first_imgRELATED: Full lineup, qualifying speeds Ryan Ellis wrecked in the first round with his No. 15 Ford, and did not finish. Jones’ Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Daniel Suarez (136.643 mph) and Kyle Busch (136.415 mph) will start in the second and third positions, respectively, in Saturday’s Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 at Phoenix International Raceway (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX). Ty Dillon will start fourth (135.399 mph) while Chase Elliott starts fifth (135.227 mph). Josh Reaume and Todd Peck failed to qualify.center_img Erik Jones captured his first 21 means 21 Pole Award of the season in Saturday’s XFINITY qualifying, speeding around Phoenix International Raceway at 136.789 mph in the No. 20 Toyota. Jones has started the last two XFINITY races from the No. 2 position. Jones was fastest in both the second and third rounds of qualifying en route to the fourth XFINITY pole of his career. Jones had to speed past Suarez, whose first-round speed of 134.489 mph in the No. 19 Toyota was better than Jones’ 133.353 in that round.last_img read more

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA premature infant, Kaylin Baker’s heart, no larger than a quarter, would have failed or had to endure invasive open heart surgery and lengthy recovery, if not for a gentler life-saving procedure newly practiced at Texas Children’s Hospital. The Houston Chronicle shows — and tells — how the new approach can “fix even the smallest aortas.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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first_imgThis year’s keynote Notre Dame Forum event, “Views from the West Wing: How Global Trends Shape U.S. Foreign Policy” was held Wednesday night in the Leighton Concert Hall in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Moderated by Maura Policelli, executive director of the Notre Dame Keough School of Global Affairs’ Global Policy Initiative, the keynote speakers were Andrew Card and Denis McDonough, chiefs of staff to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, respectively.Scott Appleby, the Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs, began by welcoming the audience and introducing University president Fr. John Jenkins.“We will consider tonight how presidential decisions and U.S. foreign policy shape and are shaped by global trends and patterns as well as the immediate crises and opportunities presented by the events unfolding today,” Jenkins said. The Observer | Chris Collins Former White House chiefs of staff Denis McDonough, left, and Andrew Card, right, speak at a lecture Wednesday in DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The two discussed presidential decision making and American foreign policy.Jenkins then introduced the two speakers and the moderator.Card served as chief of staff to Bush from November 2000 to April 2006, the longest serving White House chief of staff in the modern era. He played an important role during significant events such as the 9/11 attacks; Card was the man who famously informed Bush of the attacks.In Obama’s first term, McDonough worked on the National Security Council. In this position, he was involved in the organization and planning of the Navy SEAL raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. Appointed Obama’s chief of staff in 2013, McDonough is currently an executive fellow of the Global Policy Initiative in the Keough School.Policelli has backgrounds in Washington, D.C., too. Prior to becoming executive director of the Global Policy Initiative, she served as chief of staff for representatives Gabrielle Giffords and Jane Harman and worked at Oxfam America.She began by asking Card and McDonough about the greatest challenge a chief of staff faces. Both speakers emphasized calm, collected decision making.“Making sure the president is available to make a brutally tough decision at any time at any day,” Card said.McDonough agreed — saying that the president sometimes needs to make a decision immediately, sometimes in the middle of the night.“The most important thing is make sure you’re sensitive to the president’s time,” he said. “Don’t overload  him with decisions he doesn’t need to make, but the decisions he does need to make, give him the information he needs.”McDonough and Card were also asked questions regarding team organization.McDonough said he asked all living chiefs of staff for advice before assuming the position. Card referred to the leadership tactics needed to govern the president’s staff.“The chief of staff’s job is to manage those people so that they don’t abuse the president or process,” Card said. “Make sure their tunnel vision wasn’t used without the context of peripheral vision.”Policelli next addressed some of the more recent controversies to come out of White House in regards to executive power, including engaging Congress in order to use military force.“It’s difficult to get, but it’s important to get because the Constitution calls for it,” McDonough said.“Debatable,” Card said.The two former chiefs of staff agreed about the dangers of the Trump administration’s communications strategy and also said they want to see the president succeed.“Taste your words before you spit them out,” Card said. “The words that a president uses are very, very significant. They impact the White House staff, they create a climate that Congress then has to consider, they motivate people, they generate emotion and they sometimes call others to action.”“A particular result I think we need is a return to more civil discourse, of the type that I often have with Andy,” McDonough said. “Particularly in light of what’s happening in Washington, I think there is a great responsibility on us to return to civil discourse.”The keynote concluded with questions from undergraduate and graduate students, including one regarding how Card and McDonough approached harsh sentiments of Islamophobia following international terrorist attacks.Junior Ben Foley, who attended the keynote, found this question the most interesting.“I think [Card and McDonough] both had very optimistic views for the future while also addressing how American citizens were suspicious of their neighbors following the 9/11 attacks, saying we were united, but still divided,” he said.Card specifically addressed Bush’s blunder of calling the war on terror, “a crusade.”“We worked very hard to show that Islam has many good things in its faith,” Card said. “This is not a campaign against Muslims. He tried to overcome any bias that was created because of the attacks. It was a hard thing to do.”“There is great strength in our diversity and it is incumbent on all of us to protect that,” McDonough added. “There’s nothing more empowering than to see the picture of Fr. Ted with Dr. King on campus. Notre Dame has taken a particular role in the country in serving as a conscience for that strength through diversity over time, and I have every confidence that you all will continue that.”Tags: Andy Card, Chiefs of Staff, Dennis McDonough, DPAC, Keough School of Global Affairslast_img read more

