Watch live: Trackside live from Charlotte this weekend

first_imgRELATED: Bookmark the live stream hereThe destination for a fun, exciting and informative pre-race experience, NASCAR Trackside Live is back for a second consecutive weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.The stage show from the fan midway at Charlotte takes place twice this weekend, at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday — and you can catch all the action from the comfort of your own screen if you’re unable to join the fun live. NASCAR.com will live stream the entire show here: https://www.nascar.com/tracksidelive.Fans, of course, are the center focus here and also will participate in games and have the chance to win some great prizes.last_img read more

NY Worker Dies Falling Into Tortilla Machine

first_imgNEW YORK – Police say a Brooklyn factory worker has died after falling into a machine used for mixing tortillas.Police were called to the scene at around 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered the 22-year-old victim had fallen inside the waist-high machine at Tortilleria Chinantla (tor-tih-REE’-ah chee-NAHNT’-lah) in Williamsburg.The victim, identified as Juan Baten of Brooklyn, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say no criminality is suspected.According to the company’s website, it was founded in 1992 and makes tortillas for restaurants as well as for sale in local markets.last_img read more

Sanders statement on health care vote

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) issued the following statement Tuesday after Senate Republicans voted to begin debate on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act: “The vote today to proceed on the health care bill is a step toward passing the most dangerous and destructive piece of legislation in the modern history of our country. If this bill ends up resembling the House bill, 22 million people will lose health insurance, Medicaid will be cut by nearly $800 billion over the next decade, premiums for older Americans will increase and 2.5 million women will lose health care as a result of defunding Planned Parenthood. Make no mistake about it, thousands of Americans every year will die unnecessarily if this legislation is passed. “This bill is opposed by virtually every major health care organization in this country. It is opposed overwhelmingly by the American people. Now is the time for the American people to stand up, fight back and see that this bill goes nowhere.”Source: WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 – Senator Bernie Sanderslast_img read more

Gophers snap nine-game losing streak on senior night

first_imgMason stayed consistent on the line, hitting 8-9 from the charity strike.“He was terrific,” Pitino said. “He did a lot of phenomenal things. His numbers you look at them from the points to the assists. What he’s done here over the course of four years, a guy who was a three-star player.”Guard Dupree McBrayer, in his second game back from injury, had the second-most points with 16 and Jordan Murphy had yet another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.The other senior that played Wednesday, center Bakary Konaté, fouled out in the final minutes of the game, and walked off the Williams Arena hardwood with the fans shouting his nickname, “BK, BK, BK.”“Honestly, I can not describe that feeling,” Konaté said. “It’s amazing.”The Gophers will play their last game of the season on Sunday against Purdue, ending a tumultuous regular season for the team.“Those three seniors embody what it’s all about,” Pitino said. “They’ve been through ups, downs, and they’ve never run and hide.” Gophers snap nine-game losing streak on senior nightSenior Nate Mason had 33 points in his final game at Williams Arena.Max OstensoThe camera follows forward Jordan Murphy as he maneuvers past Iowa forward Jack Nunge during a game at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Jack WarrickFebruary 22, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers have not had their ideal season, but guard Nate Mason made sure his final game at Williams Arena ended the way he wanted.Fans of Minnesota men’s basketball appreciated Mason running down the elevated floor of the Barn one last time, where he scored 33 points against Iowa. He hit most of his shots, 11-19, and commanded the floor to help his team earn a bounce-back, 86-82 victory.The 6-foot-2-inch guard, who has gone through an eight-win season, an NCAA tournament berth, conference awards and injuries, added another resilient performance to a long list.“The emotions were really high, especially after the senior introduction,” Mason said. “We just wanted to come out and do everything it costs so we can get this win. Me, [Bakary Konaté] and [Gaston Diedhou] knew it would be our last game on this court, and we just wanted to go out with a win.”Iowa’s Isaiah Moss cut the Gophers’ once 20-point lead to two with three seconds left in the game, but Minnesota’s Davonte Fitzgerald made two free throws to keep the game out of reach, snapping the nine-game losing streak with a win over Iowa (12-18, 3-14 Big Ten).“We came out, obviously, we were ready to go and played really good basketball for 38 1/2 minutes,” head coach Richard Pitino said. “Then we really got tired, they made some big shots, but proud of our guys.”It looked like Minnesota (15-15, 4-13 Big Ten) would keep the game out of reach in the final minute, as the Gophers had an 11-point lead with 1:05 left on the clock. But Moss, who ended the game with 32 points, scored 14 points himself in the last minute to bring Iowa within a well-shot basket of the win.The Gophers were leading 22-2 after Mason hit his free throw at 11:07 to play in the first. The best start all season was followed by a seven minute scoreless stretch, and the Gophers let Iowa back into the game at 22-13 with just under four minutes in the half, after they gave up 11 unanswered points and ended with a first half score of 31-19. last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: H5N2 in Taiwan, outbreak tuna plant flaws, cholera vaccine in Haiti, cell phone alerts

