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Ty Dillon: Team owner put neck ‘out on the chopping board’ for me

first_imgLONG POND, Pa. – Ty Dillon was still smiling as he walked into the Pocono Raceway media center early Friday morning.The good vibes come after a near-miss winning in the Dover, Delaware, race last Sunday. Dillon led 27 laps – his previous best this season was three laps out front at Talladega (Alabama). And he held the point with 40 laps remaining before pit stop strategy mixed up the lineup and a massive pileup in overtime sealed his fate – a 14th-place finish.“We come down pit road and my pit crew brings us out first,” Dillon, 25, recalled. “That was pretty cool.  That was a really big win for them to beat a team that has won seven championships with a driver [Jimmie Johnson] who is the best there is here in NASCAR.  To come off pit road first for a team like ours at Germain Racing was huge. That was just big enough.“I just watched my brother (Ausin Dillon) win one (at Charlotte) on fuel mileage.  So, I was thinking, ‘Let’s back-to-back this thing, it could happen.’”RELATED: Ty Dillon: ‘We can run up front with the big boys’And while things are going well for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Dillon in the present, there remain questions about his Cup future – primarily, will he join his brother Austin at his grandfather, Richard Childress’ team in 2018?“You know that is not anything I’m prepared to talk about right now,” Dillon said. “My main focus is on Germain Racing. That is where I’m at and you know they have done a lot for me. … It’s definitely not my focus right now. I feel like now, I’ve gotten to where I want to be in the Cup Series and wherever my career goes from here it will go, but right now I’m focused on racing the No. 13 car for Germain Racing.”Dillon specifically reiterated his loyalty and gratitude to team owner Bob Germain.“Bob took a big chance on me,” Dillon said. “So, he is somebody that means a lot to me and this opportunity means a lot to me. So, that is special to me. When somebody puts their neck out on the chopping board for you, you always respect him.”Dillon looked confident and sounded optimistic on stage discussing his recent good fortune. He remains hopeful to be a part of the Sunoco Rookie of the Year championship mix and is ranked third among the five rookie candidates.Joe Gibbs Racing driver Daniel Suarez leads Furniture Row Racing’s Erik Jones, 147-130 in the rookie standings. Dillon is on Jones’ heels with 126 points. Corey LaJoie (98) and Gray Gaulding (94) round out the class.“I think we just had to prove it to ourselves and prove it to other people that we were a strong team,” Dillon said. “We did that for sure. We got out front, led quite a few laps, probably more than anybody imagined we would.”last_img read more

Happy Birthday, Duane Allman: Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, More Reflect On His Legacy [Videos]

first_imgButch Trucks Reflects On Duane Allman’s Lifelong Influence[Video: Music Masters Collective]Rest in Peace, Duane (and Butch).[Originally published 11/20/16] Today (November 19th) would have been the 74th birthday of late guitarist Duane Allman.With only 24 years of life, Duane Allman contributed a legacy beyond just co-founding the Allman Brothers Band. A true pioneer of slide guitar, and an avid session musician for many (including Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, and countless others), Duane was taken too soon in a motorcycle accident nearly fifty years ago.From Muscle Shoals to Capricorn Records, the southern-rock guitar hero brought his southern rock roots to the R&B scene on recordings like Wilson Pickett’s version of ‘Hey Jude’, Boz Scaggs’ ‘Loan Me A Dime’, and, most-notably, lays down the illustrious final solo in Derek and The Dominos ‘Layla’. No one played guitar like “Skydog” did.“He has had probably the greatest impact on my life of anyone I have ever known,” former ABB bandmate Butch Trucks told Live For Live Music in a 2015 interview. “Have you heard the story about the day he reached into me and turned me on? If it wasn’t for that moment of epiphany I would have spent my life teaching math in some high school. That’s ok, but I’ll take the life I’ve had any day. Duane was the type of person who, once you met him, changed you for the better. I’ve never met anyone so powerful and positive. I still, after 45 years, have dreams that I run into him somewhere. There is a piece of me that will never let him go.”Related: Duane Allman’s 1957 Gibson Les Paul Played On “Layla” Sells For $1.25 Million At AuctionIn memory of Duane Allman, hear some of these great stories on how he affected the lives of many…Jaimoe, Tommy Talton, & Scott Boyer Wish Duane Allman A Happy Birthday[Video: The Big House Museum]Dickey Betts on Duane Allman[Video: Devon Strolovitch]Muscle Shoals Session Drummers Roger Hawkins & David Hood Describe Duane Allman’s Early Days[Video: LuckieVideos] Boz Scaggs Talks Beginning Of The Allman Brothers Band[Video: moogisvideo]last_img read more

