NASCAR Finish Line: Analyzing best Group 2 plays for Atlanta race

first_imgClint BowyerAvg. finish: 4.0 (1)Avg. finish: 19.6 (4)Avg. finish: 19.2 (4)Avg. finish: 20.7 (5)14 The numbers say Busch is the overwhelming pick for Group 2. That said, if you are prioritizing the numbers since NASCAR’s return to racing then a compelling case could be made for Hamlin, who has two victories on the season — including one at Darlington last month. Bowyer’s recent Atlanta numbers make him a sneaky pick who is likely to be less popular among NASCAR Finish Line players, but as the numbers show, he carries a bit more risk with that selection. Surprisingly, the driver that sits second in points — Logano — is a middle-of-the-pack choice based on the numbers we are evaluating.Make sure to get your picks for all the groups as well as the first- and second-place finishes in the NASCAR Finish Line App before Sunday’s race at Atlanta. Kurt BuschAvg. finish: 5.5 (2)Avg. finish: 14.9 (1)Avg. finish: 7.4 (1)Avg. finish: 7.0 (2.5)6.5 Joey LoganoAvg. finish: 14.5 (4)Avg. finish: 17.2 (2)Avg. finish: 12.8 (3)Avg. finish: 12.0 (4)13 Alex BowmanAvg. finish: 17.5 (5)Avg. finish: 23.2 (5)Avg. finish: 21.4 (5)Avg. finish: 7.0 (2.5)17.5center_img Denny HamlinAvg. finish: 7.5 (3)Avg. finish: 17.9 (3)Avg. finish: 10.8 (2)Avg. finish: 4.0 (1)9 NASCAR Finish Line, a free-to-play gaming app from Penn National Gaming, is back with the resumption of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Each week, there will be six groups of five drivers for the upcoming race. Users will predict which driver will finish first among each of the six groups and then the overall race winner and second-place finisher for a chance to win $25,000 if all eight scenarios are correctly selected.RELATED: Download NASCAR Finish LineThe second of six groups for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on FOX/FOX Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) consists of a strong mix of 2020 winners — Joey Logano, Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin — as well as two drivers who have been in the mix at several races — Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer.For a stats look, NASCAR.com has compiled the average finish of the last two races at Atlanta, the drivers’ career average finish at Atlanta, the average finish from the five races since the 2020 season resumed and the average finish from 2020 races on tracks that are considered to have a rougher surface (Auto Club Speedway and both Darlington Raceway races). Atlanta is known to have the roughest surface on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit.PHOTOS: Tracks ranked from smoothest to roughestA points system has been assigned, starting with one point for the best finisher and counting up to six points for the worst finisher. Those numbers were then added up. The lowest total signifies the strongest driver (green), and the highest total represents the weakest driver (red) — in recent years. DriverLast 2 Atlanta races‘1Career Atlantaavg. finishLast five 2020 races (races since season restarted)Three 2020 races on rough surfacesTotallast_img read more

Additional nitrogen capacity and pipeline expansion to be embarked upon in Taiwan

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Hapag Lloyd Extends IPO Deadline amid Subdued Demand

first_imgGerman container shipping company Hapag Lloyd has extended its initial public offering (IPO) by a week to November 3rd, according to Frankfurt stock exchange.Hapag-Lloyd was planning to start trading on Friday. However, as reported by Reuters, the interest in the shares is believed to be subdued, especially following Maersk’s cutting of profit outlook.Despite Maersk’s announcement, Hapag-Lloyd said that its outlook for 2015 remains unchanged.Analysts at Drewry Maritime Equity Research (DMER) have advised investors to subscribe to Hapag-Lloyd’s trimmed IPO, standing at USD 300 million, saying that the German container line has set an attractive price for its shares.Hapag-Lloyd’s price band of EUR 23–EUR 29 per share translates into a 2016 P/B of 0.52x to 0.66x, compared with the average P/B multiple near 1x for the industry peers.Quoting sources familiar with the mater, Reuters said that the price is likely to be set at the lower amount, adding that the possibility of cancelling the offer was not ruled out.The timing and merits of the Hapag-Lloyd’s public offering have been questioned given the prolonged low freight rates and subdued global demand.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

The most famous humanoid robot Pepper has learned a new function….

first_imgProbably the most famous robot in the world, Pepper from the Japanese company SoftBank Robotics, will help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The manufacturers have created a free update for him, thanks to which Pepper will become a guardian wearing veils. As soon as the robot notices that you don’t have it, it will discreetly warn you to put it on. Conversely, if you have it, she will politely thank you.The update was created by the European division of SoftBank Robotics and can be used by practically anyone who owns Pepper. Since its inception, the robot has received a relatively wide use, in various places across the continent you can find it as an assistant with customer support, at a number of stations it serves as an information kiosk, etc. Even one owns Václav Havel Airport in Prague.These are usually enclosed spaces where the obligation to wear veils still applies. Therefore, the use of Pepper as a health guard is directly offered. Thanks to the image recognition technology and sensors located on its body, the robot can analyze up to five faces at once and evaluate whether a person has a veil or not. The faces appear on the tablet that Pepper is equipped with. People with a veil appear in a green circle and the robot thanks them for being exemplary and protecting itself and its surroundings. People without a veil will receive a red circle and a slight admonition to cover their face.Softbank Robotics Europe promises that Pepper does not store any data and can handle even wild veils full of pictures. At the end of each day, the robot sends an analysis of what percentage of people with veils he saw and how much without – information that can help businesses create additional corona measures.last_img read more

