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IMCA Modified, Hobby, Northern SportMod rookies vie for Friesen Performance crates

first_imgRookie competitors in each of those divisions must display two Friesen Performance decals on their race car to be eligible. Engine awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in No­vember. The Sutton, Neb., dealership again gives a 604 crate engine to the na­tional Modified rookie of the year and 602 crate engines to both national Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod rookies of the year. 2019 crate engine recipients were John Oliver Jr., Modified; Kaden Reynolds, Hobby Stock; and Cade Richards, Northern SportMod. “The Friesen Performance program has become a staple with our first-year drivers, and one that has been a primary incentive for drivers to move up and challenge themselves in a new division,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The satisfaction of presenting these engines at our national banquet is very rewarding.” More information is available by calling 402 630-4894 or by visiting the Friesen Performance Face­book page at https://www.facebook.com/Friesencratenation/.center_img SUTTON, Neb. – Friesen Performance continues one of IMCA’s most popular award programs for first-year drivers, giving crate engines to top rookies in three divisions for a seventh consecu­tive season.  “It has been really fun getting to work with a few of the recipients of this fantastic award,” said Chad Smith. “They have come in to do some dyno testing and tuning on the actual engine they won. It is very rewarding to see the appreciation they have for it and their desire to continue to get better. “  Friesen sells and ships GM crate engines to IMCA customers across the country and is an author­ized crate engine repair facility for IMCA. Along with selling and servicing new and pre-owned vehicles, Friesen has one of the largest parts departments in the country and specializes in power train, discontinued parts and all Chevrolet Performance parts.last_img read more

Tropical Storm Nestor forms in the Gulf

first_imgThe National Hurricane Center is reporting that the disturbance moving across the Gulf of Mexico has officially developed into a tropical Storm.At 1 pm, Nestor system was located about 195 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River.Tropical force winds and dangerous storm surge is expected along portions of the northern Gulf coast later today and into tonight.Conditions are expected to deteriorate Friday into early Saturday.Some rainfall is possible for our area.last_img

Remains of missing Florida mother found

first_imgAuthorities later discovered that Montalvo’s phone had been turned off and that her car was abandoned about 8-miles from her son’s grandparent’s home.After conducting an extensive search of the father and grandparent’s home Friday, authorities discovered Montalvo’s remains.Montalvo’s ex-husband Christopher Otero-Rivera and his father Angel Rivera were arrested Friday on unrelated charges, however, according to court records both men are now facing a premeditated murder charge and are being held without bond. The Osceola County Sheriff’s department is reporting that investigators have found the remains of a mother who was reported missing last week after she failed to pick up her son from school.35-year-old Nicole Montalvo went missing on October 21st after she dropped her 8-year-old son off to his father and grandparent’s home. Authorities were then notified about her disappearance Tuesday afternoon when she failed to pick up her son from school and no one was able to get in touch with her.Florida mother reported missing after failing to pick up son from schoollast_img read more

“Miracle Woman” Survives Six-Hour Cardiac Arrest

first_imgA British woman has made a full recovery, after her heart stopped beating for six hours due to severe hypothermia.Officials report that 34-year-old Audrey Schoeman got caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees mountain range in Spain last month.Her husband, Rohan, called for help. He says, “I thought she was dead. I was trying to feel for a pulse… I couldn’t feel a breath, I couldn’t feel a heartbeat.”Schoeman was taken to a hospital, where Dr. Jordi Riera treated her. He says Schoeman’s situation is very rare, since the human brain typically suffers irreparable damage if the heart stops beating for five minutes.The doctor adds, “What happened to her is a consequence of the drop in body temperature.” Apparently, Schoeman survived because the extreme drop in body temperature that stopped her heart also slowed down her brain metabolism. That allowed her heart to cope more effectively with the lack of oxygen.Schoeman’s body temperature had dropped to 64.4 Fahrenheit, as opposed to the normal 97.7-99.5 Fahrenheit range. Riera and his medical team used an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine in order to keep her alive.ECMO replaces the heart and lung functions. That allowed the doctors to oxygenate Schoeman’s blood and pump it around the body.Riera says Schoeman’s body slowly warmed up until her heart started beating again after six hours.“She woke up and asked: ‘What am I doing here?’” Riera says.The woman suffered a slight loss of sensitivity in her hands, but should make a full recovery.Riera adds, “As a scientist I don’t like the word but it’s like a miracle.”According to Schoeman, “It’s like a miracle except I think it’s all because of the doctors. Probably this winter I won’t go to the mountains, but I hope that in spring we will be able to start hiking and trekking again. I don’t want this to take away that hobby from me.”last_img read more

Pensacola Suffers Cyber Attack on the Heels of NAS Terror Attack

first_imgThe city of Pensacola, Florida is the victim of a cyber attack one day after a terror attack at the Naval Air Station.Mayor Grover Robinson announced yesterday the attack started over the weekend, and the FBI, Homeland Security and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating.Robinson says it’s too early to know if any personal information was compromised.The attack did not affect public safety agencies such as 911 call, and there’s no word on when the city will be fully back online.Pensacola City spokesperson Kaycee Lagarde saying they aren’t sure if the cyber attack is linked to the naval air base shooting and as a precaution officials reported it to the FBI.For now Pensacola’s government’s doing business old school with pen and paper.last_img read more

