BATESVILLE, Ark. – IMCA Modifieds run for $2,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths on both nights of Batesville Motor Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23 Arkansas Spring Nationals. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. each night. An open practice will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Pit passes that evening are $20. Additional information about Arkansas Spring Nationals is available by calling 870 251-0011, at the www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com website and by emailing [email protected] Spectator admission is $10 for adults and free for kids ages 14 and under. Pit passes are $35. Both features pay $1,500 to the runner-up. Minimum start money is $250. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and E3 Spark Plug Arkansas State points will be awarded. Overnight accommodations are available by calling the Ramada Inn at 870 698-1800, Holiday Inn Express at 870 698-2700 or Comfort Suites at 870 698-1900.
Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte has wildly laughed off Diego Costa’s claims that he was has been treated like “a criminal”.28-year-old Costa has failed to return to Stamford Bridge for the new season, claiming Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte sent him a text message last June, indicating his services are no longer required at Stamford Bridge.Speaking at a press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League visit to Tottenham this weekend, Conte laughed uncontrollably before answering the question about Costa’s claims. Conte then said: “It’s great. I prefer to laugh,”“I can tell you that everyone who was in Chelsea knows very well what happened last season with Diego. It’s funny, this interview.”Costa remains in his family home in Brazil despite being ordered by Chelsea to return to England and make himself available for selection, saying the club have treated him like a criminal. Video Credit: Twitter.com – ESPN FCRelated
Florida health officials say approximately 31 percent, or one-third of children in Florida tested for COVID-19 were exposed to virus.State data indicates that out of 54,022 Florida children tested, 31.1 percent have returned positive results on average. This is higher than the statewide positivity rate, which reads in at about 11 percent. Alina Alonso, the health department director of Palm Beach County, reportedly told county commissioners on Tuesday that the long-term consequences of coronavirus in children are unknown. But, she fears the virus can cause potential lifelong damage in children“They are seeing there is damage to the lungs in these asymptomatic children. … We don’t know how that is going to manifest a year from now or two years from now,” Alonso told reporters. “Is that child going to have chronic pulmonary problems or not?”This comes as states determine whether in-person education will resume in the fall.Outside of potentially hazardous consequences of a coronavirus infection to children, asymptomatic carriers pose a threat to teachers and other staff, who are demographically more likely to have a severe infection. Both DeSantis and other government officials, such as Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, said public school districts have to “open brick and mortar schools at least five days per week for all students.”This plan has received pushback from teachers’ unions, who believe that reopening too soon will risk the health of teachers, children and parents. The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in on the issue, issuing a statement along with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Education Association (NEA) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association.“Returning to school is important for the healthy development and well-being of children, but we must pursue re-opening in a way that is safe for all students, teachers and staff. Science should drive decision-making on safely reopening schools. Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics. We should leave it to health experts to tell us when the time is best to open up school buildings, and listen to educators and administrators to shape how we do it.”