Love’s Travel Stops extends partnership with Front Row Motorsports, sponsors McDowell

first_imgRELATED: Driver, crew chief changes for 2018STATESVILLE, N.C. — The Love’s Travel Stops and Front Row Motorsports partnership will extend into a sixth season in 2018. The familiar yellow and red Love’s paint scheme will return to the No. 34 Ford Fusion for 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races with driver Michael McDowell.The Oklahoma City, Okla.-based company will adorn the No. 34 for a half-season schedule that includes the season-opening Daytona 500, both races at the company’s home track of Texas Motor Speedway, the Bristol Night Race and the Darlington Raceway throwback weekend.RELATED: New paint schemes for 2018The 2018 season marks a sixth straight year of successful partnership between Love’s Travel Stops and Front Row Motorsports. Love’s has progressively grown its NASCAR marketing program with the team, incorporating its employees, customers and business partners into its success.“We look forward to kicking off another great season in Daytona with Front Row Motorsports and welcoming our new driver of the No. 34 Love’s Ford, Michael McDowell,” said Dave Frankenfield, vice president of marketing for Love’s Travel Stops. “Bob Jenkins and Jerry Freeze continue to provide great value and flexibility in our partnership while working tirelessly to put a competitive car on the track each week. They also help create a unique race-day experience that allows our customers and employees to be a part of the Love’s race team.”Love’s Travel Stops is family-owned and operated with more than 440 locations in 41 states, offering clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies for travelers. McDowell, a 10-year veteran of the series, looks forward to being an ambassador for Love’s both at the track and away from it.“I know first-hand what it’s like to drive a motorhome all over the country with my family on board,” says McDowell. “So, I know how important it is to have a clean and safe place to stop at any hour of the day to fuel up, grab some snacks and whatever else we need on a road trip. Love’s has all of that, both for regular consumers like me and for professional truck drivers who make a living out on the road.”The Love’s Travel Stops team will make its first on-track appearance of the year during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway next month. The No. 34 team will compete in the Can-Am Duels, the qualifying races for the Daytona 500, on Thursday, Feb. 15. The Daytona 500 is scheduled to run on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air live on FOX.Finley Named Crew ChiefDerrick Finley will be the one calling the shots atop the No. 34 pit box in 2018. Finley has been named crew chief for McDowell’s team after serving in the same role for Front Row Motorsports’ No. 38 team in 2017. The veteran crew chief has been with the organization since 2011.For more information about Front Row Motorsports, visit For more information about Love’s Travel Stops, visit read more

Grateful Dead, David Lemieux Announce ‘Dave’s Picks Vol. 31’ From 1979 Chicago Performance [Watch]

first_imgThe Grateful Dead‘s next live album release as part of their Dave’s Picks live series will feature a recording of the band’s December, 3rd, 1979 performance at Chicago’s Uptown Theatre. The band announced on Tuesday that Dave’s Picks: Vol. 31 will see a limited release of just 20,000 numbered copies, set for release on July 26th.Related: Grateful Dead Announce 1991 Giants Stadium Performance For 2019 ‘Meet-Up At The Movies’ EventThe 3-disc package, as with all releases in the series, was curated by Dead archivist and noted outdoorsman David Lemieux. As the band describes in the announcement, the recording of their 1979 performance “Signals a true rebirth of the Grateful Dead, reimagining classics and foreshadowing their 80s sound. This is as much in part due to freshly-minted member Brent Mydland bringing the organ back in as it is to Jerry [Garcia] finding new vivacity with his custom Wolf guitar.”The show in Chicago that night featured performances of Dead setlist staples including “Brown-Eyed Women”, “Ramble On Rose”, “Althea”, “The Music Never Stopped,” a 28-minute “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire on the Mountain”, and “Truckin’”, just to name a few. The audio to be used on the live album was pulled from taper Dan Healy and remastered for modern listened by David Glasser.To make the release even more special, the third disc in the package will feature three recordings from the band’s show the following night on 12/4/1979.Hear David Lemieux discuss the 1979 show and the upcoming release below.David Lemieux Dave’s Picks Vol. 31 Announce[Video: Grateful Dead]Click here to head to the album’s pre-order page, where you’ll also be able to listen to three of the recordings from the forthcoming release including “Music Never Stopped”, “Althea”, and “Samson and Delilah”.Dave’s Picks Vol. 31 TracklistingDisc 11. Alabama Getaway3. Promised Land3. Brown Eyed Women4. El Paso5. Ramble On Rose6. It’s All Over Now7. Jack-A-Roe8. Lazy Lightning9. Supplication10. Althea11. The Music Never StoppedDisc 21. Scarlet Begonias >2. Fire on the Mountain3. Samson And Delilah4. Terrapin Station >5. Playing in the Band >6. DrumsDisc 31. Space >2. Lost Sailor >3. Saint of Circumstance4. Wharf Rat >5. Truckin’6. Johnny B. Goode7. Estimated Prophet – Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL (12/4/79)8. Franklin’s Tower – Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL (12/4/79)9. Jam – Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL (12/4/79)View Album Tracklistinglast_img read more

