Logano nabs victory in ‘The Clash’ after wild final lap

first_imgKevin Harvick, driving a Ford for the first time at NASCAR’s highest level, came home fifth. Even though “The Clash” featured a mandatory caution at Lap 25, and even though the cars had been set up for racing under the lights, drivers were uniformly aggressive in the opening segment, often running three-wide in an attempt to gain track position. Danica Patrick dodged the Turn 2 melee to surge from 10th to fourth on the final lap to post her first top-five finish in any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, though the result is not official because “The Clash” is an exhibition event with a limited field. That wreck set up the wild 11-lap run to the finish that saw the opportunistic Logano take advantage of the last-lap tangle between Keselowski and Hamlin. Daniel Suarez, in his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start, finished eighth.  </p> DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin collided in Turn 2 on the final lap of Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Joey Logano was there to seize the moment. “I was just minding my own business in the low groove and we got tagged in the right rear,” Kurt Busch said after exiting the Infield Care Center. “It’s kind of a shame — all of the hard work and the effort everybody puts into the off-season — Doug Yates and his engines and everybody from Ford and everybody at Stewart-Haas, all of the effort put toward building a car and we didn’t even make it to the first pit stop, so it’s kind of a bummer.”  The race was decided when Keselowski challenged defending winner Hamlin for the lead on the final lap. Keselowski, who came home sixth, powered his Ford to the bottom of Turn 2. Hamlin tried to protect his position, and the cars collided, Hamlin’s Toyota spinning wildly and Keselowski’s Ford losing momentum off the corner. Logano’s victory was the first in “The Clash” for a Ford driver since Dale Jarrett took the checkered flag in 2004. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas settled into the first four spots after a restart on Lap 65, but Team Penske teammates Keselowski and Logano sped toward the front in the outside lane, successfully side-drafted and broke up the Camry armada.center_img Logano pulled out to a 100-yard lead and maintained it as Busch and Bowman battled side-by-side behind him. “We had to think that same way as Ford (drivers), and we Stewart-Haas and the Penske cars, we were able to get a good enough run to work together enough to break them up and make the passes, and then there at the end, it was kind of a mess. RELATED: Results | SHOP: Logano gearBUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 Live! On Lap 17, Kurt Busch fell victim to a handling problem with reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Jimmie Johnson‘s No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson got loose in Turn 4 and spun into the right rear of Busch’s No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, turning Busch hard into the outside wall. Johnson car survived that wreck, but the handling remained evil, and on Lap 49 he spun again off Turn 4 and clobbered the inside wall near the entrance to pit road. The wreck put Johnson out of the race, his sixth straight DNF in the season-opening exhibition event. Charging to the outside and grabbing the lead near the entry to the Superstretch at the 2.5-mile speedway, Logano took the checkered flag 1.121 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Busch, who beat third-place finisher Alex Bowman to the stripe by .018 seconds. With 14 laps left, Martin Truex Jr. tried to fill a hole that wasn’t there and clipped the right front of Kyle Larson‘s No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. Truex spun in Turn 3, rocketed toward the outside wall and caught the left rear of Chris Buescher‘s No. 37 Chevrolet, which needed two trips to pit road to repair the damage. “That was the play,” Logano said of the side-drafting strategy. “The Toyotas are so selfless, I guess is the way to look at it. They’re able to work together and think of one car winning, and they’re really good at that. “Everything was going really fast, and I was just in the right place at the right time.”last_img read more

Sheryl Crow Announces Virtual Performances, “Songs From The Big Green Barn”

first_imgNine-time Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow has announced two virtual concert performances in a project titled “Songs From The Big Green Barn”.On Friday, September 18th at 9:00 p.m. ET, Crow will begin her “Outside” performance. This initial concert will be a fully electric outdoor show featuring Crow and her touring band. Then, on Saturday (9/19), she will perform an intimate, acoustic “Inside” show from The Big Green Barn starting at 1:00 p.m. ET. This performance will also include members of her touring band and has been intentionally scheduled to allow for convenient viewing outside of North America.Related: Sheryl Crow Shares Video For “Lonely Alone” Feat. Willie Nelson [Watch]“I’m really excited to bring fans inside the Big Green Barn for this pair of shows, they’re going to be special,” said Crow of her creative musical space in a press release.She continued, “Obviously with COVID, we haven’t been able to tour this year. We put a lot of thought into how to make these shows unique, and to reach people around the world in countries that we haven’t played for in a long time, perhaps ever.”In addition to a live broadcast, Crow’s “Songs From The Big Green Barn” will be available on demand for two weeks, allowing ticket purchasers to watch at their convenience. Partnered with Lifeline Streaming, tickets for the performances are available now, starting at $19.99. Additionally, fans who purchase both shows ahead of time will receive them for a discounted price of $34.99. Click here for “Songs From The Big Green Barn” tickets and limited edition Sheryl Crow merchandise.last_img read more

