first_img Can music help bring about peace in Colombia? Some of the most prominent musicians and singers in Colombia hope so. They banded together to record “Un paso por la paz,” a song which appeals for peace and harmony throughout the country. The song and an accompanying video were released in September. Carlos Vives, Juanes, Andrea Echeverry and about 60 other musicians from every region in Colombia participated in recording the song, which was inspired by “We Are The World,” the hit song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie which was released in March 1985 to raise relief funds for Africa. The lyrics of “Un paso por la paz” call on Colombians to imagine and sing for a country where war is finally a thing of the past. ‘Voices of the people’ The song has been well received on the radio and on the social networks. As of late September, the YouTube video has been watched nearly 350,000 times, and the hashtag #SoyCapaz has reached more than 7 million people on Twitter. To support the campaign, several Colombian companies have donated products such as milk and others have trained thousands of employees to publicize the “Soy Capaz” message in public places in major cities. The effort offers an opportunity to transmit a message to Colombians about the possibilities offered by a country without war. “A Colombia at peace will produce a new generation of Colombians,” said the members of the alternative rock band Pescao Vivo, who also took part in “Un paso por la paz.” “Maybe the changes won’t be seen immediately and will bypass this generation, which includes us, but when our children are born, they’re going to grow up with a different perspective on their country and that will change people’s mindsets and it will change Colombia. We’ll be more tolerant, less stressed, a generation that will stand up for itself in the eyes of the world, with a much deeper sense of love for Colombia.” I loved the song and the video. I feel so proud to be Colombian For peace, everything is welcome Everything that is done to achieve peace is welcome I simply liked it very much. I like the thing with the song 🙂 Peace is a concept that brings beauty to the soul based on healthy ideas. Good for the creators of such yearning for peace Whenever it’s for peace, it is an accumulation of efforts. I like it Precious and very meaningful. May God allow it to be carried out successfully for the good of that great country which we, the Puerto Ricans, love too.A I have always said that we have to give those guerrilla fighters peace, peace, they deserve every peace, peace that exists. They are a bunch of terrorists and people still don’t want to believe they just watch. Everything said is very interesting We love music, especially when the lyrics are positive. What a good idea! We should sing for religious tolerance, too!! =D I like it I love knowing that people are concerned about each other and this is an initiative which shows love for one’s brother. It is very educational To sing for peace is to sing for life This is really cool. We the Narcos rule You’re worth crap Dilma loses to Aécio in the second round of elections according to the polls. “ague”(incomprehensible) in Brazil “dimtodi”(incomprehensible) The FARC and the ELNs are not terrorists, you bunch of idiots! They are revolutionaries, the terrorists are those in favor of Uribe and the Colombian oligarchy led by beastly gringos!…. THE MUSICIANS’ ATTITUDE IS VALUABLE BECAUSE OF THEIR SOCIAL COMMITMENT TO PEACE. So they want peace in Venezuela and with you and your voice to be heard all over the world. Thank you for beautiful Venezuela THIS WEBPAGE IS ONE OF THE MOST VISITED BY CLAUDIA SANABRIA DE SUMASKI. SHE NEVER LEAVES THE WEBPAGE. SHE REALLY LIKES RECONQUISTA HOY, THAT IS WHY SHE SENDS YOU REGARDS TO ALL KISSES I’ve always like it. It’s like peace, you have to be at one with everyone else. there have already been too many deaths in the Americas Many people have died in Maturi because of the foolishness of the National Guard that doesn’t want to do anything Why don’t they get together and sing against prostitution, mafias, drug trafficking and hunger? That is a really good idea!! That’s how it should be for the clergy and the politicians. Get together and speak with one voice That was a wonderful idea. Colombia needs peace. We have lived through lots of pain and the death of many of our innocent compatriots. It is not fair, we don’t want more wars, we want peace…..I dream of a great Colombia, as a haven of peace and tranquility. Very positive for our country and to change the real imagery all of us those who love our country! share this article and, of course, the video with the song which is an example of our talent! By Dialogo September 29, 2014 While the government continues negotiations with the FARC, the Soy Capaz campaign is encouraging Colombians throughout the country to work for peace. The campaign brings together more than 120 private sector businesses, including several professional soccer teams, representatives from different religious congregations and 14 Colombian universities. The initiative has spread across social networks, such as Twitter, where public figures and ordinary people can use the hashtag #SoyCapaz to describe the actions and sacrifices that they are prepared to make in order to put an end to the armed conflict. “The song reflects the spirit of the campaign,” Benavides said. “The idea is that peace is a collaborative construction.” To produce the song, Benavides, who is