First-time winner prevails at Fulton in World Products Empire State Series

first_imgBy Dave Medler FULTON, N.Y. (Oct. 4) – Rob Keller Jr. took the $400 checkers when the World Products Empire State Series traveled to Fulton Speedway for Friday’s Outlaw 200 show.The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour victory was the career first for Keller, who took the lead on the first of 25 circuits and led to the checkers. The win was anything but easy, however, as Keller had to hold off constant late pressure from Mike Wilmot and James Cornell. It proved to be an emotional victory lane scene for Keller as he recalled his favorite moment in racing, when his brother Dane won the same event that happened to be the final race his mother ever attended. Runner-up was new point leader Wilmot. Cornell, Matt Jones and Gary Smith completed the top five. Keller became the fifth different winner in as many series events this season. Chris Fleming brought the point lead to Fulton, won his heat and raced from 10th starting into the top four in the main event before breaking. The tour is at Black Rock Speedway in Dundee on Saturday, Oct. 26 before concluding Nov. 2 at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood. Feature results – 1. Rob Keller Jr.; 2. Mike Wilmot; 3. James Cornell; 4. Matt Jones; 5. Gary Smith; 6. Gary Roberts; 7. Jason Amidon; 8. Dan Searles; 9. Matt Cole; 10. Kevin Cole; 11. Jason Benjamin; 12. Tyler Stoddard; 13. Dane Keller Jr.; 14. Billy Ward; 15. Todd Stone; 16. Michael Stoddard; 17. James Walsh; 18. Brandon Carvey; 19. Brad Sites; 20. Kevan Cook; 21. Chris Fleming; 22. Eddie Sites; 23. Matt Roberts; 24. Glen Erwin.Heat winners were Brad Sites, Gary Roberts and Fleming. Benjamin was the “B” feature winner.last_img read more

Local Father, Husband and Iraq Veteran Clint Side Fights Cancer, Needs…

first_imgSubmitted by Michelle Pierce, Uncork and UnwindClint and Reini Side with their daughter, Felicity.Please allow me to introduce to you a local family, who is fighting a horrible disease.  Clint Side is an army veteran who served our country for 6 years and completed four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Reini Side, is a lifelong resident of the Olympia area and works for the state.  In January 2013, Clint and Reini welcomed their beautiful little girl, Felicity, who made her arrival as the first baby in Thurston County.Clint is battling for his life against glioblastoma multiforme grade IV (GBM) brain cancer – the most aggressive kind of brain cancer.  Clint fought bravely for his country, and now his wife, Reini, is bravely fighting to get the treatment he desperately needs.Clint’s situation is very unique as he has survived brain cancer for the past three and a half years. They first discovered a GBM in 2010 and doctors gave him less than a year to live, even with treatment. With chemo/radiation, and a huge amount of prayer, Clint beat the odds and has had clean MRIs for years. Just a few months ago, a routine MRI indicated that Clint’s tumor had returned. He underwent surgery in June but, due to the location of his tumor, only 70% could be removed. The remaining 30% was inoperable, as it pressed right against his speech/motor center. The tests revealed it was again GBM.Clint and Reini have been working tirelessly with medical professionals in Seattle to find the right treatment plan for Clint. They have jumped through hoop after hoop with insurance issues to make sure that Clint’s treatment is covered. They just received the devastating news this week that his tumor is now too big for the treatment that the cancer specialists originally prescribed. So, they are in a race against time to get another treatment plan approved and started. It needs to happen immediately.The expenses associated with Clint’s treatment are adding up. They have co-pays, medications, gas bills for driving up to Seattle, housing during Clint’s treatment, and the list goes on. It is a huge financial burden for Reini, who works full-time and is the primary caretaker for both Clint and their 19-month-old daughter, Felicity.To support this family, the community has planned a fundraising event in hopes of helping offset the expenses of fighting Clint’s cancer.  All are invited to attend the fundraiser on Sunday September 7, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Uncork and Unwind, 324 Custer Way SW in Tumwater.This event will be a wine tasting and silent auction.  You can pre-purchase tickets here or you can pay at the door.  100% of the proceeds will be given to the Side family.We are also collecting donations for the silent auction.   If you are interested in donating, please contact Michelle at (360) 943-9463.If you are interested in learning more about this family and receiving updates on Clint’s progress and treatment, please take a look at their blog. Facebook288Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Rusty

