New cars to light up Dover

first_img THUNDERSPORT 2 Meanwhile, the big warriors will go hard in Thundersport 2: Douglas ‘Hollywood’ Gore will renew rivalry with, Kyle ‘Speedy’ Gregg. There is no love lost between the two, and the match-up of Gore’s Audi TT DTM and Gregg’s Radical RXC promises to be epic. David Summerbell is promising that he will have a lot to say and is hoping to get past his reliability issues from last year. Captain Mark Carey is returning to Dover with a Mitsubishi Mivec. Chris Campbell and Peter Rae say they are ready and arriving from will be Trinidad Kristian Boodoosingh. There will be a total of 10 car races and drivers will cover between 5 and 7 laps for a total of 82 laps. The bike racing promises to be thrilling as four of the Class B riders including Class B Champion Mario Woon will move up to Class A to give Kyle Reynolds some intense competition. There will be four bike races covering six laps each. First race starts at 10.30 a.m. and the final race roars off at 3:45 p.m. neville.graham@gleanerjm.com Dover Raceway St Ann comes alive on Easter Monday with Total Lubricants Carnival of Speed. President of the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club Monique Gibbs is promising that those who make the journey will be rewarded with fast-paced action, keen tussles, bruising wheel-to-wheel competition, and drivers promising to leave it all out on the track. “I can tell you, the drivers will be going all out on Monday. We’ve set up a packed schedule and already we can report that the grids will be full. Some veterans that we’ve not seen in a long time have got new cars and are ready to go, while the young guns will be blazing,” Gibbs said. The Modified Production (MP) Class will be the one to watch at the Dover Carnival of Speed. The young guns will go head to head in MP2 as reigning 2016 Series Champion Fraser ‘Frazz’ McConnell took a break from school in Canada just to step into his new ride. He brings his new TruJuice Honda Civic crew chief and father Peter ‘Pops’ McConnell says both car and driver will deliver. “It’s all specced out for MP2, so that will see Frazz stepping up in class out of the bracket racing. The car has been immaculately prepared by the Moodie team at NG (New Generation) Racing and Frazz will be ready since he’ll be getting in some seat time by practicing Friday, Saturday and Sunday,” Pops McConnell reported. Frazz McConnell will match up against long time friend and teammate William ‘Wings’ Myers in a similarly prepared Honda Civic. The silky-smooth and skilful driving style of McConnell should be a foil to the determined, never-say-die style of Myers. The contest should be worth going miles to see. Pops McConnell is likening the match-up to Formula 1. “Both are very good friends and teammates, but they are also competitors. We have our own version of (Nico) Rosberg and Lewis (Hamilton), two great drivers, two good cars on the same team. It should be interesting,” McConnell said. In the modified Production Class 1, Colin Daley makes his entry to circuit racing. He is moving from go-karting to match up against MP1 champion Nicholas Barnes.last_img read more

Used Clothes, Sneakers, Cosmetics to the Rescue

first_imgThe current economic hardship and the absence of adequate employment are pushing a large number of Liberians to engage in petty trading.One of the most popular businesses is trading in used goods, including clothing, sneakers and cosmetics.At the corner of 18th Street in Sinkor, next to a popular restaurant frequented by the large expatriate community in Monrovia, is located a small outside business. “I started this business a month ago,” Ms. Tina Stevens told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday. “Though this location does not have many people, yet we thank God that at least we have something to depend on.” Ms. Stevens said she is in the business with twenty five year-old Young Ford, who explained that he graduated from high school in Ghana in 2011. “I came back home and there is not much employment,” Ford told the Daily Observer, “but I did not let that discourage me and we started this small business.” Ford has a child of four years. Ms. Stevens said, “We got the initial capital from a relative abroad and though we sell one or two pairs of sneakers a day, it is okay for now.” Ms. Stevens admitted she does not have adequate business knowledge save the one she has grown up with. She is in her early twenties and is determined to continue at the local community on 18th Street. “My objective is to grow this business to be able to own a store,” she said, “but it will take time.” True, growing a business demands knowledge that can grow the business one step at a time. She also admitted, “We pay the Monrovia City Corporation for the use of this location.” And though she has not heard of the Liberia Business Association, headed by Mr. D. Maxwell Kamayah, she expressed interest in meeting with the LBA president in the hope that her dream of securing a future loan to develop her business could move one step ahead.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bus change hits students’ travel plans

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Friesema said the agency received letters and e-mails from other parents saying their kids were not making it to school on time and said changes are on the way. “We have been working with the school district to better synchronize the schedules with schools,” she said. “We will be adding two trips in the morning and one in the afternoon to make sure the students get to school on time.” nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 The recent cancellation of a Foothill Transit bus line, which served as a link for riders between Glendora and West Covina, has left some students struggling for a ride to school. Felicia Friesema, spokeswoman for Foothill Transit, said Line 283 was canceled March 18 because of low-ridership numbers and said Line 284 and Line 851 were extended to serve the areas vacated. But resident Gary Fuller said the cancellation removed critical buses from morning and afternoon commutes from Charter Oak High School and Royal Oaks Middle School causing some students to have to wait longer than usual for a bus. “Before there were three buses that went to the middle school before it opened each day and there is now one,” Fuller said. last_img read more