Trackside Live is packing some extra horsepower this weekend with two shows from Kentucky Speedway. The first show will be on Friday, July 13 at 3 p.m. ET, while the second show will be on Saturday, July 14 at 4 p.m. ET.WATCH: Trackside Live | MORE: Full schedule for Kentucky | Buy your ticketsDon’t miss your chance to meet your favorite drivers ahead of the final 1.5-mile race of the regular season. Watch the video above and get excited for the Bluegrass State showdown! It’s going to be a good one.Enjoy!
The second male was also black, about 5-foot-10 and stocky. He had hazel eyes and was wearing a gray hoodie, black basketball shorts and black flip flops. Police said the suspects, one armed with a rifle, entered the Express Mart, 1755 E. Cardinal, and demanded money. The suspects then fled; no one was injured.One suspect was described as a black male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a camo hoodie and a black bandana. He carried the rifle. Staff reportBeaumont police were seeking two suspects Thursday afternoon in connection with an early morning robbery of a convenience store. The investigation was continuing Thursday afternoon.Anyone with information should call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477).
Finally, Sugoi is taking on gloves with an entirely new range. Created with better articulation, patterning, and design, the gloves should offer better fit and a better grip at the bars. Taking a page from their chamois design, the palms of many gloves will add Porom foam padding in key areas for drastically increased vibration damping. Whether full finger or fingerless, the gloves will be a part of a new 60 day comfort guarantee for 2017 with pricing from $30-65.sugoi.com By combining Zap, massive storage, and a looser semi-fit, Sugoi created a new kit meant for self supported riders out for the long haul. In total, the jersey offers 6 pockets with one on each side of the hip with a zippered closure, and two on the shorts for massive storage potential. If you need more than this, you should probably invest in some bike bags. The kit sees heavy use of the Zap reflective treatment with a stripe across the chest, a full panel for the rear pockets, and on each leg gripper. There is also an impressive fabric story for the kit with the use of Icefil on the jersey to keep you cool, and Ultra Aero fabric on the thighs for improved efficiency. Finally, the Formula FX chamois should keep you comfortable for the long haul with a 3D molded design with their “cradle pouch” up front for the boys, and 4mm Poron foam inserts for better vibration absorption. Priced at $120 for the jersey and $180 for the shorts, sizing will be offered from S-2XL and will be available early 2017.For those looking for an even more casual look and fit, Sugoi will be offering the updated Coast line up which has a lot of great offerings for those who ride every day – whether that’s for exercise or just to the office or pub. The line features understated colors and styles that won’t look out of place on or off the bike.Taking Zap to the extreme, Sugoi is continuing their pursuit for breathable visibility with the new RS Zap jacket. One of the first companies to really push the use of microglass lenses attached to the surface of the garment for visibility, the new RS Zap offers Zap reflective and water resistant panels on the chest, shoulders, and back with Zap MidZero thermal side panels for improved stretch and breathability. The pro-fit jacket offers a zippered front and rear pocket, and will retail for $160 in S-2XL.The jacket can be paired with a full complement of Zap outerwear with Evolution Mid Zero Bib tights ($150, Zap SubZero Gloves ($60), Zap Cycling Cap ($25), and Zap shoe covers ($55), for the ultimate in reflective visibility. Moving forward into the Spring 2017 line up, you’ll start to see Zap make its way into jerseys and shorts for warmer weather with the Evolution Zap line for men and women which will include an $85 jersey and $110 short. To go along with all of their wildest kits for 2017, Sugoi will be offering their own #sockdoping with matchy foot coverings. Pricing wasn’t given, but expect them to run along the lines of normal riding socks. Certain kits will even have matching arm warmers to take it to another level.For this fall, Sugoi will have some more subdued styles, that still offer a punch of visibility with hi-viz