first_img19 32 18 -1.255 -0.006 191.795 9 195.329 Lap # 18 -0.282 21Trevor BayneWood Bros Racing Ford46.843 10 19 48Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.074 191.914 38 12 16 -0.046 6 55Mark MartinMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota47.221 56Martin TruexMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.958 30 -0.316 -0.000 13 21 Speed 22 CarDriverTeamTime -0.090 9Marcos AmbroseRichard Petty Motorsports Ford46.696 36Dave BlaneyTommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet47.514 28 -0.010 189.040 191.404 -0.005 27 16 36Dave BlaneyTommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet47.396 31 188.628 -0.553 26 —.— 19 -0.364 193.340 23 6 30 -0.008 192.736 23 192.934 -0.791 9 -0.012 16 8 5Kasey KahneHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.099 -0.055 18 -0.240 15 32 9 20 20 -0.014 -0.846 -0.764 195.385 32 35 39Ryan NewmanStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet46.968 12 1Jamie McMurrayEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet47.058 1Jamie McMurrayEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet46.876 -1.134 11 -0.760 39Ryan NewmanStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet47.046 23 -1.727 88Dale Earnhardt Jr.Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.021 192.402 23 192.526 192.176 13Casey MearsGermain Racing Ford47.362 191.718 -0.002 189.418 19 2 -0.642 33 24 -0.910 191.461 -1.035 29Kevin HarvickRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.973 31 195.712 4 -0.884 -0.072 15 13Casey MearsGermain Racing Ford47.280 17 21 12 -0.890 191.034 18 23 -0.050 20 20Matt KensethJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.063 17 16Greg BiffleRoush Fenway Racing Ford46.886 17 78Kurt BuschFurniture Row Racing Chevrolet47.244 16 7 190.925 18 # Laps 191.290 51Regan SmithPhoenix Racing Chevrolet46.925 -1.387 55Mark MartinMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.139 24Jeff GordonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet46.777 -0.565 192.583 23 23 -Fastest -0.408 PRESEASON THUNDERSprint Cup Series testingThursday, Jan. 10 Generation-6 cars pass first testPenske, Roush walk thin lineFriday, Jan. 11Video: ‘Big One’ hits during draftJohnson shows his smartsSaturday, Jan. 12Final day, final impressionsPatrick pleased with Thunder 22 16Greg BiffleRoush Fenway Racing Ford47.026 24 16 -0.053 -0.039 —.— -0.972 -0.213 -1.623 10 191.620 14 14 14 -0.564 99Carl EdwardsRoush Fenway Racing Ford47.231 -0.077 1 20 12 22 13 23 5Kasey KahneHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet46.958 -Next 17 13 25 -0.015 19 48Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.000 18 -0.098 31 2Brad KeselowskiPenske Racing Ford47.329 51Regan SmithPhoenix Racing Chevrolet47.007 -0.020 78Kurt BuschFurniture Row Racing Chevrolet47.120 -0.857 23 191.489 -0.006 -0.099 189.889 22Joey LoganoPenske Racing Ford47.171 5 3 30 47Bobby LabonteJTG Racing Toyota47.713 -0.105 27 30 190.593 8 32 25 16 21 99Carl EdwardsRoush Fenway Racing Ford47.233 20 190.553 -1.185 11 -1.014 14 12 190.512 22 27Paul MenardRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.763 -0.025 -0.306 29 35 15 -0.149 191.955 24 5 30 23 28 Pos 14 -0.013 26 192.530 31Jeff BurtonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.244 33 31 95Scott SpeedLeavine Family Racing Ford47.609 11 -0.671 -1.343 -0.037 23 25 190.795 -0.011 CarDriverTeamTime 17 Denny Hamlin was fastest among the 34 drivers to turn a lap in the second session of the day, clocking a 195.712 mph lap in his No. 11 JGR Toyota. Hamlin is scheduled to miss the next two days of testing at Daytona, instead opting to return to Charlotte to be with his girlfriend, Jordan Fish, who is expecting the couple’s first child.Hamlin’s new teammate Matt Kenseth, who logged the fastest lap in the day’s first session, was second fastest at 195.385, followed by fellow Gibbs driver Kyle Busch (195.329) in third.The day concluded the first on-track activity in the new year for the sixth generation of Sprint Cup Series cars, which will make their competition debut next month on the 2.5-mile track.Danica Patrick, who begins her first full-time season at NASCAR’s highest level in 2013, was seventh-fastest at 192.934. Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski ranked 31st-fastest out of 34 cars in both sessions. His Penske Racing Ford was more than 5 mph off Hamlin’s pace in the second session.

