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

Unemployment rate falls to pre-pandemic level of 3.1 percent

first_imgCommissioner’s Message“It is important to remember that the number of unemployed individuals only captures about a third of the population displaced by the Pandemic. The official total of unemployed Vermonters is approximately 10,000; however, in addition to this population, there are nearly 20,000 fewer Vermonters working now than there were a year ago. This total of 30,000 more closely aligns with the level of total unemployment claims the Department is handling across a multitude of benefit programs. It is important to note that many of these federal benefit programs are slated to expire at the end of this month, and while it looks as though a new relief package is nearing approval, claimants should prepare themselves for this possible benefits cliff. If you are able to work, now is the time to begin actively looking for employment. Employers across the state are hiring and the Department of Labor is here to assist you. Visit to find out more about our re-employment services.” – Michael Harrington, CommissionerState of Vermont OverviewThe Vermont seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased by one tenth of one percentage point to 3.1 percent in November. The seasonally-adjusted Vermont data for November show the Vermont civilian labor force increased by 1,867 from the prior month’s revised estimate. The number of employed persons increased by 2,115 and the number of unemployed persons decreased by 248. None of the changes in the seasonally-adjusted series were statistically significant. The November unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 2.1 percent in White River Junction to 4.7 percent in Woodstock (note: local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally-adjusted). For comparison, the November unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 2.8 percent, which was an increase of four-tenths of one percentage point from the revised unadjusted October level and an increase of five-tenths of one percentage point from a year ago.Analysis of Job Changes by IndustryNot-Seasonally-AdjustedThe preliminary ‘not-seasonally-adjusted’ jobs estimates for November show an increase of 1,200 jobs when compared to the revised October numbers. There was no change between the preliminary and the revised October estimates due to the inclusion of more data. The broader economic picture can be seen by focusing on the over-the-year changes in this data series. As detailed in the preliminary ‘not-seasonally-adjusted’ November data, Total Private industries have decreased by 25,700 jobs (-9.9%) and Government (including public education) employment has decreased by 1,500 jobs (-2.5%) in the past year.Seasonally-AdjustedThe seasonally-adjusted data for November reports an increase of 1,700 jobs from the revised October data. As with the ‘not-seasonally-adjusted’ data, this over-the-month change is from the revised October numbers which experienced a decrease of 100 jobs from the preliminary estimates. The seasonally-adjusted over-the-month changes in November varied at the industry level. Those with a notable increase include: Administrative & Waste Services (+700 jobs or +5.6%), Private Educational Services (+300 jobs or +2.6%), and Local Government (+600 jobs or +2.2%). Industries with a notable decrease include: Accommodation & Food Services (-900 jobs or -4.3%), Construction (-400 jobs or -3.5%), and Federal Government (-200 jobs or -2.7%).Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally AdjustedStateNovember 2020(P)rateRankNebraska3.11Vermont3.11South Dakota3.53Iowa3.64New Hampshire3.85Utah4.36Alabama4.47Minnesota4.47Missouri4.47South Carolina4.47North Dakota4.511Idaho4.812Montana4.913Virginia4.913Indiana5.015Maine5.015Wisconsin5.015Delaware5.118Wyoming5.118Tennessee5.320Kansas5.621Kentucky5.621Georgia5.723Ohio5.723Oklahoma5.925Oregon6.026Washington6.026Arkansas6.228North Carolina6.228West Virginia6.228Colorado6.431Florida6.431Mississippi6.431Pennsylvania6.634Massachusetts6.735Maryland6.836Illinois6.937Michigan6.937Rhode Island7.339District of Columbia7.540New Mexico7.540Arizona7.842Alaska8.143Texas8.143California8.245Connecticut8.245Louisiana8.347New York8.448Hawaii10.149Nevada10.149New Jersey10.251Footnotes(P) Preliminary Note: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month. by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Labor reported today that the state unemployment rate for November has now fallen back to its pre-pandemic level of 3.1 percent. This is not good news. Vermont claimants could lose some federal extended benefits because the rate is so low. The rate also hides the fact that the VDOL still estimates that 30,000 Vermonters are out of work, far higher than the official level. The unemployment rate is based on household data accumulated by the US Census.The seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November of 3.1 percent reflects a decrease of one tenth of one percentage point from the prior month’s revised estimate of 3.2 percent. The comparable United States rate in November was 6.7 percent, a decrease of two tenths of one percentage point from the revised October estimate.Vermont is tied with Nebraska for lowest rate in the nation. Last Modified Date: December 18, 2020The Unemployment and Jobs Report for December is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Read full report at is external) Source: 18 December 2020 VDOLlast_img read more

