Brad Keselowski to start first after Cup Series draw for Sunday’s race at Bristol

first_img35Christopher Bell95Leavine Family Racing 7Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing 28Quin Houff00StarCom Racing 2Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing 3Joey Logano22Team Penske 25Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports 20Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing 24Jimmie Johnson48Hendrick Motorsports 9Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing 8Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing The starting lineup for Sunday’s Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is set.Brad Keselowski will start on the pole in the Team Penske No. 2 Ford and be joined on the front row by Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola to lead the field to green for the 500-lap, 266.5-mile race.MORE: Bristol race schedule | Pit-stall selectionsThe lineup for the race was determined by live draw, and the parameters were as follows:Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points.Positions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points.Positions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points.Positions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners points.RELATED: Entry list for BristolHere is a look at the full lineup: 18John Hunter Nemechek38Front Row Motorsports 5Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing 15Erik Jones20Joe Gibbs Racing 32Corey LaJoie32Go Fas Racing 21Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing 12Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing 37Daniel Suarez96Gaunt Brothers Racing 23Clint Bowyer14Stewart-Haas Racing 38Timmy Hill66MBM Motorsports Starting spotDriverCar No.Team 4Ryan Blaney12Team Penskecenter_img 27Joey Gase51Petty Ware Racing 29Ty Dillon13Germain Racing 33Ryan Preece37JTG-Daugherty Racing 6Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports 36Bubba Wallace43Richard Petty Motorsports 1Brad Keselowski2Team Penske 31Garrett Smithley77Spire Motorsports 10Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing 19Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing 13William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports 26Bayley Currey53Rick Ware Racing 30Gray Gaulding27Rick Ware Racing 17Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing 34Brennan Poole15Premium Motorsports 11Alex Bowman88Hendrick Motorsports 14Matt Kenseth42Chip Ganassi Racing 16Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG-Daugherty Racing 22Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing 39B.J. McLeod78B.J. McLeod Motorsports 40JJ Yeley7Tommy Baldwin Racinglast_img read more

NC County Seeks to Expand EMS

first_imgCurrently EMS staffs seven ambulances on a daily basis, Price said. It is possible EMS may purchase additional ambulances depending on where and when the ambulances are stationed. There are EMS stations in Morganton, Rutherford College, Glen Alpine, Hildebran and Jonas Ridge. The main factor for placing ambulances in the South Mountains and Lakes James areas is to decrease response times, Price said. Performance statistics are collected throughout the year, Price said. Those evaluations reveal how EMS is responding to emergencies and how the organization can improve on its response. Price said he hopes to establish a presence in the South Mountains or Lake James areas, instead of just housing ambulances at local fire departments. The feasibility report should be completed in the next few weeks, Price said. Price said EMS is working on putting together a feasibility plan which will include researching the volume of calls in the areas, response times to those calls, the cost of building stations and the cost of housing an ambulance at already-existing fire departments. “We just don’t know the extent of it,” Price said. “We don’t have a whole lot of information except that that’s our desire.” MORGANTON, NC – The Burke County Board of Commissioners has wrapped up its budget sessions and will vote on Tuesday, but one proposal is still in the works. Burke County Emergency Medical Services Director Randy Price wants to station ambulances in the South Mountains and Lake James areas.last_img read more

Toys ‘R Us Pays It Forward, Whenever ‘Layaway Santas’ Pay It Off

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreToys ‘R Us has drawn inspiration from the actions of so-called ‘layaway Santas’.The toy retailer has promised to donate $200 worth of toys, which it said is the average value of a layaway order, whenever a “Layaway Santa” visits one of its stores and pays off an order for someone in their community. The donations, which will be made to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, will continue until $1 million worth of toys are donated, the company said.(READ the story from CNBC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Moving Checklist