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first_img Between 1975 and 1995, Bob and Dolores Hope made more than a dozen appearances in Port Arthur to raise money for the school.A letter from Claud Brown, who was a realtor in Port Arthur, in 1975, was the initial inspiration that caught the attention of Hope, which led to the creation of the Bob Hope School.Bob Hope, right, puts his arm around Claud Brown, a realtor who brought the idea of a Port Arthur high school to Hope’s attention. (Bart Bragg/Special to The News) 41 years ago, Bob Hope and Kathryn Crosby were in Port Arthur at the dedication of the Bob Hope High School.Bob Hope speaks at Hughen School in Port Arthur.On Jan. 24, 1980, Hope and Crosby attended the dedication.last_img read more

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first_img Simon Russell Beale View Comments Related Shows The Lehman Trilogy Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles & Adam Godley in “The Lehman Trilogy”(Photo: Mark Douet) from $79.00center_img Star Files Following a sold-out 2019 New York premiere at Park Avenue Armory and an Olivier-nominated staging with London’s National Theatre, Stefano Massini’s epic new play The Lehman Trilogy will move to Broadway in 2020. Sam Mendes will repeat his work as director for the main-stem production, slated to begin previews on March 7 and open on March 26 at the Nederlander Theatre.Adapted by Ben Power, The Lehman Trilogy weaves through nearly two centuries of Lehman lineage, following the brothers Mayer, Emanuel and Henry Lehman from their 1844 arrival in New York City to the 2008 collapse of the financial firm bearing their name.Tony-nominated Broadway veterans Adam Godley (Anything Goes), Ben Miles (Wolf Hall Parts One & Two) and Simon Russell Beale (Jumpers) will reprise their performances as Mayer, Emanuel and Henry Lehman, respectively, after having originated the roles off-Broadway and in the West End.The production will feature scenic design by Es Devlin, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting design by Jon Clark, video design by Luke Halls, music/sound design by Nick Powell, music direction by Candida Caldicot and movement by Polly Bennett.The Broadway transfer will be produced by The National Theatre, Neal Street Productions and Scott Rudin/Barry Diller/David Geffen. The Lehman Trilogy made its world premiere at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan in 2015. Adam Godley Ben Mileslast_img read more

