Convincingly, Carter captures SportMod win at Arlington

first_imgGetting the best of a very fast field of Mach-1 Sport Compacts was R.J. Esqueda. Jeff Carter dominated in the opening night Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature at Arlington Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty) Clint Hatlestad raced to IMCA Modified career win number 99 and Brandon Allen led the distance in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature.  Carter got a great start from the second row and was in the lead by the first turn. Despite numer­ous stoppages, he held onto the top spot throughout to win his first feature of the year. Eric Lar­son tried to catch him but had to contend with the fast-moving Kris Zuhlsdorf and settled for se­cond. Brent Uecker was the third and final leader in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main. Cory Probst led from the fourth lap to the finish of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock headliner. ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 20) – Jeff Carter was on a tear from the start of Saturday’s opening night Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature at Arlington Raceway. Horejsi Graphics of New Ulm sponsored the best appearing car in each division and winners in­cluded Trent Loverude in the Modifieds, Javen Ostermann in the Sprints, Zach Foesch in the Stocks, Ashelyn Moriarty in the Hobbies, Travis Schurmann in the Northern SportMods and Justin Dose in the Sport Compacts.last_img read more

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JFK Hospital Refutes Claims of Abuse, Deaths

first_imgThe management of the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center yesterday expressed what it described as “utmost disgust” over a series of programming content aired on the Costa Show (Voice FM Liberia and Radio LIB in the USA) on the mornings of April 6, 7 and 8. “These programs,” the hospital said, “did not only present gross misrepresentation, half-truths and many out right falsehood, but also failed to observe the fundamentals of professional broadcasting by contacting the Center for its side to whatever story or allegations the stations had.” According to the hospital, this attitude on the part of the presenters of the program is not only a gross abuse of the public trust and the public right to know, but also a calculated attempt by the presenters and elements of the society to divert attention from the alleged criminal syndicate that has been busted at the JFK, many of whom have been arrested and are facing the full rigors of the law.“The JFK also takes particular notice of comments made by Daylue Goah, a former employee of the JFK who served as communication specialist from September 2012 till the termination of his employment in December, 2014,” the hospital said.JFK, in a release issued in Monrovia, refuted and condemned all claims made by Mr. Goah, stating that at no time, within his two years of service at the Center was Mr. Goah coerced, instructed or persuaded to lie to or deceive the people of Liberia on any matter relating to the operations at J.F.K. adding, “Mr. Daylue Goah is not a wanted man by the JFK neither is he a whistleblower, but rather someone who has brought his own credibility and integrity to serious question.”The release clarified that, “on November 14, 2014, Daylue Goah requested a one week leave of absence from the JFK management in order to ‘take his mother’s adopted son, Lloyd Urey, to the United States’. Due to the State of Emergency declared as a result of the Ebola crisis at the time, the JFK management agreed to grant Mr. Goah two weeks leave of absence with pay (instead of the one week he requested).“It was based on Mr. Goah’s prolonged absence from work, coupled with the many flimsy excuses he was presenting for not being able to return to work, that the JFK management (on March 26, 2015) mandated its human resource department to effect the termination of his employment effective December 28, 2014, that being the date he should have reported to work. But Mr. Goah, in a quick response yesterday on his Facebook page said, “I have been reliably informed that the management of JFK has hired a PR firm headed by James Paykue from ELBC to start character assassination on me. They have also self-generated emails that I was begging to get my job back… hahahah… the JFK management according to my sources from the hospital, has invested over US$20,000 and has bought pages in four local newspapers for the publication. Don’t be surprised to see such evil act from the hospital tomorrow, but I am not moved and will not stop until I see change for our people. US$20,000 could have gone a long way in saving lives, but they prefer fighting me to keep their jobs.” BackgroundThe public statement by the JFK management comes in the wake of a series of appearances on the Costa Show by Goah, who suggested that JFK’s earlier explanation in death of Mr. Ballah Scott, an employee of the hospital who was also admitted there for treatment, was far from the truth. Mr. Scott, who served as Assistant Personnel Director and worked for the JFK for about 21 years, was found dead on the compound of the Hospital weeks after he fell sick. He was admitted at JFK after he complained of abdominal pain. Scott’s death sparked controversy with family members alleging that their relative was killed at the hospital while undergoing treatment. At the time the management of JFK refuted the claims, saying that Scott was discharged before his death. On the Costa Show last week, Goah questioned why the body of Scott, who Dr. MacDonald claimed was discharged (alive), was found on the hospital compound.He told the Costa Show that the autopsy pronounced by the JFK Management on the body of Mr. Scott to determine the cause of his death, was never conducted. Goah also claimed that following Scott’s death, the JFK Management allegedly conspired with the International Bank (IB) and withdrew money from Scott’s account, making it to appear that Scott had been withdrawing from his bank account since he was discharged from the hospital.Responding to JFK’s recent press statement on Goah’s remarks, Henry Costa, host of the morning show, said JFK “failed… to address or respond to the corruption and deplorable conditions at the hospital, or any of the widespread abuse and neglect at the nation’s supposedly number one referral hospital.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Global Smart Energy Market Growth Prospective Market Dynamics Value Shares

