Brad Keselowski placed fourth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway, adding 48 points to his season total.Keselowski now sits at No. 4 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings with 2106 points. He’s posted 11 top-five finishes in 2019.Martin Truex Jr took the checkered flag in the race, with Kyle Busch finishing second, and Denny Hamlin placing third. Ryan Newman followed in fifth.Truex came away victorious in Stage 1, and Busch took Stage 2.Keselowski qualified in the pole position at 127.185 mph. The 12th-year driver has tallied 30 career victories, 113 top-five finishes and has placed in the top 10 in 183 races.Keselowski battled 37 other cars in the field and the race endured five cautions and 32 caution laps. There were six lead changes before the checkered flag.With Truex driving to victory in Joe Gibbs Racing’s Camry, Toyota added 40 points to its season totals. Overall, Toyota ranks No. 1 with 1028 points, followed by Ford in the No. 2 spot with 991. Chevrolet sits at No. 3 with 947 points on the season.Brad Keselowski Driver Page | Get Brad Keselowski Gear | Race Center
Vermont Business Magazine Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Rules Committee Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) today released a report(link is external) summarizing for the American people what to expect on Election Day and reinforcing the Democrats’ call to encourage everyone to vote.The report follows the months-long effort by President Trump to undermine the election and his repeated refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. With the general election already well underway in every state across the country, Sanders and Senate Democrats have a clear message for the American people: Vote and cast your ballot as early as possible. While expressing optimism that Election Day will go smoothly around the country, the jointly authored report outlines the possibility that in some states, the outcome might not be known on November 3. The last message from the report is to make absolutely clear that voter intimidation is illegal and that federal law prohibits coercing or threatening anyone in order to interfere with their right to vote.”The American people must be prepared for an election that is unprecedented in our history due to the enormous increase in mail-in ballots that have been, and will be, cast as a result of the pandemic,” said Senator Sanders. No one should have to risk their health or their lives in order to vote, and that is why many millions are voting through mail-in ballots. One of the worst lies that Donald Trump is spreading is that there is a massive amount of voter fraud in this country. That is a total lie which no election official, Republican or Democrat, can support. What we are doing with this effort is ensuring that the American people understand that if American democracy means anything, it means that every vote must be counted—no matter how long it takes.””President Trump has for months now been laying the foundation to undermine the election and he has repeatedly refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses. Senate Democrats want to be clear to the American people that the most powerful defense against this type of autocratic behavior in our country is the will of the American people and that is why we are encouraging every American to vote and vote early,” said Leader Schumer.“The election is well underway, and Americans are voting in droves because they know what is at stake. We must do everything we can to protect the right to vote, and uphold the integrity of the election process. That means pushing back on President Trump’s lies about mail-in ballots and his efforts to sow chaos. It also means making sure that Americans know that a record number of people are voting by mail this year, which could slow the reporting in some states. We should be prepared to reject misinformation and be patient about results in places where counting ballots may take longer. Americans should keep making their voices heard at the ballot box, the earlier the better,” said Senator Klobuchar.”Despite what Donald Trump wants you to believe, the integrity of our election system is strong,” said Senator Murphy. Every American must vote—and vote early—in the upcoming presidential election, so we can make it clear to Trump and the world that America remains a democracy, the will of the people will always win out, and that any form of voter intimidation is illegal and will not be tolerated.””President Trump’s dangerous rhetoric threatens to further divide our country and sow real potential for violence. The most important thing each of us can do to combat disinformation and fear is to vote and vote early. There is little doubt that this is the most important election we will participate in in our lives. Our elections are the foundation of American democracy. Protecting them should be the top priority for everyone who cares about the future of our country. Election officials, courts, and elected leaders must be accountable for upholding that principle,” said Senator Heinrich.”Despite Donald Trump’s lies and misinformation about nonexistent widespread voter fraud, the integrity of the American election system—our entire election process from voting by mail to voting in person—is strong. If voting by mail is safe and effective for our troops overseas and good enough for Trump and his family to use, then it’s safe, effective and good enough for the rest of America too,” said Senator Duckworth. No matter what Trump says—or even what he might prefer—Senate Democrats will never allow the greatest democracy the world has ever known to descend into authoritarianism. We will always be a government of, by and for the people.”A copy of the report can be found here(link is external).Source: WASHINGTON, October 18 – Sanders
