Kyle Busch’s Monster Energy Series wins by track

first_img Indianapolis 2  Track Wins  Michigan 1  Dover 2  Fontana 3  Talladega 1 RELATED: Race recap | Pocono resultsKyle Busch crossed off another track on his win list Sunday when he was victorious in the Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway. Busch has won at every track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series except Charlotte Motor Speedway. Here’s a look at Busch’s wins at each track:  Daytona 1  Watkins Glen 2  Homestead 1  Las Vegas 1  Sonoma 2  Texas 2  Pocono 1  Chicago 1  New Hampshire 2  Kansas 1  Atlanta 2  Phoenix 1  Martinsville 1  Bristol 5  Darlington 1  Richmond 4  Kentucky 2  Charlotte 0last_img read more

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The Woman Who Dropkicked a Birthday Cake Is Now Facing Charges For Assaulting an Ice Cream Shop Employee

first_imgDo NOT get in this woman’s way when she’s focused on dessert.46-year-old Tricia Kortes was all over the news back in June when she DROPKICKED a birthday cake at a Kroger grocery store in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.The cake was for her son’s 7th birthday, and apparently she thought they botched it, so she responded like a lunatic.  But we had no idea that was part of a pattern.It turns out that back in July of last year, Tricia was at an ice cream shop in Royal Oak, Michigan and she wanted a flavor of ice cream that uses some famous fudge from Mackinac Island, Michigan . . . but they said they were out.She thought they were lying, and she got so upset that she reached across the counter and HIT an employee on the head.  The girl was bleeding and called the cops, but Tricia ran away before they got there.The crime was unsolved until the birthday cake dropkicking incident, when the staff at the ice cream shop saw the footage . . . and realized it was the same woman.Tricia’s lawyer says she’ll be turning herself in later this week and she’ll most likely be facing assault charges.last_img read more

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Paraguay win Women’s World Cup

first_img22 January 2007Paraguay, playing in the Women’s World Cup of Golf for the first time, stunned the other 21 competing countries at Sun City, to win the event by a big seven-shot margin. The United States finished second, with South Korea in third, and South Africa tied for sixteenth.Paraguay has only six golf courses in the entire country, but the tournament rookies made their mark from the opening round of singles, carding a 69 and a 70 to register a tournament record five-under-par for the opening round.Celeste Troche, who has only conditional non-exempt status on the LPGA Tour, fired a three-under 69 over the Gary Player Country Club course, while Julieta Granada, a rising star on the LPGA, went around in 70.Wire-to-wire victoryIn the alternate foursomes, played on Saturday, the Paraguayans posted a 75, before sealing a convincing wire-to-wire victory on Sunday with a seven-under-par 65 in betterball competition. That left them on nine-under-par 279, well clear of the USA, represented by the experienced duo of Juli Inkster and Pat Hurst.“Hopefully this win will boost golf back home in Paraguay and get the young girls interested,” said Granada, who won the LPGA’s season-ending ADT Championship to pocket a record $1-million.Looking back on her experience at Sun City, Granada said: “The people are so good. The crowds were awesome this week. They were cheering us on and they liked our outfits. It was a lot of fun. And the baboons. I liked the baboons. They are all my friends.”‘The whole resort is just amazing’Troche loved her experience at the world-famous resort. She said: “The hotel was fantastic. I’ve never been in a place like that. The whole resort is just amazing.”The USA’s Inkster, a Golf Hall of Fame member, complemented the South Americans on their victory. “Paraguay deserved to win. They played great three days in a row,” she said.The opening day of singles left the Americans in a hole from which they were unable to recover at they turned in rounds of 74 and 75, which left them 10 shots adrift of the Paraguayans. A 70 in the third round, the best score of any team, pulled them back to within five shots of the winners.South Korea secured third-place on 287 after matching the USA with a final round 67. Their third-round performance, a five-over 77, kept them from passing the Americans.Scotland, runners-up at Sun City in 2006, tied for fourth with Italy.Hosts’ struggleHosts South Africa never managed to mount any sort of challenge after a poor opening round in the singles, with Laurette Maritz posting a 77 and Ashleigh Simon a 78. In the alternate foursomes they combined for a 78 before closing strongly with a 66 in the betterball competition.Assessing South Africa’s showing, Laurette Maritz said: “We tried a bit too hard on the first day. We should have just stayed steady. But we really came back on the final day.”South Africa’s 301 tied them for sixteenth with last year’s champions Sweden and Spain.Results 279 – Paraguay (Troche, Granada) 69-70-75-65286 – United States (Hurst, Inkster) 74-75-70-67287 – Korea (Shin, Young) 71-72-77-67289 – Scotland (McKay, Moodie) 69-76-76-68; Italy (Sergas, Zorzi) 72-73-73-71291 – Australia (Wright, Garrett) 72-76-74-69293 – Taiwan (Hung, Ling) 71-79-77-66294 – Wales (Brewerton, Morgan) 74-74-78-68295 – England (Johnson, Davies) 76-78-74-67296 – New Zealand (Brooky, McKinnon) 72-74-77-73; Finland (Kuosa, Hakkarainen) 74-76-72-74297 – Brazil (Hanneman, Iida) 77-77-72-71299 – France (Nocera, Arricau) 78-79-73-69300 – Japan (Ueda, Moromizato) 77-78-78-67; Denmark (Juul, Tinning) 74-75-83-68301 – South Africa (Maritz, Simon) 77-80-78-66; Spain (Elosegui, Sanchez) 77-78-80-66 308; Sweden ( Alfredsson, Koch) 78-79-81-70313 – Germany (Monke, Simon) 72-93-73-75; Norway (Saether, Skarpnord) 80-80-75-78315 – Ireland (Kavanagh, Coakley) 80-80-80-75339 – Kenya (Njoroge, Naliaka) 81-88-91-79last_img read more

