Alternate angle of Logano-Hamlin altercation on pit road00:0000:0000:00GO LIVEFacebookTwitterEmailEmbedSpeedNormalAutoplay NASCAR officials penalized a Team Penske crew member Monday for his role in a post-race scuffle between drivers Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin at Martinsville Speedway.Competition officials suspended Dave Nichols Jr., a tire technician for Logano’s No. 22 team, for the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for his role in an altercation after Sunday’s First Data 500. He was found in violation of Section 12.8.1.C of the 2019 NASCAR Rule Book, a behavioral penalty that addresses “member-to-member confrontation with physical violence.”RELATED: Hamlin, Logano spar at MartinsvilleCrew members for both organizations intervened after a post-race discussion between Hamlin and Logano turned physical. The two drivers had been debating their sides of a late-race collision when a shove from Logano escalated the fray on pit road. Video replays showed Nichols grabbing the back of Hamlin’s fire suit and pulling him to the ground.Nichols was among the Team Penske team members called to the NASCAR competition hauler for a post-race consultation Sunday. The others were Travis Geisler, Penske’s NASCAR competition director, and Todd Gordon, crew chief for the No. 22 Ford. Neither driver was summoned to the hauler.NASCAR also handed out penalties to four teams that were found with one lug nut not safely secured in a post-race check. Those teams each drew a $10,000 fine for their respective crew chiefs.Those teams and crew chiefs with lug-nut infractions at Martinsville:• The No. 12 Team Penske Ford of Ryan Blaney (crew chief Jeremy Bullins)• The No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (crew chief Brian Pattie)• The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Kyle Busch (crew chief Adam Stevens)• The No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of William Byron (crew chief Chad Knaus)
Margo Price has announced the forthcoming release of what will be the Americana singer and guitarist’s third full-length studio album when That’s How Rumors Get Started arrives on May 8th via Loma Vista Recordings. For her latest studio effort, Price recruited Sturgill Simpson to help produce the songs on the album, which will be her first since 2017’s All American Made.“I feel like it’s been a long time coming,” Price mentioned in a statement shared to her social media pages on Wednesday. “I had a baby and felt like I fell off the face of the earth for a while. We live in strange times but I hope this brings a little light to the dark corners of the world.”Related: Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion Announces 2020 Lineup: Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, MoreThe 10-track album will include Price’s previously-released 2020 single, “Stone Me”, in addition to a new song also shared by the Grammy-nominated singer with Wednesday’s announcement entitled, “Twinkle Twinkle”. The new single arrived with its own colorful and psychedelic music video, making for the perfect accompanying content for a cannabis-loving country-rock musician like Price.Listen to Price’s edgy-sounding new single in full below.Margo Price – “Twinkle Twinkle”[Video: Margo Price]Price’s 2020 campaign also includes upcoming performances alongside The Head and The Heart and Chris Stapleton throughout the spring and summer months, in addition to scheduled appearances at major festivals like Mountain Jam and Beach Road Weekend.Click here to pre-order Price’s forthcoming album, and head to her website for tickets and tour info.That’s How Rumors Get Started Tracklist1. “That’s How Rumors Get Started”2. “Letting Me Down”3. “Twinkle Twinkle”4. “Stone Me”5. “Hey Child”6. “Heartless Mind”7. “What Happened To Our Love?”8. “Gone To Stay”9. “Prisoner Of The Highway”10. “I’d Die For You”
TRENTON, N.J. — Although state regulations don’t specifically mention or prohibit duct tape, New Jersey Health Department officials say using duct tape is not acceptable under any circumstances.That’s why the health department is investigating a Thursday morning incident where two EMTs from the Hamilton-based Meditransport of New Jersey used duct tape on the wrists, ankles and arms to restrain a male patient being transferred from the Millhouse Nursing Home in Trenton. Click here for the complete story.
