Kyle Busch lands sponsorship deal for No. 51 truck

first_imgBusch, who competed in three truck series events last season, will expand his schedule in 2013 in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra, beginning with the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 22. “I’ll be starting the season off with a triple at Daytona, which gives me the opportunity to try and collect three milestone wins for Toyota — their 100th truck series win on Friday night, their 75th Nationwide Series win on Saturday and their 50th Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday,” Busch said. “I was able to get Toyota’s first Cup Series victory back in 2008 and that was pretty special. Hopefully we can add a few milestone victories for them at Daytona to start the season and many more across all three series in the years to come.” The rest of Busch’s truck series schedule: Kansas Speedway, April 20; Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 17; Dover International Speedway, May 31; Kentucky Speedway, June 27; Michigan International Speedway, Aug. 17; Bristol Motor Speedway, Aug. 21; Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 13; Texas Motor Speedway, Nov. 1; Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 15. Toyota Care is the maintenance plan that comes free with the purchase or lease of a new Toyota. Of Busch’s 30 victories in the truck series, 24 have come in Toyotas, the most by any driver for the Japanese automaker. Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Wednesday that it has secured a 10-race sponsorship deal with Toyota Care for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season. FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photoscenter_img Toyota Care to be primary backer in 10 races in 2013last_img read more

Fibermark helps Ani DiFranco’s Evlolve CD Earn Grammy

first_imgAni DiFranco’s latest CD, Evolve, just won a 2004 Grammy for the Best Recording Package. This innovative package, constructed of FiberMark’s Skivertex® Alloy®, expresses and elevates brand image with a feel and visual depth that invites interaction. This duplex material combines strength and rigidity with the high-impact aesthetics needed to create an award-winning package.This distinctive design comes as no surprise to Ani DiFranco’s loyal fans, who recognize packaging as an important extension of the artist’s vision. The CD was co-art directed by Ani DiFranco and Brian Grunert.“In its look and feel, this material is key in designing a package that expresses the unique qualities of Ani’s music,” said Grunert. “Not only is it eye-catching on the shelf, but it invites people to touch the package, pick it up, examine it, and hopefully take it home with them.”The closed Evolve CD uses an outer slipcase with a crisp, modern look that contrasts with the natural, organic look of the cover image, which is embossed onto the inner package. The slipcase material is a striking metallic blue color with a subtle pattern that appears to change in luster as the package is moved. This specialized look is created by using FiberMark’s Skivertex Alloy embossed with a Brush finish. The artist’s name and the track list are flat-foil stamped directly onto the material and a custom die cut is intricately crafted to outline the striking cover image and the letters of the album name.Final winners of the Grammy Awards were announced on February 8th, 2004. GRAMMY Awards are awarded by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, In. Established in 1957, it is an organization of musicians, producers and other recording professionals and is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers.FiberMark (www.fibermark.com(link is external)) offers inventive packaging materials that express and elevate brands with a feel and visual depth that invites interaction. FiberMark combines colors, finishes, and special techniques to create depth and feel – the results are a limitless array of packaging design possibilities. FiberMark material design specialists work with creative teams to develop packaging that captures a brand’s personality and conveys distinct quality and uniqueness to consumers. Versatility, durability, and sales-driving impact make FiberMark the ultimate medium for packaging and collateral materials. FiberMark (FMK: AMEX) crafts specialty fiber-based materials through its U.S. and European facilities, with attention to the specialized material and service needs of its global customers.last_img read more

Blackjewel ignores Kentucky law, coal miners’ paychecks bounce

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Lexington Herald Leader:A coal company that wrote cold checks to several hundred Kentucky miners had not posted a bond to cover the cost of paying its workers, as required by state law.Blackjewel LLC should have posted the bond, but it didn’t, said Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary David A. Dickerson.“If Blackjewel had complied with state law, there could have been money in place to cover the miners’ last two paychecks,” said Sam Petsonk, a West Virginia attorney representing former Blackjewel miners in an effort to get them paid.Failing to post the bond was among several ways Blackjewel ignored regulatory obligations, Petsonk said.“That obligation protects the interests of the workers and the public at large — interests that are harmed by the nonpayment of wages, taxes, and benefits,” Petsonk said.About 1,100 miners in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia lost their livelihoods when Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy July 1 and abruptly shut down operations. Dozens of those workers formed a blockade across a CSX train tack on Monday to stop a train moving coal from a Blackjewel mine in Harlan County. They allowed locomotive engines with no cargo to pass Wednesday afternoon before re-blocking the track.“Following productive discussions with local stakeholders, the demonstrators agreed to briefly withdraw allowing a CSX crew to safely retrieve two locomotives from the blocked coal train so that we could continue serving other customers,” CSX said in a statement. “We continue to monitor the situation and are hopeful that a quick resolution can be reached.”More: This law protects Kentucky coal miners from cold paychecks. Blackjewel ignores Kentucky law, coal miners’ paychecks bouncelast_img read more