The second day of the three-day test is scheduled Friday with a three-hour morning stint and a four-hour afternoon session. 43Aric AlmirolaRichard Petty Motorsports Ford47.333 191.599 20 24center_img 26 -1.247 -0.027 33 9 -0.006 13 23 18 190.026 23 192.757 11Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota47.256 13 —.— 7 18Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.790 22 3 191.771 192.489 11 -0.017 22 15 14Tony StewartStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet47.015 -0.662 11 192.143 26 32 31Jeff BurtonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.747 7 191.383 14Tony StewartStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet47.112 191.253 24 24 42Juan Pablo MontoyaEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet46.832 19 Lap # -0.982 21Trevor BayneWood Bros Racing Ford47.049 -0.016 17 -0.258 -0.540 15 15 -0.099 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joe Gibbs Racing drivers showed early strength in the opening day of NASCAR Preseason Thunder testing Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, sweeping the top three spots as speeds picked up in the afternoon session. 14 14 191.428 195.063 35 -0.355 29 -0.760 28 -0.383 19 2Brad KeselowskiPenske Racing Ford47.451 -0.358 14 190.452 27 10Danica PatrickStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet46.733 -0.972 191.266 -0.034 190.010 -0.770 33Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.961 -0.010 -0.005 15Clint BowyerMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.750 -0.029 38Josh WiseFront Row Motorsports Ford47.366 23 7 10 191.087 -0.004 -0.010 -0.012 19 95Scott SpeedLeavine Family Racing Ford48.131 26 191.188 15 23 3 -0.013 -0.153 23 20 19 -0.335 -0.448 27 27 -0.077 191.996 16 -0.091 NASCAR Preseason Thunder — Practice 2 resultsThursday, Jan. 10 -Fastest -1.294 21 # Laps -0.367 -0.900 47Bobby LabonteJTG Racing Toyota48.078 -0.019 34 -1.029 -0.056 29Kevin HarvickRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.870 -0.050 -0.006 27Paul MenardRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.550 34 -0.033 15 191.302 43Aric AlmirolaRichard Petty Motorsports Ford46.756 -0.098 NASCAR Preseason Thunder — Practice 1 resultsThursday, Jan. 10 -0.012 -0.063 194.620 190.355 -0.021 -0.003 -Next 191.002 19 -0.063 15 191.661 9Marcos AmbroseRichard Petty Motorsports Ford46.746 -1.440 -0.003 -0.270 -0.530 38Josh WiseFront Row Motorsports Ford47.221 -0.421 -0.008 21 88Dale Earnhardt Jr.Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet47.139 -0.714 31 -0.939 15Clint BowyerMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota46.840 1 -0.016 190.545 190.593 17 -0.027 32 -0.082 33 22Joey LoganoPenske Racing Ford47.229 192.131 9 10Danica PatrickStewart Haas Racing Chevrolet46.648 -0.538 2 —.— 24 18Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.076 5 5 186.990 Kenseth, Hamlin top charts in Preseason Thunder practice 18 12 -0.051 24 -0.253 22 -0.675 26 -0.049 -0.823 -0.027 Speed -0.013 22 -0.004 -0.104 190.142 189.853 -0.067 16 22 14 24Jeff GordonHendrick Motorsports Chevrolet46.931 42Juan Pablo MontoyaEarnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet46.944 20Matt KensethJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota46.691 56Martin TruexMichael Waltrip Racing Toyota47.055 25 23 17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing Ford47.241 190.561 5 21 192.020 -0.039 -1.410 Pos 17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing Ford47.405 33Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing Chevrolet46.896 30 -0.077 8 190.500 -0.013 17 189.669 11Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing Toyota45.986 15 190.158 192.460 24 192.513 12 -1.235 18 192.349 23 4 -0.032 187.196 191.648 14 -0.029 -0.564 33 191.661 19 -0.042 7 20 16last_img read more