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Rusty! If Rusty were money, he would be 59 pounds of rare copper pennies because that is the gorgeous and unusual color of his shiny coat!  Volunteers at the shelter know he is a super-friendly, tail-wagging, people-kissing boy.Because Rusty is a 1-year-old, he will do best with an active family who can provide him with a securely fenced yard (tall fence), plenty of exercise, leadership, training, tasty food, and love (he promises to give love back). If you are looking for a great, handsome, and loving forever-dog, Rusty might be your dream guy. To schedule an appointment to meet him in person, or if you have further questions, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma reveals Test success followed after he stopped overthinking his red ball batting

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/AFPAdvertisement 7sbtNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs17uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5ikw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1d4Would you ever consider trying this?😱snaCan your students do this? 🌚4o6i0Roller skating! Powered by Firework Rohit Sharma- the blistering opener of the Indian Cricket Team and one of the greatest batsmen of this generation ended the year of 2019 as the cricketer with the highest number of runs in the One Day International format. However, the Test debutant of 2013 had some trouble getting accustomed to the format. However, the Mumbai Indians captain speaks the method that helped him gain momentum in Test cricket.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/AFPSpeaking at a personal interview session with the Press Trust of India, Rohit Sharma recalled his 12 year long journey on the 22 yards, since his ODI and T20 debuts back in 2007.“Earlier, I was thinking too much about success in Tests. I would go overboard as to why is this happening, why am I playing that shot. After each Test innings, I would go to our video analyst, sit, watch and then confuse (clutter) my brain further. That wasn’t actually the right thing that I was doing,” Rohit told PTI.Advertisement The current vice captain and a legendary limited overs player, the only thing that was stopping Rohit from achieving glory in the Test format was nothing but overthinking about the very hunger for success.The 32 year old continued: “Thinking too much about technique was not allowing me to enjoy the game. All that was there in my mind was ‘Oh I need to do well in Test cricket’. So, before 2018-19 Australia series, I told myself ‘Boss whatever has to happen will happen and I am not going to think about technique’”Advertisement Following the departure of Team India’s legendary opener Virender Sehwag, Rohit grabbed the first chance to prove himself as a Test opener, and scored a double century against South Africa. Unfortunately, bad spells followed, and followed harsh criticism.But, the Mumbaiker didn’t let the reprimands get the better of himself: “You can’t allow negative thoughts to creep in when you are playing such a high profile sport,” he continued: “I know that I am no longer 22 or 23 years old that I will keep getting opportunities in Test matches and can take my place for granted.”Despite a lackluster performance in his last red ball game against Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma had a marvellous spell in the South Africa series back in October 2019. Two brilliant knocks of 176 and 127 in the first test, and a swashbuckling 212 runs in the third test.“I know that every time I go out there, I have to put a high price tag on my wicket. I am blessed to get an opportunity that many are waiting for. So, why should I regret worry or think about so many things?” Rohit added.India will be touring New Zealand in their upcoming Test series in February.Also read-Rohit Sharma reacts to ending 2019 as player with most ODI runsJasprit Bumrah reveals the secret to send Steve Smith to the pavilion! Advertisementlast_img read more

Earthquake Felt In Two River Area

first_imgBy Jennifer Driscoll |A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was reported near Dover, Delaware on Thursday, Nov. 30, with people from Virginia to Massachusetts feeling its effects. Earthquakes in this area are rare; according to the U.S. Geological Survey, Delaware is only considered a medium seismic risk state, and there is no known fault line where the earthquake occurred.Social media erupted with reactions as people along the East Coast felt the quake. The tremors were felt all across Monmouth County, ranging in intensity from magnitude 2.0 to 3.0. Many were surprised by the shaking – some said they thought it was just caused by a large gust of wind or a truck driving by. Others turned to Facebook and Twitter to confirm their suspicions of an earthquake, describing how their entire houses were shaking, with chandeliers swinging and doors rattling. Although the quake caught many off guard, there were no reported damage or injuries.This article was first published in the Dec. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Schoene Leads Volleyball To A 3-1 Win Over Eastern Illinois

