Front Row Challenge features $2,000 to win IMCA RaceSaver main event

first_imgThe pits and infield party pass area both open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.  A minimum of $100 will be paid to start that feature, with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance State points to be awarded.  OSKALOOSA, Iowa – The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car driver up to the challenge at the Aug. 10 Front Row Challenge will take home $2,000.  Spectator admission is $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under; infield passes are $25 for adults and $5 for kids. Country Builders Construction of Livermore, Calif., has matched the $1,000 paid by event spon­sor Badger Steel USA to make the RaceSaver main event $2,000 to win next Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.center_img There is no entry or draw fee. Pit passes are $40.  For more information or to order tickets, call 515 957-0020. The Front Row Challenge is pro­moted by FRC Enterprises LLC. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will run on the same program as Outlaw 410 Sprints and are the only division not required to have mufflers.last_img read more

Lakers 109, Bobcats 93

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Bryant, who scored 21 fourth-quarter points and hit a game-winning jumper in the final second the last time the teams met on March 12 at Charlotte, N.C., matched that total in the first half. But the Bobcats led 58-54 at intermission with 12 points each from Carroll and Knight. LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and Chris Mihm got seven of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-93 exhibition victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night. Matt Carroll scored 21 points off the bench for the Bobcats, who were missing Emeka Okafor with back spasms, Gerald Wallace because of a sore right wrist and Raymond Felton due to a sore left wrist. Brevin Knight had 14 points and nine assists for Charlotte. Neither team led by more than three points over the last 9:18 of the third quarter. The Bobcats were held scoreless over the first 5:45 of the fourth, missing seven shots during that stretch and committing three of their 19 turnovers. The Lakers pulled away with a pair of three-point plays by Chris Mihm 21 seconds apart, taking a 93-82 lead with 6:27 to play. Jake Voskuhl and Melvin Ely each fouled out on the layups by Mihm, and Los Angeles scored nine straight points for a 102-84 lead after Bernard Robinson’s dunk ended Charlotte’s scoring drought. Lakers forward Lamar Odom played 23 minutes, going 0-for-6 from the field. He got his first assist of the game in the third quarter on an alley-oop feed converted by Kwame Brown, whose slam dunk gave the Lakers a 67-64 lead with 7:35 left in the period. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Friday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five Chelsea-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-42]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Liverpool boss hails ‘peerless’ Gerrard

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to Steven Gerrard after the midfielder’s last-minute penalty gave the Reds a dramatic 3-2 victory at Fulham.The Whites led twice but stayed bottom of the Premier League after Gerrard fired home from the spot following Sascha Riether’s foul on Daniel Sturridge.And Rodgers declared: “Steven Gerrard is peerless in situations like that. He showed brilliant composure. It was a great result. We’ve had to show character to come from behind twice – a brilliant victory.“We raised the intensity and aggression at half-time. We’re disappointed with the second goal we gave away but this team has shown great characteristics mentally.“We conceded two goals – that has been unlike us for a while. We need to eradicate the individual errors. Thankfully we have goals in the team.”More reaction from Craven Cottage to follow.See also:Fulham beaten by Gerrard’s late penaltyRodgers laughs off Mourinho’s ‘little horse’ remark as Liverpool close on ChelseaFulham v Liverpool player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South Africa’s digital economy a top global mover in Networked Readiness Index