first_imgMay 15, 2012H5N2 outbreaks hit two Taiwanese farmsAnimal health officials in Taiwan yesterday reported two H5N2 avian influenza outbreaks at poultry farms, one involving the highly pathogenic strain and one linked to the low-pathogenic version, according to reports to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Both locations are in the west central part of Taiwan. Highly pathogenic H5N2 was detected at a farm in Yun Lin county after a veterinarian noted poultry illnesses and deaths. The disease killed 3,850 of 15,461 susceptible poultry, and the remaining birds were culled to control the spread of the virus. An investigation found no other outbreaks at nearby farms. Meanwhile, low-pathogenic H5N2 was detected at a duck farm in T’ai Chung during active surveillance. The birds didn’t show any clinical signs, and all 176 of the farms ducks were destroyed as a preventive step.May 14 OIE report on highly pathogenic outbreakMay 14 OIE report on low-pathogenic outbreakFDA cites food-safety flaws at India tuna plant linked to Salmonella outbreakThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a report detailing 10 problems at a plant in India implicated in a 116-case outbreak of raw-tuna-linked Salmonella illness. FDA inspectors began a 6-day review of the plant on Apr 19, 6 days after officials announced that yellowfin tuna imported by Moon Marine USA Corp. of Cupertino, Calif., was the likely outbreak source. Four of the violations were noncompliance with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines: (1) no critical control point (CCP) for the process of cutting, scraping and vacuum packaging; (2) no CCP for Clostridium botulinum and allergen labeling; (3) no CCP for metal detection; and (4) no critical limit for vessel monitoring and histamine records to show temperature was not at harmful levels. All companies that import food into the United States must comply with HACCP guidelines. Other shortcomings listed were lack of water monitoring; broken floor and wall tiles; product residue on knives, utensil storage boxes, and the ceiling after cleaning; peeling paint above the product processing line; and a lack of hand dryers in employee restrooms. The facility is in Alleppey in the Indian state of Kerala, according to the FDA report.FDA plant assessment reportCholera vaccination drive in Haiti progressingThe first phase of a pilot campaign to vaccinate 100,000 Haitians against cholera has been completed, the American Red Cross said in a statement posted on ReliefWeb yesterday. The first of two doses of vaccine was administered to 50,000 adults and children older than 9 years in the Artibonite region, which absorbed the brunt of the 2010 cholera epidemic, the organization said. The campaign goal is to provide two doses to 100,000 people in targeted rural and urban areas. “From everything I’ve seen, there is no one who was eligible for the vaccine who didn’t want it,” said Djencia Eresa Augustin, a cholera surveyor for Partners in Health, the Boston-based nonprofit group that’s leading the project. Vaccination teams were planning to give second doses to adults this week, and they will start vaccinating children under age 9 in the last week of May, the Red Cross said. The organization said it is contributing $1 million to the $1.3 million project. The oral vaccine, Shanchol, is 65% to 75% effective for up to 3 years, the statement said.May 14 American Red Cross statementCell phone emergency alert system set to debutA nationwide program to deliver weather and national emergency warnings to cell phones is slated to go live this month, according to media reports. The Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), also known as the Personalized Local Alerting Network (PLAN), was proposed by the Federal Communications Commission based on the Warning Alert and Response Network (WARN) Act passed by Congress in 2006 along with $106 million in funding. The move was designed to modernize the nation’s emergency alert system, according to CTIA wireless emergency alerts consumer information (CTIA is an industry organization for wireless companies). The system is voluntary for cell phone companies, and so far at least seven companies are participating, including some of the nation’s largest carriers. The free messages include local weather alerts, Amber alerts, and presidential alerts. Consumers can opt out of all but the presidential alerts. The alerts, which carriers offer for free, look like text messages but are distinguished by their own tone and vibration. The messages are geographically targeted and sent using a one-way system that isn’t able to track consumers’ cell phones, according to background information from federal agencies and CTIA. Older cell phones may not be able to use the CMAS technology, and some newer ones may require software upgrades. Some cell phone companies have already tested the system and have rolled out the program in selected locations.CTIA wireless emergency alerts consumer informationMay 14 USA Today storyFCC Q and Alast_img read more

Ashby Capital clinches first development deal

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Post-PFD Stay Scam Aware

first_imgMichelle Tabler with the Better Business Bureau said it is important for people to pay attention to how they handle sensitive papers which contain important personal information, especially when disposing of documents. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With this month’s PFD deposit came a host of scams targeting cashed-up Alaskans. Tabler: “You should be shredding any documents that have personal information, old tax returns, credit card statements, old bills, cell phone stuff, we don’t want people to just throw it away because a majority of stolen identity is still occurring by physical means, not just online so we want people to shred.”center_img She also said that it is best to take outgoing mail to the post office versus an unsecured mailbox where a little red flag can indicate when signatures and checks are present.last_img read more

