DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 3) – Now a resident of Lincoln, Neb., Jason Martin rarely gets an opportunity to race in front of his native Liberal, Kan., friends and family.Martin took full advantage of the opportunity to do just that by leading wire-to-wire in the 25-lap URSS vs. Precise Racing Products Sprint Car portion of the Boothill Showdown Steve King Memorial at Dodge City Raceway Park to take the $2,000 winner’s share.“There were some bad boys behind me. I had to be on my ‘A’ game to keep them there,” Martin said after the triumph over a field of 39 competitors.After a sixth-place run from 18th in Friday’s preliminary event, Martin earned a position in Sunday’s redraw after heat race action and pulled the pole starting position for the feature event with reigning track champion Luke Cranston alongside.Martin gunned into the lead at the outset and kept Cranston at bay throughout, surviving three minor cautions in the opening 15 rounds and then one final stoppage after 22 laps.Martin held off Friday preliminary winner Cranston on the final three-lap dash to the stripe with John Carney II taking the final podium position in third. Jeremy Huish was fourth with Mike Peters rounding out the top five.Zach Blurton was sixth, with Zac Taylor, Taylor Velasquez, Lance Davis and 18th-starter Tyler Knight completing the top ten earning him the Keizer Wheels Hard Charger Award.Feature results – 1. Jason Martin; 2. Luke Cranston; 3. John Carney II; 4. Jeremy Huish; 5. Mike Peters; 6. Zach Blurton; 7. Zac Taylor; 8. Taylor Velasquez; 9. Lance Davis; 10. Tyler Knight; 11. Kris Moore; 12. Steven Richardson; 13. Jordan Knight; 14. Brian Herbert; 15. Koby Walters; 16. Todd Plemons; 17. Keefe Hemel; 18. Ty Williams; 19. Brandy Jones; 20. Nate Berry; 21. Barry Crane; 22. Brandon Sprott; 23. Jordan Randles; 24. J.D. Johnson.
Technical Manager of Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma has said that Wikki Tourists will beat his charges unless they play with belief in this weekend’s big game in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Rivers United has only amassed seven points on their travels all season and has failed to score in its last nine games on the road.Eguma knows his charges must produce a big performance against a powerful Wikki side almost peerless at home.“I cannot predict the outcome of matches before they are played. I rather work towards (getting a positive result from) the game. “I recall that when we got our first away win of the season (against Warri Wolves in Warri on May 8), no one expected it.“I can’t predict what will happen in Bauchi.“I agree that Wikki Tourists is a good side but it is possible that they can fall in Bauchi and that is what we are plotting for.“We have had a week to prepare for the game and we will go to Bauchi to give a good account of ourselves because we know the importance of that game.“We know what that game will do for our title ambitions so we are not going there for (tourism).“The fans should know that Rivers United will be giving her best in that game and who knows, we may be coming back with a win,” Eguma noted yesterday.Rivers United is currently in first place on the NPFL standings with 56 points from 33 matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
– Advertisement – Madam Kamara, the Human Resource Manager of Liberia Coca Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC) The Human Resource Manager of the Liberia Coca Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC), Madam Aminata Kamara, said her company wants to provide economic freedom and security for Liberian women, especially those engaged in small business. According to her, when women are economically empowered, they can contribute significantly to the growth of the society.She said LCCBC is not just interested in empowering Liberian women economically, but also wants to train them to acquire the requisite skills relative to managing their businesses. The company, she added, wants to reach out to Liberian women entrepreneurs to make them financially independent, so as to enable them to “drive their own lives.”She recalled that since 5BY20 was launched in Liberia in 2010, over 1,700 women have been empowered by LCCBC including female Ebola survivors.Madam Kamara said LCCBC decided to partner with UN Women to reach out to women who are in dire need of support and independence to control their destiny.Earlier, Mr. Raman Garway, Program Manager for Women Economic Empowerment at UN Women, who spoke for his boss, said the Next Level program has successfully reached out to over 15,000 women entrepreneurs from over 110 communities across Liberia since 2010.The Next Level, a UN Women empowerment organization, and 5BY20 Joint Initiative targets the empowerment of 900 women in Liberia’s 15 counties.5BY20 is the Coca-Cola Company’s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of five million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020.Garway said UN Women believes that developing the skills of market women prepares them for the world of business, which remains the primary source of income for women entrepreneurs in the informal sector.He said the Next Level and 5BY20 partnership aims to address the barriers women entrepreneurs commonly face by providing increased access to business skills training, leadership training, mentoring, peer networking skills and access to financial assets.UN Women remain strategically positioned to respond to the needs of women entrepreneurs, and are also committed to ensuring strengthened partnerships to improve and diversify livelihood options for market women.“Given that this joint venture aims to address the skills gap among female entrepreneurs, UN Women will use this platform to get its message across, demonstrating the power of collaboration in addressing women’s economic empowerment in a sustainable manner,” Garway stated.“With the Next Level and 5BY20 partnership, we expect women participating in these programs will have greater ability to establish and grow their businesses, increase their earnings and create new jobs in their communities. Their success will set an example for other women and create a virtuous cycle of re-investment in their families and communities,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)