green accents. The Evolution Pro L/S jersey is a thermal weight jersey with Mid Zero fabric for the colder months that is cut with a pro fit and will be offered in multiple styles, each with a full zipper and 3 rear pockets with the Zap reflective treatment at $120. Depending on your comfort in lycra, you may not be stoked on drawing more attention to yourself. On the flipside, those who embrace it seem to be getting more and more bold with their color pallets and designs. You could argue the wave of bright, eye catching designs lend an additional level of visibility to cyclists. Designs like Sugoi’s new RS Training jersey. Yes, the pro-fit, full zip jersey is partially covered in sublimated roses, but you’ll have to get pretty close to make them out. At $80, the style is reasonably priced for a highly technical jersey. But to get the kit’s full effect, you’ll have to spring for the matching socks…
Jason Mraz made his Broadway debut on November 3 in the hit musical Waitress. The two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is serving up Sara Bareilles’ Tony-nominated score eight times a week. Mraz joined leading lady Betsy Wolfe for a visit to Live with Kelly & Ryan on November 8 to show off Bareilles’ super-sweet duet “Bad Idea.” Give a watch to the perfectly paired Mraz and Wolfe below and make your way to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre soon to see their performances in person. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Waitress Related Shows View Comments
Vermont Business Magazine The Bikers rode to the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre for the Central Vermont Road Pitch on Thursday. By the time the dust settled, there was no question: She Flys was the “Riders’ Choice.” She Flys was also the “People’s Choice” winner. The Central Vermont Road Pitch was the final stop on the on the FreshTracks Road Pitch eight-city tour in which forty venture capitalists, investors, angel funders and financial advisors ride in to hear from entrepreneurs eager to make a “pitch” for funding for their based-in-Vermont projects. In a competition in which six entrepreneurs made a pitch to the bikers, She Flys clearly rose to the top. Still Thyme Botanicals, a sparkling herbal tea brewer, was the riders’ second choice.The problem that She Flys addresses is the extreme difficultly women face when attempting to answer nature’s call outdoors, especially in cold and/or group settings. The solution is a layer-able line of outdoor pants that allow all anatomies to comfortably use the bathroom outside, without exposing skin to the elements, or to others.Georgia Grace Edwards & Bianca Gonzalez in Utah. She Flys website photos(link is external).Georgia Grace Edwards and Bianca Gonzalez made the winning presentation. The products are made of only ethically sourced and environmentally sustainable materials. The first prototype, thermal leggings, are fleece lined and meant for winter activities. They are made out of 100% recycled materials.www.sheflyapparel.com(link is external): “In the summer of 2016, co-founders Georgia Grace Edwards and Bianca Gonzalez met while interning at Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, Utah. They bonded throughout long endurance hikes all over the state. On a particularly long hike—18 miles to and from Mt. Timpanogos—Georgia Grace and Bianca experienced several awkward bathroom breaks on the trail, where they were exposed in the presence of others and a chilly wind on the summit. Bianca, like many women, knew this pain point all too well, but when she and Georgia Grace looked to the market for an answer, nothing cut it. DIY solutions were unreliable, hiking dresses lacked a fashion-forwardness for the modern woman and remained defenseless in the cold, and female urination devices (FUDs) suggested there was something wrong with female anatomies (not to mention their tendency to overflow, or their sanitation issues on the trail!).”In January 2018, Georgia Grace brought the business to life through Middlebury College’s MiddEntrepreneurs class—a start-up incubator that prepared her to secure first place in Vermont’s first ever SOUP Pitch Competition (see us ‘In The Press’). Charlotte and Nick have since joined the team, and it continues to grow. On your next pit stop, come see us in Burlington, where we work out of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies