Hamlin on why he hates lobsters: ‘It’s just a big scorpion’

first_imgLOUDON, N.H. – If Denny Hamlin wins Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN), he’ll have to face his fear.Not on the race track, mind you. In Victory Lane.As part of its post-race ceremony, the Magic Mile awards the winning driver a gigantic live lobster. When Hamlin won at New Hampshire in July, he recoiled when crew chief Mike Wheeler tried to hand him the 22-pound prize.Understand that Hamlin hates lobsters. He can’t eat if someone is consuming a lobster at a nearby table. And though he finally posed for a few photos with the giant lobster after the summer race, it was not an experience the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota relished.So even if Hamlin wins the second race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and punches his ticket to the next round, he’ll visit Victory Lane with a distinct sense of dread, even though the lobster’s claws are held firmly shut by large rubber bands.RELATED: @nascarcasm imagines a lobster horror flick“Yeah, I’ve never really liked them to begin with,” Hamlin said. “I don’t like the taste of them. I don’t — I just don’t like looking at them. They have pincers, really, so I don’t like anything that’s ugly and has pincers.“I don’t know — it’s just a big scorpion in my mind. I try to stay away from them and, yeah, I’ve had some interesting moments with them for sure that I don’t care to recall or bring back up.”Of course, those who might want to play a practical joke on Hamlin know how to devise a prank that’s guaranteed to be effective.A lobster once appeared mysteriously in the toilet in Hamlin’s motor coach.“I’ve had one in my toilet before, yes,” Hamlin said. “It was disturbing.”Coincidentally, Monday happens to be National Lobster Day.Hamlin won’t be celebrating.last_img read more

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PREMIERE: Sammy Miller And The Congregation Release “Date A Jew”, Announce 2020 Tour [Watch]

first_imgIt’s been a busy couple of months for perpetually upbeat New York City ensemble Sammy Miller and the Congregation.Today, Live For Live Music is excited to premiere the band’s latest track, “Date A Jew”, the second single set to appear on their forthcoming debut album, Leaving Egypt, due out February 7th via SMTC Records.Frontman Sammy Miller explains that the inspiration for “Date A Jew” came from his relationship with his longtime partner who comes from Karachi, Pakistan, and shares few cultural similarities to his own background from suburban Los Angeles, CA.“Different cultures, different religions, different in every way you could imagine yet we’re the same,” Milled mentioned about his band’s latest effort. “We want the happiness for our friends, family, and community. We care about our work, we care about our city, our country, and most of all we care about what we can change if we aren’t tribal.”Watch Sammy Miller and the Congregation’s video for “Date A Jew” below.Sammy Miller And The Congregation – “Date A Jew” [Official Music Video][Video: Sammy Miller and The Congregation]Meanwhile, the band will hit the road to support the album starting January 13th with a gig at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, ON. The band will continue their cross-country 2020 run into the spring months with a mix of headlining dates and festival appearances. The tour is set to come to a close on May 2nd following a show in Baileys Harbor, WI.See an entire list of tour dates below, and purchase tickets on their website.Sammy Miller And The Congregation 2020 Tour DatesJan 13 – Toronto, ON – Hugh’s RoomJan 14 – Lake Orion, MI – 20 Front StreetJan 15 – Evanston, IL – SPACEJan 17 – Mason City, IA – North Iowa Community AuditoriumJan 18 – Des Moines, IA – xBKJan 19 – Indianapolis, IN – The Jazz KitchenJan 20 – Columbus, OH – Rumba CaféJan 30 – New York, NY – Mercury LoungeFeb 12 – Escondido, CA – California Center for the ArtsFeb 13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Campbell HallFeb 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg TheaterFeb 21 – Mill Valley, CA – SweetwaterFeb 22 – Palo Alto, CA – Oshman Family JCCFeb 23 – Sacramento, CA – The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the ArtsFeb 28 – Dubai, UAE – Dubai Jazz FestivalMar 24 – Atlanta, GA – VinylMar 26 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood TheatreMar 25 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music HallMar 27 – Richmond, VA – Tin PanMar 28 – Washington, DC – SongbyrdMar 29 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville TheaterMay 1 – Fond du Lac, WI – Thelma Sadoff Center for the ArtsMay 2 – Baileys Harbor, WI – Door County Brewing Co. Music HallView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Backline, THRIV To Host “Come Together: COVID-19 Crisis” Music Industry Support Groups

