Ryan Blaney emerges for win in first Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte

first_imgCONCORD, N.C. – In a race that was as wild as advertised in the closing laps, Ryan Blaney sped past crashing Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. in the final corner to win Sunday’s inaugural Bank of America Roval 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.With his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and the second of his career, Blaney advanced to Round of 12 in the NASCAR Playoffs.RELATED: Full results | Stage 1 results | Stage 2 results SHOP: Blaney gearJohnson wasn’t as lucky. The seven-time series champion was pressuring Truex on the final lap and powered his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to the inside of Truex’s No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota Camry off the banking of Turn 15 coming into the frontstretch chicane.Johnson spun and collected Truex as he slid across the asphalt between Turns 16 and 17, knocking Truex’s Toyota toward the outside wall in the tri-oval. Blaney drove his No. 12 Team Penske Ford Fusion between the two wrecked cars and crossed the finish line .792 seconds ahead of runner-up Jamie McMurray. Because he had blown the chicane, Johnson stopped on the frontstretch as mandated by NASCAR before continuing across the finish line. He finished eighth and ended the event tied for 11th in the playoff standings with Aric Almirola and Kyle Larson, who completed the final lap in a car that had been all but destroyed in a Turn 1 wreck after a restart on Lap 104 of 109. MORE: Kes wrecks, takes Larson with him | Dillon wrecks out, ends playoff hopesAlmirola and Larson got the final two berths into the Round of 12 on a tiebreaker based on the best finish in the current round. Larson was second at Las Vegas, and Almirola took fifth place at Richmond. Johnson’s best result was the eighth at Charlotte, leaving him on the outside with Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones, who also were eliminated from the Monster Energy Series Playoffs in Sunday’s cutoff race. RELATED: Playoff standings“Tough weekend, just kind of avoided some stuff,” Blaney said after he climbed from his car. “You hate to see two guys get into it there and take out two of the best cars all day. But that’s racing sometimes.“We were just at the right spot at the right time. It’s cool to be in Victory Lane and move on to the next round.”Truex, who led into the final chicane, was understandably disappointed with his 14th-place result.“Last corner, desperation behind us, that’s what you get,” said Truex, a four-time winner this season. “I gave him (Johnson) the inside lane, and he had the run through (NASCAR Turn 4), and I was real tight down there. I let him have the inside going down inside coming out of 4 there to the chicane.“He just over-drove it and was never going to make it and he used me as brakes and turned us both around. It sucks. We could have raced side-by-side off the last corner for a win, and that would have been cool. The fans would have been digging it, but instead we finished 14th and he’s locked out of the playoffs. I guess that’s what he gets.”Joining Blaney, Larson and Almirola in Round of 12 of the Playoffs are Brad Keselowski (Las Vegas winner), Kyle Busch (Richmond winner), Truex (locked in after Richmond) and Kevin Harvick (who qualified for the next round when he took the green flag on Sunday).Advancing on points were pole winner Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer and Alex Bowman. Bowyer ran third on Sunday, followed by Bowman, Kurt Busch, Elliott and AJ Allmendinger.last_img read more

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India’s Greenest and Cleanest Village Defies the Norm

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Large crowds of visitors have been thronging to the village curious to find out why Mawlynnong has earned the reputation for being arguably the cleanest and greenest in India. The streets are cleaned several times each day, plastic is completely banned and all waste disposal is environmentally friendly. Spurring the cleanliness is local initiative from the residents, all of whom can read and write. Unlike many parts of India, each house has a toilet. (Continue reading w/photos at BBC) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Cheyenne Jackson, Boyd Gaines, Marsha Mason & More to Serve on 2013-2014 Tony Awards Nominating Committee