18-Month-Old Revived after Falling in Tennessee Pool

first_imgKNOXVILLE – Authorities are investigating after an 18-month-old boy nearly drowned in the backyard pool of a Northwest Knoxville residence Tuesday evening. The incident was reported shortly before 6 p.m. at a residence on the 1600 block of Sundrop Drive, according to an E-911 operator. The homeowner, who declined to give his name, said a friend had permission to use the in-ground pool while he and his wife were away at work. The friend apparently brought some other friends, as well as several children along. The victim fell into the pool without a flotation device, he said. An adult in the party pulled the child from the water and initiated CPR. The boy was breathing when Knoxville Fire Department and Rural/Metro ambulance crews arrived, KFD Capt. D.J. Corcoran said. A suction device was used to pull some remaining fluid from the child’s lungs, he said. The boy was transported by ambulance to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. A Knoxville Police Department investigator, as well as a state Department of Children’s Services official, also responded to the scene. More details as they develop online and in Wednesday’s News Sentinel.last_img read more

New psychology research sheds light on motivations to engage in infidelity

first_imgShare Share on Facebook LinkedIn “However, until now we hadn’t had access to a population that was specifically using an online website for that behavior. After publishing some previous work on motivations to engage in infidelity, the opportunity to collect data from a sample of folks currently seeking an extradyadic partner presented itself, and we jumped at the chance.”In the study, 545 members of, a popular website for those interested in having extra-marital affairs, completed a brief anonymous online survey regarding their motivations to engage in infidelity and other factors. The majority of the participants (81%) reported they were male and the average age was 48.89 years.Unsurprisingly, those who indicated that their primary partner did not adequately meet their needs were more likely to report seeking a secondary partner because they had “fallen out of love.”“One of the things that we found to be most prevalent in the data was that the secondary partner (or ‘the other woman/man’) was not as big of an influence or motivation to cheat as the ‘real world’ might lead us to believe. The biggest influence/motivation to cheat was dissatisfaction in the primary relationship, especially for males. However, greater sociosexuality (i.e., more comfort with casual sex) was very influential for both males and females,” the researchers told PsyPost.The researchers found that participants who were younger and had greater Christian identification were more likely to report seeking an affair to “get back” at their steady partner.Women and those who reported lower relationship satisfaction were more likely to report an interest in infidelity because they felt neglected. Participants who were pursuing a secondary partner because they wanted more frequent sex tended to be male, have an unrestricted sociosexual orientation, greater Christian identification, and less satisfaction with their primary partner.“We are both very interested in what happens next. For example, how does someone engage in infidelity and also attempt to continue the current primary relationship simultaneously? We expect to examine this behavior through cognitive dissonance theory, and are really interested in the magnitude of aversion that might be experienced, the dissonance reduction strategies that people might use, and whether they have to keep re-using those strategies over and over,” Hackathorn and Ashdown said.The researchers initially recruited 2,030 paying members of the website. However, 1,485 participants were excluded from the study because they were not using the website to cheat.“The website is a dating website. Due to the hack that happened a couple of years ago, we began our study under the faulty assumption that it was a ‘cheating’ website — and of course some of that came from their slogan ‘Life is short, have an affair.’ How shocked were we to find out that a clear majority of the participants who completed our study were just in it for dating – not infidelity? Some of them were really angry about our assumption too,” Hackathorn and Ashdown said.The study, “The Webs We Weave: Predicting Infidelity Motivations and Extradyadic Relationship Satisfaction“, was published online on April 6, 2020. New research published in The Journal of Sex Research provides insights into factors associated with emotional and sexual motivations for infidelity. The findings indicate that one of the most consistent predictors is dissatisfaction with the primary partner.Satisfaction with the secondary “cheating” partner, on the other hand, is a less consistent predictor.“We have always been interested in the motivations to engage in infidelity,” said study authors Jana Hackathorn and Brien K. Ashdown, an associate professor at Murray State University and associate professor at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, respectively.center_img Email Share on Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Saudis report 8 MERS cases; 2nd US patient released