first_imgBackline, Tour Health Research Initiative Vnion (THRIV) have joined forces to create a music industry support group, titled Come Together: COVID-19 Crisis, to help working professionals navigate the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The support groups set to take place this week are sponsored by VEVO.The coronavirus quarantines, and the developing financial crisis that is sure to follow, impacts few industries more than live music and events. With touring, music festivals, and other mass gatherings representing the majority of the music industry, the cancellations and postponed events are causing huge concern for the professional community that relies heavily on the gig-to-gig lifestyle as their primary means of income.Related: Backline Co-Founder Hilary Gleason Talks Talking On The Music Industry’s Mental Health Problem [Interview]“In times of uncertainty, the natural human reaction is a spike in anxiety and panic,” THRIV Co-Founder Dr. Chayim Newman said in a press release. “One thing that helps moderate that anxiety is community—the reminder that we’re not alone in it.”Backline Co-Founder and Clinical Director, Zack Borer, echoed similar sentiments, saying: “We have heard from countless individuals over the last few days [via Backline’s Case Management program] who are understandably scared and concerned about how coronavirus is affecting the music industry. We want you to know that we hear you and that you are not alone,”Borer will host two webinars along Newman starting today, March 16th, at 6:00 p.m. ET. Monday’s support group is for music industry production and crew members, while Tuesday’s meeting, which is also set for 6:00 p.m. ET, is for artists and artist teams. Below, see all relevant webinar information, including links and call-in numbers.Backline/THRIV Music Industry Webinar InformationFor Monday’s production/crew meeting, please click here to join or, click here and enter meeting ID: 673 111 071. Join from dial-in phone line: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 312 626 6799.For Tuesday’s artists/industry meeting, please click here to join or, click here and enter meeting ID: 564 438 600. Join from dial-in phone line: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923.last_img read more

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The World’s Oldest Body-Building Grandma Shows Others How to be Healthy, Happy

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreShe started body-building at age 71 and begins every day with a ten-mile run.At 75, this Baltimore grandmother has made it her mission to teach others how to to be healthy, happy and prosperous.“Age is just a number,” Miss Ernie tells the class at her church. “Age is just a number,” they call back with enthusiasm. (WATCH the inspiring video at BBC News or from YouTube below)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

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GW Plastics celebrates 10th anniversary of GW Silicones

