Stuvik clocks fast times at Czech race weekend

first_imgThe punctured rear tyre from Race 2.Sunday’s second race started well, but on the 2nd lap and already up to tenth position he was hit from behind by another car and consequently picked up a puncture.  After a pit stop and new rear wheel, he rejoined the circuit just after the lead group and although a lap down, kept going faster that the leaders.  In the end he could not secure any points, but took pleasure in the fact that he had set the third fastest time of the 33 cars.In the third and final race Stuvik again started from 7th position but incurred a drive-through penalty for jumping the start.  Rejoining the field in last position he started chasing down the cars in front and came all the way up to 17th place, before another car side-swiped the Thai and ended his race.The team can take pride in the huge performance improvement shown of late by the young Thai driver, clearly indicating he will be a force to be reckoned with for a championship challenge in Europe next year.  The hugely competitive Formula Renault NEC series ensures that any driver graduating in the top group will be a serious challenger in any championship.The next and penultimate round of the 2012 season will be at the Zandvoort Circuit in the Netherlands on 20-23 September.Sandy Nicholas Stuvik races for the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand and is sponsored by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation, Dacon Inspection Services and Sports Authority of Thailand. Seventeen year-old Thai racer Sandy Stuvik arrived at the Autodrom Most circuit in the Czech Republic last weekend for the final official testing of the year, prior to the 6th round of the 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup Sandy immediately showed his improved form as he set the 4th fastest time in the test and gave clear signs that he wanted to be included in the podium fight.Sandy Stuvik on the grid at the Autodrom Most circuit in the Czech Republic.In Saturday’s qualifying session he secured P7 and P13 starting positions after struggling with finding the right set up balance in the car.  The first of the 3 races then saw the Phuket born racer shooting up to 5th position and by mid race started pushing to overtake the car in front.  Although faster than the cars around him, he lost out in the overtaking and instead lost 2 positions to finish in 7th place.  Still the times from the race showed that the Thai driver had the fifth quickest car.last_img read more

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Oh what a feeling — Kinrade sips from Calder Cup

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsMinor hockey players spend early years dreaming of scoring that game-winning goal during the Stanley Cup Final.Hoopsters emulate on the outdoor court sinking the final shot that earns their team the title at the buzzer — from center, no less.And baseball stars fantasize knocking home the game-winning run with a blast over the fence with two outs in bottom of the ninth.Not many though think about making the big catch in center field, blocking the game-winning attempt with the clock running out or making the key defensive play that preserves the victory in the dying seconds.Geoff Kinrade probably didn’t think about making the game-saving block, with goaltender Robin Lehner out of the net, in the final minute of the Calder Cup clinching victory.But he did.Kinrade joined forces with his Binghamton teammates to perform yeoman duties that allowed the B-Sens to capture the 2011 American Hockey League Calder Cup title earlier this month over the Houston Aeros.“It was a relief we finally did it,” the Binghamton Senators rearguard told The Nelson Daily during a brief stop back in his hometown a few weeks after skating around the Toyota Centre in Houston with the Calder Cup hoisted above his shoulders.“Everyone was pretty banged up and tired, myself included,” the 25-year-old Nelsonite added. “There’s no way we wanted to take it to a game seven because we all know it’s a coin toss and anything can happen.”Kinrade admits there were many key moments in the final.Ryan Keller’s game-winning power play goal that snapped a 2-2 tie with nine minutes gone in the final frame may have been the turning point.Lehner’s solid play during game six, and throughout the playoffs, that earned the Binghamton backstop MVP accolades.And his game-saving stop was just one part of the total team victory. “The rebound went right to (Aeros sniper Patrick) O’Sullivan,” said Kinrade. “I saw the our goal (Robin Lehner) was out of the goal so I just dove in front and the puck hit my arm and went out of play.”This was Kinrade’s second kick at professional hockey for the Ottawa Senators farm team after spending four successful seasons at Michigan Tech University on scholarship.During year one the B-Sens failed to make the playoffs. However, Kinrade had an inkling this 2011 team was something special. “I had an idea we had the team to do it but it was definitely a surprise we kept on winning,” said the 6-foot, 207 pound defenceman, playing in all 23 playoff games for Binghamton.Kinrade was surprised because Binghamton had missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons prior to entering the 2010-11 campaign. He was surprised because this was the first championship for the B-Sens in 29 years of hosting an American Hockey League franchise.And a surprise because after falling behind 3-1 during round one of the playoffs against a very good Manchester Monarchs team, Kinrade & Company rallied back to win the series with three overtime victories.“That series was the toughest series because we had a couple of guys come back (from injury) and new guys filling spots,” Kinrade explained. 
 “We didn’t have any chemistry yet and guys were still feeling each other out . . .. And Manchester was a real good team.”Part of that chemistry was the emergence of Kinrade into a fine second year defenceman who joined teammate Andre Benoit to anchor the blueline core throughout the playoffs.“Andre and I played the most games in the playoffs of any of the defencemen on our original team but we couldn’t have gotten this far without Mark Borowiecki or Jared Cowen (of the Spokane Chiefs) as well as a few East Coast (League) call ups.”“And then there was the clutch plays of forwards (team captain) Ryan Keller and Ryan Potulny,” Kinrade adds. “Every time we needed a big play these guys stood up.”The Calder Cup is the next best thing to winning the Stanley Cup for professional hockey players.After the final buzzer sounded the players flocked to Lehner to celebrate the title.Every player on the B-Sens skated with the Calder Cup, hoisting the AHL trophy over their heads.However, Calder Cup title almost played second fiddle for the players and coaches on the team. Prior to game six it was revealed that Sens assistant coach Steve Stirling suffered chest pains and did not make the trip to Houston.Once the Cup was in the bag the players hustled their way back to Binghamton to visit Stirling in hospital.“We went to the hospital right after we got off the plane,” Kinrade said.For Kinrade the end of the post season gets the free agent rearguard thinking about his future.In two seasons with the Ottawa Senator farm team Kinrade has shown plenty of improvement, but no call up to play with the NHL club.So is there a change coming in the future for Kinrade?That decision will wait while the Nelson Leaf product celebrates his first title since capturing a Bantam Rep Provincial Title during his minor hockey days in Nelson.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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WATCH: Sirens sign overseas stars