a renowned producer in Colombia and abroad, recruited Carlos Vives, who agreed to write the lyrics in collaboration with the composer Andrés Castro. Artists quickly respondcenter_img The song represents a deep desire for peace among Colombians, said music producer Iván Benavides, who coordinated the project. “It’s a very powerful song that manages to convey a message,” he said. “The artists represent the different voices of Colombia. They are the voices of the people.” The song is part of the “Soy Capaz” campaign, an initiative introduced on September 8 by the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI). The initiative seeks to encourage reconciliation among Colombians as part of the effort to achieve an enduring harmony. Peace has been elusive in Colombia for more than 50 years, due to attacks by terrorist groups like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN), as well as other illegal armed organizations. The battle has also had serious economic consequences. The fighting has cost Colombia about 230 billion pesos (113,240,891.08 USD) since 2004, according to Semana magazine. That is more than the country’s budget for 2014, which is nearly 200 billion pesos. The Colombian government is trying to end the conflict, through ongoing peace talks with the FARC in Havana. Federal government officials have also spoken about the possibility of holding similar peace talks with the ELN. ‘Soy Capaz’ encourages peace Next, Benavides began contacting dozens of artists throughout Colombia in order to try to coordinate the recording sessions. The response was immediately positive. “I thought it was an important opportunity to unite around the country, so that our talent could in some way serve to contribute to the musical memory of Colombia,” said Adriana Lucía, 33, a singer-songwriter who took part in the song. Lucía sings vallenato and porro, two Colombian musical genres. “Sometimes we artists are uncommitted and this is an opportunity to sing and talk about what’s happening in Colombia.” The project attracted artists of all ages. Ati Gunnara, 16, is an indigenous Colombian from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta who took part in the recording sessions. Leonor Gónzalez Mina, 80, a pop music singer from the Colombian Pacific, also participated. González Mina, who is known as “La negra grande de Colombia,” took part even though she had been convalescing at her home in Cali. A popular songlast_img read more

first_imgBoard approves stricter advertising rules May 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Board approves stricter advertising rules Lawyer Web sites, radio, and television ads would face greater Bar oversight Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Virtually every radio and TV lawyer ad would have to be approved by The Florida Bar before it aired under recommended new advertising rules approved by the Board of Governors at its April 8 meeting.In addition, all Web sites would fall under Bar advertising rules, and the board rejected a suggested rule mandating delays in direct mail solicitations in criminal cases.The rule changes will now be submitted to the Supreme Court for review.The board took those actions as it reviewed the final recommendations from the Advertising Task Force 2004. The board accepted most of the task force’s suggestions, but changed several, including the review of electronic ads.The task force had proposed an incentive policy whereby lawyers who waited to publish or air their ads until the Bar reviewed them would receive immunity from any future-discovered violations of the advertising rules. That would not apply if the lawyer deliberately lied in the ad and concealed it from the Bar. The Bar would have 15 days to approve the ad, or request further information from the lawyer.The board approved that condition for printed media and direct mail ads, but voted to require prior approval for radio and TV ads. That standard would not apply to ads that conform with a “safe harbor” provision and provide only basic “tombstone” information and consequently do not have to be submitted for Bar review. Almost no radio or TV ads have fallen within the safe harbor provisions.The action on ad review came in executive session as the board received legal advice on that issue.Direct mail solicitations in criminal cases got more feedback than any other issue considered by the task force, according to its chair, Manny Morales. And, he noted, all but one or two of those who contacted the Bar opposed any restriction.The panel considered proposals to extend the 30-day ban on direct mail solicitation in personal injury cases to criminal and traffic cases. But the task force unanimously rejected that proposal and wound up making only minor editorial changes to Rule 4-7.4 on contact with potential clients. Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert said court rulings in other states struck down similar provisions. (The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Bar’s 30-day waiting period on direct mail solicitation in personal injury cases.)Board member Robert Rush was one of three board members who suggested an alternative in which lawyers wait five days for such a mailing and then be prohibited if another attorney has filed a notice of appearance.He said there are two problems with the present system. One is many people facing a criminal charge are being inundated with solicitations they don’t want, and many of those people already have an attorney.