Eyewitnesses say it was a horrific scene at the Boston Marathon finish line. Medical tents set up for the race were turned into emergency rooms. EMTs, police, and even doctors and nurses, immediately began treating injuries and saving lives.Video courtesy CBSNews.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreShelterBox tents were erected in the village of Assergi earlier this month, 20kms from the town of L’Aquila, Italy where an earthquake displaced many. “The old part of the village was badly damaged and last night 200 people had to sleep out in the open,” said ShelterBox Response Team member John Diksa (France) the day ShelterBox erected the first tent. ShelterBox began working in Italy with local Rotarians and the Civil Protection Agency. _______Read more, below the video_______ ShelterBox Response Team volunteers completed the distribution of 120 tents and 500 blankets that arrived in the disaster area on April 13, 2009. The tents were driven to Italy from the UK non-stop by SRT members Graham Higginson (UK) and Tim Evans (UK). The tents and blankets were distributed in Paganica, 5kms east of L’Aquila, and San Nicola nel commune di Tornimparte, 15kms south of L’Aquila. In total, ShelterBox has distributed 365 boxes and 500 blankets to those affected by the 6 April earthquake. “We estimate that 2,000 people are currently sleeping in our tents,” says team leader John Diksa. ShelterBox has been working in the country with local disaster relief agencies and Rotarians. Nearly 300 people lost their lives in the earthquake and about 40,000 people were left homeless. ShelterBox’s work in Italy was covered by a number of major news networks. Click here to see SRT volunteer Andrew Biss’s interview with BBC News. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Notre Dame announced the cancellation of in-person classes and closing of residence halls through a school-wide email on Wednesday.The University published a series of letters detailing regulations and suggestions for on-campus students, students currently abroad, faculty, staff and parents. The series of decisions responded to the continued spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States and more than 100 colleges closing their campuses, including Indiana University, Purdue, Northwestern, Duke and Harvard.Following the University’s announcement, the Department of Health confirmed the first case of coronavirus in St. Joseph County. Previously, there had been 10 cases confirmed in Indiana. Many students are satisfied with the school’s decision. “Notre Dame did the right thing,” senior Erin Shang said. “Many students travel in the U.S. or abroad during the break, and there is a potential risk of spreading coronavirus on campus. Closing the campus definitely decreases such risk.”Shang said she thought the policy was flexible. “The school doesn’t totally shut down,” she said. “Students who can’t return home can still remain on campus, and many departments are still operating.” According to the announcement, students are encouraged to stay or return home after spring break. However, some international students face difficulties going home.Junior Jiadai Li, who is originally from China, said she plans to stay in her dorm, Flaherty Hall. “It’s unrealistic to [be] going home,” Li said. “We don’t know the certain restart time of in-person classes, and I may not able to re-enter America because of the travel ban. The situation of the epidemic is still serious in China.”Residence halls will close Tuesday at noon. The Office of Residential Life will contact students who may be unable to return home, and they could be approved to remain on campus, according to the announcement email from the Division of Student Affairs.Miranda Ma, senior advisor for Asia of Notre Dame International, sent a message to a Chinese student chat group: “All international students (Non-American Citizenship or Green Card Holders) will receive an email from the Office of Residential Life and you will be approved to stay on campus.”Apart from residence halls, Fischer Graduate Residences will remain open, and all residents are permitted to stay until the end of their leases, according to the Division of Student Affairs letter.Off-campus residences are not affected by the campus closures. Most offices and departments serving students will continue to operate, including North Dining Hall, University Health Services and University Counseling Center.However, some departments may be closed or limited, leaving staff members concerned about their pay. When she received the email from the Office of the President at noon Wednesday, Faith Thomas, a staff member working at Duncan Student Center, began to worry about her job. “This is my only job,” Thomas said. “If the restaurants [at Duncan] close because the school closes, how can I get my salary? What am I going to do?”Later in the afternoon, associate vice president for human resources Robert McQuade sent a letter to Notre Dame staff.“All full-time and part-time regular employees will continue to receive the regular pay and benefits for work hours for which they are normally scheduled,” McQuade said in the letter. “This will apply even if their department goes to limited staffing or they are not able to work due to organizational decisions.”Changes to the University class schedule begin with an extra week before courses move to online-only, extending spring break until March 23. All in-person classes will be replaced with online courses or other alternative options from March 23 through at least April 13, according to the University announcement.However, the extension of break does not intend to encourage students to travel domestically or abroad, Emily Saavedra, international and graduate programs administrative assistant at the Law School, said.