first_imgAiken-Pinnock will join Scottish Thistles’ emerging goal attack Jo Pettitt in replacing Althea Byfield and Lynsey Gallagher in the Sirens line-up for the upcoming Super League season scheduled to begin in February.While Halpenny, who played for Canterbury Tactix and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in the ANZ Championship, has been brought in as goal shooter.The Sirens will be one of the three new teams, along with Severn Stars and Wasps in the top flight domestic league next season and the changes are seen as another big step forward in developing the sport.Led by head coach Gail Parata and Franchise Director Karen McElveen, the Sirens have combined a squad of international and home-grown recruits that will play at the new £113m Emirates Arena in Galgow and will be supported by the University of the West of Scotland.Sky Sports News HQ spoke to the national team’s two new signings as they prepare for the start of the season by getting to know their new surroundings better.last_img read more

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Southgate says early start has taken toll on players

first_imgEngland coach Gareth Southgate said the Premier League’s early start was a factor in some of his players lacking sharpness or suffering from injury and questioned why the season began less than a month after the World Cup final.The English top flight was the earliest of the major European leagues to start this season, kicking off on Aug. 10, a week before Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A and a fortnight ahead of Germany’s Bundesliga.Southgate, whose side reached the World Cup semi-finals in July, believes his players and teams across the league are paying the consequences of a lack of rest.“I don’t understand why our league started so early but it did and it’s a really difficult situation for the clubs,” Southgate said in a news conference on Sunday ahead of England’s UEFA Nations League game away to Spain on Monday.“Some couldn’t field a team. Look at Tottenham, they had so many players in the semi-final and they had to put players straight into matches, it’s an impossible situation for the coaches really.”England captain Harry Kane, on a six-game goal drought for his country yet in good form for Tottenham, is one player believed to be suffering from a lack of rest, although the striker has said he does not need time off.Danny Rose and Luke Shaw are two of five players missing for England due to injury.“I think it’s a lack of psychological freshness rather than physical,” added Southgate.“When you look at the league, there’s a lot of teams that have got going yet; there’s been lots of injuries.”England are joint bottom of Nations League A Group 4 with Croatia, on one point, following Friday’s 0-0 draw between the two sides, making Monday’s game against group leaders Spain vital to their bid to avoid being relegated to League B.Southgate is without defender John Stones and midfielder Jordan Henderson through suspension and said Joe Gomez and Harry Winks would come in for the two absent players, adding that he was not overly concerned about his team’s inability to take their chances against Croatia despite dominating the play.“No, the concern would be if we weren’t creating chances. The most important thing is that we were dangerous, looked a threat and got in good positions to score goals,” added Southgate.“With the players we have got, if we continue to create those chances, they will score them.”last_img read more

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Mavs, Nowitzki agree on 2-year, $10 million deal