first_imgCheck out the full tour schedule below and head to the band’s website for tickets now.Flow Tribe Spring To Summer Tour Dates5/20 — Gramercy Theatre- New York NY *5/21 — Iron Works- Buffalo NY5/22 — Marion Court Room- Lancaster PA5/25 — The Broadberry- Richmond VA5/26 — The Riverjam Series- Charlotte NC5/28 — Hometown Holidays Music Festival- Rockville MD6/01 — The Hamilton- Washington D.C.6/02 — The State Theatre- Culpepper VA6/03 — Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival- Sussex NJ6/04 — Blue Side- Frederick MD6/12 — Southern Sportsman’s Festival – Westwego LA6/16 — Riverbend Festival- Chattanooga TN6/17 — Levitt Shell- Memphis TN6/23 — Lava Cantina – Baton Rouge LA6/24 — Duling Hall – Jackson MS6/25 — Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL6/26 — Kitchen & Music House – Tallahassee FL6/28 — AJ’s – Destin, FL6/25 — Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL6/26 — Kitchen & Music House – Tallahassee FL6/28 — AJ’s – Destin FL6/29 — TBD6/30 — Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton FL7/1 – 7/3 — The Green Parrot – Key West FL* w/  RIPE The New Orleans backbone cracking band Flow Tribe has announced a extensive Spring to Summer tour run.  The group will make their way up down the east coast this May through July, including appearances at Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival, Hometown Holidays Music Festival and a throwdown at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY with RIPE on 5/20.last_img read more

first_imgGet ready for another dose of couch tour, Phish fans! The band have just announced that they’ll be webcasting this weekend’s shows from Alpharetta, GA. The shows, which will take place on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd, will take place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, and both shows will be available to to purchase via usual, there will be SD and HD formats offered, with a two-night pass available at a slight discount. You’ll also be able to watch each webcast for 24 hours after the show ends, giving you ample time to get into the groove in the confines of your home. More details on the webcasts, including information on how top purchase, can be found at this link.last_img read more

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — A reporter and photojournalist were kicked out of a public town hall event and threatened with arrest for trying to ask a question of U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene is a freshman Republican lawmaker from Georgia who has come under heavy criticism for supporting social media posts that advocated violence against Democratic officials. The journalists from WRCB-TV were removed from the public town hall event in Dalton, Georgia, on Wednesday. A spokesman for Greene defended the action, saying the town hall was for constituents and not a press conference. WRCB-TV news director Callie Starnes tells The Associated Press that the journalists were invited to attend the event and given credentials for it.last_img read more

first_img We now know when two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Corey Cott will bring jitterbugging to Broadway! Directed and choreographed by Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler, the previously reported transfer of the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Bandstand (they’ve dropped the “The” from the title) is scheduled to officially open on April 26, 2017 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced.Osnes and Cott will both reprise their roles in the new tuner. Set in the smoke filled, swing fueled night clubs of 1945, Bandstand brings the against-all-odds story of singer/songwriter Donny Novitski (Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow WWII veterans to the stage. When a national radio contest to find America’s next big swing band offers a chance at instant fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his wise-cracking gang of jazzers into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia (Osnes) as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart. Playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they risk everything in the final live broadcast to redefine the meaning of victory. With an explosive original score and choreography inspired by the high energy swing rhythms of the era, Bandstand is a truly American story of love, loss, triumph and the everyday men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.Osnes was Tony nominated for Bonnie and Clyde and Cinderella; additional Broadway credits include Grease, South Pacific and Anything Goes. Cott has been seen on Broadway in Gigi and Newsies; screen credits include Madam Secretary, The Intern and The Teacher.With music by Richard Oberacker, and a book and lyrics by Oberacker and Robert Taylor, the original score is strongly influenced by authentic 1940s swing music, much of which is played onstage by the characters and band members.First preview date, exact venue and further casting will be revealed later. The Paper Mill company also included Tony winner Beth Leavel, Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins, Geoff Packard and Joey Pero. Laura Osnes View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017 Related Showscenter_img Laura Osnes and Corey Cott in ‘Bandstand'(Photo: Jerry Dalia) Bandstand Star Fileslast_img read more

first_img Shop Logan Schmitt illustrations at! King Bear Screen Print Logan Schmitt is an illustrator who grew up in the woods in Wheeling, West Virginia. His fascination with nature and the small places of the forest are ever-present in his work and are a continual source of inspiration. center_img Stylistically, he uses lots of lines and flat colors to present animals and other natural elements in an otherworldly light. When he isn’t illustrating posters for bands or designing t-shirts, you can find him somewhere in the woods or down by the creek. He lives in Wheeling with his wife and owl figurines. Woodland Wolf Screen Print An illustrator who grew up in the woods of Wheeling, West Virginia last_img read more

