Brad Keselowski drives No. 2 Ford Mustang to fourth-place finish at Richmond Raceway

first_imgBrad Keselowski placed fourth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway, adding 48 points to his season total.Keselowski now sits at No. 4 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings with 2106 points. He’s posted 11 top-five finishes in 2019.Martin Truex Jr took the checkered flag in the race, with Kyle Busch finishing second, and Denny Hamlin placing third. Ryan Newman followed in fifth.Truex came away victorious in Stage 1, and Busch took Stage 2.Keselowski qualified in the pole position at 127.185 mph. The 12th-year driver has tallied 30 career victories, 113 top-five finishes and has placed in the top 10 in 183 races.Keselowski battled 37 other cars in the field and the race endured five cautions and 32 caution laps. There were six lead changes before the checkered flag.With Truex driving to victory in Joe Gibbs Racing’s Camry, Toyota added 40 points to its season totals. Overall, Toyota ranks No. 1 with 1028 points, followed by Ford in the No. 2 spot with 991. Chevrolet sits at No. 3 with 947 points on the season.Brad Keselowski Driver Page | Get Brad Keselowski Gear | Race Centerlast_img read more

Plague At Phish Dick’s: Shakedown “Alley”, Camping Canceled [Video]

first_imgUPDATE [8/20/19, 12 p.m ET]: Phish has shared an official update regarding the plague situation at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.According to the statement, in light of the Health Department’s concerns, “We are sorry to say that there will be no overnight camping allowed for this year’s shows. All camping tickets and RV tickets (and associated service charges) will be automatically refunded within the next few days. We recognize the tremendous inconvenience this may cause for those who had planned on camping. Our friends at CID have created a special portal with listings of nearby hotels including some with discounted weekend rates for Phish fans.”The statement also notes that off-site parking will need to be utilized in addition to parking in the paved lots onsite. As the band notes, “We will be providing free off-site parking and free shuttles at nearby locations, and we will be notifying ticket holders of parking and shuttle details once they are finalized over the next week. … Also, please note that due to these restrictions, vending will not be permitted on site as the area traditionally set aside for vending is no longer useable.”“Thanks very much for your cooperation,” the statement concludes. “Our goal is to make sure these concerts go off as smoothly as possible while preserving the safety of all attendees.”By now, you’ve probably heard about Dick’s Sporting Goods Park‘s ongoing struggle with the plague. After reports surfaced of plague-infested fleas affecting prairie dog populations around the Colorado Rapids soccer stadium earlier this month, the team was forced to cancel a post-game fireworks display.As the team noted in a statement about the fireworks cancellation,Following recommendations from the Tri-County Health Department and the City of Commerce City, the Colorado Rapids game with Montreal Impact on Saturday, August 3 at 7PM will go ahead as scheduled. However, it has been recommended that the post-game fireworks display be cancelled due to the confirmed presence of plague-infested fleas affecting prairie dog colonies in the surrounding areas. The launch site for the fireworks display is located in an area closed down by authorities which left the club with no alternative but to cancel.Additionally, in accordance with the Tri-County Health Department’s recommendation for the safety of all attendees, parking lots at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park will be restricted to asphalt lots until further notice.  In the wake of this news, Phish fans have clamored for answers about how this Dick’s plague situation would affect the band’s annual three-night Labor Day Weekend run at the stadium, set to take place from August 30th–September 1st.On Monday, August 19th, Commerce City officials addressed the issue at a city council meeting.As the council speaker noted, “Given the fact that every year the Phish concert is here the weekend of Labor Day, Tri-County Health has closed off and will not reopen the areas in dirt around the stadium. So areas where a lot of the Phish participants would normally be camping, they won’t be allowed to be camping.”He continued, “Where they have their… what’s the alley called? Something Alley?”Another council member responded, “It’s called Shakedown Alley [Note: Close enough], and it’s located in the dirt lot between City Hall and the stadium. That will not be happening.”The main speaker continued, “Shakedown Alley apparently will not be happening either, which is where a lot of the participants sell grilled cheese sandwiches or whatever they need to sell to get to the next concert.” [Note: lol]“The reason I bring it up,” he continued, “Is because these people are still coming to the Phish concert and they’re still gonna want to be camping. We may be seeing an increased issue with camping throughout our community. They may be trying to camp in parks and other spaces since they won’t have opportunities here, so our police officers and staff are prepared to make sure they have an action plan to be able to keep people from camping in our parks and everywhere else. They’re also going to have a hard time protecting some of this open space that was infected.”“So be mindful of that,” he concluded. “We have an event coming up and the camping area is not gonna be there, but there’s still gonna be a lot of people coming into this community that are gonna want to set up a tent somewhere. I’m hoping that it goes smoother than what I may be expecting it to go… I just wanted to lay that out for the residents to understand what’s happening because of this plague and the Phish concert: No Shakedown Alley and limited camping because of the dirt lots with the affected fleas.”Watch a clip of the city council meeting below:Commerce City Council Meeting – On Plague Contingency Plans For Phish at Dick’s – 8/19/19 [Video: mindymcmc]If you’re heading to Dick’s next weekend, now’s probably a good time to look into hotels.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Ethan Slater, Lena Hall, Javier Muñoz Set for Reefer Madness Reading & More