Kiltormer to remain in Intermediate for 2020

first_imgIt remains to be seen what format the 2020 Intermediate Hurling Championship will take when the draw takes place next month. The 2019 championship was organised into 2 groups of 7 teams. The 15 teams in the 2020 Intermediate Hurling Championship are: The Galway Hurling Committee have agreed to allow Kiltormer remain in the Intermediate Hurling Championship for 2020. The East Galway Club were relegated to Junior A last season (2019) when they lost out to Kilbeacanty in the Intermediate Championship Relegation Final (see Connacht Tribune headline above). The decision to keep the former All Ireland Club Champions in Intermediate was made at a Hurling committee meeting last week and means that there will be 15 teams in the IHC in 2020. Athenry were promoted to the Intermediate Championship by virtue of winning the Junior A championship. It’s not the first time a team relegated from Intermediate remained in the championship the following season with the likes of Annaghdown and Kilbeacanty among the clubs to benefit in recent years. Abbeyknockmoy, Annaghdown, An Spideal, Athenry, Carnmore, Castlegar, Kilbeacanty, Kilconieron, Killimor, Kiltormer, Meelick-Eyrecourt, Moycullen, Rahoon-Newcastle, Sylane, Turloughmoreprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Public Comments Sought for New I-26 Interchange

first_imgThe N.C. Department of Transportation will be seeking public opinion regarding a proposed new interchange between Interstate 26 and U.S. 74.The project will provide direct connections from I-26 west to U.S. 74 east and from U.S. 74 west to I-26 east. Nearly all work on this project will be completed within existing right of way. The NCDOT is working to complete construction of the interchange improvements prior to the FEI World Equestrian Games being held nearby at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in September 2018.Transportation officials will hold a public meeting from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in the Polk Center Auditorium of the Isothermal Community College to begin a month-long period of collecting comments. The meeting at 1255 West Mills Street in Columbus will allow transportation officials to provide information, answer questions and collect comments regarding this project. The public may attend at any time as there will be no scheduled presentation.An opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting and also may be sent by mail no later than May 25. Contact Kenneth McDowell, Project Engineer, at NCDOT Highway Division 14, 253 Webster Road, Sylva, N.C. 28770 or (828) 586-2141 or [email protected] for more information.Information and materials can be viewed as they become available at www.NCDOT.gov/projects/public meetingsNCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in the meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins, Human Environment Section at [email protected] or at (919) 707-6085 as easy as possible to make arrangements.NCDOT will provide interpretive services upon request for people who do not speak English or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English. Please request services prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.last_img read more

South Africans urged to take the test

first_img1 December 2010As countries across the world commemorate World Aids Day, the South African Medical Association has called on the public to get tested for HIV, and to encourage others to do the same.“We call on the public to continue to be tested and influence others to test for HIV as a routine way of ensuring healthy lifestyle choices, irrespective of status, as HIV and Aids does not discriminate,” SA Medical Association (SAMA) chairman Norman Mabasa said in a statement on Wednesday.In April, President Jacob Zuma launched an HIV, Counselling and Testing campaign, which aims to get 15-million South Africans tested by June 2011.To date, 4.9-million people have reported for counselling and testing in the country’s health facilities.SAMA has also urged all doctors to reaffirm their important role in addressing the epidemic through encouraging all patients to test and be treated if necessary, and to provide ongoing education about the importance of safe sexual practices.“Collective responsibility will reduce the spread of HIV,” Mabasa said.Under the theme “We Are Responsible”, South Africa’s 2010 World Aids Day campaign encourages people to show collective responsibility to encourage and support partners, family and community members to test voluntarily for HIV and to set an example for others by leading healthier lifestyles.Build-up activities for World Aids Day started in November with a series of dialogues between the government and its social partners. These social dialogues will culminate in various Cabinet ministers, deputy ministers, premiers and MECs being deployed to various communities across the country today to discuss ways of reducing new HIV infections.Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who is also chairman of the South African National Aids Council, will lead the way, visiting families and addressing community members and health care workers in Driefontein in Mpumalanga province.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Springbok Sevens lose star forward to injury

