Darius Rucker, NFL Pro Bowlers headline presenters at NASCAR Awards

first_imgWith NASCAR set to kick off Champion’s Week festivities in Nashville, Tennessee, this week, the final list of presenters for Thursday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards has been announced — and it’s got a little bit of Nashville flair.The group of highly respected celebrities ranges from NFL superstars to country music standouts to performers of the highest level on both the screen and in the squared circle.RELATED: Full Champion’s Week schedule | TV scheduleHeisman Trophy winner and four-time NFL Pro Bowler for the Tennessee Titans Eddie George will be on hand, along with former Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler and his TV personality wife, Kristin Cavallari.Fellow local professional athletes in Nashville Predators captain Roman Josi and teammate/Olympic gold medalist Matt Duchene are also set to present. WWE superstar and four-time World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus will also be on hand to dish out awards.Three-time Grammy winner and multi-platinum selling country superstar Darius Rucker will make an appearance, as well as multi-talented singer/songwriters Frankie Ballard, Clare Bowen, Danielle Bradbery and Lee Brice.RELATED: Darius Rucker to perform at Daytona 500Previously, it was announced that Cassadee Pope will be the event co-host alongside NASCAR on NBC’s Rutledge Wood for the highly anticipated year-end awards televised on NBCSN. Singer/songwriters Cole Swindell and Chris Janson are also set to perform.For a full schedule of Champion’s Week events, go to https://championsweek.nascar.com/.last_img read more

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The Rolling Stones Perform “Ride ‘Em On Down” With Gary Clark Jr. At Gillette Stadium [Watch]

first_imgThe Rolling Stones continued the rescheduled North American summer leg of their No Filter Tour over the weekend with a performance at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Sunday. Five songs into their packed stadium show last night, the rock band welcomed tour opener and noted guitarist Gary Clark Jr. to help them perform “Ride ‘Em On Down”, an old tune originally penned by Eddie Taylor which was featured on the band’s 2016 Grammy-winning blues covers album, Blue & Lonesome.Related: The Rolling Stones Bust Out First “Mercy, Mercy” Cover In 50 Years At Maryland’s FedExFieldMick Jagger briefly introduced the song before guitarist Ronnie Wood launched the rest of the band into old blues tune with its opening riff. Jagger took the opening verse, while Clark stepped up to the mic to handle lead vocal duties on the second. As for the solo portion of the song, both Wood and Clark exchanged leads while treating the fans to a storm of distorted notation capable of lifting any rock fan out of their seats.Watch the sit-in performance of “Ride ‘Em On Down” from Sunday’s show below.The Rolling Stones feat. Gary Clark Jr. – “Ride ‘Em On Down” – 7/7/2019[Video: Thomas Konan]The remainder of the Sunday show featured performances of “Sympathy For the Devil”, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, “Honky Tonk Women”, and “Paint It Black”, just to name a few. The tour is scheduled to head south with their rescheduled performance in New Orleans, LA with a show at The Superdome on July 14th. The upcoming performance in “The Big Easy” was initially supposed to take place in the spring during Jazz Fest prior to Jagger’s heart surgery which set the tour back a few months.Head to the band’s website for tickets and upcoming tour info.Setlist: The Rolling Stones | Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, MA | 7/7/2019Set: Street Fighting Man, It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It), Tumbling Dice, She’s So Cold, Ride ‘Em On Down* (Eddie Taylor cover), Play With Fire, Dead Flowers, Sympathy For The Devil, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Honky Tonk Women, Slipping Away, Before They Make Me Run, Miss You, Paint It Black, Midnight Rambler, Start Me Up, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Brown SugarEncore: Gimme Shelter, (I Can’t Get No) SatisfactionNotes:* featuring Gary Clark Jr,last_img read more

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Can Am Police & Fire Games Add EMS Skills Component