first_img Ethan Slater Star Files Michael Urie Ethan Slater(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Daphne Rubin-Vega Javier Muñozcenter_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Ethan Slater, Lena Hall, Javier Muñoz Set for Reefer Madness ReadingA talent-packed slate of stage stars will come together later this week for an industry reading of the hit musical Reefer Madness. Tony nominee Ethan Slater, Tony winner Lena Hall and Javier Muñoz are slated to take part in the private reading on April 18 in New York City. Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill) will direct the presentation, with hopes of a production to come to fruition later this year. Slater will take on the role of Jimmy, with Hall as Mae and Muñoz as Jack/Jesus, along with Gizel Jiménez as Mary, Asmeret Ghebremichael as Sally, Eric Petersen as Ralph, Robert Cuccioli as the Lecturer and Aury Krebs as Placard Girl. The ensemble will include Eleanor Philips, Heather Parcells, Genesis Collado, Sav Souza, Ryan Ortega and Jacob Thompson.Michael Urie to Team Up with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater for Pride Plays FestivalOff-Broadway’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced Pride Plays, a festival of play readings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Torch Song star Michael Urie and producer Doug Nevin, who worked together on Buyer & Cellar, are partnering with Rattlestick for the series of new works, produced under festival director Nick Mayo (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying). Playwrights slated to present new work include Michael Benjamin Washington, Terrence McNally, Ryan Spahn, Philip Dawkins, Trans Lab, Eduardo Machado, Eri Nox, Paula Vogel, Jonathan Tolins, Chay Yew, Lisa Kron and many more. The festival will run from June 20-24 at Rattlestick’s downtown venue. For more information, click here.Alan Wasser, 2017 Tony Honor Recipient, Dies at 70Alan Wasser, a beloved general manager whose more than four-decade career on Broadway was capped by a 2017 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre, died on April 14 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 70. Over the course of his career, Wasser and his company Alan Wasser Associates general-managed three of the most successful productions of all-time: Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon. More recent Broadway credits include The Band’s Visit, The Lifespan of a Fact, King Kong and The Prom. Wasser is survived by his sisters Rosalie Quinn (Paul) and Carolyn Ikuta, along with nine nieces and nephews.Lucas Hnath’s The Thin Place to Make New York Premiere with Playwrights HorizonsOff-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons has announced The Thin Place, a new work penned by Tony nominee Lucas Hnath (Hillary and Clinton), set to make its New York premiere as part of the company’s 2019-2020 season. Les Waters will direct the play, which centers on a woman named Linda who is able to communicate with the dead. The play is slated to begin performances in November 2019. Also on Playwrights Horizons’ docket is Unknown Soldier, the final musical of the late composer Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), featuring a book and lyrics by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) and direction by Trip Cullman (Choir Boy). In the musical, Ellen Rabinowitz discovers a mysterious photograph of an anonymous soldier when cleaning out her grandmother’s home, which leads her to unearth the secrets buried in her family’s past. The musical will begin performances in February 2020.Sweeney Todd-Inspired Podcast Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega Is Small Screen-BoundDaphne Rubin-Vega will continue to attend the tale. The two-time Tony nominee, recently announced to appear in the In the Heights film, is slated to serve as consulting producer on a TV series adaptation of Aaron Mark’s The Horror of Dolores Roach, a podcast inspired by his one-woman Sweeney Todd-inspired play, both of which starred Rubin-Vega. Deadline reports that Mark will serve as writer, director and exec producer. Additional details are to come.Ann Reinking & Ben Vereen Will Host 2019 Chita Rivera AwardsTony-winning Fosse dancers Ann Reinking (Chicago) and Ben Vereen (Pippin) have been selected as emcees of the 3rd Annual Chita Rivera Awards. The previously announced ceremony, honoring the best in dance, will be held at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on May 19 at 7:30pm. As recently reported, Tony-nominated choreographer Graciela Daniele will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller and Cher will be honored with the Ambassador for the Arts Award. Nominations in competitive categories will be announced on April 26. Look back at last year’s winners here. View Comments Asmeret Ghebremichael View All (5)last_img read more

