Harvick vs. Hamlin: How an extra pit stop by No. 4 team led to Atlanta win

first_imgTotal178-29912232.681 253214-2533932.7932.039 213178-2133432.6442.832 PittedLapsNo. of lapsAvg. lap timeFall off 288254-2883432.7241.74 300289-2991132.5641.522 Total178-29912233.025 226178-2264733.1372.677center_img Denny Hamlin’s green flag cycles PittedLapsNo. of lapsAvg. lap timeFall off Last year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway came down to a battle between Kevin Harvick and 2019 Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin.The two swapped the lead six times over the final 110 laps, but it was Harvick who led the final 25 circuits to earn his second career race victory at the 1.54-mile oval, while Hamlin faded to finish fourthRELATED: Who’s the favorite to win? | Full schedule for AtlantaDiving into the numbers, it appears a pit-stop strategy gave Harvick’s No. 4 team the edge over Hamlin’s No. 11 squad. In a breakdown of a 122-lap run from Lap 178-299, Harvick actually pitted on four occasions, compared to Hamlin’s three trips down pit road.While Hamlin’s fall off in lap times over the course of his three green-flag cycles was less severe than Harvick’s fall off during four cycles, Harvick’s overall average lap time was 32.681 seconds, while Hamlin averaged 33.025 seconds over the 122 circuits.MORE: Most all-time laps led at trackThe difference? The .34-second advantage in average lap time for Harvick at the notoriously tire-important Atlanta track was worth over 41 seconds total, allowing him to jump ahead of Hamlin follow the final round of pit stops on Lap 300.Factoring in Atlanta’s old, abrasive track surface, Harvick ran four separate green flag cycles of 34, 39, 34 and 11 laps, respectively. Hamlin’s green-flag cycles included a pair of 47-laps runs during Lap 178-274 and a 25-lap run from Lap 275-299. While Hamlin was on track with older tires for a longer duration, Harvick was able to make up ground by taking advantage of fresh tires from pitting an extra time.Below is the full breakdown of how green-flag cycles shook out between Harvick and Hamlin:Kevin Harvick’s green flag cycles 274227-2744733.1971.547 300275-2992532.741.316 Clearly, pit strategy will be very important at Atlanta, something all teams will keep in mind ahead of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).last_img read more

Summer With Phish In The Northeast: Two Nights In Hershey, Three Shows In Atlantic City On The Beach

first_imgWhile we wait out the end of winter, fans across the country can take solace in the fact that Phish summer tour is just a few short months away!Included on the iconic Vermont quartet’s extensive 27-date tour are five exciting dates in the Northeast: a two-night run at Hershey, PA’s Giant Center from August 11th-12th and a special three-night run on the beach on New Jersey’s Atlantic City Beach from August 14th-16th.Phish’s 2020 run in Hershey, Pennsylvania will mark the band’s fifth- and sixth-ever shows in “The Sweetest Place on Earth” dating back to their debut at Hersheypark Arena in 1995, the same building in which NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain notched his record-setting 100-point game in 1962. Phish went on to play in Hershey three more times (in 1996, 2000, and 2010, respectively). Hershey, PA is well known for its sweets—and its massive theme park devoted to them—and Phish promises to make Tuesday, August 11th and Wednesday, August 12th even sweeter when the tour rolls into the chocolate-covered city.Following the Hershey run, Phish will head to Atlantic City, New Jersey for an unprecedented three-night stand on the sand on Friday, August 14th, Saturday, August 15th, and Sunday, August 16th. While Phish has played in the beachside city on various occasions in the past, this will mark their first time playing on the beach in A.C. In fact, this will mark the band’s first time playing on any beach in the United States. As such, the Atlantic City run will play out like a “staycation” destination event—all the beach vibes without the lengthy, international travel. Leave your passport at home, grab your sun block and water wings, and enjoy a weekend on the sand with the Phish from Vermont.Adding to the “special” nature of the Atlantic City run, the band is offering special “Foundation Tickets” for the three beachside shows. Foundation Tickets will include early admission, a dedicated viewing area, a Foundation lounge and bar and more. A portion of proceeds from each Foundation Ticket will benefit the band’s WaterWheel Foundation as well as the Atlantic City-based Surfrider Foundation. Full details about the Foundation Ticket for Atlantic City can be found here.Tickets for Phish’s 2020 summer runs in Hershey, PA and Atlantic City, NJ go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 7th. For more information, or to purchase tickets when they are released, head here. For a full list of upcoming Phish tour dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Bus Crashes into Maryland Fast Food Restaurant

