“We’re bringing fans an all-access pass to TNT’s NASCAR Summer Series coverage this year. These deeper layers of access will provide fans with a look under the hood to some of the great personalities and teams in the sport and the level of teamwork and commitment it takes to be successful.”—Craig Barry, senior vice president and executive creative director, Turner Sports READ: Harvick’s late charge leads to 600 win ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned. READ: Post-Coca-Cola 600 Driver Reports READ: Kenseth, Johnson hopes wrecked in 600 TNT’s all-access pass will include behind-the-scenes content featuring a select driver and their team (one per week) throughout the NASCAR Summer Series along with special “off the track” segments and more.TNT will follow a driver and their team over the course of the entire week as they travel and prepare for the upcoming race, with coverage beginning when the driver leaves the previous track and continuing throughout the network’s next NASCAR Summer Series telecast. Featured drivers will include Denny Hamlin (Pocono), Brad Keselowski (Michigan), Juan Pablo Montoya (Sonoma) and Kurt Busch (Kentucky), among others. The all-access pieces will air weekly during the pre-race Countdown to Green Presented by Kelley Blue Book show.Additionally, TNT will televise a special feature each week highlighting a select driver away from the track. During the Pocono telecast, TNT will focus the spotlight on Dale Earnhardt Jr. TNT’s Ralph Sheheen and Earnhardt will talk racing and life outside of NASCAR while visiting with Earnhardt at his “Whiskey River” property including his “Car Graveyard.”Inside Trax will also return for another season and will showcase audio and video from select crew chiefs and teams during each race telecast.“We’re bringing fans an all-access pass to TNT’s NASCAR Summer Series coverage this year,” said Craig Barry, senior vice president and executive creative director, Turner Sports. “These deeper layers of access will provide fans with a look under the hood to some of the great personalities and teams in the sport and the level of teamwork and commitment it takes to be successful.”TNT, in its 31st consecutive year of exclusive NASCAR Summer Series coverage, will feature six consecutive races – Pocono (June 9), Michigan (June 16), Sonoma (June 23), Kentucky (June 30), Daytona (July 7) and New Hampshire (July 14). Each of the six races feature a diverse blend of tracks – ovals with three turns (Pocono); the first road race of the year (Sonoma); a long track (Michigan) and a short track (New Hampshire) – which have led to unpredictable outcomes. Over the last 14 races airing on TNT, dating back to 2010, there have been 14 different winners crossing the finish line.The network will return its marquee commentator crew with analysts Kyle Petty, Wally Dallenbach and Larry McReynolds joining play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander in the booth for each race. Alexander will also host the network’s 60-minute Countdown to Green presented by Kelley Blue Book pre-race show with Petty, Dallenbach and McReynolds. In addition, veteran reporters Ralph Sheheen, Marty Snider, Matt Yocum and Chris Neville will patrol pit road to bring viewers comprehensive coverage and access prior to and during each race.Fans engaging via social platforms during TNT’s NASCAR coverage are encouraged to use the hashtag #NASCARonTNT.TNT’s 2013 NASCAR Summer Series Schedule:(All Times Eastern)Sunday, June 9 Noon – 1 p.m. ETCountdown to Green presented by Kelley Blue Book1 – 4:30 p.m.Party in the Poconos 400 presented by Walmart (Pocono Raceway)Sunday, June 16Noon – 1 p.m. Countdown to Green presented by Kelley Blue Book1 – 4:30 p.m.Quicken Loans 400 (Michigan International Speedway)Sunday, June 232 – 3 p.m.Countdown to Green presented by Kelley Blue Book3 – 6:30 p.m.Toyota/SaveMart 350 (Sonoma Raceway)Saturday, June 296:30 – 7:30 p.m.Countdown to Green presented by Kelley Blue Book7:30 – 11 p.m.Quaker State 400 (Kentucky Speedway)Saturday, July 66:30 – 7:30 p.m.Countdown to Green presented by Kelley Blue Book7:30 – 11 p.m.Coke Zero 400 at Daytona powered by Coca-Cola (Daytona International Speedway)Sunday, July 14Noon – 1 p.m.Countdown to Green presented by Kelley Blue Book1 – 4:30 p.m.NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from New Hampshire (New Hampshire Motor Speedway)READ MORE: Network’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule to begin June 9 at Pocono Raceway The green flag is set to wave on TNT’s 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action with the network offering all-access coverage throughout the six-week NASCAR Summer Series beginning Sunday, June 9, at Pocono Raceway at 1 p.m. ET. READ: Pit crew key as Hamlin claws back