Paralyzed Soldier Completes London Marathon for Charity

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Major Phil Packer lost both his legs in Iraq. Doctors back home said he would never walk again.Not only is Phil walking again (with canes), he has just finished the London marathon, walking two miles per day. Determined to raise a million pounds for charity, he is taking on other challenges — rowing the channel and pulling himself to the top of El Capitan mountain.Watch the inspiring video from ITN and the UK Telegraph, below, and get the latest updates at AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

University faculty members awarded ACLS fellowships

first_imgFour faculty members in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have won fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the University announced in a press release Monday.Members of the history department Mariana Candido, Evan Ragland and Deborah Tor were three of 71 ACLS fellows selected, and philosophy professor Katherine Brading won one of nine collaborative research fellowships, according to the press release.Professor of history and department chair Patrick Griffin said the department is honored to have multiple fellowship recipients.“It’s extremely gratifying to see our department being honored by our peers,” he said in the press release. “We have made a point of hiring ambitious scholars, encouraging them to do the best work they can and providing an intellectual community that can foster this kind of achievement. We’re poised to take off as a top-notch department, and these awards are harbingers of that potential.”According to the press release, Candido — an associate professor of history who is researching west-central Africa during the trans-Atlantic slave trade — “will study accounts of African women who accumulated wealth during the 19th century.”Ragland — an assistant professor of history who explores the history of science and medicine — will study how experimentation became prominent in science in the 17th century. Ragland said the fellowship will provide the opportunity for him to broaden the scope of his research.“It’s going to give me a chance to bring in new and exciting material I’ve been itching to include,” he said in the press release.Tor — another associate professor of history who focuses in medieval Islamic history — will write about the Seljuq Dynasty that “reshaped Islamic society in the 11th and 12th centuries,” the press release said.Brading will partner with Boston College professor Marius Stan to assess “the parting of the ways between philosophers and physicists during the Enlightenment” for a project they will complete together thanks to their joint fellowship, according to the press release.Tags: ACLS, department of history, department of philosophy, Fellowshipslast_img read more

The Portuguese Kid, Starring Jason Alexander, Extends Off-Broadway Run

first_img Sherie Rene Scott Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 10, 2017 Star Files View Comments The Portuguese Kid, the world premiere play written and directed by John Patrick Shanley that is currently in previews at New York City Center—Stage I, has been extended by one week. The new comedy, which began previews on September 19 ahead of an October 24 opening night, will now run through December 3. The play was originally scheduled to conclude its run on November 26.Set in Providence, Rhode Island, The Portuguese Kid focuses on the habitually widowed Atalanta (Sherie Rene Scott), who pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her late husband’s affairs, the larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Mary Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.In addition to Scott, Alexander and Testa, The Portuguese Kid also features Pico Alexander and Aimee Carerro. The creative team for The Portuguese Kid includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Obadiah Eaves (original music and sound design).Get to know the cast of The Portuguese Kid in the Show feature below. The Portuguese Kidlast_img read more

Three sentenced to years in prison on fentanyl and cocaine base charges

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on July 24, 2020, Chief United States District Judge Geoffrey W Crawford sentenced Luis Luna, 28, of Hartford, Connecticut; Edwin Martinez, aka “Pino”, 26, of Hartford, Connecticut; and Samuel Fuller, 34, of Barton, Vermont, following their guilty pleas to conspiracy to distribute illegal narcotics, including fentanyl and cocaine base. Chief Judge Crawford sentenced Luna to 72 months in prison, Martinez to 72 months in prison, and Fuller to 24 months in prison. James Bassett, 41, of North Troy, Vermont, a fourth co-conspirator will be sentenced on July 31, 2020.All four defendants pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl. In addition, Fuller and Luna pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base. Luna and Martinez pleaded guilty to a conspiracy stretching from December 2018 to June 2019, while Fuller and Bassett pleaded guilty to a conspiracy ending in May 2019.United States Attorney Christina E. Nolan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Vermont Drug Task Force for their collaboration on this investigation.She stated: “Our law enforcement partners, federal and state, are united in their efforts to stop the flow of deadly opiates and other illegal narcotics from out of state. As this case demonstrates, we are working hard to root out long time drug traffickers in Vermont and from source cities like Hartford, Connecticut. This case demonstrates that our law enforcement partners work seamlessly across state lines and that there will be serious consequences for dealers who victimize and profit by feeding the addictions of Vermonters.”According to publicly available information, Edwin Martinez was Luis Luna’s fentanyl source in Hartford, Connecticut during the charged time period, and Luis Luna, in turn, supplied Samuel Fuller with the fentanyl that originated with Martinez. After making regular trips to Hartford, Connecticut and purchasing fentanyl from Luis Luna, Samuel Fuller would return to Vermont and split the fentanyl with James Bassett, who had provided the money for the purchase from Luis Luna.In addition, Luna was Fuller’s cocaine base source and would sell cocaine base to Fuller, who would then sell it in Vermont.In addition to the charged time period, Luna and Martinez have a history of supplying opiates to Vermonters since approximately 2012, including Fuller, who has been making trips to Hartford, Connecticut to buy opiates since approximately 2016.The Court noted Fuller’s addiction driven behavior during the conspiracy and his recovery since his arrest when explaining Fuller’s sentence.The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Vermont State Police’s Drug Task Force conducted the investigation in this matter. The United States was represented in this matter by Assistant US Attorneys Paul Van de Graaf and Nikolas Kerest.Luna was represented by Natasha Sen, Esq. Martinez was represented by Kevin Henry, Esq. Fuller was represented by Brooks McArthur, Esq.Source: United States Attorney 7.27.2020,Yeslast_img read more

