Elliott becomes youngest Truck pole winner

first_imgAt 17 years old, Elliott becomes the youngest pole winner in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ben Kennedy, great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., will start 19th in his Camping World Truck Series debut. Related: Truck Series Qualifying ResultsBRISTOL, Tenn. — NASCAR Next member Chase Elliott became the youngest Camping World Truck Series Pole Award winner in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, soaring to the top of the qualifying chart Wednesday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway. “It sounds awesome,” said Elliott, the son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott. “I hope we can finish there.” Ryan Blaney, just 19, qualified second in the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Motorsports Ford at 125.028 mph. Ty Dillon qualified third in the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevy with Red Horse Racing teammates Timothy Peters and German Quiroga Jr. completing the top five. Coulter, the next driver out in the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, made minor contact with the outside barrier in the same spot on the track. Newberry hit harder in Turn 2, making heavy contact with the left-front corner of his No. 24 NTS Motorsports Chevy. FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photos No drivers failed to make the 36-truck field. Jennifer Jo Cobb and Mike Harmon withdrew from the event after troubles during practice and did not make qualifying attempts.READ MORE: After the consecutive incidents, NASCAR officials stopped the qualifying session for several minutes to blow off the track and check for moisture. Keselowski was among the drivers who walked the Turns 1 and 2 area to investigate.center_img WATCH: Dillon spins in Stewart’s No. 14 Jeb Burton, Joey Coulter and Brennan Newberry suffered incidents on their qualifying laps, all on consecutive attempts. Burton, second in the series standings, looped his No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet in turns 1 and 2, but managed to avoid contact with the wall. He wound up with the 18th starting spot. Series points leader Matt Crafton qualified sixth. Two full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers will start in the top 10 — Brad Keselowski qualified seventh with Kyle Busch, a three-time Bristol trucks winner, 10th. WATCH: Johnson out early at Michigan WATCH: Logano celebrates Michigan win READ: Full coverage from Michigan, Mid-Ohio Elliott, driving the No. 94 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, will start first in the UNOH 200 (8 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) after a qualifying lap of 125.183 mph on the .533-mile concrete track. He set the youth record at the bright-eyed age of 17 years, 8 months and 24 days.last_img read more

Top 10! Frozen & Bradley Cooper on Broadway and Idina’s Backstage Visit Lead the Week’s Most-Read Stories

first_img 8. FEATURE: Weekend Poll: Which Hollywood Besties Would You Love to See on Broadway Together? Stage fans flocked to Broadway.com’s news coverage this week, getting excited about Disney’s announcement that Frozen may be headed to the Great White Way, Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper’s Broadway return and lots more. If you missed anything, click on the links below for the 10 most-read stories from January 10 through January 16: 4. NEWS: Billy Porter, Jonathan Groff, Jinkx Monsoon and More Top Out’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors List 7. WATCH IT: The Lost Patti LuPone Musical! Watch the Tony Winner as a Lovelorn Laundromat Ghost in Love Cycle: A Soap Operetta 9. NEWS: Lena Hall to Star as Yitzhak in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Neil Patrick Harris Extends His Run 2. NEWS: Bradley Cooper Will Take a Break From Being the Hottest Guy in Hollywood to Be The Elephant Man on Broadway 6. WATCH IT: Amy Adams Takes on Idina! Watch the Golden Globe Winner Belt Out “Defying Gravity”center_img 5. NEWS: Tony Winner Christian Borle & More Join Emma Thompson in New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd 3. PHOTO: If/Then and Frozen’s Idina Menzel Roars Into The Lion King 1. NEWS: Dreams Do Come True! Disney Confirms Broadway Plans For Hit Movie Frozen 10. NEWS: Darren Criss on Glee’s Move to NYC, Being a “Nerdy Rock Musician” and Wanting to Return to the Stage View Commentslast_img read more

Ingenious and so simple. Delivery of groceries started directly from the plot to the doorstep of tourists in “Holiday homes with a story”