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite The agreement is similar to the one the Mavs and Nowitzki reached last year, although for significantly less money. Last year’s contract was for two years and $50 million, and the club declined its option before free agency opened this year.The 39-year-old Nowitzki is no longer the primary option for the Mavericks, so a $5 million deal is more in line with his role on a roster that has become significantly younger since the start of last season. The $25 million salary from a year ago was as much about Dallas paying Nowitzki for his loyalty, which included taking less money to help acquire free agents through the years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Bryant retired following the 2015-16 season, his 20th with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the fifth player to spend at least 20 years in the NBA.Nowitzki doesn’t seem to have ruled out playing past the coming season. At the NBA awards show last week, he hinted as much during his acceptance speech for the teammate of the year award. LATEST STORIES Regardless of how much longer he plays, Nowitzki’s legacy is secure after leading the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011 as the NBA Finals MVP. The 7-foot German is also the only foreign-born player with 30,000 career points, a milestone he reached last season.But Nowitzki wants to get back into playoff contention before he leaves after the Mavericks missed the postseason for just the second time in 17 seasons.Nowitzki was second to Harrison Barnes in scoring last season at 14.2 points per game and could drop further with Wesley Matthews going into the third year of his deal as the starting shooting guard.Dennis Smith, taken ninth overall in the draft, and Yogi Ferrell are two young point guards who will spend time running the pick-and-roll with Nowitzki and 23-year-old center Nerlens Noel, a restricted free agent the Mavericks are expected to keep after trading for him at the deadline last season.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Paul Millsap bids farewell to Atlanta on Instagram Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos LSU title parade draws massive crowds Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs MOST READ Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates after scoring his 30,000 career point in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Center on March 7, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS, TEXAS—Dirk Nowitzki has a deal with the Dallas Mavericks that sets him up to join Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with one NBA franchise.Nowitzki and the Mavericks have agreed on a two-year, $10 million contract that carries a team option in the second season, a person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday on condition of anonymity because a deal hasn’t been announced.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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‘Must be September!’ Harry Kane ends goal drought with 100th goal for Tottenham

first_img1 When do you know the summer is almost over? Harry Kane starts scoring!The Tottenham striker put his August curse well and truly behind him by scoring his 100th goal for Spurs on Saturday.In his first game in September, Kane netted a cool brace against Everton to finally open his account for the new Premier League season, with Spurs running out 3-0 winners at Goodison Park.The 24-year-old has reached the landmark in fewer games than a certain Arsenal legend, and Tottenham fans couldn’t be more proud of their home-grown hero.Check out how they reacted to Kane’s Spurs century below! Harry Kane celebrates his 100th Tottenham goal last_img

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D. Keith Guthrie age 73 of Campbellsburg

first_imgHe was also a life long Democrat and served as Democrat Precinct Committee Person for Vernon Township.  He was Secretary for Cavetown Cemetery and Vernon Township Trustee.He is survived by his wife:  Marsha Griffith Guthrie.  He is also survived by four sons:  Brian and Eric Guthrie both of Salem, Jacob Guthrie of St. Charles, Missouri and Jeff Guthrie of Campbellsburg, two daughters:  Lonna Hollingsworth and Patricia Clouse both of Thorntown, a sister:  Becky Gibbons of Pittsboro and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers:  Mike and Kent Guthrie, a sister:  Betty Artman and his parents. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will be private in Pulaski Presbyterian Church Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to:  American Cancer Society or Cavetown Cemetery. D. Keith Guthrie age 73 of Campbellsburg passed away Monday, December 26 at his home.Mr. Guthrie was born March 16, 1943 in Campbellsburg the son of Marion Franklin “Frank” and Vivian Green Guthrie. He was employed in insurance services. last_img read more

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Phones, TVs, Cars Leading the Way to 22 Billion Internet-Connected Things

first_imgThe number of devices connected to the Internet is expected to hit five billion this month, says IMS Research, and will reach 22 billion by 2020.About one billion computers, laptops and modems were included in the first wave of Internet-connected devices, according to the company, which tracks installed Internet-capable equipment. But the growth of new Internet-connected devices is accelerating due to the networks of intelligent objects known as the Internet of Things.The cellular industry is driving the second wave of growth. The number of Internet-enabled phones has surpassed the number of internet-enabled computers and is growing at a much faster rate, IMS Research says. And wireless connectivity is coming to more and more of our everyday devices. IMS Research is forecasting that the 22 billion devices in 2020 will include 1.1 billion cars, 2.5 billion televisions, 6 billion cell phones.Objects are becoming social, too. The greatest potential for growth of the Internet of Things is in machine-to-machine systems such as smart grids, networked security cameras, sensors that detect global warming, household appliances that track their electricity usage, and so on, IMS Research says.But the Internet of Things may not be just things. Last month we posted musings from the chief futurist at Cisco, a company likely to be manufacturing some of the infrastructure for this thing-dominated Internet (Cisco Bets on the Internet of Things). He predicts livestock and pets will be major adopters, via Internet-enabled tags. Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… adrianne jeffriescenter_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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An Open-Source Standard Could Spur Drone Development