“It’s a very minimal delay, but I think it’s an important step,” Rush said. “Really, we’re chasing down criminal cases now the way the lawyers got a reputation for chasing down personal injury cases.”Board member Warren Lindsey agreed.“I think it’s very important not to interfere with the existing attorney-client relationship,” he said. “It would be a mistake for our board not to have an advertising lawyer check to see if a person is already represented.”But board member Hank Coxe said the first 48 hours after charges have been filed can be critical.“I don’t think you can have a system that says you have to check with the clerk’s office [to see if a client is represented before mailing a solicitation],” he said.Young Lawyers Division President Michael Faehner said many young lawyers and those opening their own practices after working for state attorneys or public defenders rely on such direct mail advertising. Eliminating it, he argued, would favor older, more established lawyers and law firms.“Most of the advertising is tasteful,” Faehner said. “We’re telling the public what their rights are, along with price advertising.”The board by a large majority rejected the proposed five-day waiting period.On lawyer Web sites, Morales said the task force recommended that those be treated as communications made at the request of a potential client. That would mean they would be exempt from advertising rules, but still governed by other Bar rules that would prohibit them from being deceptive, misleading, or dishonest.He warned that making Web sites subject to the ad rules would create an enforcement problem because the Bar doesn’t have the staff to review them. A Web site, printed out, can involve hundreds of pages of documents.Tarbert, in response to a question, also said making Web sites subject to the rules would change the status quo. Currently Web sites are covered by most existing Bar ad rules except that law firms can talk about past results and make statements characterizing their quality of legal services. Those would be prohibited under the proposed new rules. Web sites would continue to be exempt from filing requirements.Board members, though, said it would be inconsistent not to include Web sites under the ad rules. Board member Gary Leppla noted that the Disciplinary Procedure Committee reviewed the issue and voted 5-2 that Web sites should be covered.“We could not see the difference between the initiative of clicking or Googling and the initiative of picking up Yellow Pages [to find a lawyer],” he said. “You’re right, it [enforcement] is a practical problem; it’s a horrible practical problem. But we’re talking about supporting a recommendation [from the task force] that is an affirmative statement that says a Web site is not an advertisement and is not subject to the rules. We can’t do that.”“It is not logical to exempt this area of communications,” board member Scott Hawkins added. “It is not logical to say just because we have difficulty enforcing it, you should not regulate it.”The board voted that Web sites are subject to all ad rules, except the requirement that they be filed with the Bar for review. Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson said the enforcement issue will have to be studied further.On other ad rules issues, the board:• Rejected the task force’s recommendation to drop a requirement that attorneys only advertise in areas where they practice. Morales said the task force felt there was no practical way to enforce that provision, but board members argued it was important that lawyers be truthful with their abilities in their ads. Morales also noted that provision was aimed at attorneys who advertise for cases that they intend to refer out.“The public has the right to receive information about lawyers; it’s not the lawyers’ right to advertise,” said board member Tim Sullivan. “If a lawyer wants to start practicing in personal injury work and goes and studies up and then advertises, that’s okay. They practice in that area even if it’s their first case. But not people who just refer cases and don’t apply themselves to learn the law.”Board member Harold Melville agreed, saying, “When you advertise, you are making a representation that you are competent in that area. I don’t think it’s that hard to enforce.”• Rejected the task force recommendation, for the same reasons, to drop language that lawyers must disclose in an ad if they intend to refer cases generated by the ad.• Agreed with the task force recommendation to drop disclosure language required in print ads that the decision on hiring a lawyer should not be based entirely on an ad. Morales said the task force felt the language, which is not required in electronic ads, no longer served any useful purpose.• Agreed with the task force that a nonlawyer spokesperson in a radio or TV ad does not have to be identified as a nonlawyer if it is clear from the ad that person is not an attorney.• Agreed with the task force that a provision should be added making the rules apply to out-of-state attorneys who advertise in Florida.• Agreed with the task force on adding language clarifying that advertising rules do not apply to communications between attorneys, between attorneys and family members, between attorneys and current or former clients, and for communications provided at the request of a potential client. Those communications, though, are covered by other Bar rules that such information cannot be false, misleading, or deceitful.• Accepted the task force recommendation to expand the safe harbor provisions on what could be included in an ad that did not have to be submitted for Bar review. The board also approved a rearranging of a general rule on ads that creates three categories: information that must be included in ads, information that may be included, and information that cannot be included in ads.• Accepting the task force recommendation that lawyer referral services must clearly identify themselves as referral services in their ads.last_img read more