first_imgSaudi Arabia reported eight more MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) cases yesterday and today, three of them causing no symptoms, and Florida officials announced today that the second US MERS patient has been released from an Orlando hospital.The Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) said five earlier MERS patients have died. The new cases and fatalities raised the country’s MERS count to 537 cases and 173 deaths.The latest confirmed cases include 3 in Riyadh, 3 in Jeddah, 1 in Medina, and 1 in Taif. All four cities have had other cases recently, and Jeddah and Riyadh have been the leading MERS hot spots this spring.All but one of the new case-patients are men, and their age range is fairly narrow: 31 to 52 years. Along with the three asymptomatic patients, four patients are in stable condition and one is being treated in an intensive care unit, the MOH said.Five patients—3 in Jeddah and 2 in Riyadh—had contact with other MERS patients. But in line with recent practice, the MOH did not say whether any of them are healthcare workers (HCWs).The five patients who died as a result of MERS cases that were reported earlier were in Mecca, Jeddah, Riyadh, Tabuk, and Taif.One of the cases reported yesterday involved a 37-year-old man who was hospitalized in Jeddah on May 9 and was discharged from the hospital on May 17, against medical advice. He is currently in stable condition and isolated at home, the MOH said.That case echoed one reported May 17, in which a 36-year-old Medina man was hospitalized on May 13 but was discharged against medical advice on the 15th. A day later he was admitted to another hospital.Florida patient out of hospitalAlso today, a Florida man who had the second US MERS case has recovered and been released from the hospital, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Orange County announced today. He was treated at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando.The DOH said the man has tested negative for the virus, as have all his HCW and household contacts.The patient, age 44, is a health worker who has been living and working in Saudi Arabia. He first had symptoms on May 1 during the first leg of a trip from Jeddah to Orlando. He was hospitalized at Dr. P. Phillips on May 9.Officials have said the Florida man’s case is not linked to the first US case, involving another American HCW who was living and working in Saudi Arabia. He left Riyadh on Apr 24 to visit relatives in Indiana. On Apr 28 he was hospitalized in Munster, Ind.; where he subsequently recovered and was discharged on May 10.On May 17 US officials reported that an Illinois business associate of the Indiana patient apparently caught the virus from him, heralding the first secondary MERS case in the country. The Illinois man had only mild cold-like symptoms, but he tested positive for MERS-CoV antibodies. He had met with the Indiana man on two successive days in late April.More info on second Dutch caseIn other news, the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 16 offered a few new details on the Netherlands’ second MERS case, in a Dutch woman who traveled to Saudi Arabia with a Dutchman who contracted the virus before she did. The two, described as close relatives, shared a hotel room during their 2-week trip.The woman is 73 years old and had preexisting health conditions, the WHO said. She had her first symptoms, including breathing difficulties, on May 5 in Mecca. On returning home on May 10, she had mild respiratory symptoms and fever but did not seek medical care.But she was evaluated and tested in the course of the contact investigation sparked by her companion’s case, which led to a preliminary finding that she is infected, the WHO said. The agency said she is in stable condition with fever and mild respiratory symptoms and is hospitalized in isolation.Imported health workers and exported MERS casesIn other developments, a Reuters story yesterday said the number of foreign HCWs working in Saudi Arabia has soared in recent years, increasing the risk of exportation of MERS cases from the kingdom to other countries, as has been seen with the first two US cases.The story said recruiters and people who work in Saudi hospitals estimate that about 15% of doctors in Saudi Arabia are American or European and about 40% of nurses are Filipino or Malaysian.The country is building hundreds of hospitals and scrambling to staff them with qualified personnel, according to Reuters. Recruiters said foreign healthcare professionals who take jobs in the country typically receive free transportation home, housing, and 10 weeks of paid vacation per year.Recruiting firms told Reuters that the MERS situation has had almost no impact on HCWs’ willingness to work in Saudi Arabia.Meanwhile, the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe predicted in a May 15 MERS update that cases will probably continue to be exported from the Middle East to other countries, including those in Europe. But it also said that the risk of spread of MERS-CoV in countries receiving such cases remains low.See also: May 19 Saudi MOH statement on new casesMay 18 Saudi MOH statement on new casesMay 19 Florida DOH statementMay 16 WHO statement on second Dutch caseMay 18 Reuters story about foreign HCWs in Saudi ArabiaMay 16 WHO Europe update on MERSlast_img read more