Federal Prosecutor Apologizes to Local Epstein Victim in Court

first_imgA federal prosecutor in the Jeffrey Epstein case made the expected move in court on Thursday of acknowledging a lack of transparency in dealing with one of the late billionaire’s and Palm Beach resident’s victims. The prosecutor apologized during oral arguments made before a federal appeals court panel in Miami.“Courtney Wild is especially happy that the government finally in open court admitted to violating her rights and said that they’re sorry, and I think that that goes a long way for Courtney,” said attorney Brad Edwards, standing outside federal court with Ms. Wild.Wild, who initially used the name “Jane Doe,” sued federal prosecutors in 2008. She and another victim claimed that their rights had been violated under the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act, because prosecutors did not consult with them before Epstein struck controversial plea deal.Epstein ended up serving 13 months at the Palm Beach County Jail, with much of that time being spent on a work-release program at a downtown office, along with occasional visits to his Palm Beach estate.Early last year, a federal judge in West Palm Beach ruled that Epstein’s agreement with prosecutors violated the law, since his victims were not made aware of it beforehand.As the judge was considering the possible reopening of that case, Epstein committed suicide last August while in custody in New York. He had been awaiting trial on new, separate charges.The judge ultimately decided to not proceed with Wild’s suit.Ms. Wild appealed that decision, arguing there remained potential remedies, such as reopening the Non-Prosecution Agreement, with the possibility of filing charges against alleged Epstein accomplices, who were protected by the secret deal.“If he invalidates the Non-Prosecution Agreement, then Courtney can confer with the prosecutors about the other people who committed crimes against her, and in their discretion, if they believe prosecution is warranted, they could then charge those co-conspirators,” according to Edwards.Although the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, is based in Atlanta, judges sometimes hear oral arguments at satellite locations, one of which is Miami.There is no word on when the court might rule on Wild’s appeal.last_img read more

Two Dead, Including Teen, and One Injured in Shooting After Funeral in Riviera Beach

first_imgTwo people, including a teenager, were shot and killed, and a juvenile female was injured, after a funeral in Riviera Beach on Saturday.Police responded at 2:34 p.m. to a shooting that happened immediately after a funeral at Victory City Church, which is located at 163 West 20th Street.An unidentified 15-year-old boy and a man, identified as 47-year-old Royce Freeman, were shot and died at the scene.The unidentified female was shot and taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center by Riviera Beach Fire Rescue with non-life-threatening injuries.According to a statement from Riviera Beach Police, the shooting was not “a random act of violence,” and, “The victims and the shooters were known to each other.”The godmother of the 15-year-old victim says the shooting occurred after his grandfather’s funeral.Courtesy: WPTV NewsChannel 5/FacebookSenior pastor of Victory City Church says he was alerted that there could be family tension surrounding the service, which is why he increased security with armed guards. He also alerted police before the funeral service.The shooting unfolded across the street, after the service ended and security had stepped away from the property.Officials say that ShotSpotter technology detected 13 shots during this incident.No arrests have been made, and the incident is under investigation.last_img read more

Caitlin set for England test after exam break

first_img Tags: Caitlin Whitehead, Cumbria, England Girls’ Squad Caitlin Whitehead is ready to win again and help the England girls’ squad achieve their 2020 vision.The 17-year-old is gearing up for a big year after putting golf on the backburner for a spell last season to concentrate on her school exams.With the stress of GCSEs now over and a solid winter of practise behind her, the golfer from Kendal is keenly anticipating the new season.Whitehead is no stranger to the winner’s circle. In 2018, she was crowned European Young Masters champion after a fine performance in Norway.That victory earned her a place at the Asia Pacific Junior Championships in Hong Kong – which she duly won as an individual and also claimed top prize in the team event alongside Finland’s Sakke Siltala.Now Whitehead is itching to get back onto the circuit as well as playing her part in national team triumphs.“Last year I had my GCSEs so that cut a large proportion of the season out,” confirmed Whitehead who spent last week in Portugal training with the girls’ squad.“I felt I was behind before the season really started.“Obviously it would be amazing to have a career in golf, but I do believe I should take time out for education. You need a back-up plan in case things don’t quite go as well as planned.“I did get on track with a good finish in the English girls’ last season“This year I hope to hit the ground running in March and have a better start.“I want to have more consistent finishes and play in women’s and girls’ events. I’d like to win a girls’ event and have top 15 finishes in women’s events.“Splitting them is the best way to do it, I believe.”Whitehead is a member of both Kendal Golf Club and Carus Green Golf Club having been inspired by her dad to take up the game as a child.Fell running and football were her other passions before golf took over and now the whole Whitehead family is hooked. Caitlin’s younger brother is also mad keen and playing county golf off a handicap of five.Whitehead has now been a mainstay of the England girls’ squad for two successive Home International campaigns.Last week’s coaching camp at Quinta Do Lago resort on the Algarve was geared towards preparing for the season’s main team events.Having helped England win in 2018 and 2019 she’d love the hat-trick this season when the event is staged at Royal St David’s in Wales.“I love being part of the team and competing,” added Whitehead who was part of the winning team skippered by putting coach Mike Kanski (pictured below) during a fun session on the Algarve coast.“The whole experience of going away with the girls to play practice rounds is much more inciteful,” said the teenager.“I look to gather more detail than I otherwise would do on my own and I can take that onto the course.“Overall, I feel as if I’ve developed as a player. I’ve had ups and downs and these have made me resilient. I can cope with pressure better and I know what I want to achieve.“I definitely know how to handle myself and manipulate the golf ball to get a low score.”Whitehead is currently exploring options with American universities and contemplating a course in either business studies or psychology.“In 2021 I’m looking to go to university in America and I’m just starting to put together some schedules for visits just now,” she confirmed.“I don’t have a clear idea of where I want to go, but I will be going to America.“I think a lot of the American schools are business-minded and that’s what I’m doing for my A levels.“But that’s for the future and right now I’m excited about what lies in store this year.”Photograph credits: Leaderboard 24 Feb 2020 Caitlin set for England test after exam break last_img read more