and test our She Flys right here in the Vermont wilderness!”She Flys will now be entered into the 2019 Fresh Tracks final statewide “Pitch-Off” event which will be sponsored by and held at Champlain College on October 17th. The top Road Pitch participants from around the state will be invited to pitch for a grand prize of $5,000 and a year of business mentoring from the Road Pitch Riders.Shy Flys earned $1,000 as the “Riders’ Choice,” a Vermont Teddy Bear and $250 as the “People’s Choice.” Still Thyme Botanicals earned $250.In addition to She Flys and Still Thyme Botanicals, Bodega, goodMix Foods, Trace and WonderWindow also had the opportunity to present their products to the potential investors and advisors.“The importance of this event cannot be overstated,” said William Moore, President of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Chair of this year’s event. “The pitchers were carefully screened by our Road Pitch Committee, the cream of crop rose to the top and they were given the incredible opportunity to appear before a select group of investors and advisors. While not everyone walked away with a check in their pocket, the contacts these entrepreneurs connected with will prove to be invaluable.”The Central Vermont Road Pitch is made possible by the very generous support of Community National Bank the premier sponsor, and additional local sponsors: The Barre Area Development Corporation, The Barre Partnership, The Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, The Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation, JET Envelope, Montpelier Alive, Montpelier Development Corporation, Northfield Savings Bank, Revitalizing Waterbury, The Times Argus, and The World.Statewide Sponsors of the Road Pitch include: Fresh Tracks Capital, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, Key Bank, Gallagher, Flynn & Co., Champlain College, Social Sentinel, Bytes.co, Vermont Teddy Bear, Moulton Law, Emboldia, Maker Faire, Dinse, and the Vermont Small Business Development Center.In addition to Moore, the Central Vermont Road Pitch Planning Committee is comprised of: Mark Browning, Stone and Browning Property Management; Laura Gebhart, Montpelier Development Corporation; Dan Groberg, Montpelier Alive; Josh Jerome, Barre Partnership; Alyssa Johnson, Revitalizing Waterbury; David Rubel, Community National Bank; Joel Schwartz, Barre Area Development; and Jamie Stewart, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation.Source: Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce 8.2.2018
Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Jim Hinson announced today that the district was canceling a meeting on elementary school boundary changes it had scheduled for this month. The note posted by Hinson on the district’s website is copied below:As you are most likely aware, the district is planning to make a few boundary changes to help with overcrowding at some schools and under utilization of facilities at others.We’ve decided to postpone implementation of the boundary changes until the 2018-2019 school year.We’re doing this for several reasons. Boundary changes are never easy, and include multiple layers of decision making. Lenexa Hills will open in August 2018, so delaying the boundary changes will allow us to include that new boundary. We also want to give families who will be affected by the changes ample opportunity to review the new proposed boundaries and to give feedback. This will provide families more than a year to prepare their children for attending a new school.We will schedule public meetings in April and May to share the district’s proposed changes. The Board of Education will vote on the proposed changes at the May Board meeting. Again, the changes will not be implemented until the 2018-2019 school year; however, any impacted family requesting to attend their new boundary school in 2017-2018 will be granted that opportunity.Therefore, the boundary change meeting that was scheduled for March 20 at 6 p.m. at each of the elementary schools is canceled. We will notify you when the new public meetings are set.We look forward to collaborating with the community and schools as we embark on these important changes.Dr. Jim HinsonSuperintendentThe district announced last month that its initial plans called for the boundary map changes to be presented to the board of education for approval at its March meeting.