first_imgThe credit union community will be out in force for the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run Sunday, which raises funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.CUNA staff will join other credit union volunteers helping the race run without a hitch, and more than 165 members of Congress have signed on to serve as honorary race chairs.More than 15,000 runners are expected to participate in the race. This is the 14th year credit unions have sponsored the event. Credit Union Miracle Day , a collaboration of more than 100 credit unions, partners and credit union service organizations will present a $525,852 donation on race day.Runners will choose between the 10-mile run or a 5K run/walk, and children ages 5 to 12 can participate in a half-mile run. Runners in the 10-mile run will have a chance at the largest-ever purse for the event: $80,500.American runners will run in pursuit of a $25,000 purse, with a $10,000 bonus available to anyone who breaks the men’s or women’s record. Greg Myers set the men’s record in 1983 with a time of 46 minutes, 13 seconds, and Janet Bawcom set the women’s record last year with a time of 52 minutes, 12 seconds. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgI’ll admit that I was already an Amazon lover when my daughter’s calculator arrived the same day I ordered it. I wasn’t the first person to have this experience—probably more like the thousandth or millionth Prime customer to gasp at the wonderful efficiency. There was no escaping it—I felt “pretty damn special” (PDS). Though customer service continues to improve as most companies realize that social media can magnify the damage a distraught consumer creates, PDS moments remain rare.Credit unions have an unfair advantage here—they’re PDS institutions. Owned by members. Serving communities. People helping people. Despite this upper hand, how many PDS moments do your members experience each year? Hint—your latest loan rate promotion isn’t PDS. Your 1.35% dividend rate? Nope. Not PDS.One great area in which you can create PDS moments is a well-run, character- and content-driven youth savings account program. Whether you just started a program, have one in place or might be looking to develop one to help you connect with kids (as well as parents and families), here are a few ideas to get you started. Going MobileWhen most folks think about going mobile at a credit union, they immediately picture an online banking app. But just as loan rates aren’t going to create a PDS moment, a mobile banking app is now just the cost of doing business. The potential for a PDS moment certainly increases (e.g. my first mobile check deposit was pretty exciting), but most of the wow factor has been played out by now.If you’re aiming for a PDS experience, then you need to offer something more. Why not consider a mobile app for the kiddos that introduces basic money-smart concepts? Here are a few of ours to get your wheels churning. (Scroll down to find our four apps, or just search “Money Mammals” in any app store.)Now put yourself in parents’ shoes, and think about what it might mean to them when the mobile device not only holds the attention of a rambunctious child but also enriches him or her. Take a look at our “Needs vs. Wants” app, in which our intrepid star, Joe the Monkey, walks you through learning the difference between the two concepts. It’s a fun, educational way to teach your kids one of the core money-smart skills Parents Want HelpI have yet to run into a parent who doesn’t think teaching his or her kids about money smarts is a good idea. However, most parents don’t implement a plan of action. Or if they do, it’s not particularly well thought out. Imagine if your credit union could help bridge that gap between “yes, what a great idea” and actually doing something about it. Do you think that step might help differentiate you from other institutions in your area? You bet it will! And again, think about what being the institution that helps parents accomplish something so important means. PDS. PSA for PDSOne of our terrific partners, Service Credit Union, smartly reached out to its local PBS station to provide PSA-style commercials that not only promote its program but also provide some enriching food for thought for kids. Take a look at this example. Consider placing a call to local TV or radio stations. Many have competitive rates. Think about the difference you can bring to your community and to your brand when everyone else is touting commodity products and you’re aligned with your mission—“people helping people.”These are just three ideas you can use to set yourself apart as an institution looking to make a difference in your community. Most institutions just talk about being the Amazon of their particular niche. Start thinking of what folks might really want and how you can create a PDS experience.Good luck. 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Lanza John Lanza is the Chief Mammal of Snigglezoo Entertainment, and Creator of The Money Mammals. John created The Saving Money Is Fun Kids Club for credit unions nationwide and has … Web: Detailslast_img read more

first_imgAXA Indonesia, the local arm of French multinational insurer AXA, has completed the merger of two general insurance subsidiaries in refocusing its business strategy.The company said in a statement on Tuesday that PT Asuransi AXA Indonesia’s (AGI) business permit had been officially revoked by the Financial Services Authority (OJK) on Feb. 17 following the company’s merger into PT Mandiri AXA General Insurance (MAGI). With the merger, AXA Indonesia now operates four subsidiaries, two of which provide health insurance, while one provides asset management services.“Returning AGI’s business permit is the final administrative step in the merger of MAGI and AGI,” said MAGI compliance director Benny Waworuntu, adding that the merger would allow the company to “improve services and reach more customers.” The restructuring is part of AXA Indonesia’s plan to focus resources on “areas of opportunity” in the domestic general insurance market such as health insurance, lifestyle protection and marine cargo protection.The OJK approved the AXA Indonesia merger in a letter dated Nov. 28 last year and the companies began merging operations in December 2019. The company noted that all existing AGI policies would remain valid until their respective expiration dates. Topics :last_img read more