first_img2 August 2016South Africa’s digital economy has jumped to 65th out of 139 countriessurveyed in the Networked Readiness Index, an gain in 10 places from 2015. Thismakes South Africa one of 10 most-improved countries, alongside Italy andSlovakia.The index, compiled by the Global Technology Report and published by theWorld Economic Forum, is a key indicator of how countries are doing in the digitalworld. It measures how well a country uses information and communicationstechnologies to boost the health of its economy.Global Information Technology..2016 @wef 7 high-achieving at Networked Readiness Index (NRI)— WSlightly (@WSlightly) July 25, 2016The index analyses environment, readiness, use and impact data. It also takessocial influences on the creation of a digital economy into account.The global top 10 is led by Singapore, Finland and Sweden. The US is fifth, theUK eighth and Japan tenth.South Africa jumps an impressive 10 places, to 65 in the world, in the WEF’s Networked Readiness Index 2016— Cherryflava (@Cherryflava) July 15, 2016South Africa is not the only African country to improvein the last year. Ethiopiaand Côte d’Ivoire also made significant jumps in the rankings.South Africa’s leap in the rankings was driven by the private sector, and byupgrades to digital infrastructure and affordability, according to the report.“South Africa’s digital transformation is mostly business driven, as the countrynotably performs best in business usage (32nd), followed by individual usage(77th), followed by government usage (105th),” says networking firm Cisco, asponsor of the report.“Individuals and businesses, says the index, are benefitting from a drop inmobile and broadband tariffs that is “reducing barriers to adoption also in terms ofaffordability.”However, the report stresses that more sustained infrastructure development,as well as more public and private cooperation, are needed to take advantage ofSouth Africa’s momentum in the digital economy. “In order for the impact to startmaterialising, significantly morebuy-in from government will be needed across allareas of vision, promotion and efficient use.” reporterSource: World Economic ForumWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using materiallast_img read more

Bosch and Nvidia create an AI supercomputer for self-driving tech

first_imgBosch is creating the brain for the self-driving cars of the future.At the international Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 conference in Berlin this week, the supplier of technology and services presented an onboard computer for automated vehicles.Thanks to artificial intelligence, the computer can apply machine learning methods. The AI onboard computer is expected to guide self-driving cars through even complex traffic situations, or ones that are new to the car. “We are teaching the car how to maneuver through road traffic by itself,” said Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Bosch board of management.Cars already use Bosch sensors to monitor their surroundings. Using artificial intelligence, it will also be able to interpret those readings to make predictions about the behavior of other road users. “Automated driving makes roads safer, and artificial intelligence is the key to making that happen. We are making the car smart,” continued Denner.Nvidia will supply Bosch with a chip that stores algorithms, generated with machine learning methods. The AI onboard computer is expected to go into production by the beginning of the next decade at the latest. Driverless cars to be part of everyday life in the next decade Bosch’s AI onboard computer can recognize pedestrians or cyclists.See also: What if the Super Bowl had AI referees?Besides this ability, known as object recognition, artificial intelligence also makes it easier for automated vehicles to assess a situation. For instance, cars that have their turn signals on are more likely to change lanes than those that do not. As a result, a self-driving car with AI can recognize and assess complex traffic situations, such as when an oncoming vehicle executes a turn, and factor these into its own driving.The computer stores whatever it learns while driving in artificial neural networks. Experts review this knowledge in the lab for accuracy. Following further testing on the road, the artificially generated knowledge structures can be transmitted to any number of other AI onboard computers in an update.NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang detailed how deep learning is fueling an AI revolution in the auto industry: “I’m so proud to announce that the world’s leading tier-one automotive supplier — the only tier one that supports every car maker in the world — is building an AI car computer for the mass market. First adoption of Nvidia’s Xavier technologyThe collaboration with Bosch represents the first announced DRIVE PX platform incorporating NVIDIA’s forthcoming Xavier technology. Xavier can process up to 30 trillion deep learning operations a second while drawing just 30 watts of power. That power is needed to achieve what the automotive industry refers to as “Level 4 autonomy,” where a car can drive on its own, without human intervention. The number of cars with various levels of autonomy will grow to a total of 150 million vehicles by 2025, analysts project.Huang said his company will deliver technology enabling Level 3 autonomous capabilities (in which a car can drive on its own but still needs a driver to intervene under various conditions) by the end of this year, and Level 4 capabilities by the end of 2018.While cars on the road now are capable of detecting vehicles in front of them and braking when needed, the requirements for autonomous driving are more demanding. Instead, deep learning can enable us to train a car to drive, and ultimately perform far better — and more safely — than any human could do behind the wheel.“We’ve really supercharged our roadmap to autonomous vehicles,” Huang said. “We’ve dedicated ourselves to build an end-to-end deep learning solution. Nearly everyone using deep learning is using our platform. Of course, our goal someday is that every single car will be autonomous.” “But for the path to then, we’ll have AI that will be your co-pilot, will be your guardian, and look out for you.”Powered by deep learning, AI co-pilot can recognize faces to automatically set specific preferences in the car depending on the driver. The system can also see where the driver is looking, and detect expressions to understand the driver’s state of mind. Combining this information with what is happening around the car enables the AI co-pilot to warn the driver of unseen potential hazards.In addition, the system has the ability to read lips. So even if the radio is cranked up, the car can understand a driver’s instructions.Bosch sees AI in its future“We want automated driving to be possible in every situation. As early as the next decade, driverless cars will be also a part of everyday life. Bosch is advancing automated driving on all technological fronts. We aim to assume a leading role in the field of artificial intelligence, too,” said Denner.He went on to say that artificial intelligence would play a key role in all areas of business at Bosch, not just mobility: “Just ten years from now, it will be virtually impossible to conceive of a Bosch product that does not involve artificial intelligence in some way. The products will either have it or be created with its help.” At the beginning of this year, the company announced it was establishing a Center for Artificial Intelligence. Bosch is investing some 300 million euros in expanding its expertise in this area. Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Cate Lawrence Related Posts IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Tags:#AI#Bosch#connected cars#IoT#Level 4#Nvidia#self-driving cars#Xavier For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Film Study: Why Kenny Hill Is TCU’s Biggest X-Factor