first_img“Holiday houses with a story”, a project for branding rural accommodation in Varaždin County, continues to expand. Because if the guest gets and tastes, for example, buckwheat flour mills, then in the basket through the flyer he sees the location of the family farm, which emphasizes how he can participate in the workshop or make them according to the traditional recipe. In addition to quality content, after the workshop on the doorstep he can also buy added quantities of products to take home. Directly from the Varaždin plot to “Holiday houses with a story” / / / VARAŽDIN PUMPKIN OIL FIRST IN CROATIA WITH PROTECTION OF NAME AND GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN As with winemakers. You get / buy a bottle of wine, you like it, visit a winery, taste more wine and buy a bottle or carton of wine to take home. Rounded story. By the way, the Varaždin market has a status Certified peasant markets which guarantees sales directly from the manufacturer and the organic origin of the product. The price of delivery depends on the distance of the holiday home, and the price list of groceries can be checked HERE. / / / VARAŽDINSKI KLIPIČ BECAME THE 27TH CROATIAN PRODUCT OF PROTECTED NAME IN THE EUROPEAN UNION “Holiday houses with a story” are so far the best example of accommodation branding in Croatia. Direction to be followed by all other destinations. Same story as with market delivery. “This tomato was planted by grandmother “Nada” in her garden. Visit it and find out how to make homemade tomato sauce”Or story extensions with Varaždin pumpkin oil, honey… especially with authentic products from Varaždin County. Fresh food is ordered from Monday to Saturday. The completed order leaflet located in each “Holiday house with a story” must be photographed and sent to the e-mail address: [email protected]  According to data before the coronavirus pandemic, about 90 percent of tourists who come to “Holiday Homes with a Story” are Germans, Danes, Scandinavians, and on average stay a minimum of seven nights. Find out more about the whole project as well as a list of all the houses with the story on the website myvarazdinholidayhome.com Varaždinske kištrice / Photo: TZ Varaždinske županije The first step of connecting agricultural producers in the Varaždin region with holiday homes was realized through the so-called. “Varaždinske kištrice“Which each group of guests receives as a welcome gift and which aims to present indigenous products of Varaždin County. The availability of fresh food, without leaving the Holiday Home, has been recognized as an opportunity to better connect small farmers with tourism and involve the wider local community in the development and raising the quality of the “Holiday Home with a Story”. Otherwise, Varaždin pumpkin oil it is the first in Croatia to protect its name and geographical origin. The fact that Varaždin pumpkin seed oil won two gold medals at the prestigious world competition in May this year shows that this is a top product. World Selection in Brussels. The direction of your thinking is clear. Delivery of groceries directly from the plot to the doorstep of tourists – ingenious and so natural, logical and simple. With direct delivery of fresh, organic or organic fruits and vegetables from the market from local family farms, a great continuation of the story would be to encourage development and promotion of family farms that have or will have (targeted county subsidy) space on the doorstep to taste their products or various workshops, as on the example of wine tasting rooms. Thus, family farms would have direct sales on the doorstep, generate additional content and generate additional income, all through direct communication with guests via Varaždinske kištrice. By the way, Varaždin County has seven products that are already under one of the forms of protection in the European Union and / or in Croatia. In addition to Varaždin pumpkin oil, these are: Varaždin cabbage, Zagorje turkey, Zagorje mills, Varaždin klipič, Zagorje štruklji and Zagorje acacia honey. Authentic products which tourists want to taste and experience, and with which it is imperative to make a complete tourist story. It is the added value of tourism. This is certainly a step further in involving small farmers in tourism and responding to the needs of modern guests “Eat local, healthy and homemade“On vacation or travel it becomes more and more important. Namely, the Tourist Board of Varaždin County has provided a free “Varaždinska kištrica” ​​for all holders of the “Holiday Homes with a Story” standard, which currently contains Varaždin pumpkin oil, gingerbread, honey, buckwheat flour mills, lavender and eco-cosmetics, and tourist brochures. with all relevant information.  After the City Market of Varaždin started the delivery of groceries to the homes of the citizens of Varaždin, now the possibility of direct delivery of groceries from the market is available for all guests of the “Holiday house with a story”. The number of holders of the “Holiday Home with a Story” quality label has climbed to 45 houses with a total of 220 beds. Photo: Varaždin pumpkin oil associationlast_img read more

