UK groups set up abnormal loads forum

first_imgRay Engley, head of technical services at the Road Haulage Association, is acting as co-ordinator with the support of the Heavy Transport Association, the Freight Transport Association and a number of allied and interested groups.”There is broad consensus throughout the industry that the system needs to be reviewed and tweaked to reflect modern-day movements of abnormal loads,” said Engley. “All sectors across the industry are involved and can be broken down into four specific sectors – clients/consignors, operators including escort organisations, local authorities and structure owners, and police authorities.”The industry faces challenges because of reduced budgets within local authorities and police forces, and a genuine lack of knowledge across all sectors, he said.”The aim is to develop an international code of practice or recommended guidance – details against which enforcement agencies can target offenders and address by training needs where identified, or prosecution for serial non-compliance.”The industry has changed significantly since the last update of the Special Types General Order (STGO) Regulations in 2003, said Engley. “By working together, it is hoped that the industry can move forward together. Customers want their goods moved ‘immediately’; structure owners and local authorities want only notifications relevant to them; police forces want the ability to filter notifications in order to assess the road safety element of individual loads.”www.hta.uk.netwww.rha.uk.netwww.fta.co.uklast_img read more

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PELE’S Santos Futebol Clube of Brazil returns to the Caribbean

first_img Share Tweet InternationalLocalNewsPrintSports PELE’S Santos Futebol Clube of Brazil returns to the Caribbean by: – December 1, 2016 Press releaseThe Caribbean Football Trust Limited (CFTL) will create a monumental event in the history of Caribbean football. In 2017 there will be the official launch of the Caribbean League Futbol (CLF) featuring the legendary Pele’s Brazilian home team of Santos FC from Sao Paulo.In 1972 Santos FC, featuring three (3) times Brazilian World Cup winner “PELE” toured the Caribbean countries of Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago with much success.Now, in 2017, forty-five (45) years later Santos FC will take center stage in a Best of three (3) games series kicking off January 27 at the Windsor Park in Dominica continuing January 29 at the Arnos Vale Stadium in St. Vincent and then on February 4, the final game will be played atthe Andre Kamperveen Stadium in Suriname.The final game will be for the prestigious inaugural “ISLANDS CUP OPEN” and would be versus the newly established COMBINE ISLANDS FC. CFTL is also preparing to offer fans a “Major International Friendly” bonus game featuring two (2) major International clubs scheduled for February 1 in St. Vincent at the Arnos Vale Stadium.Several International Elite Marquee players will be representing the COMBINE ISLANDS FC team as guest players in all three (3) games. The names of these players will be announced in the upcoming weeks.The Caribbean Football Trust Limited (CTFL) has announced the establishment of the CLF:-. The CLF will be a professional twelve (12) week regional tournament with eight (8) teams competing for the league title and over three million USD ($3,000,000.00) dollars in prize money. This will increase up to five million USD ($5,000,000.00) dollars after the first three (3) years.After years of planning by the Directors of the CTFL and its partners, the Chairman and CFO of the CTFL, Chris Anderson made the announcement yesterday at a Board Meeting.“This is a proud moment for all of us in the Caribbean as there will finally be a very high profile professional league in the region and our players and coaches can earn a living participating in the sport they love,” said Chris Anderson.This announcement comes after support (as it relates to the concept and structure) was garnered from several regional Associations’ presidents as well as Heads of State and Ministers of Tourism. The vision of stimulating the regional tourism product and placing focus on Sports and Entertainment Tourism as a main platform to drive their Tourism products would be of benefit to the region.CFTL’s main focus is to establish across CARICOM member states modern sports and entertainment complexes, including sports rehab centers and vacation/ residential estate homes. These will be targeted to multi-million dollar earning athletes and entertainers. CFTL is confident that this aspect of the project is of utmost importance for the region.One of the major aims of the CLF is to fast track the development of young regional footballers and to show-case their talents on the international stage. This will lead to an improvement in the performance of Caribbean players whether at club or national level. It is hoped that this will result in more Caribbean member national teams appearing at FIFA World Cup competitions.In depth discussions have been on going with entities outside of the CONCACAF region. These include entities from Europe, the Middle East and Asia with regards to investment and sponsorship in this new CLF Intellectual property initiative. CFTL looks forward to finalizing the commitment of the first set of Marquee players and Head coaches. These announcements will be made within the next few months in time for the CLF 2017 kick off.The CLF shall be operational for a twelve (12) weeks period between June and August of each calendar year. The first official competitive season shall consist of scheduled games three (3) days per week: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, (all double headers) to be played in the selected countries in two (2) groups of four (4) clubs per hub. In addition to the regular season and its play-off Champions Cup titles CLF shall organize two (2) CLF All Star teams for annual friendly games at the end of each season to showcase the collective talent of the region. CFTL will host games in markets where international games are not regularly hosted.The schedule for the inaugural ISLANDS CUP OPEN Tournament 2017 will be as follows:Match Day Date Venue Game#1 January 27 Windsor Park, Dominica Santos FC vs Combine Islands FC#2 January 29 Arnos Vale Stadium, St. Vincent Santos FC vs Combine Islands FC#3 February 1 Arnos Vale Stadium, St. Vincent Potential bonus game TBA#4 February 4 Andre Kamperveen Stadium, Suriname Santos FC vs Combine Islands FC 375 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Sample keeps plugging away to win second straight Larry Shaw Western Region crown