Let Dot-Marie Jones Hit You With Her Best Shot in These New Rock of Ages Photos

first_img Dot-Marie Jones has taken over the bar at Rock of Ages. The Glee star began her stint as Dennis Dupree on February 24, which has her singing a number of rock songs like “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “We Built This City.” Dennis owns the bar that the show takes place in and he is trying to save it from demolition. Jones is the first woman to play the role and she will be in the show through April 19. Rock of Ages, with a book by Chris D’Arienzo, is currently playing an open off-Broadway run at New World Stages. It originally ran at the venue in 2008, after which it transferred to Broadway where it ran until 2015. See photos of Jones below and see her sing those hit songs in person at Rock of Ages. from $39.00 Dot-Marie Jones View the Full Gallery Here View Comments Dot-Marie Jones(Photos: Caitlin McNaney) Rock of Ages Star Files Related Showslast_img read more

Shawnee Mission changes fee structure for damaged digital learning initiative devices

first_imgAs school begins this week, thousands of Shawnee Mission students in northeast Johnson County will be handed pricey Apple products that they’ll be entrusted with keeping damage-free throughout the year.Of course, when you’re talking about kids and teenagers and iPads and laptops, there are bound to be some drops, spills and scratches — not to mention devices that are simply lost. The district estimates that somewhere south of 10 percent of the devices it issued last year were either damaged, lost or stolen.Last year, however, coverage for repairing devices that were damaged came through an optional insurance policy offered by Worth Ave. Group, a third-party insurance provider. That policy cost $80 per year.This year the district did not renew its agreement with Worth Ave., and is instead rolling out a plan to pay for damaged devices that requires no upfront payment, but that could cost more than the $80 of the insurance policy for every instance of a damaged, lost or stolen device.For iPads, the damaged device cost schedule is as follows:1st Damaged Device: $752nd Damaged Device: $1253rd and Subsequent Device Damage: Actual cost of repair/replacement or $250, whichever is greater.For the MacBook Air laptops, the damaged device schedule is as follows:1st Damaged Device: $1002nd Damaged Device: $1503rd and Subsequent Device Damage: Actual cost of repair/replacement or $300 whichever is greater.The district says it instituted the change for a number of reasons. For one, having an outside entity responsible for deciding whether or not to approve or deny a claim for a damaged device put the district in an awkward position. Worth did deny a number of claims during the year, which left parents who had paid $80 for the insurance policy still stuck with expensive repair fees. The Worth policies also did not cover lost devices, which frustrated some parents who assumed the policy covered such situations.The new district policy requires that students who lose their devices be assessed the replacement value for the device — a controversial provision because it requires that used iPads or MacBook Airs much be replaced with new versions.“The district must replace a lost device with a new, like-model device,” reads an FAQ prepared by the district on the new policy. “During year one of the digital learning initiative, we found that very few devices were actually lost. Many of them were either reported stolen and proof was provided that a police report had been filed, or the device, initially reported as lost, was found prior to families having to pay the assessed replacement fee.”The district says the new fee structure is not expected to save the district much money, but that it will be assessing the costs of the new structure and the structure used in the first year to help determine what kind of system to use moving forward.last_img read more