Quick Hits | Outdoor News January 2019

first_imgWoman completes Triple Crown of hiking in a single yearWhen Heather “Anish” Anderson’s boots touched the ground in Grants, New Mexico this November, it marked the first time a woman had completed the triple crown of hiking in a year. In just over 8 months and nearly 8,000 miles, Anderson walked the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail in a single calendar year. No stranger to hiking, Anderson is a three-time triple crowner and holds the self-supported thru-hike speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail, completing the 2,650-mile hike in 60 days.Maryland Athlete Becomes First American to Win NYC Wheelchair MarathonDaniel Romanchuk won the New York City Marathon’s wheelchair race in early November, and in doing so became the first American to top the field in the event’s 18-year existence. Just 20 years old, Romanchuk won with a time of 1 hour, 36 minutes, 21 seconds, besting second-place finisher and three-time New York winner Marcel Hug of Switzerland by 1.15 seconds. Romanchuk, who’s originally from Mt. Airy, Md., but now trains and goes to school in Illinois, was born with spina bifida and has been paralyzed from the waist down since he was 3. Impressively, the rising star also won the Chicago Marathon about a month earlier on October 7 and placed third at the London Marathon last April.Virginia Triathlete Sets Long TrailRecordAlyssa Godesky, a professional triathlete from Charlottesville, Va., set a new record for the fastest known completion of Vermont’s Long Trail in late October. Godesky covered the entire 273-mile trail in 5 days, 2 hours,  and 37 minutes, topping a record set in 2012 by ultrarunner Nikki Kimball by more than five hours. Although she’s completed more than 30 Ironman Triathlons and 50 marathons or ultras, Godesky trained even harder for the Long Trail’s steep, technical terrain. “I put myself in a position I’ve never been in before, and it opened up new avenues,” she told ESPN. With a dedicated support crew, Godesky had someone with her on the trail at all times, which particularly helped during a 72-mile push on the adventure’s final day. She only slept approximately 17 hours during the record-breaking hike of America’s oldest long-distance trail.Black Bear Populations are on the RiseLast year there were steady reports of interactions between humans and black bears across the Appalachians, suggesting an increase in bear populations in the region. Now a cross-state effort is underway to tally the number of bears in the South. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is currently partnering with agencies in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina to conduct a study that provides an estimate of the region’s bear population. Virginia currently has around 18,000 bears, an increase of 2,000 since 2016.900Number of acres the West Virginia Land Trust is hoping to turn into Yellow Creek Preserve. The potentially preserved tract in Tucker County is bordered by both the Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge and the Little Canaan Wildlife Management Area and holds Moon Rocks, a coveted mountain biking destination with a challenging stretch of technical singletrack. Currently owned by the Vandalia Heritage Foundation, the land is facing possible development, so the land trust is attempting to raise $500,000 to keep it open to the public. Pitch in: BuytheMoonWV.org. Exercise = 30 Years YoungerA new study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that muscles of older exercisers had as many capillaries and enzymes as those of people 30 years younger. Though the active group of older people did have lower aerobic capacities than younger people, their capacities were still about 40 percent higher than their inactive peers.Coming Soon to the Atlantic: Underwater Seismic BlastsThe Trump Administration has approved oil and gas surveying in the Atlantic Ocean using seismic blasts. Sounds from these blasts can travel up to 2,000 miles through the water and they are often deadly for sea turtles, dolphins, and the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Many Southeastern governors, mayors, and leaders also oppose the offshore oil surveying and drilling plan due to its impacts on both commercial fishing and coastal tourism.last_img read more