Community spirit with new Challenge Weymouth Reward Scheme

first_imgIn partnership with the local businesses of Weymouth, the team at Challenge UK have confirmed the launch of the new Challenge Weymouth Reward Scheme. The scheme has been introduced to celebrate the first year of the Challenge Family’s UK event in Weymouth, and further maximise the strong local links that have been forged by the events team.It offers a number of exclusive offers that have been put together especially for Challenge Weymouth competitors and supporters, allowing them to enjoy a number of special discounts across many popular local Weymouth businesses – including shops, hotels and restaurants across the town.Alan Rose, Challenge Weymouth Event Director is excited to be in a position to launch this scheme. He said, “As many of our Challenge Weymouth athletes are likely to visit Weymouth ahead of September, we thought it would be good to offer some special deals for them to enjoy. And recognising that they will travel with family and friends, we have also opened up this special deal to include them too.”He continued, “We have formed extremely close relationships with the local Weymouth community and this is also our way of thanking them for their on-going support and also help strengthen these partnerships moving forwards. We look forward to welcoming lots of you down to Weymouth over the next few months, and hope that your training is going well so far!”Weymouth Councillor Ian Bruce, the Brief Holder for Tourism in the town, is thoroughly supportive of the scheme and also very excited about welcoming the event to Weymouth in September.He said, “The Challenge Weymouth Reward scheme is the perfect way to offer a friendly welcome to Challenge Weymouth competitors and their supporters. We have a very lively summer of activities here in Weymouth and will be hosting a range of events, festivals and days out for the whole family. We look forward to welcoming many of you down to our beautiful coastal town.”Athletes competing in Challenge Weymouth 2014 will soon receive a Challenge Weymouth membership card, along with three key-fobs for closest family and friends. To find out more about the offers that are available athletes will be able to go to the new ‘Rewards’ page on the Challenge Weymouth website.For those in Weymouth checking out the course, athletes are also advised to look out for the Rewards Scheme posters in shops, hotels and restaurants across the town and surrounding Relatedlast_img read more

InterUrban ArtHouse acquires Overland Park Post Office building across the street to provide space for expansion

