Two of the three NASCAR national series are headed to Pocono Raceway this weekend. The NASCAR Xfinity and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will have two events live-streamed on NASCAR.com/live on Friday, May 31. The events can also be viewed in the NASCAR Mobile App.The NASCAR Xfinity Series is set to kick off the weekend with first practice at 1:05 p.m. ET followed by the Monster Energy Series at 2:05 p.m. ET. Bookmark NASCAR.com/live or go to the NASCAR Mobile App and don’t miss any of the action, as the top drivers return to the track.RELATED: Full Pocono scheduleCommentary from MRN will be available on the live stream.To recap, here is the full schedule of on-track activity being streamed on NASCAR.com:— 1:05 -1:55 p.m. ET: NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice— 2:05-2:55 p.m. ET: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practiceFast Friday will kick off on FS2 and the FOX Sports App at 3 p.m. ET with Xfinity Series final practice. That will be followed by the Monster Energy Series final practice at 4 p.m. ET, also on FS2.Tune in Saturday, June 1 for the Xfinity Series Pocono Green 250 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1/FOX Sports App and Sunday, June 2 for the Monster Energy Series Pocono 400 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1/FOX Sports App.
Police said evidence and witness accounts led to the suspect’s arrest and a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.The Port Arthur Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the case, Meaux said. Authorities had announced the arrest Tuesday evening, only initially identifying the suspect as a 25-year-old Orange resident, accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old.In a release to media, Sgt. Shannon Meaux said police officers were first dispatched to 4023 Brinkman Drive in reference to a disturbance at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday. “Upon arrival and through further investigation, it was determined that a 7-year-old child made an outcry to her mother of a sexual assault that had just occurred,” police said in a release. “The suspect, a 25-year-old Orange resident, fled the scene before officers arrived but later turned himself in at the Port Arthur Police Department.” Police have identified the suspect arrested Tuesday for aggravated sexual assault of a child.Port Arthur Police Department Det. Sadie Guedry announced at approximately 10:50 a.m. Wednesday that Horace Hiawatha Walker, 25, has been charged.
Open Tempo, Inc.,OpenTempo, a healthcare IT company that reduces the cost of providing healthcare by helping hospitals optimize workforce efficiency, is expanding its offices to accommodate its rapidly increasing staff. Between December and January, six new employees were brought on, all based in Vermont.“OpenTempo loves being a Vermont company,” says Brian McNabb, Vice President of Professional Services. “We are able to help the local community by providing green, high-paying jobs while also helping our company’s performance by adding very talented individuals with Vermont values.”The new hires include:Cheryl Medley, Senior Implementation ConsultantLisa McGee, Senior Implementation ConsultantJoe Simpson, Associate Implementation ConsultantStacy Bressette, Associate Education and Documentation SpecialistBen Jenkins, Service AnalystDevin Nasar, Associate Implementation DeveloperTo make room for the new people, OpenTempo is constructing more office space at its existing location in Williston.About OpenTempoOpenTempo specializes in providing workforce management and staff scheduling solutions to hospitals and private medical practices across North America. For more information, please visit www.opentempo.com(link is external).
Part of Somerset Drive in Prairie Village closing for stormwater project. Somerset Drive from 83rd Street to Roe Avenue in Prairie Village will be closed from today, July 31, through the end of September for a stormwater project.Shawnee offering free mulch to residents. Beginning this week, Shawnee is offering free mulch for residents through Sunday, Aug. 11. The double ground mulch came from storm debris that residents dropped off after recent storms. Mulch can be picked up at the southwest corner of Johnson Drive and Renner Road, directly across the street from the Shawnee Justice Center. Vehicles can access the area at 59th Terrace and Renner Road. The site will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The mulch is available to Shawnee residents only. There is no limit to how much a resident can pick-up, but residents must be able to load and haul it off. For more information, call Shawnee Public Works at 913-742-6008.Lenexa woman hoping thief returns backpack with her mother’s ashes in it. Dianne Paris of Lenexa is hoping the person who stole her backpack after breaking into her truck will return her mother’s ashes which were inside the backpack at the time. She was shopping at Legends Outlets on Friday when someone smashed the window of her truck and snatched her backpack, which contained a work laptop and some of her mother’s ashes. The backpack has an Ogio logo on it. Paris is asking anyone who sees the backpack or knows who took it to just drop the ashes off at KCKPD, no questions asked. [Backpack containing ashes of Lenexa woman’s mom stolen from truck at Legends Outlets — WDAF]
With the bump from Fox in the second half, the Gophers (13-10, 5-5) found themselves in the hunt, but anytime Minnesota moved within striking distance, Purdue seemed to get easy points inside to keep the Gophers at bay.“We work on moving the ball around a lot in practice, trying to get that extra pass and making things easy for us instead of taking a tougher shot,” said Purdue junior forward Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, whose 16 points led the Boilermakers on the night.“We made that extra pass tonight and that got their defense moving a lot and we were able to get the ball inside,” she said.Other than those lapses inside, Minnesota’s hard-line defense was a strongpoint as it held the Big Ten’s fourth-leading scorer – Purdue senior guard Katie Gearlds – to just four points.Gophers junior guard Jordan Barnes was an example of that tough defense Thursday as she got her first career start in a Minnesota uniform, taking over the duties of injured senior guard Kelly Roysland.Boilermakers head coach Sharon Versyp said with the way the Gophers have no reason to sulk considering the way they played against her team, especially without Roysland.