On July 16, for the first time in its 37-year history, the Can Am Police and Fire Games held an EMS skills competition as part of its bi-annual event. Held at the York County, Penn., Fire School, teams were presented with a simulated carbon monoxide poisoning incident.Based on the JEMS Games clinical competition held annually at the EMS Today Conference & Exposition, teams responded to the incident in an ambulance, identified and answered questions about a hazardous material, entered the building and performed an initial rescue of the victim. Teams were then challenged to properly manage the airway of the victim. The scene then became “hazardous” and the teams were forced to egress the building with their victim.Once outside, the patient became pulseless and the teams ran a cardiac arrest scenario, ensuring high-quality CPR was performed, appropriate electrical therapies were administered, and proper medications were given at the right time. Once the patient was stabilized, they were transported back to the start/finish line.Teams were timed for the event, but in the end, it was the quality of care they administered that ultimately determined the winners. All three teams performed admirably and the judges, seasoned paramedics guided by an EMS medical director who was himself a paramedic, took great care in their scoring task.The gold medal was won by the team from Queen Anne’s County, Md., Department of Emergency Services. JEMS has offered them an invitation to compete in the 2015 JEMS Games in Baltimore, Md., and will waive the registration fee.The silver medal was earned by the team from the New York City Fire Department, Bureau of EMS. Performing in their usual professional yet entertaining style, they were definitely a crowd favorite.Taking the bronze medal was the team from Sussex County, Del.The medals were presented by the families of three York County paramedics who died during the time preparations were being made to host the 2014 Can Am Games. Bruce Bowen, Ed Sneeringer and Mike Eshbach, who all worked for Medic 102 of York Memorial Hospital, were great paramedics, great mentors and, most of all, great friends to EMS personnel throughout York County and other areas where they worked. The teams attended a short memorial service for our lost brothers.Also on hand were members of the organizing committee of the 2016 Can Am Police and Fire Games, to be held in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. They intend to build on what the York County crew has started. EMS events will be a part of the schedule when the Games head north of the border in two years. read more

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Manhunt subject’s ID revealed by Jefferson sheriff’s office

first_img Jefferson County deputies captured Christian David Rockwell, 39, on a levee off Highway 365, east of Fannett, on Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcement had been searching for Rockwell since late morning in the vicinity of Hillebrandt Bayou, after a vehicle had run off the roadway into water and the sole occupant, described only as a white male, had fled the scene.Jefferson authorities said Rockwell, captured by deputies about three hours later, was held Thursday on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, speeding, failure to stop and render aid, failure to maintain single lane and driving with no driver’s license.His bond was set at a total of $26,100. He remained in the county jail Thursday. Deputies had searched the area after recovering the vehicle. The license plate initially indicated the car had been taken during a Wednesday morning robbery in Bridge City. Police there said the suspect was believed to be armed and dangerous, and a county helicopter and Port Arthur Police K-9 unit joined in the search for the suspect.Using the Southeast Texas Alerting Network, warning was sent to area residents about the search and seeking information about the suspect.Late Wednesday, the Jefferson Sheriff’s Office said a suspect was in custody but withheld his name pending an investigation by Bridge City Police into the robbery, but police did not return repeated calls Wednesday and Thursday about the reported robbery.Rockwell was initially held on an Orange County justice of the peace warrant. By Ken Stickneyken.stickney@panews.comA Nederland man was named in connection with Wednesday’s manhunt in rural Jefferson County, a statement from the Sheriff’s Office revealed Thursday.last_img read more

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‘8 Simple Rules’ author, SM East grad Bruce Cameron returns to KC promoting latest book

first_imgAuthor Bruce Cameron was greeted at Rainy Day Books by SM East classmates Valerie Bordy (L) and Susan Householter Winters. Photo provided by T. Rooker.SM East grad Bruce Cameron says he had “always been a writer” – even before the rest of the world acknowledged it. Now his series of books centered on dogs or daughters have established him in the literary world.Cameron returned to his northeast Johnson County roots this weekend with a book signing at Rainy Day Books in Fairway for his latest book, “The Dogs of Christmas.” Growing up, Cameron lived at times in Roeland Park, Prairie Village, Fairway and Mission Hills.He first drew the attention of a reading public with an online humor column that had 50,000 readers at its peak. That caught the attention of a literary agent which landed him as a local columnist for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and from there to syndication.During his 15 years working in finance for General Motors, he also had been writing books, nine of which remain unpublished, but it was the 10th that sold: “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter,” which also became the basis for a television series.Besides his experience as father to teenage girls, Cameron also has focused his writing on dogs. “I’ve always been a big fan of dogs. Human beings are messy and flawed. But, you can’t find a dog that isn’t happy.” The newest book is the latest in a line of canine-centered books starting with “A Dog’s Purpose.”As for his writing process, Cameron, who now lives in Los Angeles,  says that his is anything but a disciplined approach: “It is very much like the running of the bulls.”last_img read more

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Road stretch continues to Minnesota