first_imgRendering of the new gallery space planned for the InterUrban Arthouse.The InterUrban ArtHouse, a cultural anchor in downtown Overland Park for five years, has bought the post office building across the street to allow a major expansion of its arts programs and studio space.Angie Hejduk, chief operating officer for the ArtHouse, said the acquisition of the 10,000 square-foot post office building at 8010 Conser St. was completed with the help of a $160,000 grant from the City of Overland Park.Other funding for the purchase: Anonymous, $100,000; Regnier Foundation, $75,000; Howard Jacobson, $20,000; Hal Shapiro, $10,000, and Sunderland Foundation, $100,000.Plans call for the U.S. Post Office to downsize its current operation and continue to operate a 1,000 square-foot retail facility in the building.Rendering of the community porch planned for the new InterUrban Arthouse.The remainder will be converted to a dozen studios, classroom and exhibition space, and a coffee shop. The loading dock will become a “community porch.” The move also will allow InterUrban to meet the needs of people with disabilities.Hejduk estimated the cost of the renovation at about $500,000. A fundraising effort is underway. The InterUrban ArtHouse purchased the post office building debt-free and wants to complete the renovations without debt as well. The organization currently is in rented space across the street at 8001 Conser.Owning its own space and avoiding the uncertainty of rent increases was one of the goals when Nicole Emanuel founded the ArtHouse. “She came to Kansas City with her family and found that there were only a few artist spaces in this area,” Hejduk said. “She reached out to the community and over 100 artists showed up…by owning the building, we can control our rent.”Hejduk said the InterUrban ArtHouse has been a contributor to the renaissance currently occurring in downtown Overland Park. The retail district is thriving and developments totaling more than 500 apartments are in the pipeline.“We’ve been here for several years and feel we’ve been a key component of the cultural landscape,” she said. “That’s why people are developing and creating more living options.”Hejduk also praised the City of Overland Park for its help acquiring the post office building.“The city made a substantial endorsement of arts programming in this community,” she said.The ArtHouse will continue utilizing its former rented space at 8001 Conser. A new middle school for the arts is in the works there as well, and students at the school are expected to take classes at InterUrban ArtHouse.The first event planned for the new space will be a TEDxOverland Park grand opening on the theme of Systems. It will be March 2, 2017 at 2 p.m.The InterUrban ArtHouse has acquired the post office building at 8010 Conser St. in downtown Overland Park.last_img read more

The makeover manifesto

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Foreign football coaches assist Dominica with strategic training

first_img Share 48 Views   no discussions LocalNewsSports Foreign football coaches assist Dominica with strategic training by: – February 1, 2014 The coaches are Gary St Rose of St. Lucia, Milkon Hyke of Holland and Eric of Belgium.The Dominica Football Coaches Association has received strategic training to assist its membership to improve their training skills through a three-day visit of three foreign coaches.The Dominica Football Coaches Association in collaboration with the St. Lucia Football Association and the Dominica Football Association hosted the coaches, Gary St Rose of St. Lucia, Milkon Hyke of Holland and Eric of Belgium from Thursday, January 30, 2014 to today, Saturday February, 2014.The purpose of the visit is to help in the formation of a youth development plan for football and to give youth coaches strategies to improve their coaching skills,” public relations officer of the Association, Albert Titre said in an interview with Dominica Vibes.public relations officer of the Dominica Football Coaches Association, Albert TitreOn Friday, the coaches met with secondary school teachers “to help them understand how to deal with the students and how to organize football within the school system”.They also met with different academy and club coaches around the island on Friday.“This is going to be our main session where we organize strategic plans for coaches for the youth in Dominica,” Titre explained.Today, Saturday, February 1, 2014, the coaches met with local academy coaches where they engaged them in on-field sessions aimed at teaching the local coaches drills they can engage their players in.He said this visit by the foreign coaches will “go a long way for Dominica”.“Hopefully, as long as we can get into contact with them, we’re going to make it an ongoing thing in Dominica”.The goal of the Association, according to Titre, is to organizing programs and festivals in different districts across the island.“We want to go on a coaching drive to recruit coaches in Dominica, we really need coaches for the number of active kids we have playing the game, both women and men, we really want to go on a membership drive,” Titre said. Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Richardson Highway, Near Valdez Is Now Open

first_imgAccording to a release from the Department of Transportation, travelers are advised that driving conditions are very difficult. Heavy snow, mixed with rain, is causing ice to form on the road. On Thursday, crews worked to mitigate additional avalanche hazards and remove snow and debris from the road. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Richardson Highway, near Valdez, is now open from mile 12-55. According to the National Weather Service, 76 inches of snow fell over five days, 46 inches fell in the past 48 hours and another 24 inches is forecast through Friday. For road condition updates visit 511.Alaska.Gov or call 511. The highway closed early Wednesday morning, from mile 12-55, due to an avalanche at mile 39. Story as aired:last_img