first_img11 April 2014With only two tournaments, in Glasgow and London, left on the HSBC World Series schedule, the Springbok Sevens team is in the running to lift the overall title. However, they are going to have to do it without star forward Chris Dry, who has been ruled out of the two events with a back injury.Dry injured his back in the Hong Kong Sevens, his 35th World Series tournament, at the end of March, and on Wednesday the South African Rugby Union confirmed that he would miss the forthcoming events.The Springbok Sevens’ medical team said Dry will be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks. Depending on how his injury responds to treatment, he could possibly recover in time to be considered for the Commonwealth Games in July.Second in the standingsThe Blitzbokke head into the next round of the World Series in Glasgow in second place in the standings, with 129 points, just seven behind leaders, New Zealand.They have appeared in five finals this season already, with those appearances being consecutively, winning in Port Elizabeth and Las Vegas and finishing runner-ups in Dubai, Wellington and Tokyo.Influential playmaker Cecil Afrika is also a doubtful starter for the final two tournaments after he suffered a groin strain in Hong Kong.He is currently busy with a rehabilitation programme at the team’s base in Stellenbosch, where the medical team is monitoring his recovery efforts closely.Positive newsThe two setbacks aside, there was also a good measure of positive news regarding the injury status of four other squad members.Regular captain Kyle Brown is on course to recover fully from the blow to the head and concussion he suffered against France in the opening match in Hong Kong, while Branco du Preez, Seabelo Senatla and Phillip Snyman, who also picked up injuries, should all be fit and available for selection for the important trip to the United Kingdom.Squad announcementSpringbok Sevens’ coach Neil Powell will announce his 12-man squad on Wednesday, 23 April, two days before they fly out to Glasgow.The full training squad resumes its preparations in Stellenbosch on 14 April following a short break.South Africa finished second in the HSBC Sevens World Series in the 2012/13 season, 39 points behind New Zealand. This season, the battle for first place is set to go down to the wire.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Corey May, CFI, LPC Promoted to Director, World Headquarters Business Continuity at Nike

first_imgCorey May, CFI, LPC was appointed director, world headquarters business continuity with Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike. May began his career at Nike in 2009 as a retail manager transitioning to a loss prevention business analyst in 2011, district loss prevention manager in 2013 and most recently as senior manager, global loss prevention operations. He was a non-commissioned officer for the US Navy and holds a bachelor of business degree from University of RedlandsCongratulations Corey! – Sponsor – Information provided by our partners at Loss Prevention Recruiters Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Two decades of Federer, and still going strong

first_imgView comments MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Bencic missed five months of 2017 after undergoing wrist surgery.“She had a tough year after that so it’s nice to see her back in shape as well,” Federer said.Three guaranteed matches in the Hopman Cup’s round robin stages are a perfect preparation for Federer, who also thrives in the relaxed setting of Perth with his family in tow.He will be up against American world number eight Jack Sock in his pool, while he could face Germany’s world number four Alexander Zverev playing in the opposite side of the draw in the final.While Federer is a tour veteran, Zverev’s coming-of-age campaign saw him win five titles and become one of just four men to beat the Swiss great this year, in the Montreal final.His progress up the rankings has marked him out as the most likely of the current crop of youngsters to translate his talent into Grand Slam titles.The tall German had a roller-coaster year at the Slams — a last-16 spot at Wimbledon, but also a first-round loss in Paris, a second-round exit in New York and a third-round defeat to Nadal in Australia.Zverev will partner former world number one Angelique Kerber, and they kick off their Hopman Cup campaign against Belgium’s David Goffin and Elise Mertens.Vasek Pospisil and Eugenie Bouchard are in Canada’s team along with Germany, Belgium and Australia in Pool A.Russia will be represented by Karen Khachanov and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, while Yuichi Sugita and Naomi Osaka are playing for Japan both in Pool B. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Games Napier’s season-high 23 rally Blazers past 76ers LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Federer finished the year at number two in the world behind Spanish rival Rafael Nadal, having started at 16, after a season-leading seven titles, including three Masters at Indian Wells, Miami and Shanghai.It was a sensational season by any standards, but especially as Federer has been playing professional tennis since 1998 — a year when Bill Clinton was president of the United States, and James Cameron’s “Titanic” won 11 Oscars.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingFederer will again partner Belinda Bencic at the Hopman Cup, his only event before launching his Australian Open title defence on January 15.“It’s totally different this time around,” said Federer, whose appearance at the previous edition of the Hopman Cup followed a rare six-month absence as he recovered from injury. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “I had a great off-season. I mean, I did have a good off-season too last year but I just wasn’t sure what to expect.“Now expectations are higher but at the same time I try to remind myself, ‘Just don’t think it’s normal and realistic to aim for the same things I did this year in 2017’.“I’ve got to try and keep it cool, try my best and see what happens — but the preparation’s been good so far.” Relaxed settingFederer and Bencic teamed for the first time at last year’s Hopman Cup, only just missing out on sending Switzerland into the final.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after losing to Belgium’s David Goffin during their men’s singles semi-final match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 18, 2017.David Goffin won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKThe amazing Roger Federer will embark on his 21st professional season when he leads Switzerland in the mixed teams Hopman Cup starting in Perth on Saturday.The 36-year-old Swiss is coming off an extraordinary year where he took his majors tally to 19, with a fifth Australian Open title and a record eighth Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more