Carl Edwards

first_imgCarl Edwards shocked NASCAR fans when he recently announced his retirement from active driving.  Edwards stated that he was going to retire to his Missouri “ranch”.  Edwards owns a small farm in Missouri.I am sure that some recent driver deaths and the changing dynamics of the cars today had a lot to do with his decision.  Edwards has small children.  When NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., missed most of last season with a concussion, this had to influence his decision.  Afterall, when you finish second in the final standings, you don’t expect a relatively young driver to retire.I am sure Carl Edwards will find another job in racing that does not require the danger of driving 200 mph around a high-banked track in a car not much bigger than the one you and I drive on the streets.  Will NASCAR try to restrict the engine power soon?  In recent years, I think one or more cars have left the track surface like they were an airplane taking off.last_img

Europa League: Man U to unleash Ighalo on Club Brugge

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that January signing Odion Ighalo is in contention to start the first leg of Manchester United’s Europa League last-32 game against Club Bruges on Thursday. The Nigeria striker, 30, made his debut in the 2-0 win over Chelsea last weekend when he came on as substitute. “Well for me Odion is a different type of striker for us,” the boss told reporters in Belgium. “He’s a box striker, he’s a goalscorer. We’ve already seen in training that he really knows his craft. “He knows how to play as a centre-forward and he’s a fantastic professional, and human being, and he’s already added to the squad. The boys have learned his song already, so they’ve taken to him. “So I hope he’s going to sharpen up quickly, because we know he’s been out of season and he needs to do a little bit extra after training most of the time and we try to give him as much game time as possible. “Unfortunately he didn’t score against Chelsea, he had a good chance, that would have been a good start, but I’m sure he will take his chances.” The Nigerian striker has joined the club from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua until the end of this season and made his anticipated debut during the final minutes of Monday’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where he replaced Anthony Martial late on. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer showed flashes of his combative qualities against the Blues and almost scored, too, when a low shot was saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Cabballero.Tags: BelgiumChelseaClub BruggeEuropa LeagueManchester UnitedOdion Ighalolast_img read more

Owner of dog that bit mail carrier still seeking haven

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Contrary to a report from neighbors at a weekend party for Choi – included in an article Sunday in the Daily Breeze – Chucky has not been euthanized. The dog remains at the Carson Animal Shelter until Torrance officials decide what should be done with him. Owner Ryan Brennan has until Friday to find an animal sanctuary that will take the dog, which was deemed vicious by the city of Torrance at a public hearing on Sept 10. If no acceptable placement is found, the white-and-brindle pit bull will be destroyed. “I won’t let that happen,” said 23-year-old Brennan. “I’m going to find a sanctuary.” Brennan said he found a Los Angeles-based nonprofit facility that rehabilitates and rescues dogs, but he is waiting to hear whether the owner will take Chucky. By Megan Bagdonas STAFF WRITER More than five weeks after the dog that mauled a Torrance letter carrier was declared a danger to the community, no decisions have been made about his fate. But time is running out for Chucky, the 100-pound pit bull that bit 60-year-old postman Moon Choi. If his dog is accepted, Brennan said he would have to pay the facility $1,700 to retrain the pit bull. And that’s on top of the $600 Brennan will owe the Carson Animal Shelter by the end of the month for housing his dog. Torrance Animal Control officials said they would approve Chucky going to the facility on a temporary basis, but that eventually a permanent sanctuary must be found. “When we talked with the facility they said there was a possibility that they might be able to take Chucky from the (Carson) shelter and then find a sanctuary for him,” said Patrick Wren, Torrance Animal Control administrator. “But if (the facility) can’t find a sanctuary, then the ball is back in Mr. Brennan’s court to find a sanctuary.” If Brennan doesn’t find a place to house Chucky by Friday, he can buy more time by appealing to the City Council. “We’re coming up on a deadline here,” Wren said. The problem for Brennan is that the Torrance hearing officer ordered that Chucky never be released from a sanctuary for adoption. And most sanctuaries rehabilitate abused or abandoned animals for that purpose. “Chucky will never see new owners,” Wren said. “We have to make sure he doesn’t get adopted.” Chucky was taken away from Brennan Aug. 20 after he jumped over a fence and bit Choi in the face when he came to deliver mail on Amapola Avenue. On Saturday, residents of the neighborhood held a party for Choi and presented the popular mail carrier with a fluffy white puppy to show their support. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more