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Letran gets support from San Miguel

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. San Miguel Corporation sports director Alfrancis Chua paid a visit to Letran and sealed the partnership before Letran rector Fr. Clarence Marquez, OP and athletic director Fr. Vic Calvo, OP.Alfrancis Chua, the sports director of San Miguel Corporation and an alumnus of the Colegio (HS Batch 1985), has vowed to help the Letran Sports Program.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingArriba!#WeAreLetran #SiempreArribaPHOTOS | Rector’s Office and Fr. Vic Calvo pic.twitter.com/AcINDu8ojC MOST READ — LETRAN MANILA (@LetranOfficial) February 1, 2018The union, as the school announced, won’t just be limited to the basketball program as the scope will be for all sports.Chua is an alumnus of Letran as he was part of the high school batch of 1985 before going to University of Santo Tomas.The Knights last hoisted the overall NCAA seniors championship in 2010 back in Season 85.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Arum excited for Ancajas’ Top Rank debut Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Photo from Letran Rector’s OfficeIt’s a new era for Colegio de San Juan de Letran.The Muralla-based school announced on Thursday that San Miguel Corporation will lend a helping hand to the Knights’ sports program.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Letran finished sixth in the tally in NCAA Season 92. Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 202:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Creativity hacks for people who think they’re not creative

first_imgFirst of all, stop saying you’re “not creative” – because you’re wrong.Think back to when you were a kid: did you sit blankly looking at walls? Or did you play and draw and sing and lose yourself in your imagination? All of us start out as creative individuals – and then, perhaps when you were very small, a sharp-tongued classmate told you you “weren’t very good at drawing/singing/playing.”Perhaps a well-intentioned teacher told you you “were more left-brained/more of a numbers person.” You – poor, sweet, vulnerable you – decided to clamp down on your own creativity in the face of your own judgment (or the judgment of others). You labeled yourself “uncreative”… and now, when you feel an impulse to create, you despair.You think you can’t do it. Perhaps you feel blocked and stymied and stupid. But the good news is that creative, unimpeded child is still within you, and she/he really wants to do imaginative things! All you have to do is remove a few obstacles to explore that creativity – and 3 easy steps will help you along the way.1. Do something stupidThe primary thing that stops us from accessing our creativity is our capital-J Judgment – our insistence on constantly evaluating (and often rejecting) everything we do.A professor of mine once advised my neurotic, perfectionist undergraduate self to “embrace the suck.” This means that when you find yourself stymied by your own internal editor, you should intentionally TRY to do something bad. Throw objective measures of “quality” out the window, and explore your impulses – odds are you’re not very good at being objective anyway, and the exercise will help you break through your own criticism.If you’re having difficulty accessing your creativity, spend some time pursuing the most stupid, awful ideas possible. Draw a terrible drawing. Write one page of a truly horrible novel. Come up with absurd, unworkable solutions for a problem. WITHIN that terrible, horrible, impossible work, you may find the seeds for a real solution – and at the very least, you’ll sidestep your own self-judgment.Sacrifice your perfectionism on the altar of your creativity for a bit. Do something really stupid.Join a community of creatives (it’s free!)Become a Freelancers Union member2. Do something sillyAnother factor which trips up our creativity is too much pressure – whether it’s internal or external. When our ego is too caught up in doing a creative task Correctly, we tend to clamp down and stress out… and while that can help you to meet deadlines short-term, it’s not conducive to accessing your best unfettered creative ideas in the long-term.Again, children are a good example of this: a kid who’s allowed to play and explore will often automatically make more creative, interesting, imaginative choices than a kid who feels scared, intimidated, or pressured to do well.Free your inner child by doing something silly. Yes, I know how irritatingly New Age that sounds, but trust me – this really works. If you’re staring at a blank page or facing a seemingly unsolvable problem, walk away from it for a bit. Do something nonsensical; your subconscious will keep working on the issue, and you’ll get out of your own way.Dance around your living room – preferably to the bad, bad music you’re ashamed to like. Play a practical joke on a friend. Take yourself out for ice cream in the middle of the day. Do something – ANYthing – absurd to break up your routine. Signal to your brain that it’s okay to try new things, that the pressure is (temporarily) off – you’ll be surprised how many creative solutions pop up when you’re researching whoopee cushions.3. Do something inspiringIf your problem is less functional (“I can’t do this”) than motivational (“I can’t do this because I DON’T WANT TO DO THIS RIGHT NOW”), kickstart your creativity by going back to the source – by actively pursuing that which inspires you.Go to a museum. Check out a really excellent film. Read a fantastic book. Watch a heart-shaking play. Yes, the masters will intimidate you. You may find yourself thinking “I can’t do that. Why even try?” You may feel despair, envy, loss, and pain. But you will FEEL SOMETHING, which you can then use to jumpstart your creative process. You will NOT stand in front of something really beautiful or moving or lovely and feel indifferent. You will have an opinion and an impulse, and you can choose to act upon it.Every creative person (and we are all creative people) feels lost and uninspired sometimes. The key is to focus on the path forward. Channel that emotion – yes, even that jealousy and despair – into your own creative work. None of us is guaranteed a shot at immortality; you may never have somebody stand in front of your painting and weep from frustration. But the great masters, themselves, all stood in front of masterpieces and thought “I can’t do that. Why even try?”… and then they USED that energy to TRY.Every one of us is creative. None of us is “not creative”. Ignore that mean classmate or that teacher; ignore even your own judgment, for a bit. Go out and try.Kate Shea lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @katerone.last_img read more