first_imgIn Belgrade, the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik was awarded the “Golden Tourist Heart of the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe” in the category of cultural tourism champion.U okviru turističke akcije “Biramo najuspješnije u turizmu Mediterana i Jugoistočne  Europe 2017”, Međunarodni centar za razvoj turizma i ugostiteljstva Sacen International te Međunarodni turistički savez osim Hrvatske, posjetili su te ocijenili i druge zemlje, kao što su Francuska, Italija, Španjolska, Turska, Grčka, Tunis, Makedonija, Bosna i Hercegovina, Crna Gora i druge.Dubrovnik achieved record tourist results in the first four months of 2018According to the E-visitor tourist check-in and check-out system, Dubrovnik achieved record tourist results in the first four months of this year! From January 1 to April 30, 2018, 154 tourists stayed in Dubrovnik, which is 220% more than in the same period in 4. There were 2017 overnight stays, or 436% more than last year. In the first four months, the most numerous tourists were from the United Kingdom, Croatia, the USA, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, France, Spain, South Korea and other Asian countries.From 1 January to 30 April, most arrivals were realized in hotel facilities (118 arrivals), which recorded an increase in the number of arrivals of 644% compared to the first four months of 5, but better occupancy was also recorded by private accommodation facilities ( 2017 arrivals), a 27% increase in arrivals over the same period last year. There were 476 overnight stays in hotel accommodation (an increase of 13% compared to 308), and 242 overnight stays in private accommodation (an increase of 2% compared to last year).last_img read more

first_imgWhen a medical student asked where he would get the money to pay for all the new programs, Bobby responded, “From you.”The campaign’s most moving event took place in Indianapolis after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.Speaking to the predominantly black crowd, Kennedy talked publicly about his brother’s death for the first time and called for racial reconciliation.Riots broke out in over 100 cities, but Indianapolis stayed calm.Jack Newfield’s memoir captured Kennedy’s essence: “Part of him was soldier, priest, radical and football coach. But he was none of these. He was a politician.Orwell’s observation about Gandhi applies to Robert Kennedy, “Regarded simply as a politician, and compared with the other leading political figures of our time, how clean a smell he has managed to leave behind!” William Hogan is a freelance writer from Albany.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Biographer Larry Tye noted, “The values and qualities that would define him were present from the beginning, but they fully blossomed only after his father’s disability and his brother’s death.”Bobby was intense, passionate and courageous, but lacked JFK’s confidence, dispassionate intellect and disarming personality.Bobby Kennedy was deeply affected by the poverty he saw in Mississippi, in Bedford Stuyvesant, on Native American reservations and among migrant workers.Soon after Bobby launched his presidential campaign, President Lyndon Johnson withdrew from the race.Kennedy found his voice on the campaign trail and was attempting to build a coalition of poor whites, blacks and youth.He demonstrated political courage that was rare in 1968 and even rarer today.Addressing students, Kennedy said that college draft deferments should be eliminated because they were unfair to those unable to attend college. “He lived through a time of unusual turbulence in American history; and he responded to that turbulence more directly and sensitively than any other political leader of the era. History changed him, and, had time permitted, he might have changed history. He never had a chance to fulfill his own possibilities, which is why his memory haunts so many of us now.”Kennedy’s time as U.S. attorney general was important in his political growth.The Kennedy brothers hoped to move slowly on civil rights to avoid alienating Southern voters, but Bobby recognized it as a moral issue.He became a lightning rod for the anger of Southern whites.President Kennedy’s assassination was the turning point in Bobby’s transformation. He became more introspective, empathetic and fatalistic.Richard Goodwin observed: “Bobby Kennedy, after November 1963, was like a landscape riven by an earthquake, familiar landmarks shattered.” Categories: Editorial, OpinionFor The Daily Gazette Fifty years after he was assassinated on June 5, 1968, Robert Kennedy remains the standard for enlightened political leadership.Barack Obama described his legacy: “This man who was never president, who was our attorney general for only three years, who was New York’s junior senator for just three and a half, still calls to us today. Still inspires our debate with his words, animates our politics with his ideas, and calls us to make gentle the life of a world that’s too often coarse and unforgiving.”Kennedy is the haunting “what if” of recent history.Would the political landscape be different if he had not been murdered? This question has intrigued biographers and was the premise of Mitchell Freedman’s novel, “A Disturbance of Fate, the Presidency of Robert F. Kennedy.”A challenge in assessing Kennedy is reconciling the arrogant young man who worked briefly for Sen. Joseph McCarthy and plotted to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro with the more open-minded incarnation that read the Greek classics, opposed the Vietnam War and fought for the disenfranchised.The key to Kennedy’s transformation was what historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. called his “experiencing nature.”last_img read more