Last Call for 11 (!) Broadway Shows Closing in January

first_img View Comments It’s a new year and a new decade, which means Broadway is getting ready to make more compelling entertainment for the millions of people who flock to the Great White Way yearly. Unfortunately, some shows have to close to make room for the new ones coming in. In January, a whopping 11 shows will be taking their final bows. Check out everything you absolutely must see before the end of the month.  Chris McCarrell in The Lightning Thief. (Photo: Jeremy Daniel) The cast of A Christmas Carol. (Photo: Joan Marcus) JANUARY 5: The Final QuestThe Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will journey on its last Broadway quest on January 5. The show’s limited engagement arrived on the Great White Way three years after it made its off-Broadway debut, and fans of the popular Rick Riordan young adult series welcomed it with open arms. Chris McCarrell, the only cast member not making his Broadway debut in the show, has played the title character since the beginning. It won’t be long before lightning strikes again because the musical is hitting the road to bring Percy’s story of bravery, acceptance and love to cities across the country.  Mary-Louise Parker Star Files Katharine McPhee and Caitlin Houlahan in Waitress. (Photo by Emilio Madrid for January 5: One More CarolThe first Broadway production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will help ring in the holiday cheer one last time on January 5. With an adaptation by Tony winner Jack Thorne, the new take on the classic transported audiences back in time with the help of Campbell Scott’s portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge. Cookies, string quartets and a theater full of lights allowed audiences to revel in the holiday spirit and hear the beloved Christmas story in a new way.  James Cusati-Moyer Andrew Barth Feldman (Photos: Emilio Madrid and Matthew Murphy; Composite by Ryan Casey for The cast of Oklahoma! (Photo: Little Fang) The cast of Slave Play. (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Ato Blankson-Wood Katharine McPhee JANUARY 5: Red Sequins Are ForeverThe musical comedy, based on the 1982 film of the same name, will play its final performance on January 5. Tootsie follows Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey, an unemployable actor who disguises himself as a woman to land a job. Needless to say, hilarious chaos ensues. The show received 10 Tony nominations and took home two: one for Fontana’s star turn and the other for scribe Robert Horn. Sad you missed it? Tootsie will soon embark on a national tour, so you’ll be able to see the unstoppable Dorothy Michaels in a town near you. JANUARY 19: Keep ListeningJeremy O. Harris’ buzzed-about Broadway debut work Slave Play will end its extended limited run on January 19. After Harris wrote the provocative piece while still in graduate school, it had its world premiere at off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop in 2018 before moving to the Golden Theatre. Following three interracial couples as they discover truths hidden deep within themselves, Slave Play’s impact will be felt for a long while. ALSO:JANUARY 4: Derren Brown: Secret will do its final trick at Broadway’s Cort Theatre.JANUARY 5: The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays bows for the last time at the Neil Simon Theatre.JANUARY 5: The last snowfall will happen at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in Slava’s Snowshow.JANUARY 5: The acclaimed Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof will close at Stage 42.JANUARY 5: Alexis Scheer’s Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, which received three extensions off-Broadway, ends its run.JANUARY 19: Samuel D. Hunter’s Greater Clements, starring Judith Ivey, closes at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.JANUARY 26: Current Dear Evan Hansen  stars Andrew Barth Feldman and Alex Boniello, who play Evan Hansen and Connor Murphy, respectively, will take their final bow at the Music Box Theatre.  Will Hochman JANUARY 12: Mic DropWhat started out as a side hobby during the creation of In the Heights, Freestyle Love Supreme has turned into its very own verifiable Broadway hit. Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale, FLS combines rap and improv, so no one can see the same show twice. With occasional surprise appearances by Miranda, Wayne Brady, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs and more, this is a Broadway event that must be experienced to be believed, so be sure to get to the Booth Theatre by January 12.  Ali Stroker The cast of Freestyle Love Supreme. (Photo: Joan Marcus) JANUARY 12: Turning the PageAdam Rapp’s Broadway debut thriller The Sound Inside will play for the final time at Studio 54 on January 12. The two-hander, directed by David Cromer, follows a professor and student’s complicated relationship that blurs the line between fiction and reality. Featuring newcomer Will Hochman and Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker, this beautifully performed piece is quietly intense and literary, while leaving audiences stunned.  Alex Boniello Chris McCarrell Santino Fontana in Tootsie. (Photo: Matthew Murphy) JANUARY 19: Chili To-GoDaniel Fish’s Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma! will serve chili and corn bread to its final audience on January 19. Starring Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Mary Testa, Patrick Vaill and recently crowned Tony winner Ali Stroker, this newly imagined version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic has been surprising audiences at the Circle in the Square Theatre for 10 months. With history-making performances, a thrilling dream ballet and hearty snacks during intermission, Oklahoma!’s absence is sure to be felt.  Santino Fontana JANUARY 5: Goodbye PieComposed by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, Waitress will finish its Broadway run on January 5. Waitress garnered four Tony nominations and has gone on to play across the country and in the West End. With a treasure trove of casting replacements like Katharine McPhee, Jeremy Jordan, Gavin Creel, Jordin Sparks, Colleen Ballinger, Todrick Hall and even Bareilles herself, Waitress has given fans many reasons to return during its almost four-year shift at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre. McPhee will be the show’s final Broadway Jenna by finishing out the run. Will Hochman and Mary-Louise Parker in The Sound Inside. (Photo: Jeremy Daniel) View All (10)last_img read more