first_imgGW Plastics Inc,Vermont Business Magazine Global plastic and silicone injection molder and contract manufacturer GW Plastics, Inc in Bethel is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its subsidiary, GW Silicones. Founded in 2008 in GW Plastics’ Royalton, Vermont, technology campus, GW Silicones has grown into a state-of-the-art operation offering highly-automated Class 8 clean-room tooling, molding, and assembly.When GW Plastics made the decision in 2008 to open GW Silicones and offer Liquid Injection Molding (LIM), they knew they needed to be completely committed. GW Plastics invested in the critical expertise and technology that a successful LIM business requires in order to extend their industry-leading design and manufacturing capabilities and seamlessly integrate GW Silicones into their robust technical portfolio. GW Plastics hired two highly-experienced LIM industry veterans, Mark Hammond and Jeff Hazen, to launch GW Silicones and ensure that the new division would meet the high standard of expertise and service GW’s customers expect.Starting with just one molding machine in GW Plastics’ Process Development Center, Hammond and Hazen quickly grew GW Silicones into a trusted partner supplying market leaders with precision silicone solutions. Since its inception 10 years ago, GW Silicones has completed three expansions, including a Class 8 ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified cleanroom. The clean-room is equipped with all-electric, hybrid and hydraulic machines, giving GW Silicones the ability to match the best machine to each prototype and production molding application. Multiple screw and barrel assemblies for each press allow for the molding of parts from fractions of a gram to larger pound shots, providing an extremely wide range of molding capabilities. In keeping with GW Plastics’ highly-automated manufacturing platform, GW Silicones has incorporated 6-axis robots that operate within the machine envelope, enabling both insert-loading and molded-part extraction.Building upon their already successful tooling business, GW Plastics realized soon after launching GW Silicones that offering in-house Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) tooling capabilities would maximize efficiency and component quality, as well as improve responsiveness to their customers. Understanding the differences and complexities of silicone versus thermoplastic tooling, Hammond and Hazen developed a robust LSR tooling standard to ensure that very fine details and tight tolerances are maintained for years of trouble-free production.GW Silicones underwent an extensive global search in order to assemble the most experienced and knowledgeable team possible to grow their tooling capabilities. By hiring and partnering with tool designers who have trained with the best in the world, GW can bring a level of confidence to their LSR tooling that is virtually unparalleled. In addition to having the right design team, building precision LSR tooling requires advanced techno-logical capabilities, a zero defect culture, and the highest levels of design integrity. In order to accomplish this, GW Silicones has adopted and applied the same standards of excellence that have been established from GW Plastics’ storied reputation as a world-class thermoplastics mold-maker.Because of their in-house LSR tool design-and-build expertise, GW has been able to continuously offer their customers the option of building high cavitation, fully-automated, tight tolerance LSR molds designed for manufacturing at a lower cost with world-class lead times. GW Plastics has invested millions of dollars into their Tooling Division during the past few years to include more automation and improved technologies, providing additional resources to expand into LSR tooling. “Working closely with our in-house plastics Tool Division has allowed for this type of flexibility, improvement, and growth,” says Mark Hammond, GW Silicones General Manager. “There are not many companies who can say that they have the capabilities to build molds like these, and we could not be prouder or more excited for the future.”The ability to mold multi-material (thermoplastics and LSR) components such as two-shot, insert, or overmolded parts has become a specific skill of GW Silicones, and one that gives them a particular niche in the molding marketplace. LSR can be used to create complex molded parts with finer detail and tighter tolerances than are often possible with other materials. When molded onto thermoplastic substrates, the resulting multi-material performance options are numerous. Their familiarity with the demands of LSR processing and their knowledge of material properties allows GW Silicones to assist their customers in ways most LSR molders cannot. One such application is a surgical suture pen, for which GW Plastics and GW Silicones worked together with a leading OEM to redesign and manufacture a multi-material device that performed better for surgeons.The field of LSR molding is a challenging one. Industry experts recognize there are very few LSR molders capable of manufacturing precision, flashless components and assemblies. Most are equipped to manufacture only the most basic LSR products, not the high precision, close-tolerance, complex LSR applications that require a specialist like GW Silicones. GW Silicones’ customers know that it takes a unique combination of capabilities, expertise, and resources to get the job done quickly, effectively, and successfully the first time.Having in-house LSR molding and tooling capabilities provides endless benefits to GW Plastics’ customers. “Everything stems back to our people, technology, and communication. There is no greater benefit than having talented mold designers, program managers, and process engineers all under one roof,” says Brenan Riehl, GW Plastics President and CEO. “Our ability to provide product design assistance early in the development process, combined with world-class, in-house tooling and global production capabilities allows us to offer innovative, high-quality, cost-effective solutions to our customers.”A veteran in the contract manufacturing and silicone molding industries, John Lenahan has recently joined the GW Silicones team as their Business Development Manager. “GW Silicones stands out from other silicone injection molders. Everyone knows the GW Silicones team and the level of respect they have garnered in the industry,” says Lenahan. “Mark Hammond and Jeff Hazen’s technical expertise has yielded a lot of unique opportunities for GW Silicones. I am thrilled to be part of this world-class team and continue growing GW Silicones.”What started with humble beginnings has grown into a state-of-the-art, dedicated silicone facility with in-house flashless molding and tooling capability. While GW Silicones supports a number of markets including automotive, its largest market is medical devices and life sciences with an emphasis on a cost-effective combination of thermoplastics and liquid silicone to provide unique solutions not often seen in the marketplace. GW intends to continue their steady growth and is currently evaluating new technologies such as silicone manufacturing at their Mexico and Ireland locations. GW Silicones has brought considerable value to their customers as they continue to add to their growing portfolio of manufacturing capabilities around the globe.About GW Plastics: Founded in 1955, GW Plastics has earned a reputation as an industry leader in precision tooling, injection molding, and contract manufacturing serving the world’s most successful companies in the healthcare, automotive safety-critical, and filtration markets. Specializing in complex injection molded thermoplastic and silicone solutions, GW Plastics excels at close tolerance mold building, precision injection molding, and contract manufacturing. With leading-edge technologies, a Six Sigma quality commitment, and a relentless pursuit of innovation, GW Plastics continues to attract and partner with market leaders who seek consistency of ownership, financial stability, professional leadership, business integrity, a high-tech standardized global manufacturing platform, and a highly-trained and experienced workforce. Headquartered in Bethel, Vermont, the company’s standardized ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 16949, and FDA-registered, 21 CFR Part 820 compliant manufacturing facilities are located in Bethel and Royalton, Vermont; San Antonio, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Querétaro, Mexico; Dongguan, China; and Sligo, Ireland. GW is a Plastics News’ Processor of the Year and Sustained Excellence award winner. Source: GW Plastics 9.28.2018. For more information, visit their website at www.GWPlastics.com(link is external)last_img read more

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Significant increase in broadcast coverage expected for UCI Road World Championships

