WELCOME, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing will welcome current championship contender Tyler Reddick to its 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series program. The Corning, California native is a two-time winner in the series and holds the closest margin of victory (0.0004 seconds) in NASCAR history with his 2018 win at Daytona International Speedway.Reddick, who began racing at age four, built his skills on the dirt track and competed in everything from mini sprints and midget cars to dirt late models and sprint cars. The 22-year-old driver made the jump to asphalt racing in 2012, during which he competed in the ARCA Racing Series and won his debut race in the NASAR K&N Pro Series East at Rockingham Speedway.RELATED: Key players in NASCAR’s Silly SeasonFrom 2013 through 2016, Reddick competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. During his tenure in the series, he secured three wins, three pole awards, 25 top-five and 40 top-10 finishes. Reddick made the jump to the Xfinity Series in 2017, running a partial schedule that year before returning for a full season in 2018. He has made trips to Victory Lane during both of his Xfinity Series seasons and is currently third in the Xfinity Series Playoff Standings.“Tyler has had a lot of success so far in his racing career, and we intend on continuing that success with him in 2019,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of RCR. “I’m confident that he will do a great job representing RCR on and off the track. Tyler is a talented driver who’s not afraid to go after wins, and I look forward to seeing that drive to win on the track with us next season.”“I’m really looking forward to joining RCR in 2019,” said Reddick. “RCR has had a stout Xfinity program throughout the years with a lot of talented team members and resources available to its drivers. I want to thank JR Motorsports for what they’ve done this past year to help me advance my career and skills behind the wheel. Ultimately, my goal is to race on Sundays and I feel that by joining RCR, I can continue to race up front in the Xfinity Series while also learning from one of the top Cup programs in the garage.”Additional information on Reddick’s crew chief, sponsorship and car number will be announced at a later date.For additional information on today’s announcement, and all that’s happening at RCR, please visit rcrracing.com.
SM West senior who lost brother to suicide shares message of prevention through #ZeroReasonsWhy campaign
Mary Beth Karlin giving a presentation at Pleasant Hill High School. Photo credit Tom Karlin Foundation.Mary Beth Karlin was 11 years old on Nov. 5, 2011 when her grandmother told her they had to leave the Saturday morning kickball tournament.“She said we needed to go home and get a jacket or something like that, and I didn’t really understand it, because I told her I wasn’t cold,” Karlin said. “But in the car on the way home I could see her hands were shaking and I knew something was wrong.”When they got home, Karlin arrived to find two of her siblings distraught. Their older brother Tom, a bright, well-liked senior at SM West, had taken his own life.Tom Karlin was a 17 year old senior at SM West when he lost his life to suicide. Photo courtesy Karlin family.“It seemed so surreal. It seemed like it couldn’t be happening to us,” Mary Beth recalled.It’s taken Mary Beth and the rest of her family years to come to terms with the loss, an experience so traumatic that she says looking back she can’t believe they made it through.But she’s stepping forward now to share her family’s story in hopes that others don’t have to suffer. Mary Beth is one of nine Johnson County students serving on the #ZeroReasonsWhy Campaign’s new Johnson County Teen Council, which will focus on teen suicide prevention. Launched this summer, the #ZeroReasonsWhy initiative is a collaboration of Johnson County’s six public school districts, which have committed to addressing the growing issue of teen suicide in the county.Mary Beth has been active in suicide prevention efforts for a few years now through her family’s Tom Karlin Foundation, which has worked to raise awareness of teen suicide and reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues with presentations at area schools and churches. She saw the opportunity to participate in the #ZeroReasonsWhy campaign as a logical extension of her previous efforts.She and her father Joe, who is a member of the Lenexa City Council, said there are a few messages they want to share with the community. They include:Mental health problems and suicidal ideation are not uncommon. Joe said that statistics show that by the time they’re 24, 1 in 5 youths will have been clinically depressed at some point. “We share that statistic not to scare them, but to show that if you’re going through this, you may feel like you’re on an island, but 1 in 5 people have gone through this,” Joe said.Suicidal ideation can affect anyone. Mary Beth notes that her brother was a friendly, outgoing and successful student — but that didn’t save him from suffering from depression. “Depression doesn’t pick on any particular group,” she said. “It’s not the stereotype of the loner kid. It can be anybody.”It’s important to empower people to step forward when they’re having problems. About half of people who end up committing suicide don’t tell anyone they’re struggling, Joe said. “We’re relying on somebody else to figure it out instead of empowering people to raise their hands and say I need help,” Joe said.Both Joe and Mary Beth said that the loss of Tom has profoundly affected the trajectory of their lives, and that coping with his suicide has spurred them to help prevent other families from going through what they did.“It was a matter of hours or days when I remember thinking, ‘We have to talk about this. We have to get the word out so that as few families as possible have to walk through the hell that we did,’” Joe said. “Because it’s pure hell. It is.”At the same time, they say Tom’s death has caused them to grow in important ways.“I would give anything to have Tom back,” Joe said. “But at the same time I wouldn’t ever want to be the person that I was before. I’ve grown so much in my compassion for other people.”“You realize that everyone has things they are struggling with, and you learn to appreciate them,” Mary Beth said.
