first_imgRELATED: Almirola released from hospitalNASCAR officials will do a thorough inspection of the No. 43 Ford of driver Aric Almirola following the Richard Petty Motorsports driver’s fiery crash during Saturday’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway.“It’s currently at the (NASCAR) R&D Center, and our safety experts will … look for anything that might give us clues or some indication of exactly what the challenge was there with Aric and his back,” Scott Miller, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition, said Monday morning on “The Morning Drive” on SiriusXM NASCAR.“I’m certain they’ll interview him and ask him about all the particulars of how tight his belts were and all the rest of that.“When we have these situations or even situations where someone doesn’t get hurt, we really like to investigate as best as possible into the accident and see how we can get better.”Almirola suffered a compression fracture of the T5 vertebra when his car was involved in a three-car accident on Lap 199 of the 267-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.The incident began when a mechanical issue appeared to cause the No. 22 Team Penske Ford of Joey Logano to clip the right rear of the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of Danica Patrick in Turn 1 on the 1.5-mile track.Patrick’s Ford slammed hard into the outside wall, then struck the Logano entry as it slid up the track. Patrick’s car had burst into flames when the Almirola entry came into the corner and piled into the left front of Logano’s car.The impact was so severe it lifted the rear wheels of Almirola’s Ford off the racing surface.MORE: Almirola, Logano, Patrick in fiery wreckEmergency and track safety workers were quickly on the scene. While Logano and Patrick were not injured and were able to exit their cars without assistance, workers had to remove the roof of Almirola’s car to extricate the driver.He was alert as workers placed him on a backboard and quickly airlifted him to the University of Kansas Medical Center.The 33-year-old driver was released Sunday, and returned home to North Carolina. According to RPM officials he was expected to undergo additional medical evaluations upon his return.Updates on his condition and the team’s plans for the upcoming race weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway are expected to be announced at a later date.Miller praised the work of the safety crews and medical personnel.“To take the precautions that they did, fortunately Aric was able to talk with them over there and explain the situation so they acted accordingly and we were really happy with the way all that went,” he said.In addition to the safety aspects of the driver compartment, Miller said NASCAR’s safety group will look at the reasons for the fire.RELATED: NASCAR makes safety push with traveling medical team“We always look at that and the biggest thing that we’re concerned with from a fire perspective is fuel and the car sitting there burning for a long time and going into a big blaze,” he said. “Fuel is the biggest catalyst for that. I think we’ve done a really good job with the fuel cells and all the work that we’ve done there. When you have a crash like that and the oil coolers and oil lines and all the things that get damaged in a wreck like that, oil is going to come out on the headers and it’s going to be hard to stop a flash fire.“But I think as long as we can stay away from those fires that sit there and burn or escalate after the car stops, we’re doing pretty good there.”The race was red-flagged for 27 min., 41 seconds while safety and rescue personnel attended to the drivers and cleaned up the scene.Almirola is in his sixth full season of competition in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He has one career victory, 10 top-five and 29 top-10 finishes in 226 career starts.last_img read more