first_imgSix weeks prior to moveContact a real estate agent in the local area. Start by looking in the Military Buyer’s Guide of this publication.Obtain quotes from moving and self-service companies and gather DIY estimates. Decide on the type of move best for your circumstances.Determine employer-covered expenses.Four weeks prior to moveCheck the preregistration procedures to enroll children in school. Get children’s transcripts, textbook list and a copy of their current school’s grading system. Ask teachers to write descriptions of each student’s achievement level, interests and any unusual courses taken.Request that copies of all family members’ medical and dental records and birth certificates be sent to your new home. Don’t forget your pets’ veterinary records.Notify the post office of your new address and obtain a change-of-address kit. Send change-of-address cards to friends, subscription services, creditors, alumni associations, the Department of Motor Vehicles and insurance companies.Begin packing seldom-used items and dispose of unwanted items through charities — get receipts for tax purposes.Contact the IRS for forms and regulations regarding tax-deductible moving expenses.Transfer or arrange for insurance to cover your home, furnishings and automobile.Three weeks prior to moveArrange to have appliances, utilities, newspapers, laundry, phone and cable television disconnected. Check on deposits. Set up connections at your new home.Make travel arrangements.Two weeks prior to moveHandle bills, stocks, investments and banking transfers.Arrange to transport pets and plants. Some states prohibit certain plants, so research before you move.Clean cupboards and plan remaining meals so you can pack what you don’t need.One week prior to moveDiscontinue delivery services such as the newspapers.Clean and sort items in the garage and attic.Clean out your safety deposit box and place all valuables and documents together. If the items can’t be replaced, carry them with you.Two days prior to moveDefrost and dry refrigerators and freezers.Arrange for cash or traveler’s checks for trip expenses and payment to the mover upon delivery.Reconcile and close checking account. Withdraw savings.Conclude any financial matters relating to the lease or sale of your home.Pack luggage. Set aside items you will need immediately upon arrival — a few dishes, pots and pans, towels, soap, bedding, light bulbs, flashlights and toilet paper.Leave a forwarding address with new tenant or neighbor.Moving dayConfirm your delivery date with your mover and provide directions to your new residence as well as primary and secondary contact numbers or email addresses.Pay close attention to the mover’s paperwork. You will need to sign it upon completion of loading and then unloading at your new residence.Supervise the movers to make sure your instructions are understood. Review any damage to your belongings noted by the moving foreman or supervisor.Double-check your residence for forgotten items before leaving.Move-in dayClear and mark paths to all rooms to help the movers place the boxes.Supervise unloading.Note any damage to your boxes or furniture.Review paperwork carefully to make sure all your belongings arrived.last_img read more

The Illusionists Will Make Magic Again in London’s West End

first_imgAdam Trent on Broadway in “The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays”(Photo: Joan Marcus) Acclaimed magic makers The Illusionists have announced a return to London’s West End in the summer of 2019. The new show, titled The Illusionists—Direct From Broadway, is scheduled to begin its new West End run at the Shaftesbury Theatre on July 6.Last seen in the West End in 2015 and currently appearing at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre, The Illusionists is a magic spectacular showcasing the talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Amid its various engagements across the world, The Illusionists has dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts.The new West End run of The Illusionists will play a limited engagement through September 1, 2019. Casting will be announced in the new year. View Commentslast_img read more

Girl From the North Country Broadway Cast Album Will Be Released This Spring

first_img Tom Nelis from $49.00 View Comments Matt McGrath Star Files Girl From the North Country, the Broadway musical that reimagines the songs of Bob Dylan, will be preserved with an original cast recording by Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The album, which was recorded on March 9 ahead of the Broadway shutdown, will be released in digital and streaming formats this spring. Preorder and release date information will be available soon.Girl From the North Country tells the story of a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in Duluth, Minnesota in 1934. It opened at the Belasco Theatre on March 5. The cast includes Mare Winningham, Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Jennifer Blood, Law Terrell Dunford, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Colton Ryan, Jay O. Sanders, John Schiappa, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Chiara Trentalange, Bob Walton and Chelsea Lee Williams.The cast album is produced by Girl From the North Country’s musical coordinator Dean Sharenow, music supervisor Simon Hale and playwright and director Conor McPherson with executive producers Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons of Runaway Entertainment.Watch the album teaser below. Related Shows Todd Almond Marc Kudisch Kimber Elayne Sprawl Girl From the North Countrycenter_img Luba Mason Mare Winningham Todd Almond and the cast of “Girl From the North Country” on Broadway(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Colton Ryan Jeannette Bayardelle View All (12) Jay O. Sanders Austin Scott Caitlin Houlahanlast_img read more

Vermont moose hunt auction nets $30,761 for wildlife education

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont’s annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed on August 10, with $30,761.50 taken in from the five winning bids. The auction helps fund Fish & Wildlife Department educational programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for youths. Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license ($26 for residents and $100 for nonresidents) and a moose hunting permit fee ($100 for residents and $350 for nonresidents). Winning bidders can choose to hunt in any one of Vermont’s Wildlife Management Units open for moose hunting. The Fish & Wildlife Department held a lottery July 29, when 80 moose hunting permit winners were drawn from the more than 4,900 people who applied. Hunters are expected to take close to 34 moose during Vermont’s moose hunting seasons. Archery moose season is October 1-7. Regular moose season is October 21-26. Wildlife biologists estimate Vermont has 2,000 moose statewide. Source: Fish & Wildlife Department. www.vtfishandwildlife.com(link is external)VBM vermontbiz.comlast_img read more