first_img vs. Bowling Green 9/10/2016 – 4:00 PM Full Schedule Roster Story Links Next Game: Preview Live Statscenter_img Box Score (HTML) Box Score (PDF) CHARLESTON, Ill. – Senior Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.) recorded a season-high 17 kills to lead the Drake University volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Eastern Illinois in its first game at the EIU Panther Classic on Friday, Sept. 9. The Bulldogs won the match by set scores of 25-18, 25-9, 23-25, 25-13.With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 7-2 on the season heading into the second day of EIU Panther Classic.Schoene’s 17 kills came on 32 attempts while junior Kameo Pope (Belle Plaine, Iowa) added nine kills and four blocks. Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) and Capris Quaites (Omaha, Neb.) each had eight kills with Quaites tacking on seven blocks as well. Libero Michelle Thommi (Omaha, Neb.) led the defense with 21 digs while Chandelle Davidson (Gretna, Neb.) engineered the offensive attack with 30 assists.As a team, the Bulldogs hit .248 while holding Eastern Illinois to just .086.Drake used a 6-1 run midway through the first set to build a four-point lead that it would slowly extend to take the set, 25-18. The second set was dominated by the Bulldogs as a 9-0 run to start the set ballooned into an 18-5 lead. EIU would score just four more points in the set as the Bulldogs rolled to a 25-9 win.Despite handling the first two sets with relative ease, Drake stumbled in the third set as the Panthers closed on a 5-3 run to take the set, 25-23. However, Drake quickly refocused in the fourth set to jump out to a 16-6 lead in dispatching the Panthers, 25-13, to win the set and match.The Bulldogs return to the court on Saturday with a pair of matches to close the EIU Panther Classic. The Bulldogs open the day with a 10:30 a.m. match against Louisiana Tech, followed by a 4 p.m. contest against Bowling Green.Print Friendly Version Watch Livelast_img read more

George Kittle on his love of blocking, newfound stardom and wrestling

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video or photos on a mobile device In a season set up by big expectations, but marred by injury, there was at least one bright spot for the 2018 49ers: tight end George Kittle.The fifth-round draft pick out of Iowa in 2017 broke out in his sophomore year, despite pairing with the Niners’ understudy quarterbacks for 13 games. Kittle’s 1,377 receiving yards set a new NFL record for tight ends, and with Jimmy Garoppolo now back under center, …last_img read more

ReadWrite Labs and Tata Communications Host Executive Roundtable on Digital Transformation

first_imgPut great minds in one room, and over the course of a dinner, they’ll share some significant insights. This is exactly what happened at an event hosted by ReadWrite Labs and Tata Communications in Silicon Valley this month. The topic on the minds of these thought leaders was Digital Transformation (DX), a concept, challenge, and opportunity being discussed among all industries, businesses, and demographics today.Moderated by Kyle Ellicott of ReadWrite Labs, the group discussed why Digital Transformation (DX) is now becoming mainstream, the numerous challenges companies face on their transformation journey and where we are in term of life cycle across all areas of industry.Redefining Digital TransformationAccording to Ellicott, even though digital transformation began surfacing in the 2000s, the term was associated with existing initiatives driving radical changes from paper-driven manual processes to the ability to digitize existing forms, tasks, and processes.But the significance of Digital Transformation in recent years is about redefining business models, strategy, and customer experiences. Nothing before could make such dramatic changes because previous digital transformation initiatives had only been used to address one part of one issue. Instead today, it’s about taking on all the interrelated issues in different industries at one time for the most disruptive change possible.Technology is Not the Only Issue:Common issues  with digital transformation are the technology,and the capability to integrate and migrate, as well as people’s unwillingness to embrace change. Many countries like China making the move willingly to digital across all generations and among consumers and businesses. However that’s not the case with industries and consumers in different areas of the world.Another issue is the lack of openness around data, data sharing and ownership. In many instances, data has numerous parties that can access it. However, they are limitations about what they can do with it. The ability to be open to sharing data freely among partners or connected access points within the networked society has yet to happen. Until it does, there will be hesitation for select industries to take the step toward digital transformation.Benchmarking the Best IndustriesOne way to get past these issues was to look at the top industries that are doing digital transformation well. Their best practices can educate other industries. Also, they offer a benchmark for companies that want to start on their digital transformation.Many guests at ReadWrite Labs’s event most often named transportation as a benchmark digital transformation industry. That’s because of the recent strides in the connected vehicle market. The market has gone beyond the call button for assistance. It now provides data to manufacturers that help produce better vehicles. Also, manufacturers can personalize the experience a driver has with that car brand. Now, transportation is connecting to smart cities through street lights and other IoT infrastructure.Additionally, healthcare, including digital health and telemedicine, is a great example of digital transformation. The migration started with medical records and an understanding that DX could enhance efficiency and service. Currently, the healthcare industry is enhancing the overall experience for patients. The digital transformation framework has changed how doctors are diagnosing patients. It’s also making healthcare more accessible to many patients around the world. The result is faster diagnosis and treatment, helping to improve the lives of many.The IoT thought leaders also mentioned payments and e-commerce and logistics as other industries that are becoming more adept at digital transformations. Both have benefitted from digital transformation in terms of more satisfied customers, faster service, and lower operating costs.Envisioning a Different FutureEase of access to old world services with the likes of Uber, Airbnb and many other sharing economy successes have illustrated how technology is driving business models and how entire industry ecosystems can be leapfrogged in a matter of years. Technology is now driving the formation of new industries and business models. It is no longer the other way around where business models once figured out how to insert technology into their processes. Digital Transformation has become a subject for the c-suite and is part of the strategic process of many companies. To these thought leaders, even with all the confusion in many companies, the gap is closing. Technology solutions are available and implemented incrementally changing how things work for a company and its ecosystems. Companies and organizations are also incorporating experience-led engineering both for their customers and employees to get the most out of the DX frameworks.  For these leaders, they agreed that use case-led direction clarifies what DX is capable of delivering. Tags:#digital transformation#engagement#Kyle Ellicott#readwrite chats#ReadWrite Labs#Tata Communications Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Pak Sikh girl conversion: Amarinder asks Imran to take action