Orange County Bar Association seeks Leadership Law Program participants

first_imgThe Orange County Bar Association is currently enrolling participants for its award-winning Leadership Law program.The program was developed last year to provide Central Florida business owners and managers an opportunity to learn about and experience the legal system in action. Leadership Law was awarded the National Association of Bar Executives’ LexisNexis Community Education and Outreach Award at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago this past summer.Leadership Law, which meets once monthly at the OCBA center, includes interactive, seminar-style courses on business matters led by Central Florida judges and attorneys.Mary Ann Etzler, the program’s facilitator, said in addition to substantive information, Leadership Law provides participants a behind-the-scenes opportunity to “network with the presenters and have some of their questions answered on issues that impact their businesses. It is information our participants just can’t go to school for.”Leadership Law includes topics related to complex business litigation, contract negotiation, intellectual property, employment law, and bankruptcy law. Seminars are held at the OCBA center as well as off-site at the Orange County Courthouse, the federal courthouse, the medical examiner’s office, and Orange County’s juvenile justice center.“The program gave us an opportunity to put a human face on the lawyers and the courts and see how our society is interlinked,” said 2012 class participant Jim Daniels, an insurance agent and the vice president of legal and legislative affairs for the National Association of State Farm Insurance Agents.Tiffany Altizer, a CPA, along with 45 other business owners, managers, and community-based organization leaders, attended last year’s program.“Our local justice system will touch you in some way, at some time during your career,” Altizer said. “Gaining this education makes the process less intimidating and ultimately will help with the navigation when the time arises.”In speaking about the association’s mission, OCBA President-elect Paul Scheck emphasizes its “long, rich history and tradition of serving the profession and providing ongoing services to the community” that goes back almost 80 years.“Leadership Law extends the reach of the bar’s programs, augmenting the valuable civics education provided to local students, and the quality legal assistance and advocacy provided to low-income residents, the working poor, children, and disadvantaged groups with special legal needs in Orange County,” Scheck said.The Leadership Law 2013 enrollment deadline is December 14. Details about meeting dates, curriculum, and enrollment are available on the OCBA website at leadershiplaworangecountybar.org.The Orange County Bar Association, a voluntary professional association established in 1933, is comprised of 3,200 attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals. Orange County Bar Association seeks Leadership Law Program participants THE OCBA 2012 LEADERSHIP LAW inaugural class participants attended a seminar presented by Jan C. Garavaglia, M.D. (center) at the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s medical examiner’s office. “Dr. G” spoke about the history of the profession and its importance within the judicial system and led a tour of the facilities.Orange County Bar Association seeks Leadership Law Program participantscenter_img November 15, 2012 Regular Newslast_img read more

Walk-on Winkel makes the most of his chances in the lineup

first_imgThis season, he has made his presence felt in the opportunitieshe’s been given.Winkel finished in second place and earned a 14.500 on theParallel Bars in the Arnold Challenge, the team’s most recent meet. The scorewas the best for any Gophers gymnast on Parallel Bars this season.  “Last year was a littlebit frustrating knowing that I had the potential to benefit the team,” Winkelsaid. “It’s nice this year to reach my potential.” Head coach Mike Burns said the other Gophers gymnasts were sohappy for him after the performance at the Arnold Challenge, they “went crazy”and crowded around him. Winkel had a different reaction.“[Winkel] was just like ‘I Still didn’t do a very good [peachbasket], though,’” Burns said.Winkel, an Afton, Minnesota native, said he always had a goal tocompete with Minnesota gymnastics. Winkel walked on to the team last year.“Growing up, I’ve always came to the meets,” Winkel said. “I wasjust always a fan of gymnastics, so it was nice to see the collegiate-levelguys [growing up].”Winkel cracked the lineup for the first time during the WindyCity Invite this season. He earned a seventh-place finish and a 13.700 on theParallel Bars. The sophomore made the starting lineup in the dual after the WindyCity. Winkel scored a 13.450 this time, but he finished in fifth as Minnesotadefeated Air Force.Winkel still does not have a scholarship. Burns was also a walk-ongymnast in college when he competed for Penn State. The team has just 6.3 full-ridescholarships to allocate to gymnasts. Burns said about 16 of the 19 gymnasts onroster receive some sort of scholarship. Walk-on Winkel makes the most of his chances in the lineupWinkel mostly competes in the Parallel Bars for the Gophers. Jack WhiteMarch 11, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintSophomore Ben Winkel didn’t crack the lineup a single time hisfirst year with the Gophers. “I’ve got a soft spot for guys like [Winkel],” Burns said. “[Awalk-on starting] is just a feather in the cap of a kid who’s willing to putthe time and effort in.”Winkel’s specialty is the Parallel Bars. He has made the lineupin that event four times. He has also made the lineup for Still Rings,competing twice in that event.The sophomore earned a 13.100 on the Still Rings in Minnesota’sloss to Illinois. The performance was actually a personal best for Winkel,however, he finished in 12th place out of 12 gymnasts. Junior Ryan Bergman also specializes in Parallel Bars. Bergmansaid it was nice to see Winkel succeed as of late.“I work pretty close with [Winkel] on P Bars, and we work everyday,” Bergman said. “It was really cool to see him go out there and do what weall knew he could do.”Winkel balances his collegiate sport with his electricalengineering major. The sophomore said he chose his major because of his passionfor renewable energy. “I think solar energy is going to be big in the future,” Winkelsaid. “I kind of want to get into that field.”Winkel competed in six duals this season and now he will look to compete in two straight meets when Minnesota hosts No. 8 Iowa and No. 15 Arizona State. He said his main goal for this year is to be a consistent memberin Gophers meets.“Keep being a solid competitor,” Winkel said. “Compete in Big Ten[championships] and NCAA [championships].”last_img read more