Talk Amongst Yourselves: DiCarlo, McConwell or Shaffer — who will win the County Commission race?

first_imgFormer Mission Mayor Laura McConwell made it official Monday by formally filing in the County Commission race to replace District 1 Commissioner Ed Peterson, who is running for the County Commission chair.Candidates (from left) Alex DiCarlo, Laura McConwell and Ron Shaffer.McConwell’s announcement last month that she was considering entering the race caused some pushback from members of the northeast Johnson County political establishment, who urged her not to go back on her word to PV Mayor Ron Shaffer that she would stay out of the contest. But, as McConwell told us in March, she feels that the all-male board could benefit from the perspective of a woman, and that she had a lot of passion for the position.With the entry last week of political newcomer Alex DiCarlo, the race now has three candidates.Who do you think is most likely to emerge at Peterson’s replacement in November? What issues do you see as strengths for Shaffer and McConwell given their tenures as mayor? What issues do you see as their greatest weaknesses?[socialpoll id=”2202493″]Talk Amongst Yourselves is’s daily conversation starter for northeast Johnson County. Have a topic you’d like to suggest?Email us!last_img read more

Men’s team cruises to two victories while women split

first_img“One of our goals for the meet was to win the relays and we did,” coach Dennis Dale said. “But we didn’t perform as well as I had hoped. I was hoping we would dominate a little more than we did.”Women splitAlso competing at the Big Ten Triple Duals was the Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team.The 21st-ranked Gophers used a strong second day to overtake Purdue by a score of 182-171, but fell to Wisconsin 220-131.“We came out Friday and we were a little bit flat as a team,” coach Kelly Kremer said. “Going into the second day, we kind of knew that we couldn’t catch Wisconsin, but we had a chance to catch Purdue if we swam and continued to dive well.”Minnesota was able to improve during the second day of competition with two wins and several close finishes.Sophomore Meredith McCarthy took top honors in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.44, while sophomore Yuen Kobayashi recorded a time of 4:52.16 to win the 500 freestyle.“Our divers continued to dive well, and our swimmers just had a great, great day on Saturday,” Kremer said. “It was two completely different meets for us. Friday we were flat and Saturday we swam the way we are capable of swimming.” Men’s team cruises to two victories while women splitThe men’s team won 11 events while the women’s team won two events. Brian DeutschJanuary 22, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team improved to 5-0 in dual meet action this season after a strong performance at the Big Ten Triple Duals this weekend in Madison, Wis.After winning 11 events in the two-day competition, the seventh-ranked Gophers were able to beat No. 19 Purdue 206-147 and unranked Wisconsin 243-110.In the first individual event of the competition, junior Russ Payne posted a time of 3:59.22, edging out teammate Alex Wold by .02 seconds to win the 400-yard individual medley.“It was nice to go 1-2 with Alex Wold; we kind of have a friendly competition,” Payne said. “We both had some pretty good times – pretty close to our best midseason times.”Minnesota followed with victorious showings by sophomore Mike Holmes (1,000 freestyle), sophomore Colin Lee-To (100 breaststroke and the 50 freestyle), sophomore Evan Bernier (100 freestyle) and freshman Ray Betuzzi (500 freestyle).In the 100 backstroke, the Gophers took the top three spots as senior Dan Berve won the event.Minnesota swept the relay portion of the competition, including the final event of the competition, the 400 freestyle relay.The relay team of Bernier and Betuzzi along with juniors Mike Woodson and Tyler Schmidt recorded a time of 3:02.16, beating the Wisconsin team by less than half a second.last_img read more