first_imgJust two years ago, Texas A&M’s sophomore phenom Kenny Hill was one of the biggest names in college football. Now, after sitting out for a season, the talented yet occasionally erratic signal caller leads a TCU team that is riding high following a 62-22 victory at Baylor.Hill is still a skilled quarterback, but his current numbers don’t come close to his production at A&M. This season, the junior has thrown for almost 2,700 yards and 14 touchdowns but has also thrown 10 interceptions. Here’s a quick analysis on the Horned Frogs’ starting QB.Hill has a rocket arm and frequently gives his receivers one-on-one opportunities down the field.oneononetdHe is also a gifted runner and has seven rushing touchdowns on the season.  He is often used both in the read option game.qbreaduseAnd in the red zone on simple sprint zone plays like this one.qbsprintWhen it comes to prototypes, Hill is the epitome of a gunslinger; he never plays conservatively. He is also a true dual-threat quarterback, and he uses his feet to extend plays and put pressure on the defense. Sometimes that produces some awe-inspiring plays.scrambletdBut Hill can occasionally get antsy in the pocket and make mistakes.antsypickAnd he has a tendency to stare down receivers.pickSo why is this important? Well, as we’ve seen, Hill is a skilled passer when given time, and he has proven the ability to make plays and scramble outside of the pocket.But sometimes defensive pressure and his aggressive mentality lead him to make mistakes. If the Cowboys keep the same defensive philosophy that they’ve used in the past couple of games, Hill will just have to sit back and command an offensive system that is designed to pick apart soft zone defenses.If the Cowboys play aggressively, and they try to confuse and pressure Hill, they could effectively rattle the junior and end up forcing a turnover or two (which has happened a lot to TCU this year).screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-1-53-56-pmHow aggressive do you think OSU’s defensive game plan will be? Leave your opinions below in the comments! While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Clemson Graduate Transfer Cornerback Lists OSU in Final 3 Schools

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State is one of three teams in position to land Clemson graduate transfer cornerback Adrian Baker, according to a report from ESPN’s Jake Trotter.Before Baker missed all of the 2016-17 football season with an ACL tear, he was set to take on a larger role in the Clemson defense after a breakout of sorts as a redshirt sophomore. In 2015, he appeared in 13 games and made three starts for the Tigers, including two interceptions and 15 tackles in a reserve role.The 5-foot-11 cornerback will graduate this spring and be eligible for one final season. Baker has a chance to be the next big impact grad transfer for OSU, joining Lenzy Pipkins and Tyler Patmon among cornerbacks who have blazed a similar path. Baker made a visit to Stillwater on March 4 and has already made visits to his two other finalists — Houston and UCF. The Hollywood, Fla. native intends to make a final decision in May.last_img read more