“The extension of break and online courses are the reaction to a global emergency and all the students should also take action on it, that is self-quarantine when it’s needed and social distancing,” Saavedra said. “If you go party in a foreign country right now and the outbreak starts, you may not be able to come back. In this case, we can’t guarantee the extension of the online course and other special-time accommodations particularly for you.”According to the Division of Student Affairs, students who have traveled to any country rated as a CDC Level 3 travel advisory — currently China, South Korea, Iran and Italy — are required to self-quarantine and self-monitor their temperature for 14 days before coming onto campus.While the campus is mostly closed, education and research continue. However, students and faculty have voiced concern about the potential difficulties of classes being conducted online.“The interaction and discussion between students on class may be affected,” law student Joseph Pog said. “In the classroom, students’ interactions are direct and immediate, which helps us to think more and learn more, but it may not be effective on the online course.”Pog said it’s understandable that the online course is the best solution in the current circumstance.“The professors should also be trained about how to deliver the online courses well,” he said.Students studying in labs or studios are especially concerned about online courses.“A lot of my classes are discussion or experiment-based,” junior ACMS and economics major Mitchell Larson said. “[Online classes] means I’m losing out on that education.”Notre Dame is working on the support of teaching transition. In a letter to faculty, Provost Tom Burish said a team supported by ND Learning and the Office of Information Technologies had been collecting and organizing a set of online resources to help with the transition to online instruction.“We recognize that these steps, while necessary, are disruptive and that delivering instruction remotely poses unique challenges for many courses and programs,” Burish said in the letter. “[But] we continue to provide our students with the best possible educational experience at Notre Dame under extraordinary circumstances.”The petitioner: “We international students face more vulnerable status”Before Notre Dame decided to close campus due to the coronavirus, more than 100 other colleges had already done so. Seeing other colleges close campuses one after another, some students began to worry about safety when students returned to campus from all over the country and world after spring break.A petition to transition Notre Dame to remote learning was initiated online Tuesday and obtained more than 300 signatures as of Wednesday evening. “We strongly petition the University to consider shifting all classes online for at least 14 days right after the break,” the petition said.Erin Shang, one of the initiators, said the reason for launching the petition was because many students at Notre Dame didn’t take the coronavirus epidemic seriously enough. “Some friends made fun of me when I canceled my spring break plans because of coronavirus,” Shang said. “They were like, ‘Dude, why are you so uptight? This is just a flu. You gotta live your life.’” Shang said she also worried about the potential risk after the break, and she sent an “emotional email” to Erin Hoffmann Harding, “begging her to take some measures.” “However, I just got a very automatic and robotic response from her saying, ‘We’re dealing with this situation and finding solutions, please rest and we’ll be praying for you,’” Shang said. “It was at that moment that I realized one person’s voice wasn’t enough. I should bring more people to speak out.”A large part of the signatures drive from student originally from China, Shang said. Having grown up in Beijing, she said her own thought process about the coronavirus could be different from that of other students.“Many domestic students don’t think it’s serious because they don’t know how bad it could be,” she said. “They don’t know the medical system could run out of resources and the number of cases could just keep piling up.”There are still domestic students who are concerned about the outbreak of coronavirus, including Larson, who is from Wisconsin.“My grandparents live near me, and I am worried that they could potentially catch it, as they are a vulnerable population,” Larson said.International students are concerned not only about how coronavirus is impacting their own countries but also the risks it poses for them in the United States.“I can’t afford to get sick in the United States,” Shang said. “I don’t know if the health insurance will pay for everything. I don’t know how much it will cost if we use emergency serves, especially ambulances. We just have more financial concerns to worry about. … My parents can’t reach us because of the travel ban, and they will be worried sick if I get sick. The worst scenario, if we die here, our parents will never be able to see us again.”Domestic students don’t have these concerns, Shang said, as they have more options of insurances and their family is right here, but international students don’t necessarily have the same luxuries.“Sometimes I feel powerless,” she said.Shang called the petition a way for international students and all members of the University community to empower themselves. “Besides speaking out as a student from the Chinese community and the international community, the petition is also for all the members of the Notre Dame community,” Shang said. “I just hope the University can create a safe and healthy environment.”When she learned Notre Dame decided to close the campus, Shang said she felt better about the situation.“I’m really touched by the school,” Shang said. “I’m finally in relief.” Managing Editor Natalie Weber and Associate News Editor Serena Zacharias contributed to this report.Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, online courses, petition, Student reactions
