IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods round out the June 9 card. Featuring both the 500th and final race in IMCA Late Model Summer Series history and a Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour program for IMCA Modifieds, the Marshalltown Speedway special has been postponed from May 7 to Tuesday, June 9. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark Plugs State and track points will be awarded. Complete purses and the numerous contingency awards to be given in all divisions are to be announced. IMCA Late Model Ironman Darrel DeFrance will complete his perfect attendance streak in the Summer Series finale at his hometown track. The Modified feature is a qualifier for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The Dale DeFrance Memorial will be broadcast by Speed Shift TV. More information is available from Kruse at 515 231-5444. “We remain committed to the health and well-being of everyone who is a part of race programs at Marshalltown Speedway, as a driver, crew member, spectator or track worker,” said promoter Toby Kruse. “We’ll follow guidelines or recommendations that are in place from the state for all weekly and special events.” MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – While it’s still going to be an event for the IMCA history book, the chapter on the upcoming Dale DeFrance Memorial just won’t get written when originally scheduled.
On Monday, Jan. 27 USC Program Board Speakers Committee and Tech L.A. Internships hosted “From an Idea to Millions: Fireside Chat with the Tinder Team.”Swipe Right · Tinder co-founders Sean Rad (left) and Justin Mateen (right) returned to their alma mater to discuss their popular app. The creators encouraged students to take advantage of their college experiences. – Nick Entin | Daily TrojanSix members of the Tinder staff shared their experiences in the technology and business industries. They also fielded questions from audience members in the discussion.In just 17 months, Tinder, which was originally launched at USC, according to the Huffington Post, is now growing at a rate of 20,000 new users per day with a total of 100 million users. The company has also expanded around the world to countries such as Australia, England, Brazil and Turkey.“We drain a lot of batteries,” said co-founder Jonathan Badeen, who is also responsible for user experience at Tinder.CMO Justin Mateen said the average Tinder user opens the application 11 times per day, for an average of seven minutes — that’s 77 minutes per day.As USC alumni, Mateen and co-founder Sean Rad were able to tailor their information to the student audience and their ability to relate to the student experience was appreciated by those in attendance.“Their honesty was very refreshing and they didn’t mince their words. They actually gave realistic advice about startups,” said Andrew Seah, a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism.Rad encouraged students to take advantage of the college experience, specifically the experience granted at USC. He credits some of his USC professors as his inspiration.“School gives you a great excuse to take all the risks in the world. The greatest asset of USC was that it gave me a platform to think freely and I didn’t have my parents or society breathing down my neck to influence me,” Rad said.For the business majors and hopeful entrepreneurs in attendance, the Tinder staff shared some of their strongest user growth strategies.“You need to identify social influencers in small areas, see who the influencers are, and target them,” said Whitney Wolfe, vice president of marketing. “That’s how we spread throughout college campuses and other social scenes.”Students were very receptive to the Tinder staff’s advice. As a student with experience in business and media, Kevin Macario, a sophomore majoring in economics, said the event appealed to his academic and personal interests.“It was great to hear how they’ve developed app, and what they plan to do with it,” Macario said. “I came to the event a little bit because of my major, but mostly because of my experience with apps. Obviously these guys are doing something right.”Additionally, the Tinder team shared the direction they hope the company will head toward as well as their ideas for features that could be implemented in the near future.Mateen spoke about a new function that will improve the recommendation function and increase the number of matches users receive. The team also alluded to a “revolutionary change” that will be released in two months, which will optimize the application.“The talk was really awesome it was the best business talk I’ve been to at USC,” said April Luo, a junior majoring in computer science. “I liked how it was a smaller, more intimate environment and they were really honest and straightforward.”In the meantime, one of Tinder’s biggest challenges is beating the stigma and stereotype that Tinder is just a “hook-up app.”“There are people who are hesitant to join Tinder because they don’t understand what it is, but we want to associate ourselves ourselves with bigger brands and high-profile celebrities because it’s not about number of users but breaking the stigma,” Mateen said.When asked if he would ever sell the company to Facebook, Rad gave a strong: “No.”“We have a big vision for Tinder and we’ve only accomplished a small percent of that. We have so much room to grow,” he said.
Tobin was sent off almost immediately after coming on following a tangle with Banner wing back Pat O’Connor.Limerick will play host to Tipp in the Munster Senior Hurling semi-final on June 21st.Ex All Ireland winner with Clare Jamsie O’Connor says subs getting involved in confrontation as soon as they come off the bench is something that needs to stop.
Selector Liam O’Shea believes the last quarter-hour of the match proved pivotal. An Austin Gleeson-inspired Waterford proved a little too good for the Premier County in last night’s U21 final.The Déise ran out 2-19 to 0-15 victors at Walsh Park.Tipp manager William Maher says his players gave their all…