Read Full Story Applications for the Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowships in Ethics 2014-2015 are being accepted through Nov. 15. Applicants are invited from graduate students who are writing dissertations or are engaged in major research on topics in practical ethics, especially ethical issues in architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, public policy, and religion.The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics seeks applicants who have excelled in their fields of specialization, have demonstrated an interest in questions of value that cut across disciplinary boundaries, and who are likely to make significant contributions to teaching and scholarship in practical and professional ethics.Students should either be enrolled in a Harvard doctoral program; enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Harvard professional degree program that does not require a doctoral dissertation for an academic career (such as law or medicine); or a current Harvard affiliate who is engaged in postgraduate training or in appropriate graduate training at another school and has no academic or professional commitments in 2014-2015. Advanced students taking leaves of absence from one of these approved programs are also eligible. All course requirements and general examinations must be completed before the start of the fellowship year. Students taking a full or partial course load in either semester of the fellowship year are ineligible.Questions about the Graduate Fellowship Program can be directed to Erica Jaffe Redner at [email protected]
News DR Congo colonel Kibibi Mutware jailed for mass rape by: – February 21, 2011 Tweet 53 Views no discussions BBC News Share Share Share Sharing is caring! It is unusual for rape victims to be willing to testify in such large numbersA military court in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo investigating a case of mass rape has sentenced Lt Col Kibibi Mutware to 20 years in jail.He was found guilty of crimes against humanity for sending his troops to rape, beat up and loot from the population of Fizi on New Year’s Day.Forty-nine women came to testify in the court in in Baraka.The BBC’s Thomas Hubert says it is the first conviction of a commanding officer for rape in eastern DR Congo.Humanitarian agencies regularly cite government troops as the largest single group of perpetrators of widespread sexual violence in the Kivu region, says our reporter, who is in the town of Baraka, not far from Fizi.Sitting in a mobile court in Baraka, the military judges also sentenced three officers serving under Lt Col Kibibi to 20 years and five soldiers to between 10 and 15 years.Unusual testimoniesLt Col Kibibi Mutware is one of many former rebels who joined the army as part of peace agreements in 2009.More than 60 women were raped on 1 January in Fizi.Our reporter says it is unusual for such large numbers of victims in eastern DR Congo to be willing to testify against their rapists.Ahead of the verdict, many of them gathered at the rape victims’ centre in Fizi.“I was fleeing the violence but unfortunately I met four soldiers, ” a 29-year-old mother of five told the BBC about the events on New Year’s day. “They began to tear the pants I was wearing. They took my child from my arms and left him on the ground. Then they had sex with me.”In August 2010, rebel forces were accused of raping hundreds of women, girls, men and boys around the town of Luvungi.The UN recorded some 11,000 rapes in 2010 – the true figure is believed to be much higher.Our reporter says since January there have been other reports of sexual violence in an area where the Rwandan FDLR rebels are still active, 40km (about 25 miles) from Fizi.Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says it is planning to deploy a mobile clinic to the area on Monday after receiving credible reports of 30 new rapes last week.It says it has treated more than 70 victims of rapes in two similar incidents in the area between 19 January and 4 February.