Berger reiterates CUs should not be under CRA

first_img continue reading » With Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s, D-Mass., introduction of the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act (S. 3503), NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger reiterated that NAFCU stands with credit unions and is strongly opposed to any efforts to wrap the industry into the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) as the law undergoes evaluation by regulators and lawmakers.In fact, instead of attempts to apply the CRA to the industry, NAFCU is asking that credit unions’ ability to serve underserved areas be expanded as well as their capacity to make more member business loans.“Consumer safeguards and fair lending were purposefully inserted into the statutory and regulatory fabric of the credit union business model,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “The special structure of credit unions means that they can only lend to the people that have deposited funds – further ensuring that those funds stay within a community. The industry is already fully invested into the communities it serves; putting it under CRA regulations would only add an unnecessary regulatory burden.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Garuda Indonesia introduces app-based courier service

first_imgKirimAja will also involve delivery agents grouped under the company’s so-called Sohib KirimAja community, its statement said.The new business line emerged as Garuda Indonesia laid off 180 contract pilots earlier this week and furloughed at least 800 employees for three months starting mid-May to cut costs.The flag carrier, which normally operates around 600 flights per day, was forced to ground 100 of its 142 aircraft, leading to a 70 percent decline in daily flights and nearly 32 percent annual drop in passenger and cargo revenue.To help the ailing state-owned airline make it to the other side of the pandemic, the government is allocating Rp 8.5 trillion (US$597.6 million) in working capital guarantees as part of a broader relief package to recover the country’s economy.Topics : National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, through its logistics subsidiary PT Aerojasa Cargo, has launched an app-based courier service to develop its cargo business amid weakened passenger demand.The app, called KirimAja, will enable customers to order deliveries of goods, from fashion to electronic products, to cities that are listed as flight destinations of the airline or its low-cost carrier subsidiary, Citilink. It will also serve deliveries in Greater Jakarta.“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to be more adaptive and creative in accelerating the development of new business opportunities in the new normal era, and we have developed a logistics business with KirimAja,” Garuda Indonesia president director Irfan Setiaputra said in a statement published on Tuesday. The airline also cited the booming e-commerce industry in the country as a factor that created the demand for logistics services in Indonesia.“We hope KirimAja will be the choice for the people, as well as the small and medium enterprises sector, which needs an online goods delivery service that is supported by a trusted air cargo service,” Irfan added.The app, which is available for download both on Apple and Android devices, also includes features such as real-time tracking, tracing, reservation, booking management, payments via virtual accounts and delivery fee checking.The service is similar to the one offered by the flag carrier’s former logistics subsidiary, PT Garuda Tauberes Indonesia, before the subsidiary was then merged with other subsidiaries following the state-owned enterprises minister’s order.last_img read more

Martinez: Leno’s injury just devastating

first_img Promoted Content7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePeople Born In The 90-s Know What It IsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World90s Stunners Who Still Look Gorgeous “I wish him a speedy recovery and if he needs the rest of the season, me and Matt will try to do a good job in the Premier League and try to cover him as much possible. read also:Remain a Gunner!,Leno sends message to Saka “The last time [I played] in the Premier League was three years ago,” he added. “But I wasn’t thinking about it when I just came on. “I made a save straight afterwards. I am so disappointed for the result, I thought we deserved to be 2-0 or 3-0 up. But you just take it and learn from it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Argentinean stopper came on to replace his goalkeeping colleague in the first half, and says it was a tough situation for everyone. “In the goalkeepers’ union, you don’t want the other goalies to get injured because it can happen to anyone,” Martinez told Arsenal.com. “We train every day together, we support each other, we’re really close, we even have a WhatsApp group for just me, Bernd and Matt – it is devastating to be honest.Advertisement Arsenal goalkeeper, Emi Martinez, is upset for Bernd Leno after his serious ankle injury suffered in defeat at Brighton. Loading… last_img read more

Ki pens new Swans deal

first_img Ki had a year left on his old deal after arriving from Celtic for what was then a club record £5million in 2012. “I’m very pleased,” Ki told the club’s official website. ” This is what I have wanted to do – my first option was always to renew with Swansea. ” I want to sacrifice myself for the team and, as always, do as much as I can to help this team improve. “I will be giving 100 per cent, and I am looking forward to continuing my work with the club.” Ki’s new deal represents a remarkable turnaround in his fortunes in South Wales. Despite making 38 appearances in his first season at Swansea – which included a Capital One Cup win at Wembley – Ki was loaned out to Sunderland for the 2013-14 campaign, helping the Black Cats to a League Cup final appearance as well as winning their battle against relegation. Sunderland and Aston Villa were both keen on securing Ki’s services on a permanent basis but the 25-year-old has once more established himself under Liberty boss Garry Monk. Ki scored his first goal for the club in Swansea’s opening-day victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford and has been impressive as Monk’s men have won their first two Premier League games. “This team has a great potential, and I am sure that we will be amazing as time goes by,” said Ki. “The way we try to play makes it really enjoyable. Hopefully we can win more trophies. “It was amazing to be at Wembley for two years in a row, and it would be massive if I could return again this year.” Swansea’s South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2018. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sanchez “like a Duracell battery”