first_img View Comments The 2013-2014 Tony Awards nominating committee has been announced, including new members Marsha Mason (Impressionism), Dick Latessa (Hairspray), playwright Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) and more. Broadway favorites Cheyenne Jackson and Boyd Gaines, who withdrew from the 2012-2013 committee after accepting roles on Broadway (The Performers and Enemy of the People, respectively), will return to their nominating duties this year. Tony nominators attend every Broadway production and select Tony nominees at the end of the season. The complete nominating committee for 2012-2013 is as follows (new members are indicated with *): Star Files *Douglas Aibel, artistic director, The Vineyard Theatre Arin Arbus, associate artistic director, Theatre for a New Audience John Arnone, scenic designer Ira Bernstein, former producer/general manager/stage manager Susan Birkenhead, lyricist Mark Brokaw, artistic director, Yale Institute for Music Theatre/director Donald Byrd, choreographer Ben Cameron, program director for the arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, NY Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean, Tisch School of the Arts *Veronica Claypool, arts management consultant, Full Circle Management Group Douglas J. Cohen, composer/lyricist/playwright *Ida Cole, founding director, Seattle Theatre Group John Darnton, former cultural editor, The New York Times Jacqueline Z. Davis, executive director, The New York Public Library for the P.A. at Lincoln Center Rick Elice, playwright Boyd Gaines, actor *Kent Gash, director/founding director of NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ New Studio on Broadway Liza Gennaro, choreographer Kathryn Grody, actor/writer Adam Guettel, composer/lyricist Wendall K. Harrington, projection designer/lecturer Susan Hilferty, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, costume designer *Julie Hughes, former casting director Cheyenne Jackson, actor Abe Jacob, sound designer *Stephen Karam, playwright Anne Kauffman, director Corby Kummer, senior editor, The Atlantic magazine *Dick Latessa, actor John Leguizamo, actor/playwright *Sara Lukinson, documentary film producer/television writer Pam MacKinnon, director *Marsha Mason, actor/playwright Susan Rice, playwright/screenwriter Mervyn Rothstein, retired writer & editor, The New York Times *Scott Schwartz, director *Linda Shelton, executive director, Joyce Theatre Foundation *Arlene Shuler, president & CEO, New York City Center Tobie S. Stein, director, graduate program in Performing Arts and Management, Brooklyn College Robert Viagas, Playbill program director/editor *Carol Waaser, retired AEA official/company and stage manager Robin Wagner, scenic designer Tony Walton, scenic and costume designer, director Chay Yew, playwright/directorcenter_img Cheyenne Jackson Boyd Gaineslast_img read more

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Sale of Vermont TV stations FOX and WVNY completed for $16.9 million

first_imgNexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) and Mission Broadcasting, Inc announced Monday that they completed the previously announced accretive acquisition of the assets of WFFF-TV (FOX) and WVNY (ABC) serving the Burlington, Vermont, market from Smith Media, LLC and affiliates for a total of $16.9 million. Concurrent with the closing of the station acquisitions, Nexstar and Mission entered into a local services agreement whereby Nexstar is providing sales and other services to WVNY.When the acquistion was announced last November, Nexstar spokesperson Joe Jaffoni told Vermont Business Magazine that Nexstar has a reputation of understanding community broadcasting, through its coverage of things like local news, community events and high school sports. He said viewers will see more hours of local programming per week overall.”They really understand local programming,” he said. The two stations will continue to operate separately but share services. WFFF and WVNY share the local news broadcast, for instance. “The market is probably going to benefit from stronger, deeper, local news coverage,” Jaffoni said.Perry A. Sook, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc, said in a statement Monday that, ‘ This transaction is consistent with our acquisition criteria as it further diversifies our operations, expands our scale, creates another new duopoly market and is financially accretive. Since mid-2012, Nexstar has expanded to 72 from 55 the number of television stations that it owns, operates or provides services to and in doing so, we’ ve grown our duopoly markets to 26 from 20. The eighteen recently acquired stations will be additive to our operating results throughout 2013 and we continue to evaluate additional station acquisition opportunities that will allow the Company to leverage its intellectual capital and operating management disciplines.’Waller Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to Smith Media, LLC.About Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, e-MEDIA, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 72 television stations and 15 related digital multicast signals reaching 41 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’ s portfolio includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV, The CW, Telemundo, and Bounce TV, the nation’ s first over-the-air broadcast television network programmed for African-American audiences and two independent stations. Nexstar’ s 41 community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities.IRVING, Texas & BURLINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3.4.2013last_img read more