Local magician Dylan Murray has been awarded two top awards at the International Runway Achievers And Recognition Awards in Dublin. The Rosses man took home top prizes in the ‘Magician Of The Year Award 2019’ category and also won the ‘Viral Video Of The Year Award’ at a red carpet event in the capital on Sunday. Speaking after winning the awards, Murray said: “I want to say a massive thank you to every one of you for taking the time to vote for me in the competition.“It’s very much appreciated and to all my followers for all of your continued support in my career going forward!”Local magician takes home two top prizes at International Awards in Dublin was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
The latest litter survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) has found Bundoran beach improving from ‘littered’ 12 months ago to ‘moderately littered’, alongside Killybegs harbour.While the majority of our towns are clean, our beaches and waterways are not, according to the study. Of the 42 areas surveyed across the country, only 1 in 6 were deemed ‘clean’, while 14% were classed as ‘littered’ or ‘heavily littered’.Beaches, harbours, rivers and their immediate environs were monitored by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce over the course of the summer. The An Taisce report for Bundoran stated “Much of the area surveyed in Bundoran presented well and was generally in good order with regard to litter. However, cigarette butts were pronounced and there was evidence of drinking with alcohol cans and bottles.‘Vote with Your Butt’ facility at the Life Guard Hut was being used. Marine based litter was not an issue at Bundoran. A broken and rusty litter bin close to the Tourist Office created a poor impression but the remainder of the bins were freshly presented.”The An Taisce report for Killybegs stated: “Killybegs wasn’t too bad with regard to land based regular litter but a feature along the pavement was litter left in the base of the street bins which had been removed – with a gust of wind these items will quickly blow about the ground and ultimately into the water.“Marine based litter items in the water included rope stuck in the rocks and fish boxes, mostly long-lie items. Some street cones were also to be found in the water.” The need for action around plastic pollution in the marine and aquatic environment is now well established. Worldwide, billions of kilos of disgarded plastic can be found in swirling convergences in the oceans, making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces.Recent studies have also highlighted the potential impact of marine litter on our climate, as plastic consumed by plankton may impair a key role of the ocean in trapping CO2 from our atmosphere.“Litter as we know it has acquired a wholly new importance for society,” says Mr Horgan. “This is especially true for an island like Ireland, where litter can readily wind its way to the sea irrespective of where it is dropped. When it comes to marine litter the sea starts at every household, street, green space and workplace.”The most common forms of litter found by the assessors were food wrappers, plastic bottles, cans and cigarette butts. New research has shown even a single butt can contaminate up to 200 litres of ground water. Fishing industry-related litter (e.g. nets, ropes, strapping bands, floats, etc.) occurred throughout almost all marine sites.Irish Business Against Litter has been conducting surveys of towns and cities since 2002 and has witnessed a spectacular rise in cleanliness over that period. This is the second year that the study has extended to coastal areas and waterways. “We have seen significant improvement year on year but will keep putting pressure on local authorities and others to give priority to these areas and support the work of the thousands of volunteers cleaning litter from our coastlines. There is no reason why they should not be as clean as our towns.”Improvement for ‘moderately littered’ Bundoran in IBAL survey was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bundoranibalKillybegslittersurvey
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Vermeer Corporation has added a new inline bale wrapper to its hay and forage equipment lineup. The Vermeer BW5500 bale wrapper is designed to give large volume hay operations and custom operators faster wrapping times and more operational control.“As you increase the number of bales wrapped each year, producers should consider moving from an individual wrapper to an inline wrapper,” said Vermeer Product Manager Josh Vrieze. “Not only can you wrap bales faster using an inline wrapper, but larger operations also save on plastic.”The BW5500 is equipped with a digital controller that allows the operator to set the desired amount of wraps on bales by adjusting hydraulic flow automatically to provide the right amount of wrap is used at all times. The easy-to-read LCD screen allows the operator to track data and determine the total number of bales wrapped.The BW5500 has three 30-inch (76.2-cm) pre-stretchers, compared to two pre-stretchers on competing models, allowing for faster wrapping and less frequent load cycles. A soft start feature progressively starts the movement of the hoop, which reduces machine wear and limits the potential for plastic film tearing on startup. There is also an optional remote control to let the operator start, stop or steer the bale wrapper remotely.To learn more about Vermeer Corporation, products, the dealer network and financing options, visit vermeer.com.
