Canada handled the coronavirus outbreak better than United States: PM Trudeau

first_imgCanada handled the novel coronavirus outbreak better than many of its allies, including the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, in a rare public comment on the faltering US effort.Canada – with a population one-tenth the size of the United States – has so far recorded 8,711 deaths and 106,167 cases and Trudeau said the situation was stabilizing, although some hot spots remained.In contrast, the United States has recorded more than 3 million cases and 131,336 deaths. Authorities have reported alarming upswings of daily case loads in roughly two dozen states over the past two weeks. “We were able to control the virus better than many of our allies, particularly including our neighbor,” Trudeau told a briefing, saying Canada’s success would help efforts to restart the economy.Canada and the United States have blocked nonessential travel between the two nations since March and are discussing whether to extend the ban when it expires on July 21.Canadian health officials said the death toll could hit 8,900 by July 17.Deputy chief public health officer Howard Njoo said the outbreak was largely under control, while stressing measures such as contact tracing and quarantine would still be essential.”If we relax too much or too soon, the epidemic will most likely rebound, with explosive growth as a distinct possibility,” he told a separate news conference.Although Trudeau’s relations with US President Donald Trump have been good over the last 18 months, he skipped a Washington meeting on Wednesday to herald the start of a new continental trade agreement with the United States and Mexico.Trudeau, who would have had to enter a 14-day quarantine period on his return, repeated concerns about the possible imposition of US tariffs on Canadian exports of aluminum. Topics :last_img read more

Stock Car Challenge bragging rights belong to Nichols

first_imgBy Kelly NinasLEXINGTON, Neb. (Aug. 2) – Bragging rights belonged to Mike Nichols at Dawson County Raceway’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Challenge Sunday night.Nichols raced from 11th to win the pole dash, then from 12th to top the main event.He took home $2,360 for his efforts, an amount that included $1,500 for the main event victory, $500 when he agreed to invert the top 12 finishers from the pole dash and $360 in lap money.Kyle Clough led the first seven times around the oval from his pole start. Nichols passed his way toward the front on the high line, then went to the lowest line to drive by Clough.“B” feature qualifier Kyle Vanover raced from 14th starting to second but wasn’t able to catch Nichols. Jason Rogers also made the big show from his “B” race and made the most of the racy surface, driving from the eighth row to third.Casey Woken and Chad Sterling completed the top five.Nichols, who started last in his heat and just made the transfer, also pocketed a $150 bonus from Wade Cross and FX Suspension for winning the feature on four FX shocks.Kyle Pfeifer was the $500 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner. He was leading and got caught up in a caution on the final turn. The finishing order went back to the last completed lap, with Kyle Bond scored second and Jacob Wolsleben third.Other feature winners were Colton Osborn in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Jamey Kennicutt in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.Feature ResultsStock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols; 2. Kyle Vanover; 3. Jason Rogers; 4. Casey Woken; 5. Chad Sterling; 6. Kyle Clough; 7. Jeff Whiting; 8. Jason Davis; 9. Casey Werkmeister; 10. Jason Rold; 11. Ozzie Romero; 12. Mikey Dancer; 13. Elijah Zevenbergen; 14. Dana Morgan; 15. Bob Hoing; 16. Bob Chalupa; 17. Kurt Trusty; 18. Kyle Prauner; 19. Zach Zentner; 20. Brendan Eilts; 21. Robert Walker; 22. Lloyd Meeske; 23. Zach Canas; 24. Trevor Schmidt.Hobby Stocks – 1. Kyle Pfeifer; 2. Kyle Bond; 3. Jacob Wolsleben; 4. Sterling Sorenson; 5. Michael Zerr; 6. Nate Refior; 7. Larry Refior; 8. Tyson Canas; 9. Tyler Easterday; 10. Caleb Hetrick; 11. Jacob Olmstead; 12. Zach Olmstead; 13. Tyrel Smith; 14. Ryan Gardine; 15. Travis Kernick; 16. Chuck Ledbetter; 17. Brady Weinman; 18. Luke Wassom; 19. Jakob Egge.last_img read more

Robert & Sons Aluminum awards go to Deery Series champion, rookie of the year

first_imgNEWNAN, Ga. – Both the champion and rookie of the year in the Deery Brothers Summer Series receive product awards again this season courtesy of Robert & Sons Aluminum.The top driver in overall point standings and the top finishing first-year competitor in the 31st annual tour for IMCA Late Models each get 10 sheets of aluminum from the Newnan, Ga., company.In its third year as an IMCA sponsor, Robert and Sons also distributes aluminum for commercial uses that range from trailers to signage and storefronts throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. More information is available by calling 800 206-8836, on Facebook and at the www.rsaluminum.com website.Champion of the 2016 Deery Series was Tyler Bruening. Rookie of the year was Cayden Carter.“We want to congratulate Tyler and Cayden on their accomplishments last season. We are happy to be a part of the IMCA team and are excited to help support the upcoming season with these same awards for 2017,” said Robert & Sons Vice President Steve Hinely. “Our goal has been to offer superior quality and customer service and also to provide new colors and finishes that have not been available in the past to help give the drivers the best looking car on the race track.”“This year we have added to our metallic finish line three more colors for a total of eight different colors. We now are stocking, white, black, red, chevron blue, yellow, charcoal, champagne and silver metallic and combined with our other stock colors, we offer more colors and finishes than any other supplier,” he continued. “To see our product be successful in its end use serves as our motivation to continue to provide and create new colors which is offered through a nationwide dealer network.”Roberts and Sons product certificates will be presented during the national IMCA awards banquet in November.“We’ve had different champions and rookies of the year in each season Robert & Sons has been a part of the IMCA program and with the beginning of the 2017 Deery Brothers Summer Series on the horizon, we are anxious to see if that trend continues,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Thanks to Robert & Sons Aluminum for their commitment to IMCA Late Model racing.”Opening night for the upcoming Deery Series is April 1 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.last_img read more