first_imgThe International Cycling Union (UCI) and its marketing partner Infront Sports & Media have issued a release stating that together the organisations ‘will achieve an unprecedented level of television broadcast coverage for the upcoming UCI Road World Championships – to be held in Florence, Italy, between 22 and 29 September 2013.’The number of license holders as well as guaranteed broadcast visibility is higher than for any previous event held in the past. Overall, the event is to be featured across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.The two partners have licensed international media rights for the event to around 30 television networks, increasing exposure through both free and pay TV coverage. In addition, the Championships will be featured in new territories for the first time including Al Jazeera (Middle East), Charlton (Israel) and Direct TV (South America).In established markets, the successful rights distribution has increased the opportunity for fans and viewers to access the coverage from a more extensive range of channel options. For example In France, the event will be with both BeIN Sport and France TV. Across Scandinavia and the Baltics, the Viasat Group will broadcast on its free and pay platforms.Long standing public broadcast partners continue to show support including in Belgium VRT and RTBF, BBC in the UK, NOS in Netherlands, Rai in Italy and SRG in Switzerland. Further European broadcasters include RTV Slovenia, Sport 1 Hungary, Czech TV in the Czech Republic, Polsat in Poland and Slovak TV in Slovakia.Elsewhere the event will be taken by Universal Sports in the US, NHK in Japan, CCTV in China, Eurosport Asia Pacific (Pan Asia), Supersport in Africa and Globosat in Brazil. In addition to Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, French language channel RDS will broadcast for the first time. Contracts for worldwide news access have also been closed (SNTV and Perform).A combination of live and highlights will also be available on the UCI’s Official You Tube channel, depending on each territory’s broadcast commitment.‘A high appeal television product’In addition to media rights distribution, Infront is also handling the media production of the event, ‘guaranteeing a high-level HDTV signal to broadcasters worldwide.’ More than 150 staff will ‘guarantee smooth operations with over 30 cameras covering the cycling action from the air and on the road.’Support is also provided for the broadcaster’s unilateral production along with transmission and commentary facilities. This year, more than 300 accreditations for broadcast teams have been registered, which is also a first in the history of the event.In welcoming the continued collaboration with Infront, current UCI President Pat McQuaid underlined the advantage of working with one entity for media rights distribution, production and related services: “Thanks to Infront’s experience in global sports rights distribution and its extensive network, the UCI Road World Championships will be accessible to more fans in both new and established territories,” he said.“This is leading the way for other cycling disciplines as well as demonstrating the sustained and ever growing global interest in the sport.”Stephan Herth, Infront’s Executive Director Summer Sports, added “The UCI Road World Championships has never been more accessible to fans than it is today. Broadcasters are acknowledging the heritage and future potential of the sport along with the global fan community now benefitting from coverage worldwide. Depending on each market’s media landscape and cycling tradition and by working on a territory by territory approach, UCI and Infront have very closely worked together to select the best possible broadcast outlet for the event in each region.”www.uci.chwww.infrontsports.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Neighbors say they heard as many as 30 shots fired during domestic disturbance near 95th and Nall

first_imgResidents of the neighborhood surrounding the Nall Hills Shopping Center at 95th Street and Nall Avenue awoke to the sound of gunfire early Sunday as a man involved in an argument with his girlfriend discharged a gun.KSHB reports that the gun used in the incident was a semi-automatic rifle and that neighbors heard as many as 30 rounds fired..Overland Park police say they responded to the call in the 9600 block of Outlook Drive around 2 a.m. Sunday.“Upon officer’s arrival, it was discovered a male was discharging a firearm,” reads the department’s media release on the incident.Police found bullet holes “in and around the residence.” The alleged shooter exited the apartment and surrendered to police and was taken into custody. The apartment complex where the shooting took place is three blocks west of Trailwood Elementary School and a short distance to the northeast from Indian Woods Middle School.last_img read more

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Two Glendale shopping centers sold for $38.6M

first_imgThe Fincham Dempsey were successful in selling two Glendale, Arizona shopping centers in the final week of July. Glendale Market Square and Arrowhead Plaza were sold satisfying 1,031 exchanges for the buyers for a total of $38,600,000.The Lee & Associates Fincham Dempsey Team, led by Jan Fincham and Patrick Dempsey, facilitated the transaction on behalf of both the buyer and seller for each transaction.Glendale Market Square, purchased by CIRE, is the larger of the two centers and is located at the NWC of 59th Avenue and Bell Road. It is a 221,388 SF community shopping center built in 1992 and is anchored by a Winco Foods (not included in the sale). Other tenants at the time of sale include Compass Bank, Lina Home Furnishings, Floor & Décor, Hi-Health, T-Mobile, & El Pollo Loco among others. It sold for $24,600,000 ($111.12/SF).“CIRE was attracted to the long term potential of the property as well as the attractive demographics and one of the best performing retail submarkets in all the Phoenix area,“ said Dempsey.Arrowhead Plaza, a retail shopping center located on the SEC of 67th Avenue & Beardsley Road sold for $14,000,000 ($166.00/SF) and was purchased by Beardsley-67th Avenue LLC. The center was built in 1990 and includes 84,389 SF of retail space. At the time of sale the center was 95.2% occupied with anchors Ace Hardware, Tuesday Morning, and 99¢ Only Store.Fincham says, ”Arrowhead Plaza provided the buyer and opportunity, via a 1031 exchange, to add to their extensive portfolio of well located shopping centers including their adjacent Denaro Plaza.”last_img read more

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Water margins

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SIAD Group at Cryogen Expo 2009

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