How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture rieva lesonsky Related Posts What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Not every tech startup enjoys the luxury of launching in Silicon Valley — or Silicon Alley, or Austin, Texas, or another high-tech hotspot.What’s the solution?Instead of waiting for someone to offer a helping hand, or packing up the U-Haul and moving across the counryy, try taking the entrepreneurial approach and turning your home town into a high-tech startup community. Brad Feld author of Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, says it can be done.Feld, who has over 20 years of experience as both an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor, is a co-founder of tech accelerator TechStars and knows whereof he speaks. He bases his book on the lessons he’s learned from 20 years in the vibrant startup community of Boulder, Colorado.Too often, though, cities trying to build high-tech startup communities make one or more key mistakes that keep their plans from reaching fruition. According to Feld, here are the six common problems that afflict — but don’t have to squelch — startup communities:1. The Patriarch Problem: Is your city’s startup infrastructure ruled by “old white guys”? If your ability to get funding depends on who you know, where you went to school and where you’ve worked, your city might be suffering from the Patriarch Problem. If funding is based solely on what you do, congratulations – you’re in a vibrant startup community. Getting beyond the patriarch problem is tough (in the worst case, you’ve got to wait for people to die), but can be done if enough leaders of the startup community decide they’re going to ignore the patriarchs and just keep doing what they’re doing.2. Capital Shortage: If you’re complaining about the shortage of local capital in your city, Feld’s got news for you: Entrepreneurs everywhere — yes, even in Silicon Valley — are complaining just as loudly about the same thing. “Let it go,” advises Feld. Instead, just keep doing what you’re doing, and if you do it well enough, you’ll attract capital from around the country.3. We’re From The Government, We’re Here To Help: While Feld acknowledges that government can provide some help in constructing and supporting startup communities, entrepreneurs who rely too heavily on government will go nowhere fast. “Government moves at a much slower pace than entrepreneurs,” Feld warns. Just keep doing what you’re doing — don’t wait for Uncle Sam.4. Do I Know You? A startup community that’s suspicious of newcomers is likely to die on the vine. “In Boulder, when someone new shows up in town, the entrepreneurs swarm them… to make the person feel welcome,” Feld writes. In contrast, if your city makes newbies “earn their way into the hierarchy,” you’re basically creating your own Patriarch Problem.5. Feeders Trying To Be Leaders: Feld identifies government, universities and venture capitalists as “feeders” who can help support an entrepreneurial ecosystem. The problem occurs when feeders try to be “leaders” and take charge of entrepreneurial growth. A successful entrepreneurial ecosystem must be led by entrepreneurs themselves, says Feld, who cautions that when feeders try to take charge of entrepreneurial growth, they typically slow it down with committees, initiatives and other photo ops that create a lot of noise but do nothing — essentially the antithesis of entrepreneurial behavior.6. Risk Aversion: Are you afraid of putting your time and effort into growing your own startup community — especially when you’re busy creating your own startup, too? You can’t create a startup environment without taking risks, says Feld. His advice: Jump right in and try stuff, but always set a time limit. If your effort doesn’t work out in that time frame, try something else. Trying — and even failing — without fear is a hallmark of a vibrant startup community.See a common thread here? “Just start doing stuff and keep doing it” is Feld’s entrepreneurial mantra. Startup Communities clearly conveys the contagious sense of energy, enthusiasm and possibility that’s at the heart of the most successful startup communities. Tags:#StartUp 101#Venture Funding China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … How to Get Started in China and Have Success