first_imgRoad stretch continues to MinnesotaMatt MeadMarch 26, 2009Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIncluding two-straight wins at Indiana to start the Big Ten season, the Minnesota softball team went 5-1 during spring break to improve its record to 19-18 on the season. All six of MinnesotaâÄôs games over spring break were on the road, and this weekend the Gophers continue their road play when they travel to West Lafayette, Ind., for two games with Purdue. Minnesota has not played a home game since Feb. 15 during the Minnesota Softball Metrodome Classic, which was not even played in its home facility âÄì Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. A huge reason for the Gophers success during spring break was the play of senior pitcher Briana Hassett, who claimed a 4-1 record and a stellar .081 earned run average during that time and was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week. “Briana did a tremendous job for Minnesota softball last week,” Gophers co-head coach Lisa Bernstein said. “She threw the ball extremely well, mixed all of her pitches effectively, and weâÄôre really proud of her effort.âÄù For the week, Hassett allowed just nine hits and an opponent batting average of .102, while striking out 52 batters in 26.0 innings pitched âÄì an average of two strikeouts per inning. Hassett also held Indiana to a total of three hits, while fanning 25 Hoosiers batters in 14 innings on the mound. The Eagan, Minn., native has struck out a career-high 278 batters this season to lead all of NCAA Division I softball, well ahead of TroyâÄôs Ashlyn Williams âÄì who ranks second with 216 strikeouts. Boasting 18 of MinnesotaâÄôs 19 wins this season, Hassett is also second in the nation in wins. A second-team all-Big Ten selection last season, Hassett currently leads the Big Ten in wins (18), appearances (33), games started (29), complete games (22), shutouts (12), innings pitched (184 1/3), and strikeouts (278). While she said the recent accolades and statistical successes have been nice, Hassett said she was not expecting them coming into this season. âÄúIt happened kind of naturally,âÄù she said. I think its my style of pitching.âÄù But Hassett did say that the honors have been a pleasant surprise. âÄúItâÄôs pretty cool, but you have to make sure you stay focused,âÄù Hassett said. âÄúItâÄôs a good surprise, but it still comes down to the wins.âÄù The Gophers will need Hassett to stay consistent in order to continue their hot-streak throughout the Big Ten season, which continues this weekend against the Boilermakers (16-8 overall, 2-0 Big Ten). âÄúThe Big Ten is a tough conference, anything can happen,âÄù Hassett said. Purdue returns 14 letter winners from the 2008 team that earned the first NCAA Tournament berth and victory in program history, and is currently riding a four-game win-streak. The Boilermakers kicked off its 2009 campaign by doing something no other Purdue softball team had before, topping No. 4 UCLA 2-1 on Feb. 7. Prior to the contest against the Bruins, the Boilermakers were 0-18 against top-5 teams in program history. âÄúPurdue is a great team,âÄù Hassett said. âÄúWe beat them in the Big Ten tourney last year, so we know they will come out hungry.âÄùlast_img read more

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Living in the Upside Down…

first_imgWho will replace these brands in the retail parks of the future? Find out more: Q1 figures signal potential decline of out-of-town retailSource: shutterstock credit jevanto productions 776211748The question is: what do landlords replace them with? Unlike the provincial high street, which has seen boutique independent retailers absorb some, if not all, of the space vacated, retail parks are dominated by chains, and often the most vulnerable ones to boot.Hammerson’s retail parks have already seen a bigger dip in performance than any other part of its portfolio, albeit not a huge one – or one that is likely to be top of mind for Hammerson at the moment. This Monday marks the ‘put up or shut up’ deadline for a bid from Klépierre. The feeling is that it is unlikely to be able to offer much more than the 635p a share offer that was rebuffed this week, but you never know. Who could have predicted this time last year that Hammerson and intu would attempt to hook up or Unibail-Rodamco and Westfield?The retail landscape is going to look very different in 12 months’ time, I suspect, as is the residential sector. So many big London schemes are hitting obstacles at the moment. Rob Tincknell’s departure from Battersea Power Station Development Company is the latest evidence of upheaval in London’s high-end residential market.Then there’s the Silvertown Partnership, which has struggled to find funders for its £3.5bn scheme and is now contemplating offloading the site, possibly to Indian conglomerate Essel Group, which describes the cultural centre at the heart of its vision as having ‘the potential to help resolve human conflicts of modern times’.Now, that would be quite something, but in this upside-down world, stranger things have happened… Not only are we facing the prospect of a Cold War escalating into a real one just as we were in the ‘80s when the series is set, we are also having to contend with all sorts of other new realities and inversions of the normal.Consider the topsy-turvy events this week. The same day we woke up to the news that if missiles were fired into Syria, the Russians would target not just the missiles but their launch sites, prompting even more frightening counter-threats from Trump, we also heard the more prosaic, but equally upside-down news that after years in the doldrums, Tesco has returned to profit under Dave Lewis.It was a rare piece of good retail news. Elsewhere in the sector, there was yet more doom and gloom as another former retail heavyweight was laid low in the form of Mothercare, which is reportedly considering a CVA that could lead to the closure of a third of its stores.Who next? Actually, ‘who’s left?’ is probably a better question. At the rate retailers are currently entering into CVAs, there won’t be any major chains left this time next year, and it won’t be the provincial high streets that are hit this time – they have already had to reinvent themselves – it will be the major high streets, out-of-town shopping centres and, as we report, the once impervious retail park.If ever there was a picture worth a thousand words, it is the one we have used to illustrate our analysis. Half the brands pictured are either no more or in deep doo-doo.last_img read more

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BOC engages future generations

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CCSL reaches biogas milestone in Germany

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