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs to step down June 30

first_imgVice Provost for Undergraduate Programs Andrea Hodge will step down from her administrative position, effective June 30. Hodge will return to focus on her professorship at Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering. In addition to her post on the provost’s leadership team, Hodge has held the Arthur B. Freeman Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering position, an endowed professorship approved by the USC president in recognition of exceptional distinction, for 13 years. She also supervises the Hodge Materials Nanotechnology Research group in the aerospace and mechanical engineering department. Hodge has served in her vice provost role since July 2016. Her tenure was marked by her work with the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund Board, where she updated the scholarship’s 40-year-old charter and expanded the program to include Topping Scholar and Fellow recipients. Hodge also worked to increase the reach of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity, a center for academic and career coaching services at USC.  Hodge also worked with the Undergraduate Student Government to implement the transfer forgiveness program. The program was originally offered only to first-year freshmen to retake up to three classes in which they received grades of D+ or lower in their first two semesters at USC.  “Her efforts have exemplified USC’s commitment to providing a world-class education centered on the diverse needs of undergraduate learners,” Graddy said. “I wish her well in her return to the faculty.” “It has been a great joy to spend time with students from all schools and majors and learn about their motivation and passion for their chosen field,” Hodge said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “I have also very much enjoyed and appreciated the hard work and dedication of the [Undergraduate Programs] staff, who work behind the scenes, to improve and expand the programming and services that make the USC academic experience valuable and memorable.”  “I would like to express my gratitude to Vice Provost Hodge for her exemplary work in this role,” Executive Vice Provost Elizabeth Graddy said in a communitywide email Thursday. last_img read more

Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races & Festival Schedule

first_imgFacebook118Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Harbor DaysOnly at Olympia Harbor Days, an Olympia Kiwanis Event this weekend August 30 – September 1,  will you find over 20 vintage tugboats of the Puget Sound for a climb aboard show Saturday and races on Sunday.  Final plans for this free and family friendly festival are headed for the finish line, making way for the 46th Annual Edition of Olympia Harbor Days Vintage Tugboat Festival and Races, South Sound’s largest maritime festival at the Olympia waterfront.  Over 55,000 are expected to attend.   The award winning event is presented by the Olympia Kiwanis Club with title sponsor the Squaxin Island Tribe.  “46 years and we keep growing – bringing new and exciting features and landside activities as well as increasing the tugboat and harbor ship participation.” says Executive Director Carol Riley.By Sea:  Tugboats and Ships of the Harbor ships of all shapes and sizes will join Tug Sand Man and start filling the docks at Percival Landing starting Thursday.  Expected are 20 tugboats which are open for dockside touring Saturday, August 31 and racing in the channel of Budd Inlet on Sunday, September 1.  One tug will also be hosting live music on deck on Saturday.  Joining the tugs will be retired Coast Guard Cutter and WWII floating museum Tug Comanche.  On Tuesday of this week the Tall Ship Lady Washington will arrive at the Port Plaza dock and is open for touring and excursion sailings.  One of the last remaining historic Mosquito Fleet ships, the Virginia V will arrive Friday with 120 passengers on board, most of whom will spend the weekend in Olympia.  The Kiwanis want to  thank Capital Heating & Cooling, the Ships of the Harbor sponsor.By Land: Kick off Friday, August 30 with a Walk-About the Harbor with the Capitol Volkssport Club.  Registration starts a 2pm at Batdorf and Bronson Tasting Room on Market Street.  Olympia Harbor Days officially opens at 5pm with a tribal blessing followed by a great show by Rich Wetzel and his Groovin Higher band and some fun circus performers nearby.  A great assortment of vendor booths line the boardwalks and Columbia Street.  Seafood lovers will enjoy the offerings of salmon, oysters, lobster, fish tacos and more at the Percival Landing Food G’Alley .  On Saturday starting at 10am find the 2-day Harbor Display built of Legos and create your own tug, train, plane or pirate ship, thanks to sponsor Heritage Bank.  Kids will love Olympia’s award winning Hands On Children’s Museum’s  Rumble Tug  make, race and take activity.  Also find remote control model tugboats and robotics displays.  The festival is offering for the first time a maritime sea school for teens.Sand at the Harbor continues its third year with a giant sand carved display created by the professional sand carvers of Form Finders.  Watch them compete in a quick carve contest Sunday at the Midway Stage near the Marinas.The Squaxin Island Tribe, title sponsor, will again offer tribal arts and cultural activities at the Port Plaza.   Come learn about the culture and tribal history of the South Sound, watch tribal carvers and shop the Native American arts booths, all weekend at the Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at the Port Plaza.  The area also hosts a beer/wine/cider garden, roasted corn and the famous Kiwanis Hot Dog Stand.A wide array of music will be found on Washington’s Lottery Main Stage and Midway Stage at Percival Landing.  Enjoy Sea Shanties, the Army’s First Corps Jazz Band, and many of Olympia’s classic rock bands.    Kids will enjoy nearby Pirates, Balloon Artists, Face Painters, Caricatures, and so much more.  There is even a Treasure Chest at the Harbor House for those kids that come to the festival dressed like a pirate.“We have enjoyed our many years at Olympia Harbor Days (OHD). We started doing OHD because our daughter lived down that way and she helped us every year. Now they have their own business so we have passed the torch.” Randy Yaple, Yaple Kettle Corn.Riley wants to thank the many community businesses and maritime partners for continued and new sponsorship to keep the tugs and ships coming to Olympia and allowing the expansion of land side offerings.  “Without the support of the community and sponsors, this festival would not have been able to become what it is today” says Riley.For a complete schedule and all festival details or for more information, please visit www.HarborDays.com.  While the festival is free, they do ask for a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family.  Net proceeds and donations support Kiwanis scholarships and activities that benefit kids and their families.last_img read more