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first_imgIn the 2019 presidential race, the Dems joined the coalition supporting the candidacy of Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto, who went head-to-head against PDI-P-backed President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. After the latter won his reelection, Gerindra jumped ship to the ruling coalition since Prabowo was appointed a Cabinet member.Both Agus and Puan – the daughter of former president and PDI-P matriarch Megawati Soekarnoputri – are among those who might join the 2024 presidential election. However, thus far only Agus has declared his intention to run in the race.Although the two are rather cordial when it comes to their ties, relations between Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the PDI-P chairwoman have been strained since he ran against then-president Megawati in the 2004 presidential election. He was serving in her Cabinet as the coordinating political, legal and security affairs minister at the time.Separately, Agus said that he hoped the Dems could return to their political glory in 2024 and secure more seats in the House than the current 54 gained in the 2019 legislative elections, a steep drop from the 150 seats the party won in 2009.”This is not a baseless hope. Because we have had success,” he said.The PDI-P currently has the most seats in the House with 128 after the ruling party secured 19.3 percent of the vote in the 2019 legislative race.Topics : Agus, the son of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, further said that he and Puan also touched on the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the country’s economy during their meeting.Speaking to the press with Agus, Puan expressed her expectation for the PDI-P and the Democrats to continue maintaining their relations and that she looked forward to her next meeting with him.”This is our first meeting since [Agus] was appointed chairman,” Puan said. “I hope this isn’t the first and last meeting for us. We’ll maintain this friendship for this nation together.”Read also: Archrivals Megawati, SBY prepare successors for 2024 race Democratic Party chairman Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and House of Representatives Speaker Puan Maharani, an executive of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), sat together on Thursday to discuss the two parties’ cooperation in the upcoming regional elections.The PDI-P and Dems formed a coalition to nominate candidate pairs running for regional head posts in 28 of the 270 regions in the country that will participate in the elections, which are to be held simultaneously on Dec. 9.”We have discussed the PDI-P and the Democratic Party’s collaboration in the regional elections. Hopefully we can maintain the cooperation for the sake of the nation,” Agus said after the meeting at the legislative complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.last_img read more

first_imgImage courtesy of MOLJapan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and its group company Ferry Sunflower have disclosed plans to construct the first two LNG-fueled ferries in Japan.MOL plans to order the vessels, which will be named the Sunflower Kurenai and the Sunflower Murasaki, from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding in December.Ferry Sunflower will charter the ferries after delivery and launch them on its Osaka-Beppu route from the end of 2022 through the first half of 2023, as replacements for vessels currently in service.The ferries will be equipped with high-performance dual-fuel engines and with the use of LNG fuel will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20 percent compared to current vessels, and almost eliminate sulfur oxides emissions.MOL is also developing the “Ishin Next – MOL Smart Ship Project” technology for LNG-fueled vessels and establishing safe operation through development, construction, and operation these new ferries, and promoting the wider use of LNG fuel.The project has been adopted for the FY2019 energy conservation rating system for coastal ships, a demonstration test program aimed at enhancing the operational efficiency of coastal ships backed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.last_img read more