first_imgMotorists can expect traffic issues in this area until authorities complete their investigation. WHEATON, Md. (WUSA) – Police in Montgomery County say a Ride-On bus has hit a building in the 12400 block of Georgia Avenue near the Wheaton-Glenmont Metro Station. Garcia said there is light to moderate damage to both the bus and the building.center_img Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Capt. Oscar Garcia said the bus hit a Kentucky Fried Chicken at that location. Medic units are evaluating three patients who were on the bus, Garcia said, and he believes one will be transported. Rescue personnel on the scene have requested a building inspector.last_img read more

Vermont Castings to be sold

first_imgLeading hearth and grill manufacturer Vermont Castings Group has announced that, after receiving interest from a number of potential buyers, it has partnered with a financial buyer which has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the company. Among its many brands, Vermont Castings manufactures the famous Defiant wood stove. It employs about 175 at its plants in Randolph and Bethel. ‘ We are pleased to be moving forward with the sale of Vermont Castings Group to a high-quality financial buyer,’ said Dan Clifford, president and CEO of Vermont Castings Group. ‘ The combination of our strong brands and products, a solid team and an aggressive growth strategy with this additional investment will ensure continued success in both the short and long term.’  The company’ s parent company, The Riverside Company, announced in February that it had elected to exit its investment in the company. Riverside acquired the company, formerly known as Monessen Hearth Systems Company, in 2006. The sale is expected to close within 45-60 days, at which time the buyer will be named and additional details will be provided. About Vermont Castings GroupVermont Castings Group is a leading supplier of hearth and grill products throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe. Under its four brands, Vermont Castings, Majestic, Monessen and Ambient Technologies, Vermont Castings Group offers a full line of direct vent, natural vent, vent-free, wood-burning and electric fireplaces, inserts, log sets and stoves as well as outdoor grills and heating products. Vermont Castings Group is proud to be on the cutting edge of design, efficiency and environmental responsibility.PARIS, Ky., April 24, 2013 ‘ Vermont Castings GroupRELATED STORYMonessen Hearth Systems renamed to Vermont Castings Group …Jan 7, 2013 … Today, Monessen Hearth Systems Company announced that it has changed the company name to Vermont Castings Group. Under the new …last_img read more