Ghostriders stick it to Leafs 7-2 in Fernie

first_imgKale Johnston scored three times while John Thompson, Spencer Bender, Ben Primeau and Kurtis Bond added singles as Fernie held period leads of 3-1 and 6-2.Former Nelson Leaf Blake Arcuri, who had a stint playing in California earlier this season before signing with the Ghostriders, had an assist.Troy Petrich, scoring his first goal of the season for Nelson, and Travis Wellman replied for Nelson.Fernie out shot Nelson 46-28 making a winner out of netminder Phoenix Logan-Hill.Brad Rebagliati started the game for Nelson before being replace between the pipes by Tyler Moffat.Nelson is off until Friday, December 13 when the Leafs travel to Beaver Valley for a tough divisional game against the Nitehawks.Nelson currently leads the Hawks by nine points in Murdoch Division standings. Beaver Valley, which dropped a 3-2 overtime decision Friday to Spokane, had two games in hand on Nelson.The Hawks make up one of those games Saturday in Kimberley against the Dynamiters. The Nelson Leafs got out worked, out shot and out scored Friday night in Fernie.The Ghostriders blasted the Green and White 7-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Kootenay Conference action in the East Kootenay City.The loss is the second time in as many games an Eddie Mountain team has completely dominated the Leafs.Creston pounded Nelson 9-3 in November.The Riders scored three times during a seven minute span in the first period and never looked back.last_img read more

Wild ride for Bombers as Mt. Baker wins LVR tournament

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers wasted a complete-game pitching performance from Austin Tambellini against Mount Baker Wild in the final game of the Bomber Invitational High School Baseball Tournament Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Park.Tambellini tossed a five-hitter during a 4-0 loss to the Wild.The win allowed the Cranbook-based squad to capture the tournament title with a 3-0 record.LVR was second at 2-1 with Selkirk Storm of Kimberley third and Mt. Boucherie Bears of West Kelowna fourth.Tambellini finished the contest surrendering three earned runs while walking two and fanning 12 batters.Eric Hurley picked up two hits while Tambellini, Casey Harrison and Braeden Zarikoff each collected one hit.The Bombers advanced to the Wild contest undefeated after edging out Mt. Boucherie 4-3.Zarikoff threw a complete game for the win giving up four hits while striking out 13 with no walks or earned runs. Hurley, Mathew Brind’Amour, and Zarikoff had two hits each with Tambellini, and Geon Woo Park chipping in with one hit each.LVR opened the tournament Friday with a convincing 15-1 pasting of Kimberley’s Selkirk Storm.Hano Southam went the distance to register the win for the Bombers giving up two hits and three walks and fanning eight batters.Zarikoff went four for four at the plate while Reese Tambellini, Lincoln Rosenblood, Hano Southam and John Barabonoff were all 3 for 4.The Bombers season record improves to 10-5.Bombers sweep RangersLVR entered the tournament on a winning note after scoring a doubleheader sweep of the Selkirk Rangers from Metaline Washington.Braeden Zarikoff pitched very well for the Bombers in Game 1, 6 – 1 win. Zarikoff helped himself with two singles and a double, while Hano Southam had a solo homerun and a single. Zarikoff gave up two hits one earned run and struck out 10 for the win. In Game 2 Austin Tambellini took the win also only giving up one earned run, striking out 11 and giving up four hits. The Bomber gave up an early lead and needed a four run rally in the seventh for the win, Casey Harrison had a big two run single in the seventh. Reese Tambellini and Keaton Roch chipped in with singles in Game 2.last_img read more