Minnesota baseball wins two of three against TCUThe Gophers are now 14-8 overall.Carter Jones, Daily File PhotoGophers shortstop Terrin Vavra turns a double play against Iowa on March 5, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Jack WarrickMarch 19, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers (14-8) finished off their spring break road trip with three games against TCU.They will come back to Minnesota feeling good after winning two of three over TCU (10-7) in Fort Worth, Texas in a series that ended Sunday. “They competed from the first pitch of the series until the end,” head coach John Anderson said. “They’ve been committed all year long, since last fall, to the daily process and preparation, getting ready to play and just competing for nine innings, and they got rewarded again this weekend.”Minnesota sealed a series victory over TCU in the last game of the three, overwhelming the Horned Frogs 8-0. The scoring was kick started by infielder Cole McDevitt’s RBI single in the fourth inning. Infielder Terrin Vavra hit a home run in the ninth for the seventh run of the game.“Today we got to come out with a clear slate and attack the day,” Vavra said. “That was obviously a big thing, just understanding that we had to work back.”To say the Gophers took a while to finish their second game is an understatement.The game was rained out in the top of the third inning after TCU took an early 4-0 lead on Saturday night,. The teams resumed play on Sunday morning and something changed with Minnesota.“All our pitchers today did a phenomenal job coming in just pounding the zone,” pitcher Max Meyer said. “We did a really good job executing pitches.”The Gophers eventually tied the score 4-4 with help from Vavra. He hit two singles, resulting in three RBIs, and another RBI single from infielder Luke Pettersen. They battled four extra innings before losing in the 13th on a count of a walk-off, RBI single from TCU’s Zach Humphreys. Minnesota starts series with a 6-3 win over TCUThe Gophers opened up the scoring in the top of the first inning after outfielder Alex Boxwell had a ground out RBI to score Pettersen, who reached on a fielding error earlier in the inning. Minnesota would further its lead with a RBI single from outfielder Ben Mezzenga in the second inning.TCU tied the game in the third inning, 2-2, before Gophers outfielder Toby Hanson launched a home run to break the tie 3-2. TCU tied the score again in the seventh, only to let Minnesota run away with the 6-3 victory in the last two innings.“I thought we played amazing,” Vavra said. “Kind of a little different layout because they had the rain delay obviously, but the way our guys battle through all that stuff and held their own was pretty fun to be a part of.”The Gophers started their spring break games on Friday, March 9 with a weekend series against Creighton at U.S. Bank Stadium. They lost the first two games 7-3 before finishing the series off with a 15-1 win over the Bluejays. After its series versus Creighton, Minnesota headed to Texas where the team beat George Washington on Tuesday 12-5 in Dallas, and then lost 13-5 at UT Arlington on Wednesday before the series against the Horned Frogs.The Gophers will start conference play this weekend starting on Friday March, 30 against Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.“I think we know more about our team,” Anderson said. “I think we’re prepared to go into conference because we have played a lot of games and we know kind of where everybody fits in now, at least for now.”
The Supervisory Board of Jadran dd from Crikvenica, a tourist company that owns 8 hotels, 2 campsites and a tourist resort on the Crikvenica Riviera, at today’s session approved the company’s Management Board to implement an investment plan worth over 83 million kuna.After the completion of this year’s investment cycle worth over 40 million kuna, which resulted in raising the categories of hotels Katarina and Omorika to four stars and expanding the offer of mobile homes in the camp Selce, the Adriatic Administration has begun preparations for a new investment cycle in 2017. the team made an estimate of all these investments. The investments include six facilities, and the realization depends on the speed of obtaining the necessary permits and the financing model.The accepted plan envisages landscaping hotel Esplanade in Crikvenica, and after renovation the facility will be positioned as a family boutique hotel with a high four star instead of the current three star category. The renovation will include a complete reconstruction of the new and old part of the hotel built in 1929, which has not been in operation since the fire that engulfed it in 2001, the creation of a wellness and SPA zone, infrastructure works and landscaping. The value of the total investment is HRK 32,8 million, and the planned completion of the works is expected in July next year, provided that a building permit is obtained soon, for which all the necessary documentation has been submitted.”Our goal is to return Crikvenica to where it belongs – to the top of Croatian tourism” Dino Manestar, President of the Management Board of Jadran ddStrategic business plan for the period from 2016 to 2025 All investments are also foreseen in the Strategic Business Plan for the period from 2016 to 2025, which was adopted in February this year, but for certain investments the dynamics were accelerated. In addition to the Esplanade, a third phase of landscaping is planned Hotel Omorika which, after the four-star categorization was confirmed in June, will further enrich its content by arranging a wellness center with a swimming pool in the former disco club “Oleander” with an investment value of 11,3 million kuna. The second phase of landscaping will continue in Selce hotel Katarina with an emphasis on the arrangement of the health center, wellness, indoor pool and SPA zone, as well as the arrangement of congress halls, parking and the environment of the facility to complete the positioning of the facility as a four-star spa hotel. The total amount of the investment is estimated at just over HRK 15 million, and the end of the works is expected in May 2017.In addition to Katarina, the old part of Selce is planned to be renovated by June next year Hotel Slaven which is currently not in use, as a three-star holiday hotel with an investment value of HRK 10,2 million. Further landscaping is also planned camp Selce in order to further raise the categorization to the level of four stars, which includes the arrangement of toilets, children’s playground, entrance road, check-in zone, parking with charging stations for electric vehicles, environment, households and services, accommodation for seasonal staff, etc. with total value investments of HRK 15,2 million.”By accepting the investment plan, we show that we are continuing with the planned path of development of the Adriatic with a clear vision of the company in the future. It is a successful, modern and strong tourist company that provides a high level of service to its guests in all facilities, and everything we have achieved in the past gives us a strong motivation and impetus for future success with the support of all our employees and all people of Crikvenica. Since we came out of bankruptcy, I repeat that our goal is to return Crikvenica to where it belongs – to the top of Croatian tourism, and that goal is getting closer to us with each project.” said Dino Manestar, President of the Management Board of Jadran ddIn addition to accepting the investment plan, the Management Board informed the Supervisory Board about the recapitalization procedure, which will, in accordance with the Strategic Business Plan adopted in February this year, try to attract investors needed to implement an investment plan worth over 300 million kuna. In 2021, most of the Adriatic facilities were categorized with 4 stars.
