a Rising Sun attorney and has criticized Messer for not having town hall meetings or making an effort to listen to Hoosiers.Siekman has served as legal counsel for many government entities and is the executive director of the Ohio County Economic Development Corporation and secretary of the southeast Indiana Regional Growth Alliance.More information is online at:crowdpac.com/campaigns/237670/a-voice-for-working-hoosierslast_img read more

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first_img Loading… Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearcenter_img TP Mazembe have won their 18th DR Congo league title following the cancellation of the 2019-20 season by the Congolese Federation of Football Association.The country’s football governing body had reached this decision on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread globally.As a result, the Ravens have won the league title as they lead the log before the topflight was suspended. They will be representing the country in next year’s Caf Champions League alongside runners-up AS Vita Club.Meanwhile, AS Maniema will be participating in the Caf Confederation Cup as OC Bukavu Dava and AS Nyuki will begin life Division two next season“The executive committee of the Congolese Federation of Football Association met this Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Africana Palace to decide on the 2019 – 2020 sports season interrupted because of the health crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic,” a statement from Fecofa read.“At the end of the meeting, the federation led by Constant Omari Selemani decided to stop championships and competitions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The decision was declared to the press by the Deputy Secretary General, Belgian Situatala.“The deputy secretary general of fecofa said that the members of the executive committee of the federation have approved the classification of the championship of the National football league transmitted by the management committee of this entity. TP Mazembe is crowned champion of the season, sporting 2019 – 2020, with 53 points. He is followed by AS V.Club (48 points), AS Maniema Union (46 points), DC Motema Pembe (42 points) and JS Groupe Bazano (38 points) for the first five places.“The last two teams in the standings, OC Bukavu Dawa from Bukavu and AS Nyuki from Butembo, have been relegated to Division 2. They will be replaced by the two champions from two Ligue 2 sites, the JSK from Kinshasa for the West site and Etoile Yellow from Katanga for the South Center.“No relegation or rise for the clubs of the East site following the insufficient number of matches played. Only TS Malekesa of Kisangani played 12 games and the other teams did not even finish the first leg, according to the Belgian SGA Situatala.”read also:TP Mazembe to build new 50,000 seat stadiumWith this decision, DR Congo join the likes of Cameroon, Mauritius, Guinea, Kenya, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso as countries to have abandoned their football season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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first_imgThe last 12 laps ran green. Laney stayed close but had to settle for second. Gustin, chasing a record fourth straight tour victory, started seventh and finished third.  Abelson was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. His third feature win of the sea­son was his Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour career sixth. The 2016 tour champion also won at BVR in 2011 and 2016.  Abelson led all 30 laps of Wednesday’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour main event at Buena Vista Raceway, earning $2,000 for the IMCA Modified feature victory plus the $500 bounty of­fered to the driver who could stop Richie Gustin’s series streak. Completing the top five were in the Al Ritts Memorial race were Joel Rust and Kelly Shryock. Hard charger Craig Reetz started 10th and finished 10th. Other Wednesday winners at Alta were Stefan Sybesma in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, rookie Mike Smith in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Doug Smith in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Caine Mahlberg in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Feature results – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 2. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 3. Richie Gustin, Gil­man; 4. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 6. Josh Most, Red Oak; 7. Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek; 8. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 9. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 10. Craig Reetz, Dunlap; 11. Al Hejna, Clear Lake; 12. Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; 13. Matt Bonine, Onawa; 14. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 15. Alan Bohlman, Cambridge, Minn.; 16. Justin Sackett, Pierson; 17. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif.; 18. Stacey Mills, Webb; 19. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 20. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev.; 21. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth; 22. Cody Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; 23. Brent Mack, Newell. Chris Abelson bagged the $2,000 top prize, plus a $500 bounty for his Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour victory Wednesday night at Buena Vista. Three of his career six IMCA Modified tour wins have come at Alta. (Photo by Jim Steffens) The fourth and final tour Dirt Knights Tour event of the week is the $1,500 to win show Thursday, July 25 at Kossuth County Speedway. Abelson drew the pole and tussled with California challenger Cody Laney before and after re­starts on the 18th circuit.  Also on the card at Algona are IMCA Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Sport Compacts. That program will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. ALTA, Iowa (July 24) – Add a new title to Chris Abelson’s racing resume: Bounty hunter.last_img read more

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