Inner-City Youth Take Part in Leadership Training Programme

first_img The aim is to improve the relationship between citizens and police. The training course is an initiative of the JCC’s Civic Affairs and Inner-city Development Committees. Programme participants were trained in the areas of conflict management. Story Highlights The relationship between the police and residents of several inner-city communities should see marked improvement following their participation in the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s (JCC) Youth Leadership Training Programme.Held in collaboration with the University College of the Caribbean (UCC), the training course is an initiative of the JCC’s Civic Affairs and Inner-city Development Committees.The aim is to improve the relationship between citizens and police, in order to reduce crime and to provide residents with the skills to contribute to the development of their communities.Members of the 57th cohort of the programme were presented with certificates during a graduation ceremony, held at the JCC’s offices in Kingston, on October 3. The group successfully completing the course comprised 38 youth, as well as five members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and two from the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF).Programme participants were trained in the areas of conflict management, interpersonal skills, human relations, employability skills, community leadership, entrepreneurship and marketing, and family life, over a six-week period.First Vice President of the JCC, Warren McDonald, said the relationship between the citizens and the police has the potential to be productive or problematic.“At the level of the society, we need that relationship to be a productive and mutually respectful one that will contribute to facilitating the environment for economic and social development,” he said.Chairman of the Civic Affairs/Inner-city Development Committees, Sameer Younis, said he was happy that the programme brings the police and the youth together, “so they now understand each other and can bring about some peace.”He told the participants that they have received an opportunity to empower themselves, and urged them to become economically independent and to focus on personal development, particularly proper family life and family values.last_img read more

HapagLloyd KLU Open Center for Shipping and Logistics

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has joined forces with compatriot Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in opening a new research center in Hamburg that specializes in maritime logistics.Inaugurated on November 22, 2018, the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) will be an integral part of KLU.As informed, the new center will promote the ongoing discourse between international research and the shipping industry.Specifically, its purpose is to combine academic research with practical experiences and insights in the area of shipping and container transport, increase the competitiveness of the sector and contribute to the development of Hamburg as an international maritime knowledge hub.“International container shipping is facing major challenges, such as ongoing digitalization, the upcoming IMO2020 fuel regulation, and possible restrictions of free world trade due to new customs barriers,” Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Executive Officer at Hapag-Lloyd, said.“We expect the CSGL to provide us with a multitude of scientific research which will benefit the entire industry,” Jansen continued.“No matter how well established a company is in the logistics and maritime industry, they must actively seek a dialogue with young talents and innovators,” Karl Gernandt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at KLU and Executive Chairman of Kühne Holding AG, emphasized, adding that only in this way the economy will be able to meet the challenges of the industry.last_img read more

Amazon seeks to expand RD ops spreads recruitment net wide

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:19Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:17?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Is Jeff Bezos and Amazon set to take over the world?center_img Giant e-commerce retailer Amazon will hire more than 1,000 Indian professionals to increase the workflow of the research and development (R&D) segment of the company. This should provide cheer to professionals looking to upgrade their technical skills, The Times of India reported on Thursday.The new recruits are expected to cater to the company’s divisions, which include Amazon.com, Amazon.in, the devices business, the cloud computing division and Amazon Web Services (AWS).Amazon’s website had announced 1,245 positions in India on its careers page as of Wednesday evening. India is at present the largest workforce centre for Amazon after the US.”India is a big focus area for talent,” said Dale Vaz, director of software development at Amazon India.The company has said that new hiring would be limited only by the availability of talent in the specific technologies where it is recruiting. That limits the scope for fresh software graduates, as they may not have an understanding of the specific skills needed for the roles that Amazon is looking to fill.”We process a lot of data and are always looking for data processing and profiling engineers,” Dale Vaz added. Amazon is seeking employees for areas like research, data analytics, natural language processing, artificial intelligence and Android developers. At present, Amazon Web Services has about 195 vacancies in India. Among open positions in India, Bengaluru tops the chart with 557 vacancies and Hyderabad with 403 positions unfilled. Bengaluru is the biggest centre for Amazon in India.Scroll down for video Elon Musk’s plan is to eventually help our brains merge with software and remain relevant in an AI-dominated world with the help of a brain-computer interface.Creative CommonsSlow IT recruitment, layoffs expected to worsen – will the trend change? Employment opportunities in the IT sector have plunged substantially, suggesting that the sector’s focus has shifted to mass automation in India. At a time, when IT layoffs are on the rise and expectations that employment prospects for IT graduates might sink further, companies such as Amazon looking at mass hiring might be a small indication of the trend reversing.If more companies pull the trigger on increasing job offers in the IT sector, it could mean an uptick in the employment trend rather than fall in recruitments.Further, the government on Tuesday said job losses through automation should not be a concern for people in the short term as growth momentum in India, is picking up at a fast pace, and can result in more employment generation for citizens.However, according to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), over 60 percent of the 800,000 engineering graduates India produces annually remain unemployed.last_img read more