first_imgNZ City 4 January 2013Lobby group Family First has given Prime Minister John Key the lowest rating of National Party parliamentarians in a report card it has compiled on issues affecting families.The Value Your Vote report rates politicians and parties on how they voted in 2012 on issues, including gambling, child support schemes, paid parental leave, prostitution, the drinking age and changing the definition of marriage.Mr Key scored 37.5 per cent, while Labour leader David Shearer scored 75 per cent, and NZ First leader Winston Peters scored 87.5 per cent.“Perhaps what is most surprising is how poorly the so-called conservative parties and politicians (National, ACT, United Future) have done in promoting moral and family issues such as supporting young families, protecting marriage and promoting sensible and safe alcohol laws,” says Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First.NZ First topped the party rating on 88 per cent, with Labour second on 77 per cent, followed by the Maori Party on 67 per cent, United Future 62 per cent, National 61 per cent, ACT 50 per cent, Greens 38 per cent and Mana 25 per cent., NZ First top Family First rankings3 NewsConservative lobby group Family First has released its  politician report card for 2012, heaping praise on New Zealand First and Labour,  and scorn on Mana, the Greens and Prime Minister John Key.National director Bob McCoskrie says the organisation  rated parties and politicians on issues like gambling, prostitution, same-sex  marriage, paid parental leave, the drinking age, Easter trading and toughening  bail laws. read more

first_img Mane stands to make the same money if he puts pen to paper. But Real Madrid want him and he is also on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar. One possibility that is understood to being discussed within Liverpool is the possibility that Mane could figure in a swap deal plus £200m for French superstar Kylian Mbappe. read also:Liverpool fear Real Madrid, PSG have unsettled Mane The German’s priority, however, is to tie down Mane and move on with his plans for a major overhaul of his squad for the season to come. Klopp is determined to build on his success by adding major new names. But the name he would like to keep is Mane – and right now he is not sure if he can count on that. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The £150million-rated Senegalese star, 28, has yet to offer any indication that he will sign a new deal offered him nine months ago. And boss Jurgen Klopp is growing anxious over the situation. He has told the Liverpool hierarchy that even if Mane is contracted until 2023 he wants a firm answer on whether is he prepared to commit for longer. Liverpool are on the point of tying down central defender Virgil Van Dijk to a new £250m contract that will run till 2025 as revealed by SunSport. He is expected to sign it once he and his side complete their march to the Premier League title with their season restarting in Sunday’s Merseyside derby. That would put him on £220,000 a week and make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.Advertisement Sadio Mane has sparked fears within Anfield that he could be ready to move out this summer. Loading… Promoted Content10 Absolutely Stunning Asian ActressesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWorld-Ending Scenarios: This Is How The Apocalypse May Happenlast_img read more

first_imgThe second annual Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour came to an end Sunday at Cocopah Speedway with Ricky Thornton Jr. in victory lane for the second time. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography) By Mike SpiekerSOMERTON, Ariz. (Feb. 18) – The second annual Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour came to a close with a Sunday matinee at Cocopah Speedway and Ricky Thornton Jr. ended his afternoon with the $1,500 Winter Nationals feature win.Thornton grabbed the lead from the pole as Aaron Turnbull followed him into second. Thornton quickly pulled away from the field, opening his advantage to over two seconds by lap five.The field stretched itself out throughout the first half of the race until Thornton reached the tail of the field with 13 of 25 laps completed. Mired in traffic, Thornton’s lead quickly evaporated to just a half second on Turnbull.Turnbull, who was looking to pick up his second consecutive main event win, closed to within two car lengths until he was slowed by a lapped car. Thornton simultaneously over-drove turns one and two, which kept Turnbull within striking distance.In clean track, however, Thornton hit his marks and cruised to the checkered flag.“I kind of figured the groove was going to be right around the bottom. I knew Aaron was going to be good starting behind me so I knew I couldn’t make any big mistakes on the bottom through traffic,” Thornton said following his fifth 2018 Fast Shafts Allstar Invitational ballot qualifying vic­tory. “With about three to go, I missed the bottom and I thought the race was over. Luckily we had a big enough lead.”Turnbull, Tripp Gaylord, Marriott and Austin Kuehl rounded out the top five.Austin Howes picked up the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod win in a feature slowed by cau­tions. He got out to over a one second lead with under five circuits remaining and took the win unchallenged in the late stages.Nick Spainhoward, Chase Alves, Fred Ryland and Arie Schouten rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Aaron Turnbull; 3. Tripp Gaylord; 4. Hunter Marriott; 5. Aus­tin Kuehl; 6. Ryan Gaylord; 7. Cody Laney; 8. Anthony Roth; 9. Chris Abelson; 10. Spencer Wilson; 11. Casey Arneson; 12. Jeff Taylor; 13. Chad Andersen; 14. Kody Scholpp; 15. Casey Skyberg; 16. Chaz Baca; 17. John Parmeley; 18. Troy Morris; 19. Dylan Goplen; 20. Shawn Strand; 21. D.J. Shannon; 22. Tim Ward; 23. Marlyn Seidler; 24. Wade Taylor; 25. Alex Stanford; 26. Lucas Schott.last_img read more