Share For their study, Jones and his colleagues recruited 409 American participants from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, 351 students from a university in Iran, and 209 individuals living on the Juarez/El Paso border region between Mexico and the United States.The two American samples were provided with a list of stories, concepts, and people — and were told that they all appeared in the Christian Bible. The participants were then asked to indicate how familiar they were with each item. But many of the items on the list, such as The Army Seventeen and Soren’s Temple, did not actually appear in the Bible. The Iranian sample completed a similar task regarding concepts from the Quran.The researchers found that those who claimed to be familiar with concepts that did not exist also tended to report being more supportive of religious aggression. In other words, individuals who claimed to have knowledge of fictitious religious concepts were more likely to agree with statements such as “I would shoot someone if I believed God wanted me to” and “The modern world needs a no mercy attitude toward the wicked.”“Overconfidence in what you think God supports or what scripture says is toxic. Thus, humility is a critical feature that is needed to bring out the best and most benevolent aspects of religion,” Jones told PsyPost.“Further, although overclaiming is toxic, actual religious knowledge (or admitting what you did not know) has the reverse effect such that it correlates with a peaceful disposition. In this way, knowing true vs. false stories in one’s Holy Book is associated with peaceful attitudes whereas claiming familiarity with false stories from one’s Holy Book is associated with violent attitudes.”“It is important to note that all of these findings are similar in Islam (with the Quran) and Christianity (with the Bible). Muslim participants were peaceful when they were accurate in their knowledge of the Quran (or at least honest about what they did not know), and supported violence when they were overconfident in their knowledge of the Quran; identical findings emerged for Christian participants with the Bible,” Jones explained.But there is still much to learn about the relationship between overclaiming religious knowledge and religious aggression.“We still need to understand the mechanisms behind why these correlations emerge. In other words, we need to further research what exactly drives religious overclaiming and why religious overclaiming translates into violent attitudes,” Jones said.“Further, we need to determine if these attitudes are merely supporting a violent agenda in the name of God, or if they actually predict real violent behavior. Finally, we need to know why religious accuracy predicts peaceful attitudes, and if indeed learning one’s Holy Book (accurately) can reduce violence and violent attitudes.”“The idea for this study was partially inspired by the fantastic work of my PhD mentor, Del Paulhus, who generated the overclaiming technique,” Jones added.“However, the impetus to further develop the idea emanated from a discussion I had with my mother. In a way, the origin of the idea was partially predicated on a bet with her. Origin notwithstanding, the outstanding team of researchers on this paper made tremendous contributions, and because of them, it became a far better paper.”The study, “Religious Overclaiming and Support for Religious Aggression“, was authored by Daniel N. Jones, Adon L. Neria, Farzad A. Helm, Reza N. Sahlan, and Jessica R. Carre.(Image by StockSnap from Pixabay) Email Share on Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Share on Facebook Individuals who claim knowledge of fake religious concepts are more supportive of religious aggression, while individuals with accurate religious knowledge are less supportive, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science.“Although many quote the Christian Bible, few have read it. Thus, religious books are often incorrectly cited or cited in a way that serves personal prejudices and/or distorted worldviews,” said study author Daniel N. Jones, an assistant professor at the University of Nevada Reno.“Not only do people ‘pick and choose’ the stories of a religious book to support their worldview, they inaccurately attribute messages and interpretations to that Holy Book. Thus, we wanted to determine the consequences of this tendency towards overconfidence in religious scripture.”