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first_img Psychologist Barbara Frederickson at the University of North Carolina observed how inducing positive emotions in people following a negative experience loosens the vice grip that the negative event holds psychologically. She also found that people bounced back faster physiologically — their cardiovascular activity slowed. When we landed in Chicago I stood up and turned to look at the mother and her child. She smiled a little nervously at me and started to apologize for her daughter’s crying. I stopped her. I pulled my wallet out of my pocket, opened it, and handed it to her. I pointed to the picture of my two little red-headed daughters. I said, “These are my little girls. They’re wonderful. And they cry too. Your daughter is beautiful. Congratulations.” She smiled and said thank you. I smiled and left the plane feeling good (something I wouldn’t have thought possible after the crying began). So the next time a situation seems to be a frustrating dead-end, ask yourself, “What’s my fork?” There’s almost always another road you can take. ______________________ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDavid Pollay has advice for anyone in need of rescue from a situation that is so distracting or irritating that you can’t think of anything else. Try this, and see if it works… The plane was full. My seat was 22C. To my surprise there was no one beside me and no one behind me. I felt like I had won the lottery of seating charts. You know the feeling. You can spread out. You can recline without bothering anyone. You can even use two tray tables! I was flying to Chicago to run a workshop. I needed to concentrate on editing my presentation. The peace and quiet would be great. The flight attendants were getting ready to close the doors when I started working. And then it happened. I heard a flight attendant say, “You’re in 23C.” And just as I looked up I heard the increasingly loud sound of a baby crying. An upset baby girl and her mother were coming my way. Right behind me was the seat 23C. Five minutes later the baby’s cry turned into a wail and her little legs were kicking my seat. I couldn’t work with such distraction. There were no answers to my questions: “Why does the little girl have to kick my seat? Isn’t there a way to stop the baby from crying? And why of all places on the plane do they have to sit right behind me!?” I started searching for what I could say, or what I should do. There was nowhere for me to go. When Your Road Turns Negative Create a Fork in the Path Then I smiled. I realized I actually had a choice. I could either see the situation as a dead-end negative, or I could see the situation in another way. I could find another road out and take it. And I did. In that moment I found another way to look at the situation. I now call it “my fork.” I thought of my own children. I started laughing thinking that Eliana, 4, and Ariela, 3, had done their share of crying and seat kicking in airplanes, as hard as we tried to stop it! So I turned the baby’s crying and seat-kicking into a reminder that I have two wonderful little girls of my own. Each time the little girl cried or kicked my seat, I felt grateful for my two girls. Sure I would have preferred the flight to be quieter, but guess what? I was able to work because I became quieter inside. I replaced the negative emotion I was feeling with gratitude for my own children. David J. Pollay is an internationally sought-after speaker and teacher, a syndicated columnist, and is the founder and president of The Momentum Project. Mr. Pollay holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an Economics Degree from Yale University. E-mail him your thoughts and stories at david@themomentumproject.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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first_imgDavid Prentkowski, director of food services at Notre Dame, died Thursday at his home in a drowning accident, a University press release stated. The accident also claimed the life of his 18-month-old granddaughter, Charlotte Chelminiac. “Dave and Charlotte’s tragic deaths are a shocking and heartbreaking loss,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said. “Dave’s energy, devotion and courage will continue to inspire the Notre Dame family even as his death and the Prentkowski family’s grief are in our prayers.” St. Joseph County Police responded to the Granger home just after 7:20 p.m. Thursday evening, a department press release stated. Preliminary autopsies ruled the cause of death for Prentkowski, 55, and his granddaughter to be accidental drowning. There is no evidence of foul play, police said. “Officers at the scene were told that the 55-year-old had taken the 18-month-old for a walk while his wife prepared dinner,” the release stated. “When the wife saw that the two had not returned from their walk after some time, the wife sent the couple’s adult son to look for them.” Prentkowski’s son had just returned from checking the surrounding neighborhood when he noticed the two in the bottom of the backyard pool, police said. He and a friend jumped into the pool and pulled the two victims from the water. Officers called to the home performed CPR on the victims, but both were pronounced dead Thursday night. The accident is still under investigation. Prentkowski had served as the director of food services at Notre Dame since 1990. He graduated from Purdue University in 1979, and he had also worked at Stouffer’s Hotel in St. Louis, the University of Utah and the University of Michigan. “A seemingly omnipresent and indefatigably cheerful presence wherever meals were being planned, prepared, enjoyed and shared at Notre Dame, Prentkowski twice was honored by Notre Dame’s student body with its Irish Clover Award for contributions to student life, in 1998 and earlier this year,” the release stated. Last fall, Prentkowski was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Even during his treatments, he served as an honorary chairperson of Notre Dame’s 2012 Relay for Life, which raises funds for cancer research. He often spoke openly about his illness with colleagues and friends. “I’ve always tried to be the positive person and get them to talk,” he said, quoted in the University’s press release. “The more people learn about it, the more people hopefully will contribute to cancer research on any disease that’s out there.” Arrangements for Prentkowski and his granddaughter have not yet been finalized.last_img read more

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first_imgHoping to provide another way for customers to interact with their favorite shops, Specialized is partnering with Strava to develop what they call “Strava Shop pages.” Currently only offered to select Specialized retailers in the US, Canada, UK, and Austrailia, Shop Pages contain the shop’s identity plus allow the unique customers of that shop to compete amongst themselves on a personal leaderboard. This allows both the shop and the customers to see how is out riding the most, as well as climbing stats. Shops will also be able to create group events that are announced through the Strava program. Currently limited to select Specialized retailers, the pres release states that the service will be available to all bike retailers later in the year.last_img read more