Supporting Families $236,000 $200,000 Annual Investment Vermont Business Magazine United Way of Northwest Vermont—a local organization mobilizing our community to improve people’s lives in Chittenden, Grand Isle and Franklin counties—announces the results of its 2018 – 2021 community investment process. On May 15, United Way’s board of directors unanimously approved the allocation of $1.5 million to support a new portfolio of local programs that address five community-defined priorities: advancing employment, reducing substance abuse, meeting basic needs (housing, food, transportation and health care), supporting families and promoting mental health. These priorities were determined through an extensive outreach and community engagement process that began in the fall of 2015. The previous program funding cycle ended in the spring of 2017, and previous grantees were extended one additional year of funding through the new selection process.A combined 51 local programs serving three counties will receive funding for a three-year commitment, beginning July 1, 2018:Key Strategy $217,000 Meeting Basic Needs (FOOD) Meeting Basic Needs (HEALTH CARE) Meeting Basic Needs (TRANSPORTATION) Advancing Employment Total: $1,500,000United Way of Northwest Vermont received 109 applications totaling more than $4 million. This was the first open application process held by UWNWVT in as many as 10 years, opening the program funding applications to all nonprofit organizations in our community. “United Way believes strongly in the core value of inclusion and equity,” said CEO Jesse Bridges. “Allowing the many nonprofits doing amazing work in our community to apply for funding was one way to make sure this next funding cycle heard from our evolving network of partners. We knew this would mean change and have been in conversation with our partners throughout the process and will continue to be moving forward.”The program funding decisions are recommended by the Community Impact Team, a diverse group of highly engaged community volunteers representing all three counties in UWNWVT’s service area. Their review and recommendations are then approved and recommended to the full board of directors by a board committee that also includes additional community volunteers involved in various sectors. Final funding decisions are made through a vote of the board of directors. The volunteers undertake the process of extensively reviewing each application and evaluating its alignment with each of UWNWVT’s five key strategies and its potential for addressing the community’s most pressing needs. Based on available funds and the high volume of applications received, only about one-third of applications were chosen to receive program funding.“I support and appreciate the work and leadership that our volunteers provided over the last year to ensure that we met as many needs as we could with the dollars we had available,” said Tammy Johnson, board chair. “There is no shortage of programs that provide significant support for so many in our community.”“Being a part of UWNWVT’s open call for investment process has been an incredible opportunity to observe the organization’s commitment to its donors, volunteer-led processes and the communities it serves in action,” said Christine Lloyd-Newberry, co-chair of UWNWVT’s volunteer Community Impact Team.“As a donor, I couldn’t be more confident in the way my dollars are stewarded by UWNWVT and its volunteers. As much as the committee would have loved to fund all of the program requests, that wasn’t an option. From the list of highly deserving, effective programs, we identified ones that best addressed UWNWVT’s key strategies, and where donors’ money will have greatest impact. After being a part of the agonizing process of identifying programs to fund, there is no question I will increase my annual giving. I could not be more confident in and proud of the rigor of the process or the programs funded,” said Christine.UWNWVT invests in the community in a number of ways, with program funding investments being the single largest annual line item in the overall budget. Other investment areas include strategic initiatives, engagement and collaboration, and volunteer mobilization. UWNWVT leverages community campaign contributions to put additional resources back into the community. In Fiscal Year 2019, UWNWVT will invest almost $4 million in the community, leveraging grants to help address transportation issues for older adults, providing resource coordination and innovation in the workplace, as well as coordinating volunteers throughout the community. In addition to the direct budget impact, UWNWVT leveraged almost $900,000 in volunteer hours throughout the community. UWNWVT also invests directly in Vermont 211, connecting our community with the vital resources provided by all Vermont nonprofits.Fiscal year 2019 community impact budget:Source: South Burlington, VT: United Way of Northwest Vermont 5.22.2018 $17,000 $169,000 Reducing Substance Abuse $179,000 $320,000 Promoting Mental Health $162,000 Meeting Basic Needs (HOUSING)