More Nigerian states reporting monkeypox cases as total reaches 31The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today reported that six more states have suspected cases of monkeypox, a disease caused by a rare smallpox-like virus. There are now 31 suspected cases in seven states: Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun, and Cross River.All patients are currently hospitalized and improving, according to an NCDC statemen. The agency said it was first notified of a possible outbreak on Sep 22, when an 11-year-old boy from Bayelsa state presented with symptoms of the disease. Eleven people, including a doctor, were confirmed to have the virus late last week.”Nigerians are once [again] advised to remain calm, avoid self-medication and report any suspected case to the nearest health facility. Public health authorities across the country have been well informed on what to do when a suspected case arises,” said Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, CEO of the NCDC.Monkeypox is transmitted through contact with infected animals and is usually self-limiting. In rare cases, infection can be fatal.Oct 9 NCDC statement Puerto Rico hurricane damage stretches supply of IV salineDamage in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria has disrupted the nation’s supply of some intravenous (IV) saline and dextrose bags, the Washington Post reported today. Baxter International, one of the makers of small-volume IV bags, widely used for rehydration and to dilute medications, said “multiple production days” were lost in the aftermath of the storm, and it has established a system to allocate the product to hospitals based on past purchases.On Oct 6, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, issued a statement saying the FDA is taking new steps to mitigate the impact of two recent hurricanes on the island’s medical product manufacturing sector, alongside its ongoing efforts to directly assist Puerto Rico’s residents. He said pharmaceutical and biological products account for about 30% of the territory’s gross domestic product, and 10% of all drugs consumed by Americans are made in Puerto Rico. “And that doesn’t even account for medical devices. Puerto Rico is vital to the health and wellbeing of Americans,” he said.Some facilities were hit harder than other, but the ones that sustained minor damage are running on generator power and aren’t back at full production. “New shortages could result from these disruptions, and shortages that existed before the storms could potentially be extended,” Gottlieb said, adding that the FDA is in close contact with senior management at the companies.The FDA says it is monitoring 40 products on a list of critical products for which shortages could have a substantial public health impact. The FDA said it will provide more details on specific products as appropriate and as it learns more.According to the Post story, Puerto Rico is home to more than four dozen FDA-approved drug making facilities, including ones owned by Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Amgen. A Baxter spokesman told the Post that limited IV fluid production is under way in Puerto Rico and that the company is leveraging its global production capacity to support the supply as operations are restored in Puerto Rico. Some US hospitals have said they haven’t been affected by the shortage, while others said supplies are tight.Oct 9 Washington Post story Oct 6 FDA statement Short-course antibiotics perform well in Enterobacteriaceae bacteremiaScientists have determined that short courses of antibiotics yield similar clinical outcomes as prolonged courses for Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia and may protect against subsequent multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria, according to a new study in PLoS Medicine.The recommended duration of antibiotic treatment for bloodstream infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae is 7 to 14 days. Researchers from the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group compared the outcomes of patients receiving 6 to 10 days versus 11 to 16 days of antibiotics for Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia in patients who were treated in one of three medical centers from 2008 through 2014.The team matched 385 short-course bacteremia patients with the same number of prolonged-course patients. Median treatment duration was 8 days in the former group and 15 in the latter.They found no difference between the groups in mortality and recurrent bloodstream infections. They detected a trend toward a protective effect of short-course antibiotic therapy on the emergence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria but not a statistically significant difference.Oct 8 Clin Infect Dis abstract