first_imgGet an inclusive research report offering a thorough market analysis and growth outlook of the Global Smart Energy Market in the latest research report added by Big Market Research.The Smart Energy Market is significantly driven by the increasing investments in smart grid technologies. Since, smart grids introduce a different set of protocols and increased emphasis on renewable energy in the energy mix of countries around the world. According to the Smart America Organization, United States government would invest approximately $41 trillion over the next 20 years with an aim to upgrade their smart-grid infrastructure. Through this investment, United States government aims to create environmental sustainability and enhance the quality of life for its citizen. Similarly, as per the China Electricity Council, by 2020, Chinese government plans to construct three major transmission lines, each expected to reach 20GW of transmission capacity, promoting adoption of smart grid technology in the country. In 2015, the government of China invested around $101 billion and these funds are dedicated to developing smart grid technology. However, high cost of upgrading smart grids is expected to hinder the growth of the smart energy market during the forecast period.Get the Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2908333?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SAMUThe leading Key players ABB LTDGE EnergyItronLandis + GyrSensusS&T………………On the basis of segmentation, the Smart Energy market is segmented into type and end-user. The type segment of Smart Energy market is classified into smart grid, home energy management systems (HEMS), smart solar, digital oilfield and others of which smart grid segment dominates the market owing to the increase in implementation smart grids across the globe. On the basis of end-user segment, the market is bifurcated into commercial sector, residential sector and industrial sector of which commercial segment is expected to dominate the market owing to the increasing demand of energy.Get Discount on this Research Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2908333?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SAMUThe detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:By TypeSmart GridDigital OilfieldSmart solarHome energy management systems (HEMs)OthersBy End-userCommercial SectorResidential SectorIndustrial SectorFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year – 2015, 2016Base year – 2017Forecast period – 2018 to 2025Report Summary @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/global-smart-energy-market-market?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SAMUAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail [email protected]last_img read more

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Group Dont Expect Housing Recovery Until 2014

center_img October 4, 2011 443 Views As Fed officials hinted at more stimulus measures for the ailing economy, research consultancy “”Capital Economics””:http://www.capitaleconomics.com/ released a note signaling that more trouble ahead for the housing sector could delay a recovery until 2014.[IMAGE]Writing for the consultancy, senior U.S. economist “”Paul Dales””:http://www.capitaleconomics.com/staff/global-economics/paul-dales.html painted a grim portrait of the housing economy, explaining that less confidence among consumers and tight lending standards contribute to the view that “”structural constraints will prevent a decent housing recovery until 2014.””Among other factors pushing back on a market rebound, Dales wrote, more Americans want to buy a home while few actually make the leap today.He cited a late September “”Trulia””:http://www.trulia.com/ survey that found some 70 percent of Americans agreeing that homeownership remains a central tenet of the American Dream, a plunge downward from 77 percent last year.””That’s the equivalent of nearly 8 million households deciding that owning a home is not as appealing as it once was,”” Dales wrote. [COLUMN_BREAK]He said the same figures showed that a “”third of renters who eventually want to buy were being prevented from doing so by problems qualifying for a mortgage and another third were being blocked because of a poor credit history.””Commenting on the survey results, “”Jed Kolko””:http://www.truliablog.com/2011/09/20/trulia-chief-economist-jed-kolko/, chief economist with Trulia, said in a “”statement””:http://info.trulia.com/index.php?s=43&item=131 that “”today’s aspiring homeowners face many financial obstacles,”” including higher down payment requirements and more intense mortgage qualifications. “”These obstacles keep some would-be homeowners from taking advantage of low mortgage rates; on the other hand, they prevent some people from buying homes they can’t really afford,”” he added.Dales went on to write that high credit scores, reportedly hitting 700 for conventional loans, according to data from “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html and “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/, mean that some 12 percent more households across the country no longer qualify for mortgages at current rates.He said that the tighter lending standards has “”essentially locked out over [13 million] households from the mortgage market,”” adding that recently lowered conforming loan limits “”won’t be a disaster”” but “”certainly won’t help.””Concluded Dales: “”The upshot is that even if the US [sic] economy were to strengthen suddenly, a long-lasting decline in the willingness of Americans to buy a home and a permanent deterioration in their ability to qualify for a mortgage will prevent a significant strengthening in housing demand.””According to its Web site, Capital Economics is a macroeconomic research consultancy with more than 1,200 subscribers from institutions across the world.last_img read more

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