Scenes From LAHS End Of School Check Out Day

first_imgThe check-out process is choreographed for success and this photo shows the route students take in their cars through the campus to maintain social distancing at all times through the various stations to complete the check-out process. Monday is Senior Day, Tuesday is students A-C, Wednesday is students H-O, and Thursday is students P-Z for the check-out process. Photo by John McHale/ Station #10 is for Seniors to pick up their cap and gowns. Photo by John McHale/ Station #11 is for Seniors to pick up their advisement folders. Photo by John McHale/ This station picks up contents from each student’s hall locker. Photo by John McHale/ The contents of each locker was collected and placed in bags marked with the student’s name, locker number and the bag stored in Smith Auditorium in alphabetical order for fast retrieval. Photo by John McHale/ Los Alamos High School seniors line up in their cars Monday afternoon in the Duane Smith Auditorium parking lot to begin the end-of-year check-out with strict COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Photo by John McHale/ The final station is for students to clean out their PE lockers. Photo by John McHale/ Station #6 is the drop off location for library books. A worker signs off that this station was completed successfully. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comcenter_img At this station a name tag is affixed to the windshield with the student’s name as the check-out begins. Photo by John McHale/ The check-out process begins at the check-in station in front of Smith Auditorium. Photo by John McHale/ Station #3 is the drop off location for Chromebook and chargers. Photo by John McHale/ Stations 7-8 is for instrument and choir item returns. Photo by John McHale/ Station #9 is to pay any fees owed to the school. Photo by John McHale/ This is a fun station to get cheers and a topper flag. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Derivative values: September 2009

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UK provides further support to CDB Special Development Fund for COVID-19 recovery