first_imgCory Sample won a second consecutive championship in IMCA’s Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region for Modifieds. He is pictured with IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photograhy)WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – After winning a second straight Larry Shaw Racing Western Region crown, Cory Sample gave some thought to the day when he’ll make a large addition to his trophy collection.From Winnemucca, Nev., Sample won 23 of 50 IMCA Modified starts while traveling to a baker’s dozen tracks in five states this season.Champion at both Rattlesnake Raceway and Winnemucca Regional Raceway, he also won a second straight and career fourth Allstar Performance Nevada State crown.All those titles came behind the wheel of a 2010 Razor Chassis. Sample has a total of 83 feature wins in that car since he bought it four years ago.“It’s been the perfect car for us. I don’t know of another driver who has as many wins in the same car,” Sample said. “When the time comes for us to get a new car, we won’t sell this one. It will become a trophy.”Runner-up in the national points race for a second consecutive season, Sample won four of six April starts. He had a streak of five straight checkers at the end of the season.“We didn’t set out to win the regional championship but we felt good after last year and just kept winning this spring. By mid-summer we made the decision to keep going for the region the rest of the year and while we didn’t travel as much as usual, we kept plugging away,” Sample said. “I don’t like getting national runner-up two years in a row because I always want to do better than I did the year before. It gives us more drive to go for the top spot.”“The bonus points did not work out in our favor but I am not disappointed by any means,” he continued. “Twenty-three wins in 50 starts are pretty good stats.”Sample totaled nine checkers at Rattlesnake and another six at Winnemucca. He ended the season with double figure wins for the fifth time in his career.“We got to work out some bugs right away on the Arizona Modified Tour and race with some very stout fields,” Sample said. “We wanted to go to Arizona and race and just have fun, and we were able to do that.”While no one race during the weekly point season stood out as a highlight, Sample came oh-so-close to achieving a career-long goal of qualifying for the main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.“We made qualifying features all three nights at Boone this year,” he said. “We always look forward to Super Nationals and I’ll be back next year.”Sample’s 134 career wins are 23rd on the all-time list for the division.Starts-50Wins-23Additional Top Fives-18HIS CREW: Father Rodney, Eddie Poole and Kyle Ruh. HIS SPONSORS: Razor Chassis of Platte Center, Neb.; Wells Deisgn of Ogallala, Neb.; Area 41 Motorsports of Lovelock; Dakota Diesel of Battle Mountain; Icon Pistons of Carson City; Keyser Manufacturing of Coopersville, Mich.; and Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines, Iowa.last_img read more

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