HITS Endurance unveils new race location in upstate New York

first_img Related HITS Endurance is adding another New York event to its race calendar – with a new HITS Triathlon Series event taking place Hudson Valley at Williams Lake, on 9 July 2016 in Rosendale, New York.Athletes will have the opportunity to race five different distances, including the Open, Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full, all in one day. The HITS Hudson Valley course features an athlete-friendly swim in the spring-fed Williams Lake, a bike course around the Ashokan Reservoir, and a run through the heart of Ulster County on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.“We are looking forward to introducing HITS Hudson Valley to both locals and athletes in the metro-New York region. We have incorporated five distances so the race will accommodate and challenge athletes of all levels,” said HITS Endurance President and CEO Tom Struzzieri.The community of Rosendale is reportedly excited to be hosting the event and ‘looks forward to welcoming athletes and spectators’. Athletes are encouraged to make a weekend of the race and explore all that the Hudson Valley has to offer.The 2016 event is made possible in cooperation with the ‘management of Williams Lake Project and with the support of countless volunteers, as well as emergency medical and law enforcement personnel.’Registration for HITS Hudson Valley is now open.HITS is a special events management company primarily focused on producing endurance sports events and hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS is ‘dedicated to creating high-quality events in desirable destinations with unmatched, professional operations’.www.HitsEndurance.comlast_img read more

Judgments and decrees interest rate set

first_img J udgments and decrees interest rate setThe Office of the Chief Financial Officer has set the quarterly rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees beginning July 1, 2015, at 4.75 percent per annum or. 000130137 per day.F.S. §55.03(1) requires the CFO to set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees on December 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1 of each year for the following applicable quarter. Last quarter, the interest rate was also 4.75 percent.For more information, contact the Bureau of Accounting at 850-413-5511 or visit June 15, 2015 Regular News Judgments and decrees interest rate setlast_img read more

This CEO raised all his employees’ salaries to at least $70,000 by cutting his own

first_imgThe Washington Post:Dan Price, like a growing number of CEOs in recent months, is raising the minimum wage for his employees.But while the chief executives of companies ranging from Aetna to Gap, Inc. to Wal-Mart are upping their wage floors by a few dollars an hour to help them compete for better talent, this CEO — who founded credit-card processing firm Gravity Payments — has another goal. On Monday, the New York Times reported that to protect employees’ emotional well-being, Price is cutting his own salary and raising his employees’ wages to at least $70,000 a year.…According to the Times, Price’s idea came from research by Princeton economists Angus Deaton and Daniel Kahneman, who found, essentially, that money can buy happiness — up to a certain point. The duo’s research showed that for salaries below about $75,000 a year, increases in income correlated with greater emotional well-being.Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

first_imgHappiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as it is affectionately known on Yale’s campus, teaches practical advice such as how to pick a meaningful career and how to separate satisfying pursuits from hollow ones. And now, an expanded version of the class, filmed in Santos’ own house, is available for free on Coursera as part of a seminar-style series on “the science of well-being.”As Quartz’s Jenny Anderson noted in January, courses on happiness are cropping up everywhere across the US. The factors—like the country’s political upheaval and the burgeoning discourse on mental health in high-pressure settings like elite universities—are not hard to discern. Santos says the message behind her course resonates with students (and perhaps people of all ages, in general) who are striving to reconcile academic and professional rigor with social connectedness and life satisfaction.“I think students are looking for meaning,” Yale president Peter Salovey, himself a pioneer in emotional-intelligence research, told Quartz at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. Read the whole story: Quartz More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more