The first Eco Art Festival in Croatia on the island of Mljet

first_imgThe first ECO ART FESTIVAL in Croatia will be held on the island of Mljet.Eco Art Festival is a new program of the Tourist Board of Mljet, and is held as part of a cultural summer that will enrich the offer of the island with interactive creative workshops. The program was created in collaboration with the designer Milena Ulić, the first in the world to patent lace jewelry intended for direct application to the body and thus, we can freely say, conquered the world.”Since we live on one of the most beautiful islands, our intention is to encourage as many tourists and locals as possible to think about the importance of preserving nature and the environment. From July to the end of August, a series will be held at various locations on the island thematically different workshops, and on last in line, in Pomena, There will be a fashion show of a humanitarian character, where the models will wear jewelry, clothes and brooches made by the participants during the creative workshops. ” points out Andrea Anelic, director of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Mljet.ECO ART FESTIVAL will contain a series of educational and entertainment events intended for domestic and foreign guests and the local population. Different creative workshops will be organized 5 times at different locations on the island of Mljet and enable participants to explore and upgrade personal creativity through socializing and entertainment, with the aim of raising awareness about nature conservation.The programs of the workshops, lasting 2 hours, will be dedicated to ecology, developing environmental awareness and habits in everyday life through the production of souvenirs from debris, decorations, brooches from ecological materials in order to preserve the environment and nature around us.TERMS: July 21st Saplunara, July 25st Okuklje, July 29st Sobra, 1. August Slow down and 18. August PomenaCreative workshops are a great way to spend quality free time through which participants discover their potential, increase self-confidence and express their creative potential through their creative work. By organizing creative workshops, we will improve the image of the island of Mljet, enrich the cultural and social life of the local population, promote the specifics of the local area, indigenous potentials, all in order to protect nature and sustainable development and improve the quality of life of Mljet. “We believe that this festival will come to life and become a tradition on our green island. The tourist season has started well and we are very satisfied because since the beginning of the year, compared to last year, we have recorded an increase of 11 percent in the number of arrivals and overnight stays. ” concludes Anelic.Be a part of this great tourist story and definitely visit Mljet, the most beautiful and wooded island in the Adriatic, because it is not said by chance that the one who comes to Mljet once, always returns to it.Program of Eco ART Festival, Mljet Saplunara: making useful and decorative objects, such as jewelry, from alluvium and decepage techniques on alluvium. Saplunara has a problem with garbage, considering that it is open all the way to Albania, so the sea constantly brings various items.Okuklje: textile recycling, making jewelry from old textiles and other waste, plastic, etc.… Since Okuklje is the first inhabited place on the Adriatic, the emphasis on the importance of further preserving the place in its original form.Sobra: Painting clothes with eco frendly colors is currently a hit in the world.Polače: making brooches. In antiquity, clothing was formed, fastened with decorative needles, which we could say are the forerunners of brooches.Meaning: body paint and fashion show of made objects at workshops and presentation of the collection of designer Milena Ulić.TERMS: July 21st Saplunara, July 25st Okuklje, July 29st Sobra, 1. August Slow down and 18. August Pomenalast_img read more

Female — but not male — friends are increasingly derogated as the number of their sexual partners increases

first_imgShare on Twitter Email LinkedIn New research indicates people tend to view their female friends more negatively the more sexual partners they’ve had. But the same is not true for male friends. The findings were recently published in the journal Social Psychology.“All throughout high school, I noticed the different ways people treated men and women based on their sexual reputation. I too felt the pressure to come across as sexually experienced,” said study author Michael J. Marks of New Mexico State University. “Even after high school, I noticed many instances where sexual double standards seem to be active. When I discovered the field of social psychology, I thought it would be interesting to conduct experiments on how people perceived sexually active others.” Share on Facebookcenter_img Share Pinterest Previous research has found that a sexual double standard exists. However, much of that research asked participants to evaluate hypothetical people.In the new study, which included 4,455 participants aged 18-35 years from the United States, participants were asked to think about a male or female friend of whom they had some knowledge about their sexual history. The participants then completed a survey about their friend’s values, likeability, success, and intelligence.The researchers found that male targets who had more sexual partners were evaluated more favorably than female friends with more partners. The evaluations of female friends tended to become increasingly worse as the number of their sexual partners increased, but the same did not hold true for male friends.“Try to be aware of when you judge people based on their sexual behavior and reputation, and when others appear to be doing the same thing. This is especially important in today’s times, with the increased visibility of things like sexual harassment and assault,” Marks told PsyPost.However, the study — like all research — includes some limitations.“The effect in the study was small, and many participants were not aware of the exact number of partners their friends and acquaintances may have had. We don’t yet know how other aspects of a relationship may impact judgments of sexually active friends and acquaintances. Relationships are complicated things, so it will take a lot more research to flesh out the basic findings in this research,” Marks explained.“One thing I think was cool about this study is we had a large sample, so we did not conduct null hypothesis significance testing, and as such, did not evaluate our research based on p-values. I also like how this study featured evaluations of real people — not just hypothetical target persons,” Marks added.The study, “The Sexual Double Standard in the Real World: Evaluations of Sexually Active Friends and Acquaintances“, was authored by Michael J. Marks , Tara M. Young, and Yuliana Zaikman.last_img read more

Hydrogen on the high seas

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My digital life … with Andrew Pyke