Bristol, UK – September 2020. Responding dynamically to the effects of COVID-19 on their business, Johnny Palmer, managing director of SXS Events, promptly rebranded his Bristol based company to Pytch, and constructed ‘The Virtual Venue’ in one of the empty warehouses on the industrial estate in Brislington which he owns.“We rationalized that the world was in chaos, and in any case our old name was a mouthful. Our industry is full of three-letter acronymed companies, so we came up with Pytch instead.”Explaining the ethos, he says, “We are here to share messages and create memorable experiences. We decided the broadcast model was better … so I built TV studios.” This includes a 12m x 15m main stage and a Green Room.Aside from attracting new business Pytch also have a number of clients on retainer in the corporate, conference and exhibition sectors. “We knew we had to deliver something serious and provide extra value to them.”Occupying a proud position in this immersive broadcast soundstage and studio space are Martin Audio’s DD12, DD6 and WS218X subs.Born in Australia, Johnny Palmer’s history with Martin Audio goes way back. “When I was a 14-year-old farm boy in Tasmania, and first saw a picture of the old Martin Audio W8C in a magazine, I knew I had to have it,” he says. A year later he heard the system for the first time, and so began his love affair with the brand.“The first time I experienced the sound I noticed the pure headroom was amazing—it was a magical thing.”With SXS Events he continued to invest heavily in Martin Audio, and for low frequency extension he turns to the trusty WS218X sub subwoofer.‘The Virtual Venue’ itself majors on Martin Audio’s DD12 differential dispersion speakers for the main sound stage with DD6 for infills and WS218X in the four corners. Meanwhile Pytch retain Martin Audio W8LM Mini Line Array and further WS218X subwoofers in their events inventory.And although the events industry (and summer season generally) has been decimated, when the sector resumes Johnny Palmer hopes Pytch will be in prime position to take full advantage.For more information: https://martin-audio.com
October 1, 2011 Regular News Eighth Circuit needs a judge Eighth Circuit needs a judge The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting application to fill a circuit vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert P. Cates.Applicants must have been a member of the Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters and reside on the Eighth Circuit.Application packages are available on the Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org.The original application and none copies must be received by Paul A. Donnelly, JNC Chair, Donnelly & Gross, P.A., 2421 NW 41 st S treet, Suite A-1, Gainesville 32606 no later than 5 p.m., October 27. Applications post-marked prior to October 27, but received after this date, will not be accepted.
Slate:A few nights ago, after cleaning up from the play date I had organized for my 2½-year-old, changing his diaper, and refilling his water, I was about to start cooking him dinner before giving him a bath when the subject of Thanksgiving came up. He didn’t know what it was, so I tried to explain it to him. But somewhere between It’s a special day when we all think about how grateful we are for what we have and So, basically, it’s all about giving thanks, my son took off to terrorize our dog, and I was left stirring pasta that, five minutes later, I had to remind my son to thank me for. My husband and I are incredibly lucky to be able to give our son what he needs and often what he wants, and we are raising him in a wonderful town in which many families do the same. Yet he’s growing up in a bubble, and that terrifies me. If he never truly struggles for things—important things—and he doesn’t spend much time with people who do, will he ever realize he’s got it so good? And will he ever want to do anything to make the world better? I know—rich/white/entitled people problems. This is the upper-middle-class parent’s existential enigma: How can we lovingly provide for our kids without turning them into spoiled brats? How can I teach my child to be thankful?…“Often, parents are the least appreciated in a child’s world,” says Ross Thompson, a developmental psychologist at the University of California at Davis. That’s a somewhat perplexing fact, but in many ways, Thompson says, it makes sense.…There’s a final way that parents may overindulge their kids, says Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck: They make their kids feel entitled by how they speak of them. “When kids think, ‘I’m great, I’m special, things are coming to me because of my wonderfulness and specialness,’ there’s no gratitude there,” she says. “So the parents who are always telling their kids how brilliant they are and how much better than other kids they are, who go and fight with coaches and teachers who give them any criticism, they’re telling their kids, ‘you have everything coming to you by virtue of who you are.’ ” I certainly wouldn’t feel grateful for having an awesome life if I were told over and over again that I deserved nothing less—and I also wouldn’t be very interested in helping others, because hey, they probably deserve their misfortune.Read the whole story: Slate More of our Members in the Media >