Axalta Appoints New Executive Leaders

first_imgFrom BodyShop BusinessAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBarry SnyderAxalta Coating Systems has named Barry Snyder as senior vice president and chief operations and supply chain officer. Robert Roop has also been promoted to vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately. The two leaders will drive Axalta’s commitment to innovation and growth in their new roles. Snyder will continue to serve on Axalta’s leadership team, while Roop will be added to the leadership team, both reporting directly to Axalta CEO Robert Bryant.“We are excited about these two new moves on Axalta’s leadership team and are proud to be able to promote from within our organization,” said Bryant. “Barry’s contributions as Axalta’s chief technology officer for the past four-plus years have helped the company continue as the innovation leader in our industry and have supported our growth globally. Our technology organization is as strong as it has ever been thanks to Barry’s commitment and drive to keep Axalta on the leading edge. Barry shares my commitment to operating Axalta’s sites safely and efficiently and to driving operational excellence throughout our organization. We are thrilled to have him in this role.Advertisement“Robert has been a critical strategic leader in Axalta’s technology organization for the past 10 years. His technical expertise combined with strong business acumen will make him an outstanding new chief technology officer as we continue to focus on differentiating ourselves through innovations that our customers want. Robert is committed to the development of a pipeline of new products and services to meet our customers’ evolving needs, and I look forward to working with him to realize our technology goals.”Snyder was previously senior vice president and chief technology officer of Axalta. Before joining Axalta, Snyder was senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Orion Engineered Carbons, where he was responsible for global R&D and quality assurance. From 2008 through 2012, Snyder was vice president, marketing and technology and chief technology officer at H.B. Fuller Company, where he oversaw 15 laboratories on four continents. At Celanese from 2007-2008, he was global technology director for the company’s emulsions and polyvinyl alcohol division. From 1990 to 2006, he held a number of positions of increasingly broad scope and responsibility at Rohm and Haas. Snyder holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Temple University and B.S. and M.S degrees in chemistry from Emory University.AdvertisementRoop has been with Axalta since 2013 in expanding roles of responsibility in the technology organization. He began at Axalta as technology director, North America and most recently served as vice president, technology development for the company’s refinish and industrial businesses. Prior to those roles, Roop spent more than 20 years in technology and operations positions at DuPont in various polymer and chemical businesses, including DuPont Performance Coatings. Roop received a B.S. in chemical engineering from West Virginia University and holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University.last_img read more

Update: No Fire Found at LTV, Chief Says

first_imgMembers of the East Hampton Fire Department investigated a smoke condition at LTV Studios in Wainscott on Thursday. Independent/Michael HellerUpdate, 7 p.m.:  While smoke was reported in the building at LTV in Wainscott, firefighters found what East Hampton Fire Chief Gerard Turza Jr. described as a “a light haze” in one of the rooms and no specific cause.“It wasn’t really smoke. It was of an undetermined origin and it dissipated fairly quickly,” he said, adding that it had no smell. “It was almost like a fog.”Firefighters checked the equipment at the public access television studio and found no electrical problems, he said. They checked the electrical systems, the hydraulic elevator and the air handler, but found nothing wrong. “There were no errant heat sources,” the chief added.“We went over the building top to bottom and weren’t able to come up with anything,” Turza said.While firefighters checked everything inside the building, firefighters outside still set up in case, including laying hose and connecting to a hydrant. “We weren’t taking any chances,” he said.Firefighters were prepared, but found no smoke or fire, just a light haze. Independent/Michael HellerOriginally, 5:10 p.m.: East Hampton firefighters are investigating a smoke condition inside LTV, the public access television studio, in Wainscott Thursday afternoon.The East Hampton Fire Department first received an automatic fire alarm from the first floor of the building, located at 75 Industrial Road. With smoking apparently soon discovered, engines and more personnel were requested at 4:28 p.m.Firefighters were on the roof, checking mechanical units.The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association responded, along with a rehab unit from the Bridgehampton Fire Department.This article will be updated with more information when it becomes [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Coastal wins contracts worth $34M

first_imgCoastal Contracts Bhd, a Malaysia-based provider of marine products and services to the shipping and oil and gas industries, has announced that its subsidiaries have collectively secured contracts worth approximately RM130 million ($34.01 million). According to the company’s Bursa Malaysia filing, the contracts are for the sales of two units of offshore support vessels and six units of low-end vessels. Coastal Contracts did not reveal the name of the buyers.Including the new contracts and after adjusting for revenue recognition from vessels delivered to buyers up to July 24, 2015, Coastal Group has about RM1.97 billion ($515 million) worth of cumulative sales orders awaiting delivery to customers up to 2017.The company noted that the revenue stream from the latest contracts is expected to contribute positively to the earnings per share and net assets per share of Coastal Group for the financial years ending December 31, 2015.[mappress mapid=”2246″]last_img read more

And that’s final

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