Callahan rides rim to Dubuque Speedway win

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa (July 9) – Joel Callahan impressed in winning Sunday’s Out-Pace Racing Prod­ucts IMCA Late Model main event at Dubuque Speedway.Callahan bolted to the front and immediately shoot to the top side of the track to set a blistering pace. He led the caution-free 25 lap race flag to flag in scoring the win ahead of Luke Merfeld and Jus­tin Kay.The Merfeld Brothers Automotive Modifieds again featured plenty of side-by-side racing. Jason Schueller advanced from his fourth row start and outraced Ryan DeShaw in scoring his second feature win of the 2017 season. Schueller used several lines around the multi-grooved track to get to the front. DeShaw ran second ahead of a fast closing Mark Schulte.Tyler Soppe topped the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Soppe raced to the front from a fifth row start and went on to take the checkers ahead of Jerry Miles and Troy Bauer.Greg Gill scored the win in the Bakey Seamless Gutters IMCA Stock Cars by crossing the finish line ahead of Dustin Wilwert and Tim Schneider.last_img read more

Ball Street takes the Tipster Challenge at Cheltenham

first_imgShare ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles RankTipsterRace WinsPoints In the penultimate week of action in the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, sponsored by Betting Gods, Ged Colleypriest from Ball Street has made his play for glory at Cheltenham.The Partnerships Director for Ball Street, a network of influencers for sports on social media channels such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, has provided tips for today’s seven-race card.Colleypriest will be going up against the sixth placed Stephen Harris from bettingexpert, and the experts from Timeform, who sit in 17th place with an average of 3.19 points over 25 weeks.____________________________________2:05bettingexpert: Coastal TiepHas been highly tried in four starts over hurdles so far and might have more improvement to come now the ground has quickened up.Timeform: William HenryThe lightly-raced William Henry was last seen when runner-up in a Grade 2 over this C&D in January so is clearly the one to beat back down in class.Ball Street: SolighosterNot the prettiest hurdler but seems to have an engine.____________________________________2:40bettingexpert: Voix D’EauComes from a yard in terrific form and had excuses when disappointing last time out in a huge field.Timeform: Village VicHe has an excellent record around here, and may prove difficult to peg back in this smaller field.Ball Street: Thomas Crapper                                                                                                                          Impressed here before and the Crapper tends to be where my bets have ended up recently!____________________________________3:15bettingexpert: DrumcliffHas shaped well in two handicaps so far (tapped at 2m at Musselburgh) and has potential to do better.Timeform: Divine SpearHas built up a very solid record in handicaps this term, and given he is unexposed over this sort of trip, could easily have more to offer.Ball Street: ItsafreebeeDisappointed last time out but could bounce back this time.____________________________________3:50bettingexpert: SpookydookyCould bounce back to form now with Jonjo now in terrific form and drying ground to suit.Timeform: Doing FineBack on track for this yard, finishing runner-up in all three starts, but shaping as though a return to this sort of test would suit at Wincanton last month, he is taken to deservedly resume winning ways.Ball Street: Any CurrencyWon this last year and fancy it for back to backs.____________________________________4:25bettingexpert: Baron du PlessisHas a career record of 0 from 12 but has shaped well in defeat of late and can provide the red-hot Ian Williams yard with another winner.Timeform: Max ForteFourth in an Ascot handicap in February that has thrown up a host of subsequent winners and there is a good chance he’ll be one himself here.Ball Street: Max ForteForm seems to be strong based on Ascot showing.____________________________________5:00bettingexpert: Mick ThonicHas run three times for Tizzard (all at this venue in warm company) and can get off the mark getting 8lb from Marracudja.Timeform: MarracudjaThe race revolves around whether Marracudja returns to the sort of level he achieved when winning a brace of novice events in the autumn.Ball Street: MarracudjaLooked good here in Autumn and has shown promise against some strong horses.____________________________________5:30bettingexpert: Copain De ClasseHas potential now going handicapping from a very fair opening mark and can improve past some rivals who are now much higher up the weights.Timeform: Copain De ClasseQuickly resumed winning ways returned to a sound surface at Wincanton last month and he remains with potential back in a handicap.Ball Street: Copain De ClasseAnother promising Nicholls horse. Think he can repeat his win last time out.____________________________________Where will Ged Colleypriest enter on the Tipster Challenge leaderboard? Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring for €35m February 28, 2020 Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Share 1Sarah Shannon – AppBet313.69 2Alan Alger – Betway311.41 3Jacob Johns – Easyodds37.72 4Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 5Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 6bettingexpert1.644.65 7Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air14.50 8John Hill – Coral24.25 9Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 10Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 11Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 12Darren Moore – Betting Gods23.66 13Conor White – BetBright33.62 14Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 15Harry Lang – Pinnacle13.50 16Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 17Timeform1.843.19 18Paddy Power13.00 19Russell Yershon11.88 20Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas21.82 21Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 22Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 23John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 24Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 25Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 26Gerry Murray – 32Red10.44 27Bradley Gibbs – Bookmaker Ratings10.20last_img read more