first_img The Chile forward produced another man-of-the-match display, scoring twice, to help his team defeat Stoke 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, which moved Arsenal up to fifth place in the Barclays Premier League. It has been a remarkable rapid adaptation to the hustle-and-bustle of top-flight English football by the 26-year-old, signed from Barcelona for some £32million after the World Cup. “Sometimes if you come from a foreign league, people may think that is not part of their league at all and they will have to get used to that, but he has come to England and he is more English than anyone I have ever seen in the way he plays. “I think the rest of it takes care of itself – his quality and his finishing. He has scored some really good goals and scored some goals that you just have to be in the right place at the right time for. “He has got the whole package and hopefully it can continue because that is going to help us.” Arsenal’s win over Stoke came at a cost, with full-back Mathieu Debuchy suffering a dislocated shoulder when falling into the advertising hoardings after a collision with Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic during the first half. If the problem needs corrective surgery, it could sideline the France international, who was out with a prolonged ankle injury earlier in the season, for several weeks. With Kieran Gibbs carrying an inflamed ankle, and Calum Chambers laid low by a virus, Wenger accepts Arsenal could be short on defensive cover, which may force his hand in the January transfer window, with St Etienne captain Loic Perrin a long-term target. Arsenal were, though, able to welcome back Mesut Ozil from the knee injury which sidelined the German playmaker since the start of October. Ozil said: “It feels great to be back on the pitch after such a long time on the sidelines and I worked hard for this moment. “As I watched the matches on TV, I started to get nervous, because I really wanted to play again. “I only trained with the team once on Saturday, but I hope that I will be back at 100 per cent by the end of January.” Although Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is acutely aware of the dangers of overloading the team’s talisman, Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Sanchez’s natural energy can carry him through. “Alexis absolutely loves it. He is like a Duracell battery – he just does not give in,” the England midfielder said. “Whether it is a cup competition or times when you think maybe it could be a chance for him to come out and rest, he is the first one to say he wants to play and he always wants to be a part of it. “I am sure if the boss wants to rest him, he would respect that as well, but his attitude and the way he approaches training, you wouldn’t think he was tired and the way he is playing, you wouldn’t take him out of the side either. “Hopefully, he can keep his fitness and keep going, but the athlete that I see every day, I can’t see him falling short anytime soon.” Sanchez took his goal tally to 18 against Stoke, the first a superb individual effort having earlier set up Laurent Koscielny’s headed opener, before adding a deflected free-kick at the start of the second half. Oxlade-Chamberlain believes the tenacity of the diminutive South American forward has made his adaptation all the more comfortable. “The way Alexis has settled in so quickly, you have to give him so much credit for that and I think it is the style of player he is because he is not afraid to get tackled, put himself on the line, work back and work hard,” Oxlade-Chamberlain added. Press Association Alexis Sanchez has shown no signs of fatigue after an electric start to his Arsenal career, according to team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. last_img read more

Cricket News Mandhana equals fastest half-century in women’s T20 cricket

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Taunton: India’s star batswoman Smriti Mandhana equalled the record for the fastest half-century in women’s T20 cricket during a Kia Super League encounter between Western Storm and Loughborough Lightning.  Mandhana equalled New Zealand’s Sophie Devine’s record of notching up a half-century in 18 balls, set against India during a T20 International back in 2015. The Indian blasted a 19-ball 52 overall. Mandhana also smashed the tournament record for fastest fifty as her team beat the league leaders by 18 runs in a curtailed six overs-a-side match on Saturday night.Western Storm posted 85 for 2 in six overs as Mandhana blasted four sixes and five fours during her 19-ball knock.ALSO READ | NN Cricket Trivia: When ‘Dada’ changed the face of Indian cricketIronically, Devine, who was in Mandhana’s opposite team, top-scored with 46 for her side but Storm restricted Lightning to 67 for no loss, inflicting their first defeat in three outings.Mandhana and Rachel Priest started off with nine runs off the first over, sent down by Lynsey Smith.Mandhana started with a straight six and then hit Devine over long-on for another maximum in the next over.Mandhana then drove Jenny Gunn to the long-off boundary, followed by an elegant drive through covers at the expense of Kirstie Gordon.Mandhana hit another big six of Georgia Elwiss over long on and then hit her fourth maximum off Smith to equal the fastest half century record. last_img read more