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Dark Web exposes computer-server data transfer to hackers

first_imgNew York: Cyber criminals now have access to the most-secured data files used to facilitate confidential communication between organisations’ servers and clients’ computers on the Dark Web, say researchers. According to the team from Georgia State University and the University of Surrey, a thriving marketplace for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates exists on a hidden part of the Internet. SSL and TLS are security technology (https protocol) that protects the transfer of data and information between computers and servers. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app Networked machines use keys and SSL/TLS certificates to identify and authenticate themselves when connecting to each other, much like humans employ user names and passwords to go online. According to the researchers, when these certificates are sold on the darknet, they are packaged with a wide range of crimeware that delivers machine identities to cybercriminals who use them to spoof websites, eavesdrop on encrypted traffic, perform attacks and steal sensitive data, among other activities. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails “One very interesting aspect of this research was seeing TLS certificates packaged with wrap-around services — such as Web design services — to give attackers immediate access to high levels of online credibility and trust,” informed lead author David Maimon, Associate Professor in Georgia State. A search of five marketplaces in the darknet uncovered 2,943 mentions for SSL and 75 for TLS. In comparison, there were just 531 mentions for ransomware. It was surprising to discover, he added, how easy and inexpensive it is to acquire extended validation certificates, along with all the documentation needed to create very credible shell companies without any verification information. “This study found clear evidence of the rampant sale of TLS certificates on the Dark Net,” said Kevin Bocek, Vice President of Security and Threat Intelligence for cyber security firm Venafi. “Every organisation should be concerned that the certificates used to establish and maintain trust and privacy on the Internet are being weaponised and sold as commodities to cyber criminals.”last_img read more

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PNB fraud: Mumbai court issues NBW against Nirav Modi’s wife

first_imgMumbai: A special court here on Friday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the wife of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, a key accused in the USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. The warrant against Ami Modi was issued by Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Judge M S Azmi after he took cognisance of the supplementary chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Nirav Modi (48) and other accused a few days ago. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The financial crime probe agency has alleged that Ami Modi used an international bank account to move USD 30 million, suspected to be proceeds of the scam. The funds were used to buy property located in New York’s Central Park, the ED has said. In its supplementary chargesheet, the agency has recorded additional evidences gathered in the case and attachments made. It is understood that the ED has underlined the role of Ami Modi and funds routed by her in the supplementary chargesheet. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe ED had filed the first chargesheet in this case in May last year. According to investigating agencies, Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, in connivance with certain bank officials, allegedly cheated PNB to the tune of Rs 14,000 crore through issuance of fraudulent Letters of Undertaking (LoUs). These LoUs were allegedly issued in a fraudulent manner by a Mumbai branch of the PNB to the group of companies belonging to Nirav Modi since March 2011 till the fraud came to light in January 2018, the agencies have said. Nirav Modi, Choksi and other accused are facing charges under the PMLA Act and the Indian Penal Code in the fraud case which is being probed by multiple agencies, including the ED. According to a UK media report last week, Nirav Modi is currently living in a three-bedroom flat occupying half of a floor of the landmark Centre Point tower block in London, where rent is estimated to cost 17,000 pounds a month.last_img read more