Learning experience for PNG swimmer at Youth Oympics

first_imgYouth Olympics Leonard Kalate rounded off his 50m swim event with a time of 31.45 seconds. In his second and final breaststroke swim event, Kalate came second last against Guyana, Liechtenstein, Hong Kong, Jordan, Algeria, Gambia and Turkey, with Gambia disqualified, leaving seven countries in heat one of the 50m breaststroke. Kalate said he had learnt a lot from his time, competing in the Youth Olympics. “I’ve learnt a lot about myself as a swimmer, performance wise and that’s all thanks to my coach, Ashley Seeto, so now what’s left to do is go back home and just get better. I also am very proud of my fellow athletes, Natalie and Terrence and I’m grateful for the team we’re all in,” he said. And to his supporters he said: “I’d really like to thank everyone back home that have showed their support it’s a wonderful feeling knowing everyone is behind you.” Present to watch and support Leonard through his race was, Secretary-General of the PNG Olympic Committee and IOC member, Auvita Rapilla, Team PNG general manager Lua Rikis and chief medical officer Matthew Natusch. Chef de Mission, Karo Lelai believes in using international events as lessons. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our young athletes to grow where by using the Youth Olympics and the level of competition to raise the bar and challenge themselves it should not always be about the medals but self-improvement”. Kalate and coach Seeto both flew out on Saturday to make it in time for his (Leonard) exams back in Lae. Kalate is undertaking studies at the University of Technology.last_img read more

Star reinforcement confirmed! Hronek will help Hradec after four years…

first_imgPhoto: mountfieldhk.czIt has been talked about for a long time, but only now is everything officially confirmed! Defender Filip Hronek will start the new season at home, he will help the mother Hradec Králové in the extra league. The club informed about it on its website. “Although the negotiations and completion of this transfer took a long time, it was clear from the beginning that the club and Filip are quite clear about mutual cooperation, as Filip simply belongs to Hradec. The agreement on the conditions between the club and the player, as well as between Detroit and Hradec, was quite quick, “pleases General Manager Aleš Kmoníček.All parties have been agreed for a long time, but the Hradec Králové leadership was waiting for confirmation of the start of the highest competition. Mainly because of the insurance, which, given its amount, would not make sense to pay if there was a shift. “But everything suggests that we will start on time, so we got everything done very quickly.”“In Filip, we gain a differential defender who has earned great respect and an important position in Detroit for his relatively short stint in the NHL. He has a great hockey future ahead of him. We expect Hroňas to improve the defense and make a point contribution in the offensive, “adds Kmoníček to the address of the national team defender.He has been active in overseas competitions since the 2016/17 season. He started in the junior OHL, where he collected more than a point per game, then played 120 games with a balance of 19 + 50 on the farm in Grand Rapids and has been active in the NHL for the last two years. He recorded a total of 111 starts for the Red Wings, during which he recorded 54 points for 14 goals and 40 recordings.Now, after four and a half years, he is returning to the extra league, in which he helped Mountfield in 41 games with four assists. “We have preliminarily agreed that he will jump into at least one friendly match before the start of the extra league. These preparatory matches are currently being negotiated, so we will see when and against whom it will be, “says Kmoníček.The 22-year-old Bek has been preparing individually, he is already looking forward to the team. “It will be nice to play at home again after a long time. I haven’t played for about seven months, so I’m looking forward to the matches as a little boy. The team looks great, we’ll see how it all sits on the ice. When it comes to ambitions, I don’t deal with personal ones. Mainly to win, “he concludes.Current staff Mountfield HK Goalkeepers:Stepan Lukes, Marek Mazanec, Tomas Sajdl.Defenders:Jérémie Blain, Zdeněk Čáp, Michael Gaspar, Filip Hronek, Bohumil Jank, Richard Nedomlel, Filip Pavlík, Radim Šalda, Jakub Váchal, Petr Zámorský.Attackers:Lukáš Cingel, Matěj Chalupa, Aleš Jergl, Kelly Klíma, Kevin Klíma, Petr Koukal, Jakub Lev, Matěj Morong, Jakub Orsava, Radovan Pavlík, Jordann Perret, Radek Pilař, Petr Poppel, Vladimír Růžička mladší, Vojtěch Síla, Jakub Sklenář, Radek Smoleňák.Photo: nhl.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Racing well on track

first_imgA NEW era is dawning for Pakenham racing. The stunning new facility at Tynong is taking shape, with the first…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img