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Tags:#commercial drones#drone#Drone delivery#dronecode#Linux Foundation#open source projects How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?center_img Why You Love Online Quizzes lauren orsini On October 13, the Linux Foundation launched Dronecode, an open-source project to unite coders working on a software standard for unmanned aerial vehicles. See also: The Era Of The Drone Has ArrivedDrones have different manufacturers and hardware, but generally the software that’s good for one drone should be good for another. Dronecode will keep software developers from having to reinvent the wheel as they build programs for basic drone behaviors. “Dronecode will encourage the development of open source consumer and commercial UAV software by building and supporting a community of developers and providing them the resources and tools to help them innovate,” the project’s about page reads. “The ultimate goal is to maximize adoption of the project’s code for the benefit of users with cheaper, better, and more reliable UAV software.”The project is granted legitimacy by founding members deeply rooting in drone production and open-source development, including 3D Robotics, Baidu, Box, DroneDeploy, Intel, Qualcomm and Walkera. As these partners pool their resources, the project will have the starting code it needs to create basic programs for drone delivery, firefighting, filmmaking, and agriculture, among many of the other implementations drones are increasingly used for. Now, more than 1,200 developers have joined the project, making about 150 code commits per day, sUAS News reports. See also: How An Open Source Operating System Jumpstarted Robotics ResearchA few years ago, the adoption of a uniform programming language for humanoid robotics did wonders for speeding up robotics development. Open-source software like Dronecode hopes to develop may do the same for unmanned aerial vehicles.Photo by Don McCulloughlast_img read more

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Fiat to provide self-driving cars to Amazon and Uber?

first_imgFiat Chrysler is making some more moves in the tech world, meeting with Amazon and Uber earlier this week to talk self-driving. The automaker wants to provide the two companies with test cars, in the hope that it leads to further partnerships down the road.It comes a month after Fiat partnered with Google’s self-driving efforts, sending 100 Chrysler Pacifica hybrids to Silicon Valley for testing.See Also: BMW to launch iNext autonomous car in 2021 Fiat would like to be the main supplier of Uber’s self-driving taxi fleet, which CEO Travis Kalanick is interested in establishing. The ridesharing app started testing customized Ford Fusion self-driving cars in Pittsburgh last month, and Fiat may supply Uber with additional cars.According to Steve Jurvetson, a Tesla board member, Kalanick said that he is willing to purchase every single Tesla car once it has full automation capabilities. That’s a big deal, especially for automotive manufacturers that are struggling, like Fiat.The Amazon talks are a bit different, Fiat is reportedly focused on deliveries. It wants to provide self-driving cars as a way for Amazon to complete the “last mile” of a delivery even quicker, and perhaps lower the cost of the delivery by removing the driver.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently spoke at the Code Conference about the lack of delivery options at peak times, stating that during holiday seasons Amazon needs much more than what’s currently available to manage all of the orders. Having a driverless fleet for purchase or rent could be a good way to get around the lack of availability.From what we’ve seen, Amazon appears to be more interested in drones than self-driving cars as a means for last mile delivery. We may see multiple delivery services however, with drones used for small packages and self-driving cars for larger and more fragile items.The Bloomberg report does say that the talks are preliminary, so we shouldn’t expect any announcements in the next few months.Fiat will be into “hardware?”Fiat is taking a different position to many automakers, which have started to test self-driving systems internally or purchase startups, in the case of General Motors, to build their portfolio.While this may result in Fiat becoming nothing more than a hardware manufacturer, it may also stop the company from wasting billions trialling the technology and bringing it to market, instead becoming a supplier for future services that want autonomous vehicles.That does bring up the question of what an automaker’s purpose is in the future. Will you purchase a car, lease it, or order it from apps like Uber and Lyft? All three are potential options and the lease and order option change the market dynamic for automakers tremendously. Tags:#Amazon#Autonomous car#Fiat#Fiat Chrysler#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving#Uber David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

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