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first_imgIn the “moderate” scenario, games would still return in the fall but without fans in attendance, an estimated $30 million loss in revenue. The “severe” scenario accounts for the cancellation of all games in the fall, including football. The potential $75 million loss in revenue estimated in the “severe” scenario is over half the athletic department’s annual budget. Athletics Director Mark Coyle released a statement Monday extending the deadline to renew season tickets for volleyball and football until June 11. Coyle said in a statement that he is evaluating the budget and will update the Board of Regents at its May meeting. University estimates millions in lost athletics revenue, up to $75 millionIn a worst case estimate, the University’s athletic department could lose as much as $75 million in revenue, over half the department’s annual budget. Kamaan RichardsThe doors of the 3M Arena at Mariucci are plastered with notices announcing changes to access on Saturday, March 21. Nolan O’HaraApril 8, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Board of Regents released estimates Tuesday that the University’s athletic department could lose as much as $75 million in revenue if the coronavirus pandemic were to affect athletics in the fall. The Board released three estimates: “best-case,” “moderate” and “severe” scenarios. Each estimate includes revenue losses from ticket sales, television and donations. The “best-case” scenario which accounts for measures already in place, including the cancellation of spring sports, estimates a $10 million loss in revenue. In this case games would return as scheduled in the fall.last_img read more

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first_imgCategories: Editorial, OpinionIn Schenectady, Rehabilitation Support Services and Ellis Medicine have combined to provide a place for patients with mental health issues suffering from stress and anxiety to become calm and avoid emergency room visits. The Living Room, located on State Street, provides a stress-free, homelike place for individuals suffering from a mental health crisis — such as an event related to a loss of a family member, work or family stress or some other issue. The facility is located across the hall from Ellis Medicine Mental Health Clinic. A one-year grant from the Alliance for Better Health allows Schenectady County residents to use the room for free. Our full story on the Living Room can be found online at https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/01/23/the-living-room-serves-as-a-refuge-from-stress. In Latham, four Latham Ridge Elementary School students with epilepsy are working together to plan World Purple Day to draw attention to and raise money for the fight against epilepsy. The students are Sammy Myers, Natalie Schlist, Whitney Belvedere and Charlotte Mitchell. Their families met through the work done by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. Among the activities they have planned for the March 26 event are the sale of #EndEpilepsy bracelets and asking faculty and students to wear purple on that day. Epilepsy, a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, affects one in 50 children and one in 100 adults. To learn more, visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/. To make a donation, visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/local/northeastern-new-york/donate.In Saratoga Springs, Stillwater High School sophomore Devon Wagner is helping raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The 15-year-old recently hosted a Corn Hole for a Cure event at Racing City Brewery as part of a “Student of the Year” competition among high school students. The competition is modeled after the society’s philanthropic competitions for adults. Wagner had hoped to top the $50,000 raised by her father, Brad, during an event in 2010. Wagner and her team, Team Believe, also recently hosted a pub crawl, two cocktail parties, and a paint-and-sip event. The next Team Believe fund-raiser is a family fun karaoke event called “We Believe You Can Sing!” to be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Nostalgia Ale House and Wine Bar in Malta. To donate to the Team Believe effort, visit: events.lls.org/uny/unysoy19/dwagner.SHARE YOUR HIGH NOTESHigh Notes is a Monday feature of The Gazette Opinion section spotlighting the good being done in our communities by individuals, organizations and businesses. If you know of anyone who should be celebrated, send your suggestions for High Notes to Editorial Page Editor Mark Mahoney at mmahoney@dailygazette.net.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needEDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsEDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.HIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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first_imgWELD Announces Intellectual Property Violations After Fraudulent Wheels Sold,This “Data Did You Know” item comes from Babcox Media Audience Insights Manager Bruce Kratofil:AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Bosch To Showcase Smart Solutions At International CES 2015 From Tire ReviewAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementAt the end of Oct. 2014, Roin Shaw took over as the managing director of Bridgestone’s North Europe region, which includes the U.K. as well as the Nordic markets. Shaw replaced John McNaught, who had been with the company for 12 years.Shaw joined at a time when reorganization is taking place within the wider European business and when a number of key U.K. and North region managers have either retired or gone off to pastures new, said Tyres & Accessories. See Also: Auto and light truck sales continued their rebound in September, when sales were 16.34 million at a seasonally adjusted annual rate. That compares to last September, when they were 17.08 million, and this April when they were 8.71 million. At least for now, the sales rebound has compressed into a couple of months what took a couple of years after the 2008-‘09 recession.  LeMay – America’s Car Museum Earns Spot on USA Today’s 10 Best Museums In Seattle List The data is from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, via the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.last_img read more

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