Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island is bracing for possible beach erosion and power outages as a storm brings strong winds, rain and coastal flooding to the region Wednesday.The National Weather Service had issued a wind advisory warning of up to 57 mph gusts that expired at 11 a.m., when the winds are expected to diminish through the afternoon. A coastal flood advisory remains in effect through 2 p.m.The saturated ground combined with the winds increases the possibility of downed trees and power lines, according to NWS. The Long Island Power Authority reported more than 3,100 outages of their 1.1 million customers as of 10:30 a.m.NWS said in its coastal flood advisory statement that up to 11-foot Atlantic waves combined with astronomically high tides that are more than two feet higher than usual are expected to erode ocean beaches.LI’s barrier island’s had already been dealing with erosion issues before Superstorm Sandy decimated the dunes on Fire Island and similarly hammered Westhampton Beach, Jones Beach and Long Beach.The chance of showers is forecast to continue Wednesday evening into Thursday before clearing up Friday to give way to a sunny Saturday and Sunday.
BRUSH, Colo. – Ricochet Race Components gives product awards this season, its first as an IMCA sponsor.Owned by veteran driver John Hansen, the Brush, Colo., company gives sets of three Ricochet shock guard covers to IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod competitors.“After running an IMCA special event last season we had several shocks damaged from debris on the track, as a result we saw the need to offer the racers a product to protect the shaft of the shock,” explained Hansen, who started Ricochet in April. “Other drivers expressed an interest in this product so we decided to give it a try.” Sets of three shock guard covers go to each of the five Modified regional champions, each Modified special series champion, fifth place finishers at each Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour event and each XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour event, and to winners of 10 Modified specials throughout the season. The national Northern SportMod champion gets three shock guard covers, as do the top three finishers in both Modified and SportMod divisions at the Duel In The Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November.IMCA partners already part of the Ricochet distributor network include Bob Harris Enterprises, Jerovetz Shock Service and Performance Bodies. More information about Ricochet shock guard covers is available on Facebook. “Having product to send home with racers at these events is a great way to not only say ‘congratulations’ on a good run, but help them protect their investment at the same time,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’re excited to help John grow the business and look forward to a long relationship with Ricochet Race Components.”
After an 80-69 loss at the hands of the Utah Utes snapped the Trojans’ 15-game home winning streak on Sunday, USC is back on the road this weekend to face two Pac-12 teams from the Bay Area in Stanford and Cal. Thursday night’s game could be challenging for the Trojans, considering their most recent loss came at the Galen Center, a place in which the Men of Troy usually dominate. In every single road trip this season, USC has played following back-to-back Trojan victories. This time, however, Southern California will not have the luxury of post-win momentum on their side. USC head coach Andy Enfield illustrated the importance of moving on from tough losses and the reality of playing in the Pac-12 conference after the loss to Utah. “[Our players] play hard every game. We have our stretches like every other team does, but when I think of our team, we’ve never had to teach effort with this team. They’re 19-8, we’re not going to get down on our players,” Enfield said. “We have two big road games coming up this week … We have a chance to win a few more games and we also know that we can lose all four because the Pac-12 is so good.” This season, the Trojans hold a 3-5 Pac-12 record on the road, losing by an average margin of 11.6 points, illustrating the fact that playing on the road in the Pac-12 can be a very daunting task. As it currently stands, Stanford is tied for tenth in the rankings with a 6-8 conference record despite a 13-12 overall record due to tough non-conference games against SMU, Villanova and Texas early in the season. While Stanford holds an unimpressive record, the Cardinal have in fact downed top teams such as No. 11 Oregon, No. 22 Utah and Cal at home. In those three wins, the Cardinal’s opponents experienced similar results in terms of a higher shooting percentage to go along with more dominant rebound and steal statistics. Against Cal and Oregon, Stanford combined to shoot 50 percent from the field including 58 percent from 3-point range. Not to mention, Stanford was able to defeat Utah in overtime, despite shooting 23.5 percent from deep and being out-assisted and out-blocked by the Utes. Where the Cardinal capitalized was on the Utes’ 19 turnovers as compared to eight from the Cardinal.Stanford currently ranks third in the Pac-12 in terms of points allowed along with ranking fourth in steals and turnover margin. Where they are weaker, however, is on offense where Stanford has averaged just 69.2 points, 41.9 percent field goal percentage and 11.4 assists per game, ranked dead-last in the conference. Of Stanford’s 69.2 points per game, 22.5 percent can be attributed to their leading scorer Rosco Allen, who averages a team-high 15.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game through 25 games, including seven games of 20 points or more. In order to limit Allen’s potential in Palo Alto, the Trojans could rely on multiple double teams and advanced schematics as some top teams already have this season. Where USC could also potentially conquer the Cardinal could be with improved offensive play in the paint. To help bolster the Men of Troy’s scoring attack, USC’s forwards will need to be able to out-muscle Stanford’s 6-foot-9 forwards Allen and Michael Humphrey who have combined for 12.7 rebounds and 25.2 points per game. USC could look to big men junior forward Nikola Jovanovic or freshman forward Chimezie Metu for some step-up defense. Enfield further emphasized the loss of junior forward Darion Clark and how the Trojans have been missing his physical presence in recent games.“The teams we’re playing right now are very physical and so whenever you play physical teams, Darion’s our best rebounder per minute, one of the best in the country,” Enfield said. “Our players that are playing need to take up the slack until Darion gets back … You’re not going to win when you give up 38 points in the paint.”Regardless though of averages, rankings or records, the Trojans believe this game is as black and white as others.“I’ve never been, but teams are a lot better in the tournament,” junior guard Julian Jacobs said in response to USC’s mentality going into its final four games, “We feel like these games are must-win games for us on the road. We have to win these games if we want to make the tournament.” With just four games left in the season, including Thursday’s battle at Stanford, the Trojans are in must-win territory if they are to receive a first-round bye as a top-four seed, let alone win the Pac-12 conference. Following this weekend, the Men of Troy will return home to wrap up the season with games against Oregon State and Oregon at Galen Center on March 2 and 5, respectively.
Submit Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity July 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Ahead of this weekend’s start of the 2017 Formula One season (Australian Grand Prix – 26 March), European bookmaker Unibet (Kindred Group) has appointed former F1 World Champion racer Mika Häkkinen as its new Brand Ambassador.Known as ‘the Flying Finn’, Häkkinen is considered one of F1’s greatest ever drivers having secured back-to-back world championships in 1998 & 1999.The twenty-time Grand Prix winner will be providing his expertise in motorsports and F1 to Unibet marketing and editorial teams, detailing opinion and exclusive content.Unibet Marketing announced the appointment of Häkkinen as brand ambassador, by launching its latest YouTube campaign ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.Mika Häkkinen commented on joining Unibet as F1 Brand Ambassador: “Unibet is the number one company in the gaming industry, and it’s great to be a part of the team.”“In the world of Formula One and motorsports in general, there are still a lot of things that the fans don’t get to see. I’ve experienced it closely as a driver and nowadays as an advisor and team member, and now I also want to get the fans inside F1 together with Unibet.” Share Related Articles Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020