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Matchday 5 would probably go down as the day a tsunami broke and swept away a number of coaches in its wake following a series of results that has already cost one head coach his job.Benedict Ugwu became the first casualty of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season following his brutal dismissal after his Rangers side succumbed to a shocking 2-0 loss at home to newbies Akwa Starlet.The Flying Antelopes had been on a run of two straight losses in the league before Femi Ajayi and Isaac George scored the goals that condemned Rangers to their third straight loss and second on the bounce at home to leave them loitering in 15th place on the 20-team log.The former Rangers stalwart was dismissed in the technical area before the referee sounded his whistle for full time.News of Ugwu’s dismissal would have caused serious heart palpitations for Kano Pillars technical adviser Ibrahim Musa whose side were held to a barren stalemate by Wikki Tourists at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.Four-time league champions Pillars have now failed to score in any of their four matches this season and find themselves mired in early relegation trouble in 17th place.Musa had been handed a three-game ultimatum to turn his side’s fortunes around or face “sanctions” but he’s been unable to hurt the Sai Masu Gida slide with the draw against Tourists coming on the back of a loss to Jigawa Golden Stars in the first game after the ultimatum.With a trip to unbeaten league leaders Plateau United up next, Musa might well be living on borrowed time and could be out of a job sooner than later.Another coach that would be casting nervous glances over his shoulders is John Obuh whose Akwa United side are yet to pick up a win this season and were held at home by Nasarawa United.Fresh from feeling the wrath of home fans who descended on him following the 1-1 draw against Katsina United at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Matchday 4, Obuh masterminded yet another 1-1 draw to take Akwa’s tally of stalemates to four for the season.The Promise Keepers took the lead through Ndifreke Effiong’s 45th minute penalty but the Lafia side ensured a share of the spoils through Godfrey West’s 52nd minute equaliser to leave Obuh skating on thin ice.Meanwhile, Fidelis Ilechukwu can breathe a little easier after Ugochukwu Leornard’s 48th minute goal against Nasarawa United in Okigwe gave the struggling Owerri side their first win of the season.Abdu Maikaba’s Plateau United consolidated their stranglehold at the top of the log with a hugely impressive 3-1 win away in Asaba to newly-promoted Delta Force.The league leaders came from behind to score three times with goals by Uche Onwuasoanya, Michael Ibeh and Mustapha Ibrahim cancelling out Kazie Enyinnaya’s first-half penalty for the hosts. Rivers United also scored an away win with a 1-0 defeat of newcomers Warri Wolves at the Warri Township Stadium. Stephen Gopey scored the winning goal for Stanley Eguma’s side in the 38th minute.Veteran warhorse Gambo Muhammad added a late second for Katsina United after Tasiu Lawal’s fourth of the season set the ball rolling against Sunshine United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.In Nnewi, FC Ifeanyiubah and Lobi Stars shared the points in a barren stalemate.In Aba, Victor Mbaoma’s first-half heroics earned Enyimba a straightforward 2-0 win over Adamawa United. The former Remo Stars striker scored in the 20th and 26th minute to move the league champions up to the third on the log.A few kilometres away, Abia Warriors moved up to sixth on the NPFL table after a 1-0 victory over MFM in Umuahia.Oghenetega Ebetomane’s 6th minute condemned the Lagos side to their first loss of the season.2019/2020 NPFL Matchday 5 ResultsKano Pillars 0-0 Wikki TouristsAkwa United 1-1 Nasarawa United(Ndifreke Effiong 45+2’ (PEN) – Godfrey West 54’)Warri Wolves 0-1 Rivers United (Stephen Gopey 37′)FC Ifeanyiubah 0-0 Lobi StarsKatsina Utd 2-0 Sunshine Stars (Tasiu Lawal 80’. Gambo Muhammad 89’)Heartland 1-0 Jigawa Golden Stars (Ugochukwu Leonard 48’)Rangers 0-2 Akwa Starlets (Femi Ajayi 18’, Isaac George 44’)Enyimba 2-0 Adamawa United (Victor Mbaoma 20’, 26’)Delta Force 1-3 Plateau United (Kazie Enyinnaya 38’ (PEN) – Uche Onwuasoanya 44’, Michael Ibeh 71’, Ibrahim Mustapha 90+3’)Abia Warriors 1-0 MFM (Oghenetega Ebetomane 6’)Related