Democrat Jennifer Robinson of Westwood enters state representative race in 25th district

first_imgThe race for State Representative in the 25th District has drawn its second candidate: Jennifer Robinson of Westwood. Robinson is a Democrat and currently the vice-chair of the Johnson County Democratic Party. The seat is currently held by Republican Melissa Rooker of Fairway who has filed for re-election.Jennifer RobinsonRobinson was born in Wichita, grew up in Colorado and has lived in Westwood for 11 years. She has more than 20 years of music and arts administration experience and has worked in Westwood as a consultant with A Renewal Enterprise, based in Chicago, where she has co-authored several books on leadership.She and her husband, Jack, have two daughters who attend Westwood View Elementary. “We came to Johnson County for a job, but stayed even after the job changed.”Robinson said the turning point for her decision to run for state representative came during this year’s legislative session. “I was in the House gallery the night our teachers were stripped of their due-process rights. And, I was appalled that after using bully tactics for two days and intimidating their opponents, the leadership rammed through the final bill with virtually no discussion. I came home that night and decided enough was enough. I can no longer stand by quietly while our state is being driven over a cliff.”Robinson was first drawn to politics in 2008 when she volunteered with the Obama campaign. She has a longer political lineage, though. She is a direct descendant of the first Connecticut governor, Robert Treat. His great-grandson and one of her ancestral uncles, Robert Treat Paine, signed the Declaration of Independence.Robinson has laid out her positions on several issues on her campaign site, including school funding. She criticizes the Brownback administration and the Kansas Legislature for weakening public schools.Robinson describes herself as an avid cook and skis competitively with her daughters in the winter. This year they represented Kansas in the NASTAR National Championships in Snowmass. She has bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a master’s with honors from the University of New Mexico.last_img read more

Dorniden just misses second NCAA title

first_imgDorniden just misses second NCAA title Chris LempesisJune 14, 2006Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWhen Minnesota’s women’s track and field coach Gary Wilson describes his team’s 19th-place finish at last week’s NCAA Outdoor Championships, it’s easy to see, despite lower placement, the Gophers performed well.“That’s the fourth time (in school history) we’ve been in the top 20,” said Wilson, who was named Midwest District and Midwest Region Coach of the Year at the NCAAs. “And there’s 325 Division I schools, and only 77 scored, and we were 19th, so you can’t fault that.”Minnesota tallied 14 team points in the championships – held in Sacramento, Calif. – and it becomes even tougher to fault the Gophers’ finish when looking at some of the individual performances out West.Minnesota had three competitors reach final events; topping that list was the showing by freshman Heather Dorniden.Dorniden finished second overall in the 800-meter finals with a time of 2:03.02, less than a second behind Oregon freshman Rebekah Noble (2:02.07).The result was a flip-flop from the same event at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March, when Dorniden bested Noble by eight one-hundredths of a second.Dorniden said she wasn’t able to top Noble’s kick near the end of the race.“My pace was fine going through the 400 (meter mark),” Dorniden said, “and then I was still up until the last like 30 meters or so. Then she had that kick again, except it started a little bit earlier this time.”While Dorniden – named Midwest District and Midwest Region Track Athlete of the Year at NCAAs – wasn’t able to pull off the indoor and outdoor sweep, but Wilson said he wasn’t disappointed one bit.“I couldn’t have been happier with what she’s done this whole year,” he said. “For a freshman to be first and second in the nation in two seasons is really something.”Junior Emily Brown turned in another strong finish for the Gophers in the 3,000-meter steeplechase finals. Brown finished fourth overall and broke the school record she set at the Big Ten Championships last month with a time of 9:56.62.“Every time she runs, she seems to set a record,” Wilson said. “I mean, nothing surprises me. She’s obviously a quality athlete and has done a great job this year.”Minnesota’s other finalist was junior Liz Alabi, who finished 12th overall in the hammer throw.While not a finalist per se because there were no preliminaries, sophomore Liz Roehrig had a solid showing in the heptathlon, finishing eighth. Although these performances were not quite enough for the Gophers to break into the top 15 as a team, all nine competitors that went to the championships will be back on the team next season to give it another go.That group – coupled with some talented incoming freshmen and some current team members whom Wilson believes will improve over the next year – has Minnesota thinking it could be looking down at whoever finishes 19th at NCAAs next year.“We could take as many as 15 kids to the national meet next year,” Wilson said. “And with that I think we can move up maybe into the top 10, which would be great.”Men finish tied for 22ndMinnesota’s men’s track and field team also brought nine competitors to Sacramento last week.The Gophers finished with 11 points, enough for a four-way tie for 22nd place with UCLA, Washington and South Alabama.“You’re always hoping for a few more points,” coach Phil Lundin said. “I was hoping to maybe break into the top 15 nationally – but, I guess, that’s the way it is.”Minnesota’s top performer at the NCAAs was senior thrower Karl Erickson.Erickson closed out his career at Minnesota on a high, finishing fourth in shot put and discus.Those finishes earned Erickson his sixth and seventh All-Americam honors, giving him the new school mark for All-Americam honors in men’s individual events. The previous record was held by thrower Ron Backes, who had five from 1984-1986.Erickson said he wasn’t even aware he had set a new mark until someone told him in Sacramento.“Obviously we’re going to miss him dearly,” Lundin said of Erickson. “But he represented Minnesota very well.”The Gophers had three other competitors reach final events – junior Aaron Buzard (eighth in the 400-meter run finals); senior Kevin Netzer (12th in high jump finals); and junior Derek Gearman (12th in triple jump finals).“I don’t think we had the results in the final that we wanted with those guys,” Lundin said. “But still, overall, it wasn’t bad.”last_img read more