Australian skipper Aaron Finch is wary of a strong Indian one day international team ahead of the three-match series starting in Sydney on Saturday. India and Australia play the second and third ODIs in Adelaide and Melbourne respectively.Finch said Indian the batting is heavily reliant on its top-three and his team will be looking to exploit that weakness in the series. Finch said his side’s target will be to dismiss India’s top-three batsmen — Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli — cheaply.”Over the last 12 months Virat’s averaged 133, Shikhar 75, and Rohit 50; so there’s a lot of runs and balls faced from their top three. It’s important to get them as early as you can because once they get in, they score fast and they don’t seem to get out too easily,” said Finch on Friday.With the success of the top-order, the middle-order comprising MS Dhoni has not been tested enough.”Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Dhoni these guys that can all play their part as well. The top three are very important but you can’t just look at that otherwise there’s someone else that will catch you off-guard and get the job done as well,” said Finch.Like India, Australia will kick off their 2019 World Cup preparations in Sydney, albeit they have a Test series against Sri Lanka in between.’INDIA’S STRONG BOWLING ATTACK’When asked about Jasprit Bumrah’s absence, as the pacer has been rested for this series, Finch replied, “Bumrah has played a huge part for their one-day side, or all their sides. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is someone who has had success at all levels as well.advertisement”…The two spinners have played a huge role in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal over the last month as well. There’s no real weak links in their side. They’ve got an extra spin option in the squad with Jadeja, Kedar who can bowl some off-spin.”Bumrah has been replaced by Mohammad Siraj with others in the pace department including Khaleel Ahmed and Mohammad Shami.”They (India) have got left, right-arm, spin, leg-spin, off-spin, so they’ve got plenty of options… They play their own conditions very well but I think the amount of times they’re winning away from home in the shorter formats is a credit to them.”‘CHANCE FOR CAREY TO SHINE’The hosts announced their playing eleven for the series opener as per norm, with keeper-batsman Alex Carey set to open the batting with Finch. The batting runs deep with Glenn Maxwell at number seven.”It’s just an opportunity to see Alex play in a position he’s done quite bit in Big Bash and one-day cricket. He’s been shuffled around the order a bit in the last little while… we are trying to search for that process and right balance of the side.”We’ve got three games here which will be very tough then straight to India for five ODIs then Pakistan so that’s a very tough 13 games, then a few warm-up and practice games against New Zealand.”The absence of the suspended David Warner and Steve Smith has unsettled the Australian batting.”These are still best part of 18 games to get that right. While it would have been great to have a settled side for the last 12-18 months it’s still enough time to get it right and make sure come that World Cup that we are ready to go with a really balanced and settled side,” he said.Finch said that the ODI series is a chance for their batting line-up to start afresh after the collective failure in the previous outings.Australia have rested their own primary pacers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, with old-timer Peter Siddle returning to the side after a gap of eight years.”For Siddle to go away and work on the skills that he’s brought to the table over the last couple of years in Big Bash cricket is outstanding. He probably went with a real red-ball focus for a long time there and probably neglected the one-day skills.”Then to come back and have an eight-week period last year where he just focused on skills for the white ball and how quickly he improved was unbelievable,” Finch added.Also Read | Australia to sport retro look from 1986 for ODI series vs IndiaAlso Read | I won’t be seen around the scene once I am done: Virat Kohli on his post-retirement plans
Mauro Icardi delighted with PSG Champions League winnerby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauro Icardi is delighted to be off the mark for PSG.The Argentina striker hit the winner against Champions League opponents Galatasaray last night.”Sincerely, I’m very happy,” said Icardi. “Especially the match made by the team. “I am of course happy to have scored this goal that offers victory. We must continue to work for the future. “I am not yet 100%, but with a goal, the pain passes. I will try to recover and play the next match in the best possible way.”Icardi is on a straight loan at PSG from Inter Milan. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say