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first_imgUSDC-MDFL renewal time January 1, 2014 Regular News U SDC-MDFL renewal timeMembers of the Bar of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida will be required to renew their membership beginning June 1.On October 25, the court modified the renewal period from a $20/two-year cycle to a $25/three-year cycle. Although renewal fees will not be accepted prior to June 1, members are reminded that prior to the renewal period each member should verify the court has accurate contact information (email address, mailing address, telephone number). Instructions on how to update contact information are located at on the court’s website, www.flmd.uscourts.gov. Beginning June 1, fees must be paid by accessing www.flmd.uscourts.gov and submitting a renewal payment via CM/ECF through Pay.gov. Check www.flmd.uscourts.gov for updates on the renewal process.last_img read more

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first_imgThe ceremony was made even more meaningful because John Bartlett’s son and APH President Corey Bartlett presented the award to his father. Those who have had the opportunity to work with or for John Bartlett immediately appreciate his ­modesty, his principled leadership and his aura of calm competence. It is these characteristics that have led various organizations to seek him out for leadership positions. Over the years, Bartlett has served on the boards of AWDA and Aftermarket Auto Parts ­Alliance. He is currently chairman of the Alliance board. Bartlett also helps direct the efforts of ­WACOSA, an organization that provides training and work opportunities for people with disabilities throughout central Minnesota. A significant criteria for AWDA’s Pursuit of ­Excellence Award is the setting of high standards as an example for others to follow. John Bartlett’s ­standards are apparent in his advice to would-be ­entrepreneurs: “Be as concerned about the people you’ve chosen to work with you, as you are about your customers. If employees aren’t happy, customers aren’t happy.” According to son, Corey, that is a standard everyone should follow. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement John Bartlett is CEO of the 93-year-old, family and employee-owned warehouse distribution company, based in St. Cloud, MN. Originally founded as National Bushing and Parts Company, APH has grown to more than 110 locations. Bartlett’s career with the company began in high school when he “…worked at the parts store counter, swept floors – whatever part-time things high school kids do.” Bartlett joined the company full-time in 1971 after graduating from Bemidji State University with a degree in business and economics.center_img He was thrust into the company’s top leadership position in 1975 when his father Jack, the company president, died unexpectedly. “I was only semi-groomed for the job,” Bartlett recalled. “I suppose we both assumed we had another 10 years to work together. I had a lot to learn and it took time to acquire those competencies. I suppose the transition I didn’t have with my father has had an impact on the transition we have had with Corey.” LAS VEGAS – On Nov. 3, John Bartlett Jr., Automotive Parts Headquarters (APH), was honored with the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA)’s 2013 Pursuit of Excellence Award. ­Established in 1983, this award is given annually to an AWDA member in recognition of excellence in business performance and the setting of high standards as an example for others to follow. last_img read more

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first_imgThe Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed August 17 that the body found in a wooded area in Thompson on August 13 was a former Riverhead High School basketball player, Gabriel Jackson.Jackson has been living in North Augusta, SC. He was found dead on the night of August 13 in McDuffie County, GA.Jackson, 32, had been missing for three days and was last seen leaving his apartment complex. A murder warrant has been issued for Sanriquez Antonio Williams, 21, of Dearing, GA, who is wanted in connection with the investigation into the discovery of Jackson’s body Tuesday night, according to the McDuffie County sheriff’s office.According to published reports, Jackson was a 2006 graduate of Riverhead High School, and played for the Blue Waves. He leaves a son, Gabriel III, his mother, JoAlice Hunt, a brother, Tylete Hardin, and partner Sha’Quasia Freeman, who is said to be pregnant with twins.Southold PoliceSouthold Town Police said it was easy to spot Douglas Aloise, who was driving erratically in Cutchogue Friday night, August 17, shortly after 8 PM: he was going in the wrong direction. Furthermore, they said, after they attempted to pull the car over, he brought his vehicle to a halt only to start up again as they approached, and headed west on New Suffolk Street.When the vehicle finally stopped, cops said they ascertained that Aloise had been drinking too much alcohol. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol with a BAC at .08 percent, both misdemeanors, and two traffic violations. He will answer the charges in justice court next [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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