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Sea Otter Play’s Digital Festival goes live

first_img Related Sea Otter Play’s Digital Festival went live on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Billed as this year’s largest celebration of cycling, the virtual expo runs through Sunday, September 20.The festival is free to attend and features ‘the best brands in cycling and over US$100k in prizes up for grabs.’The Sea Otter Play team notes that the Digital Festival offers an… ‘immersive online experience that has something for everyone, including product launches, your favourite athletes, training tips & video streams, and the world premiere of the Ritual Mountain Bike Film Tour.’In addition to getting the scoop on the latest innovations in cycling, participants can win prizes from Bulls, Liv, Specialized, GoPro, Garmin, Continental, and many more.The Sea Otter Play team adds that ‘It’s a win-win for attendees – simply connect with the cycling brands you love at the expo and rack up points along the way.’www.seaotterplay.comlast_img read more

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Committee vote scheduled for Senate housing finance bill

first_imgPromote stable, liquid, and efficient mortgage markets for single-family and multifamily housing; Ensure that affordable, 30-year, fixed-rate, prepayable mortgages continue to be available, and that affordability remains an important consideration; continue reading » On April 29 at 10 a.m. (ET) the Senate Banking Committee will markup its housing finance reform legislation, according to an announcement by the committee chairman, Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), and its ranking Republican member, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho).It was just earlier this month that the senators unveiled theirhousing finance reform proposal–hailing its bipartisan backing.The new bill used the Corker-Warner bill (S.1217) as its framework andit is intended to:Protect taxpayers from bearing the cost of housing downturns;center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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DNCU Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

first_imgMichelle Moleres and Pricilla Marquez behind the counter Friday waiting to serve customers at the Los Alamos Branch of Del Norte Credit Union. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Employees at the Los Alamos Del Norte Credit Union location are wearing pink on Fridays to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Kicking off this effort Friday, from left, Justin Blea, Riza Zamora, Mary Velasquez, Mandi George, Matt Waldschmidt, Priscilla Marquez. Cindy Martinez and Andres Valdez. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com By BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily Postbjgordon@ladailypost.comEverything’s coming up pink at Del Norte Credit Union this month to promote breast cancer awareness.Employees at all six Del Norte locations are wearing pink each Friday, whether it be the credit union’s custom pink T’s or other pink attire. The offices are decked in pink decorations as well.In addition to raising awareness, Del Norte is collecting funds for breast cancer research. Those who donate will be celebrated on an honor wall in each credit union, Mortgage Loan Officer Mandi George said. Cards can be personalized to honor a survivor or victim of breast cancer. Employees also participated in a walk in Santa Fe to promote awareness.“Del Norte supports the community and it supports us back,” George said.Del Norte started in Los Alamos as a laboratory credit union and has been in Los Alamos for 65 years, George said. DNCU has three branches in Santa Fe, a branch in Espanola, and one in White Rock in addition to the Los Alamos branch.last_img read more

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Operation at Hanjin Incheon Container Terminal Kicks Off

first_imgHanjin Incheon Container Terminal (HJIT), the second container terminal of Incheon New Port in Korea has opened today, 18th March 2016 with the arrival of Hanjin Mexico containership, Incheon Port Authority announced.The Hanjin Mexico, which is the first-calling-vessel at HIJT, sails on the weekly Korea-Philippines-Indonesia service which covers Korea (IncheonㆍBusan), China, Singapore, and Indonesia starting from Manila in the Philippines.According to Yoo Chang Keun, president of IPA, the opening of Hanjin Incheon Container Terminal represents a new beginning for the Incheon New Port, adding that the new terminal will help the port achieve their annual target of 2.5M TEU.Up to now, HJIT has opened 4 routes connecting China and Southeast Asia. The terminal is equipped with five rail mounted quayside cranes which can handle 22 container rows, container terminal yard of 7 rows, and fourteen automated rail mount gantry cranes which enable handling of 5-tiered and 9 rows.The new terminal has allowed the port to handle large container vessels loading 12,000TEU.Before construction of Incheon New Port, Incheon Port used to be ranked the 60th in the world accommodating maximum 4,000 TEU class vessels. However,  IPA has an ambitious plan to accomplish 4.5M TEU container handling volume in 2025 and to jump up to the 30th port in the world by boosting Incheon New Port’s capacity.last_img read more

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No pain, no gain in BIM

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

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HS2: Get a move on, prime minister

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

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