Benton County XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour race postponed

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (May 13) – Blame all that rain on Monday and this morning’s unseasonably cool temperatures for postponement of tonight’s XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour event at Benton County Speedway. The fifth annual tour for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds was to have opened Tuesday at Vinton. That race will now be rescheduled on a date to be determined. First night for the series will now be on Memorial Day Monday, May 26 at I-35 Speedway in Mason City. The feature pays $1,000 to win, a minimum of $150 to start and is a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing to follow. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on the holiday card.last_img read more

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Cricket News IND V AUS: Dew unlikely to play a factor in series decider in Delhi

first_imghighlights New Delhi : A stupendous performance by the visitors led the lost get hammered in the most obnoxious manner possible at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on March 10 in the fourth one-day International. Ashton Turner’s scintillating show led Australia to square the series 2-2. With this, the focus shifts to the final ODI at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi which is scheduled to be played on March 13. Interestingly, the final game of the series will also be India’s last International assignment before the forthcoming World Cup. With this, India will look not only look to get their basic right but will also want to end bilateral series on high. In the earlier games, as Indian opener mentioned that team relied on dew and had made plans according to that.However, men-in-blue have had to opposite results. At Ranchi team was expecting dew, but it didn’t come and at Mohali, they weren’t expecting any dew, but there was heavy. The temperatures in the capital have been steadily on the rise over the last week which means chances of dew causing as much trouble for the team bowling second is far less at the Kotla. “I don’t think dew should have a major impact on the game. We have a 1.30pm start for the match and even if dew comes down, it shouldn’t have as big an impact as it did at the PCA Stadium in Mohali because we are located a little south of Chandigarh,” a Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) official told CricketNext on Monday.The pitch should be great for the batsmen and chasing might be a better option, unlike previous years. “The tracks for the Ranji Trophy had plenty of runs in them. Bengal managed to chase down a 300-plus total in the fourth innings with ease to win the match. We don’t expect the surface to change much over the course of the two innings. The team chasing should have the advantage in the fifth ODI; it will safeguard them from dew as well if it comes down,” the official concluded.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. DDCA isn’t expecting any dew in the final ODI at Delhi. As of now, the series is squared with both India and Australia winning 2 games each. It is expected that wicket offered will be great to bat on. last_img read more

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Health Update: Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or…

first_imgJust 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).Depending on their age and sex federal guidelines recommend that adults eat at least 1½ to 2 cups per day of fruit and 2 to 3 cups per day of vegetables as part of a healthy eating pattern. Yet in 2015, just 9 percent of adults met the intake recommendations for vegetables, ranging from 6 percent in West Virginia to 12 percent in Alaska. Only 12 percent of adults met the recommendations for fruit, ranging from 7 percent in West Virginia to 16 percent in Washington, D.C. Results showed that consumption was lower among men, young adults, and adults living in poverty.Very few Americans“This report highlights that very few Americans eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables every day, putting them at risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease,” said Seung Hee Lee Kwan, Ph.D., of CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, lead author of the study. “As a result, we’re missing out on the essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that fruits and vegetables provide.”Reduces risk of illness and deathSeven of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States are from chronic diseases. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables daily can help reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness and death, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity. Men, younger adults, and those in poverty are consuming the fewest fruits/vegetables according to the CDC. Men, younger adults, and those in poverty are consuming the fewest fruits/vegetables according to the CDC. Strategies to increase consumptionThe CDC Guide to Strategies to Increase the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables suggests 10 strategies to increase access to fruits and vegetables, including these:Start or expand farm-to-institution programs in childcare, schools, hospitals, workplaces, and other institutions.Improve access to retail stores and markets that sell high quality fruits and vegetables.Ensure access to fruits and vegetables in cafeterias and other food service venues in worksites, hospitals, and universities.To address other barriers, families can save time and money by chopping extra fruit or vegetables at one time and freezing the extra or choosing frozen or canned fruits and vegetables at the store. For more tips on convenient and affordable ways to eat a healthy diet, please visit www.choosemyplate.gov.“Families can benefit from having healthy foods available wherever they live, learn, work, and play,” said Ruth Petersen, M.D., director of CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. “Communities, worksites, schools, hospitals, and other institutions can work together to support healthy eating for all Americans.”CDC researchers analyzed data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to estimate the percentage of each state’s population meeting the intake recommendations by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and poverty-income ratio for the 50 states and District of Columbia (DC).To learn more about how CDC works to make healthy eating and active living accessible for all Americans, visit the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity.center_img The findings indicate a need to identify and address barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption. Previous studies have found that high cost, limited availability and access, and perceived lack of cooking/preparation time can be barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption.last_img read more

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