first_imgA day after reports of an alleged incident of a Sikh girl being kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to take a firm action against the perpetratorsCapt. Amarinder also urged the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to take up the issue with his Pakistani counterpart.Capt. Amarinder Singh on Friday took to Twitter, saying “Shocking incident of a Sikh girl being kidnapped & forced to convert to Islam in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan. Call upon @ImranKhanPTI to take firm and immediate action against the perpetrators. Request @DrS Jaishankar to strongly take up the issue with his counterpart at the earliest,”Mr. Singh tagged a video, which showed the girl’s family claiming that she was kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam in Nankana Sahib.Sukhbir expresses concernShiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal expressed serious concern over the safety of minorities in Pakistan in the backdrop of the incident.“Safety of minorities has become a big issue in Pakistan. Minorities are not feeling safe in Pakistan, especially Sikhs. The incident of abducting and forcibly converting a Sikh girl is atrocious. Strict action should be taken against those who are involved,” he said.last_img read more

Tiwary set for comeback in West Indies tour

first_imgOne of the most promising youngsters to have burst on to the domestic scene in 2004-05, Manoj Tiwary’s international debut was cut short by a peach of an in-swinging yorker from Brett Lee in the 2008 triangular series in Australia.The Bengal batsman was banished from international cricket after that one failure, but three years of dedication and determination have finally paid off.With most of the seniors either injured or opting out of India’s ODI series against the West Indies, Tiwary has got another chance to don national colours.In his second coming, Tiwary says enjoying the moment will be his mantra.”Having analysed myself over the last two seasons, I have realised that I used to think a lot about what has happened in the past and what were the reasons that led to me failing to make the Indian team. But I have learnt that isn’t the right approach.”I want to enjoy the moment and live the present. Thinking too much about the past or future doesn’t help,” Tiwary told Mail Today. With several juniors making the cut even as he waited on the sidelines, grit is what kept him going.”Juniors or competitors, as some like to call other players, have never given me a complex. I feel all those who have made the cut are hugely talented and if anything, they instilled in me a sense of belief that even I could make it if I scored consistently.”But the Bengal batting line-up hasn’t been too strong in the last few seasons so scoring heavy runs has been a problem. One needs other players to at least hold one end up as you attack the bowlers. But I have tried to score whenever I could and am glad that the selectors felt I deserve a call,” Tiwary said.advertisementHe feels curbing his aggressive style in order to shoulder the batting responsibilities of Bengal didn’t help matters much.”With most Bengal players opting to play in the Indian Cricket League, the squad suddenly had a dearth of quality batsmen and I tried to curb my aggression to stabilise the line-up. But that ended hurting my form. I have always been an aggressive player and in the last two seasons, I have reverted to my original style and the dividends have come,” he said.”Playing with and against quality international players over the last four editions of the Indian Premier League, I have also realised that none of the top players hesitate in playing their natural game and I intend to do the same. But I will definitely look to restrain myself when the situation demands.”Tiwary feels although the burden of expectations did bog him down as he struggled to make a comeback into the national team, he has revelled as Bengal captain this season.”Having come on to the scene as a prolific scorer, my well-wishers couldn’t take even a single failure and that bogged me down to an extent. But with experience and time, I have realised that it isn’t always about scoring the big centuries. Even little contributions mean a lot and that is all that I will be looking to do when I get a chance to play for India in the upcoming series,” the 25-year-old said.”Captaincy has really helped me express myself. I like leading by example and that is what I have done this season as we lifted the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Captaincy neither burdens me nor affects my batting. I love responsibility.”last_img read more