This Saturday she will be returned to her stone pedestal at Langelinie in Copenhagen after logistics company, Damcosecured her safe transportation to and from China.Damco made sure that the renowned bronze figure was securely packed, transported to the airport and made it safely through security and customs, before being loaded onto the Singapore Airlines flight.Pictured in her secret hiding place, the Little Mermaid is being made ready to be transported back to her waterfront stone at ‘Langelinie’ in Copenhagen.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE Officers in Dumfries are appealing for witnesses after a woman was left with hand and leg injuries following a dog attack in the town.The incident happened around 11:45 AM on Sunday 22nd September on the cycle path between Sandside and Nunholm. As part of our investigation we are keen to identify a woman described as white, elderly, 5ft 6, medium build, grey hair and was wearing glasses and a dark rain coat. She was walking a Brown Border Collie.The victims dog, a border terrier also sustained bites to its face and neck, however is not believed to be seriously injured.Callers can get in touch with Police Scotland via the usual 101 number.
CCH Tax Day ReportThe House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing on January 24 examining the individual mandate under the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA), (P.L. 111-148). “We are here today to understand why the individual mandate—a key component of the ACA—is failing to stabilize the health insurance marketplace,” Subcommittee Chairman Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., said during opening statements. “This discussion is important not so that Members on this side of the aisle or the other side of the aisle can try to score political points, but so that we can understand the facts,” he added.Lawmakers heard testimony from fellows at two independent think-tanks as well as a professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health. Witnesses, although differing in opinions as to the measure of success of the ACA, agreed that the individual mandate had not worked as efficiently as originally planned.“What was proposed, wasn’t executed,” Thomas Miller, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute testified. Miller told lawmakers that the ACA was formed on policy ideas that did not prove to work out in practice. According to witness John R. Graham, Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, there is a certain population that will not pay the tax as the previous administration had hoped. “If you lose your job, your mortgage or rent payment comes first,” Graham said.According to the subcommittee’s ranking member John Lewis, D-Ga., however, “the ACA works.” Lewis told lawmakers they were dealing with a moral issue, not just policy, in their discussion of the healthcare law. “In the coming weeks and months, we should come together to improve the law – not destroy it. At stake are not just the details of policy, but the fundamental principles of justice and the very character of our nation,” Lewis said.Dr. John E. McDonough, Harvard School of Public Health, testified before the subcommittee that it is important to consider the divide between states in the measure of the ACA’s success. “There are some states that are going through very significant disruption and critically high rises in premiums, and there are other state that are doing very well,” McDonough said.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffWays and Means Press Release: Buchanan Opening Statement at Oversight Hearing on the Individual Mandate Under the Affordable Care ActWays and Means Press Release: Ranking Member Lewis Opening Statement at Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on GOP Efforts to Undermine the ACA
Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is coming!! Sept 13-15 at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.Now, for everyone who thinks this show is only for clients—IT’S NOT TRUE…there are lots of cool server and data center sections. Checkout the IDF planner for a session list.Also be sure to check out the keynotes for insight into future server chips! Plus it’s an opportunity to catch up with your favorite Intel contact.Last but not least, make sure you check out the dedicated server booth area, Data Center Zone.My favs are :The New Economics of Mission Critical Deployments: Intel® Xeon® Processor Based PlatformsMichael DemshkiRm 2011 @ 1:05 pm on MondayBusiness Intelligence and Run Time ArchitecturesTony Hamilton, Matt HogstromRm 2011 @ 3:20 pm on MondayEnhancing the Intel® QuickPath Interconnect for Next Generation Intel® Microarchitecture Codename Sandy BridgeBob MaddoxRm 2002 @ 4:25 pm on MondayA View of Cloud Requirements from Intel ITSudip Chahal, Christopher PetersRm 2001 @ 1:05 pm on TuesdaySee you there!
Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Irving and Hayward, the jewel pieces of an offseason reconstruction that has left only Celtics intact from last year’s roster, sat out the second half.In other games, the Washington Wizards beat the Guangzhou Long-Lions 126-96 in one of two exhibition games between NBA and international teams on Monday. In addition, the Utah Jazz beat the National Basketball League’s Sydney Kings 108-83. It is the first time an NBL team faced an NBA team on American soil.GRIZZLIES 92, MAGIC 84Mario Chalmers had 19 points in 20 minutes, Jarell Martin added 16 points and the Grizzlies defeated the Magic in both teams preseason opener.Orlando led 65-64 late in the third quarter before the Grizzlies closed the period on an 8-0 run, which included six by Chalmers. Memphis led by as many as 10 in the final period.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Spurs (0-1) played their starters for two quarters, giving the Kings a chance to showcase their young second unit. Rookie De’Aaron Fox shined in the extra playing time, scoring a game-high 16 on 7 of 8 shooting from the field.The Kings (1-0) outscored the Spurs 23-16 in the fourth quarter.SPURS: Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Rudy Gay all sat out. … Patty Mills finished with 11 points and three assists in 17 minutes off the bench.KINGS: Skal Labissiere finished with 15 points, connecting on 7 of 10 shots. Buddy Hield added 12 points and four rebounds.UP NEXT: These teams are set to meet again Friday in San Antonio.NUGGETS 113, LAKERS 107Garry Harris scored 25 points in 21 minutes, Nikola Jokic added 16 and the Nuggets (2-0) defeated the Los Angeles Lakers.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Lakers (0-2) with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists. Lonzo Ball finished with eight points and four assists, but also had four turnovers in his second preseason game.NUGGETS: Paul Millsap finished with 11 points, two assists, two blocks and two steals.LAKERS: Julius Randall had a solid night with 12 points and 10 rebounds in just 23 minutes.UP NEXT: Lakers host the Nuggets again on Wednesday. Offseason trade acquisition Kyrie Irving had nine points, four rebounds and three assists, and free agent pickup Gordon Hayward added five points and five rebounds as the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 94-82 Monday night in the preseason opener for both teams.Rookie Jayson Tatum, the third overall pick in June’s draft, finished with nine points, five rebounds and four assists. Aron Baynes added 10 points and five rebounds and three assists for Boston. The Celtics also shot 11 of 31 from the 3-point line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We’re building a foundation,” Irving said. “We understand that a few other teams that we’re playing against, they’re starting from the bottom as well…For us, we gotta take advantage of games like this.”Dwight Howard, who was traded by Atlanta to Charlotte this summer, finished with seven points, 10 rebounds and six turnovers in his Hornets debut. Jeremy Lamb had 17 points. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES LaVar Ball pulling son LaMelo out of SoCal high school Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden on October 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Boston fans have been patiently waiting to get their first glimpse of the new era of Celtics basketball.They finally got it, and it revealed a team with a lot of upside.ADVERTISEMENT Jonathan Isaac led the Magic with 15 points, followed by Mario Hezonja with 12.MAGIC: Jonathon Simmons, Orlando’s biggest offseason pickup, had a couple of highlight-worthy dunks and scored nine points in his Magic preseason debut. …Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier each played 15 minutes, scoring eight points apiece.GRIZZLIES: With center Marc Gasol (sprained ankle) and forward JaMychael Green both sitting, coach David Fizdale experimented with a smaller lineup of Brandan Wright at center, Chandler Parsons at power forward, and James Ennis at small forward along with Wayne Selden and Mike Conley at the guard spots.UP NEXT: Orlando (0-1) is at Dallas on Thursday. Memphis (1-0) visits Philadelphia on Wednesday.MAVERICKS 106, BUCKS 104Jonathan Motley hit a layup with 4.1 seconds left to lift the Mavericks to a win over the Bucks. Motley scored all nine of his points in a fourth quarter that saw the Mavericks outscore the Bucks 31-20.Dallas’ starters were pulled after one quarter of action. Harrison Barnes was 4 of 6 from the field and had nine points. Dirk Nowitzki had five points in 10 minutes of action.Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 12 points, followed by John Henson with 11 points and four rebounds.BUCKS: Rashad Vaughn finished with 20 points for Milwaukee and missed a 30-footer at the buzzer. … Greg Monroe had 12 points and seven rebounds.MAVERICKS: Nerlens Noel played 15 minutes off the bench and had five points and two steals.UP NEXT: Bucks (0-1) host Indiana on Wednesday. Dallas hosts Chicago on Wednesday.KINGS 106, SPURS 100LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points in 16 minutes of action in the Spurs’ loss to the Kings in the preseason opener for both teams. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta, Brijesh Damani and Laxman Rawat on Saturday qualified for the semi-finals of the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club.In the quarter-finals, Advani blanked Siddharth Parikh 4-0, while Rawat got the better of Sourav Kothari with a 4-2 scoreline.Damani defeated Faisal Khan 4-2 while Mehta prevailed 4-3 over Kamal Chawla in a closely fought match that went the full distance.Advani was on top of his game against experienced campaigner Parikh who could do little as the 16-time world champion cueist completed a 4-0 whitewash.Rawat defeated Kolkata boy Sourav Kothari. After losing the first frame, Kothari raised hopes by taking the next two frames, but there was no stopping the Delhi cueist who won three frames consecutively.In the third quarter-final, Khan drew first blood but Damani won the next three. Khan fought back to take the fourth frame, but Brijesh convincingly won the sixth frame 101-04.The last quarter-final between Mehta and Chawla saw a see-saw battle with neither player conceding an inch. Mehta won the first frame but Chawla won the next two. Mehta came back strongly and won the next two frames but Chawla leveled the score winning the sixth frame. However, it was not his day as Mehta played fluently to pocket the decider 66-10.
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