“Minnesota, being as young as they are and obviously losing Kelly, they should be proud,” she said. “Their intensity and their toughness is incredible. You would not know the kind of youth they have out there, and I think they’ve really grown up.”Coming off the loss to Wisconsin, the young Gophers squad’s ability to compete without Roysland came into question. Borton said her team took a giant step tonight and proved they can play with any team in the country.“I think we have a lot of people who could have played better or done just a little bit more out there tonight,” Borton said. “We lost by three and put ourselves in a position to win against a great team like Purdue with 21 seconds left without (Roysland).“This should give our kids a lot of confidence and keep us headed in the right direction, and we’ll be getting some wins here soon.” Minnesota drops nail-biter to Purdue Paul CordesFebruary 2, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe score of the Minnesota women’s basketball game was close all night but the team could never pull the trigger in its loss to the No. 10 team in the country Thursday at Williams Arena.Purdue escaped with a 58-55 win despite a solid showing by the Gophers.Minnesota certainly had its chance to steal one away from the Boilermakers as the Gophers found themselves down by one point with possession of the ball and less than 35 seconds to play.Sophomore guard Emily Fox, who has been Minnesota’s go-to player for the last five games, was unable to hit either of the two short jump shots she took.The Gophers were then forced to foul three consecutive times before forcing Purdue (20-4 overall, 9-1 Big Ten) into the bonus. The Boilermakers hit their two free throws to close out the game.Even with the loss, Minnesota coach Pam Borton said she was extremely proud of the way her team played against Purdue.“I think our team had great effort. They followed the game plan and they worked extremely hard,” she said. “We made great strides tonight, and we’re heading the right direction.”And despite the two misses, Fox has certainly stood out as one player making big strides. And the second half of Thursday’s game was a sign of that.All 16 of Fox’s points came in the second half as she caught fire, going 2-of-4 from three-point range and 6-of-12 from the field.Fox said she came out of the locker room after halftime knowing she was going to have to do more than she did in the first half, which amounted to just two missed shots.“We just wanted to be more aggressive in the second half,” she said. “First half I wasn’t really looking for my shot because they were all over me. Second half, I knew I had to step up, and my team did a great job of getting me the ball when I had a shot.”
Down in her room on the first floor at Benjamin Banneker Middle School, Clara McDonald might be speedily tossing a bean bag around with her sixth-graders over the next few weeks. And they’ll probably be shouting out author names and parts of speech.Over the 19 years she’s been teaching reading, McDonald, who is known as “Pete” at the Burtonsville, Md., school, has learned a few important lessons about how spring visits her classroom: Sometimes students need to learn in a different way.McDonald might start class at this time of year with “silent speed ball/bean bag” (questions about past lessons are tossed out to each student, too) if she senses they might struggle to sit down and start reading in her windowless classroom.“It helps them burn some of that excess energy and review some of what we’ve covered,” she says. “Sometimes you have to do something a little different toward the end of the year.”The only thing as potent as the first-day excitement that bubbles through schools in the fall is the malaise and distraction and general goofiness that can set in during the warm days of spring, typically attributed to students and teachers weary from a busy year together and a span of brain-numbing spring testing and prep.Jacquelynne Eccles, an educational psychologist at the University of California at Irvine and one of the leading researchers in student motivation, says the end-of-year slump probably isn’t from mental or physical fatigue. Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >
Share on Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest The results showed that the cats were in a more relaxed state (as determined by their lower values for respiratory rate and pupil diameter) under the influence of classical music, with the pop music producing intermediate values. By contrast, the heavy metal music produced the highest values, indicating ‘a more stressful situation’. The clinicians conclude that the use of certain music genres in the surgical theatre may allow a decrease in the dose of anaesthetic agent required, in turn reducing the risk of undesirable side effects and thus promoting patient safety.Dr Carreira and his colleagues plan to continue their studies by looking at the influence of music on other physiological parameters, including cortisol and catecholamines, in dogs as well as cats. In the future, they hope to incorporate more sophisticated techniques, such as functional MRI and electroencephalography, into their investigations. Email According to research published today in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery by veterinary clinicians at the University of Lisbon and a clinic in the nearby town of Barreiro in Portugal, music is likewise beneficial for cats in the surgical environment. But not all music is equal in this respect – cats, it seems, benefit most from classical music.Lead author, Miguel Carreira, explains: ‘In the surgical theatres at the faculty where I teach and at the private veterinary medical centre where I spend my time operating, environmental music is always present, and is an important element in promoting a sense of wellbeing in the team, the animals, and their owners. Different music genres affect individuals in different ways. During consultations I have noticed, for example, that most cats like classical music, particularly George Handel compositions, and become more calm, confident and tolerant throughout the clinical evaluation. After reading about the influence of music on physiological parameters in humans, I decided to design a study protocol to investigate whether music could have any physiological effects on my surgical patients.’The clinicians studied 12 female pet cats undergoing surgery for neutering, and recorded their respiratory rate and pupil diameter at various points to gauge their depth of anaesthesia. The cats, which had been fitted with headphones, were meanwhile exposed to 2 minutes of silence (as a control), followed randomly by 2 minutes each of Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings (Opus 11)’, Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Thorn’ and AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’. Share on Facebook Share
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