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Autolifter held in Palam

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police on Thursday arrested an auto lifter from the area of Palam Village.With his arrest, four stolen motorcycles were recovered from his possession. Police identified the accused as Kamal, resident of Palam in South West Delhi. Deputy Commissioner of Police Devender Arya said that on March 26, at about 11:30 am they arrested the accused on the basis of secret information. He further said that during sustained interrogation, he confessed his involvements in several other cases. Further on his instance four stolen motorcycles were recovered from his possession. “Accused Kamal Singh Tomer has studied upto 6th class. To earn easy and quick money he started committing vehicle theft, DCP Arya said.last_img read more

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Terror financing: ED attaches Shabir Shah’s family house in Srinagar

first_imgNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached a Srinagar-located asset linked to Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah in connection with a 14-year-old terror funding and money laundering case against him and others, the agency said on Friday.The property is located in Effandi Bagh in the Rawalpora area of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital, and the central probe agency issued a provisional order to attach the asset under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The action is part of a multi-agency crackdown launched by the government against separatists and terror operatives functioning from Kashmir Valley. The ED said the asset is being “held in the name” of Shah’s wife and daughters. The seized asset is valued at Rs 25.8 lakh, the agency said. It added that Shah, currently in judicial custody, is “involved in carrying out illicit activities along with his accomplice Mohd Aslam Wani, who is an activist of banned militant organisation JeM (Jaish-e-Mohammad)”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Shah was using Wani as a carrier for collecting hawala money sent by his Pakistan-based sympathisers through hawala operators…,” the agency said. Records show, the ED said, that this property has been gifted to Shah’s wife and daughters by his sisters-in-law in 2005, which was purchased in their name by his father-in-law in 1999. However, in spite of repeated opportunities given to Shah’s father-in-law and sisters-in-law they failed to justify the sources of fund to acquire the property, the agency claimed. Investigation has also revealed that Shah is the de-facto owner of the property purchased through unexplained source of fund by his father-in-law, it alleged. The ED said its probe revealed that Shah “was in touch with global terrorist Hafeez Sayeed, chief of banned outfit Jamat-ud-Dawa based in Pakistan and that he had been receiving money for carrying out separatist activities in J-K and has acquired various properties through a maze of dubious transactions”. Shah and Wani were arrested by the ED in 2017. Wani was granted bail by a court in January 2019. The case dates back to August 2005 case when the Delhi Police’s special cell arrested Wani (37), an alleged hawala dealer, who had claimed that he had passed on Rs 2.25 crore to Shah.last_img read more

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International Mens Day Conference – November 14th 17th 2016

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 26, 2016 – The Department of Gender Affairs, under Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication will be hosting a Men’s Conference in Grand Turk and Providenciales respectively, commencing November 14 – 17 2016.   The Conference commemorates ‘International Men’s Day’, which will observed on November 19, 2016, under the Theme “Making a Difference for Men and Boys”.This noteworthy occasion is yet another milestone for Gender Affairs, as we seek to engage men of the TCI, by recognizing and reflecting on the contribution, sacrifices and progress made in working together with women to make educational, economic, social growth and developmental advances in our society; as well as highlighting men’s reproductive health.The Guest Speaker for this event is Dr. Umar Johnson, who is an educational diagnostician who specializes in special education issues. He is known most for his work in identifying mis-diagnosed learning disabled and ADHD students.  Dr. Umar has been featured on “News One Now” with Roland Martin, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Bev Smith Show, Breakfast Club and has appeared as a special guest life coach on Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA8). He is also a child therapist and he works with depressed and behaviorally-challenged males.The Department is very excited about this conference, and extends an invitation to all men and boys, to join with us as we pledge our commitment to making a difference.  You are encouraged to attend all or any of the conference sessions, all of which are free of charge.The schedule is as follows:November 14th at 10:00 a.m. North Caicos – North Caicos at Kew Community CentreNovember 15th   at 10:00 a.m. Providenciales – Gustavus Lightbourne Sports ComplexNovember 16th at 10:00 a.m. Grand Turk –  H. J. Robinson High School’s Auditorium Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#boytomen, #internationalmensdaylast_img read more

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