Warmer Parenting Makes Antisocial Toddlers More Empathetic

first_imgPacific Standard:When parents act warmly and responsively toward young children who exhibit antisocial behavior, the children begin acting more warmly too.That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, in which researchers examined whether there are differences in response to parental harshness and warmth among three-year-olds who exhibit “callously unemotional” behavior.To parents of little ones, this outcome might seem obvious, but the study’s results contradicted the prevailing thinking on the matter. Until now, it has been widely believed that children whose behavior problems include high levels of “callous-unemotional” behavior, characterized by a “lack of empathic concern, punishment insensitivity, and lack of emotional responsivity,” are that way regardless of parenting style. Now, however, there’s evidence that colder parenting may worsen this type of behavior, while warmer parenting might coax out a child’s empathy.Read the whole story: Pacific Standard More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Psychology research reveals the connection between color and emotion

first_imgLinkedIn Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Does red make us feel dominant? Does blue give us more pleasure than green? Scientists sought to answer these and other questions in a study published in 2016.Previous research has shown that colors can affect behavior and emotions on a subconscious level, but scientists were interested in how we judge and perceive our own emotions relative to colors on a conscious level—specifically red, blue and green.“Although the effects of colors can operate outside the conscious, identifying that the way colors are affectively judged can help scientists to explain their findings,” said Walid Briki, principal investigator and corresponding author.center_img Share Email Researchers were interested in measuring three emotional spectrums—dominance (feeling in control versus feeling controlled); arousal (feeling excited versus calm); and pleasure (feeling happy versus unhappy).They hypothesized that red would be strongly associated with dominance and arousal; blue would be slightly associated with dominance but strongly associated with pleasure, and green would be associated with both arousal and pleasure.The study, published in Applied Cognitive Psychology, included 154 French undergraduate students aged 18 to 22.  Researchers gave participants a laptop and showed them a color for ten seconds. They then asked participants to rate how strongly they felt each of the three emotions listed. The process was repeated for all four colors—red, blue, green and white (the control color).The data revealed that red had the strongest effect on emotion. Participants rated high levels of dominance and arousal after seeing the color red.“This supports studies that showed…the color red [is] a testosterone-based cue reflecting the notions of strength, power, threat, and dominance,” reported Briki.Blue and green impacted participants’ emotions in the ways scientists expected, but to a much lesser extent than red.The findings support some strategies for using the colors in everyday life, according to the research team.“If people seek to trigger immediate…reactions in everyday life (e.g., asking drivers to reduce speed immediately) or to elicit attraction…red would be particularly useful because red may be perceptually treated as a signal of power and/or fertility,” said Briki.“By contrast, using blue or green would be particularly recommended to elicit…motivation-related reactions from people and to develop a sense of confidence…blue and green seem to be particularly useful in academic or coaching contexts (e.g., giving a presentation and commenting on student work),” Briki continued.last_img read more

Posts From The Road: Split Rock Lighthouse

first_imgThere are numerous scenic stops along the way but one of the most picturesque is Split Rock Lighthouse. The lighthouse stands tall creating a beautiful scene for visitors. Split Rock Lighthouse opened in 1910. During construction there were no roads leading to the area so all materials were shipped in and lifted up by a steam powered derrick. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1969. The property today is a state park. Photo by Gary Warren/ The North Shore Scenic Drive, or Minnesota Highway 61, is a scenic route that starts in Duluth, MN running in a northeasterly direction along the shores of Lake Superior for more than 150 mile to the Canadian border. Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. By GARY WARRENPhotographerFormerly of Los Alamos center_img The lighthouse stands 54 feet high. The building to the left is the Fog Signal Building, which is equipped with two huge fog horns. Photo by Gary Warren/ The rocky Lake Superior shoreline gives visitors a spectacular view of Split Rock Lighthouse sitting atop a 130 cliff over the lake. The beacon from the lighthouse was visible for 22 miles. Photo by Gary Warren/ A view from Highway 61 gives visitors a nice view of the Split Rock Lighthouse, which sits high on a cliff overlooking Lake superior. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Altenesol and AMCS finalise Columbia LNG deal

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