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $77 Million For COVID-19 Testing And Contact Tracing

first_imgNEW MEXICO DELEGATION News:WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), announced Thursday that the state of New Mexico will receive more than $77 million for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funds are from the $25 billion for national testing and contact tracing, funding for national health care providers and hospitals and small business relief package that Congress passed in April.The $77,283,762 in funding will arrive in the state as the New Mexico Department of Health is expanding testing statewide and free of charge for New Mexicans with 64 testing sites in each of the state’s 33 counties. Significantly expanded testing to identify positive cases and tracing those individuals’ contacts so that they can self-isolate, is essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and enabling safe and sustainable reopening of the economy and social activities. “We cannot rebuild our economy or return to normal life safely without drastically expanded testing and contact tracing across the country,” Udall said. “Thanks to our state leadership, New Mexico has been out in front on testing, and I was proud to fight alongside Senate Democrats and the New Mexico delegation to secure the national resources we need to bolster our state’s public health capabilities to operate at the needed capacity. Although I am glad that Congress is providing these resources, the lack of organization, coordination and execution from the Trump administration is unacceptable. By failing to release detailed national guidance, the administration is making it more difficult for our schools, economy and society to safely and successfully reopen. Moving forward, I will continue to push for the resources needed to reopen safely and sustainably and to support our brave and dedicated health professionals who are on the front lines of this crisis.”“Until we have developed proven treatments and a vaccine, scaling up a comprehensive and coordinated nationwide testing infrastructure is the only way for us to give Americans peace of mind and assurance that it is actually safe to reopen the country,” Heinrich said. “I am proud that New Mexico has been a national leader in securing supplies and expanding testing in all of our communities. This federal funding that we fought hard for in negotiations will help our state continue important work to trace and contain the spread of this virus. But to get to the level of testing public health experts say we need to achieve, the president must do so much more to meet the federal government’s responsibility as the facilitator of manufacturing and supply chains. I will keep doing everything in my power to demand a responsible path forward that includes a public health response that is rooted science and ensures economic security for all New Mexico families.” “Comprehensive and widespread COVID-19 testing and contact tracing is critical to combating the virus. New Mexico has been a national leader on expanding testing availability – free of charge – as a critical component of responding to this crisis. While the Trump administration has failed to develop a national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our state leaders and the delegation have responded with urgency,” Luján said. “I am glad that this $77 million in funding will go towards expanding testing and contact tracing across New Mexico, and I will continue to fight for more funding to bolster our public health response.” “Testing and contact tracing are key to ensuring New Mexico workers can return to their jobs, children can get back in the classroom, and life can begin to return to its usual pace. Though New Mexico is ahead of the game on testing and contact tracing, it’s clear that the Trump Administration’s failure to get broad testing off the ground has caused heartbreak and economic stress for our families. This new funding that we worked to get will help our state stay a leader in stopping the spread of coronavirus, so our communities can begin the long road of recovery from this public health emergency,” Haaland said.“Expanded testing that reaches every corner of New Mexico is instrumental to keeping our families safe, protecting frontline workers, and safely reopening our economy. With the expanded testing capacity, we also need coordinated contact tracing in place so that New Mexico can stop the spread of COVID-19. This $77 million in funding will support New Mexico Department of Health’s efforts to make free testing available and ensure tracing is data-driven. I remain committed to working closely with our local officials to ensure this relief reaches central and southern New Mexico,” Torres Small said.last_img read more