Champions League Team of the Round

first_imgUEFA Champions League Willian & Mane lead the way in the Champions League Team of the Round Goal 06:55 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(17) Willian Chelsea Barcelona Getty UEFA Champions League Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur Basel v Manchester City Porto v Liverpool Real Madrid v PSG Chelsea v Barcelona Bayern München v Beşiktaş Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma Sevilla v Manchester United Porto Sevilla Real Madrid Bayern München Beşiktaş PSG Manchester United Juventus Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City Basel Liverpool Barcelona Chelsea Shakhtar Donetsk Roma It was a positive fortnight for the competition’s Premier League contingent, with Liverpool and Manchester City in particular making a big impressionlast_img read more

Report: Dortmund 3 Eintracht 2

first_imgBorussia Dortmund 3 Eintracht Frankfurt 2: Substitute Batshuayi to the rescue in dramatic finale Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 03:02 12/3/2018 Michy Batshuayi Bongarts Peter Stoger remains unbeaten as Borussia Dortmund coach in the Bundesliga after a stunning 3-2 win against Eintracht Frankfurt. Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored an injury-time winner as Borussia Dortmund edged fellow Champions League hopefuls Eintracht Frankfurt in a 3-2 thriller on Sunday.Eintracht twice came from behind to seemingly claim a point at Signal Iduna Park, but Batshuayi struck the second of a personal double in stoppage-time to break the visitors’ hearts.With Eintracht hoping for an offside flag that would not come, Batshuayi lashed home to end a four-game winless run in all competitions for Dortmund. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The visitors had deserved a draw, Niko Kovac’s men – who started the day level on points with Dortmund – levelling twice thanks to goals from Luka Jovic and Danny Blum.But it was not to be as substitute Batshuayi sent Dortmund back up to third in the Bundesliga, boosting their Champions League qualification hopes.Dortmund suffered a shock home loss to RB Salzburg in the Europa League on Thursday but bounced back in stunning fashion to extend Peter Stoger’s unbeaten league run to 11 league matches.AUS! AUS! AUS! WAS FÜR EIN FINALE! #BVBSGE 3-2 FT— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) March 11, 2018Andre Schurrle somehow headed Christian Pulisic’s cross wide in the 10th minute as Dortmund dominated the opening exchanges.But they were soon in front regardless, Mahmoud Dahoud sending Pulisic clear down the right to get Dortmund round the back of Eintracht again.The teenage winger’s cross was low this time and defender Marco Russ was only able to turn the ball in for his fifth Bundesliga own goal, Marco Reus having been lurking for a back-post finish.Reus, who had scored Dortmund’s three previous Bundesliga goals and signed a long-term contract this week, was proving lively while Dahoud created an opening for himself with some clever play, only to fire at Lukas Hradecky.Kevin-Prince Boateng almost equalised with a superb piece of invention two minutes after the interval, flicking a backheel at goal after a corner from half-time substitute Jonathan de Guzman caused chaos, but Roman Burki got down sharply to save.Pulisic sent a curler wide in the 56th minute and Timothy Chandler and Boateng blazed over at the other end as both sides traded blows.Eintracht had lost on their last six visits to Dortmund but they continued to set the second-half pace, De Guzman sending an acrobatic strike sailing over the crossbar.And the visitors got the leveller their hard work deserved in the 75th minute, substitute Jovic heading home another dangerous De Guzman cross, with Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer culpable for losing his man.But Eintracht switched off, Pulisic and Batshuayi linking up to stunning effect and the on-loan striker smashing in to apparently settle the match.Dortmund had not counted on Eintracht’s resilience, though, and they levelled again in the first minute of added time, Blum tapping in at the back post from a Danny da Costa cross.The scoring was not over though, Batshuayi leaving his mark on a breathless contest by hammering in an unstoppable 94th-minute finish to claim all three points for his side.It’s not who i am underneath but what i do that defines me … #BATSMAN— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) March 11, 2018Key Opta stats:- Marco Russ scored the fifth own goal in his Bundesliga career – in Bundesliga history, only two players scored more: Nikolce Noveski and Manfred Kaltz (6 each).- Four of the five goals in this match were scored by substitutes – the most since Robert Lewandowski’s five goals as a substitute against Wolfsburg in September 2015.- Only Heiko Herrlich, Stephane Chapuisat and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (five each) needed fewer Bundesliga matches for Dortmund to score five goals than Michy Batshuayi (six).  read morelast_img read more