With 11 returning players, depth and experience keys for Humboldt State in 2017-18

first_imgArcata >> Humboldt State women’s basketball head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson had her work cut out for her last season.After being hired as the 11th coach in the program’s history in late June of 2016, Bento-Jackson spent much of a shortened off-season scurrying to fill out a roster and bring her team up to speed.Fast forward 16 months later, Bento-Jackson is entering her second season at the helm of a deeper, more experienced team that features 11 returning players and the conference’s …last_img read more

The Biggest Reasons Your Big Idea Failed

first_imgHave you ever had one of those really big ideas, the kind that’s certain to produce breakthrough, revolutionary results? Have you ever had trouble bringing it to life?You have had some big ideas about how you could improve your results. You’ve had some great ideas about how you could make things better at work. And you’ve had some gigantic ideas that would produce dramatically better results for your dream clients.But your big ideas stalled out. They died prematurely. Here’s why and what to do about it.You Didn’t Sell ItWithout the support of the people you need to make your big idea work, it isn’t going anywhere. If you didn’t make selling your big idea a marketing campaign, selling it to the people you needed onboard, your big idea was doomed from the start.Executing a big idea is 10% big idea and 90% big execution. Half of that 90% of execution is pure sales and marketing: you have to go and change hearts and minds.If you want your big idea to succeed, you have to sell it. You have to shout it from the treetops, sharing your idea far and wide. You also have to go from individual to individual, building consensus around your big idea.You Didn’t Execute ItIf your idea failed, it’s not likely that the idea itself was bad. It’s more likely that your execution was bad. You took half-measures when full measures were required. You underfunded it in both time and money. You underestimated the effort required to get the idea up and running.The world is littered with great ideas and great insights that went nowhere because someone lacked the will to execute on them.Most of the time your big ideas have value. If you are going to make them work, you have to relentlessly focus on the execution. Spend more time taking actions—and gaining the commitments of others to take action on your big idea—than you do talking about how wonderful your idea is.You Gave Up Too SoonSometimes you sell the idea well and you start to execute. But the results aren’t there; they come slowly and only with great effort. So you throw in the towel, believing that your big idea wasn’t so great an idea after all.But the tipping point, the point where the breakthrough you imagined occurs, is always just a bit beyond that point where most people give up.If you want to see your big idea come to life and produce the results you imagined, you have to see it through. You have to continue to sell it and continue to execute throughout the dark place where it seems hopeless, where it seems it’s a lost cause. When everyone else is ready to throw in the towel, you rally the troops and push through until you get your big idea to breakthrough.Don’t make these three mistakes and see your big idea generate the big results you dreamed it would.QuestionsWhy do most big ideas fail?How do you get the support you need to make your big idea a reality? Whose support do you need?What are the steps large and small that you need to execute for your big idea to work? What does your action plan for taking these steps look like?How do you keep going through the dark spots where it looks hopeless for your big idea? What do you do to push through?last_img read more