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Waduh! 94 Persen Pencopet di India Adalah Wanita

first_imgSumber: okezone.com Negara dengan kota-kota yang padat penduduk umumnya mempunyai problem sosial pada warganya. Seperti salah satu yang mencuat adalah tingginya angka kriminalitas. Di India misalnya, negara dengan populasi penduduk 1,3 miliar ini cukup marak angka kriminalitasnya, mulai dari perkosaan sanpai copet di India sudah menjadi momok tersendiri, terlebih pada aksi copetnya yang ternyata dominan dilakukan oleh kaum hawa.Baca juga: Jurus Selamat Hindari Aksi Pencopetan di Moda Transportasi MassaDi India, pada tahun 2017 dilaporkan sebanyak 1392 kasus pencopetan terjadi di Delhi Metro. KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman timesofindia.indiatimes.com, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) mengambil langkah untuk menurunkan jumlah tersebut. Setelah CISF melakukan langkah terbarunya, tahun 2018 dilaporkan hanya 497 kasus. Dari kasus di atas, pada tahun 2018 dilaporkan pelakunya 94 persen adalah wanita, melonjak dari tahun 2017 yang keterlibatan wanita sebagai pencopet di angka 85 persen. CISF menjaga keamanan metro dengan mengidentifikasi tersangka dengan menurunkan anggotanya lewat operasi intelijen dan pengawasan lebih terpadu dengan kamera pengawas (CCTV).Nantinya, petugas keamanan dapat menghentikan terduga pencopet sebelum masuk ke lokasi pintu masuk stasiun. Seorang pejabat senior CISF mengatakan anggotanya diturunkan di 236 stasiun metro India dan menambah personel baik pria maupun wanita di tempat-tempat rentan.Pihak kepolisian juga mengambil langkah menghadirkan pasukan khusus untuk melakukan pemeriksaan di stasiun metro dengan target favorit adalah kelompok-kelompok pencopet. Para polisi tersebut menggunakan pakaian biasa dan bergerak di dalam serta di sekitaran stasiun untuk mengawasi pencopet.Para pencopet yang kebanyakan wanita ini sebagian besar berasal dari pusat kota Delhi dan berbagi modus operandi yang sama. Bagi para penumpang dan wisatawan yang menumpang kereta telah diingatkan untuk berhati-hati jika merasakan perilaku tak wajar dari beberapa atau seorang wanita.Seorang polisi senior mengatakan, banyak pria yang menggunakan pakaian wanita dan masuk ke gerbong wanita. Hal ini dikarenakan wanita lebih banyak membawa barang-barang mahal ketimbang pria. Mereka menggunakan pakaian salawar dan menutupi kepala mereka serta membawa bayi sehingga benar-benar terlihat seperti wanita.Baca juga: Biar Tidak Kecopetan, Yuk Kenali Ciri-Ciri Terduga CopetModus lainn, wanita yang menjadi pencopet tak hanya membawa bayi tetapi juga bepergian berkelompok. Saat jam sibuk salah seorang dari mereka membuka ritsleting tas dan mencari momen yang tepat, kemudian pelaku lainnya dari kelompok itu mengambil barang berharga dan memberikan kepada yang lainnya. Para pencopet ini biasanya naik metro dari stasiun yang hampir kosong dan turun di stasiun yang ramai. Beberapa dari mereka bahkan berkeliaran di atas peron untuk menyerahkan barang curian kepada anggota geng lain.Ponsel dan laptop menduduki daftar barang curian. DCP (metro) Dinesh Kumar Gupta mengatakan tim polisi khusus juga memiliki tugas menganalisis setiap titik di dekat stasiun. Pihak keamanan berupaya memastikan keselamatan wanita di dalam dan di sekitar stasiun.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTingkat Pelecehan Seksual di Udara Meningkat, Dua Maskapai India Perkenalkan “Pink Rows”13/12/2018In “Featured”Curi Mangalsutra, Wanita ini Nekat Lompati Seberang Peron!29/10/2018In “Darat”Istilah ‘Chikan’ Masuk Kamus Internasional Berkat Tingginya Angka Pelecehan Seksual di Kereta Jepang16/05/2018In “Darat”last_img read more