West Brom complete signing of ex-Chelsea defender

first_img Loading… West Brom marked their return to the Premier League with a 3-0 defeat to Leicester on Sunday. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value West Brom on Tuesday announced the signing of former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, who arrives at the Hawthorns on a free transfer from Zenit St Petersburg. The Serbia international won three Premier League titles and the Champions League during his nine-year spell at Stamford Bridge, which ended in 2017.center_img Read Also: Lampard reveals injury update on Werner ahead of Liverpool crackerWest Brom boss Slaven Bilic said: “He’s a great addition for us, a team who are newly promoted in the Premier League. He ticks all the boxes for us.“He’s done everything in his career — it’s been magnificent. We’re delighted. He adds quality and experience on the pitch and off the pitch.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “The Premier League is the best league in the world,” Ivanovic, 36, told the club’s official website. “I need to challenge myself and I am ready for the challenge. I am really happy to be back playing in the Premier League.”last_img read more

Full house greets Deery Series at CJ Speedway as Holladay motors to IMCA Late Model tour win

first_imgChad Holladay led all 40 laps in winning Wednesday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at CJ Speedway. The victory came in front of a packed grandstand as the IMCA Late Model tour returned to Columbus Junction for the first time since 1996. (Photo by John Vass) COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (July 18) – A very full house was on hand to welcome the Deery Brothers Summer Series back to CJ Speedway Wednesday night.Chad Holladay led all 40 laps of the main event for touring IMCA Late Models, outrunning Denny Eckrich and Darrel DeFrance for his career second Deery win and $2,000.Ryan Dolan and Nick Marolf rounded out the top five in the first series event held at Columbus Junction since 1996.“There were a couple cautions that worked in my favor and took out lapped traffic at halfway and again with five to go,” said Holladay. “You always want clean air ahead of you and we had a very good car tonight.”Holladay’s night began inauspiciously, as he drew the last starting spot in his heat.He won that race, however, and started outside DeFrance on the front row in the main event. Holladay used lower lines all the way around the oval and didn’t have any problems in traffic.“(Promoter) Larry Richardson is like a driver. Every week he wants to do better,” said Holladay, a modified winner at CJ just two weeks ago. “The track took a little rubber but it was smooth and nice.”Todd Cooney started last in the field of 25 and finished ninth; point leader Justin Kay advanced a dozen places from his original starting spot and finished 10th.Marolf was the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing winnerKurt Kile earned $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for his IMCA Modified win and Damon Murty took home the top IMCA Sunoco Stock Car check of $500.Next up for the Deery Series is another $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start event on Wednesday, July 25 at Fayette County Speedway in West Union.Feature results – 1. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 2. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 3. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 4. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 5. Nick Marolf, Moscow; 6. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 7. Curt Martin, Independence; 8. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill.; 9. Todd Cooney; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 11. Jay Johnson, West Burlington; 12. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 13. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 15. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill.; 16. Dave Wada, Wilton; 17. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo; 18. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill.; 19. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 20. Gary Webb, Blue Grass; 21. Tim Simpson, Iowa City; 22. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 23. Sam Halstead, New London; 24. Jeff Guengerich, Washington; 25. Terry Neal, Ely.last_img read more

GOP lawmakers seek to ban some actions taken for last week’s Primary

first_imgDES MOINES — Senate Republicans are proposing new restrictions on state and local election officials after changes made for last week’s primary elections led to record turnout, primarily from early voting with absentee ballots.Democrats like Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque call the GOP moves voter suppression.“What are you afraid of, that more people in this state might engage in a constitutional right to cast a vote?” Jochum asked rhetorically late Friday night. “If this last primary showed us anything, it’s that it worked.”Secretary of State Paul Pate sent absentee ballot request forms to every registered voter in the state, urging early voting through the mail during the pandemic rather than in-person voting on Primary Day. The bill that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee late Friday night would forbid Pate and county auditors from mailing out absentee ballot request forms in the future. Senator Roby Smith, a Republican from Davenport, said he has certified letters outlining instances of voter fraud.“I welcome the debate. I can defend this until the cow’s come home…because I want to protect the ballot box,” Smith said.Republican Senator Marinnette Miller-Meek of Ottumwa won last week’s second congressional district primary and she disputed the idea Pate’s mailing of absentee ballot request forms spurred turnout.“Perhaps on the Republican side…there was a record Republican turnout because you had congressional candidates who were in very spirited primaries and who were directing people and in video and in direct mail to vote by mail,” Miller-Meeks said, ” instructed how to vote by mail, reached out to them to vote by mail.”Senator Tony Bisignano, a Democrat from Des Moines, said Republicans had devised “a potpourri” of voter limitations.“Now our president thinks this country is riddled with crooks and cheats and naves,” Bisignano said. “…You’re picking up his theme. Let’s just choke down these absentees.”The bill also stipulates that no more than 35 percent of precincts may be closed on Election Day. Last Tuesday many county auditors dramatically reduced and consolidated voting sites for the primary. Republicans say that was unfair to Iowans who had to travel great distances to vote last Tuesday.The bill’s next stop is debate in the full Senate. County auditors issued a joint statement, saying they are “baffled” legislators would want to cripple actions taken for last Tuesday’s election that “led to such success.”last_img read more