first_img The Special Development Fund is CDB’s largest pool of concessionary funds, which are used to address poverty and human development challenges throughout the Caribbean region. The UK is already the largest bilateral donor to the region and is the second largest contributor to the Special Development Fund. This new announcement follows CDB having recently successfully met agreed upon performance targets. You may be interested in… · As part of its wider response to COVID-19 in the region, DFID Caribbean is also reallocating resources from its £400 million development programme to help tackle the crisis and support countries that are most at risk. Notes to editors · The Special Development Fund is CDB’s largest pool of concessionary funding, offering loans on “softer” terms than those that are applied in CDB ordinary operations, i.e. longer maturities/grace periods and lower interest rates. In 2018, CDB disbursed $33.6 million worth of loans and $15.3 million worth of grants from St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 15, 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC (United Kingdom in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Press Release) The Government of the United Kingdom recently approved a £4.5 million contribution to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Special Development Fund to be used to support countries in the region with their COVID-19 recovery. Oct 16, 2020 · This tangible demonstration of the UK’s commitment to the Caribbean Development Bank and to the Caribbean – which includes many Commonwealth countries – will help beneficiary countries to further resuscitate their economies in these challenging times. This support also follows recent announcements of the UK contributing £3 million to the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) for the provision of essential medical supplies in the region and a further £2 million to the World Food Programme and others to scale up assistance for the most vulnerable households and to counter domestic violence against women and children. “The UK Government is proud to support our Caribbean friends and partners in these challenging times and, in particular, of the excellent work being delivered through CDB’s concessional Special Development Fund, which targets those most in need. We are delighted to approve this further funding to help Caribbean countries better cope with the COVID-19 crisis, mitigate the wider social and economic impacts and protect the most vulnerable. This support complements the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund (UKCIF) which is already supporting critical infrastructure developments across the region”. UK Minister for the Caribbean Baroness Sugg said: center_img · DFID leads the UK’s work to help to tackle the global challenges of our time and is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world. · The objective of UKCIF is to build high quality infrastructure – roads, ports, sea defences and other public assets – which will provide a boost to economic growth, help reduce poverty and increase inclusion for marginalised groups, including people with disabilities. UKCIF is operational in eight ODA-eligible Commonwealth Caribbean countries (above) and Montserrat (an Overseas Territory of the UK). CDB, PAHO launch virtual course, providing everyone with psychological first aid skills after disaster(CDB Press Release) – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has launched the virtual course in psychological first aid in disaster management in the Caribbean. The course aims to equip volunteers, first responders and persons in the community with the skills to provide the…October 8, 2019In “Associate Member States”CDB to provide US$3M for equipment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic“With the disruption of supply chains, increased demand, and soaring prices, the Caribbean Development Bank will purchase personal protective equipment in bulk to achieve greater value for money and certainty of supply to frontline helpers who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.” CDB Vice-President (Operations), Monica La Bennett. (Caribbean Development Bank…April 7, 2020In “CARICOM”CDB makes US$140M available to counter COVID-19 pandemic, other disasters“The US$140 million allocation is the first of a package of assistance that CDB is developing to assist our Borrowing Member Countries to cope with COVID-19. Our financing and technical assistance, during this period, will be directed mainly towards the most vulnerable within our societies and give the highest priority…April 3, 2020In “Business”Share this on WhatsApp CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak As part of its wider response to COVID-19 in the region, the UK is also supporting a range of other partners such as the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) with COVID-19 modelling and surveillance. And globally, the UK Government has committed £774 million to support efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, find a vaccine and save lives around the world. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… The £330 million UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund (UKCIF), implemented through the Caribbean Development Bank, is supporting 15 major infrastructure projects in the region. In light of COVID-19, UKCIF projects are becoming vitally important as a source for employment, supporting sector developments and facilitating medium-term economic recovery in the region. Oct 16, 2020 the SDF1 to address the most significant development challenges in the region. These challenges included the region’s particular vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, and the SDF played a key role in building countries’ resilience to this, reflected in 2017 when the majority of SDF loans were used to assist recovery efforts following damage caused by extreme rainfall events and Hurricanes Irma and Maria2. · The UK has pledged £200 million to help global organisations and charities tackle coronavirus in vulnerable countries. This includes £130 million for UN appeals, including £65 million for the World Health Organization (WHO); £50 million for International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals; and £20 million for international NGOs, including UK charities, to tackle the virus. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 15, 2020 · The UK is leading international efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine. We provided £250 million of UK aid to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine, the biggest donation of any country.last_img read more

Linde in world-first specialty gases accreditation

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Air Liquide pursues investments in tech start-ups

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